MINISTRIES

FOOD PANTRY: Calhoun UMC operates a food pantry that currently serves 40 families per week or 250 individuals per month.  In addition to providing food, the pantry provides  baby items, eyeglasses and reading material.  The pantry is open every other Thursday morning til noon.



MUSIC MINISTRY:  Music and singing has long been cherished by the church.  At Calhoun UMC, individuals have the opportunity to participate in the choir, adult chimes or children's hand bells.  These groups provide special music at each morning service and at special events throughout the year.



SCOUTING:  Calhoun United Methodist Church sponsors Troop    616 for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  The scouting  program at Calhoun UMC is one of the most active in the district.  Boy Scout troop 616 is proud of the number of Eagle Scouts that the troop has produced.  Scouts meet on Monday and Tuesday nights at the church.  For more information on the scouting program visit their website at http://www.scoutingincalhoun.com



YOUTH: Calhoun UMC has a very active teenage youth group consisting of the youth of Calhoun, Charleston and Tasso United Methodist Churches.  They have recently participated in mission trips to New Orleans, Jacksonville, Hedgesville WV, Cherokee North Carolina, and Marion VA.  Each January they travel to Gatlinburg for Resurrection.  The youth meet each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for study, worship and fun..



CHILDREN: The children of Calhoun United Methodist meet each Sunday morning for Rotation Sunday School.  During this time, they learn Bible stories through the use of the computer lab, a children's theater,  the media center and cooking.  During morning worship, children leave the sanctuary and have their own time of worship and praise in the children's church upstairs.  Calhoun UMC complies with the safe sanctuary policy of the United Methodist Church.


OUR FATHER'S GARDEN:  The members of Calhoun UMC maintain a beautiful garden park adjacent to the church known as "Our Father's Garden".  The garden serves as the site of various gatherings including weddings and luncheons.  Flowers grown in the garden are distributed to the sick, shut-ins and to those in nursing homes.  This year the scouts used a portion of the garden to grow fresh produce to supplement the church's food pantry.