10.20.2023 FUMC Announcements

October 19, 2023

Sunday, October 22
Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 
We hear the Good Samaritan parable so often, we lose sight of how dangerous this story is.  In fact, it calls us into danger. But it also sets up some healthy boundaries as well. We will look to this story for guidance on how to love those who are dangerous and in danger while honoring our own lives as well. 

dates at a glance

Saturday, October 21 - OneTogether Winery Tour & Lunch
Sunday, October 22 - Killers of the Flower Moon Discussion
Sunday, October 22 - Beer and Hymns | Dead Poets Society
Thursday, October 26 - Journeys of Paul Informational Meeting
Sunday, October 29 - Trunk or Treat
Saturday, November 4 - Fall Landscape Cleanup
Sunday, November 12 - Thanksgiving Bags

Urgent announcements

Second Street Pantry Temporarily Suspending Benevolence
Second Street Pantry is temporarily suspending benevolence (assistance with rent, utilities, etc.) through the rest of the calendar year. We remind all of our congregation that you can give one-time or set up regular giving to the Pantry using our online giving or through designated gifts in the offering plate.

Sager Brown February 2024 Mission Trip Registration
Save the Date: February 4th-9th, 2024

Join us on a mission trip to the UMCOR Sager Brown facility in Baldwin, Louisiana. During the week of February 4-9, 2024, volunteers will assist with cleaning, organizing disaster relief supplies, light construction projects, and community outreach in the area.

This is a working mission trip, but also an opportunity for spiritual reflection and devotion.

Trip Details:
Sign-up Deadline: October 31, 2023
Cost: $330 per person (includes lodging and meals)
Transportation not included, but we'll coordinate as a group
Non-refundable payment due at registration

Informational Meeting: Learn more at a short info meeting on October 15 after the 9 a.m. service in the coffee area or after the 11 a.m. service in Hines Hall.

Trip Contacts: Kathy Dunn, Dan Dunn, Brad Anderson, Connie Anderson, Johnna Kosnoff

Parking Lot Closed
The church parking lot will be closed this Saturday, October 21. The hosts of the Big Sugar Classic will be staging events using our lot.

Family Ministries

Children's Ministries Monthly Mission
Once a month our children's Sunday School hour becomes a mission opportunity. On November 5, our children will be packing First Aid kits. These kits will go to our Second St. Pantry friends, as well as Havenwood families. Ms. Allison's goal is to make 100 kits that morning, and we need your help collecting the supplies needed to fill our kits. Please drop off any donations in the red baskets outside the office door.

1. small ointment tubes
2. alcohol swab packets
3. travel hand sanitizer
4. Band-Aids, all sizes
5. latex gloves
6. gauze pad packets

Community Events

Trunk or Treat: Candy Collection + Trunk Sign-Ups

This year, we would love for our families to host a trunk! Trunk decorating will start at 3pm. Families will fellowship in Hines Hall with snacks and a costume contest starting at 3:30pm. Trunk or Treating will be from 4-5:30pm in the parking lot. Click here to host a trunk! 

Not hosting a trunk? Donations of candy will be collected outside the church office and elevator in silver tubs.

Beer & Hymns | Dead Poets Society
It's spooky season, so we're bringing some tunes back from the dead! Join us at Bike Rack Brewing Co. on Sunday, October 22 to honor the artists we have loved and lost by raising your glass, raising your voice, and raising funds for charity.

Our featured nonprofit this month is Ozark Adaptive Sports Association (OZASA), which benefits people with physical disabilities in the Greater Northwest Arkansas area who wish to stay physically active. They strive to build an inclusive community for people with disabilities and offer opportunities for them to compete in sports and have fun!

Ways to Donate
• In person at our events
• Give online at beerandhymns.com
• Venmo to @BeerAndHymnsCharity

Laugh at the Darkness!

other announcements

Voyages of Paul Informational Meeting
In October 2024, take a journey that helps your faith come alive in new ways, and cruise the Mediterranean at the same time! To learn how, come to an informational meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in person in the Gathering Room or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 814 7816 1636 Passcode: 72712).

  Methodism 101

Have questions about basic beliefs and practices in Methodism? New to Methodism or a longtime member who needs a refresher? Join Pastor Michelle in the Youth Common Space (2nd floor) for a 6 week class from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays starting October 8 to learn about some of the basics of our particular type of Christianity. No need to sign up - just show up!

Fall Landscape Cleanup

Our lawn and landscaping is maintained entirely by volunteers. It is time to finish some projects and prepare for winter. We have a work day Saturday, November 4 from 8am until noon. Projects include completing the work on the front of the sanctuary, removing or trimming some shrubs, weeding beds and clearing leaves. If you can help please contact Toni   or call the church office at 479.273.2712.

Thanksgiving Bags Available This Coming Week

Empty Second Street Pantry Thanksgiving Bags will be available this coming week. Pick one up, fill it with requested food, and bless a family for the holidays! The bags will be due back to the church on Sunday, November 12.

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