At FUMC, we care about all God's children during the good and difficult times in their lives. We provide several different kinds of care. Contact the front office if you or someone you know is in need of care. To get involved in this rewarding ministry, contact Pastor Melanie mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com.

  • Care survey

    Creating a Culture of Community Care at FUMC

    As I return from my maternity leave, I am looking forward to getting back into the ministry and helping with the full fall that is planned! I am MOST excited for as we take a look at how we can expand and enhance FUMC’s Congregational Care Ministry. If we are the community church, can we label our care congregational... especially when all of our care efforts reach out to anyone in need? If we are a church for the community, how can our care efforts reflect this? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves as we explore what is next for our Care Team? We currently have amazing Stephen Ministers offering care to those in transition or times of trial. We also have a large team of bus drivers, lay visitors to the home-bound and hospital visitors that reach out to hundreds of people each year. So, what is next for this team? In what ways could God be calling us to think bigger and reach the needs of more people in our community and church home? Please take a moment to complete the survey (click on the picture to the left, print it out, and return to the church office between now and November 1. Your response will help determine what is next in God’s Kingdom. Thank you for your time! - Pastor Melanie

  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one quality Christian Care to those experiencing grief, life changes, divorce, unemployment, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, etc.


    Click on the picture to the left for more information.


    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister, or you or someone you know could benefit from the one-on-one confidential care of a Stephen Minister, please call the church office.

  • Lay visitation

    Lay Visitors help those who can no longer get to church keep a personal connection to FUMC. They visit once a month and can have anywhere between 1 - 5 visitees.

  • bus ministry

    Bus Drivers and Aides help make sure everyone who would like to attend worship is able. We currently pick-up at Via Christi, Meadowlark and several personal residences. If you need a pick-up, contact the church.

  • The Divine Dream

    Beginning Friday, September 1, join Rev. Sarah Marsh in daily scripture reading and an online conversation on her new blog, “The Divine Dream: Growing Justice, Mercy, and Hope.” Scripture passages will follow The Upper Room Disciplines 2017, available for purchase as a print or ebook at bookstore.upperroom.org. Go to sarahemarsh.com to join Pastor Sarah and to grow your faith this fall.

prayer team

The FUMC Prayer Team meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm in the church library. Through these meetings we grow in our own prayer life while finding ways to help FUMC grow spiritually. Join us at our next meeting or email Pastor Melanie for more information.

dial-a-prayer

The Dial-A-Prayer is currently  out of service. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

Support groups

At FUMC, we have several support groups for a variety of situations you might face during your life.
For more information on any of these groups contact Pastor Melanie mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com.

For more information on when sessions are held, see our ongoing events page

  • Women's Cancer Support Group

    The Women’s Cancer Group is open to anyone who has had cancer touch their life either currently or in the past. They meet the second Thursday of each month, 10:00-11:00 am in Classrooms 1&2.

  • Single and parenting

    If you’re a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit underappreciated. That’s why we created Single & Parenting groups -to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement. Please visit www.singleandparenting.org for more information on the material discussed and upcoming classes offered in Manhattan and nationally.

  • Griefshare

    GriefShare is a scripturally-based grief seminar and support group. Please visit www.griefshare.org for more information on the material discussed and upcoming classes offered both in Manhattan and nationally.

  • Divorcecare

    DivorceCare is a scripturally-based divorce seminar and support group. Please visit www.divorcecare.org for more information on the material discussed and upcoming classes offered in Manhattan and nationally.