First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
FEED THE NEED Putting our faith into motion by feeding the body, mind and soul
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Barbeque and Concert Fund Raiser
There are times when procrastination is not good like waiting until the last minute to write this news letter article as it is 10:15PM on a Sunday night. Then there are times when procrastination actually makes things easier such as not organizing the dinner and auction this year because with the fire we now have nowhere to hold it at church.
However with the temporary loss of Hurd Hall and not having the dinner and auction we have a $3,500 fund raiser that we must now replace with one or many different fund raisers. To that end I would like to let everybody know about an outside barbeque dinner we are having on Saturday July 23rd from 4-6 pm at church. Though this fund raiser won’t raise $3,500, with your participation, and hopefully pulling in customers off the street, we can raise a good percentage of that money. Following the dinner GRASP will be performing our own concert on the commons down the street from 6:00 to 8:00. Hopefully all of you will be able to make both and enjoy a great night out. Also pray for good weather as we will need it. More information and signup sheets will be forth coming later on this summer, but put the date on the calendar for now and we hope to see you there.
One Night with the King
The new Bible study ONE NIGHT WITH THE KING comes to FUMC Wednesday evenings in June. This is a study of the unique book of Esther, regarded as the greatest short story in Jewish literature and the basis for the festival of Purim. The book of Esther, although only 10 chapters long, contains just about everything you could imagine: A banished queen, secret plots, a harem, eavesdropping, a beautiful new queen with a big secret, intrigue at a beauty school, an evil villain, and chaos in the streets. Each session will consist of a 30-minute portion of the movie “One Night With The King”, along with discussion of the corresponding portion of the book. Join us June 29 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in Conference Room 1.
This year’s VBS is July 18-22 from 5-8pm at First United Methodist Church. As always, we will begin each quest with a delicious dinner. Anyone interested in joining our team is welcome to our meeting on May 29 at 11:30. If you have any questions, please see Michelle Pyrich. Come spelunking with us!!!
Sunday School will be learning about Pentecost this month. Children will discover God’s gift of the Holy Spirit and what that means for us! We will also be working hard preparing for Children’s Sunday on June 12. Robert is working on some special songs with our students and we will also be practicing to help lead worship that morning. We hope you can join us in May as we prepare to celebrate our children!
We welcome the fresh perspective and variety each reader brings to the pulpit on Sunday mornings. Of course, we always appreciate the contributions of those who sign up regularly, looking forward to their continued participation. So, as we embark on the journey, let’s share the joy of sharing His word with one another. There are still spots available in June and July. Sign-up sheets for 8:30 or 10:00 service (your preference) are available in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your support.