Join One of the Many Ministries of First United Church!
If you are interested in one or more of these ministries, please email admin@FUMCnaples.org for more information.

Music

Our music program at FUMC is growing! Music has long been a vital part of worship at First United Methodist Church, and allows you to use your talents to the glory of God!

Sanctuary Choir

Do you love to sing? Join the Sanctuary Choir for rehearsal every Thursday afternoon at 2:20pm in the choir room. The Sanctuary Choir leads the congregation in hymn singing and provides anthems, offertories and special music at the 10:15 service most Sundays (November - May). You do not need to read music; your enthusiasm and willingness to serve the church in this capacity is more important. Email Dr. Karen Click at karenclick@gmail.com for additional information.

Handbell Choir (Coming Soon!)

Are you interested in joining the Handbell Choir? We are starting it up again, but we need 11 ringers to cover 1-1/2 octaves of bells. The ability to read music is important, but not entirely essential. If you are interested in being a part of this new group, please email Dr. Karen Click at karenclick@gmail.com

 

 

Meal Packing Ministry

First United Methodist has partnered with Meals of Hope to pack food for those in need. Every other week we pack non-perishable food in our social hall for hungry families in our community. Food insecurity is a major concern with the increased cost of food today. Since we started this program in December of 2020, we have packed over 440,000 meals for those receiving food from Meals of Hope food pantry! This is an easy and fun way to give back to the community while meeting people as you pack. It only takes 1.5 hours for 10 volunteers to pack  every other week. Please contact Jaimie Dandridge at Admin@fumcnaples.org if you are interested in volunteering (All are welcome. You don't need to be a church attender to participate.)

 

United Methodist Women (United Women of Faith)

Various Days | Onsite & Offsite: Meet monthly (1st Tuesday of each month) in small groups & meetings, which include Bible study, fellowship, local and worldwide missions. Open to all women.

Soul Sisters

Various Days | Onsite & Offsite: Meets in small groups & meetings, which include Bible study, fellowship, local and worldwide missions. Soul Sisters meets to emphasize Scripture study and discussion of the relevance of God's Word in our daily walk of faith.  All women are welcome to join. For additional information, please contact Pam Kennedy at pwkennedy4@comcast.net or Deanna Hartigan.

Book and Bible Studies

6 week book studies are offered throughout the year. They are offered both in person or online. Please check the Eblast for meeting details.

In Person and Online Bible Studies

Children's Sunday School

Sunday 10:30 am | Classroom 103: Our children stay with their families in the beginning of our worship service. They proceed to their Sunday School Class, after the Children's Moment during worship. Our Children's Sunday School offers a place where our younger disciples will hear the word of God through Bible stories, followed by age-appropriate crafts, and activities. The hour is wrapped up with fellowship and joyful fun as friends join together in play. You may pick up your children afterwards in Classroom 103, behind the sanctuary.

Card Ministry

There are many ways to serve and appreciate the local community; including sending a simple card.  Our congregation has written cards to 72 Naples police officers, 49 Naples firefighters., 16 Naples paramedics and EMTs and the homebound of our church.

Two women writing cards to send for First UMC of Naples

A fire fighter poses with his gift from First UMC of Naples

Altar Flower Ministry

Every Sunday, there are beautiful flowers on the altar. We like to share that beauty and brighten the days of people who serve the local community by donating the altar flowers.  Neighborhood Health Clinic, NCH, Grace Place, Boys and Girls Club and many more have received our lovely arrangements.

Hospital employees posing with their bouquet from First UMC

Men's Breakfast Group

All FUMC men are invited to a monthly breakfast for fellowship and prayer. Please refer to the weekly Eblast for detailed information.

Wesley Youth Program (Coming Soon)

All youth (Middle and High School students) are invited to participate in the re-energized program. Field trips, summer camp, fellowship, and faith formation are the basis for this program. More information is coming soon!