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Photo prints!

If you placed an order for a PRINTED directory picture when you came for your photoshoot, they have arrived at church.

They are in alphabetical order in a basket that will be in the gathering space on Sunday.

DURING THE WEEK, this will be located at the Charlotte street welcome desk. Come by on Sunday or during the week during office hours (10-3 pm) to pick it up!

Please contact our office with any questions. 540-373-9021.

This is ONLY for printed directory pictures (NOT the directory itself), which you would have specified when you came for the directory photo shoot. Everyone else received a digital download.

We are aiming for a mid-December date on completed photo directories!

Honoring our Veterans

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Young and old alike appreciated the luncheon (thank you, Don Becker and helpers!) and musical stylings of King's Cadence (see below for a link to the concert that was recorded) last Sunday afternoon!

We got to appreciate our Veterans with song (Thank you to Ian Lane for " You Raise Me Up") and a special gift. Below are 2 of our Veterans with their pictures from their time in the service.

THANK YOU to all who served!


Chuck Cooper- US Army Veteran

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Sam Croot- US Army Veteran

Visit our YouTube page to see the concert
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New small group on aging!

It's not too late to join this small group that meets on Monday nights at 7 pm.

Led by Rev. Mochel Morris & Pastor Mary! Click on the graphic to learn more, and then register (for both in-person or ZOOM attendance) by emailing Pastor Mary!

~3 ways to pray~

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Help us pray through 24 hours of Nov.13th

Pick a time that is good for you during the morning, noon, or night of the 13th and pray for the ministries of the church, the community, and the world!

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OPEN TOMORROW through the weekend!  

Thanks to Pastor Mary and her helper the Prayer Labyrinth on the Green will be back up for your personal prayer walk.

Check it out between Nov. 13 - 14

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Join us THIS Sunday, Nov. 14th at 2:00 pm for a Prayer Walk in the community.

We'll meet in the Gathering Space and split into small groups to walk the neighborhood (or a place of your choosing)

Email Pastor Josh

Pledge Sunday is THIS SUNDAY, November 14th! 

"As disciples of Jesus and as a church community, we, too, are called

have an all in commitment to God – to live boldly into that new life we have been given and

to share this treasure of amazing love with the world."

Bring or mail your card to church. You can find another one at the button below. BUT ..You don't have to physically return the card, you can do it all online!

A drop-down menu has "Pledge All In 2022" in the SimpleChurch app or through online giving, or make the memo on your check!

Our financial & membership secretary, Michelle Cooper would be happy to help you get set up on auto-draft! Email or call her 540-373-9021

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Pledge 2022
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A visual reminder

“All In” key chain – a reminder of your pledge to the church and each other!

Pastor Gina will be referencing this verse and item in her message on Sunday, and if you're attending in person, you will receive one with your bulletin. If you can't make it to worship, stop by the welcome desk and get one from the basket! If you'd like one mailed to you, please call us at 540-373-9021 and speak with our Office Manager Pam Childs.

Links you need

Connect & Prayer Cards

Current Prayer List

ONLINE Worship

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Mosaic Devotional

November 14-20

Click on to watch Dave Berry's mid-week meditation from last year! A good refresh for the season.

Find this and previous weeks at THIS LINK

Text Link


Charge Conference next week

There will be a Charge Conference on Monday, November 15th at 7:00 PM via ZOOM. 

All members are invited to attend and have a voice, but lay delegates and church council have voting privileges. The charge conference will be concerning 2022 leadership decisions.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 826 7907 3944

Passcode: 960534

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Bidding closes TOMORROW! 

SATURDAY, November 13th at NOON!.

Check them out in the Administrative hallway or online. 

Click on the graphic, open each picture of the wreaths and email our Office Manager - Pam, to bid! You CAN bid the opening amount of $30 for some of them, and take home a special gift for someone! 

All proceeds go to the Bazaar Committee fund, which generously supports many capital improvements at the church! 

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Did you see week 2 of our Finding Hope podcast & video series? New ones to be added every Monday in November

Available in Podcast (audio only form) or video!

