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Souper Bowl of Caring February
Souper Bowl Sunday was celebrated on Feb. 1, 2015. This is the 11th year FUMC youth have participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring, an organization established to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need.
This year, we sold 92 bags of frozen soup from the Soul Warming Soup Company, with 13 of those 4-pound bags donated directly to Lenore's Pantry here in North Attleboro (in theory, feeding 86-100 people). Additionally, the youth collected canned goods, pasta, cereal and personal hygiene products during the month, donating more than 75 items to the pantry.
First UMC Welcomes Agnes & Emma!
With happy hearts, we recently welcomed Agnes and Emma into the Church family of First United Methodist by transfer of membership. We received them in Christian love, and renewed our own vows to uphold First UMC with our prayers, our presence, our gifts and our service.
Sharing God's Word: Bible Sunday
It is tradition here at First United Methodist Church that each year on Bible Sunday, we present our third graders with their very own Bible, as a gift from the Church.
By third grade, most of our children are capable of reading from the Bible on a daily basis, and as a gift of encouragement, we honor them during the 10:40 a.m. worship service. This year, a Bible was presented to Alexandra.
Members of our Church family surrounded Alexandra and her family in love last fall, and many brought their own Bibles to the service. Some told stories of the first Bible they had ever received (including several from this congregation and this building), and others shared family Bibles dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.
We rejoice with Alexandra and her family in this special day. We continue to pray for the Lord to be at work in and through her, as well as ourselves, as we read and study His word.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. in the Christian Ed. wing.
Worship: 10:40 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Candy Corley's testimony. Holy Communion, using gluten free bread and unfermented grape juice, will be celebrated.
March 10: Chancel Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
March 17: Chancel Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
March 18: Christian Ed. meeting, 6:30 p.m.
March 24: Chancel Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
March 28: Community Easter egg roll, 9 a.m.
March 28: Church supper, lasagna, 6 p.m.
March 29: Palm Sunday
April 2: Maundy Thursday Service, at Plainville UMC, 7 p.m.
April 3: Good Friday Service, at Centenary UMC, 7 p.m.
April 5: Easter egg hunt, 9:45 a.m. on the front lawn
April 5: Easter service and Confirmation, 10:40 a.m.