Serving our

Bereavement Meal

Contact: Lu Ellis – (252) 247-1116
This is the group that prepares and serves food to grieving families of the Church and community, who have recently lost loved ones.

Homebound Visitation Group

Contact: Suzanne Scott –
This branch of the Lay Shepherd Committee seeks to visit our homebound on a regular basis. Even if you have not done ministry to the homebound, you are invited to participate in this ministry. If you are interested, we will help prepare you.

Hospital Visitation Group

Contact: Terry Goodman –
This group of people are interested in ministering to members of our Church who are in the hospital. We will take turns going and visiting whoever is in the hospital. For any newcomers, we will provide training. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

Sunday morning greeters

The greeter team is present before our worship services to welcome people, show individuals where to go, and answer questions about the Church. 

Sunday morning ushers

Our ushers offer a few different services, associated with directing people during worship, at the Sanctuary services. They also gather our tithes and offerings, and bring them to the altar, as we give them to God.


Contact: Dana Starling –
Anyone over the 4th grade is invited to participate in being an acolyte. These servants, often children/youth, help in the Sanctuary services by carrying the Christ Light and lighting candles.

Serving our world

Meals for Families, at the Hospice House

Contact: Pat Willis – (252) 723-3302 or
This group is housed under the Lay Shepherd Committee. Two or three people will provide a meal, simple as sandwich, chips and desert or as elaborate as you wish. No regular meetings to attend. Contact Pat to sign up to help. This is an on-going group that meets year-round.

Backpack Blessings

Contact: Kay and Larry Starling –
We collect food items to send home to school aged children over the weekend who receive free or reduced school lunch during the week so that no child goes hungry. We need help collecting items and delivering items to schools.

Carpenter’s Tools

Contact: Jim Buckingham –
A group which works for disaster relief and helps people in need through various types of construction. Both skilled and unskilled workers are appreciated.

Family Promise

First United Methodist is a Host site for Family Promise together with 12 other host churches in Carteret County. We are joined by our support church, St Andrews Episcopal Church in our efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for us all to be the "Hands and feet of Jesus". Volunteers are always needed for the various tasks that are required to host a week. During Host Week, a congregation might typically require thirty to fifty volunteers. Volunteers are need to provide supper and breakfast, stay overnight, drive a van to transport the guests, transport and set-up bedding, and break-down bedding for transport to the next church. Call the Church Office to Volunteer. 

Martha's Mission

Martha's Mission is a food bank in Morehead City, which is sponsored by FUMC and many other churches and organizations. They are always in need of help, and you can find more information for yourself or someone in need, at their website. Hope Mission is a ministry which has several facets to it, ranging from substance abuse recovery to feeding ministries. Find more on their website. The Salvation Army administers many programs and services designed to restore broken lives, to build healthy relationships, and to develop and encourage people of all age

Project MHC

Project MHC is a summer youth event that focus on long term hurricane response and gets youth involved in mission and ministry.