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Actively Fit

Exercise for seniors – emphasis on agility, grace, strength, and balance. I fell, and I can’t get up! These words are not amusing to us older adults. It can be terrifying to find ourselves down and not able to get up, and embarrassing to find ourselves on the ground, wondering

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Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family program was started in 1988 through our Church & Society Commission as a way to help needy families in our area have a nicer Christmas.  Local agencies are asked to provide basic information about family members including first names, ages, sizes and perhaps a specific item needed or wanted.  

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Adopt-A-Highway

Our Adopt a Highway program cleans up the two-mile stretch of Broadway between Highway 231 and 101st Street two times a year. Everyone 12 years and older is invited and will be supplied safety vests and trash bags.  Volunteers usually meet at TECH Credit Union and bring work gloves at 1

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Adult Sunday School

In charge of regular adult classes.  We currently offer two adult Sunday School classes.  The Explorers Class is led by Sharon Springsteen and does various book studies.  The Good News Class is led by Leslie Essex and uses quarterly curriculum. Member Information Open to any adult.  Interested persons may join

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Alter Guild

Group Description Altar Guild’s task is to care for the altar and its furnishings, playing a part in the worship setting. We prepare for each week making sure the color of the season (white, green, gold, red, blue or purple) is in place on the altar and pulpit. We also prepare

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Assignment Teach Me

Group Description Assignment Teach Me involves volunteers who are partnering with schools in the Crown Point Community. People donate their time (one or more hours per week) and talents (tutoring, reading to young children, helping teachers and office staff with clerical work, etc.) to assist teachers/staff to help children.  Member Information This

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Blessed Bells

Group Description Musical ability helpful but not required.  Play at church services as well as outside events.  Group is open to members, as well as people in the community. Member Information Blessed Bells is open to anybody 8th Grade and older.  Interested persons may join at any time, but should

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Board of Trustees

Group Description The Board of Trustees is responsible for the care and maintenance of church buildings and property Member Information Board members are nominated and elected annually. However, we are always delighted to consider those who are interested and called to be a part of this great group. Meeting Information 3rd

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Buddy Bags

Buddy Bag General Information As many of you know, we are providing weekend supplemental nutrition for the “free lunch” students at MacArthur and Timothy Ball Schools. Each Friday we send home a “Buddy Bag” that contains meals and snacks for Saturday and Sunday. We add a little extra for longer

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Christian Caregivers

Ever received something unexpected?  A gift, a compliment, or maybe just a gesture? How did that make you feel?  What about if you’ve been going through a tough time physically, mentally, or spiritually?  Have you ever felt like no one was there to walk with you or to remind you that

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Christians In Action

Group Description This is a directory of people who are willing and able to help others in our church family as needed in a large variety of areas.  Some examples are transportation, yard work, house work, and minor home repairs. Member Information Open to people of all ages.  Interested persons

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Church & Society

Group Description The purpose of this group is to focus on local missions in Northwest Indiana.  Member Information Open to all. Would love to have new members.  Meeting Information 3rd Sunday of each month, with the exception of June and July. 9:00 am in the Church Parlor Event Information Spring time: 

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Comfort Food

Group Description We collect and freeze meals to have available for persons in temporary need of immediate food.  The ministry was started to ease the burden of the wait time required by food pantries to fill out paperwork and order food before someone can actually pick up the needed food. 

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Confirmation Mentor

Confirmation Description Confirmation is  a process for our youth, from the 8th grade through High School, to become full members of our church. This is a 5 month process of mentoring, group activities, and field trips (mentors are not required to attend activities or field trips.) Through this process, the youth will come to

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Crafty Grannies

  Group Description We are a group of women (though we would be happy to include men) who are mostly over the age of 50, retired, who like to craft!  We have many different skills and abilities.  We have at least two fundraisers throughout the year; a yard sale in

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Disciple Bible Study

  What is Disciple Bible Study? Disciple Bible Study is a program of intensive, disciplined Bible study. Each study group is made up of 12-14 participants led by one or two facilitators. Groups meet weekly for 2.5 hours for 34 weeks. Disciple I, the prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible

