Gain greater understanding, empathy, and insight for how reentry after incarceration impacts individuals and communities by walking in their shoes. As part of our church’s commitment to be in ministry with people impacted by incarceration, Marysville FUMC will be hosting a Reentry COPE Simulation on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 from 6:30-9:00 pm.
FUMC and community members who want to understand better the challenges and issue facing our friends, families, and neighbors reentering society after being incarcerated are invited to participate. The Reentry edition of the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers a glimpse into the life of individuals and families dealing with all stages of the criminal justice system who live in our community. Participants experience a small part of the obstacles met, the decisions made, and the consequences faced by people in all different circumstances and roles living around us every day. In addition, we will explore how we can work towards a better way for all community stakeholders. Space is limited to 50 participants.
Register online for the Reentry COPE Simulation:
In addition, we need 15-18 Marysville FUMC volunteers to serve in reentry resource roles -- such as school, housing, transportation – during the simulation. Volunteers receive a short training 45 minutes before the simulation begins. A Volunteer Dinner will be provided, as well. Please contact Jill Rodman at if you are interested in volunteering for this interactive simulation or have questions about participating.

Staying Connected in the Busyness of Summer

Our Equip Team has been hard at work putting together some opportunities that your family can do during this summer. 


Dear Church,

Summer is upon us and we have many activities to squeeze into every week of our summer! Many of those activities are traveling from town to town to see family and to participate in various sport-related tournaments. Naturally, the cry of our hearts is to have everyone in church every single Sunday, but that is not always realistic!

So, the Equip Team wants to encourage you to make involvement in the “body of Christ” a priority! There are many ways to remain connected to the “body of Christ” even if your family is miles from your hometown and church! We encourage you to be intentional about not putting your relationship with God on hold in June, July and August. There are many creative ways to learn, grow & worship even when you can’t get to your home church on Sunday.

Please check out the suggestions on the back of this insert for ideas and commit to being spiritually fit… when your family is roaming far from home!



  Attend a church and worship in the town where you are visiting. It is exciting to worship beside other brothers and sisters in Christ that don’t live in your hometown! It is also exciting for churches to receive visitors!


Commit to listening to the sermons you have missed! They are located on our church website and you can even download the outline for deeper study:


Be intentional about sharing mealtime devotions with your family. While you are sharing a meal, use your cell phone to read aloud a devotion and share reflections. A great devotion website: (Devotions on the Go).


Be intentional about discussing with your family the many ways we can be present with God. 2 Corinthians 10:5 reminds us to keep every thought captive to Christ and we need to remind our family members to see, hear and worship God on vacation, in ballparks, in swimming pools, in campgrounds, etc! Take time to praise him in prayer with a heart of gratitude. Playing Christian praise music in your vehicle to and from adventures will also keep your tongues praising God!


Request a Holy Communion “To Go” bag when you know that your family will be missing the first Sunday of the month. The Holy Communion elements will be blessed by Pastor Aaron for this purpose! The bag will come with scripture, prayer and liturgy to read so that you can lead your family in this sacrament when you are missing church. You may request the bag a week in advance by contacting Pastor Peggy:

Download the brochure here! 

Quake & Outbreak 2018 Summer Calendars -- Download Here! 

Quake Summer Activities

Quake is Marysville First United Methodist Church’s programming for exiting 7th to 12th graders where we go out for lots of fun together. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your friends. If the event has an asterisk, then you must pre-register by going to to register for a spot for the event, as spaces are limited. Event registration will close 24 hours before the listed event.


6.3 | AMAZING RACE (6-8pm) A competitive race across Marysville to gather clues and complete challenges as a team. Meet at the church.

6.7 | VBS TRAINING (6-7pm) Learn how to be a VBS rockstar volunteer and get free pizza.

6.9-16 | SOS MISSION TRIP to Memphis, TN.

6.17 | No Quake due to Father’s Day

6.18-22 | Vacation Bible School (9am-noon)

6.24 | NERF WAR (6-8pm) We are transforming the gym into an all-out Nerf War zone where we will play multiple games of Nerf. Make sure to bring your own gun and mark all your bullets with your name in permanent marker.  


7.9-13 | TRANSFORMATION ZONE - local mission trip – no Quake

7.15 | GUYS & GALS NIGHT (6-8 pm) Meet at church and we will head separate directions for some quality time.

*7.20-22 | MYSTERY TRIP – exact times and costs will be released soon. Space is limited. Register online.

7.29 | NIGHT OF WORSHIP (6-8pm) We will have a time of worship and creative prayer stations at the church.


*8.5 | CEDAR POINT (7:50am-12am) $40. Meet in the Sanctuary at 7:50am and we will be home by midnight. We will worship together; bring extra money for the day.

8.19 | PARENT MEETING (5-6pm) and then the first Quake of the school year from 6-8pm.

8.26 | QUAKE 6-8 p.m.

9.9 | BACK TO SCHOOL BASH (6-8pm) - Bring your friends for a fun night. Activity and location will be announced soon.

Burgers & Bibles: Tuesdays @ 11:30pm

Tuesday Lunch Bible Study from 11:30am to 1pm. Meet at designated location.

June 5 - Frisch’s Big Boy

June 26 - McDonald’s @ Mill Valley

July 17 – Burger King @ Mill Valley

July 31 - Culver’s


Outbreak Summer Activities

Outbreak is Marysville First United Methodist Church program for 5th and 6th graders. During the summer we invite exiting 4th graders to join the exiting 5th and 6th graders to our summer activities. We also invited exiting 7th and 8th graders to help lead Outbreak in the summer only. These activities are designed for you to invite your friends. If an event has an asterisk, then you must pre-register by going to to register for a spot for the event, as spaces are limited. Event registration will close 24 hours before the listed event.


