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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!
Childcare is provided during all services.
BridgeKids Sunday School
Sunday school, classes are available for ages 6 months through 6th grade, during each Sunday service. *Elementary 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 adults (or 1 adult and 1 youth helper), with curriculum and activities already provided and set up for.
See Corina or click HERE for more information.
King's Kids Choir
If your child likes music, THIS group is for them! The Children’s choir is open to students 4yrs old to 6th grade and sings for both services once a month!
Rehearsal: Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Director: Candi Warren
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!
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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
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. Every Human Being is Welcome.
Childcare is provided during all services.
Sunday School- for Junior High and High Scool- aged young people, available during each service. *our young attendees serve in church services on the 5th Sunday of each month. In class, students dive into the Bible, interpreting various versions of scripture and openly discussing relevant and meaningful topics, such as "what do these verses mean in my life?"
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.
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 email@example.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
Music Tech Club- all about music, instruments, theory, and production. Open to youth and above.
Rehearsal: Two Sundays a month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact: Corina Atherton
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acolytes serve Second service each week by helping to start our worship experience by bringing in the Light of Christ to light the Altar Candles. We cannot begin worship without the Light of Christ. In like manner, the Acolytes return at the end of worship to carry the Light of Christ from the Altar and out into the world. The congregation follows the Light from the sanctuary out to all the places we live and work. The work of the Acolytes is available to any child starting at 3rd grade and up. Periodic training is offered through the Children’s Sunday School ministry. Contact Corina Atherton for more information or to become actively involved.