Four Invitations from Me to You
Dear Friends,

As I sit down to write this note, it is Labor Day. My hope is that most of you are not laboring today, but are able to find a last bit of respite as summer concludes and all the fall events and rhythms begin. With this Enote, I would like to lift up four personal invitations from me to you as we look ahead to our ministry together this fall:

  • An Invitation to our New Fall Series: Reconcile
  • An Invitation to our Fall Kickoff for the ENTIRE FAMILY
  • An Invitation to our first ever Discovery Class
  • An Invitation to Serve on one of our 2018 Ministry Teams (please see survey link below)
Reconcile: conflict transformation for ordinary Christians
This coming Sunday we will begin our new fall series titled Reconcile. This six sermon series will be unpacking the mission that lies at the very heart of what Jesus came to do - to reconcile the world to God and to empower his followers to be agents of reconciliation. "We do conflict." It is an odd thing to say about Christians, but nonetheless true. The greater truth is that we should do conflict differently than the world whether the conflict is in our families, our schools, our community, our nation, or our world. Here is a preview of the Sundays to come:
September 10th - Born into Conflict (Jacob and Esau - family conflict)
September 17th - Know Jesus, Know Peace (Jesus and Conflict)
September 24th - Series Intermission / Homecoming Combined Worship @ 11AM
October 1st - When Conflict Burns (Psalms of Lament)
October 8th - Where Two or Three Meet (Matthew 18)
October 15th - Keep Silence and Listen (The First Church Meeting)
October 22nd - Reconciliation is the Gospel (A Word from Paul)

Join us and plan to invite a friend!
3rd Annual Inter-Generational Family Fall Kickoff September 10th!

It is the third one. Each year gets better. Still hoping to connect? Need one more outdoor day before summer is gone? Enjoy fun in the sun? (check) In the water? (check) In the air-conditioning? (check) With lots of food, fellowship, music, and games? (check) Click here for more.

This is your pastor - making sure each and everyone of you have received this personal invitation - Please come and bring friends and family with you - You will not regret it!
Discovery Class
Why Church? Why UMC? Why FUMC Graham?

Beginning on Wednesday, September 27th, we will be launching our first ever Discovery Class to invite you to explore more about our church's mission, vision, and core values. 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!
Lay Leadership Teams for 2018 - An Invitation to Serve
It is that time again! Soon, our Lay Leadership team will be meeting to prayerfully discern who will be serving on our various ministry teams for the 2018 ministry year. Please fill out our online survey and let us know what your ministry interests and gifts and graces are – this can help us immensely in our discernment process. You can type this link into your web browser, or find the link in our Enews and website. Come serve with us! 

You've been invited - not just once - but FOUR TIMES!
Now, my prayer is that you will invite others. Happy Labor Day!
Hope to see you next Sunday,
Pastor Kevin

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