PROMOTION SUNDAY, August 20 for all ages. Please contact the church office if you have a child entering Kindergarten.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! If you had your picture made, stop by the table in the parlor this Sunday and pick up your copy. If you would like a copy of the directory, we have a few extra for $5 a piece.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY classes will begin September 6 as part of our After Hours Wednesday program. Sign up via the church website or contact the church office. Mark your calendars and plan to make Wednesdays at FUMC an important part of your family’s activities each week!
IT’S TIME FOR J-FORCE REGISTRATION! Find registration forms in the Great Hall or online at fumcmonroela.org. J-Force will begin September 6. Also, volunteers are needed—please contact Kem Alexander to volunteer.
NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STUDY starting on Thursday September 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the Library. Lue Reynolds will be leading the class.
50+ SINGLE ADULTS will meet for dinner at Bayou Grill, 5220 DeSiard St. (across from Waterfront Grill), on Tues., August 22, at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for fellowship and food!
BOOK NOOK will meet Sunday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Parlor. This year the Ouachita Parish Public Library has selected 6 books for it’s River Reads Summer Reading Program. Please come prepared to discuss at least one book you have read from the list.
HOSPITAL VISITORS NEEDED to see church members once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You will be trained and receive a 4-month schedule of visitation. As a volunteer, you call the church office after 9:00 to receive the hospital list. If you are not able to visit on your assigned day, you are asked to call someone on the “substitute” list. Contact Nannette Flowers if interested in serving.
VOLUNTEER HOSTS NEEDED for District Wide Charge Conference. October 1 here at FUMC Monroe. Contact the church office if you are able to help with this event.
“CANYON COUNTRY” (Featuring Arizona, Nevada & Utah) slide presentation will be Tuesday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 6 to learn about plans for a church trip April 12-20, 2018, to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Kaibab National Forest, Oak Creek Canyon, Scottsdale, Sedona, Lake Powell, and Las Vegas, where we will participate in a local mission project, see a show, visit Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead.
CROSS CONNECTION, a district wide youth worship event, will be Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. here at FUMC Monroe.
INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be August 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The first step to membership at FUMC Monroe is to attend First Connection. Call Linda in the church office & register. Childcare is provided upon request.
FALL 50+ ADULT WOMEN’S RETREAT, “Honoring the Seasons of Life,” will be held September 15-17 (Friday 7:00 p.m. til Sunday 11am). This three-day women’s retreat is where you will learn to connect your experience of the unfolding seasons with inner spiritual growth and movement, and to know that the presence of God is within and around us all. It will be held at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. Cost is $175 and includes lodging, all meals. RSVP to Nannette Flowers with a non-refundable deposit of $50 (checks made payable to FUMC) to hold your spot!
OWL SALSAS AND JELLIES available for purchase at the table located by the church office door. Jelly is $6 and salsa is $5 a jar. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Children's Home in Ruston.
THE PRAYER ROOM is now open. It is located in Room 18 at the end of the East Hall. This space is for you or a small group to have a small sacred space to gather for prayer time.
TEXT-TO-GIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE! Text any amount to 84321 to give. You will be asked to set up a payment method and from that point forward, giving will be as simple as sending a text. For more info go to FUMCMONROELA.ORG/GIVE