Layettes – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

As you can see we have some baby items on display. They are for the layettes the United Methodist Women put together for the Family Health Department. They receive 1 gift bag per month. Each bag contains 1 hat, 1 onesie, 1 sleeper, a blanket or quilt, and 1 receiving blanket. In it is a […]

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Stewardship Giving

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Plans are being finalized for the annual United Methodist Women’s summer picnic. This year the theme will be a Hawaiian luau; so shake out your favorite muumuu. put on your leis and plan to attend. The event will be Tuesday, August 7, at noon at the church. Janet Helmbold is in charge of securing the speaker and […]

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A View from the Belfry May 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

  Greetings from the belfry! I’m writing this a little early (April 15) and it’s still winter!!! The wind is blowing, the snow is falling, the roads are icy, and I’ve decided to go back into hibernation! Before I do so, however, I need to comment on some of the projects I see going on […]

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View from the Belfry August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Greetings from Benny, your very own belfry denizen! (I learned a new word! For the one or two of you who may not already know, a denizen is a resident, or more specifically, a resident of a place which wasn’t its natural habitat. For a bat, I guess the natural habitat would usually be trees […]

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Lay Leader Lines – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Q: I keep hearing about new repairs that have to be made, more expenses which we need to cover, etc. Is there never an end to the seemingly endless way in which we have to spend money on the church? We aren’t made of money, you know, and the stuff doesn’t grow on trees! A: […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The month of January is a time when many people seek new beginnings. 2016 has come to a close and we find ourselves in the midst of 2017. Every year we resolve to make the new year better, more fulfilling or even less hectic than the one before. The new year is a way to […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  September, since 9/11 has for me been a month of sorrows. The United Methodist Church has not designated a specific Sunday to remember the terrorist attack in worship, but it is difficult to forget that day. Some would just as soon forget and let it go without notice, perhaps because it is too painful to remember, […]

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From The Pastor’s Desk – August 2016

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

  Polarization.  In my opinion, this is becoming  the cultural and political problem in our                                       country and the United Methodist Church. That’s a pretty sweeping statement, but it’s  intended to spark some thought and dialog on faith and life. So, […]

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United Methodist Women February 2016

Monday, February 1st, 2016

  There is an old saying that “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”. Here at FUMC prayer is a very important element in our Christian life. We have an ongoing “Prayer Chain” that is called upon, not only for our in-church concerns but concerns in the community and beyond as […]

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United Methodist Women January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

          Just a few Notes for the Month of January 2016:  There will be no UMW meeting for the Month of January. The next UMW meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16,2016. This will be our service of Prayer and Self-denial. More information will come on this as the date […]

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