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Photo Directory COMING THIS FALL! First UMC is beginning the process of producing a brand new photo directory. Starting Sunday, October 7th , there will be volunteers in the Welcome Center to help you schedule a time and date for your photo session. The photographers will be at the church to take photos on October 29th , 30th and 31st and December 1st . Each family/individual who has a photo taken will receive a copy of the directory when it is completed and a complimentary 8” X10” copy of their photo. Additional photos will be available for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Raymond Dennis Mercy Fund which assists people in crisis.
 The History Team is hosting a reception to introduce Glenn Hohnstreiter’s large format black and white photography. The exhibit will be in the Welcome Center and the Cook Foyer from now through December. Glenn is the talented photographer responsible for the panoramic photo of the sanctuary which hangs in the hall outside the Parlor. In addition, he created the official photograph for Albuquerque’s Tri-Centennial. Glenn’s work is internationally renowned and widely acclaimed.
Photography Exhibit
Community of Hope worships and eats together every Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall (“Old Sanctuary”) of First UMC. Join us for worship, or join us in the kitchen to help serve lunch… or both! Community of Hope
Opportunities to Serve & Get Involved
Hospitality Ministry This newly created ministry area will have its inaugural gathering Sunday, January 21st, at 11:45am (after morning worship). Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Grace Meal This core ministry that has been in place for decades serving lunch every Monday to upwards of 200 people. Opportunities to volunteer abound throughout the morning, during lunch over the noon hour, and we always need some clean-up help after we shut down at 1pm. [Grace Meal will re-open on January 8th.] Studies and Small Groups Intercessory Prayer will continue, but begin earlier at 11:00am on Tuesdays (resuming January 9th). New studies will be led by John Milholland and Pastor Jon Moore, including A Disciple’s Heart and a Pastor-led study of the Book of Revelation. Stay tuned for dates, times, and additional topics. And, As Always, Sunday Morning If you’re a visitor or guest with us, you’re invited to join us on Sunday mornings. We have Sunday School for all ages at 9:15am, and worship at 10:30am. Nursery is provided throughout. And there’s always a donut and a cup of coffee waiting for you!