01.19.24 FUMC Announcements

January 18, 2024

Sunday, January 21
Rev. Dr. T. Ray Wheeler

Philippians 1:6 -11  
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Indeed, it is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel.  For God is my witness, how deeply I miss all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God. 
Sunday Sermon
This Sunday, we will conclude our series, Living the Dream: Project as we attempt to think about our future. Pastor Michelle and Pastor Ray will discuss projections and ministry plans on this little corner. Before us we see an exciting time and a vast horizon. God has plans, and we are the hands and feet of these plans. How do we move forward as a community while providing a place for those who will join this band of believers in the future? How do we provide a place for all our children and the children of our children to help bring about the Kingdom of God on earth? How can we continue our dance with the Holy Spirit as we move forward?


Charge Conference - Tuesday, January 23
Planning A Legacy Luncheon - Sunday, January 28
Staff Talent Showcase - Sunday, February 4
Mental Health First Aid - Saturday, February 17

Urgent announcements

Charge Conference on Tuesday, January 23
Our first Church Council meeting of the year will also serve as a Charge Conference meeting to vote on allowing Michelle Amos to enter the process for ordination. The meeting will be Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. in the Gathering Room or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 896 5772 5356
Passcode: 72712

Community Events

Planning a Legacy Luncheon
Join us for a 90-minute presentation and lunch, Planning a Legacy, that will be held in Hines Hall on Sunday, January 28th immediately following the 11:00 worship service. You will learn basic information about wills, funeral and memorial services, and end of life planning. If you are over 65, you will learn about ways you can give that can offer you immediate financial benefits, provide you with a lifetime income, and make a legacy gift to the church. As Christians, we believe in a life after our earthly life, but most of us are not planning for the transition from this life to the next.  This presentation will help you think about that planning, including practical information and useful forms. Child care will be provided for those with young children, since it is never too early to start thinking about and making these plans.
To register, click here

Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, February 17th, 8am-5pm

Sign up to attend this 8 hour training on how to respond to someone who is in a mental health crisis. You will learn useful skills and information that take some of the fear and anxiety out of responding. You may also aid in keeping a situation from escalating. Lunch will be provided. Registration deadline is Sunday, February 4. There is no charge for this training, as it is being sponsored by The Mixers Sunday school class, but the number of people allowed is limited, so please sign up here and hold your space.


Office closed Tuesday, January 23
The Church Office will be closed Tuesday, January 23 for the staff to have our annual planning retreat.

Supporting UMCOR through Relief Kits

We have a group of 12 people traveling on a mission to Sager Brown (UMCOR facility) February 4-9. The group will do a variety of jobs including putting together hygiene kits. Each participant needs to bring supplies for at least 1 kit or $50. If your family would like to support this mission, here is the list of items needed:

1. One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches, No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)
2. One washcloth (No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)
3. One comb (Must be sturdy with at least 4-7 inches of teeth, no pocket combs or picks, rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 4-7 inches of teeth).
4. One toenail or fingernail clipper (No emery boards or metal nail files)
5. Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger, No Ivory or Jergen’s soap, Do not remove from packaging).
6. One adult toothbrush (Do not remove from packaging. Personal advertising not acceptable)
7. 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)
8. One one-gallon size re-sealable bag.

You can also contribute toward the cost of the kits by submitting a check or cash indicating it is for Sager Brown or make an online gift with Sager Brown in the notes. Please make your gift by February 1.

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