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Education Commission

Group Description The Education Commission meets monthly to discuss changes in Christian Education programs and upcoming events or projects. Member Information This group is open to all adults.  Interested persons may join at any time. Meeting Information First Wednesday of each month at 11 am in Room 114, Kimberly Smith’s

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Emmaus

Emmaus Group Description A community of Christians who have completed The Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreat weekend.  The weekend is focused on renewing and empowering leaders of the Christian church.The Emmaus Walk is a three and a half day spiritual renewal retreat held twice a year in our area. We

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Finance Committe

Group Description The job of the finance committee is to identify, perfect, and manage the finance system for the congregation.  The finance system is the processes of raising, managing and dispersing the finances so that the mission and vision of the congregation can be achieved. Member Information If a person

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Friendship Sunday School

Group Description A Sunday School class designed to nurture spiritual growth with adults who have intellectual disabilities. A confirmation class for adults with intellectual disabilities was organized in 2003.  Seven adults joined the church.  Many of these original members have been moved to different group homes out of the area. 

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Funeral Dinners Committee

Group Description Provide a dinner to families of the deceased.  There are three teams who alternate their services to the families. Member Information Open to all adults.  Interested persons can join at any time.

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Greeters

Group Description Our Sunday morning greeters perform the simple, yet vital task of welcoming our congregation and visitors to church each Sunday. All that is required is a smile, a welcoming spirit and a willingness to serve Christ and our church family.  More information can be obtained by clicking the

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HomeBound Ministry

  Group Description: Those involved in our home bound ministries are the heart and hands of Christ for the elderly and home bound of our congregation. Perhaps it is a personal visit or phone call, perhaps it is just a hug or a card, but the ministry they provide is

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Liturgist

Group Description Our liturgists for our traditional services play an important role in leading our worship experiences. Liturgists read scripture, help with communion the first Sunday of each month, and in general help lead and guide worship. Member Information Open to all.  Interested persons may join at any time.

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Marketing Committee

Group Description Our mission is to support ongoing ministries and events at the church and spread the message of our church through a variety of marketing efforts.  Member Information Interested persons may become involved with the Marketing Committee by contacting the committee or the Senior Pastor. Meeting Information As needed

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Medical Equipment Loan Program

Medical Equipment Loan Program Group Description We have used medical equipment for loan to anyone from the church who needs it.  Some available items are walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, toilet seat risers, potty chairs, shower seats, and other miscellaneous items. Member Information Open to all. Volunteer Opportunity Can always use

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Missions Committee

Group Description The Missions Committee exists to distribute mission designated donations to worthwhile and deserving programs.  The committee members learn about various programs and their needs and then assess those needs and how we can best help meet them. Member Information Open to all adults.  Interested persons may join at

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New Beginnings

Group Description: Monthly luncheon with entertaining program.  Participants bring a dish to share, their own place setting, and pay $1.00 for chicken and drinks which are provided.  Day trips, sightseeing trips — lots of activities!  Please join us! Member Information Open to all adults, age 50 and over.  Interested persons

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New Member Class

Our Membership Classes take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the year.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the church and/or interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. The meeting will last approximately one hour.  Membership Class is an informal meeting with Pastor Mark, Bonnie Meyer, and people,

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Outreach & Family Ministries

Group Description This committee oversees the Family Events that are held throughout the year.  It’s an eclectic mix of members.  We plan and carry out the events with the help of volunteers.  This committee also focuses on New Comers and Visitors to ensure that they feel welcome. Member Information Open

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Parish Nurses

Group Description Every 2nd Sunday we offer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.  We also organize a blood drive once a year. Member Information Open to all adults.  Prefer people with some type of medical education. Event Information Annual Blood Drive

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Permanent Endowment/Memorial Committe

Group Description The Committee’s role is to be the stewards for the Permanent Endowment and Memorial Funds held by the First United Methodist Foundation.  Our by-laws list the duties as: Promote giving to the Fund and proper accounting practices to the donor and the church, Recommend all adults have a

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Play & Learn Preschool Board

