Faith UMC Update June 9, 2017

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Dear Friends in Faith,

This week I share with you some words from our Bishop, Sudarsharna Devadhar.  Scroll further down in the e-mail for information about what’s happening at Faith UMC!

Your Friend in Faith,
Pastor Kristabeth

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: 

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Like many of you I am deeply concerned and disappointed by President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. 

As United Methodists, as Christians, we are committed to being good stewards of God’s magnificent creation. It is up to us to protect and sustain this amazing, abundant gift – not just for ourselves, but for all the generations to come. 

This decision, which puts so much in jeopardy, is even more alarming because it seeks to isolate us further from the world community. 

I am proud to share this statement from the Council of Bishops urging the president to reconsider this damaging decision. 

I encourage you to read it, share it widely, and lift it up in your prayers on Sunday as we celebrate the birth of the Church. 

Climate Accord Statement

In Christ’s love,
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

Pastor Kristabeth’s Schedule and Office Hours Week of June 11-June 17:

(Schedule may change as visitation needs and other pressing matters arise.)


Sunday: Worship 9:30am, Worship Theme Meeting

Monday: Office 8:30am-10:30am, Afternoon Off

Tuesday: Lectionary Group in St. Albans 9am-10:15am, Visitation

Wednesday: Office 1pm-4pm, Leaving for Annual Conference

Thursday: Annual Conference

Friday:  Annual Conference

Saturday:  Annual Conference

 

New England Annual Conference Session
Thursday, June 15 – Saturday, June 17
Radisson Hotel, Downtown Manchester, NH
Theme:  Vital Conversations:  Race
Attending from Faith UMC:  Tricia Waldron, Julie Waldron, Tim Hess and Pastor Kristabeth

If you have a pastoral emergency during Annual Conference, please contact Pastor Kristabeth on her cell phone:  825-8141

 

Worship Sunday, June 11 – Trinity Sunday and Peace with Justice Sunday

Theme: Commission and Communion

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon:  “It Takes Three”

We will share Holy Communion

FLOCK, our Children’s Church School, will be on summer break from June 11th through September 10th.  Children of all ages are welcome (and encouraged) to attend worship with their families.  Coloring pages will be available for young children.  The nursery will continue to be staffed throughout the summer. 

 

Donate to the Food Shelf:  With children home from school for the summer break, need continues to be great. Place your donation in the shopping cart in the Gathering Space.

 

Resource Ministry Meeting rescheduled for Sunday, June 25th at 7:30pm (6:00pm for Staff Support and 6:30pm for Stewardship). 

 

Summer Worship Series:  Family Stories
Ancient Families, Modern Stories, Sundays June 18 – July 30
We will travel with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, hearing their stories and reflecting on our own stories in light of God’s great promise that they ~ and we ~ shall be a blessing to the world.

 

Come join the New Member Conversations!

Come if you are curious –

You might be wondering about our church history or

How does Faith UMC plan for the future?

Who decides what we’ll do next week, next month, next year?

What does membership mean?

How can I become more involved?

What are my spiritual gifts?

Who was John Wesley and why is he important to Methodists?

If you’d like some answers – let Tricia Waldron know you are interested by seeing her at church or calling 373-6114 or via email triciavt@myfairpoint.net.