BROWN/HUTTON SMALL GROUP—Intergenerational Group.
CURTIS, GROOTHOFF & HART SMALL GROUP—Mostly parents with older children
The Fishers United Methodist Men is a means for men of the congregation to experience spiritual growth and faith development in a group environment.
By strengthening the centrality of Christ in our lives and modeling the servant leadership of Christ, we seek to clarify our roles and responsibilities in family settings, the workplace, and society.
The UMM meets monthly for breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of the month to share concerns and joys, devotionals, prayer, updates on outreach, a hot breakfast, and other activity meeting the needs and interests of the group.
All men of the congregation are considered members of the United Methodist Men. You are invited to join in--2nd Saturday of the month in the Dining Room at 8:00 AM.
The Fishers UMM support the total ministry of the congregation through outreach and mission projects including a few fund raising projects each year and distribution of funds raised to a number of of appropriate organizations consistent with the congregation’s mission, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” To that end, about half of annual monies distributed are directed to the congregation’s strategic mission partners identified by the Missions Committee. The balance of giving (UMM discretionary giving) is vetted and controlled by the UMM with the following items being the primary basis for selecting recipients:
a) Proactive discipleship content of the recipient organization’s activities,
b) Local activity (e.g., Hamilton County or Central Indiana) vs. national/international,
c) Degree to which the activity under consideration serves men,
d) Smaller organization vs. very large (in order to be able to make an impact).
e) Age of people served by proposed organization--youth vs. adult,
f) External activity/organization), vs. internal FUMC activity, and
g) Degree of need of the activity/organization.
It is desirable to define or understand goals for each recipient organization and have feedback on suitable measurables to assess effectiveness of the activity over time.