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First Worship Service

First Service in the Great Hall offers an informal worship atmosphere with modern music and a relevant message. Join us at 9 am on Sunday mornings!

The church nursery is open every Sunday that volunteer Messengers are available, for ages 6 months-6 years.

BridgeKids Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for 2nd through 6th grade, during each Sunday service, except Communion Sundays, on the first Sunday of each month. Classes begin after "kids time" in church. In class, children participate in a variety of activities all centered on a single Bible story, with a consistent theme for each month. Each class is led by 2 volunteer Messengers, who help the kids learn each lesson through fun activities.

 

See Corina or click HERE for more information.

Altar Choir

The Altar Choir presents an anthem and assists in leading hymns at the 10:30 am service.

Rehearsal: Thursdays from 7:38 - 9:00 pm

Director:  Tim Carpenter

JAM - Jesus And Me

Along with our WAVE dinner returning on September 8th, our new kids choir, JAM, will also be starting. Any children and teens, 4 and older, are welcome to be apart of this new group. We will meet downstairs in the choir room after dinner, beginning at 6:45 and finishing at 7:30, each Wednesday evening.

Contact Mary Ann Shreve with any questions.

Brass Choir

Sharing our love of music with the congregation. Trumpets, euphoniums, trombones, French horns and tubas practice in the lower level choir room. We perform one Sunday a month at the Second Service in the Sanctuary. We would love to have you join us!

Rehearsal: Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:25 pm

Director: Sharon Rutter

Christian Learning and Formation

Don't just try to live well before God - Train for it!​

Click the picture to see the current classes being offered.

Congregational Care & Worship

If you know someone with specific needs:  illness, hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, housebound, pre and post-surgery settings. Contact Pastor Bill Tice or the office.

 

Pastor Tice also ministers to the dying with encouragement and performs the last rites of the church while comforting the grieving.

Caregivers Support Group

A compassionate, confidential, judgment-free evening out for caregivers who need someone to listen, a shoulder to cry on or share some laughs to lighten the load that all caregivers carry. This group is inclusive to those from the community as well as those within the church.  The group meets the 3rd Monday of every month in the church parlor at 7pm. 

Contact Kathy Wiggins for more information.

Ladies Prayer & Bible Study

This small group of women gathers together every Wednesday morning at 10 am to pray for the concerns and needs of the parish, community, and world. A Bible Study follows at 10:30 am.

Contact Judy Moore for more information

Agape Meals

A team of people delivers meals to those members of the congregation who need a good warm meal to lift their spirits! We deliver meals to those who have just gotten over a hard time (hospital, serious illness, death of a loved one, etc.) and who do not have a lot of family around the area. 


Contact Karen Tice for more information or to become actively involved. 

Second Worship Service

Second Service is a Traditional Worship service with time-honored hymns, pipe organ, our choir, written liturgy, and Scripture ~ all delivered in a personal, Christ-loving, though sometimes unconventional style.  Join us at 10:30 am.  Every Human Being is Welcome.

The church nursery is open every Sunday that volunteer Messengers are available, for ages 6 months-6 years.

Youth Ministry

Sunday School for 7th grade & up takes place every Sunday beginning at 9 or 10:30, except Communion Sundays, on the first Sunday of each month. In class, students dive into various topics, interpreting different versions of scripture, openly discussing our take on it all, and how it’s relevant in our daily lives. Each class is led by 2 volunteer Messengers, who help lead open, judge-free conversation. 

The Next Chapter Youth Group- for Junior High on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month; for High School on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. Each group meets 6:30-8 pm, after the WAVE dinner. Here, our young members get to explore their own personal faith and relationship with their Creator, through various ways, including games, discussion, fellowship, and service and mission trips and projects.

Praise Team

We play ANY kind of praise music that can be done with guitars and drums (or other instruments if you want!) We are always looking for new members, especially female vocalists. You can get in contact with Aaron Carpenter via e-mail at carpenao@gmail.com, or just ask one of the band members how to get involved!

 

We practice on Saturdays at 10:00 am if you want to sit in on practice!

Wesley Handbell Choir

This ensemble plays once a month at the 10:30 am service. Open to anyone Grade 8 and up who can read music!

Rehearsal: Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Director: Tim Carpenter

Music Tech Club

Musical students of any skill level may join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month, 3-4:30 pm, to learn and practice various instruments and musical skills. Some of those may include guitar, piano, vocals & harmony, percussion, and more! Open to 7th grade & up, anyone may attend and even bring a friend! Simply call the church office, 831-5500, to sign up for the next class.

Contact: Corina Atherton

Stephen Ministry

   Stephen Ministers are laypersons trained to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered one-on-one care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties. 

   Stephen Ministry has been a vital part of the caring ministry of Milford First United Methodist Church since 1998. Stephen Ministers at MFUMC have worked with care receivers both inside and outside the congregation, following the direction of Ephesians 6:2 -- “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” 

  

   The Stephen Ministry program at Milford First belongs to all of us.  We all probably know someone who is going through something. Tell them about Stephen Ministry. And if they would like for a trained, caring Stephen Minister to walk with them, have them contact referrals coordinator Kathie Cooper, Pastor Steven, or Pastor Bill.  You may also contact one of them to find out how you can become a Stephen Minister.

Good Samaritans

The Good Samaritans provide a ministry to our shut-ins through personal cards and notes.  A kind word or thought shared in a card brightens one’s day and brings a smile knowing that they are being thought of and prayed for.  If you know of someone we should be contacting through this ministry, please call Pastor Tice with the information.

Contact Pam Lee for more information.

Health Place Ministry

A team backed by the Parish Health Ministry Team of the Episcopal group to provide community information sessions, blood pressure checks, blood drives and seasonal events geared to both our physical health as well as our spiritual growth.  Dates for activities TBD.

Contact Kathy Wiggins for more information.

Welcoming Ministry

Our philosophy is simple — to use the teaching of Jesus as our touchstone as we seek the embrace and full inclusion of ALL among the fellowship of believers.  Ultimately, our goal is not to have an “Inclusion Team” at Milford First, but simply to be inclusive — because that’s who we are.


Contact Fred Thomas for more information or to become actively involved.

 
 
 
 

Office Volunteer

If you have some free time during the week and would like to help out in the office, give Kate a call! Volunteers help by answering phones, answering the door, putting mailings together and special projects as they come up!

Ushers & Greeters

Greeters are often the first face people see when coming into our church.  Our Greeter Teams serve to be that welcoming face each Sunday, serving on a rotating basis for either First or Second service. Ushers also serve on a rotating basis, helping people to find seats, giving them direction when needed, and serving to collect the offering at each service. For either Greeter or Usher willing people can contact Walt Lowe for First service and Peg Highfield for Second service.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group of volunteers who, on a rotating basis, sees to the needs of the Sanctuary, including the paraments and appointments Altar Cloth & flowers of the Chancel.  They follow the colors of the Christian calendar, changing the Altar appointments according to the church season.  They care for the Sanctuary for Second service and other special services throughout the year. 

Contact Peg Highfield for more information or to become actively involved.

Art Club

Anyone is welcome to this monthly group, meeting the 2nd Sunday of each month, 4:30-6 pm.

 

Any skill levels are welcome! Projects and mediums are selected by our participants, and will vary each month.

 

Watch for previews of our next class, and sign up to attend by calling the church office at 831-5500.