FUMC and its members are involved in many activities outside the walls of the church. There are many opportunities to be involved in the community.

community groups & resources

  • Habitat for Humanity Partnership

    With limited access to land, Habitat is working in Manhattan to do home repair projects along side its ground up projects. Many cannot afford to have the repairs done but would save a lot if, for instance, we could help insulate their windows or repair a floor or roof. This partnership requires a mix of skill level participants and financial support. For more information, visit the MAHFH website.

  • Morning Star, Inc. CRO

    Morning Star is a Consumer Run Mental Health Organization located at 1018 Poyntz Ave. Their mission is to provide consumers of mental health services with the resources needed to break through the barriers of stigma and isolation. The environment promotes independence and recovery by self-empowerment.

    The goal is to provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment to socialize, meet new people, receive peer-to-peer counseling, attend support groups or just have a place to hang out.

    Join the weekly Bible study at Morningstar on Thursdays at 11:45 am.

    Click here for a video about Morning Star, Inc.

  • Everybody Counts

    Every year volunteers coordinate bringing together area social service agencies, churches, and the neighborhood provide direct services and education which  advances the conversation on how best to serve the community. We are currently creating opportunities for more community meals and meeting together for more opportunities to connect and collaborate.

    For more information on how to get involved, contact everybodycountsmhk@gmail.com.

  • community resources

    The are are several resources available in the Manhattan community to help in a time of need. Here is a resource sheet for you to familiarize yourself with many of the agencies we partner with to help people in need. Click here for the Spanish version and here for the French version.

    Other helpful resources:

    Riley County Resource Guide and addendum.

    Community Needs Assessment

  • Head Start Now Accepting Applications

    USD 383 Head Start, which serves the Manhattan, Ogden, and Riley County School Districts, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Head Start is a free, federally funded early childhood program which serves families with low income. To apply, a child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2017 but not yet kindergarten age eligible. For more information, call 785-587-2045 or stop by Head Start at 1700 Leavenworth in Manhattan.