Family Ministries
Leader: Lanida Brophy

The Family Ministry Team of the First United Methodist Church is to provide resources for families so that they might build faith traditions and rituals, receive help in setting priorities with Christ at the center of the home, prayer and devotional time, and to follow practices that allow them to walk with Christ in daily life and to grow in faith with the support of the congregation.

Some of our events include:

     Easter Sunday - Join us for an Easter Egg hunt after the Easter Service.  Don't forget your Easter basket!

     Holland Happening Parade, (last weekend in April) - Volunteers (of all ages) walk in the Holland Happening Parade to promote Vacation Bible School.  Come out and join in the fun!  Contact Erin Tombaugh, 785-447-0682 or Candie Rodgers,
717-965-1357, if you are interested.

     Summer Camp Scholarships - There are scholarships available for church summer camp.  Please let Erin Tombaugh or Candie Rodgers know if you are interested. 

     VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Second Week in August from 9-11:30) - This yearly event is one of the highlights of our Team.  We welcome children, ages 3 years through 5th grade to get a better understanding of God and His many wonders through songs, crafts, story time, and other fun activities.  Registration begins in May.  All children are welcome, regardless of church affiliation.  Contact the church office at 675-2441 for more information.

     Supper Stop - Each year on October 31st we serve soup and sandwiches to the Trick-or-Treaters in our local community from 5-7:30 pm.  There are also lots of fun activities for the kids to do.  Come join us.

     Adventure to Christmas - The First Sunday in Advent features a family potluck meal followed by activities centered around the Advent Season.  Bring the kids and learn the meaning of many of those holiday traditions.

     Christmas Eve Family Worship - December 24th at 5pm