April 11, 2019
Greetings!
We have been journeying through the wilderness this season of Lent. Sunday begins Holy Week as we celebrate Palm Sunday, which highlights the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We will have a covered dish picnic after worship, an Easter egg hunt for the children, a Cake Walk for everyone, and a wet/dry bouncy slide. We invite the whole church to share this time of fellowship together.

During Holy Week, we will journey together in those last days of Jesus through Maundy Thursday, the darkness of Good Friday, and the silence of Holy Saturday before we experience the joy of Easter Sunday. See our Holy Week service schedule below.

Thanks to everyone who filled out the worship survey. We are getting some great suggestions. We will keep it open for one more week.

Blessings,
Heather
Lent in the Chapel
Living in the Wilderness: A Journey Through Lent in the Gospel of Luke

Scriptures and Themes

April 14 - Debating Greatness, Luke 22: 1-38 - Palm Sunday
April 21 - Amazed! Easter Sunday at 7 am and 9:30 am
Small Groups
Pace Island Group
Sundays at 6:30 pm

SALT Group
Mondays at 10:00 am

Disciples of the Vine
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Bible Study
Sunday mornings at 8:15 am

April Team Meetings

Prayer Team Meeting - April 15 - 6:30 pm
Trustee Team Meeting - April 16 - 6:30 pm
Missions Team Meeting - not meeting this month
Staff Parish Relations - April 25 - 6:30 pm
Leadership Development Team -April 29 - 5:30 pm
Palm Sunday Service and Picnic
We kick off Holy Week with our Palm Sunday service at 9:30 am followed by a covered dish picnic on the grounds. Ham and drinks provided by the church. Bring you favorite dish to share. Activities include an Easter Egg Hunt, Cake Walk and a wet/dry bouncy slide. The slide will be turned
into a water slide after the egg hunt.

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service
April 18 at 6 pm
Admin West
We will celebrate a holy meal, as Jesus did with his disciples.

Good Friday Service
Grace Place
April 19 at 7 pm
Service of Tenebrae

Easter Sunrise Service
April 21 at 7 am
On the grounds outside of Admin West

Pancake Breakfast
7:45 in Admin West
This is a wonderful opportunity for food and fellowship as the 4:12 United Youth Group serves a delicious breakfast. Donations will be accepted for the youth ministry.

Easter Morning Worship
April 21 at 9:30 am
We will be back in the Worship Center for a service of celebration and resurrection. Bring a flower from your garden for our flower cross that will be outside the worship center and stick around afterwards for some family photographs.
Easter Lilies
Dedicate an Easter Lily or Hydrangea in memory or in honor of a loved one for our Easter service on April 21 or donate to our "local mission fund" in memory or in honor of a loved one, in lieu of a flower.

Lilies $9
Hydrangeas $15

Call the church office for more information or see the insert in Sunday's bulletin.
Social Event for Parents
All parents of youth and young children are invited to the home of Betsy and J.R. Haslett on May 4 at 7:00 pm for charcuterie and fellowship.

´╗┐Child care will be provided.

Thanks to our Family Promise Volunteers:
Mary Jane Carter
Greg Carter
Angela Huggins
Trey Huggins
Audrey Huggins
Anne Kail
Tom Kail
Nathan Kail
Michelle Remolde
Chris Solis
Amy Solis
Brooke Solis
Deborah Hudgins
Loie Hudgins
Mike Collins
Sandy Collins
Liz Foster
Leslie Kendall
Salt Bible Study Small Group
Russ Kamradt
Kathy Kamradt
Rita Dauphinee
Betsy Haslett
Blake Olsen
Heather Harding
Jerre Hunt
Ed Hunt
Meredith Hunt
Val Coppage
Eddie Coppage
Lou Ann Knight
Ken Knight
David Buffin
Deleene Buffin
Bob Sweatland
Rose Sweatland
Polly Corless
Katie Carter
Mike Presley  
 
We are so grateful to Anne Kail for heading up this wonderful ministry! Mark your calendars for June 9 - 16 to help with our next rotation!

