June 16, 2022
DISCERNMENT PROCESS CONTINUES
Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett on June 26
Rev. Keith Boyette July 10


As a part of discerning our way forward in the Wesleyan tradition, we have invited *Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett to share her vision of remaining with the United Methodist Church on June 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.  We have also invited **Rev. Keith Boyette, a member of the Transitional Leadership Counsel of the Global Methodist Church (GMC), to share the mission and vision of the GMC with us on July 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.  Please plan to join us for these very important events. Presentations from other Wesleyan groups are being planned. 
 
If you were not able to join us for Bishop Keith Cowart's presentation about the Free Methodist Church on June 12, a video of his presentation is on our website. Go to gfumc.net. Click on "About Us" in the drop-down menu. Click on "Going Forward". Scroll down to the box with the heading "Bishop Cowart's Presentation on the Free Methodist Church" and click. We've also included a button below for your convenience.



*Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett is the resident bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Bishop Wallace-Padgett will share her presentation on June 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.

**Rev. Keith Boyette is a current member of the Transitional Leadership Council of the Global Methodist Church (GMC) who are overseeing the continuing formation of the GMC. Rev. Boyette was the first president of the Wesley Covenant Association (WCA) and oversaw the birth of the Global Methodist Church. He will share his presentation on July 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
The Burns Family

We are excited to announce the Burns family has officially joined GFUMC! Britt, Ellie, Emmaline, Mac, Adler, Harlin, and Hugh have been active and serving at GFUMC for several years. Recently, their oldest son Mac gave his life to Jesus and was baptized on May 29th, and the family chose that day to join. We are blessed to have them share their many talents with us and the kingdom. If you don't already know this precious family, please introduce yourself when you see them.
GFUMC KIDS
Sunday School @ the Movies
June 19 - July 31 | 10 AM


Join us this Summer as we dive into some of our favorite movies and find unique connections in God's word! Each Sunday, we will fellowship, work on our memory verse challenge, worship, and have prayer time. Then, we will have a Bible lesson that incorporates clips from movies such as The Muppet Movie, A Bug's Life, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and more! Finally, we will wrap up with a special snack before dismissal! You WON'T want to miss it! Sunday School starts at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Charlotte Watts,
Director of Children's Ministries
SUNDAY WORSHIP
June 19, 2022

Traditional Service:
8:45 & 11 am
Pastor Ricky Smith
Series: Foundations
Sermon: "God”
Sermon Scripture: Acts 17:16-34 NKJV              


Contemporary Service:
8:45 am
Rev. Terry Bentley
Series: Foundations
Sermon: "God”
Sermon Scripture: Acts 17:16-34 NKJV    

*To view FB Live-Stream you must have a Facebook account. 
NEW ORGAN ARRIVES
Celebrating 200 years

On May 13th, Pastor Ricky presented an opportunity to our GFUMC family to meet the monetary need to purchase a new organ for the Sanctuary. In three hours' time, we received pledges for the necessary funds to complete the budget amount allocated to upgrade the organ. The new organ is here and sounds WONDERFUL! We are so thankful for everyone's generosity and quick response to make this purchase possible. This is a blessing and a great gift to the church on our 200th anniversary!  
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Servants needed in all ministries

Each of us has been called and gifted with talents and love to change lives. You and I, as the body of Christ, are vital to God's kingdom work (1 Peter 4:8-11). At GFUMC we have awesome ministries who need servants, aka ambassadors of God, whose hearts burn with His love and thanksgiving so much that they die to self and seek to serve those who are still wandering and seeking the greatest love of their lives -Jesus.
 
Are you ready to say yes to God and the opportunities He's provided to make Jesus known? We've attached a form below for current service/ministry opportunities. Sign up today!
200th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS & MUGS
Ready for pickup, 2nd-floor Main bldg.

Yay! For those who've ordered and paid, the 200th Anniversary t-shirts and mugs are ready for pick-up! Pick up is self-serve, outside Terri Lang's office on the 2nd-floor of the main building. Merchandise is bagged with each individual's order form.

