163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
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"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones."
Proverbs 15:30"

One of the first things God did in relationship to humanity was create - and look at how creative God's creating was (and is). You are created to create, too. Within you is the ability to be creative.

The Creative Ministries at FUMC has lots of ways you can get those creative juices flowing for the glory of God. To learn more about any of these ministries or to schedule a performance contact John Coen at 740-653-3320 ext 103.
Clowning reaches out with the Gospel in ways and places that other methods can't. Clowns let others know they are loved and that they make a difference. Clowning is a fun way to serve others. Persons sixteen years or older are encouraged to find the clown inside of them. Join the fun!!! They participate in parades, perform programs for children and adults at churches, festivals, etc.
We're not talking sock puppets. Virtuous Reality Puppets is a blacklight theater team that shares the Good News through puppetry and blacklight techniques. They perform at churches, festivals and conferences. Persons who are 10 or older may participate.
Our newest ministry shares Christian messages through the art of illusion. If you’ve ever wanted to be a magician or even an assistant, come join us! Age 15 or older (younger by special arrangement).

The video ministry provides instructional/educational videos about our church for visitors and for television commercials. If you have skills in videotaping or editing, or would like to learn, please let us know. We are in need of volunteers. 

If you have artistic skills or a good eye for decorating, there are many ways you can get involved at the church. Set designs, painting, room decor/design, bulletin board displays, costuming, banners, stoles and more!!! A very flexible ministry allows you the freedom to be as involved as you would like.


The Creative Ministry Teams at First United Methodist Church have produced instructional DVD’s to aid other groups in beginning similar creative outreach ministries.

Please contact John Coen, Creative Ministries Director, by email or by calling 740.653.3320 X103 to find out how to obtain these DVD’s.
How to Start a Blacklight Ministry
with John Coen

In the dark about how to start a Blacklight Ministry? This DVD is for you!!! Over an hour of instruction on how to begin using blacklight including: Lighting, Staging, Clothing, Props & Sets and more!

Bonus Feature: Five Neato Blacklight Ideas to inspire your show design.
Making Puppets from Foam
with Greg Nicholson
Learn the techniques you need to know to create your own puppets using polyfoam. This DVD includes a pattern to make the fish puppet designed and demonstrated by Greg.
Neato Blacklight Ideas - Volumes 1, 2 & 3
with John Coen

Feeling burnt out on ideas for your show? Join John Coen as he shares 50 ideas in each volume that you can adapt to fit your performance. It's a UV Potpourri!
Hospital Clowning with Binky
You want to do hospital clowning but have no idea what to do once you get there. In this DVD Giggle Therapist, Binky, will give you routines and ideas that you can use in your visits. Laughter is good medicine!
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163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-653-3330

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