Sunday, December 10, 2017

Different Kind Of Christmas

A Different Kind Of Christmas
Modified from poem by Joanna Fuchs

Sometimes Christmas is just overwhelming, it seems,
As we rush around buying up stuff.
We spend without end, and we rack up those bills,
But it feels like it’s never enough.

So this Christmas, let’s all take a different approach:
Let’s try to be more in accord with God’s Christmas gift, the best one of all
Our Sweet Jesus, our Savior, our Lord.

We’ll be gentle and patient, and loving and kind,
 And we’ll keep our priorities straight;
The gifts of the spirit, the gifts of the heart,
Are the ones that we all need celebrate.

As we decrease the stuff our stress will decease,
For we’ll feel more at peace as we package and trim,
Our true Christmas gifts of joy and delight;
As we try to be much more like Him.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Choir Cantata Sunday

Christmas Cantata presented by our church choir, 
Sunday, December 3, during 10:30 a.m. worship.  
All are invited!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 19

This Sunday, November 19, please bring something that you’re grateful for to church.  It can be the actual object, or a symbol that reminds you. Instead of a usual sermon, YOU will create the sermon together by taking turns bringing the objects to the altar and sharing about the objects---what makes you say “Thanks!” 
Following this sharing time, we’ll continue to share as we partake in Holy Communion. During the offering time we will offer thanks for your returned pledge card(s). Following worship we will continue our thankful theme as we partake in our annual Thanksgiving meal beginning at noon.
Hope to see many of you and your sharing objects this Sunday!
Giving thanks and praise,
Pastor Alan

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Upcoming Events

On Sunday October 29  we will observe All Saints Sunday and celebrate Holy Communion for all to receive.

Following worship on Oct. 29 we will have our monthly free potluck meal.
These monthly meals are open to the public.

Faith UMC is participating in the Citywide Trunk Or Treat held at the fairground parking lot on Halloween. Contributions of candy can be dropped off at the church office. Office hours are M-F 8 a.m. to11:30 a.m.

UMW Country Fair will be held on November 4, 9am to 2pm. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Unity In Diversity" Community Worship

"Unity In Diversity" Community Worship Service
Sunday, October 22    6 p.m.    
Hosted At Hutchinson First United Methodist Church

The NAACP is taking the lead in organizing. The numerous music groups and brief speakers (there will not be a "main" speaker) are all chosen to celebrate our community's diversity. It will be about worshiping together!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Worship

The October sermon series is called:
“Mustard Seed Moments: Small, Insignificant, Overlooked Life-Changers.”
October 1
titled “Sack Lunch Leftovers”
scripture is John 6:1-14
theme is abundance
this is also World Wide Communion Sunday--communion will be served
October 8
titled “Rebekah and Holy Hospitality”
scripture is Genesis 24:10-21
theme is ordinary becoming extraordinary
October 15
titled “Leavening the Kingdom Of God”
scripture is Matthew 13:31-33
theme is God in our midst
this is also Laity Sunday
October 22
titled “The prophet girl and the servant commander”
scripture is 2 Kings 5:1-27
theme is faith
October 29
titled “And many others are cheering us on, welcoming us home”
scripture is Luke 8:1-3
theme is everyday people helping us--Saints in our midst
this is also All Saints Sunday--communion will be served

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Garage Sale

 Garage Sale
Saturday, September 30th
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Church Basement
Bring items to sale to the church basement anytime the office is open
No clothes please
If the item wont go downstairs we have a large parking lot  :)
Notify the office if you need someone to pick up your items
Have baked goods to the church by noon on Sept. 29th 
Volunteers Needed: There is a sign-up sheet at church for set-up,  greeter/assist with elevator, cashiers,  help throughout the day