Sunday, August 1st, you have the opportunity to hear about Zoe from its CEO, Gaston Warner. He will preach at both services and lead a forum at 10:15 where we can learn the dramatic impact our partnerships with orphans in Rwanda, Kenya and India have made. Please join us. To learn more about Zoe, go the Missions page on the FUMC website, or zoeempowers.org.
Mid Summer (Dream) Red Cross Blood Drive coming your way! Invited: All members...especially you YOUNGER ADULTS who have not joined us before... come August 3rd with rolled up sleeves!! Held in the BCLC from 1:30 to 6PM. We hold this FOUR times a year! DOOR PRIZES available! CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org for empty slots. Or call Debbie at 828-551-6386. We REALLY need you! Thank you so much!
Pastor Karen is planning a series of meet-up events around town during the month of August, to meet you in groups up to 20 – to get to know the people of First United, help you get to know her, and hear your dreams for our faith community going forward.
Pastor Chats are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, August 3 at 3 pm at the Church
- Wednesday, August 4 at 10 am at Appalachian Coffee
- Tuesday, August 10, at 7 pm at 2nd Act
- Tuesday, August 17, at 11 am at Panera
- Monday, August 23, at 5 pm at Piggy’s Ice Cream
Email Cindi Ledford email@example.com the date and place you want to meet:. Pastor Karen is excited to get to know you!
Please join us Sunday, August 8th, in the FUMC Sancturary when Makena James will be performing Bach's Little Fugue in g minor, Trio Sonata in g major, Mouret's Fanfare en Rondeau, and John Williams' Jurassic Park Theme.
You are invited to join us Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30 pm to hear from Erin Johnson, a former youth of our congregation who founded the Brand New Day ministry in the Philippines. Brand New Day is an outreach and rehabilitation program for street children empowering them to grow personally, academically, and spiritually through shelter, education, and family restoration. Come hear how God has worked through her ministry, and how we can continue to support her in the future!
A casual get-together for widowed women will be held at the church on Sunday, August 22 at 2pm. Activities for the fall will also be discussed. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you are able. If you need a ride, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to our next New Members Class on Sunday, August 15, at 12:00. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Pastor Karen and Dee West, Lay Leader, will help you feel more at home at FUMC, share how you can get connected and involved, answer all your questions, and offer the opportunity to take the next step of your faith journey by becoming members. We look forward to getting to know you better!
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