This week's events and announcements

Sunday, June 24, 6PM, Sanctuary:

Asheville Youth Choir Concert!

The concert is free and open to the public.  

Ushers Needed for 8:30 & 11:00 Worship Services

If you can smile & say "welcome to church" then you have what it take to be an usher. We are in need of new ushers to join the monthly ushering groups. For more information, look for Jerry Pyles in the Narthex after these services.

Lights, Camera, Action! Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for FUMC Cinematic Productions. Looking for experienced & amateur cinematographers to film, edit, cut & produce short "good news" minutes with Pastor Mark. These mini clips will be utilized in our worship services & available on our social media sites. Equipment provided. Contact Aileena Rush at by Saturday, June 30

Thursday, June 28: Meals4Missions Menu                               

Order by noon each Wednesday at

  • Caprese Salad - A Variety of Local Tomatoes, Marinated Mozzarella, Basil, Arugula with a Balsamic Reduction - GF $7
  • Caprese Salad with Herbed Chicken - GF $9

What's coming soon...

Sunday, July 1: Family Pool Night at the Elks Lodge 7-9 pm

All families with children and/or youth are invited to join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. RSVP to with the total number attending (children/youth & adults) by Monday, June 25.  

News you can use

Investigate the FUMC Website Update with the New Media Tab

While you are here on the website, please checkout the new Media Tab (Sermon Podcast, The Word, E-Connect, bulletin, social media, etc.) and review the exciting information on our Worship Enhancement Plan under that tab. Comments? Please email Greg Deeter,

Join Us In Cuba   

A team is planning to visit our sister church in Cuba, December 26-Jan 2 (dates approximate). Firm commitments will be needed by mid July due to need for visas and flights. Contact Carol Schobert at or l 219-873-5206 if interested.   


Mission Conference Opportunity

Mission Conference Opportunity Missions is looking for individuals interested in attending a mission conference October 24-26 in Kansas City KS. Registration waivers and $300. grants are available to help defray the costs. For further information, visit and contact Dick Weaver at or call 545-9205

My Heart--Christ's Home

Bea Fosmire has developed a wonderful 40-minute lesson with visuals called MY HEART--CHRIST'S HOME which she is offering to Sunday school classes and other small groups. Invite Jesus to make His home in your heart. Walk with Him through the rooms of your heart-home and discover His ways of keeping it spiritually healthy. Each room has a lesson to be leaarned and a challenge for spiritual growth. If interested, contact Bea at ( or call 698-8196 to get on her calendar.   


2018 Annual FUMC Garage Sale Suspended

The Mission Council has suspended the 2018 annual FUMC garage sale due to the renovations to the Barber Christian Life Center. Please consider donating your items to the Etowah UMC Annual Flea Market which will be held on Saturday, August 4. Donations will be accepted on Friday June 15 and July 20. You can arrange for pick-up assistance if needed. Visit or contact Brian Lund, Flea Market Coordinator, at 1-408-695-5518 or 828-513-1765.    


Staff Parking Lot off of 5th Avenue to be used by  Contractors  

The staff parking lot off of 5th Avenue will be used by the contractors renovating the Barber Christian Life Center, Monday-Friday, please park in the main parking lot from June 11-September 30.  Thank you!   

The June Word Newsletter Is Ready For You!

Click The Word to read the May 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. Next article deadline for The Word is Tuesday, June 19th for the July edition.

The May-June Youth Newsletter

Click May-June Newsletter  to read about the many planned events.

Financial Update

The Kairos Leadership Team shares with you the latest financial report. Click Operating Fund Summary for the latest financial data.

Tune In To Our Live Radio Broadcast Every Sunday Morning

Our 11:00 a.m. service is broadcast live on WTZQ's two stations: 95.3 FM and AM 1600. When you can't join us in Sunday worship, tune to WTZQ and hear the complete service.

Communication Guidelines  

Click here for the detailed communication guidelines outlining media types available, the purpose, recommended ad lengths and how to submit a communication request form, and identify deadlines. We hope these guidelines help to make our communication more readable and interesting for our congregation. 

Reserve Your Meeting Room

Be sure your meetings and event rooms are reserved for 2018! Do you lead a group or committee - even one with recurring meetings and events? Ensure your activity has a room reserved in 2018. Contact Cindi Ledford at   828.435.3531 or at

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.