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Undie Sunday Is Here!
Back by popular demand, Undie Sunday returns as our September mission project. During the month of September, we are collecting new, packaged children’s underwear (either boys or girls, in sizes 2T through 8). You can drop off the underwear in the basket in the Sanctuary, and we hope you will donate by Sunday, Sept. 27.
What do we do with this underwear? It is delivered to the Early Learning Center, as well as several other local elementary schools (in our surrounding towns) where it is kept in the Nurse’s office and discreetly given to children who suffer accidents during the school day. The last time we sponsored this mission, we divided 60 pairs of underwear among five different locations (all delivered by our own Sunday School students to their school nurses), including the Early Learning Center, Allen Ave. Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Garvin Memorial (Cumberland) Elementary, and Lenore’s Pantry. Look for the basket to donate .
Family Game Nite in Knight Hall, Sept. 12
On Saturday, Sept. 12, we’ll be hosting a Family Game Nite in Knight Hall from 5-8 p.m. This will serve as a fellowship gathering for our families prior to the opening of Sunday School on Sunday morning, Sept. 13 at 9:45 a.m.
We will provide pizza, lemonade, water and ice cream, as well as a selection of board games If you have a favorite game to play, and are willing to share, please bring it. We'll set up as many tables as we need, and there will be opportunities for everyone to play!
Please just let us know you’re coming, so that we have enough pizza and ice cream.
Easter Baptism and Confirmation
Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ's holy Church. We are incorporated into God's mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit. All this is God's gift, offered to us without price.
Through confirmation, and through the reaffirmation of our faith, we renew the covenant declared at our baptism, acknowledge what God is doing for us, and affirm our commitment to Christ's holy Church.
Easter Sunday, First UMC had the privilege of welcoming Sam into our community of believers. Blessings, Sam!
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. in the Christian Ed. wing
Palm Sunday Worship: 10:40 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
March 22: Chancel Choir rehearsal
March 24: Maundy Thursday worship at Centenary UMC, 7 p.m.
March 25: Good Friday worship at First UMC, 7 p.m.
March 26: Church Supper, 6 p.m. in Knight Hall
March 27: Easter Egg Hunt for all ages, 9 a.m. on the Church's front lawn
March 27: Sunday School Animal Shelter mission ends
March 29: Chancel Choir rehearsal
April 3: Sunday School Heifer mission project begins
April 3: Bible Study on the Gospel of John, 7 p.m. at the parsonage
April 4: Church Council meeting, 6:45 p.m.
April 5: Chancel Choir rehearsal
April 12: Chancel Choir rehearsal