Dear Friends in Faith,

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  As many of you know, much of my ministry in the community involves advocacy and support in relation to Domestic and Sexual Violence.  I am involved on both the county and state-level in bringing awareness and support to those on the front lines of domestic and sexual violence prevention and response.  This month I am also co-leading a training for clergy in domestic violence awareness and response.  On Sunday a member of the Women Helping Battered Women staff will join us to speak briefly and answer questions during our Gathering Time.

Please pray for all those impacted by Domestic Violence, using the prayer below or your own.  Scroll further down to read about upcoming events and opportunities in our Faith community.

Your Friend in Faith,

Pastor Krista Beth

Almighty God, we pray for all victims of abuse.  We ask you to surround them with your care and protect them by your loving might and permit them to enjoy health and healing, wholeness and strength, calmness and peace and love.  Most of all that they feel your presence and be confident in you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.   

Pastor Krista-Beth’s Schedule

Next Thursday (10/16) I will be at my continuing education class, Tending the Fire.  Otherwise I will be keeping my regular office and open hours.

Sunday Service October 12
Theme:  Rejoicing in Community
Scripture:  Philippians 4:1-9, Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Sermon: Called Out
Mission Moment:  Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dough Raiser THIS Sunday, October 12th

What could be more inviting for Methodists than to invite them out for food and fellowship?  Join or bring along your faith friends for lunch or dinner THIS Sunday, October 12 at Uno’s on Shelburne Road.  Print out the ‘Giving Coupon’ attached.  Present it to your server and Uno’s will donate up to 20% of your check to Faith UMC!  We are not allowed to hand these out at the restaurant so remember to bring it along and present it to your server when you are seated.  Enjoy the food and fellowship!

New Member Conversations

Are you interested in becoming a member of Faith United Methodist Church?  Would you like to learn more about the history and structure of Faith Church or the United Methodist Denomination?  Meet with Lay Leader, Tricia Waldron, after worship on October 19th.  Bring your calendar to set dates for New Member Conversations. 

Hurricane Sandy Relief – VIM Trip has Room for more Volunteers
There is still some room on the November 9-15, 2014, UMVIM (Volunteer in Mission) trip to New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy relief work.  $300 plus transportation. No experience necessary. Please contact Charlie Magill for more information:

Faith Church Yoga Class Continues

Yoga class meets at 8:30am every Saturday in the Gathering Space or Sanctuary.  All ages and experience are welcome.  Bridget Kimsey is our talented and spirited yoga instructor.  The fee per class is $10.

News for the Update

If your Team has news of an event or opportunity you would like to share through the “Update,” please e-mail me with the information by Tuesday. I will be happy to get it out. Thanks!
Rev. Krista Beth Atwood
Faith United Methodist Church
899 Dorset St.
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-6764

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30am (Tuesday 10:00am) -12:00pm (Off on Friday)
Open Hours: Monday 3:30pm-5:30pm Barnes and Noble Cafe on Dorset St.

“What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8