Member Growth and Care

Whether you are considering a visit, becoming a member of the congregation, or are a member in need, First Church reaches out with several ministries and growth opportunities.

Joining First Church

The Member Growth & Care Team coordinates the New Member Class for people interested in becoming members of First Church.  Join us to learn more about the United Methodist denomination and our church community.  For information about the next New Member Class, contact Tracy Meehan (

Caring Ministries

Our Caring Ministries provide love and support to church members during difficult times as well as times of celebration.

Sunshine Card Ministry.  Cards are signed by church members and mailed to those experiencing suffering, loss, or joy.

Grief Ministry. A booklet series, Journeying Through Grief, is sent at intervals throughout the first year following the death of a loved one.

HUGS (Hearts United Giving Service) .   Volunteers are matched with members who cannot attend church and  may include monthly home visits, delivering flowers at Christmas and Easter, and offering homebound Communion.

BeFriender Ministry .   BeFriender volunteers are trained to offer a one-on-one listening presence to others during stressful times in their lives.