United Methodist Men update



It is with mixed emotions that the Ministry Team has elected to end the formal activities of the United Methodist Men (UMM). In our recent efforts to speak with representatives of each ministry activity, it was clear that the one active member in leadership of UMM felt it best to dissolve the group based on the lack of functioning over several years. We concur in that recommendation and will allow our UMM church charter to expire at the end of its current term.

We remain blessed with a number of opportunities for men to be engaged in church activities. The Bluegrass Concert series will continue to be lead and supported, primarily, by the men of the church. The Wednesday morning Bible study will continue to meet and the recent men’s study on Sunday mornings, though temporary in its initial offering, could well become a more regular part of the Sunday school curriculum. Another missional opportunity that would be well suited for men is the prison ministry. These are just a few options available today, and we hope those will be expanded as the Engage, Connect, Equip, and Send Teams further their work.

We are thankful for the work of UMM over many years in Marysville FUMC and pray that new opportunities for men to engage in fellowship and worship with each other will continue to present themselves.