Join us to eat and fellowship at following opportunities!

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WHEN: November Breakfast meeting on Saturday, November 13, 2021, in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at 8:30 am

WHO: All men of the church are considered members of the UMM. Come and join us for fellowship, a good breakfast, and a chance to learn what we are doing for our church and our community.

CONTACT: Bob La Chance at or (540) 735-5175 for more information. Come and be fed by the Spirit and food!

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Children , Parents and Youth alike had a great time at our family dinner last month, so we're doing it again!

WHEN : Wednesday, Nov. 17th

TIME: 6 -7 pm

WHAT : Spaghetti with or without meatballs, garlic bread, and dessert

WHERE: Kobler Hall

We'll have a small service project and some discussion! Join us!

RSVP helpful to Kim Carryer! 


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You BELONG here! Go ALL IN for God and the FUMC community going into 2o22!

Has Covid delayed what you thought you might accomplish this year? Have a friend you know in the church that isn't a member? Encourage them to touch base with Pastor Josh and come to this membership Event, THIS SUNDAY Nov 14th at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary

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Calling all Moms - last day to register!

An event for moms! Join us next, Wednesday, November 17th for a time of reflection and relaxation prior to the busy holiday season. Let Jesus guide you this Christmas, and make this season the most meaningful yet. This event is free, and will have food, fellowship, and various activities to relax and reset your mind! Registration is required for this event, as space will be limited. RSVP (and indicate if childcare is needed) to Jillian Murray at

~ways to support/help/donate~

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A NEW kind of "food pounding" for 2021!! Check out the graphic below and start stocking your bags now for the Hygiene essentials and these

OPTIONAL items to consider including as well...

  • Female Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant
  • Adult Tylenol
  • Diapers (Size 4, 5, or 6)

THANK YOU for your support of this important harvest blessing time for our community!

We would appreciate any and all donations of $15 to help cover the cost of the Walmart food cards that will go in each bag! This is a way you can help even from home! You can donate ONLINE in SimpleChurch look for the "Fall Pounding" fund or mail your check with a note!

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Another way to be "ALL IN" for God and community! - Drive the van for the Micah Cold Weather Shelter(at Red Roof Inn)

FUMC has been asked to drive on Mondays through the winter (November 2021 - March 2022) We have secured our church bus and just need drivers. If you have time to help please let Mike Cotter know ASAP so he can coordinate a schedule. The more we get the easier this SERVICE opportunity will be. If you have driven before you just need to complete the re-authorization form at FUMC. If not, we just need to get you approved and on our insurance approved list which means a copy of your license and form well as an easy check of your driving 

EMAIL MIKE COTTER (click on the link ) to get involved!!

ANOTHER opportunity to help this endeavor; Micah is searching for volunteers to help provide some minimal hospitality and supervision from 3-5 pm at the MICAH Hospitality Center (Monday- Friday), before they are transported to RED ROOF Inn. 

Email Mike (see above) if you can be on the rotating list for this!

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Feed my people!

Our next FUMC Community Dinner is TOMORROW! Saturday, 11/13/21.

We'll be continuing our efforts to serve this meal on-site with a few remaining deliveries to a reduced number in hotels.

If you'd like to help out, please see the two shifts available below and let us (Jillian and/or Clay) know so we can plug you in where you feel comfortable!

3:45PM - 4:30PM - Meal Packing - Volunteers will meet in the Downstairs Fellowship Hall, wearing masks and gloves, to pack and organize the meals into containers/boxes.

4:15PM - 6:00PM - Hotel Meal Delivery and/or On-Site Serving Help - Meet and enter FUMC from the Dumpster Lot off of Princess Anne Street. One hotel delivery crew will be needed. The rest of the volunteers will stay to help with meal distribution on-site. 

We'll continue to adjust to keep our volunteers and our guests as safe as possible.

Want to get on the team for this?

Email Clay Murray!

~Coming soon~

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HEADS UP - Family Worship on 11/28 - No children's sunday school

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