The group learns to quilt, make stuffed toys for children, embroider, jewelry and other crafts. The group is open to anyone in the community. The group plans to make crafts for an eventual craft fair. By teaching and learning new crafts, the group can reach and help others. It is also a time to fellowship with others.
The Arts and Crafts Group meets on Fridays from 10.00am – 12.00pm in the Conference Room at the Church.
Contact person: Renee Robinson, email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply come on Fridays at 10.am
Choirs and ensemble
The Caribbean Alliance Group of First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville consists of Caribbean immigrants and/or descendants of Caribbean immigrants, who are either members of First Church or attend First Church.
It was formed 20 years ago by Rev. Michael Graham, a Jamaican minister, then a Wesley Theology Seminary student, serving as a student pastor at First Church. He was glad to find members who were of Caribbean background in the congregation, and surprised that they did not know each other!
Our Mission is consistent with the broader multi-
We are successfully active in three different areas:-
our local church, in the Caribbean and in the Washington DC Metro area.
Some of our accomplishments at the Church are as follows:
hosted contests for First Church children in reading, writing and arts, to stimulate and provide opportunities for them to develop and express themselves.
refurbished the youth room and sponsored youth for youth camp.
partnered with the African Heritage group to buy furniture for the church
made financial contributions to the Roof fund and other Church projects
providing gifts for the Angel Tree program through the Church Missions Team
sponsoring two families in Washington DC, during Christmas, through a Capitol Hill Parenting Association.
We are able to accomplish all that we do via fundraisers (sponsored bus trips – one day beach/shopping trips or week long trips), paid luncheons and dues from members of the group.
Mission in the Caribbean
Our mission in the Caribbean has so far been limited to monetary donations and barrels to churches and other Caribbean organizations for disaster relief and in one instance to help in rebuilding a church after hurricane damage. We have contributed to a scholarship fund for a school in Jamaica, which allows teenage mothers to finish their secondary education.
We enjoy family picnics, lunches, and shows. Meeting times-
African Heritage Group
United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church
The First United Methodist Women's Ministry (UMW) is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Meeting Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 9.30am.
President of the group Zenobia Oyenyga
United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church
The purpose of the United Methodist Men of First Church is to provide a dedicated ministry that builds men spiritually and involves men in evangelism and the mission and spiritual life of the church.
This purpose is served as men learn to model themselves after the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in our homes, businesses and communities.
United Methodist meet on the first Saturday of the month at 9.00am.
President of the Group -