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This Coming Sunday - March 17th, 2019
Dear FUMC family,

This Sunday I will be preaching on Luke 13:31-35 and Psalm 27. In our Gospel reading, the Pharisees came to Jesus and told him that “Herod wants to kill you.” Jesus Christ did not yield to fear. The Psalmist asked, “The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? Our Lord recognized that being faithful is more important than fear, and he lamented over Jerusalem saying, “…how often I have desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.” This sermon will focus on fear, courage, and faithfulness. I hope that you will join us.

In Christ,
Pastor John Fitzgerald

"Whom Shall I Fear"

Luke 13:31-35
Psalm 27
Questions to ponder:

1.      Who do you fear?
2.      What is more important that our fear? 
3.      How can we show courage in the face of fears today?
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Get Ready for VBS!
Make your VBS the mane event! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

June 23, 2019 — June 27, 2019
05:30 pm — 08:15 pm
HPU Choir Sunday
The High Point University Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marc Foster, will sing at the 10:55 service on Sunday, March 31. We will appreciate your support.
Where Do We Go From Here?
The 9:00 A.M. First on Wrenn contemporary worship service has been a part of our church for nearly 15 years. Over that time, the service has grown from a small group of people meeting in the Fellowship Hall to residing in a recently renovated and expanded home in the Allred Center. The larger space has allowed us to accommodate significant growth over these years. Now, we, want to expand the service to a higher level and would like everyone’s input. 
·          What works well and what doesn’t? 
·          What would you like to see in the service? 
·          How do we reach and attract more individuals and families in the greater High Point area?

Come and offer you ideas and suggestions next Wednesday night, March 20th, at 6:30 PM. All church members are welcome to attend.
All seniors are invited to a covered dish brunch on Friday, March 22, at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall to determine interest in revitalizing Gadabouts. Be thinking about day or overnight trips of interest, if any, programs for our brunches, and a new name if appropriate.
Children's Lenten Mission Project 
During Lent we will be collecting items for the Baby Basics Closet at the YWCA of High Point. This closet provides diapers, wipes, formula and clothing for families in need. We are collecting the following:baby wipes, diapers and pull ups, formula, baby food and clothing (especially boys sizes up to 18 months). All items should be new. Items can be left in collection bins located outside of all 3 worship spaces. We will be collecting items from March 10th - April 21st. We would love to collect 200 items!
HPU Faculty Lecture Series
A 4-week lecture series titled "The Passion of Jesus" will be presented in area churches by the faculty members of the High Point University Department of Religion. Our own Rev. Dr. Chris Franks will be speaking at Bethlehem United Methodist Church (located at 6103 Appomattox Road, Climax, NC 27233), on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM. Both members of host churches and members of the public are invited. For more information about the other speakers involved or the lecture series, please contact 336-674-5711.
Mother - Son Super Hero Night - THIS SATURDAY!

Moms and Sons Come dressed in your favorite Super Hero Outfits for a night of super hero style games, food, crafts, photo booth and music. March 16th , from 6:00 - 7:30 in the Youth Space located on Wrenn St.

Come ready for:

-Kryptonite Krispies
-Hero Sandwiches
-Hulk Oreos
-Tie up the Villian
-Super Hero Workout
-Nerf Shot
-Spider toss
-Crafts: Hero Cuffs and Masks

RSVP to Kim Myers at  childenrichmentabc@yahoo.com or register below
Youth Meals
UMYF needs your help (and your food!). We eat together each Sunday night to begin our time together. You would typically feed about 25 people. If you can help out, please plan to eat with us and stay for youth group if your schedule allows. You can of course drop the food and go if you need to. The food can be something you make or something you pick up. We are not picky, only grateful! If you can help out please call DP or Sandy Franks or click below!
Youth/ ASP Yard Sale
The Youth/ASP Yard Sale has been scheduled for March 22-23, 2019 , but pick up can be scheduled year round. If you need to drop something off or have something picked up, contact Doug Lain at 336-471-3915 or DP at 336-812-4365.
Serve Your Church
Attention all FUMC family...it is time again to start filling in our volunteer calendar for our Good News and Daddy at the Desk workers. Good News is a time during each worship service that the children ages 3 - 2nd grade are allowed to slip away for some kid friendly worship. It only takes about 30 minutes of your time and lessons are provided. Our Daddies at the Desk provide security for our nursery during the 10:55 service, these special guys (or gals) man the front door and monitor the Education Building. We REALLY need your help with both of these jobs during 2019. Sign up for available times by clicking the buttons below. If you have any questions or want to talk more about it please contact Kim Myers. 336-889-3103
FUMC's commitment to our kids makes us stand out among the rest!
Wonderful Wednesday
 Wonderful Wednesday is when we gather to share a meal together in our Fellowship Hall. You must make a reservation by the Monday before, so we know how much to prepare.

Our meal for March 20th will be:

Seafood boil with rice and corn breaded-shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and andouille sausage cooked together with delicious cajun seasonings.

Prepared by Stephanie Peters & Sandy Franks

For any questions please contact:
 Pat Church at patchurch@fumc-highpoint.org
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Sunday School
Sundays | 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Topics/Leaders for March

Allred Class - Jerry Koontz

The Gathering Class - Book of Mark - Class Led

The Wesley Class - Mitzi Rowsey

The Pathfinders Class - George Crouch

Class Locations

The Allred Class | Sanctuary Building - Level 2

 The Gathering Class | Sanctuary Building - Level 1

The Wesley Class | Sanctuary Building - Level 2
The Pathfinders Class | Sanctuary Building - Level 2  

Contact Us!

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm



Pastor John | Senior Pastor

Pastor Debra | Associate Pastor

Pat Church | Office Manager
Office: (336) 889-4429

Kim Myers | Director of Children's Ministries
Office: (336) 889-3103

DP Grigg | Director of Youth Ministries
Office: (336) 812-4365

Trevor Rhodes | Director of Media & Technology
Office: (336) 812-4363
Weekly Financial Report
Annual Budget: $891,296.16
Weekly Needs: $17,140.31
YTD Contributions: $134,309.72
YTD Expenses: $123,469.68
Current Balance: $10,840.04
TV Ministry Fund: $24,081.62

These figures have been updated as of 3/14/19
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