April 26, 2019
Join us Sunday
and Bring a Friend!
Pastor Kevin began a new series Easter Sunday titled "Easter Everywhere." Join us for the second message in this series this Sunday:
"Easter in Jerusalem."
We are pleased to announce that we have hired Meagan Sisco as our new Wiggler Worship Coordinator. Meagan is not a stranger to FUMC Graham as she served as our Staff Nursery Caregiver from 2012-2015. She brings to the position much passion, excitement, and experience with serving preschool-aged children and their families. Meagan will begin this Sunday, April 28.
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Remember in Prayer
+ Please remember the Karen Durham family (Tyler Durham's mother) who died on Thursday, April 18.

+ Please remember the Michael Few family (Theron Few's son) who died on Wednesday, April 17.
Confirmation Retreat
Please be in prayer for our 2019 confirmands and their adult leaders as they travel to Lake Junaluska, NC for their confirmation retreat May 3-5. Confirmation Sunday is June 9.
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.
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Alamance Pilgrimage
Join us as our District CARE (Christians Concerned about Racial Equity) sponsors an afternoon pilgrimage through lesser told stories of our racial history, some tragic and some holding tremendous hope for a future that builds upon a rich history of interracial collaboration.
WHEN: Sunday, May 5th. 3-7:30pm WHERE: First UMC, Graham
303 N. Main St., Graham
Wheelchair Ramp Build
Our Lamplighter's Ministry will be building a wheelchair ramp this weekend at the home of Frances Price. The team will be meeting at the Stafford Hall Main Street entrance (by the Well banners) at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Contact Trey Rice @ 336-266-0126 if you can help or if you need more information.
God did not intend for His children to live as individual islands of faith, but rather as a community of believers..." Steven L. Pogue
12th Annual
Children and Youth
Summer Reading Program
Open to children and youth up to age 18
Read at least 5 books between May 1 and July 31.
Turn in form to library or Carol Steele
by August 4.
Certificates and Barnes & Noble gift cards awarded on Children's Sunday, Aug. 25.
Save the Dates for ROAR Vacation Bible School!!
July 8 - 11 from 6:30pm - 8:40pm

July 12 - Family Celebration from
6pm- 8pm
Prayer Partner Reveal
Our annual Prayer Partner Reveal will be held during the Discipleship/Sunday School hour (10am) in the Youth Commons (Rm. 206) on Sunday, May 12. All youth and their secret prayer partners should plan to attend. Light breakfast foods will be served.
You will need your own copy of the novel and also the accompanying study guide, available from most booksellers.
Sensible Shoes Book Club
beginning soon!
We will be discussing the book Sensible Shoes, a novel about four women who journey together spiritually and who become fast friends. Along with them, we'll learn the spiritual practices of lectio divina, the examen, journaling, and various ways to pray. We'll see ourselves in them and see how they (and we) grow throughout the course.

If you're interested, please e-mail
Beth Gove or text 919-417-7947. We'll set meeting times based on our availability.
Hot Dog Lunch Fundraiser
Sponsored by the United Methodist Men
Sunday, May 19
Following the combined worship service
Approximately 12noon
Stafford Hall (Rm. 125)

Donations will be used for UMM scholarships.
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Happy 150th Birthday
United Methodist Women!

All women of the church, you're invited to a birthday party!
WHAT: Birthday party/Potluck Salad Lunch
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 11:30am
WHERE: Stafford Hall, Rm. 125
WHAT DO I BRING: Any type of salad to share
WHAT'S PROVIDED: Crackers, drinks, birthday cake, cupcakes, party favors, and entertainment
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.
Young In Heart In May
Tuesday, May 7
T. J. Whitehead classroom (Rm. 132)

Adult Game Day
Wednesday, May 15
Stafford Hall (Rm. 125)
Scholarships will also be awarded at this service.
Graduation Sunday
June 2
To be included in our special service of recognition, all high school seniors (or their parents) should contact Paul, and all college graduates (or their parents) should contact Brian as soon as possible.
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!
Youth Sunday 2019: Patience
We only have a few more weeks until Youth Sunday, scheduled May 19th!

This week is an extended, 3 hour Youth Sunday practice (4pm - 7pm)
Schedule, Forms & More
Below is the updated Refuge Youth Calendar for the entire 2019 year! Please make sure to note important dates and contact Paul for any info or questions. Calendars are available for pick-up in the Youth Office.
Special Offering May 5
Did you know that more than 20,000 native American people are part of the United Methodist Church? On Sunday, May 5, we will receive a special offering that directly supports Native American congregations and Native American seminary students.
April 14-May 26
. . . for South Graham Elementary School
Sponsored by C4C and Library Ministry Teams
Collection bins for new and gently used children's books in coffeeshop and sanctuary breezeway.
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.”
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 Missions for April
Women's Shelter
  1. Diapers
  2. Wipes
  3. Coffee
  1. Plastic baggies
  2. Safety pins
  3. Hand sanitizers
Our Faithfulness Sunday, April 21: 343
Live Streaming: 149