Thursday, June 7, 2018

CONCERT


Archer Vocal Edition musical group from Oklahoma will be performing during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service on June 17th 
at Faith United Methodist Church, 820 East 30th Street.

The family of eight, performs a variety of  gospel songs and hymns.        
Accompanied by live music from the Piano, Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, Omni Chord, Melodicas, Indian Flute, Harmonica,   Trumpets, Bells and Percussion.

TWO offerings will be taken on Father’s Day.
One for the church and a love offering for the Archer Family.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Father’s day while being inspired by a 
family that comes together to share their talents.

ALL ARE INVITED---INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

mark your calendars


SACK LUNCHES:  Saturday’s In June
Our Missions and Outreach Team is planning to make brown bag lunches to give away at the Fair Price Store during the Saturday’s in June. (When we work at the store.) We need weekly donations of peanut butter, bread, apples, oranges, granola bars, chips. Call the office to arrange a time to bring donations to the church kitchen. 
CHURCH-WIDE GARAGE SALE:  Saturday, July 21st
Start cleaning out your closets.  We will need many helpers. We will clean up the same day and make sure left-over items are taken away. Proceeds will go to our 50th Anniversary celebration.
VBS: Saturday mornings on Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18.  
Our Faith Formation Team will share more details as they are made.
50th Anniversary: Sunday, October 7th   
Faith UMC will celebrate our anniversary on October 7. Our Bishop will preach during 10:30 a.m. worship.  A catered meal and program will follow.  More information will be shared as they are finalized, but please plan to celebrate with us October 7th.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

smile

        SMILE and laugh
            It makes a difference
                 in you and the world.                 
                                 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Holy Humor Sunday


Join us April 8, when we will have FUN on Holy Humor Sunday-
-saying jokes,having a festive atmosphere and continuing the joy of Easter.
Many churches are resurrecting an old Easter custom begun by the Greeks in the early centuries of Christianity---"Holy Humor Sunday" celebrations of Jesus' resurrection on the Sunday after Easter.
For centuries in Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant countries, the week following Easter Sunday, including "Bright Sunday" (the Sunday after Easter), was observed by the faithful as "days of joy and laughter" with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
Churchgoers and pastors played practical jokes on each other, drenched each other with water, told jokes, sang, and danced.
The custom was rooted in the musings of early church theologians (like Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and John Chrysostom) that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. "Risus paschalis - the Easter laugh," the early theologians called it.


Monday, March 12, 2018

No Fooling Around – You're Invited

April 1st
Easter Worship
10:30 a.m.

PALM SUNDAY DINNER


Faith UMC annual Palm Sunday Dinner will be hosted by the UMW on March 25th beginning at 11:30 a.m. (following worship).
UMW will provide the ham, potatoes, drinks and table service. Please bring your favorite side dish to share with others (potluck).
Meals can be delivered to local shuts-ins if the church office is notified of the name and address by noon on March 23rd.
Everyone is invited for this time of fellowship and food. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lent Defined

LENT                                                                              
From The United Methodist Book Of Worship
“Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.    Lent comes from the Anglo–Saxon word lencten, which means "spring."   The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter.  Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians. The First Sunday describes Jesus' temptation by Satan; and the Sixth Sunday (Passion/Palm Sunday), Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and Christ's subsequent passion and death.  Because Sundays are always little Easters, the spirit of Lent should be tempered with joyful expectation of the Resurrection.”

“The Great Three Days—sometimes called the Triduum or Pasch—from sunset Holy Thursday through sunset Easter Day are the climax of Lent and a bridge into the Easter season. These days proclaim the mystery of Jesus Christ's passion, death, and resurrection.  During these days, the community journeys with Jesus from the upper room, to the cross, to the tomb, and to the garden on Easter Day.”