What's happening at First UMC in Wilson?

Keep an eye on this page for frequent updates about what's happening around our church as well as news about the North Carolina Conference!

Drive - By Live nativity

Experience the Christmas story through our second annual drive-by nativity on December 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM around the perimeter of First UMC on Pine and Green Streets! More details to follow!

Youth Christmas Party

We are so excited to celebrate Christmas with our youth again this year with a progressive dinner.  Our high schoolers will meet at the Eagle Farm Clubhouse for appetizers, come to the church for dinner and a silly sock exchange, and then go to the Berry house for dessert. Our middle schoolers will meet at the Satterfield house, join the high schoolers at the church for dinner and the silly sock exchange, and then head to the Eagle Farm Clubhouse for dessert.

We ask all youth bring hats, gloves, and/or socks as a gift for our neighborhood friends in need. They will be passed out on Christmas Day along with a warm blanket provided by the church.

We would love to see all of our youth there to celebrate the birth of Jesus and our time together this year!

ALl Children are invited!

Join us on Saturday, December 11 at 10am in Asbury Hall for a birthday party for Jesus! Children will rotate between several different areas to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, make a craft for nursing home members, and celebrate the birth of Jesus by wrapping gifts for those in need. We will also share the Christmas story.

Pecans are in!

UMW Pecans are still available!

The United Methodist Women will be selling pecans Sunday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 5 in the atrium from 10am to 11am (between worship services.)

Pecan Halves and Pecan Pieces (16 oz bags for $14)
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (8 oz gift bags for $8)
Roasted and Salted Pecans  (12 oz gift bags for $12)
Orders may also be placed by calling Julia Batts at 919-305-7057.
Thank you for your support!

Pecan Sellers: You may drop off payments on Monday, November 29 between 12PM and 3PM in the church library. Please note that pecans will not be sold during this time.

CHristmas Gifting

Our Mission and Outreach team is collecting winter hats, gloves, and socks for our annual Christmas Gifting on December 25th.  You may place your donated items in the blue bins in the hall across from the church office. If you are interested in helping sort these items on December 20th (time TBD) and/or handing them out on Christmas Day from 11:30am-1:00pm please contact Alysun Skinner by calling or texting 252-399-9129 or emailing alysunskinner1@gmail.com

Called Charge Conference Scheduled

A called Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the purposes of approving or disapproving the proposed settlement of a federal suit against the Boy Scouts of America and The United Methodist Church. This suit impacts our denomination and First United Methodist Church as we have been and are sponsors of a Boy Scouts of America charter.

The Conference will begin with a general session including many churches from the Capital District where information will be shared about the resolution and a recommended plan of action offered. Each church’s representatives will then go to a breakout room to vote. Everyone is invited to attend. All Church Council members are voting members of this called Charge Conference.

This is the link to join the Zoom meeting:

https://nccumc.zoom.us/j/95250098185?pwd=cmJ4aE9GRVBNSG1adzNFOEk0MkMw Zz09

Meeting ID: 952 5009 8185

Passcode: 085611

Pledge Card return

The stewardship committee requests you prayerfully complete your pledge card and return them to the church office. Pledge cards can also be completed online at the following link.

Pledge Card

Peace lights

It's time to get ready for the 2021 Peace Lights Tree to light up the FUMC Courtyard for the upcoming Christmas Season. The UMW Peace Lights Project 2021 invites you to honor loved ones and special friends who have touched your life with the light and love of Christ. Proceeds from this annual event will support global and local missions and charities of the United Methodist
Women here at FUMC. The Peace Lights Brochure, listing all donors and recipients, will be mailed on December 16th. You may complete the form below and send your donation in to the church or pick up a form at the church office.

Peace Lights Form

November 2021 Missionary update

Giving Thanks
The longer I live in El Salvador, the more I see God’s beautiful signs of the changing seasons. Being a North Carolina girl, I have been spoiled by having the best of all four seasons. Here in El Salvador, we are completing the rainy season and entering the dry season. This changing of seasons provides some of the best weather that El Salvador has to offer. Beautiful sunny days that aren’t too hot, gentle afternoon breezes, and gorgeous sunsets all display God’s glory in creation.
This Thanksgiving my family has so much to be thankful for; most importantly our health and togetherness. We are also thankful for the opportunities that the Lord provides for us to serve Him and His people. This is a wonderful gift that we do not take for granted. Thank you for your support of my ministry and my family. The salary support that you send to me through Global Ministries means that we can serve without worry about how we will pay the bills and put food on the table. It means that we can be generous with our time, service, tithes, and offerings in thanksgiving to God. It means that we can help a friend in need unexpectedly. It means that we as a family have access to good medical service, good education, and a safe and comfortable home to rest when we are able. Thank you for helping to provide these securities in our lives. We pray that we are good stewards with the blessings that God gives us and that we share generously with others that He places in our path. We also pray that God’s blessings will be abundant in your life this Thanksgiving season.
Christmas Planning – Navidad con Jesus
As December approaches I’m so excited about a special children’s ministry program that the Lord has placed on my heart. It’s a combined effort between Christian Education, The Bishop’s Office, and the Conference Youth of the Evangelical Methodist Church in El Salvador. We are planning three incredible days of evangelism for the children in the 13 Methodist Churches in El Salvador. Conference youth will help support these events with worship leadership and dramatizations. Local churches will support these events by inviting children, hosting the children, and providing refreshments and follow-up activities. In three days, we are hoping to bless 700 children with the gospel message and a special Christmas gift as a sign of God’s incredible love. I can’t wait to show you some photos of the events. If you are interested in knowing how you or your church can support these events, please contact me through email and I am happy to send more information.
Women’s Online Bible Study Opportunity (In English)
One of the ways I refill my spiritual tank is through Bible Study Fellowship, an international Bible Study ministry. I serve as an online discussion group leader and our group currently has room to add one or two more women. If you are looking to join an online Bible Study, I encourage you to consider joining BSF and being a part of my online group. We are currently studying the book of Matthew. Drop me a message through email or WhatsApp if you would like more information.