First United Methodist Church

Red Wing, Minnesota

Serve

Here are some examples of ministries where you can plug in. Just contact the Pastors if you have an interest. In some cases, you may need to have references checked, or background screening completed if you are asking to volunteer with children, teens or vulnerable adults.

All Families First/Parenting

Our intention is to reach all families and households in Red Wing with support for the healthy growth—spiritually, physically, academically—of every child and teen.

UMW 2016 Mission Team members - Jane Baker, Bertha Tiedeman, 

Margaret Foster, Yvonne Childs, and Lee Gernentz  

Missing are Sue Nelson and Inez Chicquette

Food for Struggling Households and Individuals

We give food to the community food shelf for the families in need in our community and county several times per year. You may contribute food or money through the congregation to sustain households in financial distress.


Meals for community

We volunteer with serving free meals to persons from our community several weeks each month. Volunteers and contributions are always needed


Thanksgiving dinner for everyone

Our congregation hosts a holiday meal on Thanksgiving for anyone who wishes to share in the meal and a time of friendship. We think no one needs to be home alone on a holiday. We love to share and the food is delicious.


Vacation Bible School

We reach out to the children of our church, and also to children and families from the wider community to offer a full week of fun, adventure, care, lunches and spiritual growth each summer. Volunteers are always needed, and we pre-screen and supervise all leaders.


Movies in the Park (Summer)

One Friday evening per month, all summer long, we show family-friendly movies at Central Park for free, and we focus worship on that movie on the Sunday afterward. Families enjoy, but also can reflect with us about the movies. Helpers are needed each time.


Prayer and Care Team

Our Prayer and Care Team, including one or more of our pastors, meets every two weeks to pray for care needs in our church, community, state, nation and world. We also assign pastors and selected volunteers to visit, or call on and provide support to persons or households in need.


Justice, peace, human rights, the environment….

We believe that it is not enough for Christians to offer private works of mercy to persons in distress. In these times, public witness for fairness, safety and opportunity is needed. Sometimes this means influencing government, businesses or others to change the way we address public issues. We are willing to be advocates for the poor, for civil and human rights, and for justice in the land, when that is needed. Perhaps God is calling you to serve not only in private or personal charity, but in public policy, advocacy and organizing?


Witness

We offer relational witness to our own faith and what compels us to do what we do as Christians following Jesus and proclaiming God’s kingdom. We do this in relational ways, listening to others with respect and compassion, while telling our own stories of spiritual experience and faith, too.


Local church support roles

Anyone who is part of a local church knows that there are many support roles to be filled, and we are always grateful to those who take responsibility for the behind-the-scenes tasks: greeting guests, ushering, picking up, assisting teachers, helping in the office, counting and depositing offerings, accepting elected leadership, etc.