202 S. East Street, Somerville, Tennessee 38068  901-465-2627 | somervilleumc@gmail.com
Directory of Ministries
Helping Hands Ministry

This ministry is focused on helping our members who have unmet needs because of illness or otherwise unable to accomplish things that need to be done for their comfort and well being.  To do all these important things, we need both finances and volunteers. Volunteers for Helping Hands can contact the church office at 901-465-2627 for more specific information.


Not Too Old (NTO) Club        
To learn more, contact the church office at 901-465-2627

Prayer Ministry

An exciting new ministry has begun here at FUMC.  It is the Prayer Ministry Team.  Leading the PMT is Jeannie  Day.  Jeannie has experienced the power of God’s love through the prayers of others in their lives.  One of their first goals is to network a prayer chain so that we can quickly activate a ministry of prayer across the congregation.  Each Sunday School Class will have a representative who will link the class to the prayer chain.  If you are not in a Sunday School Class but would like to be a part of the prayer chain, please call the church office and leave your name and phone number.
Prayer request cards are being printed which will be available in the back of the pews and at other locations.  There will also be a ministry of writing notes to let people know they are being prayed for.  If you would like to be a part of any of these ministries or have ideas you would like to share with the PMT, please call Jeanne Day at 465-8647 or you can also fill out an online Prayer Request.

Music Ministry
The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church is a vital part of the worship experience.  We invite you to come and join us.  We practice at 7:00 on Wednesday evening.  If God has blessed you with the ability to sing, here is your opportunity to use that ability for His Glory and Praise. Contact Nancy Smith for further information. Chancel Choir Blog:      http://somervilleumcchoir.blogspot.com

United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men meet on the 4th Saturday of the month in Davis Hall.  The meeting starts at 8:00 A.M. For more information contact the church office or Ron Cole at 465-2627

Meal Ministry
Join us in our new ministry of providing meals to people who have been sick in the hospital and provde a meal for the family after the death of an immediate family member.  If you are willing to help or want more information, please contact the church office at 901-465-2627.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The care and love of knitting and crochet have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace.  Many blessings are knitted into every shawl.  The knitter begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient.  Intentions are continued throughout the shawl.  When the shawl is completed it is offered a final ritual before it is sent along its way.  The blessing is rippled from person-to-person with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God! If you are interested in participating in the ministry please contact Patsy Wallace at 901-465-2627

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Communion for the Home-bound:      Visit home-bound and shut-in members to provide Communion.  First Sunday  of the month.  Contact Dan Sutherland to volunteer.
 
Chancel Choir:  Enjoy singing? Enjoy fellowship? Practice on Wednesday nights, 7:00 p.m. Contact Nancy Smith 901-465-2627
 
Musicians:  Do you play the guitar?  The violin?  Wind instruments?  The Drums?  Instrumentalists welcome. Contact Nancy Smith 901-465-2627
 
Safe Sanctuary:    Sign up to be an additional adult with youth and children activities. Sunday’s for Sunday School and Children’s Church. Contact Diane Jones

Feeding Fayette Pantry:  Unload and sort food for the Moscow food bank at Moscow. 4th Monday of the month.  Moscow Food Pantry.  Contact Nancy Leggett
 
Food Sorting and Delivery:  Sort and deliver food for Fayette Food Pantry.  Somerville First United Methodist Church, 4th Monday of the month.  Contact Sylvan Myers  
 
Lead Small Prayer Groups:   Interested in leading small prayer groups within the church.  Pick a day.  Pick a time.  Contact Reverend McDaniel 901-465-2627