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

Monday, August 7, 2017

newsletter excerpt

Copied from our August church newsletter:
As we begin our second year in ministry together, let me reiterate how excited I am to be serving Christ with you. I look forward to a bright future as we strive to serve the interest of not ourselves--but the interest of God.
To assist me in reflecting upon our journey--the ups and downs this past year, I reread our past newsletters. The below was in my introductory letter to you a year ago. I think it’s worth sharing again:
One of my many favorite sayings, The Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila, reminds us that:
     “Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours;
     yours are the eyes through which He looks compassion on this world;
     yours are the feet with which He walks to do good;
     yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world;
     yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are His body.
     Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

As we continue onward, I pray that God continues to provide each of us with abundant new gifts and graces for ministry. I will continue to lift you in prayer and ask that you pray for me as well.    God Bless,   Pastor Alan Gager

Thursday, July 27, 2017

used/old bicycles needed

Old bicycles never die - they go on to serve a greater purpose!
If you have a bike taking up space in your garage or behind your garage 
take it to First Call for Help at 721 West 2nd Street, Hutchinson. 
They are using parts and pieces of bikes to create usable bicycles 
for people to use for transportation around Hutch.  
All bikes are welcomed - children's, youth and adults.  
Questions?  Call Kathy Davis, Director, at 620-669-0159