May 30 - June 5, 2021
Worship Series - I've Been Meaning to Ask...

Week 1: Where Are You From?
Genesis 2:4b-15 | John 1:35-51

Download the Devotional/Study Journal for this series. Limited print copies available in the Gathering Area.

Missed a week of worship? Find it here.
Electronic giving of Tithes & Offerings is also available.
Welcome Crew – Volunteers Needed  
Beginning June 6, we will have two worship services in the sanctuary each Sunday. We are excited to begin using the new Welcome Center in the Gathering Area. Our Welcome Crew is looking for several teams of volunteers to share our hospitality each week.

Whether you are a returning volunteer or you are looking to serve Faith United in a new way, please contact Laura Luikart (330.933.1392) or Judy McLaughlin (330.309.0980). There will be two training opportunities in June. 
Peace With Justice Sunday Walk - June 6th
Caring for Canton: Food and Housing as Matters of Justice

Gather at 1PM at Crossroads UMC in downtown Canton. From there, walk to Gonder Avenue, the site of a new medical clinic and fresh market. There will be music, a message and food trucks. Shuttles available to return to your vehicle. Click the flyer for details. Contact Pastor Jake with questions.
Safe Sanctuary Renewal Orientation

Volunteers make all things possible! Since we have not gathered for over a year, everyone serving in children and youth ministries and with vulnerable adults will need to update Safe Sanctuary training. Contact Kathy Schmucker or Amy Ferguson to register.
  • Current training dates available: Tuesday, June 1 at 10am

Dive deeper into last week's Worship Engagement and Devotion.

May/June Upper Room and June/July/August Daily Bread
Are Now Available in the
Gathering Area
WNL is done until the fall. You can view previous weeks at our Faith United Facebook page. Check out our latest WNL below.
Some Current & New Adult Small Group Opportunities

  • Prayer Shawl - 1pm Thursdays, Indoors at Church
  • Lydia Circle will meet at Beysley's Restaurant at 11:30am on June 16, 2021. RSVP to Emmajo Shearer or Mary Jane Watson.
  • Fun Over 50 - Fellowship group for those age 50+ who are single. The purpose of the group is to give singles the opportunity to enjoy meals out, movies, concerts, plays, etc., with others who have similar interests. June events: Thursday, June 10 at 4:30 pm dinner at Dragonfly winery in Canal Fulton. Friday, June 25th Rubber Ducks baseball game at 7:05pm. Contact Coordinator, Bev Temple, for details.
  • I’ve Been Meaning to Ask Visio Divina Art Bible Study, Wednesdays 7pm via Zoom June 9&16, Facilitator: Kathy Schmucker. Visio Divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing. Engage in exploring the art featured in the I’ve Been Meaning to Ask summer worship series as we blend visual meditation with group discussion, insight from the artists, and bible study. Participate in one or all of the sessions.

For facilitator information, group descriptions, and additional groups, visit our Programs and Group Page. Groups meet via Zoom unless otherwise stated.
Faith & Environment Weekly Tip:

The U.S. is moving forward on our climate change initiative in a big way, using renewable energy. This project alone will power over one and a half million homes without greenhouse gas emissions.

"California could launch the west coast’s first commercial offshore windfarms"
California has taken a major step towards launching the first commercial offshore wind energy program on the west coast, a project that would open the state’s waters to hundreds of floating turbines and could eventually power 1.6m homes.
Sunday Night Youth Group
  • Sundays 6-7pm
  • Any Youth Grades 6-12
  • Take your temperature at home, please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms
  • No Youth Group May 30 due to holiday

Fill out our Youth Registration/Permission Form 2021-2022 events and programs.

