First United Methodist Church
     LaPorte, Indiana




Fellowship and Education

*Choirs, Alpha handbell choir, 5-6pm Tuesday
Gloria handbell choir, 6-7pm Tuesday
Winds of Worship, pm Tuesday
Cherubs choir, ages 3-6, 4:30-5pm Wednesday
Father's Angels choir, ages 7-14, 5-5:30pm Wednesday
Praise Team, 5:30pm Wednesday
Praise choir, 5:45-6:45pm Wednesday
Chancel choir, 7-8:30pm Wednesday

*Discovery Days Preschool, a ministry of this church.

*UMW, United Methodist Women.  Abigail Circle, and Wesley Ann Circle.

*Newcomers, welcome new members and visitors to the church.

*UMM, United Methodist Men, monthly dinner meetings for fellowship, discipleship and mission.  Dinner at 5:30pm, adjournment at 7pm. 

*Audio tape ministry for shut-ins, tapes of Sunday morning worship delivered to shut-ins.

*Parish Shepherds, a group providing congregational care.
*Winds of Worship, instrumental music group, meets each Tuesday at 7:15pm.   Directed by Rose Mare Dure.

*Junior and Senior High Youth Groups.  6th to 12th graders meet Sunday nights 6-8pm. 

*Praise Team, plans and presents the 9am Contemporary Worship Service.   Practices every Wednesday at 5:30pm.


Board of Trustees  Meets first Monday of the month at 6:30pm to oversee the physical property of the church (the church building and two parsonages)

Finance  Meets third Monday of the month at 6:30pm.  Assists in raising funds for the church and oversees the distribution of those funds.

Pastor Staff Parish Relations  Meets with pastors to look at the progress and direction of the congregation, and acts as a liaison between the pastors and the congregation.

Nominating  Meets as needed to find members to fill vacancies on all boards and committees.

Worship  Oversees all aspects of worship within the local church including finding communion stewards, ushers and sound engineers.

Mission Commission  Updates the local congregation on the denomination's mission efforts and mission support.

Endowment  Oversees the reception and dispersal of endowment funds.

Education  Works with the Director of Christian Education to implement new programs and Sunday school classes.  Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:15pm.

Church Council  Meets third Tuesday of alternating months at 6:30pm.  Includes members of staff, plus delegates from other boards and committees.

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