Caring Ministries/Servants’ Roundtable

The Servants’ Roundtable is an umbrella for the ministries serving our congregation and nearby communities.  
See what FUMC is doing and how you can get involved!

For more details on any ministry, please contact the Church Office.

Abba’s AnimalsOur pet and animal rescue ministry collects and delivers pet food & supplies to animal shelters and rescue groups. We hold an annual Blessing of the Animals. We send sympathy cards to grieving pet parents & maintain a Pet Memories Corner garden where they can place memory stones they have painted to honor the memory of their pets. We provide advice about rescue & pet resources and volunteer with rescue organizations. 
Blood DriveWork with the Red Cross to coordinate & host four annual blood drives; October and March in Fellowship Hall and two at the Moorestown Library. 
Card Sending MinistrySend cards once per month to shut-ins and those who are ill. 
Christmas Angel TreeNames of children and gift wishes are provided by a charity. Congregation members purchase & donate the items which are delivered to the designated charity. 
Coffee House Sing-AlongProvides community fellowship with live music and refreshments and, through voluntary contributions, supports local charities. Dates for future Sing-Alongs will be announced. Hopes to do one September 24, 20‘21
Community Thanksgiving DinnerMeet for Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Fellowship Hall from 3:30-6 p.m. 
Crafts for GoodMakes craft items to give to various charities & missions – fleece blankets & scarves for the homeless and foster children; paper boxes filled with candy, cards and lap robes for assisted living centers; fleece-stuffed bears to children in emergency situations through fire & police departments; dog toys for animal shelters; pillowcases & fleece hats for cancer patients & orphanage in Honduras. MLK Day of Service Blankethon. All items are made with a particular organization in mind to receive it.Hope to restart September 2021
4th Tuesday, 7-8:30
Divorce CareMinisters to those experiencing divorce or separation.9/16/21-12/23/21 Thursday 6:30-8:30
FUMC
Door Step MinistryThe Doorstep Ministry is a ‘welcoming’ ministry whose volunteers deliver welcome gift bags to first time attenders who live in the area.  Each colorful bag is assembled with a church coffee mug, magnet, notepad, pencil, and other ‘goodies’, along with a letter of welcome.  Volunteers are notified by email & the bags are delivered to the local resident and then followed up with a phone call. 
First Place for HealthA Christian weight-loss and healthy living program that has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a closer walk with the Lord by addressing the mental, emotional, physical & spiritual parts of the body to create a whole & healthy person.Met Friday 9:30 am
Oct 2020-May 2021
TBD
Food PantryCollects and distributes canned and shelf stable food items which are distributed to three food pantries in the Moorestown area, as well as kept on hand for those in need at FUMC. Donated items may be placed at any time in the white cupboards at the Pleasant Valley entrance, but especially on the first weekend of each month. During the COVID-19 crisis, a box for food pantry items is placed at the Camden Ave entrance.  Items are distributed daily. 
Funeral Luncheon CommitteeFuneral luncheon coordination. 
Family PromiseFUMC acts as a host for one week, four times per year by providing temporary housing for homeless families. The hosting rotates among various churches in the neighboring communities. A sign-up board is hung in the narthex area prior to each hosting which lists volunteer opportunities.Not active at this time
Light HarborVolunteers visit residents at Avista Healthcare in Cherry Hill at 2:30 p.m on the second Sunday of each month to lead a church service with prayer, hymns, reading scripture and sharing experiences. Upper Room devotionals are distributed. Sing-alongs are held four times per year as well as special Christmas and Easter programs.Not active at this time
Martha’s HandsVolunteers prepare meals for church (and sometimes community) members who are ill, following surgery, new baby, or death in the family.  The coordinator contacts the recipient by phone to discuss their needs and diet restrictions, and a schedule template, with these details, is set up using the website TakeThemaMeal.com.  An email to the volunteers is sent with a link to the website, where they can sign up for a date to take a meal.  The volunteer contacts the recipient directly the morning of their date to coordinate delivery. 
My Abba’s HandsOperating under our mission statement of “reaching out to a hurting world through words and actions”, My Abba’s Hands, creates quilted items to give comfort to our congregation and community.Not currently meeting, but still
active. Mtg. TBD
Peach FestivalAnnual festival with all things peaches. Held on the church grounds and Fellowship hall in August. 
Prayer and PilatesEncourages a bit of exercise with a time of prayer.M-W Sept-Apr 5:30-6 Heritage
Room
Stephen MinistryA one-to-one confidential, distinctly Christian lay caring ministry that reaches out to individuals experiencing a difficult time in lifeOne time per month
Thanksgiving Food CollectionSpecific food items are collected and distributed to the local food banks for families in the neighboring communities. 
Unemployed MinistryConnects adults at FUMC and in the community who are unemployed with resources for employment, a positive mental attitude & socialization, and provides outlets that will show them God is indeed in their lives, they are worthy of His love and grace, and He is looking out for them.Variable. Usually monthly at FUMC
Have been meeting virtually one on one