After Hours Wednesday - August 31st
SINGLES’ GROUP will meet at the home of Debbie Rainwater’s on Tuesday, Aug. 30th at 6pm to play Mexican Train. On Thurs., Sept. 8th, they will be attending the 3 course Coca Cola dinner at 6:30pm at the Biedenharn Museum. RSVP to Nannette White with a $35 check made payable to FUMC by Wed., Aug. 31st. Single men and women of all ages are invited to join us for fun and fellowship!
COMMUNION SERVER(S) needed to serve church members residing at The Guest House and Stoneybrook in West Monroe. Training will be provided. If you feel led to minister to others in this Congregational Care Ministry, contact Nannette White.
SOUL COUNCIL invites all women of the church and guests to a morning women’s conference and luncheon on October 8th featuring Jacquelyn Pierce of Florida. Questions? Call Kristin Gay 318-376-4053
IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT FLOOD DISASTER in South Louisiana, we will change our Red-Bird Mission trip that was scheduled for October and will go instead to work on restoring flooded homes and churches in our state. More information regarding teams, supplies, locations and dates coming soon.
TOWEL DRIVE - Marc and Kathy Thomas plan to travel to south Louisiana for the next several months to help flood victims. They are collecting towels and washcloths to carry with them to deliver to FUMC Denham Springs. Please spread the word about this drive. Donations can be brought to the container in the Great Hall.
FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION Sunday, Sept. 11th at all three worship services, we will have a special time of prayer & blessing for our first responders, fire, and police personnel. We owe much to them, especially in times like these.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the on-line survey or submitted one in New Beginnings worship. Feedback was excellent and instructive in helping your leadership prepare FUMC strategically for the future. As a result of the survey, no changes are currently anticipated to the worship schedule at FUMC, Monroe. Pastor Lynn and the staff will continue working with the Dream Team and the Church Council as we discern God’s continuing call upon FUMC.
J-FORCE registration has started! Find registration forms in the Great Hall or online at www.fumcmonroela.org. J-Force will begin September 7th. Also, volunteers are needed—please contact Kem Alexander to volunteer.
If you have a 6th grade student who would like to join our Confirmation Class, please contact Linda Walker in the church office (325-7335) or Hope Robertson. Confirmation Class begins September 11th.
The Sweetness of Mercy is taking place at First United Methodist Church of Monroe Sunday, September 11th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. This event will benefit Mercy Multiplied (formerly known as Mercy Ministries). There will be dinner served and sweet treats for all! Please save the date and join us for this "sweet" event. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Chris Winterman in the church office (325-7335), Cathy Whatley (376-9695), or Kristal Anzalone (680-3432). 100% of the proceeds collected at this event will go to Mercy Multiplied.
STAIR - For 5 years, our church has participated in the STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) program, a volunteer-based, non-profit children’s literacy program that serves students from around the state. We have been serving students from Jack Hayes elementary school Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:45 p.m. here at the church, and desperately want to continue shaping the future of the children in our community. In order to do this, we need your help. We are in need of a coordinator for the program as well as volunteer tutors and drivers. Please contact Chris in the church office if you can help this vital ministry.