UMM APPLE SALE 2021

It's official - the UMM-sponsored Apple Sale will return in 2021! The format of the sale has changed somewhat because of the pandemic, but the apples will be just as tasty as ever. 


The varieties and prices will be listed once the orchard confirms availability later this fall. We also plan to have apple cider, apple butter, and apple sauce for sale.


An online order form will be available right here in the weeks before the sale!


Any apples that remain after the online sales are completed will be available for sale, by the bag, for walk-up customers. 


As always, we need help to make the Apple Sale a success. We will need a few volunteers to bag apples before the pick-up days and to organize orders. On pick-up/sale days, we will need a few helpers to distribute apple orders and to sell apples to walk-up customers. All in-person transactions will be done with safety as a top priority. 


If you are willing and able help, please contact Phil Rush. If you don't have Phil's cell phone number or personal email, please contact Erin at the church office at stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org to get started.

Pancake Breakfast Updates

The UMM plans are now on hold regarding the relaunch our Community Pancake Breakfasts. 


The presence of the delta variant in our community means that we do not yet think indoor dining is a safe endeavor for our volunteers or our friends who join us to feast on pancakes and other breakfast dishes.


We will revisit the issue of Pancake Breakfasts regularly. Stay tuned for more updates later this fall.

Fall 2021

Yard Sale Canceled

Due to the unpredictable nature of the covid pandemic and the challenges it poses to large events and our volunteers, the UMM has decided NOT to hold a Yard Sale in the Fall of 2021. No decision has been made yet about the possibility of returning to our twice-annual schedule with a Spring sale.

Christmas Tree Sale Canceled for 2021

Due to the obstacles posed by covid-19, the UMM announces the decision we will not hold a Christmas Tree sale this winter. 


We will miss seeing the smiling faces of the families selecting their "perfect tree" but it's most important to keep our community safe and well. 


Please direct any questions to the UMM through president Phil Rush. (Contact the church office if you need Phil's personal email or phone.)

united methodist men

The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to engage in a variety of Christ-centered activities for the benefit of the ministries, programs and activities of the church and its’ members. 


Since its formation in 1948, our men's organization strives to create opportunities for men of the church to be in service to Christ and to the community. United Methodist Men, through the giving of their gifts and services, enjoy fellowship, companionship, and the love that comes from being in service to the Lord.


We count all male members and friends of the church among the UMM, so come and be with us! There are no dues or fees to join.


During covid-19, most of our projects are on hold or happening virtually. In a normal year, we would have a men's fellowship meal 6 times a year, from cookouts to potlucks, with informational and interesting programs shared by our members touching on everything from Scottish Highland Bagpipes to Dogsledding in Alaska. Past UMM outings have included trips to play mini-golf and to watch Washington Nationals baseball games.

 

St. Paul's UMM also donates financial support and time to many groups and projects including:

Boy Scout Troop #439, Venture Crew, and Cub Scout Pack #478

Church Van Operations

Volunteer-in-mission work trips

St. Paul's Library

The Educational Award Fund

St. Paul's Hunger Ministry

St. Paul's Youth (SPY) Travel and Mission Projects

Baltimore-Washington Conference UMC Camping & Retreat Ministries, including West River Center

Red Bird Mission in rural Kentucky

UMCOR

Organizations such as the NIH Children's Inn and Children's National Medical Center

 

The United Methodist Men raise funds for these purposes through several regularly-scheduled events during the year. In normal programming years, these include Pancake Breakfasts on the 1st Saturday of every month (except July & August); semi-annual Indoor Yard Sales; Fall Apple Sale; and the Christmas Tree Sale. Unfortunately, in 2020-2021, due to covid-19, most of our events will have to be canceled or rescheduled.


For information about the UMM nationwide, click to visit the national United Methodist Men organization.