March 1, 2018
Lenten Series
Pastor Kevin continues our Lenten series this Sunday with a message titled:
Bearing Fruit: Patience.
Come and Bring a Friend!
Want to go Deeper During the Lenten Sermon Series?
Pick up a copy of the book, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit b y Christopher J. H. Wright in the coffee shop or sanctuary breezeway for a reduced cost of $10. The book is also available to checkout from the church library (room 116)
Family Devotions for Lent
The church season of Lent is a great time to start weekly family devotions. Click here for more information about Lent. Click on the tab for the devotions.
Volunteer Staff Position for "Emerging Adults" Ministry
We have a growing group of people ages 18-29 who are facing new challenges and a new season in life. We are still taking applications for anyone interested in helping us expand ministry to this demographic. Click below for a fuller ministry description. If interested email Brian or Pastor Kevin.
Congratulations to Paul Abbott!
After serving for several weeks as Interim Worship Leader for The Well, Paul has recently accepted the offer of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee to continue as Worship Leader. Paul will also continue in his role as Director of Youth Ministries. Thank you, Paul, for your leadership!
We are pleased to announce that we have hired Lisa Jorgensen as our new Wiggler Worship Coordinator. Lisa is not a stranger to FUMC Graham as she became a member in 2016 and has served as a Wiggler Worship Assistant since the program's launch. She brings to the position much excitement, love, and passion for working with young children. Lisa will begin this Sunday, March 4.
Our Faithfulness Sunday, February 25: 275 /   Live Streaming: 25
Connecting for Growth and Friendship
Looking to Connect at First UMC Graham? Click on the tab to see a list of opportunities.
Connecting with Children & Their Families
easter eggs
Community Easter
"Egg" Stravaganza
Saturday. March 24 from 12-2pm at the church. Come enjoy food, games, inflatables, a fire truck, egg hunts by age group, and much more!!!!
Painted Lady Butterflies for Easter!!!
On Sunday, March 11 children up through 5 th grade are invited to visit Mr. Brian’s office (room 111) to pick out a caterpillar and watch it over the following weeks as it transforms into a painted lady butterfly (caterpillars will stay in Brian’s office). On Easter Sunday (April 1) the butterflies will be released at 10:30am on the church front lawn.   
FUMC Graham will once again be offering a summer camp experience at Chestnut Ridge for children in completed kindergarten through 8th grade from June 18-22. Click on tab for more information
Vacation Bible School 2018
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
July 9-13
Connecting with Youth
Service Project with UMW:
March 11th & March 18th
during REFUGE [5pm - 6:30pm] @ FUMC Graham
Come build Care Packages for our Home Bound members!
District Canned Food Drive
Only 2 Sundays left for our 2018 District Canned Food Drive!

Be sure to donate cans in The Well entrance or Sanctuary Breezeway ASAP!
Scholarship applications 2018-2019 :
help with post-high school education
Schedules, Forms & More
Connecting with One Another
Young In Heart Luncheon
Tuesday, March 6
Stafford Hall (Rm. 125)
Catered Lunch--$10

Fun/Game Day following luncheon
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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!
"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
Snacks Needed!

Snacks for the school day . . . We are in need! A large number of students at South Graham Elementary are not able to bring a snack from home to eat during snack time. For classes with a long span of time between meals, schoolwork may suffer because hungry children have difficulty concentrating.
We spend about $200 a month on snacks. Given the ongoing need, we could use help.
C4C.FUMCG@South Graham--making a difference for the kids of our community!
Scholarship Applications
Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year are available for those wishing to further their education. Click button for more info!
""You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.”
                                                 - Amy Carmichael
Youth Canned Food Drive
Support Our Youth
Your Favorite ACC Team
Corridor District Canned Food Drive
Feb. 18-Mar. 11

Vote with your nonperishable food donations!
Look for marked boxes in the coffeeshop and the sanctuary breezeway.
Children's Ministry Team Project
In conjunction with Pastor Kevin's sermon series Bearing Fruit , the Children's Ministry Team is collecting supplies for the teachers at South Graham Elementary School from Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) through Easter Sunday (April 1). Fruit trees containing notes with items requested by a South Graham teacher are located at each worship space.
Take a note, purchase an item, and put it in the designated box by Mr. Brian's office (Rm. 111).
After Easter, items will be assembled for each teacher and delivered by our Kids on a Mission.
UMW Mission Focus
for March
Women's Shelter
  1. Trash bags
  2. Toilet tissue
  3. Paper towels
  4. Laundry detergent
  5. Coffee
Bring donations to the church office (Rm. 113) or give directly to Jeanne Owen.
Mozart Adevu
Mozart Adevu is a missionary in West Africa that we support with our Faith Promise gifts. He was in the United States from October-December 2017 to report on his activities. Click the button below to read his report.
Our Faithfulness Sunday, February 25-- Tithes and Offerings : $6,558