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Attendance - Aug. 21, 2016
FUMC Children’s Ministries “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 8:30 AM Sunday 9:45 AM Sunday 11:00 AM
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Bishop: Young Jin Cho Fredericksburg DS: Ted Smith Ministers: Members of the Congregation Lead Pastor: Ext. 104 [email protected]
Associate Pastor: Ext. 106 [email protected]
Director of Youth Ministry: Ext. 107 [email protected]
Director of Children’s Ministry: Ext. 110 [email protected]
Organist/Director of Adult Choir: Ext. 116 [email protected]
Interim Director of Bell Choirs: Ext. 114 [email protected]
Praise Team Leader: Ext. 113 [email protected]
Preschool Director: Ext. 117 [email protected]
Facilities Manager: Ext.115 [email protected]
Office Manager: Ext. 105 [email protected]
Financial Administrator: Ext. 102 [email protected]
Church Secretary: Ext. 103 [email protected]
Where in the World is Pastor Robb? Not in his church office this Wednesday, August 31st from 1:30-3:30PM. Instead, Pastor Robb will be holding community office hours at the Panera Bread on Route 17 in Stafford that Wednesday and he invites you to come on by and share a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and engage in conversation. No appointment is necessary! For more info contact Pastor Robb at [email protected]
or at the church (540) 373-9021 X. 106.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN TODAY Today is the last Sunday of the month during the summer, so our children’s Sunday School classes will not meet. Please worship with your family. Primary Sunday School 4 Year Old Teachers Needed Do you love children? Do you love the Bible? Would you be willing to share the Gospel with our four year old Sunday School children? We are in need of two adult teachers for this class. Curriculum and materials are provided. Please pray about this special opportunity and call Shannon Bolick with any questions or to join our team. We are also searching for an assistant teacher in our first grade classroom. Rotation Station Trivia Contest After a battle of the minds to rival Biblical scholars, the winners of this year’s “End of the Year Bible Trivia Contest” are…THE FOURTH GRADERS! Blessing of the Backpacks As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to invite students of all ages to bring their backpack to worship with them on September 4. We will be asking God’s blessings on the new year of school activities and using your backpacks as a symbol at all services. For those worshiping at 9:45, we ask the children to join us in worship at 9:45. Promotion / Kick Off Sunday September 11 is our promotion Sunday as we kick off a new year of children’s ministry programs. On this day, children will move to their new grade levels in Sunday School. Children should go directly to their new classes. Second graders will join Rotation Station on the second floor. Children’s Sabbath 2016 Once again we will celebrate the National Children’s Sabbath by having children lead us in worship. This year children will lead all three services on October 16. If your child would like to participate, please let Shannon Bolick know. Our theme will be “All I Needed To Know.” There are ways for everyone to share their talents. Fifth graders have the special opportunity to help share the message. We are also looking for children who would like to share their talents of music or dance. Third Grade Bibles Every year we present third graders with new Bibles on our celebration of Children’s Sabbath. If you have a rising third grader, please pick up a Third Grade Bible form found in the Gathering Space, outside the chapel, or at room 203. The deadline to turn in names for the Bibles is September 18.
YOUTH Thank you for a fun summer! There are no activities planned for this upcoming week. Rest up and get ready for our big Fall Kickoff Sunday, September 11 from 5-7. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and for a great year ahead of us. Rising 6th Graders Can’t wait to meet everyone. Please make sure to email [email protected]
to get on the mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!
Sunday, September 11, 5:00 – 7:00 Fall Kickoff/Parent meeting Please come check us out. We will be sharing a potluck meal, learning about the year ahead, and participating in games/fun get-to know you activities and worshipping with our new Youth Praise Band. Bring your parents to join in the excitement!
SMALL GROUP STUDY: What It Means to Worship What this study covers: This 8-week study will cover historical development and theological understanding of Christian worship as an offering of thanks and listening for the voice of God as Holy Other. Weekly topics include worship as a reflection of culture and cultural consciousness; worship and world religions; worship and symbol and worship rites and rituals. The reading and exercises will include Corporate as well as individual worship practices. Dates: The study will begin September 7/8 and be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The study ends November 2/3 and will not meet October 5/6. Nursery services will be made available both Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Contact: If interested, please contact Carole duBois at [email protected]
or phone (540) 361-1589.
