Third- through sixth-graders have been enjoying M&Ms regularly, courtesy of First United Methodist Church in Audubon. The Methodist Maniacs (sorry, it’s not the chocolate candy) is a Christian education ministry for older elementary students.
These young people are discovering “Christ in our hearts, Christ in our families, Christ in our lives.” They have been meeting from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during the school year for food, fun, and faith formation.
A Matthew 25 grant from the Southwest District had provided some of the financial support for M&Ms. These funds are made possible with apportionment gifts from United Methodist churches across the state of Iowa.
The congregation recently launched an updated webpage to enhance its outreach to the community. Visitors will find recent pictures of the M&Ms activities on their sleeker, more efficient site. In addition, they are introducing live streaming of Sunday morning worship. A calendar of upcoming events and their most recent church newsletter are also found there. As Pastor Jud Stover writes in his greeting, “With Jesus as our Savior and guide we can transform the world by living a life of faith and fellowship that will help other seekers find the same peace-of-heart, and purpose we all search for in life.”