Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Eve 7pm worship

Christmas Eve  (December 24)

Candlelight Worship
7 p.m.
All Are Invited

Friday, December 14, 2018

Jesus and Santa

Why Jesus Is Better Than Santa

Santa lives at the North Pole…
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh…
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on water.

Santa comes but once a year…
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies…
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited…
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa…
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap…
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl, what’s your name?”…
JESUS knew our name before we were born. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and    future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly…
JESUS has a heart full of love

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO…
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says “You better not cry”…
JESUS says “Cast all your cares on me for        I care for you.”

Santa’s little helpers make toys…
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds a mansion in heaven.

Santa may make you chuckle but…
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree…
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree…the cross.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is about.
We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” 
(John 3:16).

Monday, November 19, 2018

Give Thanks

A Thanksgiving Prayer   By Samuel Pugh
Oh, God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;
And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help, by word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Meal Nov. 18th

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck
Sunday, November 18     11:45 a.m.
The turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy and plain corn/beans will be provided.  Everyone is invited to bring food to share---potluck.
Meals can be delivered to local shuts-ins if the church office is notified of the name and address by noon on Nov. 16

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sunday School Invitation

The 9:30a.m. Sunday School class that meets downstairs will begin a study of “Christianity and World Religions” a video and book-based curriculum by Rev. Adam Hamilton. 
Grab some coffee and snacks and come on down and learn about Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism -- religions we hear about in the news, but often don’t understand.  
Also: The elevator has been inspected and oiled and is ready to be utilized. 
All are invited to come to one, two or as many of the sessions as possible.  
                                                Janet Newton-Hamiliton, class facilitator

Monday, October 1, 2018

50th Anniversary October 7

In the fall of 1968, a small group of dedicated Christians met at Prosperity School located 1 mile north of 30th street on Plum (currently the Sand Hill Event Center) to begin a journey of faith worshipping together in the gym until the new church building would be built at Severance and 30th Street.
Finally on the exciting day, May 17, 1970, church members met at Prosperity school and proceeded via a caravan to our new church facility. Pastor, Rev. C. Robert Brown, explained, “This is symbolic of the children of God constantly being called upon to move from the old and familiar to the new and untried.”  They adhered to the slogan “Put Faith In Your Future.” What an amazing five minute drive that must have been!
On October 7, 2018, members and friends of Faith United Methodist will be reversing the caravan drive, worshipping at Faith UMC and then driving to the Sand Hill Event Center, where it all began, to celebrate the past 50 years. This to will be amazing! A new slogan will be on our minds; “Faith for the journey on God’s path-50 years and beyond.”
The anniversary committee hopes everyone realizes the choices we have made were done with much thought to heighten the experience of the event. We will be coming full circle and will begin a new journey on God’s path! How exciting.
See you on October 7th!  Bring your smile. Bring a friend.  All are welcome for the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Faith United Methodist Church and then the free catered meal beginning at noon at the Sand Hills Event Center.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Memories Requested

As part of our 50th church anniversary we are printing a booklet with memories.
Everyone is invited to write memories/reflections/knowledge pertaining to Faith United Methodist Church’s, church groups, leaders, events/activities, etc. and e-mail your comments to: faithumcoffice2676@gmail.com or mail your comments to the church by September 7, 2018.
We thank everyone for sharing!