UM MenThe purpose of United Methodist Men is to develop a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ and to grow spiritually.
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.
All men are automatically part of the UMM, so come join us for good fellowship, food, and fun in our service to our Lord!
President David Krawchuk (586.484.7127)
Treasurer Ray Bihary
Secretary Frank Cizerle (910.326.7997)
Peanut Chair: Mel Guss
Assistant Peanut Chair (labeling):
Special Projects Director: Charles Johnson
VIP Visitation Coordinators: Al Smith and Wayne Anderson
Swansboro UMM Activities
Our UMM have many regularly recurring activities. Here’s a list of many of them.
- Monthly Fellowship Meetings and Meals
Meetings are the third Wednesday evening in Room 13, Bldg 1 (lower level) 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 (See the Peanut section below for more info)
Two or three Mondays per month, 9:00 a.m. to about noon in Building 1, lower level kitchen. Proceeds support missions and outreach to the needy as well as in-church projects.
- Work Projects – Handy Man Ministry
- Disaster recover
- Home repairs
- Ministry camp work projects
- Special Holiday Events
- Christmas Banquet
- Easter Breakfast
- District programs / banquets / workshops
- Financial Support for Golf Tournaments benefitting:
- Men’s Rallies
UMM Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), NC Conference, Sound District, and local rallies
- Financially support and personally volunteer at the Hope Mission Christian Ministries in Morehead City, NC.
- Periodic Bible Studies
- Golf Fellowship
Join others at Star Hill Golf Club on Tuesdays for fun and fellowship. Contact Larry Philpott (910.322.4736).
About Our Swansboro United Methodist Men’s Peanuts
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 distributed 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 available in individual 7-ounce jars for donations of $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.
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.
Orders by the case may be made by submitting the online form, e-mailing information to Peanuts@SwansboroUMC.org, or calling the church office at 910.326.4822. Orders received by early Wednesday will usually be shipped on Thursday. Name, Address, Phone Number, and Quantity information is required. Upon receiving your invoice, please submit the amount due to:
Swansboro United Methodist Men – Peanuts
665 West Corbett Avenue
Swansboro, NC 28584-8451
Shipping info: 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 appreciates payment upon receipt of the peanuts. Costs for shipping to military persons may vary.
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 to ship.
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 overseas.
Recurring Events: All Paused due to COVID
Monday’s – 9:30 a.m. – Peanut Cooking – Kitchen, Bldg 1 (lower level) – It’s not every week – please contact: Mel Guss at 910.326.2660 or MGuss@ec.rr.com.
Wednesday’s – 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – UMM Bible Study – via. Zoom
Wednesday’s – 6:30 p.m. – UMM Fellowship meetings – 3rd Wednesday each month – Room 13, Bldg 1 (enter from the lower level parking lot)
August 16, 2017 — Special Fellowship Night Out – Minor League Baseball at Grainger Stadium – Kinston NC