December 28, 2017
worship
Join us this Sunday at 9AM and 11AM for the First Sunday of Christmas Worship!
What happened after that first Christmas? What are the implications for followers of this Messiah? Join us Sunday for a message titled " Now What?"


Our Faith Promise Sunday with a focus on mission is scheduled for the first Sunday of the year, January 7 th!   This year our guest speaker is Mrs. Sarah Black from the Family Center Exchange Club of Alamance. We currently host one of the Center’s program in our facility and have sought to support them as they seek to address the problem of childhood abuse and neglect in our community. Sarah is a very dynamic speaker and she is passionate about her calling and service to others You will not want to miss this special celebration on January 7 th at 9AM and 11AM!
faith promise
Don't miss Pastor Baker's new sermon series "Moses," which begins January 14th! Here is a preview:
+ January 14: The Birth of Moses
+ January 21: Finding Your Burning Bush
+ January 28: The Exodus
+ February 4: Covenant Making and Breaking
+ February 11: Fighting Forgetfulness 

Sermon Archives
Did you miss a week in the sermon series and weren't able to watchLive? We store archives of both services, which are usually made available no later than Tuesday each week, on our website. Check in there to find out what you missed at church. We also stream live events on our new Roku channel via your TV. Send the Geek Squad a message to find out more information to set that up.
year-end giving
Our Finance team wants to thank all of you for your generosity toward the mission and ministry of FUMC Graham in 2017.

As we approach the end of this fiscal year, there is still time to make a gift to be counted toward your 2017 charitable giving if you desire (all gifts received on or before this Sunday, December 31st).
Our Faithfulness Sunday, December 24: 572 /   Live Streaming: 84
connect
Connecting for Growth and Friendship
Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities. Our next 9 week session will begin on Sun, Jan 14 from 5-7pm and finish on Sun, Mar 11. Email Kathryn Cummings for more information or if you need childcare.

Young In Heart in January
Calling all senior adults!
Annual Bingo Party
Tuesday, January 2
10:30am
T. J. Whitehead classroom (Rm. 132)
Please bring a wrapped prize.

Adult Game Day
Wednesday, January 10
1-4pm
Stafford Hall (Rm. 125)
Join us for a fun time of games, refreshments, and fellowship!
young in heart
Faith Journeys Class
Soup and Sandwich Lunch
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, dried-out fruitcake. Aren't you tired of leftovers? Come have a hot bowl of homemade soup and a grilled cheese sandwich prepared by the Faith Journeys Class on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Take-out will be available after Sunday School, or join us immediately following the 11am worship service. Donations will be used for missions and/or special church projects.
Playschool Enrollment 2018
Families of children currently attending our Playschool and members of the church will have the first chance to enroll their children for the fall of 2018 beginning January 3 before registration for the public begins February 1. Pick up a registration form from any Playschool teacher between 9am and 12noon or call Playschool Director Faye Waddell at 336/227-9148.

Connecting with Youth
Our year-long, Wednesday night Bible Study entitled, "Co lab orate" begins on January 24th!

Co lab orate Student Bibles are available @ $24.99
Co lab orate Student Workbooks are available @ $8.99


email Paul to register your youth or for more info!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Jan 7 – Refuge 5-6:30pm
Jan 12 – Refuge Lock-in
Jan 14- Refuge 5-6:30pm
Jan 21- Refuge 5-6:30pm
Jan 24- Colaborate Bible Study 6-7pm
Jan 28- Refuge 5-6:30pm
Jan 31- Colaborate Bible Study 6-7pm


Keep checking this space for more information on upcoming events!
Connecting with One Another
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Church Directory App
A free church directory app is available for your mobile devices, making it easy to stay in touch with your church friends.
To install, go to iTunes or the Google Play Store and look for "Instant Church Directory" (icon at left). Enter the e-mail address you have listed in the directory. You will be sent a verification e-mail to insert into the app. That's all there is to it! Connect with your church friends today!
serve
"Imagine what your church would be like and the impact you'd have on your community if every small group served and loved the city?" - from the "Externally Focused Quest"
Serving at South Graham Elementary/C4C
Holiday Hospitality

The holidays are a great time to share the gift of hospitality. Our C4C Team and the Friendship Circle joined hands to bless our South Graham teachers and staff with a holiday treat. At the faculty meeting on December 18, we provided a festive array of tasty snacks. The teachers were so appreciative! They do so much every day for their students. It was a true blessing to share some snacks and see their smiles!
C4C.FUMCG@South Graham--making a difference for the kids of our community!
give
""You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.”
                                                 - Amy Carmichael
PLAYSCHOOL WISH LIST
Faye Waddell, our amazing Playschool Director, is need of replacing her office computer. If you would like to help with this project, please contact Cathy Padgett, Playschool Board Chair.
FUMC Graham Playschool ministry serves 144 children and their families from within our community.
UMW Mission Focuses
for December
Women's Crisis Center & Women's Shelter
Needs:
  1. Toilet paper
  2. Paper towels
  3. Pocket calendars
  4. Feminine products
Homeless Shelter
  1. Warm gloves
  2. Blankets
  3. Thick socks
Bring donations to the church office (Rm. 113) or give directly to Jeanne Owen.
Our Faithfulness Sunday, December 24-- Tithes and Offerings : $