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.

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKSBlessing of the Backpacks no date
All children and youth are invited to bring their backpacks to 8:45 Aldersgate and 11:00 a.m. worship on Sunday, August 25.  We will be having a "Blessing of the Backpacks" to bless all learners and teachers in our church and in our community.

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAYMembership sunday
Are you interested in becoming part of the Front Street membership?  The next quarterly Membership Sunday is September 8.  If you would like to join Front Street at any of the worship services that Sunday, please contact the church office to complete the information needed for the church roll.  We look forward to having you as part of the Front Street Family.

 

ALDERSGATE SUMMER SERMON SERIESStumped Theme Slide
This summer  in Aldersgate, we are exploring passages of Scripture that have always stumped us and caused us to ask how or why such a story ended up in the Bible in the first place. These themes and Scriptures have been workshopped from the folks who worship in the Aldersgate service, making this series a true community effort. This summer we are digging deep into the Scriptures and asking big questions together, and we want you to be part of it!  Join us Sundays, June 30-August 25 at 8:45 a.m.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY: SEPTEMBER 8 @ 10:45 a.m.celebration sunday CROP
followed by a COVERED DISH LUNCH & MINISTRY FAIR.
Bibles will be presented to our two-year olds, second graders and sixth graders.
There will be NO Sunday School for children and youth on this day.
Following worship, there will be a church-wide covered dish meal!   Please bring two (2) of the following to share, enough for your family plus two:
Meat Dish | Side | Dessert
Everyone is invited to this time of celebration and fellowship!

 


A NEW YEAR FOR FRONT STREET CHOIRS  choir-header
Our children, youth, and adult choirs resume in early September:
Epworth Ringers
     - Tuesday, September 3
Chancel Choir
     - Wednesday, September 4
Youth and Children's Choirs
     - Sunday, September 8
Registration is now open. Click here for schedules, information, or to register.  Alternatively, pick up a paper form from the Welcome Center. Questions? Contact Matt Brittain at matt@frontstreetumc.org.
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THE NEW YEAR BEGINS FOR UNITED METHODIST WOMENUMW
UMW will continue to celebrate it’s 150th anniversary as we begin our new year.
Circles 1, 2 , and 4 will meet in the Heritage Center for fellowship and refreshments at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9. The general meeting will convene in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Circle 5 will meet Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center for fellowship and a salad supper.
All women are invited to join us. Contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130 for additional information. 

MEN'S BREAKFAST Men's breakfast summer logo
Calling all men!  Get a great start to your day with good food and fellowship on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at Carver's Restaurant.  All are welcome.  Contact John Lewis (jonan1444@att.net) for more information.
The Men's Bible Study Breakfast Group will resume in September.
 

 


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.

 

 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOLUnder_Construction_cropped.jpg
Calling all kids Kindergarten - 5th grade! Beginning Sunday, June 2, join us in Room 303 during the Sunday School hour and learn how we are all UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  Construction sites are exciting places, filled with interesting, heavy machinery and abuzz with noise and activity.  When we follow Jesus, God begins a good work in us.  We become the construction site where God is building something amazing! 

 


MEN'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDYmen_header
Men of Front Street United Methodist Church want to get a “GREAT START” to your day on Tuesday mornings? Come and join a great group of “guys” at the Men’s Breakfast Bible Study. Yes, although many members of our group are retired, but our attitude and outlook are not retiring. We would celebrate the presence of any and all men.
On Tuesday, September 10, this weekly Bible study group will be “off and running“. The group places great emphasis on Christian fellowship and support for its fellow members. It also emphasizes mission and community support with funds raised by an annual pancake supper.
Dr. Jim Pace, a church member and retired Elon Professor of Religion, leads the Bible study each week by facilitating an interactive group discussion based on the church lectionary Bible readings for each Sunday of the church year. What a gift to study and reflect on the meaning and message of the scripture passages for each season in our church calendar.
Breakfast is available from 7 a.m. with a choice of diet (cereal and fruit) or ham biscuits, as well as coffee and juice. The Bible study portion begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends by 8:30 a.m. Take the plunge and join us on Tuesday mornings. You will enjoy the experience and your fellow members will rejoice in your presence.
 

 

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PROJECT AGAPEProject agape 2019
It is time once again to begin filling Christmas boxes for refuge children in Armenia.  For several years, the NC Conference has adopted Project AGAPE Christmas boxes as a conference-wide mission project.  AGAPE Christmas boxes are one way Front Street UMC can share Christ’s love with the children of Armenia.
Plastic shoe boxes (and instructions) are available in the Welcome Center for you to take and fill and return to the church by September 22
The cold weather items (hats, scarves, and gloves) that we collected last December (from the Trees of Love) are available in the Welcome Center.  Please take what you need to complete your box.    

PARENTING WORKSHOPSParenting workshop
The Family Life Ministry is hosting a series of three parenting workshops on Sunday afternoons in September (15, 22 and 29) for parents (and grandparents) of children aged 0-18 years. Debbie Kennerson, a Licensed Psychological Associate who has a Masters in Psychology, will be leading the sessions. Childcare will be provided for children 0-11 years old. The cost of the workshop is $25 per family. Registration is required by September 8.

SANCTUARY FLOWERSAltar flowers 1
The following dates are available to place flowers on the altar in the sanctuary in honor or member of a loved one:
September 1 and 29
October 20
For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or kpaul5@triad.rr.com (email).

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.
 
AUGUST FOOD DRIVEAug food drive summer 2019
Front Street’s Backpack Ministry supplies meals for food-insecure children at Eastlawn Elementary and their families at the weekend.  In the month of August, we are asking for specific food items, which will be used to support this ministry.  This collection will run through August 31.

 


BLOOD DRIVE
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Front Street will have a blood drive on Sunday, September 15, 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.

 

 


ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDEDteam up with us SS
Do you enjoy helping youngsters grow in their faith?  Our Elementary Sunday School Program needs you for the new school year (September 2019 - May 2020).  Join one of our teaching teams for our 2nd-5th grade classes, as a lead teacher or assistant teacher twice a month.  The curriculum we use makes it easy to create a fun filled learning environment where children will grow their faith in leaps and bounds.  Please contact Marcy (marcy@frontstreetumc.org) for details.  

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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