Group Description Play and Learn Preschool is the preschool ministry of First United Methodist Church.  It offers morning and afternoon sessions for 3 year olds and Pre-K children.  The mission of Play& Learn Preschool is to allow each child to grow physically, emotionally, socially, creatively, cognitively, and spiritually while exploring the

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Praise Team – Freeflow

Group Description We lead the 9:30 am attendees in praise and worship every Sunday.  We also participate in special services and events at our church and throughout Northwest Indiana, as requested. Member Information Senior High Students through adults.  Interested persons may try out for a position at any time. Meeting

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Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of people in our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities,

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Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee Group Description The Alice Jenkins Memorial Scholarship was started in 2006 with an endowment gift of $50,000 from estate of Alice Jenkins, a former school treasurer.  As of 2015, we have received approximately an additional $14,000 in permanent funds for scholarships.  Since its inception, we have awarded 24

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Staff Parish Relations

Staff Parish Relations Group Description The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) along with the Senior Pastor is responsible for coordinating the personnel issues of the staff at First United Methodist Church of Crown Point. The SPRC typically meet 4 to 6 times a year and is responsible for maintaining effective employee relations

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Stephen Ministers

Group Description Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry.  Stephen Ministry has trained and empowered congregation members to be lay caregivers. Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people going through tough times. All one must to do receive care from a Stephen Minister is to ask. Simply talk to a pastor

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The Breakfast Club

Group Description: Looking for a place to belong? Many people don’t know where they fit in, unsure of what each group or ministry does and if they will fit in. With The Breakfast Club, it’s that simple… Breakfast (in the back room of Schoops.) Everyone loves breakfast! This is where

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United Methodist Women

Group Description First United Methodist Church of Crown Point’s United Methodist Women (UMW) have five Circles: Peace & Joy Circle, Glory Circle, Love Circle, Susannah Wesley Circle, and Faith & Hope Circle We welcome new members and would love to have you visit and see which Circle meets your needs.  We are there

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Usher Ministry

Usher Ministry Group Description Coordinate ushering services for the Sunday Worship Services, special services and holiday services.  Our goal is for each volunteer to serve on Sundays for  at least 1 month (4-5 Sundays) out of each year.  We have a team for each service: 8 am, 9:30 am, and

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Visual Ministry

Group Description The visual team runs the slides and lighting during the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 services every Sunday. The team member who runs visuals for the 8:00 and 11:00 service begins showing the announcements 15 minutes before service and then runs the visual slides and lighting during service.  They are not required to “prep” any of

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Volunteer Opportunity – Roatan Mission

August 2018 Roatan UpdateOur journey began in 2011 when our first mission team traveled to the tiny island of Roatan, Honduras and worked with Pastor Joe Summers of the Oklahoma Conference. Joe had been working with the Methodist churches on the island for six or seven years and was aware

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Wesley Choir

Group Description 8th grade and older welcome to join!  Musical ear and desire to sing a variety of music is a must.  We rehearse weekly and sing at services (solos, small groups, special selections, etc.)    Choir is open to FUMC members as well as singers from the community.  Instrumentalists are also

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Wise Guys

A social discussion group that meets to drink coffee, eat donuts (if someone brings them!), and ‘solve world problems.’ Member Information Open to men of any age.  Interested persons may join at any time. Meeting Information 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Church Library

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Worship Committee

Group Description Oversees, guides, and coordinates most aspects of worship services and programming including sermon series themes, altar guild, ushers, music, order of worship, special worship events, audio visual displays, bulletin issues, etc. Member Information Members are nominated.   For more information please contact the leader or the church office. Meeting

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Worship Committee Communion

Group Description This is a subgroup of Worship Committee.  Typically, a pastor and three other people are needed for each communion worship service. Member Information Anybody 8th grade and older may serve.

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Young Adults

♦College     ♦Singles     ♦Young MarriedsThere is a place for you here.  We gather weekly for a meal, community, discipleship, and serving.  Check us out – we’d love to have you join us. Member Information Open to all young adults 18+.  Interested persons may join in at any time. Meeting Information We

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