Special Events
From time to time throughout the year, to add a little spice to life, First United Methodist plans special events, not only for our own church family but also for the community at large. These events run the gamut from fun for the young and the young at heart to more serious, thoughtful projects.

Jewish Seder Meal ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Every few years, on Maundy Thursday night, the entire community is invited to participate in an authentic Jewish Seder. Along with the formal Seder Meal, an authentic Jewish Passover meal is served.

Tenebrae ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
On Good Friday evening a worship service based on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross is held in the Sanctuary.  This is a service featuring choral music and scripture readings, ending in darkness.  (Tenebrae means shadows).

Variety Show  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Every so often, the church sponsors a Variety Show, featuring members and friends.  Music, drama, comedy, dance, etc. are the order of the night.  A delicious dinner is prepared by the church hostess and a fun evening is enjoyed by all.

6 Ways 2 Praise Fine Arts Day Camp :::::::::::::
For four days during the month of July, children from a 40 mile radius come to learn how to praise the Lord in different ways. Classes for 2010 will include Musical Movement and Signing, Drama, Visual arts, Choreographed Fitness, and other skills. The Camp is open to all rising 1st –12th grade students. Lunch and a camp tee shirt are included in the cost of $35.00. Scholarships are available.

Live Nativity Scene :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
As a gift to the community, the church presents a Live Nativity Scene before Christmas each year. Church members and live animals stand in the tableau in front of the church, depicting the first Christmas night.

Breakfast With Santa :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Breakfast With Santa is a fund raiser for the United Methodist Children’s Home. On the first Saturday in December Santa Claus arrives at the Zachry center.  Area children come visit and have their picture taken with him and also enjoy Nativity sticker art. Cost includes a full breakfast prepared by the men of the church.