United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men’s Fellowship at First Church Fox Hill was chartered April 2, 1954. All men who attend First Church Fox Hill are members of the United Methodist Men’s organization. The group meets on the third Monday of each month from September to May, at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, guest speaker, and business meeting. A $10 fee pays for the dinner and dues. The September meeting is traditionally a fish fry to welcome the men back from summer vacation. The last meeting of the year is usually Ladies Night, which features special entertainment.
The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to help men have Jesus Christ as the center of their lives. Programs presented by guest speakers range from topics concerning religion, current events, city and state concerns, military developments, sports, and local civic and business organizations. Following the guest speaker the men have devotions and a business meeting.
The United Methodist Men sponsor a cub scout pack and a boy scout troop. The group gives money to support special needs in the church such as children and youth programs. The group also supports the Peninsula District United Methodist Men in their programs. These include the purchase and distribution of the “Upper Room” devotional booklets quarterly in nursing homes and hospitals, and supporting the Heart Havens Commission to help children and adults with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.
Money is raised through a yearly garage sale and hosting a breakfast for a conference meeting held at First Church Fox Hill. The men will meet on special days to do work details in and around the church building. Each man in the church is invited to take part in “food, fun, and fellowship” offered by the United Methodist Men Fellowship at First Church Fox Hill.