Adult Ministries Overview

Adult Ministries May/June 2018

Director: Betsy Butler

Sunday School:

  • Seekers: (Led by Mary Peck in the Canandaigua Room) This group is using the pastor’s weekly “GPS: Grow through Prayer and Study” bulletin inserts to focus their discussions.


  • L.I.F.E.: (Led by Ken and Nancy Gadbow in the Library) This group has started a study of Moses by Adam Hamilton on April 15th and will end May 20th. “Retrace the life of Moses – from his rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, his Exodus out of Egypt, to his gazing on the Promised Land. Combining historical insights, archaeological data, and the biblical text, Hamilton explores how this reluctant prophet grew in his relationship with God, and how you can overcome your own hesitancy to act boldly for the Lord.” The last date for the LIFE class this school year will be May 27th.


  • The Parlor class is continuing with the study, Believe, by Randy Frazee. “Grounded in carefully selected scripture – like The Story– Believe is a spiritual growth experience. It takes each person on a journey; showing how to think, act, and be more like Jesus. It reveals the key beliefs, practices, and virtues of a Christ-follower.”  The end of Believe is June 24th. This class will continue through the summer with various studies. Please watch the bulletins and the next newsletter for more information.

Congregational Care:

  • Is a ministry of people helping people!
  • Please fill out a card that can be found in the hall by the office if you would like to help or need some help.
  • Put it in the locked box in the hallway and Betsy Butler will contact you.


Family Promise of Ontario County is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization. We are a faith-based network helping families in Ontario County become sustainably independent.

Family Promise of Ontario County combines the efforts of the faith communities, volunteer organizations, and existing social service agencies.  Our goal is to accomplish what individuals alone cannot.​

It is more than providing shelter, meals and support.  It is about keeping entire families together while they work toward having a home to call their own. Host Congregations will  furnishes clean, safe, overnight lodging and nutritious meals for 3-4 families (14 people, maximum) for one week at a time, four times a year. During Host Week, other congregations and community organizations may provide additional volunteers to support the Host Congregation — making healthy breakfasts and dinners, playing with the children or helping them with homework and talking with parents after a long day.

​Families will be taken between the “Day Center” and the “Host Congregations” in a van owned by FPOC.  Each host welcomes 3-4 families for a week at a time, four times a year.  The congregations provide food and a safe place to stay for the evening along with volunteer companions.​

During the “Host Week,” there are approximately 50 slots for volunteers.  Some congregations have a different member for each slot; others have volunteers take on multiple roles.  Volunteers come from both Host and Support Congregations and are assigned duties by the Host and Support Coordinators.

The need is great — and your help is needed to open the doors.

We, at FUMC, are a “support church”. Betsy Butler is now the coordinator for our church. More information will be coming in the next few weeks as to how you can volunteer at the host church during the week of September 23rd.

Now, we need donations of bedding. The host church needs twin sets of sheets and pillow cases. They can be new or gently used. Also, they need mattress pads and blankets. You can bring these to the church anytime. Thank you and May God Bless.