Contact Amy Ferguson for more information.
Check out our Sunday Night Videos for youth or anyone who wants to watch - All are Welcome! Read more
Celebrate Wonder activities guide children Nursery to 5th Grade, and their families, through Bible stories, creative experiences, and spiritual practices. Read more.
Parent's please fill out the Children Registration/Permission form for 2021-2022. This covers all events or Sunday School programs.
Check out Last week's Sunday School Activities.
Have a parent use these steps to watch Bible Story videos made just for you!
Nursery Care will resume starting June 6 at both services provided there are enough volunteers to serve. Contact Kristen Krach or Kathy Schmucker to learn more about nurturing the youngest of our church family.
VBS 2021 Registration is now open!
Treasured: Discovering You're Priceless to God
Join us online, June 21-25, and In-Person, June 23 6:30-8pm. VBS Kits will be available for pickup at the church with everything you need, including a Treasured VBS Music CD! Click here to register by June 15 to your kit ahead of VBS.

VBS videos with music, Bible adventures, a daily Bible point and more will be available daily by 9am for your family to view at your convenience.

We need volunteers to help behind the scenes, with making videos, packing kits and helping with Wednesday's event. Contact Kathy Schmucker or Pam Wig for more details.
Family Worship Kits Faith United’s Spiritual Formation Ministry Team created a Family Worship Kit for children and families to use as they worship in person or via livestream. There is an instruction sheet with ideas for using the items during worship. A few kits available in the Gathering Area if you still need one.
Camp Read-A-Lot 2021 Registration Now Open Be Loved, Be Kind, Be You

Students entering Kindergarten to 3rd Grade are invited to participate in some fun summer activities designed to keep their reading skills sharp. Join us online, July 7 and July 14, and In-Person, July 14 6:30-8pm. Camp Read-A-Lot Kits will be available for pickup at the church with books for you to read and keep, and other literacy activities. Click here to register by June 30 to receive your Kit ahead of Camp Read-A-Lot

Camp Read-A-Lot videos with music, stories and literacy activities will be available Wednesdays July 7 and July 14 beginning at 9:30 am for your family to view at your convenience! 

We need volunteers to help by participating in videos, preparing kits, assisting with the in-person event and other ways to support this summer’s community ministry. Contact Kathy Schmucker or Pam Wig for more information.
Butterfly Project
The caterpillars have arrived and are now in the care of some of Faith United’s families. Several caterpillars are in the aquarium on a table outside the narthex for you to check out their progress as they grow and transform into a butterfly.
 
If you have large pretzel or animal cracker containers, we can use empty, clean containers for the butterflies. Contact Kathy Schmucker for more information and to participate in the butterfly project.
Register for Summer Camp! To check out Camp locations and programs, register, and learn about COVID-19 changes look here. Camperships may still be available. Visit Faith United’s Summer Camp Page for additional details. 
Faith United has an exciting way to support you living out your faith. Amplify Media is a video library with thousands of videos for adults, youth and kids that you can view from your phone, tablet, computer or tv.

These resources can be used for individual or group studies, and there is even a special section just for kids! Check out these instructions to access your free account. Questions? Contact Kathy Schmucker, Spiritual Formation Director.
Cokesbury is a great resource to purchase Bibles, devotionals, gifts & more! Please use this link when ordering. The church receives credit & a rebate from your purchases.
Order gift cards year round from The Youth Mission Team.
Part of each order benefits the Youth Mission Fund. Check this listing of available gift cards and email Amy Ferguson for more information.
Resources to help
enhance your viewing
and using of Faith
United's digital offerings:

Sunday, May 30
11am-12pm Worship - Live Stream (Sanctuary)

Monday, May 31
Closed-Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 1
10am-11am Safe Sanctuary Orientation (Zoom)
6:30-7:30pm Lay Leader Meeting (Conference Room)

Wednesday, June 2
6:30pm-7:30pm "I'm Still Here" Study (Zoom)
6:30pm-7:30pm "Faith of a Mockingbird" Study (Zoom)

Thursday, June 3
1pm-3pm Prayer Shawl Group (Parlor)
4pm-8pm VBS Recording (Sanctuary)
5pm-6pm Unity Challenge Planning Team (Zoom)

Friday, June 4
1pm-2pm Theology for Our Times (Zoom)
2:30pm-3:30pm Women's Emmaus Accountability (Zoom)

Calendar Snapshot - View more at myfaithunited.org/calendar