Faith UMC Update May 17, 2018

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Dear Friends in Faith,

Pentecost is one of my favorite days of the year!  Unlike Christmas and Easter, Pentecost doesn’t get a lot of attention in the wider culture.  Yet it is essential to the experience of our Christian faith since Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Up until Pentecost, the followers of Jesus were a pretty small group.  On Pentecost, three thousand people experienced the Holy Spirit and were baptized.  The Church was born!  On Pentecost we wear red and decorate the church to symbolize the flames of the Holy Spirit, which is still with us.  The Holy Spirit was given to us as a comforter, a guide, and advocate.

Below you will find a prayer for Pentecost.  If you scroll down further you will find announcements about events and opportunities in your church community.

Your Friend in Faith,

Pastor Kristabeth

 

For the Spirit of Peace
that calms our mind
and stills our life,
we give you thanks.
For the Spirit of Love
that touches hearts
and reaches out,
we give you thanks.
For the Spirit of Joy
that lifts our soul
and gives us faith
we give you thanks.
For the Spirit of Power,
that gift of grace
for this your church,
we give you thanks.

~ Faith and Worship

 

Sunday, May 20 – Pentecost – Wear Red!

Theme:  The Promised Holy Spirit

Scripture: Acts 2:1-17, Romans 8:22-27

Sermon: What’s Mine Is Yours

 

Large Print United Methodist Hymnals and The Faith We Sing are now available.  They are on the shelf just outside the Sanctuary and you are welcome to pick one up as you enter for worship.  The ushers can assist you! 

 

Circle Sunday – THIS SUNDAY, May 20th

The Circle Ministries will gather Sunday, May 20th following worship for meetings and a potluck.  The Inspiration, Compassion and Encouragement Circles will meet individually from 11am-12pm followed by a collaborative meeting of all Circles from 12pm-1pm.  Bring a simple potluck dish to share!

 

Rev. Leigh Goodrich to be Pastor of Faith UMC starting July 1st

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar intends to appoint Leigh Goodrich as pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington effective July 1, 2018 subject to fulfilling all of the requirements needed for a successful transition by the pastor and the respective churches affected by the appointment. The appointment will be finalized at the 2018 Annual Conference Session of the New England Conference.  Let us pray for Pastor Leigh and her husband, Gregory, during this time of transition.

 

Pastor Kristabeth’s Last Sunday June 10 – Available for Pastoral Emergencies through June 30

 

Yoga For Everyone Saturdays at 8:30am

Yoga for Everyone started up again on Saturday mornings 8:30-9:30, a gentle yoga class from a chair, appropriate for all abilities and health issues, practice gentle movements and mindfulness, reducing stress, increasing relaxation, strength, range of motion, and flexibility; small fee, if interested, please be in touch with Bridget 802-557-7438 or bridgetkimsey@gmail.com

 

Free Book Table

One Sunday you will find a “Free Book” table in the Gathering Space.  There are many Bibles, books on various topics, and Bible cases for you to peruse.  Please do not be shy!  If you are looking for a Bible of a particular translation, or you have a friend who would like a Bible, or find a book of particular interest, please take what you can use!  All the books and Bibles were donated for use by our Faith community.

 

Adult Study on “The Anatomy of Peace”

Pastor Kristabeth is leading an Adult Study on the book “The Anatomy of Peace.”  It is one of the Bishop’s recommended books.  Everyone is welcome to attend – Sunday evenings at 5pm.  We meet in the Upper Elementary Room.  The book is available on Amazon for $9.47 paperback ($9.15 Kindle).  Speak with Pastor Kristabeth if you have any questions.  This week we will discuss chapters 19-21. 

 

Men’s Breakfast – First Saturday of the month at 8am at Denny’s

Women’s Breakfast – Second Saturday of the month at 9am at Trader Dukes