For questions, contact
Ann Lee, Director of Discipleship
256-582-2001, ext 225
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES
Return shoeboxes June 19-26

The Christmas Shoebox ministry is on!! We are packing 200 shoeboxes as part of our 200th-year celebration. Shoeboxes are available on the 2nd floor of the Main Bldg. and in the foyer of the Worship Center. Please remember to tape the bottom only of the shoebox. Once you pack your shoebox, please close and use the rubber band provided.

Reminders on how to pack your shoebox...
  1. Tape the bottom of the shoebox only. Use the rubber band provided to close.
  2. Send $5.00 by cash or check (note on the memo line: Christmas Shoeboxes).
  3. Make sure you place the coloring book provided inside your shoebox.
  4. Return your shoeboxes to the Church during the week of June 19-26.

For questions, contact
Heather Epperson, Director of Missions
VBS 2022-MONUMENTAL
Celebrating God's Greatness

Hey GFUMC Parents!! Save the date for VBS 2022 July 11-14! This year will be 4 nights from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Registration is OPEN, click on the button below.
We can't wait to see you there!

Volunteers are needed to serve! VBS Servants/volunteers are what make this awesome outreach great! Email Charlotte Watts to serve today.

Contact Charlotte Watts,
Director of Children's Ministries
MOMENTUM YOUTH
Summer Newsletter

Momentum Youth students and parents! Check out the upcoming events in the Momentum Newsletter. (Click on the button below)

Contact:
Michael Wilder,
Director of Student Ministries
(256) 582-2001, ext. 214
MARSHALL CO. ADULT RESPITE PROGRAM
Program starting June 21, 2022

We are so excited to announce the return of the Marshall Co. Adult Respite Progam at GFUMC! All participants must be registered. To register and learn more about the Adult Respite Program contact

Rev. Lula Dobbs
Minister of Adult Respite Programs
TRADITIONAL MEDIA BOOTH
Immediate help needed

The Traditional service media booth needs immediate help! This ministry is on a rotation schedule, and training is provided. 

Contact Ann Lee,
Director of Discipleship,
Interim Music Director for Traditional Services
256.582.2001, ext. 225
POSITION AVAILABLE
Director of Traditional Worship

We are currently accepting resumes from qualified and interested applicants for the position of Director of Traditional Worship. Please send your resume to the following resume@gfumc.net. A job description is attached for your convenience, click on the button below.
FINANCIAL OFFICE
June 16, 2022

Giving Made Easy
-Mail to 539 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976
-Online Giving at www.gfumc.net/give/
-Text 2 Give: Text the dollar amount you give to
1(256) 448-3225, follow the (one-time) prompts.

Finance Office (located on the 3rd floor/main bldg.)
Jerilee Gillen, Church Treasurer
(256) 582-2001, ext. 212

Karla Terrell, Financial Secretary
(256) 582-2001,ext. 233














WORSHIP ATTENDANCE
In-house and online


Sunday 06/12/22
671 (335 online + 336 In-house)

In-house Worship
8:45 Traditional - 94
8:45 Contemporary - 172       
11:00 Traditional - 70  
Total:  336

Online Worship
FB: 244 (8:45C/171; 11T/73)
Website: 78 (8:45C/34; 8:45T/32; 11T/12)
YouTube: 13 (8:45C/9; 11T/4)
Total: 335
GFUMC BIRTHDAYS
June 2022

Our GFUMC family is special! We want to celebrate each one of you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Happy Birthday!!
PRAYER REQUESTS & UPDATES
June 16-19, 2022

Prayer is part of our spiritual DNA at GFUMC, and we are honored to lift God's people up in prayer. If you or someone you know needs prayer please contact us!

For all prayer requests and updates contact
256.582.2001, ext. 210 or ext. 234
THIS WEEK'S SIGN
June 16-19, 2022

BLESSED IS THE FATHER
WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD,
AND BLESSED IS HIS FAMILY.

Guntersville First UMC | terri.lang@gfumc.net | 256.582.2001 | www.gfumc.net