Starting September 14 after the Wednesday Night Meal at Fredericksburg UMC Hopefully you are appreciating the message series: “Good to Great in God’s Eyes” based on the book by Chip Ingram. There is also an excellent small group study to help you learn more and dig deeper. Starting September 14 on each Wednesday night at 6:15 or 6:30 following a delicious dinner served at our church. Larry and Mell Davies will be teaching this series. We hope you will join them. Each Wednesday night – Dinner between 5 and 6:30, Class will start between 6:15 and 6:30. Our classes will cover the same 10 important concepts. Sept. 14 Getting Started - Think Great Thoughts Sept 21 Read Great Books Sept 28 Pursue Great People, Dream Great Dreams Oct 5 Pray Great Prayers, Take Great Risks Oct 12 Make Great Sacrifices, Enjoy Great Moments Oct 19 Empower Great People, Develop Great Habits, Conclusion Our prayer is for this series and book to cultivate your desire to follow Jesus more closely. Good to Great in God’s Eyes is about a willingness to improve yourself. But desires don’t accomplish much if there’s no follow through, no plan to accomplish them. We hope and pray this will serve as a blueprint for building the life God has designed for you. The small group study starts Sept. 14 at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, room 210. Join us as we work toward moving from Good to Great in God’s Eyes.
MINISTRY EXPO We SEEK to Know YOU Better I praise God for:
In observance of the holiday, the Church will be closed on September 5, 2016 Thank you from your Staff.
Please take the time to complete the “Fredericksburg United Methodist Church and YOU” form. We are continuing the process of updating our membership records and need your help. We are updating our database for “Gifts, Time, and Talents” now that we have our new Mission Statement: Seek, Serve, Grow, and Connect. Thank you from your administrative staff for completing your form and returning it to the Administrative Office or send it to [email protected]
On September 10th-11th we will celebrate our Ministry Expo to kick-off the ministry year. We will have various ministries of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church set up throughout the building for persons to learn about and sign up for and get involved in any of the ministry areas, groups or events in the life of the church. All worship services will meet in their regular worship space. To register and reserve a Ministry Expo display table space, please contact Kitti Mann [email protected]
For more information about the Ministry Expo please contact Pastor Robb at [email protected]
or (540) 373-9021, x106.
Job Opportunity!! MUSIC DIRECTOR: YOUTH, HANDBELL AND CHILDREN'S MUSIC PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Directs or oversees the direction of youth, hand bell and children's groups, choirs and ensembles. Selects music for all worship services. 2. Oversees adult leadership for each of the groups so that opportunities are offered in a variety of instrumental and vocal music. 3. Prepares musical opportunities including instrumental and voice for participation in additional worship services, concerts and musicals throughout the year. 4. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of the Senior Pastor. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Degree in church music/choral conducting preferred. 2. Experience training and directing youth, handbell and children's music. For more information or to see the complete Job Description please contact the Administrative Office at 540-373-9021 Ext. 105.
Celebrate Our Church Family Sunday October 16, ALL are invited to picnic on the green. (Noon – 4pm) Games for all ages Music & Entertainment Burgers and hot dogs, as well as FUMC covered dish delicacies Parsonage visits Fellowship & good food
FREDERICKSBURG UMC PRAYER REQUESTS Week of August 22, 2016 HOSPITALIZED: C Franklin Powell Rob McDaniel CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY: Roger and Sherri Pierce and family (his father) Becky and Tim Patrick and family (his father) HEALTH CONCERNS Richard Szarz Alice Blain* Ed Resio* Ed Manger* Darrel Roy & family Marilyn Beagle Myllie Ayers Ed Ayers Dave Kuck Tonya Nelson Bill Botts * Elena Botts Eliza Botts Ethan Botts Judy Molly Hannah Dan Gill Lisa Wayne Jackson Carol Boyer Gilmore Mary Katherine Resio Scott Linda Donaldson Bill Hammen* Gwen Reilly* Anne Blosser* Iona & Richard Siegel Kelly Hicks Joe and Lisa Besceglia Jackson Rebecca Judy
Contact Mike Cotter [email protected]
or 540-786-3658 if you have ideas or are willing to help.
Help Mission Control Mission Control is an area in the church that groups/individuals may use to collect items for projects that are needed to serve our community, country, and world. Mission Control is located near the elevator in the Gathering Space outside of Kobler Hall. We are in the process of updating information on the various groups/individuals that are collecting items in Mission Control. In order to have the most up-to-date records, we are asking anyone that is currently in charge of a bin in Mission Control to contact: Lisa Simmermon at [email protected]
or 540-785-8664. Please provide the following information: a contact person and/or their email or phone number, the start and end date for the project and what is being collected. In the future we will print the list of items being collected in the bulletin.
