Eleven youth, five adults and one younger sibling with ties to FUMC attended Resurrection 2019 together in Pigeon Forge, TN, January 25th thru 27th. Everyone attended four worship services that featured music from I Am They, a contemporary Christian band, and a message from Jorge Acevedo on grace. There was also time for fellowship within […]
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Welcome to December! It is a month in which we not only anticipate the celebration of God becoming human in Jesus of Nazareth, it is also the time in which we anticipate family get-togethers, special meals, and a time to renew old acquaintances. It is also a time of dread. I personally dread it becoming […]
Kid Junction is still alive and fulfilling our mission!!! For October and November we have assisted 14 families and 25 children. A huge thanks to our volunteers: Janis Kurtz, Glenna McFadden, Nancy Westmoreland, Irene Turner and Elsie Davis. Each of you is an integral part in making this local mission successful. To God be the […]
What a blessing we all received at CBS on Sunday, November 11th. There were 10 children present and 6 adults who heard the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers as told by our puppets Pink and Tigger. Following that they completed the bulletin board about thankful hearts then painted over a secret message from […]
This year the Christmas poinsettias that decorate the church will be red and the cost is $22.00 each. For anyone interested in purchasing one in honor or memory of a loved one, please place your order as soon as possible and no later than December 5th. Order forms will be placed in the bulletin and […]
It is November. I think of it as the “in-between time.” The time between Halloween and Christmas. Although Advent and Christmas are a high season on the Christian calendar, there are important special dates this month. All Saints Day is November 1, and we celebrate it the Sunday after Nov. 1 as All Saints Sunday. […]
Mission statement “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:14 Our youngest member of our children’s bible study group is Hunter Isom. Hunter has been coming to church with his grandmother since he was a baby and even then he loved church. […]
Our next UMW meeting will be held November 13th at 10:00 a.m. Barbara and Elaine have the program. Lunch plans will be announced closer to the meeting date. Plans are going forward to put the Angel Tree up November 20th with gifts due back December 10th. More on that later. The Cookie Walk is scheduled […]
It was a wet September. We witnessed a five-inch rainfall night and then a week later, Hurricane Florence, downgraded to a tropical depression, moved through our area. Perhaps October will not be as dramatic weather-wise. As I sit here writing the first draft of “pastoral ponderings” for October, the sun is shining brightly! There is hope! We hope to […]
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