Weekly Update for April 20, 2017

 

 

Weekly Update

This Sunday: Hope for Politics

Do you ever wonder what God has to say about politics?

Politics are always a touchy topic, but right now worries, fears, and emotions around politics are running especially high in America and around the world. I don’t suppose any of us really knows what God thinks of it all, despite the fact that many claim to. But the Bible does provide some thoughts on politics in general and how we are to think about it as Christians.

This week we begin a new series called “Hope for Life,” and we’re kicking it off with a bang: “Hope for Politics.” Join us this Sunday– I promise you’ll leave with more hope than when you came in!

Church Conference + Sunday School Appreciation
We two other special things happening this Sunday as well! The first is a special, called Church Conference (church-wide meeting) to recommend Brenda Hogan as a candidate for ministry. The journey to ordained/licensed is a long one and it starts at home. Brenda has already been interviewed and recommended by our Staff Parish Relations Committee and now it’s time for our church as a whole to chime in. Our District Superintendent will be here at 9:30am (or right after the 8:30 service) to lead us, we’ll also vote to continue Jeff Graber’s candidacy. Join us!

Also this week we’ll have a Sunday school Teacher/Teacher helper Appreciation Brunch. Please help us recognize the people in our church who work hard to serve others. In lieu of our normal Sunday school hour, we will meet in the parlor for Brunch and a short recognition. Please help by bringing breakfast casseroles, fruit or rolls.

Fair Priced Clothing Store Grand Opening Tonight

Tonight is the grand re-opening of the Fair Price Clothing Store in it’s new location! Join us tonight during Third Thursday on Ave. B just west of Main for free hotdogs, chips, and cookies and to check out the new store! Do you have any clothes to donate? Bring them by and we’ll make sure they go to help someone in need!

Worship & Bluegrass Concert

We have an extra special event coming up at FUMC…

Next Sunday, April 30, we will have a Worship and Bluegrass Concert at 3:30pm! SpiritFirst will play some of your worship favorites as well as a couple new ones (rumor has it Elvis Costello might even be involved.) The Bluegrass group has been tuning their dobros and mandolins while polishing old favorites like I’ll Fly Away and Wayfaring Stranger. We’ll have a few special music pieces from some of our talented musicians, too!

The concert is really coming together well and this is an especially good opportunity to invite your friends. (We’ll have a reception with treats and a special offering for all our good ministries, too.) Hope to see you there!

April 23rd, please help us recognize the people in our church who work hard to serve others. In lieu of our normal Sunday school hour, we will meet in the parlor for Brunch and a short recognition. Please help by bringing breakfast casseroles, fruit or rolls.

UMCOR Health Kits
We are still in need of a few items for the Health Kits. Hand towels, combs and $1 donations for the kits. If you have items to donate there is a spot in the Narthex to leave them. Here is the link for specifics: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Health

  • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
  • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
  • No pocket combs or picks please
  • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth.

 

 

Other Blessings

  • Pantry Needs: Spaghetti sauce, canned chicken, canned tuna, canned ham, assorted juices, crackers, peanut butter & jelly.
  • 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.

 

 

Come to Third Thursday TONIGHT to celebrate the Fair Price Clothing Store Grand Re-Opening!

 

 

Sunday, April 23

Noisy Change
8:30am & 10:55am Worship
9:30am     Church Conference
9:45am     Sunday School
11:05am   Radio Broadcast (KWBW 1450 AM, 98.5 FM)
12:15pm   Sunday School  Appreciation Brunch for
Teachers / Teachers Helpers
2:30 pm    Disciple III – 202

Monday, April 24
2:00pm     Memorial – 100

Tuesday, April 25

9:00am     Sew ‘N’ Sews
1:00pm     Disciple III – 202
7:00pm     Church Council – Friendship Place

Wednesday, April 26

1:15pm     Prayer Group – Bridal Room
5:30pm     SpiritFirst
Youth
6:15pm      Chimes
7:00pm      Choir

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, April 30th
3:30pm

BlueGrass / Worship Concert & Reception

 

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