Volunteer In Missions Needs Our Help! The tornado that struck Virginia on Feb. 24, 2016 caused widespread damage and death from Waverly VA thru Tappahannock VA and could have just as easily struck the Fredericksburg area. FUMC has the opportunity to assist in rebuilding the community of Tappahannock beginning the week of September 19 – 23 through UMVIM. There is much to be done but no special construction skills are required. FUMC is trying to see if there is enough interest in putting a “Team” together to support part of the week. Please look into your hearts and see if this is something we can do for our neighbors. If interested please e-mail [email protected]
and remember: Prayer Care Share
SCHOOL DRESSING DAYS A big thank you to all of you who supported School Dressing Days this year with donations of money, shoes, outerwear, jeans, toiletries, undies and socks, shirts, and backpacks. A special thank you to those who gave your time and energy to work at the event or setting up for it. Everything went very smoothly and we served 1,100 children this year. We’ll be back in 2017!
LIFE EVENTS Laila Mark C Flood victims Amy Brown Family Clarisse Wiley Barbara Roberson Returning students Brendan Ben Church and nation Homeless Unemployed Susie Nordstrom’s family Shelter animals Nell Sullivan family/friends Peace/love in hearts/minds Alienated/excluded in USA Residents/violent countries
Prayer Shawl Ministry All those who knit or crochet are invited to the next Prayer Shawl meeting on Wednesday, September 21st. We meet in the Parlor from 12:30-2:30. Bring your yarn, knitting needles or crochet hook, and your own drink. We hope you can join us! Contact Nancy Swift at [email protected]
Primary Sunday School 4 Year Old Teachers Needed We are in need of two adult teachers for four year old Sunday School class. Curriculum and materials are provided. Please pray about this special opportunity and call Shannon Bolick with any questions or to join our team; 540373-9021 Ext. 110 or 540-848-5186.
Youth Sunday School Assistant Sunday School assistant needed. We are in search of a caring person to assist with the 78th grade classroom Sunday mornings at 9:45. Have a passion for youth but not sure about teaching? Contact Amy at [email protected]
for more information.
*denotes FUMC member
Preferred Contact Information: Phone No. ________________________________ Email: ________________________________ I would like to help: ___ Sound Team ___ Hospitality/Refreshments ___ 9:45 Ushers ___ Serve Communion ___ Youth Ministry
Wednesday Dinners Start September 14, 2016
PRAISE: Pastors Larry & Robb, Dewey & Lyn, Keeley family, family/friends in WV LONG-TERM CONCERNS: Will be posted by name the 1st Sunday of each month SERVING IN THE MILITARY AND PUBLIC SERVICE: Will be posted by name the second Sunday of each month.
Email your reservations to: Mona Lamb at [email protected]
or call 540-373-9021 and give your reservation to the receptionist. If you would like to help set-up, serve, or clean-up please contact Mary Jordon at 540303-2281.
___ Primary Sunday school teacher ___ Youth Sunday school assistant ___ Children’s Ministry ___ Show Slides at 9:45 ___ Prayer Team ___ Prayer Shawl Ministry
United Methodist Women We are women united for mission with women, children, and youth. All interested women are invited to join us. For more information, contact Janine Kuty (540-8980256 or [email protected]
). September 1 10:00 a.m. Gladys Cocke Circle--Downstairs Fellowship Hall Fellowship and Coffee 10:30 a.m. Program: The UMW Reading Program, Leader: Charlotte Edge Opportunity: Bring feminine hygiene products for Micah September 6 2:00 p.m. Wesleyan Circle, Room 102 Program: Mandalas--Meditative Art. Leader: Shirley Cullop September 8 7:30 p.m. Mary Ellen Stephenson Circle, Parlor Program: An Evening with the Davies and Almys: Getting Acquainted with Larry, Mell, Robb, and Diana
Van Driving Opportunity Fredericksburg UMC has a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the campus of the University of Mary Washington and welcome college students to come and worship with us. This specific opportunity includes picking up and dropping off college students using the church van. Going off to college for the first time where you do not know many people can be daunting. Having a church home in your college town can help. Having an anchor of faith in the midst of the college years can make a difference in one's collegiate experience. And, did you know, that some of the UMW students who have attended FUMC in the past have gone on to be ministers and done other great things to change the world. Our offer to give college students a ride can make all the difference. To help by being on a rotation of drivers, please contact Pastor Robb [email protected]
Volunteers Needed Take a look around the church Sunday as the worship service unfolds. Many volunteers participate: ushers, communion servers, scripture readers, communion preparers. We need more volunteers. Prayerfully consider offering some of your time to serve our church in this way. Please contact John or Kitti Mann for more info and to volunteer: 540-891-1671; [email protected]
___ Micah Lunch Program ___ Wednesday Night Dinners ___ Ushers
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Preschool has Openings. FUMC preschool still has openings for 3 and 4 year olds. Please share the word about our amazing preschool with your family and friends. Contact our director, Becky Patrick at [email protected]
for more information.
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___ Baptism & Baptismal Reaffirmation ___ How to join this church family ___ Children’s Activities ___ Youth Activities ___ Men’s Activities ___ Women’s Activities ___
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