Knowing Christ

DOING LIFE TOGETHER: STEWARDSHIP 2017Doing Life Together
Our Stewardship focus this year will be on “Doing life Together.”  Stewardship is about more than just finances.  When we become part of the congregation we commit to supporting one another, and the work of the Kingdom, with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  Being part of the congregation here at Front Street is about journeying as disciples together.  It’s about stewardship of our entire life for the benefit of the Church and the Kingdom.  When any of us chooses to not live into our commitment, the whole body is weakened.
During the three middle Sundays in October, we will explore the importance of prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness as part of our interwoven life of discipleship.  As part of our commitment to the Kingdom and to one another, we will have the opportunity to turn in financial pledge cards on Sunday, October 22.  Please watch for your card and letter to come in the mail.

 


all saintsALL SAINT'S DAY 
We will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 5 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 not be an 8:45 a.m. service
 

 


ASSISTANT ORGANIST OF THE DAYmusic
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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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Circles 1, 2 and 4 will meet in the Heritage Center for fellowship and beverages at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6. The General Meeting will convene in the Chapel at 10:30 am.  Richard Gary, Director of Alamance County Allied Churches will be our speaker.  
Circle 5 will meet Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center.
All women are invited to join us.  For more information, please contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130.
 
 

ROAMERS NEEDEDWorld_335x225Image
In order to make Sunday School safe and fun for our children, we are seeking volunteers to serve as a ROAMER in the Sunday School hour.
The responsibilities of this position include:
  • Walking the 300 and 400 hallways during the Sunday School hour
  • Checking in with the adults in the children and youth classes periodically to see whether any assistance is needed.
  • Stepping in as the second adult in a classroom when necessary.
Volunteers can sign up for one Sunday a month, or one Sunday a quarter.  For more information about this position, please contact Marcy McAdams at marcy@frontstreetumc.org.  
 

real-discipleship-surveyREAL DISCIPLESHIP SURVEY
How can we know how far along the discipleship path we are?   As we walk the journey as a follower of Christ, wouldn’t it be nice to have some idea whether we are making any progress in our spiritual life?   Or maybe you would like to know where the places are in your life, as a disciple, that you need to work on – where are your areas of opportunity for growth?

Take the Real Discipleship Survey online and begin this journey of discovery, click HERE.  

Thank you for taking a few minutes to invest in your discipleship journey. 


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.
 

 


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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.

 

 

charge with crossCHARGE CONFERENCE
Front Street’s annual Charge Conference is on Sunday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel UMC, 2331 LaVista Drive, Burlington.  A time of worship will precede the charge conference beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Charge Conference is a time for us to celebrate the life of the church in preparation for a new year.  Everyone is invited to attend this important event.

 

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YOUTH OUTREACH PROJECTWHS youth outreach alternate 3
Alamance County has high school students who live in unstable situations, which can result in homelessness.  When this occurs, these students often leave home with just the clothes on their backs.
Front Street UMC is collecting hygiene items, which will be assembled into “Necessity Packs” by our youth and stored with high school social workers for distribution as needed.
It is our hope that these “Necessity Packs” will provide some comfort to those students facing incredible challenges.
Download a list of items being collected or pick up a copy from outside the church office.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  Make checks payable to FSUMC with "Youth Outreach Project" in the memo-line.  For more information about this project, please contact John Charles Steele.  Thank you for your support!

 

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HURRICANE HARVEY:  HOW YOU CAN HELP
As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Harvey continues to produce, we want to help.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) outlines specific ways (visit https://nccumc.org/outreach/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-5-things-can/) that you can help now, even as rescue efforts remain underway.
Currently the best way to donate financially is through UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670.  You may give online to this fund or you may donate offline with a check.
To donate offline, please place a check in the offering plate and designate UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 on the memo line OR mail a check to Conference Treasurer-Raleigh Area, P.O. Box 890202, Charlotte, NC 28289-0202 with the advance name and number on the memo line.
When the Texas Annual Conference invites volunteers to come, we will publicize that information.
Please continue to pray for those impacted so adversely by this storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.
 

COLUMBARIUM AT FRONT STREET
The Board of Trustees and the Building and Grounds Team have been working for several months to put a plan of action together for establishing a columbarium at Front Street.  There has been a lot of ‘buzz’ about having a place to inter the cremains of the saints of the congregation by various families.  We are close to finalizing the details of this endeavor, but first we need to know how broad the desire is for vaults.  If you are interested in reserving a vault(s), or need more information, please contact Mike Mitchell at jorganinvest@aol.com, or call the church office.  The cost per vault is yet to be determined due to design, materials and other factors but be assured it will be a ‘bargain’ when compared to off-site facilities.

 

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COME SHARE 
 
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This is a chance to share about our losses and the pain of losing special people in our lives.  We have had many loved ones pass from our midst and we need a safe place to share the feelings and maybe just stories of what we are experiencing. Pastor Randy will lead this group and you are invited to attend no matter how long it has been or who it is, just let this be a time to… Come Share. No sign-up necessary. Anyone is welcome to attend.  Meetings will be held the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at 2:00pm and the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Library of Elon Community Church


AN ACT OF LOVE: A GUIDE TO HELP COMMUNICATE FINAL WISHESAct of love
Have you ever been to a funeral or memorial service and noted as you left that it was a worshipful and memorable service?  What made that experience meaningful to you?  Was it the meditation, prayers, hymns, special music or witness that touched your heart?  Because it can be difficult under emotional stress to plan wisely, pre-planning your funeral or memorial service is a gift you can give your loved ones, family and friends.  An Act of Love is a guide to inform your loved ones of your final wishes respecting music, scriptures, readings, etc., to be included in your service.  Copies of this guide are available to download or in the Welcome Center.

 


SANCTUARY FLOWERS  Altar flowers 1
The following date is available to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one:
December 31
 
The 2018 Flower Chart is now available in the Welcome Center.
 
For more information please contact Linda Paul at 449-4717 (home),
336-543-5081(cell) or email kpaul5@triad.rr.com.

 


POINSETTIA ORDERING INFORMATION

poinsettia2Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary on Sunday, December 3rd.  They may be given in honor or in memory of a loved one. Deadline to order is November 20. The cost is $23.00 each.   

For more information please click on the image.
*Any Poinsettias remaining in the Sanctuary after Wednesday, December 6 will be distributed to our homebound members.* 

touch a truck small 2017TOUCH A TRUCK 
Front Street Playschool will be hosting their annual Touch a Truck event Saturday, November 11 from 10:00am - 1pm. This years event will be a Hero Edition! Come dressed as your favorite super hero, military, or civil servant. Admission to Touch a Truck is by donation of any amount.  Lunch combos will be sold for $3 (cash only), each combo consisting of hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich with drink and chips. Come explore, touch and climb into many differnt types of trucks and vechicles and play games.  For more information click on the flyer.
 

 

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