This week's events and announcements

Sunday, Feb. 25: Sermon Series Begins

Our lives are full of brokenness: broken homes, broken bodies, broken minds, broken ecosystems, broken communities. Yet we know that 'broken' is not the way things are supposed to be. In this 4-week sermon series, we will look at how we can join God in healing our Broken World, Broken Church, Broken Relationship and Broken Me. Walk with us on Feb. 25, Mar. 4, 11 and 18.

  • February 25: Healing Our Brokenness - Broken World

Now through Easter Sunday: Annual Lenten Challenge Fund Campaign

This ministry of mercy enables our church to provide financial assistance to those experiencing financial emergencies. More information is available on the website. This fund is entirely dependent upon contributions. To give, make checks payable to FUMC and write "Lenten Challenge" on the memo line.

Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 28 and Mar. 7:  "Praying In Color: Drawing a New Path To God"   6:30-7:30 p.m. Roy Johnson Room

Do you struggle with prayer? Feel distracted or search for words? Learn how colors and shapes can draw you closer to God and others through this playful, meditative practice. (No artistic skills necessary.) Led by Pastor Jean, Deana Johnson and Trish Hendershot. Books at Welcome Desk for $12. No registration required. For more information, click here.

Wednesdays, Feb. 21-Mar. 21: "24 Hours that Changed the World" Book Study, 4-5:00 p.m., Room 403

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In his book, pastor and popular author Adam Hamilton helps you experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death like never before. Study facilitated by Randy and Terre Eberly. No registration required. For more information, click here.

Wednesdays, Feb. 28-Mar. 21: Study of Colossians, 4-5 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Room 113 (Conference Room)

This letter to the Colossian Christians, who were facing issues similar to what we face as Christians today, was written by Paul while in prison. Facilitated by Tim Mendelsohn, this four-session class is based on William Barclay's "The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians." The book is not required; handouts will be provided at each class. Registration required. Childcare available on request for the 4-5:00 p.m. class; childcare provided for the 6:30-7:30 class. For more information, click here.

Thursday, Mar. 1: Meals4Missions Menu

Order by noon each Wednesday at Here's what's next ...

  • Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash Marinara, Grilled Vegetables (Zucchini, Onion, Pepper, Oregano, Balsamic and Olive Oil) and/or Mediterranean Spinach Salad. 

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Sunday, Mar. 4: Pretzel Sunday

Children's Sunday School Pretzel Sunday is a special "hands on" Lenten prayer experience that the children love! Each child will make their own pretzel to enjoy as a snack while learning more about Lent and prayer. Pretzel Sunday is a favorite with the kids!

Sunday, Mar. 4: Youth For Hire Fundraising Begins

This June, our high school youth have the opportunity to share God's love with children and families in Anchorage, Alaska. Students will prepare and serve meals to the hungry, visit with the elderly and lead bible lessons and activities to children in local parks. To raise money for their trip, many of our students are willing to do various jobs including yard work, babysitting, pet sitting and more for our church members! Flyers will be available on Sunday, March 4, with contact information for each student looking for work. Please contact the student by the provided email and phone number to arrange your job!

Sunday, Apr. 1: Easter Flowers

You can honor or remember a family member or friend by donating $10 toward Easter Sunday altar flowers and support Interfaith Assistance Ministry. Forms can be found in the pew pads, the Sacristy, the Narthex, the business office, and at the front desk. Place each form with $10 in the collection plate or take/send each to the business office by March 18.

News you can use

Support Rooted in Faith Community Garden

Sow True Seed, an organic seed company in Asheville, is partnering with FUMC's community garden by donating 25% of all seed sales bought using our organization's unique code, FUMC2018, back to our garden. Your seed order can be placed online at, by phone at 828-254-0708, or in person at 243 Haywood Street in Asheville. Browse Sow True Seed's catalog on their website. For more information, pick up a flyer at the Welcome Desk or in the Narthex or contact Dee West at

Spring 2018 Connect Catalog

Our new catalog of Adult Class and Small Group opportunities is now available on our website. Please

click here to learn about many exciting opportunities available during the Gathering and throughout the week.

2017 Mission & Ministry Report

The 2017 Report on Mission & Ministry is now available. We hope you will be inspired by this brief glimpse of our missions and ministries in 2017. The report is available on our website, click here or printed copies are available at the Welcome Center and Narthex.   

The February Word Newsletter Is Ready For You!

Click The Word to read the February 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.

Check out the January-February Youth Newsletter

Click January-February Newsletter to read about the many planned events.

Financial Update

The October 2017 Stewardship Update Letter keeps you current on the status of our five stewardship initiatives. Click Stewardship Update to read about these projects. The Kairos Leadership Team shares with you the financial report as of December 31. 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.

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 828.435.3531 or

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.

Deadline for "Word" Newsletter Articles

The deadline for The Word monthly newsletter articles is the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please submit articles by using the Communications Request form on our FUMC website under the Connect tab.