Knowing Christ
WORSHIP WITH US FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE
During this time when we are not gathering for in-person services or events, you are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for worship on Facebook or YouTube.  Click here to view the service.  Recordings of past services are also available here.
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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN UPDATE  UMW
UMW members are assessing how to move forward when the time for our regular meetings arrives in September. Our general meetings are canceled for the remainder of 2020. Circles are deciding how to stay in touch using phone, e-mail, and Zoom. Several service projects have continued during the COVID crisis such as My Sister’s House baskets, food donations, and making masks for The Methodist Children’s Home. Members are encouraged to continue to support UMW activities through their prayers, deeds, and monetary gifts. 

PRAY WITH US!
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, gatherings are taking place remotely.  Contact Mike Mitchell for more information.
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).  

 

VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Calling all children preschool thru 5th grade! Join us for Rocky Railway VBS,where kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs!
Find us on Sunday mornings, August 23-September 20 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook or YouTube.
Keep a lookout for a packet from FSUMC in the mail. Have a friend or family member who would like to participate? Let Ms. Marcy know and we'll send them all the information too.
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DINNER ON THE GROUNDS 
"Dinner on the Grounds." It was a time to visit with folks you hadn't seen in a while and enjoy some good food.
During this strange COVID time, we are inviting you to a "Dinner on the Grounds" at Front Street; we'll just do it a little bit differently.
On August 16, at 6:00pm, you are invited to come to the church parking lot (on Webb Ave side of the church), for a time of food and fellowship. Bring your own picnic dinner, something to drink, and your lawn chair. Parking will be in every other space to allow for physical distancing. Set up your lawn chairs behind your car and enjoy your dinner while you visit with other folks.
We will ask you to wear your masks, except while you are eating or drinking.
We're hoping this will be a time we can enjoy seeing each other, while still observing appropriate safeguards.

AUGUST FOOD DRIVE
Backpack Ministry Food Drive
Front Street’s Backpack Ministry supplies food for children at Eastlawn Elementary who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend. In the month of August we are asking for the following specific food items which will be used to support our Backpack Ministry.
 Below is a list of items we are collecting. 
  • 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 Welcome Center.  This collection will continue through August 31.

CEREAL AND CANNED GOODS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY salvation army
It is our custom to collect cereal and canned/dry goods for the Salvation Army the first Sunday of each month.  Please feel free to drop off these items any time during the month.  You may deposit cereal or other canned/dry goods in the tubs in the cabinet in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your continued support of stocking the food pantry at the Salvation Army. 
 


SANCTUARY FLOWERSAltar flowers 1
The following dates are available to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of a loved one:
August 9, and 30
September 6 and 13
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).

Ways to give

During this time when we are not gathering for in-person services, the church must continue to operate.  So, we ask that you continue to support the mission and ministry of the church with your financial giving in one of the following ways:

T E X T
Using the Text-to-Give service, all you have to do is text the amount you wish to contribute to our dedicated text phone number 336-489-GIVE (4483). The amount you wish to give goes in the body of the text message. The first time you do it will take you through a short set-up process where you will designate a credit or debit card to which the amount should be charged.
Just save the phone number in your Contacts, and the next time your contribution is as easy as sending a text message. It can be done during the Morning Prayer Service on each of the next Sundays, or anytime during the week that you happen to think of it. 
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O N L I N E
+  Give Online using the online giving option through the our website.  Click here or visit the GIVE tab at the top of this page.
+ Use the online banking option of the bank with which you do business to send your tithe electronically.
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M A I L
Mail your contribution to the church at:
PO Box 2597
Burlington, NC 27216
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Questions?  Contact Tammy Page at tammy@frontstreetumc.org.

 


PROJECT AGAPE:  CHANGE IN COLLECTIONS
The Project AGAPE Board requests that for the year 2020, all groups who were planning to make Christmas boxes this year for Project AGAPE please consider supporting the NC Conference Advance #S-00004 instead. Your financial contributions are greatly needed for salary support and expenses in Armenia. There are lots of Christmas boxes in the warehouse in Armenia, so no child will go without a present this year! To make a financial gift in lieu of packing a Christmas box, please make checks payable to Front Street UMC with Project AGAPE in the memo line and mail to Front Street UMC, PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216.  Click here to learn more about the exciting changes taking place at Project AGAPE.

UMCOR LAUNCHES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND 1200.aa-UMC-Sheltering-in-Love-300x250
UMCOR, the relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, is expanding its response in the fight against COVID-19 by launching a new giving campaign, “Sheltering in Love.”  With the funds raised, UMCOR plans to release grants to equip partners who assist vulnerable populations around the world impacted by COVID-19, including racial/ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States.  Grants of up to $20,000 will be disbursed quickly to address pressing needs in the areas of health, food insecurity, water, sanitation, and hygiene and economic instability.  Even as you shelter in place, you can be there for others.  For more information or to make a donation, visit umcmission.org/covid-19.

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.
 
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