October 16, 2019
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Admin Council Meets this Sunday
at 3 PM

This is our regularly scheduled, quarterly business meeting for the Admin Council. We need to wrap up charge conference forms and set the calendar for the end of the year. It will be a busy time of work for this team. Finance and SPR will both meet at 2:30 PM, but in separate locations-this keeps the day from being so long for those who are on all teams. 
During the month of September, FFUMC had a staff member resign and another give notice of resignation. Devon Eason stepped down from her role of Administrative Assistant in order to spend more time on her growing ministry in the local jail and with those struggling with addiction.  We wish her the best in her future and stand in support of her most vital ministry.
Sam Junkin gave the SPR notice of his intention to step down as worship leader in the Common Ground service. He still leads that service, granting the church a time to search for a new worship leader. Sam has been instrumental in the growth of that service and the entire church and we will miss him. He is available to talk about his heart in the midst of this should you have questions or concerns. Sam, thank you for your tremendous gifts that have been such a blessing to so many!
Several musicians and vocalists also stepped down from their positions on the praise team during this time of transition there. All of them were volunteers with many of them serving our church while still attending their own. Each one made great sacrifices of time and energy to lead us. Each of them have been an amazing blessing to our church and we wish them all the best. Thank you all-you mean more to us than you can ever know!

New Hires
Welcome back Rachell Gunn as our new Administrative Assistant. She was such a blessing when she was here and is so excited to be back with people she loves dearly. She works on Mondays and Thursdays, and I'm sure she'd love to have you pop in to say hello. 
Over the next 4 weeks, we will have guests leading us in worship at Common Ground. They will meet with the SPR Team right afterwards at 10:00 AM for an interview. At the end of this period, the team will meet to determine if any of these applicants are suitable for hire. If you have input, please see a member of the SPR Team to voice your opinions: Jack Nolen, Sandy Nolen, Bob Keyes, Denese Marion, Johnny Mansfield, Joan Weaver, Matt Madison, Dale Hindman, Stuart Griswold, Pastor Scott, Pastor Kathy


 where you 


Our Story:
August Avg.: 249
September Avg: 291
October Avg: 212
Through 10/13
Aug: $22,896.47 income, ($5146.05) monthly need
Sept: $27,309.00 income,
($733.52) monthly need
Oct: $8133.51income,
($5887.75) monthly need so far
Year To Date: $236,246.03 income, ($30,157.91) budgeted needs

Outreach and Missions:
Fishes and Loaves meals served-500+
Families served through In As Much Fund in Sept-Oct: 28
Amount invested in Sept-Oct: $3,322.42


Fishes and Loaves will prepare and distribute over 500 meals to those in need around the Fayette and Berry communities. The next date they will gather is on September 21. Meal prep begins around 8, distribution about 10:30. This is a great ministry for all ages to be involved. We have been low on delivery people, so please make this a priority this month.

Christian Center of Concern needs: bar soap and dish soap

In As Much Fund: donate on Communion Sunday or through church office

Got old cleats? O.P. and Justin White are teaming up with August Junkin and others to provide good, used cleats for youth who cannot afford them for local sports. They are also seeking donations to help place new shoes on the feet of children in local schools who are in need. Bring your old cleats or your donation for new ones by the church and help Share the Spotlight with those in need!

Campus Ministries Canned Food Drive: Donate good canned food items for college students at Bevill State who don't have enough to eat. You can drop off those blessings at the giving tree area.

 We have started a new mission called FRIEND TO FRIEND, to reach out into our community to visit with those that need a friend.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month at Yester Oaks in their Rec room from 10 am until Noon.
We are here to be a friend of Jesus, to reach out to those that need company, prayer, love and laughter or just someone to listen. We also celebrate each Resident’s birthday for that month. If you feel that you would like to join us, please contact Susan OBrien, Carol Thornel or Joan Weaver. We will be needing more Friends as we grow.
The Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata will be Sunday, December 1st at 10:30. This will be a combined service with lunch afterwards. Please mark your calendar to come and worship with us and hear the word of God through our music! Hope to see you there!
We are looking for those who have special songs they would like to share that morning. Please see Karon or Karen if you'd like to share a special song, duet, etc.
10/20 - Pumpkin Carving, 4:00-5:30 in Fellowship Hall
10/27 - Community Fall Festival, 4:00-5:30 @ Multipurpose Complex

TEAM 456:
Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:00 @ McDonalds
*Please note we will NOT meet this Wed Oct 16th due to Youth Night @ the Fair! Also we will NOT meet Wed Nov 27th because of Thanksgiving Holiday.

