Caring Ministries/Servants’ Roundtable

The Servants’ Roundtable is an umbrella for the ministries serving our congregation and nearby communities.  
See what FUMC is doing and how you can get involved!

For more details on any ministry, please contact the Church Office.

Abba’s Animals Our pet and animal rescue ministry collects and delivers pet food & supplies to animal shelters and rescue groups. We hold an annual Blessing of the Animals. We send sympathy cards to grieving pet parents & maintain a Pet Memories Corner garden where they can place memory stones they have painted to honor the memory of their pets. We provide advice about rescue & pet resources and volunteer with rescue organizations.  
Barrels of Blessings In coordination with The Waymakers, Inc., collects toys, clothing & shoes to send to Ghana for Christmas. We also purchase baby dolls & make hand-sewn dresses for them to send as Christmas gifts.  
Blood Drive Work with the Red Cross to coordinate & host four annual blood drives; October and March in Fellowship Hall and two at the Moorestown Library.  
Card Sending Ministry Send cards once per month to shut-ins and those who are ill.  
Christmas Angel Tree Names of children and gift wishes are provided by a charity. Congregation members purchase & donate the items which are delivered to the designated charity.  
Coffee House Sing-Along Provides community fellowship with live music and refreshments and, through voluntary contributions, supports local charities. Dates for future Sing-Alongs will be announced.  
Community Thanksgiving Dinner Meet for Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Fellowship Hall from 3:30-6 p.m.  
Crafts for Good Makes craft items to give to various charities & missions – fleece blankets & scarves for the homeless and foster children; paper boxes filled with candy, cards and lap robes for assisted living centers; fleece-stuffed bears to children in emergency situations through fire & police departments; dog toys for animal shelters; pillowcases & fleece hats for cancer patients & orphanage in Honduras. MLK Day of Service Blankethon. All items are made with a particular organization in mind to receive it. September through May. Last Tuesday of the month from 7–8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room.
Divorce Care Ministers to those experiencing divorce or separation. Weekly on Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Room F102 (three-13 week sessions).
Door Step Ministry The Doorstep Ministry is a ‘welcoming’ ministry whose volunteers deliver welcome gift bags to first time attenders who live in the area.  Each colorful bag is assembled with a church coffee mug, magnet, notepad, pencil, and other ‘goodies’, along with a letter of welcome.  Volunteers are notified by email & the bags are delivered to the local resident and then followed up with a phone call.   
Eyes of Our Hearts This ministry was formed by Judi Angelow who was inspired to help feed the homeless in Camden.  They meet the third Saturday of each month at 7:00 a.m. at the church & carpool to the Volunteers of America, the Seeds of Hope Ministries in Camden.  Volunteers donate breakfast items each month, along with seasonal clothing and prepare and serve breakfast for the homeless.   
First Place for Health A Christian weight-loss and healthy living program that has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a closer walk with the Lord by addressing the mental, emotional, physical & spiritual parts of the body to create a whole & healthy person. Weekly on Friday from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Heritage Room. Childcare provided.
Food Pantry Collects and distributes canned and shelf stable food items which are distributed to three food pantries in the Moorestown area, as well as kept on hand for those in need at FUMC. Donated items may be placed at any time in the white cupboards at the Pleasant Valley entrance, but especially on the first weekend of each month.  
Funeral Luncheon Committee Funeral luncheon coordination.  
Heaven’s Cheer Supports individuals who need someone to say “thinking of you” or “praying for you”. Heaven’s Cheer volunteers visit homes & nursing facilities, and make phone calls to provide support to folks who are lonely, struggling & need a little TLC. As needed.
IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) FUMC acts as a host for one week, four times per year by providing temporary housing for homeless families. The hosting rotates among various churches in the neighboring communities. A sign-up board is hung in the narthex area prior to each hosting which lists volunteer opportunities. No meetings. Sign-up is posted in narthex.
Light Harbor Volunteers visit residents at Avista Healthcare in Cherry Hill at 2:30 p.m on the second Sunday of each month to lead a church service with prayer, hymns, reading scripture and sharing experiences. Upper Room devotionals are distributed. Sing-alongs are held four times per year as well as special Christmas and Easter programs. Fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Church Library.
Martha’s Hands Volunteers prepare meals for church (and sometimes community) members who are ill, following surgery, new baby, or death in the family.  The coordinator contacts the recipient by phone to discuss their needs and diet restrictions, and a schedule template, with these details, is set up using the website TakeThemaMeal.com.  An email to the volunteers is sent with a link to the website, where they can sign up for a date to take a meal.  The volunteer contacts the recipient directly the morning of their date to coordinate delivery.  
My Abba’s Hands Operating under our mission statement of “reaching out to a hurting world through words and actions”, My Abba’s Hands, creates quilted items to give comfort to our congregation and community. Every second Friday & Saturday. Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room. F105
Peach Festival Annual festival with all things peaches. Held on the church grounds and Fellowship hall in August.  
Prayer and Pilates Encourages a bit of exercise with a time of prayer. Monday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6 pm in the Heritage Room.
Stephen Ministry A one-to-one confidential, distinctly Christian lay caring ministry that reaches out to individuals experiencing a difficult time in life First Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in rooms 201-204
Thanksgiving Food Collection Specific food items are collected and distributed to the local food banks for families in the neighboring communities.  
Unemployed Ministry Connects adults at FUMC and in the community who are unemployed with resources for employment, a positive mental attitude & socialization, and provides outlets that will show them God is indeed in their lives, they are worthy of His love and grace, and He is looking out for them. Variable. Usually monthly at FUMC