Weekly Update for July 19, 2018






Weekly Update

This Sunday: Prostitutes and Prodigals

Do people see you for what you have been or for what you could be?

That’s not an easy question to answer, yet we all know that the mistakes of our past can haunt us the rest of our lives. Sometimes we even let our mistakes define us in our own eyes. Yet Jesus is the opposite: he sees us not for what we have been but for what we could be, for what God made us to be.

Come this Sunday to hear of a time Jesus encountered a woman who no one saw any good in, but whom he knew was a blessed treasure. He sees YOU that way, too!

Welcome Back Dinner

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are always appointed one year at a time. Part of the tradition at FUMC is to throw a Welcome Back dinner every year to thank Pastor Jeff and his family and to say we’re glad to have them with us for another year! This year’s Welcome Back Dinner will be this Sunday, July 22 at noon. Bring something for the potluck and sample everyone else’s favorites, too!

VBS Coming Soon!

It’s July and that means VBS will be here before we know it!! Here are the details so you can share them with family and friends:

  • Monday July 30- Friday August 3rd Free dinner, activities, music, etc for kids  (ages 4- 5th grade) from 6-8:30 PM
  • Saturday August 4 : a bonus optional camping night will be held. All children attending will need to bring a life jacket, tent/ camping equipment, and a parent. More details to come!
  • Sunday August 5: VBS program during church.

We can’t wait to share fellowship and fun with your children!! Bring a friend!

Lay Visitation Brunch

The Health & Hospitality Team will host a Brunch on July 30th at 10am in the Church Parlor for all Lay Visitors and for anyone interested in becoming a Lay Visitor.  We know there are people from our congregation who go and visit people in nursing homes and ones who are home-bound that do not report back to the church office on their visits.  We would like to recognize those as well for their service to our church. Please let the church office know that you plan on attending this meeting by July 29th.



Other Blessings
  • Pantry Needs: Spaghetti sauce, canned tuna (with pull tab to open), breakfast bars, fruit snack packs, canned fruit, canned vegetables, crackers, peanut butter, pancake mix & syrup.
  • Don’t forget to support our Hope Houses, the colorful boxes on the west side of our building! Bring anything to leave for anyone to take.
  • Have you linked your Dillons Plus card with the church? If you do, a portion of all your normal purchases will go to support our ministries! You can set it up by clicking here or contact the office if you’d like help.



The new flooring in the Narthex is almost complete– come check it out this Sunday!



What’s Happening @ FUMC!

Sunday, July 22
8:30am & 10:55am Worship
9:30am Blood pressure checks – 103
9:45am     Sunday School
11:05am   Radio Broadcast (KWBW 1450 AM, 98.5 FM) In memory of Betty Scott; given by Roger & Janet Scott.
12pm Welcome Back Dinner – FH

Tuesday, July 24
9:00am Sew ‘n Sews
6:30pm Kids Softball (9 & under) – Lionette West
8:30pm Kids Softball (12 & under) –  Lionette West

Wednesday, July 25
10:00am Summer Playgroup – Rice Park Splash Pad, 22 Swarrens
5:30pm SpiritFirst

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Blood Pressure Checks — 4th Sunday in June, July & August.
  • Garden Produce Table in Narthex all summer!
  • Together As One widow/widower group–watch calendar for meeting times.


Sunday Helpers
Monthly Financial Report



Miss a service? Hear something a friend needs? Worship online at fumhutch.org/video!


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