May 23, 2019
Wow, May has been a busy month! It is so great to see all of the wonderful things happening in our church! Our Catch evangelism small group and our Goin'Fishin' sermon series is meant to help us share all of these amazing things with our community! Let us invite people to come and see how God is working through the people of Fleming Island UMC.

This Sunday, we celebrate God's work through us as we leave the gospel of Luke, which we have been studying since December of last year and look at one of Paul's letters to the church of Corinth. Sometimes we think churches in 2019 have their issues, but Corinth was a dysfunctional mess! Paul is writing to them to help them understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus. What does it mean for you? Why do you need Jesus? Is someone or something getting in the way of your relationship with God? Paul helps us reconnect with our mission to live as disciples.

We have lots of exciting things happening in worship, so make sure you join us this week!

Catch Small Groups
Join us for Week 2 of our 4-week study. Stay tuned for more groups forming or form a group of your own!

Wednesday at 6:30 pm led by Evelyn Presley
Thursday at 6:30 pm led by Eddie Coppage
Sunday at 8:30 am led by Diane and David Davison
Sunday at 6:00 pm led by Eddie Coppage - starts June 2

Sermon Scriptures and Themes
May 26 - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, What's Your Why?
June 2 - 1 Peter 4:1-11, Radical Hospitality
June 9 - Romans 12:1-8, Grow In Faith

Transitional Time
June 16 - Jay Therrell, Guest Preacher
June 23 - Eddie Coppage, Guest Preacher
June 30 - Reverend Bill Olewiler, Guest Preacher
July 7 - First Sunday with Reverend Mason Dorsey
Private Prayers at the Cross
The FIUMC Congregation is asked to post prayers and/or notes to the transitioning pastors on the cross at the front of the church.

Prayers for Rev Heather
May 26, June 2, June 9
Prayers for Rev Mason
June 16, June 23, June 30
Our leadership team surrounds Pastor Mason with laying on of hands at the Great Beginnings training on Tuesday.
Children's Home
We have surpassed our goal of $12 per member for the children's home for 2018 and have contributed $3,321.50!

Thanks to Eddie Coppage for leading us in our partnership with this wonderful ministry.
Family Promise
June 9 - 16
Volunteers Needed
We are excited to welcome three families to our church during the second week of June. We will need dinner teams and overnight hosts each night. If you are looking for a chance to get involved, this is it!!

Habitat for Humanity
Work Day
Thanks to Mission Team Leader Sandy Collins for organizing this event! Thanks also to everyone from our church who came out to work:

Sandy and Mike Collins
Eddie Coppage
Nicole Coppage
Norma and Glen Darnell
Mike Flemmer
Heather Harding
Russ Kamradt
Barry Kendall
Phyllis Steele
Graduation Sunday
June 2, 2019

Information is needed by Tuesday, May 28
Calling All Graduates!
We will recognize all those who are or have graduated this Spring - VPK, High School, College, Grad School, Vocational School, etc.

If you have a Graduate, please contact the church office or email Valerie Coppage at We will need 2 pictures and where they graduated from, degree and future plans.
Congratulations Nathan!!
Congratulations to Nathan Kail for winning two silver medals, one for the 50 meter run and one for the softball throw in the Special Olympics Florida State Games in Orlando this past weekend.

We are proud of you Nathan!
United Methodist Women Scholarship
The Fleming Island UMW scholarship will be based on funds available each year in the scholarship account. The 2019 scholarship award will be $1,000 and will be open to the woman applicant who best meets the criteria listed below:

  • Must be a resident of Clay County Florida or attend a Clay County High School.

  • Must be a High School Graduate or Currently Enrolled in or planning to attend next year an accredited two- or four-year College program or Vocational School program.

  • Must demonstrate good scholastic achievement.

  • Must demonstrate good character and leadership.

  • Must return the completed and signed application (available at the church) and essay by the deadline of June 10, 2019 to the church office at:
´╗┐Fleming Island United Methodist Church
Attn: UMW Scholarship Committee
7170 Hwy. 17
Fleming Island, FL 32003

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, room or board without limitations.
If there is not a qualified applicant, the scholarship will not be awarded.
A great day at the beach
What a wonderful day at the beach! Thanks to Deborah Hudgins for providing such a beautiful place for our beach gathering.
VBS is Coming!!!
Registration is now OPEN for Roar! VBS.

Preschool - Children ages 3-5, must be potty-trained.
Elementary - K through 6th.

Registration fee is $25.00 per child and includes a t-shirt, Bible Buddies, great snacks and more. A $5.00 early-bird discount is offered if you register and pay by June 30.

To Register a child(ren) or to volunteer, click here.

Two New Mission Projects:

Birthday Bags - We will gladly accept brightly colored or birthday gift bags that you no longer need!

Wands for Wildlife - recycle your used mascara wands and Save Wild Lives! Please wash in soapy water.
July 22-26, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Registration opens in May

´╗┐Questions? Contact Val Coppage,
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.

We pray for Michelle Jacobson on the loss of her mother Mary Lou Bevan, who passed away on Saturday.

We pray for Lynn Shipley's daughter who had to have an emergency appendectomy this week.

We pray for the family of Ford Dinkins, who passed away this week. Ford's son David tends the grounds of the church and parsonage. Ford is also Chris Chapman's uncle.

We pray for Nancy Payne Olewiler on the loss of her former husband Ron this past week.

We pray for Steve Hayes on the loss of his sister, Gloria who passed away last Friday.

We pray for the Hunt family on the loss of Ed's mother, Charlotte, who passed away last week.

Continued prayers for Liz Foster on the loss of her brother.
Melanie Davis-4     
Jerre Hunt-7
Nancy Rockstroh-7  
Jennifer Wilcox-8
Joe Kepto-10
Allen Ball-13      
Jason Ball-13
Kimberly Carter-15   
Chris Solis-19      
Alayna Kendall-20
Kenny Davis-21     
Kathy Kamradt-24 
J.R. Haslett - 24
Michele Remolde-26
Eddie Coppage-27   
Jordan Owens-28
Clayton Carter-31  
CATCH Bible Study - 6:30 pm, Admin. W

Adult Bible Study - 8:30 am in Admin West
Worship service - 9:30 am, in the Worship Center
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Upper Room Bible Study - 11 am
Prayer Team - 11:00 am
4:12 United Youth Group - 6 pm
Pace Island Bible Study - begins on June 2 at 6 pm

Office closed for Memorial Day

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones - 6:30 pm, Admin. W
Disciples of the Vine Bible Study - 6:30 pm, Grace Place
Praise Team Practice - 7:00 pm

Thursday (5/30)
Ladies Monthly Bible Study - 6:30 pm, last gathering before summer break
  • 6/2 - Graduation Sunday
  • 6/9 - Pastor Heather's last Sunday
  • 6/9-16 - Family Promise
  • 6/22 - Child Youth Protection Policy Training
  • 6/29 - Fishin' for Missions Bass Tournament
  • 7/2 - Moving day for clergy
  • 7/22-26 - VBS
  • 7/30-8/4 - Youth Week
  • 12/1-8 - Family Promise
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