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We will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. when we will remember all those who in the last year finished their course in faith and now rest from their labors.  Join us for a message of hope and remembrance as we celebrate the promise of the resurrection.  Please note there will be no 8:45 a.m. service.


If you have ever wondered what it is like to sit on the organ bench on Sunday mornings, then now is your chance to find out. Dr. Matt is looking for assistants, ages seven and up (including adults), to help him at the organ on Sunday mornings. Tasks will include turning the organ on and off, preparing the next hymn on the music rack, staying a step ahead of the worshipping congregation, pushing pistons, and turning pages if confident enough. The assistant will meet with Dr. Matt at the console approximately ten minutes before the beginning of the service to go over the tasks. Please click here to sign up.
BEL CANTO CONCERT: "Joyful Noel" Bel Canto sq
Monday, November 26 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.
Bel Canto Company (Greensboro, NC) will present their Christmas Concert of seasonal classics and arrangements of familiar Christmas carols.  Also performing are the Western Alamance High School chorus and the Graham High School chorus, under the direction of Mr. Sean Lucier and Ms. Jennifer Wells.  There is no charge for this event.





We have successfully found a ringer to fill the opening that we had for the 2018/2019 season; however, we would like to have a list of substitutes. Inevitably, we end up relying on our substitutes quite a bit, and it would be nice to have a list of three or four people upon whom we could contact. If you would be interested in being a substitute for Epworth Ringers (Front Street’s adult handbell ensemble), please contact Matt Brittain. Many thanks!
Would you like to ask some questions about joining the membership of Front Street?  Have you joined the church in the past year, and would like to learn more about how to get plugged in?
Join Pastor Ross and his wife Sarah at their home on October 21, at 7:00 p.m. for dessert.  This invitation is for anyone who has joined the church during the past year, and those who are considering joining the church.  During that time, information will be shared about the United Methodist Church, and Front Street, in particular.  (Think of it as a mini new member class.)  There will be time for questions, and of course, you will get to meet others who are relatively new to the church.  Please email Pastor Ross ( to let him know you will be attending.  


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Did you know our prayer team meets twice a month to pray for the people and ministries of Front Street UMC, as well as our nation and the world?  They would love to have you join them!  Gatherings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room (located in the Heritage Center).  For more information please contact Lisa Smith at 336-266-2425.


Men of Front Street UMC, want to get a great start to your day at least once a week?  Come to the Men’s Breakfast Bible Study on Tuesday mornings beginning September 11, from 7:00 a.m. Yes, some of our group are retired, but our mindset is not retired and we would celebrate the presence of any and all men.  Breakfast is available from 7:00 a.m. with a choice of diet (cereal or fruit) or ham biscuits, as well as coffee and juice.  The Bible Study portion begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes by 8:30 a.m.  Click here for more information.


Circles 1, 2 and 4 will meet for refreshments in the Heritage Center at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5 followed by a general meeting in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Circle 5 will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center.  Visitors are welcome.  For more information, please contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Eastlawn Elementary (our C4C partner school) provides Thanksgiving meals for some of the most food insecure families in their school.  Front Street has agreed to purchase the turkeys for these meals (approximately 100 families).  Turkeys are $20.  Please make checks payable to Front Street UMC with “turkey” in the memo-line and turn into the church office by November 16.  Thank you for your support of this ministry and for your part in sharing Christ with the children of Eastlawn Elementary and their families. 
**Volunteers are needed on November to deliver the turkeys to Eastlawn Elementary on Monday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m.  Please contact Marcy McAdams for more information or to volunteer.**


POINSETTIA ORDERS  Poinsettia 2016
Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary on Sunday, December 2nd.   They may be given in honor or in memory of someone.   To place your order, pick up a form from the Welcome Center, or click here to order online.  The final date to place an order is November 18th. Cost is $23.00.   Make your checks payable to FSUMC and mark for Poinsettias.   Please note: Orders are not confirmed until payment is received.   


The Front Street UMC Columbarium is now ready for us to take reservations for niches.  As mentioned before, the columbarium contains 60 niches that can each accept up to two urns.  The following persons are eligible to purchase a niche: (a) member(s) of Front Street United Methodist Church; (b) spouses of members; (c) children or stepchildren of members; (d) parents or step-parents of members; (e) current or past ministers of the church; and, (f) former members as approved by the Buildings and Grounds Committee after a written request.  The prices approved by the Church Council are $1,000 for the first set of cremains, and $500 for a second set. Click here  to view the policy.  Please contact the church office and make an appointment to select a niche and complete the appropriate paperwork.  Either Pamela Shields, Tammy Page, or Pastor Ross can assist you.

Shopping for a meaningful gift for a soon-to-be graduate?  Struggling to think of what to give Dad for Father’s Day?  Consider honoring your loved one with a gift that is personalized, long-lasting and benefits the mission outreach of Front Street UMC.  Buy a brick! 
Bricks are available for purchase at $100 each and can be personalized with up to three lines of text (14 characters per line).  They will be installed on the church walkway, so you and your loved one will be reminded of this special moment frequently.  (Please be aware purchased bricks will be placed in quantities of 20, so installation times will vary.) 
Click here to order online or contact the church office for a paper order form.


Fall is here!  Come celebrate the season at our Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon (rain or shine.)  Visit the pumpkin patch, eat caramel apples and pet the furry stuffed animals in the barn area!  There will be pizza, balloons, games and activities for all ages!  Dress to impress and collect candy at “trunk or treat”.  Find us in Aldersgate Hall and the Front St./Davis St. parking lot.  This event is free and open to everyone.      


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Plans are under way for the publication of a new pictorial directory!  We would like all our Front Street family (member or regular attender) to have a professional Lifetouch portrait included in our new directory.  We ask that you please take the opportunity to be part of this important connection tool for our church. 
Photographs will be taken on the following dates and times:
  • Friday, October 26 - 2:00-8:40 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 27 - 10:00 a.m.-4:40 p.m.
  • Monday, October 29 - 2:00-8:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday,  October 30 - 2:00-8:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 1 - 2:00-8:40 p.m.
  • Friday November 2 - 2:00-8:40 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3 - 10:00 a.m.-4:40 p.m.
Schedule your appointment today online, or call or visit the church office during regular office hours.  Click here for more information.


 Some of you may already be aware that our United Methodist denomination is having a special called session of General Conference for the express purpose of addressing diverse opinions within the church on the issue of human sexuality. Plans will be presented at the General Conference session in February 2019 that have the possibility of affecting the denomination. We will have an information session on November 11, 2018, from 4pm-6pm, during which the 3 proposed plans coming before the GC will be shared. We will attempt to answer any questions that we can at that time.

The 2019 flower calendar is now available in the Welcome Center.  Individuals are invited to sign up to place flowers on the altar in the sanctuary in honor or member of a loved one.  For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or (email).



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