Patrick Ministries

About Patrick Ministries

Purpose

The purpose of the Patrick Ministries Fund is to enhance all ministries of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) with particular emphasis on spiritual growth and outreach ministries.

Policies and Guidelines

Those eligible to apply to the Patrick Ministries for financial support shall include the following:

  1. Any organized group or individual within the membership of FUMC functioning under the general supervision of the Administrative Board.
  2. Any recognized group within the District, Conference, or General Boards and Agencies of the United Methodist Church.
  3. Any non-profit agency operating in the greater Oneonta community whose aims and objectives are in consonance with the aims of the ministry of FUMC.

Applications

Applications are available on the FUMC website at Patrick Ministries Grant Application under the “Serving Others” section or from the church office.  Please forward one (1) electronic copy of the completed application to secretary@firstumc-oneonta.org AND three (3) hard copies to Patrick Ministries, First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.  Applications are reviewed and funded quarterly with the following submission deadlines:  Jan. 31, April 30, July 31 and Oct. 31.