MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir is open to all singers ages 12+. We rehearse at least one a week and sing three out of four Sundays in the choir loft. Our purpose is to worship the Lord through music in a variety of different styles. We sing from hymns to southern style spirituals! Please feel free to come in during a rehearsal to watch or even participate for a Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to contact Hailey at ackerman.ha@gmail.com

 

Handbell Choir

The handbell choir is a great way to be a part of a team while doing much individual work. This choir plays once a month and rehearses once a week in the sanctuary. We work each week to take our bells and ring them to worship the Lord.

Common Union

Common Union is the contemporary worship praise team.  They practice once a week and perform on Sundays.  The repertoire of this group consists of traditional hymns to the newest releases of Christian music.  This group is composed of vocalists, and common worship team instruments (drums, guitar, bass, and auxiliary percussion).  If you would like more information about joining this group, please contact the church office.

For any more information about the wonderful choirs please feel free to contact choir director

Hailey Ackerman at Ackerman.ha@gmail.com 
 
 

Simple Abundance

The Ladies of Simple Abundance came to be a part of FUMC several years ago when a book called Simple Abundance – A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach came with one of us to be used as a devotional. The author had a way of gently and spiritually reviving the soul and reminding us to find JOY in the simple things that many times get overlooked in our daily hurry-up. Since our official naming of the group, Simple Abundance, we have had the opportunity to enjoy many missions that God has put in our path.  Quarterly meetings are time to get together and share our blessings over fellowship and laughter, prayer and praise, bible study and book studies, over prayer shawls and discussing the needs of our congregation. Some of our missions include the Cookie Walk in early December that has proven to be a hit with the congregation as well as the public. Our outreach through baked goods and feeding the soul does not end there. We are actively participating in Tuesday Nite Dinners which is a weekly outreach ministry at FUMC for anyone in need of fellowship and a meal. And certainly everyone’s favorite activity is our annual women’s retreat where church friends become family and families are blessed to have their mom, wife, mother, sister, aunt or grandmother refreshed and renewed with an ever growing Circle of Friends that provide unconditional love and support. If you are weathering storms alone, or just need some monthly ‘girlfriend time” please join us and feel the love of God working in all of us as He prepares us to live happily ever after, simply and abundantly.

United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
 
UMW holds one Roast Beef Dinner a year.  We also host/support/participate in:
 
 
All women are welcome to join.  We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month (Sept. – May) at 10 AM.
 

United Methodist Men

Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

The goal of United Methodist Men is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.

Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Opportunities for participation include the diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage in the process of spiritual growth.

Currently the men of Fields participate different study topics or work projects around the church.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one, confidential Christian caregiving ministry.  Stephen Ministers seek to be a living presence of Christ, to all persons in our community.  A Stephen Minister is a trained, lay, caregiver that offers God’s love and plants seeds of HOPE and HEALING in the lives of those experiencing difficulties.  Stephen Ministers meet with their care receiver regularly, usually weekly.  Stephen ministers, listen, encourage, support, pray and walk beside their care receivers as they deal with various life situations that can be stressful.  Through these caring, Christian relationships, God brings forth new life and renewed faith in BOTH the care receiver and the Stephen Minister!  If you, or someone you know, is in need of a trustworthy person able to listen, share and care for them, with Christian love, please tell them about Stephen Ministry or let a Stephen Minister, Stephen Leader or the Pastor know.

Let us “…serve one another in love.”

~ Galatians 5:13

 

Request a Stephen Minister or more information:

 

Missions Committee

 
Supports:
 
We Do:
Annual Mission Trip
Collect Cans & Used Ink Cartridges
Collect Soup Labels
Collect Food for Food Pantries
Offer Various Mission Opportunites
Assist With Tuesday Nite Dinner
Volunteer at Local Missions
Sponsor Local Crop Walk
Annual Craft Bazaar
Annual Rummage Sale

Young @ Heart Fellowship

 
Are you 55+ and retired?  Then come join us for food, fun and fellowship.  Be a part of the Young @ Heart Group!
 
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Some of the  activities that we have enjoyed together in the past:
 
  • Road trips to Amish Country, Lake Erie Islands, Sauder    Village, etc.
  • Holiday Luncheons
  • Annual Pajama Party
  • Annual Bocce Tournament
  • Annual World Series Tournament
  • Lunches with games and speakers
 
Come join us for all the fun!!
 

IGNITE YOUTH GROUP

 
Beth Moomaw, Youth Group Leader  
 

Ignite youth culture is the youth fellowship of Fields United Methodist Church, open to all youth in grades 6-12. Ignite aims to be a place where youth can come to be themselves and have time together laughing, fellowshipping and growing in relationship with God and each other. We aim to have a great time while we actively live out the word of God through our actions and interactions. Some of the activities you might find Ignite up to include: Bon fires, Search for the Christ Child, Winter Retreats, working at the Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland, Scavenger Hunts, Project Feed, working at the Twice Blessed Free Store, participating in Sunday Worship, Game Night, Tuesday Night Dinner, attending Youth Annual Conference and much, much more!  

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