Knowing Christ
PRAYGROUND: A NEW WORSHIP SPACE FOR KIDS
“Prayground” in Aldersgate worship is now open. This is an all ages worship space with activities available through the entire worship service. A nursery worker/ helper will be present in that space to attend to the children so parents can worship. 
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PRAY WITH US IN PERSON OR VIA ZOOM!
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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 Room 402.  Alternatively, participate via Zoom. Check your email for the Zoom link.  Questions?  Contact Mike Mitchell.
MEN'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDYmen_header
The Front Street Men’s Breakfast Bible Study gather at 8 a.m. on Tuesday mornings in the Heritage Center. Expect an active discussion study led by Dr. Jim Pace using the Methodist church lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday as our reference point. Arrive a little early and ham biscuits will be available along with coffee and orange juice. If you are looking for great Christian fellowship and an opportunity to share perspectives on the meaning of Bible passages, come and join our group. We would love to see you.

WRITERS' BOOK STUDY
Have you ever wanted to write a devotion for inclusion in our Advent Devotional booklet but didn’t really know where to start? Pastor Stephan will be leading a study on the book “Incarnation” by Bishop William Willimon to prepare you to write for this year’s Advent booklet.  This class will be in person or via Zoom on Monday, October 10 and 17 during the lunch hour (12-12:45 PM). Following this study, participants can also schedule a writing consultation with Pastor Stephan for guidance and direction in their work. Register for this class by September 30. Space is limited to 20 participants. Please purchase a copy of this book before the first session. Learn more and register here.

 

 
 
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ADVENT DEVOTIONSAdvent Devo write for us
Every year we put together an Advent Devotional for daily use as we walk through the season of Advent toward Christmas.  We are seeking contributors to compose a short devotion around specific scriptures to be included in the 2022 Advent Devotional.  Would you like to be a part of this venture?
What is involved?
1) Choose a scripture from the list;
2) Sign up for the scripture you have chosen; 
3) Compose a 300 word or less devotion based on your selected scripture with a title, and brief prayer at the end;
4) Turn in a draft of your prayerful work no later than October 23, 2022.
For more information, please contact Pastor Stephan or Joanna Strelow in the church office.

 


PROJECT AGAPE
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 25
  

YOUTH FUNDRAISER: CHARLESTON WRAP
Our youth are selling Charleston Wrap products as a fundraiser for youth missions.  Order from a wide selection of wrapping paper, accessories, personalizable gifts, exclusive kitchen and home items, tasty gourmet goodies, and so much more.  Go ahead and get your Christmas shopping done early!  To order, visit our table in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings beginning September 25 or order online. (Online orders may require a minimum amount for free shipping.) All the funds raised go to the Youth Missions Fund for summer 2023.  The fundraiser will run through Sunday, October 16.  

 


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 Ray can assist you.
 
CAROLINA BRASS CONCERT
Carolina Brass will be giving a concert in the sanctuary of Front Street United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Carolina Brass is celebrating their 25th anniversary year in 2022. They have been coming to Front Street for All Saints’ Sunday and Palm Sunday almost that entire time (since 1998). The concert is free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and neighbors to this wonderful event.

 


CROP WALK 2022
The 2022 Alamance County CROP Walk will finally be an inperson walk after a 3 year hiatus due to COVID. The walk will begin at the Trinity Worship Center on Saturday, October 1. The walk will provide funds to combat hunger here in Alamance County and all over the world. Please sign up at the CROP table in the Welcome Center to either walk or sponsor a walker. We need everyone’s support! 
 
 
 
 

SANCTUARY FLOWERSAltar flowers 1
The following dates are available to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of a loved one:
September 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
To reserve a date, please write your name (on the flower calendar in the Welcome Center) on the Sunday you wish to put flowers in the church, or contact Linda Paul at 336-543 -5081 (cell) or kpaul5@triad.rr.com (email).

JOIN OUR BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY TEAMBereavement
The Bereavement Committee at FSUMC is seeking additional people who might like to serve our congregation by assisting with a reception or meal preceding or immediately following the funeral for families at the passing of church members. Volunteers would be "on call" for one month annually and would serve with a team of 6 or 7 other people.  Click here for full details.  

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