Dear Friends,

Summer Blessings to you and your family! I wanted to take a few moments this week to lift up some things of importance to our life together and also give you an idea of what is ahead of us this fall:

  • "Love to Stay" Marriage Study for Couples
  • Discover the Journey
  • Discerning, Empowering, and Deploying - We Need Your Help!
  • "Mary's Path" Discernment Process this Fall
  • "Learning the Language of Love" Series
  • And - in case you missed it - the "Celebrating Generosity" Video

Please take a moment and look over the amazing things just around the corner. I am excited about this fall and all the new opportunities to worship, connect, serve, and give. Come and Join Us!
Grace and Peace,
~ Pastor Kevin
Love to Stay Study for Couples
Join me and my spouse Denise as we help facilitate a six-week marriage study by Adam Hamilton titled "Love to Stay: Sex, Grace and Commitment." Couples of all ages and lengths of relationships, including engaged couples, are invited and encouraged to participate. This will be held on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 PM, September 16th - October 21st. Email me, Pastor Kevin, with any questions or to sign up and reserve your spot and materials needed. Childcare will be available if needed.
Discover the Journey
Beginning on Wednesday, October 3rd @ 7PM, we will be launching our next Discover the Journey Class to invite you to explore more about our church's mission, vision, and core values.

MARK THE DATE! This interactive six week series is for ANYONE INTERESTED - for long time members, new members, and recent attendees that would like to discover how we at FUMC Graham are trying to worship, connect, learn, serve, give and grow together. If you want to sign up for this Wednesday night series, please email me or Brian!
Mary's Path Discernment Process
Mary’s Path is a year long process of Contemplation and Action designed by the NC Conference's Office of New Faith Communities to help an existing church hear God’s call for their community, and begin to align their resources towards the call that is discerned.

This fall, First UMC Graham has agreed to partner with our conference in this discernment process to see where God may be leading us as we continue to discover new ways to reach people for Christ. For more on this process, click here or the picture to the right or contact Pastor Kevin for more details.
Discerning, Empowering, and Deploying
- WE NEED YOU!!! -
Are you ready to get more involved in our mission and ministry? Are you currently serving but would like to become involved in a different type of ministry or service? WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please click the purple, "LAY LEADERSHIP" button below and fill out this online survey that will take just a few minutes. Let us know of your ministry interests, gifts and graces. This will help us immensely in our discernment process as our Lay Leadership Team plans for 2019. Come serve with us! 
Learning the Language of Love Sermon Series
This fall, beginning on September 9th, we will be starting a new sermon series titled "Learning the Language of Love." This series is based on bestselling author Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages." The book has now been adapted in various ways and we will be offering a newly published version of "God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Feel and Reflect God's Love" that is coming out the first of September. Plan to join us and bring a friend!
In case you missed it ... here are some amazing highlights from our 2017 ministry year with a BIG THANK YOU to all who help make miracles happen here at FUMC Graham. More Stewardship Videos with different highlights are coming soon!
Did you miss previous Enotes from Pastor Kevin?