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Where Can I Serve?
One of the most important values of this congregation is to actively work in serving others directly while we also work to create a more just and peaceful world through our worldwide United Methodist Church connection. We are involved in a variety of local mission projects year round and invite you to join us. Contact the church office, 248-545-4467, ferndalefirstumc@ameritech.net to get involved.
 
Monthly
 
FREE Community Dinner
The last Wednesday of the month from 6-7 PM we host a free home cooked meal at no cost for anyone in the community.
 

Community Clothes Closet (monthly, cooperatively with Christ the Good Shepherd Old Roman Catholic Church)

 
Year Round
  • Collections for:
    • Clothing, shoes, socks & underwear for Community Clothes Closet
    • Packaged food for Gleaners
    • Prescription bottles & medical supplies for Ferncare Free Clinic
    • Toiletries
  • Help Fund (Pastor’s discretionary assistance for human needs)
  • Teddy Bear Ministry (support for those in grief/need)
Spring
  • Rummage Sale (May) offering hospitality & welcome with low-cost items
  • “Spruce & Boost” (May) in conjunction with “Clean the Ferndale Up” planting flowers, cleaning our corner of hte neighborhood and deep-cleaning our facility.
Summer
  • Dream Cruise (Aug.) free picnic lunch, children’s activities and “Blessing of the Vehicles”
Fall
 
Winter
  • Christmas Tree lot (raises funds & goodwill)
  • Fair Trade Coffee/Tea/Candy/Crafts Sales
  • Teddy Bear Sunday (Feb.)
  • Thanksgiving Open House
  • Advent Festival
  • Mitten Tree Ministry
  • Cookie Ministry (provide & deliver at Christmas to those working Christmas Eve)
  •  Christmas Day Open House
  • Winter Break Vacation Bible School
  • South Oakland Shelter (providing housing, meals and transportation for homeless families/individuals)