Announcements for the week of August 28th

Come join us this Wed. night at Soul Café‟s “A Taste of Ecuador Night” at 5pm. At 6 pm, Pastor Bill will share about the Ecuador Mission Trip in 2017 and how you can take part in this exciting ministry.

Circuit Riding by Pastor Bill will conclude over the next two Sundays with combined Sunday School Class meetings in the Fellowship Hall.
Sun., 9/4 – Fellowship Class, Outreach Class and Seekers Class
Sun., 9/11 – New Beginnings Class, New Horizon Class, Pathfinders Class
We look forward to seeing you there.

Reminders: Nominations Committee Meeting – Mon., 8/29-6:30 pm in UMM Room and also, Tue., 9/6; Tue., 9/27 and Mon. 10/10 at 6:30 pm-UMM Room

Missions Committee Meeting – Mon., 9/12 – 6:30 pm – UMM Room

The Missions Committee is issuing the “FLOOD BUCKET CHALLENGE” to help the LA flood victims. Contact Cindy Nielsen at for more info.

What a terrific beginning to the 2016-17 ringing year! If you can’t attend Ring Refresh, but would like to ring this year, please come to our 1st Chancel Chimes (entry level) rehearsal on Wed., 7/31 at 6 pm. Jubilant Ringers (experienced level) will begin at 7:15 pm. Both meet in the Hand- bell room-2nd floor. The Handbell Ministry deeply appreciates your prayers and support. Mark your calendar-9/7 is the 1st rehearsal for Children’s Handchimes. Grades 1-3 will meet at 3:45 pm. Grades 4 & up will meet at 4:15 pm. Both meet in the Handbell Room. No experience is needed. For more information, please contact Kelley Clegg
Neal at

We need volunteers for Wednesday night Soul Cafe to help with money collections. If you are interested in serving, please contact Mollie Lyle in the Church office.

The Leisure Group is ready to get started again. A trip to Golden Flake and Nicki’s
West is planned for 9/27. Please check your calendar to see if you’re available because we’re limited on the number of attendees. You will receive sign-up sheets at a later date.

Upcoming Bible Studies…
**Beg. 9/6-9:15 am Women’s Study (TBA) in the Women’s Study Room, led by Suzy Usry.
**Beg. 9/13-4:45 pm Women’s Study “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer in the Women’s Study Room, led by Barber Clark.
**Beg. 9/14-9:30 am Women’s Bible Study Fellowship International (BSF) Continues through 5/2017. Contact: Brannon Dawkins.
**Beg. 9/7-6:30 pm Women’s Study (TBA) in the Women’s Study Room, led by
Shirley Fagan.
**Beg. 9/7-6:15 pm ”Raising a Princess”-John Croyle-mom’s and dad’s are
welcome! In the Seekers Classroom. Led by Hal and Joy Riddle. The book may be purchased at Lifeway.
**Beg. 9/7-4 pm in the Character Builders Classroom and repeated at 6:15 pm in the Pio- neer Classroom -”Deeper Connections”-Journey through the Bible with Brother Bill. Led by: Dr. Bill Etheridge. We will meet each Wed. when there is Soul Café and will not meet on the Wed. when there is no Soul Café. Everyone welcome-bring your Bible.
**Beg. 9/8-9:15 am Women’s Study “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer in the Women’s Study Room. Led by Freda Shirah.

WORK DAY-WORK MONTH- What a great response we’ve had concerning special projects to help with maintenance at FUMC. If anyone, or group, has not responded, but would like to , please let me know. We are also accepting financial contributions toward the many projects we are attempting. For more info-contact Barber Clark