Welcome Home!!
We have been praying for Kenny Prindle as he has been deployed and are thrilled to welcome him home!!

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grace Place


Katie and Clayton are registered at Target. Nursery is in Woodland Animal theme.
Baby Boy Carter is
on his way, so let's celebrate before his
big day!
You are invited to a Baby Shower for Clayton and Katie Carter. Please RSVP by April 21st.

A small request that's not too hard, please bring a book instead of a card. Write a sweet message inside the cover and your words will be cherished over and over.

Camp Dates
June 11 - 16
June 18 - 23
June 25 - 30
July 2 - 7
July 9 - 14
July 16 - 21
July 23 - 28
Warren Willis United Methodist Camp
Children who are rising 4th and 5th graders can attend overnight camp.

Youth going into 6th, 7th or 8th grade can attend Middle School Camp.

Youth going into 9 - 12 grade or recent grads can attend the High School camp.

VBS is Coming!!!
Planning has started and we could use your help.

Paper Towel tubes - needed to make binoculars in Preschool

Yellow Peeps Chicks - when buying Easter candy, consider picking up an extra package of Chicks. We will need one chick per child.

If you are interested in volunteering or think you are, click on the link below to sign up or to see positions available

July 22-26, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Registration opens in May


Questions? Contact Val Coppage, val@fiumc.org
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Whitey's Fish Camp
First Boat out at Safe Light
Grand Prize - $1,500.00

Entry Fee is $120.00 per boat. Sponsorships are available.
1st Annual Fishin' for Missions Bass Tournament
Our first annual Bass Tournament will be held at Whitey's Fish Camp and all proceeds will benefit the missions and ministries here at FIUMC.

If you want to volunteer to help with this event or have additional questions, contact Greg Carter, 904-838-6926, or Dave Buffin, 904-472-6297.


Our Worship Team has been meeting once a month to pray for our church, learn more about worship, and discuss how we can more fully engage our congregation in passionate worship. We have developed a survey and would love to have your input on how we can improve.

Richard Jennings - 3
Carol Harding-4 
Megan Coppage - 7
Scott Swenson-10 
Chris Chapman-13 
Grant Woods-14
Nichole Lee - 15
Eddy Rush Jr.-18 
David Davison - 19  
Thomas Perry-21
Jacob Solis-21  
Barry Kendall-22  
Sheila Ball-25
Bill Jacobsen-25  
Brooke Solis-29
Walt Tomlinson - 30
Sunday
Adult Bible Study - 8:15 am in Admin West
Worship service - 9:30 am in Grace Place
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Covered Dish Picnic - 11:00 am
4:12 United Youth Group - 6 pm
Pace Island Small Group - on break until 4/28

Monday
SALT Bible Study - 10:00 am
Prayer Team - 6:30 pm

Tuesday
Trustees Team - 6:30 pm

Wednesday
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - 6:30 pm, Admin. W
Disciples of the Vine Bible Study - 6:30 pm, The Presley's home
Praise Team Practice: 7:00 pm

Thursday
Maundy Thursday dinner and service at 6 pm in Admin West

Friday
Good Friday Service - 7 pm in Grace Place
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  • 4/21 Easter Sunday
  • 4/25 SPR Team Meeting
  • 4/28 Announcement Sunday
  • 4/28 Baby Shower for Katie & Clayton Carter
  • 4/29 Leadership Development Team Meeting
  • 5/4 - Disaster Recovery in Middleburg
  • 5/11 - Child Youth Protection Policy Training
  • 5/17 - UM Family Night at the Ballpark
  • 5/17 - 19 On Mission Together
  • 6/9-16 - Family Promise
  • 6/22 - Child Youth Protection Policy Training
  • 6/29 - Fishin' for Missions Bass Tournament
  • 7/22-26 - VBS
  • 7/30-8/4 - Youth Week
  • 12/1-8 - Family Promise
Fleming Island United Methodist Church
904-284-3366    www.fiumc.org