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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 during Community Dinner and/or when needed)
 
Year Round
  • Collections for:
    • Clothing, shoes, socks & underwear for our Community Clothes Closet
    • Packaged food for Gleaners
    • Toiletries
  • HELP Fund (Pastor’s discretionary assistance for human needs)
  • Teddy Bear Ministry (support for those in grief/need)
 
Some, but not all, of these Missions and Ministries are on hold or have taken on a different form during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are attempting, with God’s help, to do as much as we can while observing safe protocols for the good of all. We look forward to resuming our many ministries sometime during 2021.
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 the neighborhood and deep-cleaning our facility.
Summer
  • Green Cruise: Blessing of the Bicycles (Aug. 10)
  • Green Dream, a Dream Cruise special event; (Aug. 17) free picnic lunch (donations welcome), display of electric and hybrid cars, live feed from our solar array, viewing area for the Dream Cruise
Fall
 
Winter
  • Fair Trade Coffee/Tea/Candy/Crafts Sales
  • Advent Festival
  • Mitten Tree Ministry
  • Cookie Ministry (provide & deliver at Christmas to those working Christmas Eve)
  •  Christmas Day Open House
  • South Oakland Shelter (providing housing, meals and transportation for homeless families/individuals)
  • Teddy Bear Sunday (Feb.)