Vision Breakfast Sunday, August 27

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On August 27, during the Gathering Hour, everyone is invited to The Crossroads Center for a very special Vision Breakfast catered by Uncle Bill's (in lieu of adult Sunday School). Pastor Michael will be sharing everything he can think of that God has been impressing on his heart that led him to call for this Revelation Revival, and some of the things he’s seen God doing along the way. He’ll be sharing what he thinks are the crucial questions for our church's ministry and worship. He’ll also take any questions you have, and we will be conducting a confidential survey of everyone who attends so that we can get your suggestions for how God is directing the worshiping and discipleship ministries of our church. 

Coffee With The Pastor Sunday, August 20

Come join Pastor Michael for Coffee With The Pastor this Sunday, August 20 in The Crossroads Center during the Gathering Hour beginning at 9:15AM. If you have any questions about Methodism, our church, or would like to join our FUMC family, this is the place for you- complete with breakfast and a great cup of coffee!

Study & Connection Group Dates To Remember

Don't forget to mark your calendar!

We've got GREAT options for EVERYONE! 


Wednesday Night Study Groups Begins September 20th:

A Walk Through The Word Led by: Dr. Art Luckie      *Begins September 27th

First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree (Melissa Spoelstra) Led by: Cathy Thigpen

Knowing God by Name (Mary Kassian) Led by: Cassie Baird

Better Than You Can Imagine (Patrick Quinn) Led by: April Hight

Tuesday Morning Study Groups

Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Women's Bible Study                                                                                    Led by: Devona Willis *Begins September 12th @ 9:30 am

The Sacred Way (Tony Jones) Led by: Mike Milani   *Begins September 19th @ 11 am

Wednesday Morning Study Groups

Working: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Darby Kathleen Ray) Led by: Michael Precht                                                   *Begins September 20th @ 11 am                                                                                                                                     *Location: Casbah Coffee House
 

Connection Group Opportunities

Stay Home Parents Connection: Coffee, Conversation & Fun Led by: Jenny Raiche                                                             *Kids are welcome to attend with their parent.                                                                                                                   *Begins August 31st and continues every other Thursday

For more information on how YOU can get plugged into a Small Group, please contact:                                                                                                                                                                                       April Hight, Director of Discipleship at fumc.aprilhight@gmail.com

Sunday School Class Locations for Sunday, July 16

All Sunday School current locations will be the same EXCEPT:

Linda Campbell's class @ 9:45 will meet in the Sanctuary
Darrell Smith's class @ 9:45will meet in the church office
Lee Thigpen's class @ 9:45 will meet in the Fellowship Hall
Allen Bell's class @ 11:00 will meet in room 212 on the breezeway

The Crossroads Center classrooms are currently full of VBS material, so we are moving the SS classes meeting there to a different location for this Sunday. Thank you for your understanding!


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Revelation Revival Begins Sunday, July 23

Worship Schedule from Sunday, July 23 through Sunday, September 17

8:30 Chapel Worship
(Traditional Order)

9:30 Breakfast opens

9:45 Sunday School for all ages

10:55 Sanctuary Worship

(Children's church for pre-k through 3rd grade)

A note from Pastor Michael:

Starting on July 23, I'll be preaching a series of sermons on the book of Revelation. I'm convinced that no book in the Bible has been more mistreated or misused - a book that was written to give hope to the early church has instead become the stuff of horror movies. But I'm also convinced that we live in a world that is hungry for exactly the hope that is found in Revelation. Every time we go to a superhero movie - every time we watch epic stories of good triumphing over vast evil, all against a backdrop of spectacular visuals - we are watching the shadow of the story that unfolds in Revelation.

In order to share this story in all its glory, we are going to worship in an equally epic way. Our Well service and Traditions service will come together for each of these 10 weeks, and we will worship in a service that follows the pattern of our Covenant Renewal services from early April. If you remember, on April 2 we had three worship services that each followed an identical order of worship that seamless wove together scriptures, and a variety of styles of singing, and the sermon in a continuous telling of the wonder of God. 

By uniting our gifts in worship, we will also be able to unite ourselves around the Word of God and around good food. We will have a single Sunday school hour for these 10 weeks, and we will also have a breakfast available in the Crossroads Center. You can take your food to your Sunday School class, or linger around the tables in Wesley Hall and meet someone new.
When revival begins with us, it starts a fire that cannot be contained.

The message Jesus gave to the church in Laodicea is still the message of revival today: we cannot be lukewarm, but if we will be refined by the Holy Spirit's fire, then even now we can shine like the seamless white garments of the host of heaven (Rev. 4:15-18).

Let's all be ready for a revelation revival!

Grace and peace,
Michael