Outreach


Habitat build

Our Habitat build was June 18, 2016. Thank you to these church members, Dixie Rury, Frank and Barbara Marco, Bucky Hesson, Stan and Sue Baker, Larry Johnson, Stuart and Jill Baker, Sandy and Jerry Martin. habitatbucky mike habitatHabitat for Humanity –

Spirit of Habitat Award.  This honors a local congregation or faith organization that has exhibited a long-term commitment to help and promote Habitat by providing volunteers, giving financial support, and offering the use of their facilities.  It is my pleasure to announce that the Spirit of Habitat Award went to Lebanon First United Methodist Church. FUMC began serving in partnership with Habitat over 10 years ago.  Hundreds of volunteers from FUMC have served on Habitat job sites.

In 2009 FUMC fully sponsored one house!  The children and grandchildren of J.B. and Jo Doris Leftwich honored the Leftwich’s 70th wedding anniversary by committing to build a Habitat home.  The family members of the Leftwich’s provided half of the funding needed to sponsor the house while the church agreed to cover the other half.  All the volunteers on that build were from FUMC.

FUMC has participated annually by sponsoring at least one day in a build, primarily our Faith Builds in recent years.

FUMC opened their building to Habitat events:  informational meetings for prospective applicants, info meetings for volunteers for particular builds.  We even conducted our annual Board Retreat at the church earlier this year.

Because of the congregation’s impact with Habitat and our community, we show your appreciation for FUMC!

Accepting the award on behalf of the congregation are Michael Potts and Bucky Hesson. Special Thank you to Frank Marco, our Habitat for  Humanity coordinator who could not be present.

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Lebanon First is proud to be a working member of the Wilson County Division of Habitat for Humanity.   Look for more information regarding our 2015 build. • For general volunteer information, click here. 

Basketball for the neighborhood children, Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Unstructured play for our children and neighbor children.

United Methodist Women:judy-and-pam

Martha Group meets every 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm, in the Parlor

At left Judy Wyatt receiving UMW Mission Recognition Pen from Pam Tate.

 

United Methodist Men

Sponsor Fall Golf Tournament, Men’s Club Breakfast Cantata Sunday, and other events during the year. Men’s Club Meeting 7:30 am every other month, Fellowship Hall.

Project Transformation is a ministry of the Tennessee Conference which seeks to address three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities;  2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches.

Project Transformation 2017 will take place TBA.

Sponsorship of our intern.

  • Providing 10-12 youth (13 and up) and adults each day for four days (June 6-9). You can sign up for one, two, three, or four days. Time will be from 9:15-12:15 am.
  • Providing two evening meals for the interns (38 people) at Belmont University

Backpack Program – periodically through out the school year, Communion offerings are collected to fund our Backpack Program.   Supplies and food are bought and donated to give to those in our community who have specific needs.  Volunteers are called upon to donate, organize and stuff packs to be donated.  Call church office for more information 615-444-3315.

Brooks House – Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for women and children seeking shelter and to connect them with resources to help them change their lives.

Volunteers are needed to provide mentoring, spiritual support, financial counseling, and life skills training.

Compassionate Hands – Its mission: to provide overnight shelter to homeless men, women, and children, along with a hot supper and breakfast during the winter months.

Groups at Lebanon First UMC provide shelter on Friday nights for the men in our Family Life Center. Volunteers are needed to serve on one of four teams to stay overnight or to prepare breakfast once every four weeks.  Call church office for more information 615- 444-3315.

Wilson County Help Center – A United Way agency supported ecumenically by Wilson County Churches, businesses, groups, and businesses. Wide range of assistance offered. Thrift Store, 203 West High Street, Lebanon, 615-449-1856. 

Empty Bowls  Empty Bowls is a fund raiser to benefit the Community Help Center.

Wilson County HelpQuest – a website directory of helping agencies in the county.

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