Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Quartet Sunday During Worship

The 4Given Quartet 
performing at Faith United Methodist Church
for the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, January 6
The local country western group will share some Christmas songs.
A love offering will be taken to give to the group.
Fellowship and snacks following.

During 2019...

During 2019 may the Lord
allow us to have
enough happiness to keep us sweet –
enough trials to keep us strong –
enough sorrow to keep us human –
enough hope to keep us happy –
enough failure to keep us humble –
enough success to keep us eager –
enough friends to give us comfort –
enough wealth to meet our needs –
enough enthusiasm to make us
look forward to tomorrow –
and enough determination to make each
day better than the day before.
                                      Author Unknown

New Year Prayer

New Year's Resolutions to God
John Wesley, Methodism's founder, liked to do a special service on New Year's Day. It was a service of re-dedication to God, sort of like renewing your New Year's resolution to God.
So many New Year's resolutions don't last until February...
what will you do this year to help your faith grow?
Come to worship for a good start!

The prayer below is drawn from Wesley's Renewal Service. 
What would happen if you prayed it every day for a year?

Wesley Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
Exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O Glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

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