June 8, 2017
"Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.” - Augustine
This weekend, Pastor Baker will be sharing a special Trinity Sunday message entitled:
" Opening Heart and Home. "
Come, bring a friend, and join us at 9AM and 11AM! Don't miss our Graduation Celebration and Recognition at the 11AM service!
Stewardship Message, Part 3
Click above for the part 3 of our May Stewardship Messages. Did you miss Part 1 or 2? If so, here they are:
Graduation Sunday
FUMC will be recognizing high school and college graduates during the 11am worship service .  
Our Faithfulness Sunday, June 4:  302    /    Live Streaming:  17
Connecting with Youth
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"Youth. Right here. Bring it."

Pastor Kevin Baker

view Ping Pong challenge video on Facebook & Instagram @ Refuge_UMYF

June 25th is our GAME NIGHT REFUGE and we will be hosting a Ping Pong Tournament for the youth, along with PRIZES!

June 11th: Graduation Sunday

Brunch @ 9:45am for Grads, friends & family

REFUGE @ 5:00pm 6:30pm (Grad Celebration!)

ICE CREAM “SUNDAY” - Bring UNUSUAL ice cream toppings!

*will have ice cream "sundays" @ S. Graham Park & play sports if good weather! 

June 18th: Father’s Day No REFUGE 

June 25th: REFUGE @ 5:00pm – 6:30pm

GAME NIGHT w/ Ping Pong Tournament! – bring multiplayer games and your friends!

" God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear." - Psalm 46

Have any opportunities for our youth to learn & grow? Pass it along to us!

Connecting with Children
The 1st summer mission.. if the kids choose to accept... is to Allied Churches Donation Center at Holly Hill Mall on Sun, June 25. Children in completed kindergarten through the 5th grades are asked to meet in Stafford Hall at 2:45pm and bring their completed permission form.  After serving, we will stop by Pelican’s Snoballs for a sweet treat (paid for by the church).  We will return to the church by 6pm.  Please email Brian if you have any questions.

Save the Dates for VBS!
July 10-14
Vacation Bible School pre-registration has begun for children ages 3 through completed 5th grade!  Registration forms are available outside of Mr. Brian's office (Rm. 111) and in the coffeeshop (Rm. 135).  Register by June 25 to get a free CD of VBS music!

Contact Jennifer Easter , Leigh Hayes , or  Brian Yoder to sign up to help or with any questions.
Connecting for growth and friendship
"Meet and Greet" Sunday
This Sunday, June 11, is a "Meet and Greet" Sunday.  If you want to know more about membership or about our mission and ministries, join Pastor Kevin in his study (Rm. 107) after either service.
Dinner Dates
Want to get to know your church family and enjoy dinner together?  Dinner Dates is for you!  Our next session will run from July through November.  To sign up, contact Candice Harrod.

First United Disc Golf Enthusiasts (F.U.D.G.E.)
WANTED: A few good men for a round of disc golf (i.e. “Frisbee golf”) at Cedarock Park, the Open Course, each Saturday, Tee Time is 8:30am sharp! This will be a great time of fun, fellowship, exercise, and of course, a few laughs. Dads, bring your son(s) for a great time of fellowship together!  First timers are welcome!  We’ll teach you how to play. No disc necessary; we have extras. Bring water and a hand towel. For more information, CONTACT: Doug Lupo, Mobile/Text: 336/675.5386, e-mail  or Facebook.

Wednesday, June 14
Stafford Hall
Join us for a fun time of games, refreshments, and fellowship!

 Young In Heart 
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Happy Birthday, Velma Hauser!
Velma Hauser, one of our homebound members, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on June 25, and her granddaughters are hoping to surprise her with lots of birthday cards.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please send cards before June 25 to: 
Rebecca Hurdle
701 Brookfield Drive
Gibsonville, NC  27
"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"
Can you drive or write? You can help!
 The transportation ministry is need of drivers to help transport members and non-members to and from worship on Sunday mornings using the church's 15-passenger van.  If you are interested please contact  Bill Bryant, our Transportation Ministry Coordinator
Words can help and heal ..
Do you feel called to bring light and hope to prisoners, but don’t know how to get started? Letters and greeting cards are like Gold to prisoners.  Let us help you get started.
Contact Jean Boren

Serving at South Graham Elementary
The school year is winding down at South Graham Elementary.  The students' last full day is June 6 with early release on June 7.  Because SGE is a year-round school, they will begin again on July 24!  Look for more information in July about donating school supplies.  In the meantime, if you'd like to be added to the C4C e-mail list for monthly updates, or if you want more information about what we do at SGE, please contact Margaret Skulnik.
Serving opportunities for small groups & Sunday School classes
Help us host the Exchange Club/SCAN!
Stop Child Abuse Now
The Exchange Club is a national organization that is dedicated to improving conditions for children and preventing child abuse. 
First UMC provides a meeting place for special sessions with youth and parents on Tuesday of each week. We also provide a light snack (chips, crackers, etc. and drinks). Contact Richard to sign up your Life group or Sunday School to host one of our upcoming sessions! We need your help, and so do these families in need!
UMW Mission Focuses for June
WOMEN'S SHELTER--Items needed in June
Please consider donating:
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine products
  • Individually wrapped snacks

Leave items on couch in church office (Rm. 113) or give directly to Jeanne Owen.

Our UMW is collecting Refugee Welcome Kits for Church Women United. 
Click the button below for contents of 4 different kits. 
Deliver any completed kits to Jeanne Owen by July 1, 2017. 
This is a great project for small groups and Sunday School classes!
""You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.”
                                                                                                  - Amy Carmichael
This Sunday, 6.11.17, is Peace With Justice Sunday
Your offering gives the United Methodist Church a voice in advocating for peace and justice at home and around the world.  Click the button above to read about 15 ways this offering has made a difference in the past few years.
Father's Day Project
Help our youth raise money for their summer mission projects and honor your father, grandfather, or a father figure with his name on a special insert in our bulletins on Father's Day.  Names are $2 apiece.  Look for a form in your bulletin or download one here.
Father's Day Form
 "We give, not because the church needs it and not because it pays the bills, though both may be true. We give to become more like the giving God who created us in his own image."
Our Faithfulness Sunday, June 4-- Tithes and Offerings :  $14,410.00