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Front Street UMC
136 S. Fisher Street
P.O. Box 2597
Burlington, NC  27216-2597

p: 336-227-6263
f:  336-227-7905 
fsumc@frontstreetumc.org

 

Knowing Christ
ASSISTANT ORGANIST OF THE DAYSR
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.
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PRAY WITH US!
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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'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDYmen_header
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 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.

UNITED METHODIST WOMENUMW
Circles 1, 2, and 4 will meet on Monday, February 3. We will gather in the Heritage Center at 10:00 a.m. before going to the chapel at 10:30 a.m. for our program and general meeting. Dr. Jim Pace will be our speaker.
Circle 5 will meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center. All women are invited to join us at both meetings. Contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130 for additional information. 

 

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION TEAMMOH_logo_2019_grey-01 (3)
Front Street will be sending a mission team to the Dominican Republic on January 18 - 25.  Team members are:
  • Evan Gilgo
  • Kelly Glick
  • David Hoxie
  • Betty Huneycutt
  • Betsy Huneycutt
  • Andre Johnson
  • Adam Long
  • Reagan McGuinn
  • Suzie McGuinn
  • Margaret Pardue
  • Claire Piatt
  • Jim Piatt
  • Jennifer Smith           
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Taylor Wilson
         
The team will serve the people of the Dominican Republic by painting and handing out water filtration systems, as well as feeding children and doing a “Kids Club.” They will also be working with a local pastor of a Haitian community  If you would like to make a financial donation to support the team and the projects they will be undertaking while in the Dominican Republic, make checks payable to Front Street UMC with ‘DR mission’ in the memo-line, and drop your check in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.  Please keep the team in your prayers as they prepare for this experience, and while they are in the Dominican Republic.

PANCAKE SUPPERheart-shaped-pancakes_l
Sunday, February 16, 2020
5:00pm-7:00pm
Sponsored by the Men's Breakfast Group.
Bring all your family and eat your fill of pancakes, sausage and/or bacon. 
All monies raised will go towards missions at Front Street UMC. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon and sausage.  Beginning January 26, tickets can be purchased:
  • From members of Men’s Breakfast Bible Study Group
  • Sunday mornings in the Welcome Center 
  • At the door February 16
Ticket prices are $6.00 (individual) and $16 (family). 
We hope to see you there!

 


CEREAL SUNDAYCereal Sunday 2016
Sunday, February 2 is ‘Cereal Sunday’ at Front Street UMC.  Please deposit your boxes of cereal (or other canned/dry goods) in the bins located in the cabinet in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your support.
 

 

 


SAVE THE DATE!BMMT 2020
Mark your calendars for the Buckner Mission Man Triathlon 2020 on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Lake Cammack. BMMT is an event aimed to create a positive tangible impact to missions in our community through good deeds and praise for our Father in Heaven. We hope to see you there supporting this important church mission as committee chairs, volunteers, or participants! More details to come soon. Questions, email missionmantriathlon@gmail.com.

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS: JANUARY 2020workshop
The Corridor District is hosting Leadership Workshops on Saturday morning, January 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Orange UMC.  Topics include:
* SPRC Training
* Sound Financial Principles 
* Being an Inviting and Hospitable Congregation 
Addressing Conflict in the Congregation
* Multi-Sensory Worship 
Click here to learn more about each workshop. Registration is NOT required.  If you are serving in a lay leadership position at FSUMC, we strongly encourage you to attend one of these free workshops that are recommened by pastors and our bishop.  

 


WHS SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR GIRLS  WHS sanitary products
Williams High School is in great need of sanitary products and deodorant for girls. A box is located in the Welcome Center to place donations of sanitary pads, tampons or deodorant. This collection will be ongoing.  For more information please contact Jennifer Smith.

COLUMBARIUMcolumbarium
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.
 
FAMILY WINTERFEST AND CHILI COOK-OFFWinterfest
Our Family WinterFest and Chili Cook-Off will be on Sunday, January 26 from 5-7 p.m.  Ms. Marcy and the Children’s Council have planned all kinds of fun, winter activities for all ages.
Think you make some pretty good chili?  Enter our Chili Cook-Off and let your Front Street friends be the judge - click here to register.
 
 

 


JANUARY FOOD DRIVE January Food Drive image 2020
One of our C4C ministries with Eastlawn Elementary is the Backpack Ministry.  This ministry supplies food for children at Eastlawn Elementary School who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend.   In the month of January we are asking for the following donations, which will be used to support our Backpack Ministry:
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce (No glass jars please)
  • Rice
  • Canned beans
  • Canned meat
  • Cans of corn or mixed vegetables
  • Cans of fruit
  • Snack packs (Jell-O or fruit cups)
Please note that only the food items listed above can be utilized for this ministry.  All other items will be donated to a local food pantry.  Please deposit your donations in the Reading Area.  This collection will continue through January 31.

BLOOD DRIVE
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Front Street will have a blood drive on Saturday, February 22, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Aldersgate Hall. Please stop by and help save a life. Contact Gene Fonville at 336-260-8114 for more information or to schedule your appointment. You may also schedule an appointment by visiting www.redcross.org.

 

 


AZALEA MINISTRY: SPRING DATES
A new year begins for our Azalea Ministry - a monthly gathering with the community at Azalea MHP where we have fun, play games, do crafts, and just enjoy time together.
Spring Dates:
Saturday, February 8
Saturday, March 21
Saturday, April 18
Saturday, May 16
Gatherings are 2-4 p.m. on the designated Saturday. Please meet at FSUMC at 1:15 p.m. to carpool. No special skills are needed, and all ages are welcome.
Questions? Contact Betty Huneycutt at missbetty11@gmail.com.

SANCTUARY FLOWERSAltar flowers 1
The following dates are available to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of a loved one:
March 29
April 12, 19, and 26
If you are interested in placing flowers on the altar, please write your name on the Sunday you wish to put flowers in the church.  For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or kpaul5@triad.rr.com (email).

TEXT GIVING NOW AVAILABLEText giving header
It is now possible to make your offering contributions simply by sending a text message.  To take advantage of text giving, send a text message with the dollar amount you wish to give (eg "$10") to (336)489-GIVE(4483).  The first time you give via text, you will have to fill out a short form with your billing information. This form will appear on your phone after you hit send on your first text.  After this initial setup, giving is as easy as sending a text message.  Please note, text giving only goes to the general fund (budget).  Questions?  Please contact Tammy Page in the church office or email tammy@frontstreetumc.org.
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