First United Methodist Church members express Christianity in service to others via local community involvement.
Coat and Blanket Drive
Hundreds of items are donated for the annual coat and blanket drive and are given to those in need on a daily basis. Sponsored by the Finance Committee. Contact the church at 343-7511.
CROP Walk is held annually in October and benefits the Boise area as well as hunger initiatives all over the world. The 10K walk seeks walkers and sponsors and is ecumenical with a community spirit. Help organize and publicize our Cathedral of the Rockies team. Contact: Darryl Wenner 343-7438.
Cindy Todeschi, Director of Outreach 343-7511 ext. 253. Join in outreach projects once a month, usually on a Saturday. Serve in the community where the need is greatest.
|Sunday at 5pm and 6pm on the third Thursday of each month, meals are provided for people in need. We serve from 50 to 100 people. A team of volunteers take turns being the lead cook(s) for a meal each month, and rely on additional volunteers to help with final preparations, serving and cleanup.The helpers work from 4-6pm on Sunday afternoons and 5-7pm on the third Thursday. Coordinator: Elinor Chehey, 343-8018 Friendship Feast Thanksgiving Film Fest: Cindy Todeschi 343-7511 ext. 253|
The Green Team’s mission is to celebrate and preserve the wonders of God’s creation through recycling, offering training and education and sponsoring Earth Day activities and the pet blessing service each October. Coordinator: Sue Walker 376-4359
Baby Needs Closet
Our “Baby Needs” ministry sponsored by Mom’s Morning Break, provides for those in our community who are less fortunate, the necessities needed for infants and small children. Coordinator: Stephanie Carlson 343-7511
Habitat for Humanity
|This home was completed January 2008 and is a tangible testimony to volunteers in our congregation who worked, prepared lunches and raised funds to complete this home. Coordinator: Ken Wood, 377-4187 or Pat Pierose, 345-9185. If you would like to participate in Habitat for Humanity efforts with members of our church, watch for FaithWork opportunities approximately twice a year.|
Christmas Food Boxes
Two weeks before Christmas, food is purchased for 225 families in need and volunteers are required to give financial support, assemble and deliver these treasured food boxes.
Hundreds of mittens, scarves, and gloves of all sizes are donated during November and December to be given to those in need. Sponsored by United Methodist Women. Coordinator: United Methodist Women 343-7511.
Food Pantry Lunch Bag Ministry
Peru Mission Trips
Make a difference in the lives of people of Peru and Bolivia and see that part of the world at the same time. Work with Volunteers in Mission in the Methodist Church on trips that focus on health, construction, education or ministry. Coordinator: Bev and Scott Pressman, UMVIM District Coordinators: 208.325-3003.
A church-wide participation to provide a family-friendly Thanksgiving dinner served in the Fellowship Hall the Sunday after Thanksgiving. An invitation to attend is extended to all low income families in the community along with our church family and our neighbors. Coordinator: Elinor Chehey: 343-8018.
“Special Delivery” Ministry
Make blankets for the newest members of our church family. Can you share your gifts and talents for knitting, sewing, or crocheting? Coordinator: Beth Popish 343-7511.
Good Sam Ministry
Volunteers bring home-baked cookies, toiletries or they are available to visit with and pray with our less fortunate neighbors who come for assistance every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Coordinator: Stephanie Carlson 343-7511.
Cathedral of the Rockies coffee mugs are delivered to first time visitors each week after Sunday worship. Mugs are left on the doorstep if people aren’t home. If you would like to be a “mugger” for this very important ministry of hospitality, let us know! Coordinator: Cindy Todeschi, Director of Outreach.
Hospitality Desk Volunteers
Be the first face that visitors greet at our church during the week or on Sunday mornings. Answer the phones, answer questions about our programs and ministries, some clerical skills, and assist the less fortunate who come seeking assistance. Coordinators (weekday): Beth Popish and Stephanie Carlson and (Sunday): Sue Walker.
Art Ministry Coordinator: Anne Johnson, 333.9967 Boy Scouts Coordinator: Christine Dwello, 850-4990 Camp & Retreat Coordinator: Yvonne Georgeson, 208.322.3845 Girl Scouts Coordinator: Lori Graber, 208.342.7639 20′s 30′sYoung Adults
40′s 50′s & 60′s Singles
Coordinator for dances: Arlene Eidemiller, 939.0473 Sunday Morning 8:45am Group: Jackie Hiaring See also Singles.