NO AFTER HOURS OR J-FORCE this week due to Spring Break. Wednesday activities will resume April 5.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
PALM SUNDAY Children’s Palm Processional
8:30 & 10:50am services
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE - 7:00pm in the Sanctuary
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
6:30am - Sunrise Service, Gloria Gardens
Breakfast provided by Friendship Class
6:45am - Sunrise Service in the Park, FORSYTHE PARK BANDSTAND
8:30, 9:30 & 10:50am - Easter Celebration, FUMC Monroe
IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING OR ATTENDING The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza we would love for you to wear FUMC LOGO WEAR to help people see and feel the presence of our church. Let us know your size and color by Monday, March 27 (options are: black, red, or turquoise). We are asking for an $8 donation to help offset the cost of the shirts.
THE 2017 CONFIRMATION CLASS is invited to join RISE this Sunday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. for RISE Worship.
PONYTAIL CANASTA GROUP will play Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Garden Room for experienced players or those who want to learn. Plan to attend and invite a friend or two for some friendly competition and fellowship.
MEN AT WORK, our monthly men’s luncheon, will be Tuesday, March 28, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Plan to bring a friend and join us!
THE ULM WESLEY FOUNDATION is having its “Big Monday” on Monday, April 3. They will be serving meals to ULM students as an outreach, and our church is helping make that happen. They are in need of 5-10 persons who are able to help serve that day beginning at 5:00 p.m. Contact Parker Neathery at the ULM Wesley at 318-789-5067 to help serve.
MEN’S NIGHT OF WORSHIP will be April 7 at the Pentecostals of the Twin Cities in West Monroe.
THE ULM WESLEY FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday, April 8 at Black Bear Golf Course in Delhi. Tee time is at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $400 for a team of four or $100 per individual. Sponsorships are also available! Register at www.ulmwesley.org/golf or contact Meredith Brooks at 318-278-4186 or email@example.com. All proceeds will support the ULM Wesley Foundation's mission of investing in a new generation of Christ-followers.
BOOK NOOK will meet Sunday April 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the parlor to read Waiting for the Rain by South African author Sheila Gordon. This is the story of two boys, best friends since age 3, caught in the grip of apartheid. Awarded the Jane Addams Peace Prize. The book is available from Nancy Meinel in the Aldersgate classroom.
IT’S TIME TO ORDER EASTER LILIES! If you would like to place an Easter lily in the church in memory or in honor of someone or if you would like to donate to Easter Beauty, you may do so by stopping at the box in the Great Hall and filling out an order form. Lilies are $10 each and may be picked up after the 10:50 a.m. service on Easter Sunday.
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
10 LARGE PRINT HYMNALS now available. If you would like to use one during the service please stop by the information desk.
NEW CHILDREN’S CHECK-IN SYSTEM for our children's Sunday morning and After Hours Wednesday activities! This check-in system is to create greater security and comfort for our parents while children are in our care. This is for all children infants through 6th graders. Sunday school check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. and After Hours check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.
NURSERY PARENTS - Please text @fumcnurs to 81010. This will allow the church nursery to alert you if you are needed.
INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be March 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 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.
TEXTING ISSUES? If you are having issues receiving church text messages please text STOP to 95577. Then text 2017FUMCM to 95577 to opt in again.
OUR VAN MINISTRY is available to assist those with transportation problems or mobility issues to Sunday School and church on Sunday mornings. Contact Bob Ford at 343-0668 or Nannette White at 325-7335.