Knowing Christ
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.
Evensong will be on Transfiguration Sunday (Sunday, March 3, 2019) in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m.  The following choirs will be involved: Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, Wesley Ringers, Youth Bells, and Chancel Choir.  There will be a reception afterwards in the Heritage Center.  Please mark your calendars and join us.

What is Evensong?  
“Evensong ... is a very tiny fragment of something else: It is a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the 24 in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong ... it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress -- a conversation between God and [people] which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead.
Evensong is drawn almost entirely from the Bible. Its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer, and obedience.” (A statement from Coventry Cathedral)
PRAY WITH US!prayer and med
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.


Circles 1, 2, and 4 will meet on Monday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Center for fellowship and refreshments.  The general business meeting will convene in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Circle 5 will meet on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center.  All women are invited to join us.  Contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130 for additional information.
Emily Conner and Shannon McGowan, UMW members, were presented Special Mission Recognition pins by Doris Jefferson, UMW President, at the Circle 5 meeting on February 12.  The gold pin represents a gift to global missions and honors service rendered by individuals to UMW. 
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.


- a small group study for women Mary heart 2
Do you ever feel you aren't godly enough... aren't loving enough... aren't doing enough?  This is the study for you!  
The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet... but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him... yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.  Come revisit the well known story of Mary and Martha, and learn how you can draw closer to the Lord, deepening your devotion, strengthening your service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.  This study, facilitated by Marlee Beckom, begins Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 401. This class is now full.  We apologize for any disappointment.
MOVIE NIGHT: "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR"Won't you be my neighbor
Join your Front Street friends for a Movie Night on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Aldersgate Hall.  The feature presentation of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (2018, rated PG-13) is a documentary exploring the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.  In order to assist with preparing for this event, please let us know you plan to attend by RSVPing here or call Jean Anderson at 336-584-0432 by Sunday, February 17.  This event is sponsored by the Upper Room Sunday School Class.

The Wheelchair Ramp Ministry Team build # 365 has been postponed until Saturday, February 23.  Please meet at the site at 8:30 a.m.  All youth and adults are welcome.  Tools and training are provided.  Please contact Tom Sineath at for information and directions.


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.

SAVE THE DATE!BMMT logo static
Mark your calendars for the Buckner Mission Man Triathlon 2019 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 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
Our Azalea Team will share the love of Jesus with our friends at Azalea MHP (2:00-4:00 p.m.) on the following Saturdays (the monthly themes are shown in parentheses):
February 23 (Love)
March 9 (Carnival)
April 13 (Easter)
May 11 (Mother's Day/Spring)
All are warmly welcome to join us for these afternoons of fun and fellowship.  Please meet at 1:15 p.m. at FSUMC to carpool.  Contact Pastor Patrick ( for details.

We need you! We are currently planning for the 2019 Buckner Mission Man Triathlon. Are you interested, or know someone who is, in serving on the committee? Returning and new committee member Kick-Off meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 24 at 2 pm in the Heritage Center.  More details about committee openings will follow prior to meeting but we need you all!   Questions?  Reach out to Amanda Warren (336)317-0715 or Susan Morris

The following dates are available to place flowers on the altar in the sanctuary in honor or member of a loved one:
March 17, 24, and 31
May 12, 19, and 26
June 30
July 7, 14 and 28
For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or (email).




Are you looking for a holiday gift that is meaningful?  Struggling to find something unique to give a loved one? Consider honoring them with a gift that is personalized, long-lasting, and that benefits the mission outreach of Front Street UMC.  Buy a brick!  Click here to order online or contact the church office for a paper order form. Forms are also available in the Welcome Center.


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