July 7, 2021
FUMC Youth Attend BigStuf

BigStuf is a ministry-based summer camp for high school students in Panama City Beach, FL, with a 30-year history. The events at BigStuf are designed to do two things: point students to Jesus, and help them grow in community. Additionally, leaders at BigStuf partner with youth pastors to help the journey continue after they leave. Each year the group comes home with a greater love for God, which they pass on to their friends and family as well as younger youth and adult youth leaders. This year the following youth attended the June 21-25 session: Caroline Carter, Reynolds Cobb, David Daughtry, William Daughtry, Cooper Epps, Davis Epps, Adam Everett, Chandler Lamm, Matthew Mangano, Christian Sawyer, Jillian Schrimper, Darcy Tyndall, and Andrew Williams. The chaperones were Kevin Boudreau, Jill Everett, and Daniel Mullens.
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Our worship service will begin at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday, July 11, 2021. The scripture lessons are Ephesians 1:3-14 and Mark 6:14-29.

We will continue to wear masks, so that we can have congregational singing in a way that is safe. Children wearing masks will come forward for the children’s sermon. 
There are two entrances open at the rear of the sanctuary: Sunset Avenue and the ramp door under the steeple into the narthex (along Church Street). 
Parking is available in the gravel lot south of the church, adjacent to Bulluck Furniture Company.

The flowers on the Sanctuary altar this Sunday are given to the glory of God and in honor of our children and grandchildren, Jason, Karen, Kylie and Mackenzie and in memory of Stephen Ray “Steve” Pernell by Sandy Pernell. 

 All worship services will be livestreamed at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays on 
Horizon/William Whitehead Sunday School Class
The Horizons/William Whitehead Sunday School class
will meet this Sunday, July 11, at 8:45 a.m. in the annex.

Welcome Reception
A welcome reception for Rev. David Joyner and his family will be held Sunday, July 18, under the portico following the worship service. SPRC hopes that the congregation will be able to stop by, introduce themselves and welcome our new lead pastor and his family to First United Methodist Church.
Volunteers Needed

Our Child Care hall numbers are growing, so we need your help! Do you have a love for our littlest of friends and a willingness to volunteer in Child Care during our worship services? If so, click here to sign up and be added to our list of volunteers.  
Enjoy a Day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park

On behalf of the Gravely family and their partnership with Family Ministry, we would like to invite your family to enjoy a day at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina on us!

Upon request from the church office, you can receive two VIP passes that can admit up to six people per visit!

These passes will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call the church office (252-977-0400) ahead of time to request your passes!
Greetings from El Salvador!

Hello Friends at First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount!

Greetings from El Salvador!

Oh…The Lord is good to me and so I thank the Lord for giving me the things I need: the sun and the rain and the apple seed. The Lord is good to me! AMEN!

I learned this song as a young camper at Camp Don Lee in Arapahoe, North Carolina and still sing it regularly as a praise to the Lord for all the ways that He provides for me and my family. God has been very good to me and my family since my last update. He provides for us in so many ways each day. I especially love experiencing the warmth of Jesus' love through the students at the Methodist School.  

I pray this update finds you well and with a long list of praises for God’s provisions in your life. I’m so thankful for the ways I see Him at work here in Ahuachapan, El Salvador, and all around the world through the connections within the body of the church family.

Ellyn Dubberly
Global Ministries Missionary 
Serving in El Salvador 

Click here to read more.
FUMC Kindergarten and Preschool registration
for the 2021-2022 school year is underway for currently enrolled preschoolers, FUMC family, and the public. Please call Cheryl Stanton in the Preschool/K office for a registration form at 252-977-0475.

FUMC is a happy place for children!!
2021 Preschool Summer Camp
Camp 2 - Let's Go Camping
July 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This week, we will go camping. The students will experience what it's like to sleep in a tent, have a campfire, make s'mores and other outside events while camping. It will be a fun-filled week of adventure.

The camp is $175 for the week. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Exceptions will be considered in the case of illness or family emergency if requested in writing. You may register here and then mail payment. However, your child is not officially registered until payment is received. 

Preschool Summer Camp applications are available in the preschool office and the church office as well. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Stanton, Preschool Director, at 252-977-0475 or preschool@fumcrm.org.
The Upper Room

The July-August 2021 edition of The Upper Room is now available in the welcome center. Small copies are $1.00. We have sold out of the large copies.
Online Giving

Did you know that one-third of our congregation gives electronically? And the majority of those who give electronically have chosen to maximize their impact by setting up a recurring donation which automates their gift to give on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule. We give thanks for your continued support and for sharing the love of Christ to others during this time of great need. 

To set-up your recurring gift, or to give a one-time gift, visit our website at fumcrm.org/give; give via our church app (see below how to download); or by sending your check to: 
First United Methodist Church
100 S. Church Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Our Church Family

In Memory of Janet Keyes (Backpack Buddies) by Llewellyn W. Edmondson, Richard & Susan Laney and Muriel M. Stephenson.

In Memory of Stephen Ray "Steve" Pernell by Llewellyn W. Edmondson and Sharon L. Barnhill.

Prayer Concerns

Sympathy to the family of Mary Wandalee Wilson Wilson in her passing June 29, 2021.

Sympathy to Joy and Phil Lane in the passing of her father, Walter Hiener, of Marietta, OH, July 5, 2021.
Please lift up in prayer:
  • The Cauley Family
  • Roxanne Taylor
  • Sandy Pernell
  • Rev. Milton Mann
  • Bob Allen
  • Grace Sumner
  • Shirley DeBruhl
  • Beverly Rackley
  • Bob Steele
  • Jim Patton
  • Barbara Taylor
  • All Hospital/Medical Personnel and First Responders

Text "fumcrmapp" to 1-888-364-4483 or go to get.theapp.co/5jbt.
Contact Info

First United Methodist Church
252-977-0400 Office
252-977-0475 Preschool
252-977-1748 Fax