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United Women in Faith

The entire program and organization of United Women in Faith focuses on mission.

Our mission initiatives include:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually

  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders

  • Providing transformative educational experiences

  • Organizing for growth & flexibility

  • Working for justice through service & advocacy 

UWF Scholarship
The UWF Scholarship is available to any member or constituent of FUMC who is a high school graduate or adult pursuing higher education during the following year.  Scholarships can be applied to any accredited institute of higher learning (community college, trade school, traditional 4-year college, graduate program, certification programs, etc.). 


Download UWF 2024 Scholarship Application

UWF Meetings
FUMC UMW Potluck Luncheon & General Meetings - 1st Thursdays, 11:45am, Wesley Room (no meetings over the summer)

FUMC Evening Group - 1st Thursdays, 6:30pm, Contact office for location

United Women in Faith page


Resistance Exercise

This is a program for resistance exercise to promote strength and health for seniors.  All seniors are invited Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30-10:30 am.  Dress in comfortable clothing.  All equipment is provided.

Contact the church office for more information.

Resistance Exercise


TThis group is made up of men who enjoy sports and outdoor recreation.  The group typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of each month in members' homes to discuss current issues of interest.  The group also meets for sports or other recreation events.  

God and Sports

Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality and Liturgical Ministers is comprised of the Acolytes, Communion Servers, Greeters, Lay-Readers, and Ushers.  

Acolytes light the Table Candles at the services.  The role is open to youth from 4th grade through high school.

Communion Servers assist the minister with serving the elements of communion (bread, gluten-free bread, and grape juice in a communal cup and individual cups) on the first Sunday of the month at the service time of their choice.

Greeters and Ushers greet at the door, distribute bulletins and new visitor booklets, and welcome new visitors.  They also take up the offering and address any special needs of those in attendance.  Ushers also minister during the week for special events such as memorial services. 
Liturgists assist the minister with worship services, reading the opening prayer, the scripture, praying over our offering and announcing hymns at the service time of their choice.  Scripts are provided in advance.

Radical Hospitality meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:15am.  Attendance at the Radical Hospitality meeting is not required to serve as an acolyte, communion server, greeter/usher or lay-reader.

Radical Hospitality

Faith Explorers

This group is not about what to believe but is instead a springboard for conversation about what's next for those who follow Jesus.  Please join us Monday nights from 7-8:30PM in the Wesley Room. 
Contact Tom Johnson.
Faith Explores

New Beginnings

This group is for women who have lost their spouses.  We pray for and support each other.  We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 11:30am for lunch at different restaurants. Contact Doris Forney or the church office for details.  
New Beginings

Thursday Breakfast Group

A morning breakfast group for couples and singles. 
We meet Thursday mornings at 7AM at the Red Hut Cafe for devotions and discussion. 
Thursday BF Group

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Christian caring ministry to persons in need.  Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who are committed to providing one-on-one, quality care for a person in need.  This might mean listening to and being with a person who is in a time of loneliness, new parenthood, illness, hospitalization, grief or other crisis situation.  For information on how to connect with a Stephen Minister call the church office.

Stephen Ministry Small Group

This is an on-going instructional course meeting in a small group format in order to provide trained lay ministers for one-on-one Christian care as Stephen ministers.  Approval is required to begin the 50 week training.  Contact Rev. Maggie or Marcia Bernard for more information on becoming a Stephen Minister or connecting with a Stephen Minister.
Click here to learn more about Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry

United Methodist Men

Helping men grow in Christ, so others may know Christ"

UMM Men's meetings are currently suspended.

United Methodist Men page
United Methodist Men

tuesday morning mens group

This group meets at 7 AM each Tuesday morning At Red Hut for the purpose of fellowship and Bible study.  This is a great way for men of our church to connect with each other.  It is a great way for new men to become a part of our church.  Each week there is a caring time when the group exchanges prayer requests and prays together.  .  Contact the church office for more information..

Tuesday AM Men

Apoyo Group

This is a Fourth Day mutual support group for those who have gone through the Dias con Cristo program.  Contact the office for details.


Women's Bible Study

We meet once a week to focus on intentional faith development.  The group conduct an informal Bible study (drop-ins welcome!) and meets Thursday mornings in the Jordan Room at 9:15AM.   Contact Terri Gagnier.

Women's Bible Study

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The small group (PSM) knits and crochets shawls for women, lap robes for men and hats for anyone who is ill, bereaved, or suffering any problem.  The group meets twice monthly and focuses on extravagant generosity, and is always open to new members.  Contact Barbara Moss for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tai Chi

This gentle form of exercise brings you to a meditative, prayerful place.  New students are welcome twice a year, watch newsletters and announcements for dates.  Class meets Tuesdays at noon in the Wesley Room.

Tai Chi

Reader's Theater

This group studies classical and contemporary plays with ethical and moral themes and questions. The mission is to present readings of selected plays in the church with advertised invitation to the community.  Contact the church office to join.

Reader's Theater

Elder Care

Each year our Elder Care Team puts together the Community Resource Guide for seniors in Northern Nevada.  The guide is one-of-it's kind for our area, and requested by many local civil and private support providers and individuals.  Each resource is contacted personally each year to confirm contact information and services provided.  It is a huge endeavor of many people. 
The team also maintains a Medical Equipment Loan Program, with a variety of large medical equipment such as walkers, toilet seats, shower chairs and more for individuals with limited mobility or disabilities.  To request a guide, or request equipment, or volunteer to assist with the production of the guide, call the church office.
Elder Care

Cooking for Christ

Cooking for Christ is a group of volunteers 'on call' to care for church family members in times of great upheaval or crisis, such as a death or illness in the family, a new baby, etc., by bringing them home-made, healthy meals.  Call the church office or talk to Paula Winne to join. 
Cooking For Christ

Prayer Chain

Members of the prayer chain receive regular updates and pray for the needs of the church family. 

To request prayer from the prayer chain, fill out the 'prayer needs' on your attendance card on Sunday (mark the prayer 'confidential' if you do not want it announced at service), or email your needs to the church office.  To join the prayer chain, email the church office.
Prayer Chain
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