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The purpose of United Methodist Men is to develop a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ and to grow spiritually. 

All men are automatically part of the UMM, so come join us for good fellowship, food, and fun in our service to our Lord!

Contacts: UMM President Ray Bihary (252.204.3248)
                UMM Vice-President Wes Bergazzi (540.429.0862)
                UMM Secretary Frank Cizerle (910.326.7997)   

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UNITED METHODIST MEN aspire to the three F's

Friends - through Evangelism in the belief that every United Methodist Man deserves a few bonded brothers.

Fishermen - on a Mission involved in meaningful work - first in their families and local congregation - then in workplace witness, service work, missions, and outreach.

Followers - of the Spiritual Life - committed personally to daily prayer and Bible study, accountable relationships, and actively seeking God's will in their lives.

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Swansboro UMM Activities

    • Monthly Fellowship Meetings and Meals
      • Meetings are the third Wednesday evening in the Old Fellowship Hall (lower level Education Bldg) beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    • Weekly Informal Lunch Gatherings

      • Fridays at noon at various restaurants. Email Peanuts@SwansboroUMC.org or call 910.326.7997 for the weekly location. Attendance varies each week. Carpools or the church bus may be arranged.
    • Peanut Cooking (scroll down for more peanut info)
      • Two or three Mondays per month, 12 noon to about 4:00 p.m. in the church kitchen. Proceeds support missions and outreach to the needy as well as in-church projects.
    • Work Projects - Handy Man Ministry
      • Disaster recovery
      • Home repairs
      • Ministry camp work projects
    • Holding Special Events
      • Christmas Banquet
      • Easter Breakfast
      • District programs / banquets / workshops
    • Providing Financial Support for Golf Tournaments
    • Men's Rallies
      • UMM Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), NC Conference,  Sound District, and local rallies - watch for schedules and transportation updates.
    • Financially support and personally volunteer at the Hope Mission Christian Ministries in Morehead City, NC.
    • Scouting
      • For scouting program activities, contact Terry Proper (910.340.4155).
    • Golf
      • Join others at Star Hill Golf Club on Tuesdays for fun and fellowship. Contact Larry Philpott (910.322.4736).
    • Upper Room Prayer Line
      • Our SUMM help fund this program and coordinate volunteers to answer calls one day each month. Contact: LH Hutchens (252.247.5708).

             




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Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Ongoing/Recurring Events

Monday's - Peanut Cooking - Kitchen - Schedule varies (it's not every week).
Contact: Mel Guss at 910.326.2660 or MGuss@ec.rr.com

Wednesday's - 6:30 p.m. - UMM Fellowship meetings - Old Fellowship Hall

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Previous Events

September 13-14, 2016 ~ Our UMM ~ ramp building again.
    
           Pictured are 7 of the 10 guys who built this ramp.

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  Spring 2016
 
   Our UMM working with Habitat for Humanity.

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A speaker from the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program joined our SUMM Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 pm, in the old fellowship hall (lower level of Education Bldg). SUMM supported the program with a $500 donation last year. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day was January 11; it’s the same date each year.




January 20, 2016
UMM Fellowship

Wives were invited to attend this dinner and special program.

Twenty-eight people attended.







Donna Thigpen, guest speaker, shared information about the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program.

In this photo, Ms. Thigpen accepts the 2016 UMM donation from Ray Bihary, our Swansboro UMM President.

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October 21, 2015
 
Sammy Hudson, Executive Director of The Refuge, leads Swansboro’s Methodist Men in song and worship as their guest of honor and special speaker for their October Fellowship Meeting and dinner. Sammy described the mission and growth of The Refuge since inception in 2007. Emphasizing service to youth, the camp has hosted thousands of youth over the years and has never turned one away due to finances. Sammy says that “all" kids are “at risk” and therefore, The Refuge serves all kids. There are also programs and activities for adult groups of all ages.


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October-November 2014 - Another ramp built by our United Methodist Men.

Click on Photos for larger view.

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September 27, 2014 - UMM helping with SUMC's 5k to benefit the Methodist Home for Children
 
Charles Johnson and Ray Bihary cooking.


Lyle Brickhouse and Mel Guss serving.

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April 29, 2014 - SUMM as they prepared to feed Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

L to R: Bill Baker, Frank Cizerle, Jim Brewster, Ray Bihary, Doug Johndrow, Mel Guss, Charles Johnson, Derwin Trigleth

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April 10-14, 2014 - Another Ramp by UMM! Click on Photos for larger view.
   
                      Building.                                   Pretending to be on break!                           Complete.



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January 2014 - This handicap ramp was built by nine of our Swansboro UMM over a two day period. The White Oak Ecumenical Outreach Ministries requested this ramp for Ms Dorothy Couser of Hubert. Click on photos for larger view.
     

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January 25, 2014 - Terry Proper and Lyle Brickhouse were judges at the Cub Scouts Pack 3 Pinewood Derby Race. This group is sponsored by our SUMM. Visit our Scouting page to view photos.

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About Our Swansboro United Methodist Men’s Peanuts  

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In 1986 the Swansboro United Methodist Men (SUMM) began cooking peanuts and they haven’t stopped! Our “Peanut Cookers” get together two or three times each month to cook, label, and package peanuts. The peanuts are sold through the church office, at many merchants in Eastern North Carolina, and via email and online orders throughout the world. The net proceeds (in excess of $25,000 annually) are donated to more than 55 local and worldwide missions, agencies, and needy individuals.


These peanuts are sold in individual 7 ounce jars for $3.50 each, or $30 for a case ($12 discount!) of 12 jars (lightly salted, unsalted, or both). Peanuts are shipped by the case only.

If UMM ships the peanuts, add the FedEx shipping charges, which vary from about $11/case to $18/case, depending on the zone. Remote areas may be as high as $25/case. FedEx requires a physical address and telephone number for delivery. To determine the shipping amount, go to the FedEx website.

Our zip code is 28584 and the shipping weight is 11 pounds per case. The lightly salted peanuts are shipped if a preference is not designated. An invoice is included in the shipping envelope on the box (or one box, if many) unless a separate billing address is designated. The UMM appreciate payment upon receipt of the peanuts. Costs for shipping to military persons may vary.

In addition to being a treat for all of us, they make wonderful gifts. Share the crunch and flavor with others and help our mission projects.

Boxes are usually shipped on the Wednesday following receipt of the order.

Orders received (by completing and submitting the online form below, emailing information to Peanuts@SwansboroUMC.org, or calling the church office) by early Tuesday will usually be shipped on Wednesday. Name, Address, Phone Number, and Quantity information is required. Upon receiving your invoice, please submit amount due to:
Swansboro United Methodist Men - Peanuts
665 West Corbett Avenue
Swansboro, NC  28584-8451

The Swansboro United Methodist Men (SUMM) Policy for
Donating Peanuts to Service Personnel Serving Overseas:

1. A member of SUMC serving in war/hostile zone – UMM donates and ships 1 case/year.

2. A member of SUMC serving overseas (non-hostile) or any service person serving overseas–
    UMM donates 1 case/year; sponsor pays shipping.

In order to ship peanuts to service personnel, the SUMM needs information from appropriate sponsors or others in the Church/Church Office. Upon receipt of this information, UMM will ship and, if appropriate, invoice sponsors for their share. Refer to the online order form below for details of required information for shipping to service personnel serving oversees.

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