Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ways to serve this spring & summer

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve..." Mark 10:45

Farmville UMC is always buzzing with mission opportunity!  Our biggest event this spring will be Change the World on May 19!  Change the World is a movement to connect United Methodists across the world in service on May 19th, 2012, one weekend-locally and globally.  Lyndsie has been hard at work including our whole community and trying to get other area churches on board!  Our event will be held from 7:30-12:30 with a free lunch to follow.   See below, the mission opportunities we will have available that day!  Feel free to call our office so we can sign you and your family up for one!
Did you know that our church has committed to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity Apostle Build? the Farmville Area Habitat will begin an “Apostle’s Build,” whereby twelve (or more) local churches partner together in raising funds and providing volunteers to build a Habitat house in Prince Edward county. Rich Meiser is leading this effort and can use your help!  He can be reached at 392.8089.  There are things everyone can do from providing snacks & drinks for workers to helping with roofing.  Call Rich and he can match your ability with a project.  You can also find out more about this project by visiting the 

Guess what?  We have a new USDA coordinator for FACES!  Congratulations for Sheila Hight!  The 4th Saturday of each month is the day we ask FUMC volunteers to help at FACES.  If you can help on any 4th Saturday from 7:45-10:30AM please contact Sheila at 392.4886 or!

We have a team leaving for Honduras on Saturday, June 2.  They will be participating in the annual Medical Mission Trip.

We ask that you be in constant prayer for them and the lives that they will touch! 

Those traveling on this trip are:  Linda & Bill Hogan, April & Kate McBride, Patti Wagner, Jen Roller, Kindle Higgins, Pam Evans, Russell Cheatham, Hadley Sporbert, April Shular, Daniel Myers, Kelli Baker, Melissa Nagle & Jessica Cambridge.
 They will return on Sunday, June 10.


Our June Midweek & Mission will be held on Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30PM!  Following a picnic dinner we will begin mission work focused on improvements to our own facility!  Join us for yard work, painting and other various small projects around the church! Reverend Paul Baker & Property Chair, Bill Hogan will be leading this effort.

On July 7 from 7-noon Our Haiti Mission Team will be a part of the 100 mile yard sale.  
We will host a yardsale in our social hall basement.  
You may begin bringing items to donate now and placing them in the shed!
All proceeds will benefit the upcoming Haiti mission trip.

As part of the Farmville District Youth Mission Camp, we will be a host site for dinner and a mission on Sunday, July 15!  Our church will be providing dinner for the youth and we will couple it with our annual Operation Christmas Child ice cream social and shoebox wrapping party!
You can help by bringing in empty shoe boxes, homemade ice cream or dinner items!  Contact Lyndsie Blakely at 392.4686 or Sarah Stokes at 223.8988 for more information.

To end July, Jeff Postans will be leading the Summer Mission Trip to Alabama.  We are still in need of a few team members.  Contact Jeff if you can attend at
check out the video from the last mission trip to Alabama

We hope you find something in missions to get passionate about this spring and summer!  Contact us at or 392.4686 to learn more about these and other mission opportunities!