The Wednesday Work Crew
In the early 1990’s, Senior Pastor Philip D. Mercer wrote the following article for our church paper:
The Bob Stowe – Wednesday Work Crew Memorial
Many of us were privileged to know and recognize an outstanding Christian amoung us. For many years, Bob Stowe worked quietly and very effectively by doing all sorts of repairs, woodworking and odd jobs of this sort around the church. It has not been so long ago that he realized he couldn’t do it all by himself and that a fellowship of the retired men of our church could be very good for the church and for the men involved. So, in his own way, he asked some others if they wanted to help. This is how the Wednesday Morning Work crew began.
One of Bob’s first recruits was Don Hougham, who, like Bob, could be expected to be at the church on Wednesday (and at other times) mowing the lawn, edging, trimming, sweeping, moving stage sections, building and repairing all sorts of things, painting, etc., etc., etc.
While Bob and Don and are no longer with us, we have reason to believe they are busy elsewhere. We are all very proud of these men and are so glad that we could know and work with them in this special way.
The Wednesday Work Crew continues on today. They meet faithfully every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am in Hargrove Hall for fellowship, prayer, coffee and donuts before beginning the work that needs to be done to maintain our buildings and grounds. This faithful work has saved our church countless dollars in outside maintenance costs. If you would like to join this group, contact the church office or Rod Alleman. They’d be so glad to have you.
Sack Lunch Ministry
As a downtown Irving church, near bus stations and a rail station we often come in contact with the homeless and hungry people of Irving. They see our bright steeple in the sky and come to our door step for assistance. While we cannot always help them with all of their needs, we can offer a sack lunch if they are hungry. This ministry was started many years ago by the office staff who were the first to come in contact with those needing help at our door.
If you would like to make sandwiches, donate non-perishable food items, or help pass out lunches in the office, please contact the church office to see how you can be involved in this vital ministry.
Office Volunteers Needed!
Our church staff needs your help to volunteer in the office to help with many important tasks: Answer phones, greet visitors, help prepare the bulletins and programs much more. Please consider giving of your time to help our church! Hours are flexible.
Contact Barbara or Bobbye to see how you can help.
Do you like to cook or help serve a meal? From September – May, each Wednesday afternoon, a team gathers together to prepare a delicious meal to be served that evening. There are 3 teams that rotate the duties and we would love for you to join one of our teams!
Children’s Ministries Program
FUMC Irving has a thriving children’s ministries program which requires many volunteers over the course of the year. Some of the ongoing volunteer opportunities are (1) Children’s Sunday School teacher, (2) Children’s Sunday school helper, (3) Children’s church helper, (4) Worship 101 helper.
Please contact Bonnie Jones or the church office if you are able to help in any of these areas.