March 7, 2019
Daylight Saving Time Returns!
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour so you'll be on time for church!
First Sunday of Lent
Join us Sunday as Pastor Kevin begins our Lenten series "Hunger: Cultivating Desire for God's Good Things." To read ahead, here are the Scriptures for Sunday:
  • Deuteronomy 26:1-11
  • Luke 4:1-13
Sunday's Message:
" Taste and See"
... come and bring a friend!
Please consider joining us each week of Lent for a Wednesday worship with Eucharist from 12:00 – 12:30 PM in the Goley Chapel. In each service, we will lift up a different spiritual discipline to experience and will then conclude our time by sharing together in Holy Communion:
• March 13th @ 12PM: “Practicing the
• March 20th @ 12PM: “Practicing Lectio
• March 27th @ 12PM: “Practicing
Intercessory Prayer”
• April 3rd @ 12PM: “Practicing Wonder”
• April 10th @12PM: “Contemplation of an Icon”
• April 17th @ 12PM: “Practicing Fasting” 
Practice the Spiritual Disciplines During Lent
We will be offering the book Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines by Preston Yancey for $5 starting on Sunday, March 3 in the coffeeshop (Rm. 135) and the sanctuary breezeway. This book accompanies Kevin's Lenten series and will guide readers in practicing a new spiritual discipline each week during Lent.
Sermon Podcasts Now Available
Since several have requested podcast versions of Sunday messages, we now have some sermons available on our website and also in the iTunes Store . Simply search for "Kevin Baker Sermons" to to subscribe or click the picture.
Scholarship Ministry
Planning on furthering your education?
Apply for one of our scholarships!
DEADLINE: 5pm, April 1, 2019
Contact Becky Tate or Justin Brumble for information or assistance.
Lamplighter's Ministry
Project Wheelchair Ramp
FUMC Graham Lamplighter's Ministry is planning to build a wheelchair ramp for a member of our church. Please contact Trey Rice (336-266-0126) if you would like to volunteer your time and/or give a monetary donation for supplies.
Kids On A Mission Project
T he next Kids On A Mission project for children in Kindergarten through the 5th grade is on Sunday, March 17 from 2:30-5:30pm (meet in room 132). The children will make a craft and deliver it to residents at Peak Resources in Graham. Afterwards, we will stop by Smitty's for free ice cream (parents can pick up there).
Children are asked to please bring a completed permission form.
God did not intend for His children to live as individual islands of faith, but rather as a community of believers..." Steven L. Pogue
Young In Heart Day Trip
Big River musical
Temple Theater
Sanford, NC
March 15, 2019
Reservations required by March 1 .

Contact Lydia Ricks at 336/270-6359 to reserve your spot.
Summer Camp @
Chestnut Ridge ~ June 17- 21
We will once again be offering a summer camp experience for children in completed Kindergarten through completed 8th grade at Chestnut Ridge in Efland, NC.
Check out the new MY CHURCH portion of our website for documents, policies, and membership info all in one place! Use link at the bottom of all our website pages or click here.

Lay Leadership teams for 2019 nominated by Charge Conference have been uploaded to site.
You no longer have to be in the library to check out our collection! If you have a library barcode, click the button and take a look around!
Click here for step-by-step instructions.
United Methodist Women Reading Program 2019
New books have been added to our library which are part of the United Methodist Women's Reading Program. Click the button for a list of our new purchases. See Carol Steele or check the special section in the library for more information about the reading program. You do NOT have to be a UMW Member to participate!
March Madness
Canned Food Drive
Our annual Canned Food Drive is back! Donate to your favorite college team at the Coffee Shop or sanctuary breezeway entrances and spread the word. Donations will supply several organizations!
Youth Sunday
Youth Sunday is scheduled for May 19th! Our topic this year is "Patience". More info to come.
Schedule, Forms & More
Playschool Fundraiser
Two of our Playschool families are currently experiencing health crises. The Playschool staff will be holding a hotdog lunch fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 at 12noon to collect funds to assist with medical expenses. If you would like to come, please call Playschool Director Faye Waddell at 336/227-9148 or download the form and put it in the mailbox on her office door (Rm. 119).

hot dog
Thank you for your help!
UMW Mission Encounter
NC Diaper Bank in Durham
Several members of our United Methodist Women will be working at the NC Diaper Bank on Saturday, March 23. Please donate diapers (any size, including adult), wipes, and feminine products by March 20. Turn your donations in to the church office (Rm. 113) or to Susan Rayle or Jeanne Owen .
Forty Days / Forty Items
A Lenten Project
The Gordon Painter Sunday School Class invites you to participate in their Lenten Project--40 Days / 40 Items. During Lent, remove one clean and usable item from your home to put into a trash bag. Bring the bag to the Gordon Painter classroom (Rm. 104) on Easter Sunday, and the class will deliver your items to Trollinger Treasures.

Click here for more information.
Donations for a Church Van
Our Board of Directors has asked us to consider prayerfully helping to raise money to purchase a new-to-us van. Our van is used extensively for bringing people to church and for transporting youth, children, and adults to participate in church projects. Our goal is for 150 gifts of $100 apiece, payable in increments if desired. If you would like to help, please mark your gift “Van Replacement Fund.”
Donations of Earrings Needed
Our children are collecting old earrings (singles and pairs) between now and March 17 for a craft project to be given to the residents at Peak Resources. If you have earrings that you don't use, please donate them. Collection bins will be located in the coffeeshop (Rm. 135) and in the sanctuary breezeway.
Contact Pat Morgan with any questions.
Mission Focuses
Women's Shelter
  1. toilet tissue
  2. feminine products
  3. paper towels
  1. ponchos
  2. small shampoo, lotion, & soap
  3. individual snacks

Bring donations to the church office (Rm. 113) or give directly to Jeanne Owen .
Help Send a Child to Camp!!
Would you like to help offset the cost of summer camp for children in Kindergarten through the 8th grade? If so, consider donating $120 to our campership fund or providing a full campership for families in need. Contact Brian if interested.
UMW Yard Sale's Coming!
Begin collecting your items to donate NOW! (Only clean items and no electronics or phones of any kind, please! )

Yard Sale donation times
Sunday, March 24--after 7pm
Monday, March 25--all day
Tuesday-Friday, March 26-29--during shopping hours
Yard Sale shopping hours
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday 9am-noon
yard sale
March 25-30
Stafford Hall
Sponsored by FUMC United Methodist Women
Our Faithfulness Sunday, March 3rd: 282 / Live Streaming 25
Our Faithfulness Ash Wednesday, March 6th : 104 / Live Streaming 11
Tithes and Offerings: $13,249.00