INDOOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS BACK!
This Sunday, October 4, is World Communion Sunday and we will meet inside our church building for our worship services. There is no limit on the number of people who can attend. All of our safety protocols will be in place so we ask that you arrive 20-30 minutes early. Registration is highly recommended so that we may plan for appropriate socially distant seating between families. Please use this link to register for our 8:30am Traditional Service and this link to register for our 11:00am The Journey Service. If you are not feeling well or if you are at a higher risk because of age or medical conditions, please consider continuing to worship with us online.
As we celebrate World Communion Sunday, we ask that if you have a need for a gluten free option, that you plan to bring your own bread in a sealed container as we do not have gluten free options available at this time.
Small groups are encouraged to meet outdoors at this time. If your group or class would like to begin meeting outdoors, whether on-campus or off-campus, and in accordance with prescribed protocols, please complete this request form.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY WILL MEET INDOORS TONIGHT
CR will meet tonight, September 29, at 6:30 pm inside the church building. We ask that those planning to attend CR meetings register through Realm by Monday at midnight each week. If you are attending tonight's meeting, please bring a face mask and plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early. If you are not feeling well or if you are at a higher risk because of age or medical conditions, please consider continuing to worship with us online.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY OPEN SHARE GROUPS
Men's Open Share Groups and Women's Open Share Groups will meet tonight, September 29, at 7:30 pm. Our share groups will take place in larger spaces to maintain proper social distancing. The Men's Chemical Dependency Group will meet in Wesley Hall and the Women's Chemical Dependency Group will meet in Rooms 134/135. Please bring a mask and plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early.
We continue to provide online worship on Sundays. Please join us by going to our YouTube channel or our Facebook page. We invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Facebook, and like and share our Facebook posts! Please take a moment to comment on Facebook regarding our online services.
We had a great start to our outdoor Fountain Kids small group during 11 am worship this past Sunday. Our kids are amazing and so adaptive!
Upcoming Events for Fountain Kids:
Ijams Nature Center: Saturday, October 3 from 10 am-12 pm
Meet at Ijams Nature Center no later than 10 am. We will gather and the kiddos will be given disposable cameras and a nature scavenger hunt page. We will have devotion and prayer before embarking on our family Ijams adventure.Register your family here!
Worldwide Communion Day: October 4, 2020
What a blessing to share holy communion together in person with individual communion packs, or you can worship from your home with our online worship services.
Family Day at Oakes Farm: Saturday, October 10 from 11 am-1 pm
We will meet at Oakes Farm at 11 am. We have a group rate so please register here!
Online Parenting Class
Fountain Kids, in partnership with Discipleship Ministries and Sisters of Spirit (SOS), is offering an online parenting class based on the book Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof. The books are available at Amazon, the Orange Store, and various Christian book distributors. Miss Donna has 10 copies of the book. If you would like a copy from her, please email or text her at 772-631-1380. The price of the book is $10. Pastor Kristen and Miss Donna will be recording chapter updates each week for six weeks that will be posted on the SOS Facebook page as well as the Fountain Kids Facebook page. The SOS Facebook page is private. If you would like to join, please send your request to Pastor Kristen, Carol Sewell, or Donna Lewis to get a personal invitation for this closed group.
Every parent has a daunting task ahead of them - helping their kids know, love and serve Jesus. We often talk about discipling another person, but the most important disciples you will ever have are found right inside your own family. This unique parenting study offers biblical guidance on leading our own families in faith. (In fact, there are principles in this study that apply to church members that are not parents.) The local church is part of our children's community and therefore, the church family provides some of the most important role models in a child's life outside their nuclear family. Sisters of Spirit offers confidentiality in their communications, and mentors with our encouragement partners. Be authentic with one another as we all struggle. Discipling our families is HARD WORK!
Continue to checkout our Fountain Kids Facebook page each week. Our weekly mailings to children will continue. If you have a need, please do not hesitate to contact us.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH GROUP IS BACK!
We have approval for our youth group to meet outside beginning on Wednesday, September 30. We will meet September 30, October 7, October 21, and October 28 from 7-8 pm. (We will not meet on October 14th due to fall break.) If we have to cancel due to inclement weather in the forecast, we will send an email out by 3:00 pm on that Wednesday. We will continue into the fall as long as we can, but may need to reassess our time once Daylight Savings ends. We do have some flood lights, but if anyone would like to donate or lend us a propane outdoor heater, we would greatly appreciate it!
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS FOR OCTOBER
Our office staff is working remotely in October during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm (closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch)
The FCUMC staff remains committed to service and you can still reach us! Calls to the church office phone number will be answered during the hours listed above. To contact staff members directly, please email them. You can find staff emails on Realm or on our website under the Who We Are menu on our home page. If you need to meet with a church staff member in person, please make an appointment directly with that staff member. We encourage you to mail your check or give online. However, if you must drop off your check, please contact Ashley Garren and she will make plans to meet you at the church. Thank you!