Thursday, June 4, 2020

Yea! We are returning to in-church services....

Faith UMC is going to start having in-church services this Sunday, June 7th, at 10:45 am.

There will not be any Sunday School until further notice.  Only the sanctuary and restrooms are open to everyone at this time. 

If you wish to wear a mask and/or gloves, please bring your own as we will not be supplying them for everyone.  There will be plenty of hand sanitizer available.  Please be sure to observe social distancing.

If you are feeling ill or are at all uncomfortable in a group setting, please stay home.  There is no condemnation or judgement as we all have varying opinions regarding this situation.  We want to do our best to insure your safety.

Pastor Larry's message will be "The Dash on your headstone will represent your life.  What will you accomplish between your birth and your death?"

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Information on the Fair Priced Store...

Here is information on the Fair Priced Store from the Chadwicks:

Wednesday, June 3 is opening day for the Fair Priced Clothing Store. We will work every Wednesday (June 3, 10, 17 and 24)  from 9:00 to 3:00) and the last two Saturdays of June (June 20, and 22) from 9:00 to 12:00 . We will also sort clothes from 1:00 to 4:00 on Mondays. If you can help on any of those days, it will be greatly appreciated.

We plan to follow county Covid-19 guidelines:
1. Only 30 people total, volunteers and customers, are permitted in the store at a time.
2. Please stay home if you are ill.
3. All store occupants, except children under 2 years, must wear masks, and have temperatures taken at the entrance.
4. Customers must enter the store at the west door and exit at the east door. Donations will only be taken at the large west overhead door in the back.
5. Please bring your own food and drink. Break room and restroom will be open only for volunteers.
6. We will have hand sanitizers available. You may also use the restroom soap and water. Please use paper towels and sanitizing spray to wash surfaces and door knobs.
7. No toys will be in customer area.
8. Please observe 6-foot social distancing when working in the sorting room and with customers at the checkout desk.

We want to promote safety for everyone. If you have questions or can work, please call Elaine at 620-663-2502.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

When will in-church services be held??

Our coordinating council is meeting this week to discuss the reopening of Faith UMC.

I am sharing Pastor Larry's Facebook post from today to help give insight as to what a task that will be.  Please continue to pray for our country and the world as we continue to deal with this pandemic.

Matthew 18:20 Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Some folks want to just pick a Sunday to start having church again and open up. It’s not that simple, at least not if you’re part of a United Methodist Church. The pictures I post today are from our Great Plains UM conference web site. These are, Best Practices for Returning to Our House’s of Worship. The latest set of guidelines that our churches received for Opening Recommendations is 9 pages long. Contained in those 9 pages are web sites to click on for even more information. Church councils and Pastors will have to look at these Recommendations and make decisions before we pick a Sunday to start having church together in the Sanctuary. Please be patient, we are trying to open back up safely. We are also trying to follow the State of Kansas guidelines, different Phases, difficult numbers. Honestly, we don’t need “two or three for Jesus to show up.” Pray for Jesus to be with you as you read scripture, pray and listen by yourself. Jesus will be with you. Church will open up, be patient please. God Bless you today.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Scripture for Sunday...

The Scripture Pastor Larry will use for Sunday's message is Ephesians 6:1-4:

6:1 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
6:2 - "Honor your father and mother" - which is the first commandment with a promise -
6:3 - "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."  
6:4 - Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
It will be posted on our Facebook page to view Sunday morning.
Please remember that you can watch Wichita First Church on KAKE TV at 11:00 am or First UMC Hutchinson is on the radio and Facebook at 11:05.  

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Praying for others...

Enjoy this message from Pastor Larry as we face this pandemic:
We really should be praying each day for the people who go to work amongst other people. Grocery workers, health care, repair people, law, fire and emergency responders come to mind. I have family members who work amongst other people. There are some workers who can do their work safely from home or isolated from almost everyone else. Important jobs. Yet, Working with the public, patients or whoever is in your area certainly raises the risk of getting the virus. Honestly, could be deadly. A small percentage of our folks are in that dangerous zone, while many of us are safely at home. God can do his work even with a small percentage of people. Judges 7, Gideon was taking 32,000 fighters into battle. God said to Gideon, “you have to many.” 22,000 fighters left, 10,000 remained to battle. “The Lord said to Gideon, there are still to many.” The Lord and Gideon select 300 fighters to battle, more than 31,000 remained in safety . The 300 fighters went against the enemy. With God’s help, Gideon and the 300 fighters Won. Defeated the enemy, while thousands sheltered in Safety . God can win battles with a small percentage of fighters. We should still be praying for those who work around other people, it’s dangerous!

Friday, April 24, 2020

We are still under stay-at-home orders....

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Pastor Larry will be posting his Sunday message on Faith's Facebook page as we still are not able to have services at the Church.

You can also find other services on-line or there are several on TV.
Wichita First UMC is on KAKE TV at 11:00 am.
First UMC Hutchinson is on KWBW 1450 AM radio at 11:05 am and also live streams on Facebook at the same time.

God loves the faithfulness of His people!

Stay safe and blessings from Faith UMC.

Friday, April 17, 2020

We are still staying at home...

Pastor Larry will continue to video his message and post it on our Facebook page as we continue the "stay at home" order. 

This week's message is "Jesus Reinstates Peter".  The Scripture is John 21: 15-19:


15 - When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."
16 - Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."
17 - The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
18 - I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."
19 - Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, "Follow me!"


Please remember you can watch Wichita First UMC on KAKE TV at 11 am or First UMC Hutchinson broadcasts on the radio (1450 AM)  and Facebook at 11:05.

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