Where Can I Serve?

 First St Cloud is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandparent, a busy parent, or a business person with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community.  Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at First St Cloud.

 
Not sure about your talents or gifts of ministry? Click on the following link to engage in a self-assessment inventory to help you determine where you might best serve in ministry

 

Community Outreach Ministries

As disciples of Jesus Christ, our mission is to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of First St Cloud is part of our vision to Serve the World. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. First St Cloud members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as greeting on Sunday mornings, to preparing the weekly audio-visual presentation for worship, and serving our community’s needs.
 

 

Music Ministries

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir or praise team. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First St Cloud, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. You can get involved in any of our music ministries.

Click here for more information.

 

Hospitality Ministries

At First St Cloud we understand that it is difficult to break into a community when everyone is comfortable with their own routines, expectations and their own friends. Being a newcomer is like going to someone else’s family reunion. Everybody knows each other, has histories and experiences in common, but you don’t know quite what it is or if you are intruding on sacred turf. The purpose of the hospitality ministries is to include everyone into the family, by opening our doors and our hearts and giving them a place in our shared story and ministry. Do you have the spiritual gift of hospitality?

Click here and find out the service opportunities for you.

 

Media & Technology

Using media to share the love of God is a privilege of First St Cloud. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Our Sunday worship services include Media projections for better accessibility. In addition, all of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook page for additional church communications. If you would like to be a part of this exciting ministry, contact us at

media.ministry@firstchurchstcloud.org

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Power Hour Prayer

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. First St Cloud is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Every Monday morning at 9:00 am, our team of prayer warriors gathers in the church library to pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. If you have a prayer need, feel free to send us a note through our 

 

Small Groups

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, First St Cloud has small bible studies held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve. At a time, designated by your group, you can participate in the small group study.

Click here for a complete list of active groups.

 

Children’s Ministries

At First St Cloud, we believe children are part of today’s church, not the church of tomorrow. They are just as much a part of the body as adults if they know Jesus as their Savior.  “The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Focused on this, our children’s ministries works very hard to create opportunities for youngsters from infant through 3rd grade to experience God’s grace in their own special ways. Children’s ministries start with Children’s Church, but extend to much more Vacation Bible School, special seasonal events and programs, and our new PaJammin’ with Jesus program,  are just some of the ways we reach out to kids and their families. For more detailed information on the opportunities provided by our Children’s Ministry, 

 

Student Ministries

First 345 Ministry

This is a ministry designed for Students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Meets on Sundays from 4:30-6:00 pm. Children follow a bible based curriculum full of lessons they can apply in their daily lives. 

Youth Ministry
Our youth program is geared to youth from 6th – 12th grade. Our weekly youth group meets for Bible study, outreach, worship, and fun Sundays from 5:30 to 7 PM. Sometimes we do special events like pizza parties, pool parties, and shaving cream costume contests. Sometimes, we just sit back and sing worship songs together. There’s always a bible lesson taught by our Youth Pastor to complete the night. A small dinner is always provided for a $2.00 donation. Contact our student ministries pastor at youth.pastor@firstchurchstcloud.org.

 

United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women (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.

There are two women circles which meet from September through May of every year on the First Thursday of the Month.  The circles meet for fellowship, varied activities, and have their main focus on Missions. UMW Unit meetings are held four times a year; February, April, October, and December.

For more information on accurate times and locations of meetings, please visit our events calendar.  Click here for more information.

 

United Methodist Men

The purpose of the United Methodist Men is “Helping men to grow in Christ, so others can know Christ”.

First St Cloud’s United Methodist Men group meets for their social hour the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 AM for breakfast. If you would like to join the United Methodist Men, come and have breakfast with us and we will gladly answer any questions. You can also contact Mr. Dick Powell at 407-892-7926.

 

Scouting Groups

Our church sponsors four scouting groups: Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Venture Crew, which meet in the Family Life Center throughout the week. For more detailed information, please follow this link.