Become Involved

We welcome everyone to become involved by participating in any of our events and ministries! Here are a few ways you can participate in our ministries, missions, worship services, and community.

Community Dinners and Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
We’re always looking for volunteers to help with our community dinners! If you are interested in serving or helping out, please let us know!
Contact Cindy in the office:

UMARMY, Youth Group
Interested in going on a UMARMY mission trip, or helping with our Youth Group?
Learn more here: UMARMYYouth Group

Participate in Worship Services
We welcome everyone to participate in our worship services! If you are interested, please let us know.
Contact Elaine Wood, Worship Team Chairperson:, 203 924-0396

Music Ministry
At First UMC of Shelton, music is a very important part of our lives, not only at Worship times but in our personal lives too. We are blessed to have a dedicated choir and musicians who willingly give of their time and talents and gifts to serve the Lord. The choir meets every Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. and the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30pm to practice praising God. All who have a heart to praise the Lord are welcome to join us. One does not need to be hugely skilled or musically gifted to join us. What matters the most is that there is a willingness to serve and to learn how to use the gifts and talents that you have been given.
Contact Kathie Vazquez, Music Director:

Visitation Ministry
The Visitation Ministry is a ministry of love and compassion to those who are shut-in. This ministry allows us to keep in touch with the needs of our people, to share the love of Christ in difficult circumstances, and serve as a connection line within our church community. If you’d like to be included in the visitations or become part of the visitation team, let us know!  Contact Pastor Barbara if you would like more information or know of someone who should be added to Visitation.

United Methodist Women
Info coming soon!
Contact Debbie Welch: (203) 929-5789,

Men’s Ministry

On the second Saturday of each month, the Men’s Ministry gathers in Wilkinson Hall at 8 am to share breakfast and then move on tohelp to maintain the church building handle minor repairs.  Please call the church office if you would like more information

Christian Education
Join us for classes on Sundays, Book Club the second Tuesday of every month, and the Ladies’ Upper Room group every Thursday, 10am. Learn more here: Christian Education
Adult Education Coordinator, contact information coming soon
Spiritual Classics Book Group, contact the church office for more info.

Upper Room Group
Our Upper Room group meets on Thursday mornings at 10am in the Giffin Room.  The “Upper Room” daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as the touchstone for and measure of faithful living. Many churches use the Upper Room as a source of study, meditation and prayer in small group settings.
Can’t come on Thursday morning but would still like the guide?  They may be found in the basket on the Narthex table.  We ask for a donation of a dollar or two to cover the cost of the booklets.
Contact Trudy Bicknell,

Music Ministry

Our Choir meeets for rehearsal each Wednesday night at 5:30 and again at 9 am Sunday mornings.  New voices are always welcome!  If you have a particular musical talent (play an instrument, etc.), please contact Kathie to discuss how you can share it with the congregation.  The future plan is to also organize a Bell Choir.  Contact Kathie Vazquez, Music Director

Do you have a talent you would like to share? Let us know! Please contact the office or Pastor Barbara.

Interested in becoming a member of our church?  Our New Member Class begins February 23, 2016 at 7pm.  For more infomation, please contact our Pastor.