Stewardship is an essential component that supports FUMC’s mission and ministries. Stewardship focuses on growth in prayers, presence, gifts, and service, including financial offerings that support the nearly $800,000 annual budget of FUMC. Hillary Biancuzzo, FUMC’s Business Manager is the staff support for this ministry.
If you are out of town, but would like to keep your pledged giving current, you can either give online, use Tithe.ly (right) or mail checks to:
Hillary Biancuzzo, Business Manager
First United Methodist Church
214 East Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Who your gift can help…
Appalachia Service Project
Each summer, the Appalachia Service Project team travels to the central Appalachian Mountains to work on making homes “warmer, drier and safer” as part of the larger Appalachia Service Project. During the rest of the year, the team raises funds to support the next year’s work by sponsoring a once-a-month smorgasbord. 2013 marked the group’s 35th consecutive year.
CROP Hunger Walk
A team of members from our congregation participate in each Johnson County CROP Walk. CROP Walks happen locally but speak globally: to help raise funds for Hunger projects and to increase awareness of the issues of Hunger.
About the CROP Hunger Walk and CWS CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
The Free Lunch group prepares and serves a free lunch at the Wesley Center from 11:00AM - 02:00PM: on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Habitat for Humanity
Working with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, this team raises funds and recruits volunteers to build low cost, reliable housing for low-come families. Also, we are creating a weekend work project - called Helping Hands - to assist in the Iowa City area with home repairs with our 'Mission RRR' funds.
The Project Holiday group sets-up and maintains a display in our Gathering Space to encourage and solicit members' support of the Salvation Army’s Project Holiday. Project Holiday helps to provide gifts for children in the Iowa City area.
Our Recycling Team collects recycled material from our recycling boxes in the church and takes the material to the recycling center.
The purpose of ToGather Together - sponsored by the 'Consultation of Religious Communities' - is to assist school students in Johnson County and the Iowa City Community School District. ToGather Together help purchase school supplies for those who cannot afford to provide their own. Our focus school is Lucas Elementary.
Winter Outerwear Distribution
Each fall, our Winter Outerwear Distribution group collects and distributes new and gently-used 'school-appropriate' clothing for children and youth ranging from Preschool through High School. This group also collects winter outerwear for all ages: including infants.