Needs for Fall Festival:
You can leave individually wrapped bags of candy in bin by the giving tree outside the fellowship hall or in the church office. 
•CAKEWALK TREATS...Cakes, cookies, brownies, etc.
PLEASE contact the church office if you plan to provide these so that we know we’ll have plenty!! 
Then on Sun the 27th please bring your treats to the church by 2:00 pm and we will make sure to get them to the Multi Purpose Complex!  
We are in need of decorated "trunks" or "truck beds" so the children can "trick or treat" around the arena at the Multi Purpose Complex. If you or maybe your children or grandchildren can serve in this capacity, please call the church office and let us know!!

OCTOBER in Fellowship Hall
Wed 16, 23, 30 — 3:15-4:15
*Please note:
ONLY 5th-6th grade on 30th!!
NOVEMBER @ Civic Center
Wed 6, 13, 20 — 3:15-4:15
No 27 (Thanksgiving Holiday) 
Sun 3, 10, 17, 24 — 2:30-4:30
*Please enter through side entrance!

SAT NOV 30 —


DEC 3 & 4 — 
*Please note:
Kids and Youth need to be at the Civic Center at 6:30!! Please come through the FRONT entrance only! We will open doors for kids at that time!!


JAM Plans for Nov & Dec:
November Movie Night after All 4 Him practice - date & time TBA, location: Fellowship Hall
12/8 - Chrismons with Denese Marion, 4:00-5:30 in Fellowship Hall
12/15 - Christmas Caroling, gather 3:00 in Fellowship Hall. 

*Please note:
JAM is for K4-6th grade and meets on Sunday’s from 4-5:30 in the fellowship hall. 456 meets on Wednesday’s from 6-7 @ McDonalds.
**Also please note:
On Sunday morning’s, we have wonderful staff and volunteers providing Nursery, Children’s Church and First Kids Small Group.
Our nursery is for babies-3 years and is available from 8:45-12:00. Children’s Church is for K4-2nd grade and takes place during 9:00 worship. 1st Kids Small Group is for K4-6th grade and takes place from 10:00-11:00.
Please see our greeters or ushers for more location information. 
Thank you for your love and support of Children’s Ministry! We look forward to serving you and your family!


Sundays at 5 PM
Wednesdays at 6 PM

October Youth News


Youth Schedule:

Oct 2    No Youth

Oct 6    5:00 Youth Bible Study

Oct 9    6:00 Youth Bible Study

Oct 13  5:00 Youth Bible Study

Oct 16  6:00 Youth Night at the Fair

Oct 19  10:00 Fishes and Loaves delivery

Oct 20  5:00 Youth Bible Study

Oct 23  6:00 Youth Fellowship Meal (Huatulco’s)

Oct 27  4:00 Fall Festival at Multi Purpose Complex

Oct 30  6:00 Youth Bible Study

YOUTH NIGHT AT THE FAIR!!! Wednesday night, October 16th at 6:00 pm, youth will gather at the Extension Office building beside the Multi Purpose Complex for free pizza, drinks, worship and devotion.  Door prizes will be given away and tickets to enter the fair will be discounted! See you at the Fayette County Fair!


Delivery for Fishes and Loaves will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 19th!  Grab a buddy and come deliver hot plated lunch for those in need in the Fayette Community!


TRUNKS NEEDED!!! We are in need of a couple of trunks for the community wide fall festival that will be held at the Multi Purpose Complex Sunday afternoon, October 27th.  If you are willing to host a trunk or would be willing to pass out candy from a truck, please see Mrs. Dana as soon as possible!


BIGSTUF CAMP DEPOSITS DUE!  We have registered for 20 spots at BigStuf Camp June 2020 but in order to secure a spot, your $60 deposit is due now!  Please get those in to the church office or get them to Mrs. Dana soon!

Thursday nights-
meal at 6:30, worship at 7, small groups at 8.

Regular Events
Mondays at Morningview, 10:30 each week. Join some amazing people in a time of worship together. 

Wednesday In The Word Bible Study at 10:30 AM at the church.We are currently in a study by Ray Vander Laan that teaches via video from locations in the Holy Land. Beautiful scenery and strong teaching, along with good fellowship. We would love to have you join us.

Sunday Morning Schedule
Common Ground modern worship at 9 AM
Traditional worship at 11 AM
Sunday small groups at 10 AM
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