This weeks upcoming events and Announcements

Monday-Thursday, June 19-22: "HERO Central" Vacation Bible School (VBS) This Week

We welcome you to stop by the church and see the children, staff and the "Hero Central" decorations! Areas of the church will be transformed into a fun and cool Super Hero scene. Special thanks to Amy Elkins for leading the VBS decorating efforts, and to the many wonderful people who are teaming up together to help with the decorations! Our heartfelt thanks to all for your continued support and prayers for Vacation Bible School and all the children who will come to us!

Monday-Thursday: VBS Requests Snacks for Volunteers

The hard-working and enthusiastic VBS volunteer staff greatly appreciate the snacks offered to them during their busy morning. If you can provide a snack on any one of the four VBS days, your offering would be greatly enjoyed. Some suggestions are: muffins, cookies, fruit, cheese/crackers, etc. Either homemade or store-bought. Please contact Leslie Merrill, or 828.693.4275 if you can help. Thank you!

Wednesday and Thursday: VBS Needs Just One More Volunteer

We need just one more person to serve as a Vacation Bible School Guide with the Kindergarten group on Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22. If you can fill this one slot, please contact Leslie Merrill at leslie@hvlfumc or 828.693.4275. Thanks to all who have volunteered to help. Because of your willing response, we are close to completing our VBS staff.

Now Through Saturday, June 24: Help Open Our Apartments

Our first 4 apartments are near completion and we are finalizing preparation for a July 1 occupancy. Volunteer teams (2 or more persons/team for each apartment) are needed to clean the first four apartments anytime between 6/15 - 6/24. You pick the date/time. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Contact Gary Lambert at or 828-575-6302.

What's coming soon...

Sunday, June 25: VBS Music Celebration

The VBS children and staff will sing a few of their favorite Vacation Bible School songs at the 11:00 worship service on Sunday, June 25. Please join us for worship and this special time together.

Saturday, Sept, 23: One-day Women's Retreat

Please sign up now for our annual Women's Retreat. This year we are hosting a ONE-DAY retreat, and it's right in our own back yard at the Kanuga Conference Center! Join us as we have a wonderful day of fellowshipping with our sisters in Christ! Registration brochures are at the front desk, on the wall beside the security desk and in the narthex.

News you can use

Parking Reminder

Thank you for using the First Citizens parking lot on Sunday morning. We still have open spaces and need to utilize that lot to alleviate congestion in our main lot, especially at 9:30 am. If you arrive between 9-9:45 a.m., please consider parking in the First Citizens lot. Entrance to the church will be through the side lot off Fifth St. Use the automatic door for Sunday School or the side door to the Barber Christian Life Center for the Ignite service.

The June Word Newsletter is Just a Click Away

Click here to read this month's issue. The Word is available in paper format at our Welcome Desk, and is delivered to shut-ins by our wonderful volunteers during their scheduled visits.

Revised Childcare Policy

We have a revised Childcare Policy with important new information that should be reviewed by leaders of classes, committees and events as well as families needing childcare. The policy is posted on the church website under Children's Ministries. Click here to view the document, or contact Leslie Merrill or Greg Deeter at the church for a printed copy.

Pastoral Care Line: 828-702-1454

Because our pastors' individual schedules vary, please call the Pastor Care Line at 828-702-1454 if you have a Congregational Care need. The Line is monitored 24/7 to ensure your needs are promptly met.

Our Youth program is filled with fun! NOTE: Revised Dates

Click here for the revised May-June Newsletter to see the updated scheduled and read about the many planned events.

Give by Text

You can now use a text message to give your tithe or a donation to FUMC. It's easy, fast and secure! Simply text FUMCHVL to 73256. The first time you text, you will need to input your payment information to our secure site. The next time, you will only need to text and enter the amount.


Financial Report

The Kairos Leadership Team wishes to share this financial information.

                     FUMC Operating Fund - YTD as of May 31, 2017

                                             Actual                            Budget                                                   

Revenue                        $559,407                       $578,425

Expenses                       $613,428                      $620,932

Net Surplus/Loss      ($54,021)                      ($42,507)

Thank you for your generous support of this church!


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