6.6 | KICKBALL & ICE CREAM (6:30-8pm) Meet at the church for kickball and ice cream. If it’s nice outside we will go to Eljer Park to play kickball. Church will provide the ice cream.

6.7 | VBS TRAINING (6-7pm) Learn how to be a VBS rockstar volunteer and get free pizza.

6.9-16 | Quake’s SOS MISSION TRIP to Memphis, TN.

6.18-22 | Vacation Bible School (9am-noon)

6.20 | Movie & Pizza After VBS (12-3pm) We will meet after VBS ends and have pizza and watch a movie. Movie will be announced on social media on Tuesday, 6/19. Church will provide the pizza.

6.27 | WATER DAY AT CHURCH (6:30-8pm) Come to church ready to get wet! Don’t forget to wear your swimsuit and bring a towel.


7.4 | No Outbreak – 4th of July

7.8-13 | TRANSFORMATION ZONE - local mission trip. Note: Transformation Zone is only for exiting 5th and 6th grader for half week and exiting 7th-12th graders for full week.

7.18 | MARYSVILLE POOL (6:30-8pm) $5 or pool pass. We will meet in the park outside of the pool at 1pm. Don’t forget to pick up at the same location at 4pm.

7.25 | NERF WAR (6:30-8pm) We are transforming the gym into an all out Nerf War zone where we will play multiple games of Nerf. Make sure to bring your own gun and mark all your bullets with your name in permanent marker.  


*8.1 | ZOOMBEZI BAY (11:00-6:30pm) $15 or pass. Please indicated if you have a pass on the registration page. Bring extra money for snacks, if you desire. If you bring an extra family member, please pay the full ticket price of $21.



Marysville First United Methodist Church

207 S. Court St. Marysville, OH 43040

937-642-4712  |

Memory Verse Prayer Guide
June 2018

This prayer guide is prepared each month to assist you in applying the current month’s memory verse.  You are encouraged to use it in small groups, Sunday school class and as individuals.

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38

Repent and be baptized, every one of you

Heavenly Father, please open our hearts and change the direction of our lives.  We have been selfish and rebellious yet we desire to live our lives pleasing to you.  We choose to repent of everything in our lives that doesn’t reflect our Lord Jesus.  (Pause and pray silently for the forgiveness of your sins and a cleansing of your heart.

We are grateful for our baptism for it identifies us with Jesus and with the community of believers.  Draw us together as faithful disciples.   (Pause and pray silently for your church family naming at least two members by name.) 

In the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins

We turn to You, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We depend on you for forgiveness, mercy, guidance, and purpose.  We are humbled that we can come before the Father in the name of Jesus Christ.  We thank you for loving us.  Amen.

And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit

We receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  May the Spirit purify us that we may represent You in all areas of our lives.  Let us share this gift with the world around us.  Fill us daily with the Holy Spirit and enable us to speak with passion of your forgiveness, grace, and never-ending love.  Thank you Lord.  (Pause to pray silently someone who does not yet know God’s love in a personal way.)  Amen

Father, unleash the power of the Holy Spirit to bring spiritual breakthrough in my life, in our church family, and in our community.  Fill us with humility, unity, and passion.  Let your kingdom come and your will be done.  May the name of Jesus be held in high honor in all that we say and do.  Amen.

Download your own copy here. 

Our 2018 Summer Youth Interns are Here! 

Celebrate Rev Peggy Hoy's Ordination on Sunday, June 10th, from 9:15am-12:30pm, we will have the opportunity to celebrate Pastor Peggy and her Ordination. Please come by the BCR/Cafe for light refreshments, and to love on Pastor Peggy.


In March we are collecting brushes and combs. A collection box is located in the BFLC coat room. If you miss a month, you can drop off that item any month.


Contact Kathy Tit-muss-Smith (937) 243-0192 with questions.

Look at what our Quilter's have been up to: 

Marysville First United Methodist Church


Quilt Donations:


Fall 2016 – 114

March 2017 – 125

Fall 2017 – 86

Care Train Auction of Union County

Central Ohio Homeless Shelter, Marion

Chapel Hill House, Prospect

Comfort Quilts, Memorial Hospital Chemo Therapy Lab

DaVita Dialysis Center

Elementary schools, as needed

Known concerns, church members, etc.

Marysville Police Department

Milford Center Fire Department

Nursing Centers

    Heartland of Marysville (now Prestige Gardens)

    Memorial Gables

    Milcrest (now Monarch)

Pregnancy Care Center

Rainbow Clinic Union County

Red Cross

Turning Point, Marion

CALLING ALL CRAZY, ZANY PEOPLE!!  I know you are out there! Pastor Peggy is seeking to build a Children's Choir Leadership Team of 4-6 adults with a heart to lead children on paths of praise and worship! As  MFUMC is stretching towards the vision of Team based ministry and not exhausting individuals with solo leadership, I feel it is necessary to call forth others to serve in this amazing ministry!  Serving on this team would enable us to rotate in and out of months or seasons and partner with other creative minds. Partners would be responsible for one or two months per year and I would supply resources and training.  Come on church, let's lead these children to the throne of God with song and praise!  Please prayerfully consider serving in the Body of Christ in this manner.   Interested individuals are encourage to email Pastor Peggy at


Mike Truskoski is in need of two new team members to serve on Sunday morning to pick-up and return volunteers to West Central.  Call Mike for more information at (614) 736-1673.