Community Connections

We are committed to taking an active role in serving our greater local and global community through interfaith and community connections.

Interfaith N.O.T.S. Warming Shelter

 
The Night Off the Streets Warming Shelter is a partnership with other local churches to provide warm, safe shelter to local individuals homeless who are homeless each winter. 

Churches throughout our community volunteer to host for a month.  Volunteers are needed in two-person shifts (1 male + 1 female) each night November-March.  Volunteers may serve in churches other than their home church, and don't need to be a member of any church to help.  Contact the church office to volunteer at any location.
 
 

capital city c.i.r.c.l.e.s. initiative (Networx)

 
FUMC is proud to be a part of Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S Initiative, a member of NETworX (USA).   CIRCLES breaks the cycle of generational poverty by allying middle-class people (Community Allies) with families in poverty (Champions of Change) over a two to three year period.  FUMC has been a major supporter of CIRCLES since it's beginnings here in Carson, along with many other members of our local community in other faith organizations, private organizations and city/county government agencies.  Our local CIRCLES is now a flagship of the program and is involved in training and creating new CIRCLES all over the country.  Volunteers are always needed as Community Allies, as well as in child-care, tutoring, and providing meals.   Contact the CIRCLES office or our own church office to be involved in this life-changing program.
 

Recovery Programs

 
FUMC hosts various meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous throughout the week.  Call the office for specific times and locations.
 

Kies family

(UMCOR Missionaries in Zimbabwe)

 
Our church family has supported Larry and Jane Kies, UMC Global Ministries missionaries in at Africa University in Mutare,  Zimbabwe, for many years.  Jane teaches English at the university and Larry has recently retired from his teaching position. 
 

Community Resource Guide

FUMC puts out an annual comprehensive resource guide for older adults in our community.  Our guide is utilized by medical care and other service providers, local agencies, non-profit organizations, and more to help older adults meet their needs in the Carson City, Douglas, and Washoe area.


Topics include
adaptive clothing & equipment, advocacy/protective services,

alternative dispute resolution/mediation,

behavioral/mental health,

bereavement,

caregivers,

community services,

counseling,

dialysis,

financial,

hospice,

hospital/urgent care

internet resources,

legal assistance

medical equipment,

senior discounts,

senior living (independent, assisted, memory care, skilled, residential care homes)

support groups

Download the 2020 Guide from this page or request print copies by calling our office.  While donations are gladly accepted to help continue this work, guides are provided at no cost to anyone who requests a copy.

If you provide a service that should be added to our guide, please contact the church office and we will put you in contact with our Guide coordinator.

 

Medical Equipment Closet

The Elder Care team maintains a closet of medical equipment free to borrow for anyone in the community.  Supplies include, but are not limited to, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, bathroom chairs, toilet chairs, braces, and more.  If you have a need for something not listed, contact our office, we may have it!

Laugh and Learn

Laugh and Learn is a parent/toddler play group that meets every Wednesday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM in the Sunday School rooms upstairs.  It is a chance to get some 1-1 time with your little one and help them socialize with others.  There are toys to play with, coloring books and crayons, paints, play dough, puzzles and a craft offered every week.  There is also a snack offered during the last 15 minutes.  Laugh and Learn runs in Spring and Fall Sessions.  Enrollment for the Fall Session will be announced soon.  The cost is $45 per session.