Click these links for the 2017 Confirmation & Graduation Videos . . .

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Because of the continued desire for spiritual growth through Bible study, we will be offering childcare in the summer on Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm.

Do you have a heart for Jesus and our area youth?  Do you have 2-4 hours a month to invest in the life of a young person?  The Hope Center has launched a new faith-based ministry called B.U.O.Y. (Building Up Our Youth) to partner adult mentors with area youth.  Through B.U.O.Y., mentors will become an encouraging friend to students through one-on-one activities, texts, calls, or notes of encouragement.  A buoy is used to keep someone or something afloat.  Are you being called to do just that?  “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”  Matt 9:37.  The need for male mentors is especially great!   For more information, contact Linda Schwyn by email at or by leaving a message at the Hope Center 937.303.4209.

If you are a parent of a graduating college senior please contact Sharon Swartz at the church office by phone (642-4712) or email ( so we can recognize their achievement.

 May 24th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

You can put the power of faith into action and help save a life.  How?  Give blood!  You may schedule an appointment two ways:  call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code “FirstUMCMarys”.  Blood transfusions are essential for many needs -- blood loss in accidents, after surgery, during cancer or blood disease treatments, and after childbirth.  Join us in the Burnside Family Life Center as we tend to our neighbors in need by giving blood.  For more information, please call Noreen Runyan, Health And Wellness Chair, at (937) 243-2242.

We will be meeting on May 24th at 6:00 pm to go over our mission trips and summer ministry programs. If you are going on SOS and/or Transformation Zone mission trips, this is a mandatory meeting.

The RSVP deadline has been extended!  Call 645-7618 to sign up!








NEW PATH PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER is a Christian, pro-life ministry. It  will be holding its annual Baby Bottle Campaign between Mother’s Day - May 14th and Father’s Day - June 18th. They are asking you to “Spare Some Change to Help Spare a Life”.  We encourage everyone to participate in this vital ministry. Pick up a bottle for your spare change in the BFLC lobby or sanctuary narthex now.

The Hope Center needs volunteers in several areas, including receptionists, the Community Kitchen (assistant manager), and in their newly renovated clothes closet called Restored 61.  If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact Tisha Miller at

This summer we will offer Sunday School at 9:30 and 11:00 each week for children in Pre-k/3 through 4th grade.  Please note, on Communion Sundays (6/4, 7/2, 8/6), we will walk the children in Kindergarten through 4th grade down to the worship area at the end of the service to participate in Holy Communion with their families.  The children will then stay with their parents through the end of the service. 

SUMMER SERVANTS NEEDED!  We need a small team of servants to serve in June, July and August as coordinators and teachers! You may serve one Sunday, or many…we are grateful for any commitment.  PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE JESUS WITH THE CHILDREN!  If you are interested, please contact