One of the traditions of United Methodism is outreach into the community and the world. The Gaylord church donates money as well as many hours of volunteer time to a variety of causes.
Prayers and Squares
This group meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 to make quilts that are used for prayer quilts within our church as well as provide quilts for other groups.
The church participates in the annual community Crop Walk. Church members get pledges for walking and the proceeds go to help end hunger.
Many members of the congregation work at the local Food Pantry, as well as monies that are donated to this local charity.
Relay for Life
The church has for many years taken part in the annual Relay for Life. Monies pledged are used for cancer research. This last year, the youth walked all night to support this cause. Shelly Hildebrant is the chairman for this event.
FUMC and several other churches have joined to provide housing and food for the homeless of Gaylord. Contact Linda Ryan if you would like to volunteer for this outreach project.
This home established for women recently released from incarceration has been the recipient of money as well as many donations of clothes and household goods.