Knowing Christ
You are invited to a Peace Concert featuring the children and youth of Front Street UMC on Sunday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  There will be no Sunday School for children and youth on this day.
Note:  Our 8:45 a.m. worship service will take place in the chapel.


The theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us... Forgive Us...Heal Us!  Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God...”.  As the 2017 National Day of Prayer on May 4th approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christians to once again heed this call!
Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent prayer is effective.  It also says that our loving God responds to His children’s earnest pleas in mighty ways that avail much, and ultimately determine the course of history.
We encourage you to sign up to pray for 30 mins on May 4th between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  We would like to have people praying throughout the 12 hours, either in the Prayer Room or Chapel, or in their homes.  Sign-up sheets are located outside the Prayer Room, the Chapel, in the Sunday School rooms and the Welcome Center.  Prayer guides will be available, as well as a list of our elected officials, that individuals may also pray for them.

Refresh your body and soul Wednesday nights at Front Street UMC!
DInner & Fellowship
5:15-6:15 p.m.
($5 pp / $15 per family)
Reservations MUST be made by noon on Monday.  
Discipleship Groups for Adults, Youth & Children
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Nursery provided for under 5s.
Resumes Wednesday, March 19.
Click here for details.


TABLE TALKtable talk
This new small group invites participants into a time of conversation centered on the current sermon series and emphases of the current Church year.
Discussion questions will guide our conversations, or, you may submit questions of your own.
We hope this will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the life Jesus equips us to live as a family of disciples.
This class, facilitated by Rev. Patrick Murphy, will meet during our Midweek Refresh on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 All are cordially invited to join the United Methodist Women for their annual May Luncheon meeting on May 1.  Members of Circles 1 and 2 are asked to drop off their salad contributions at 11:00 a.m. in Aldersgate Hall so that members of Circle 4 can attend to the final preparations.  We will have a brief business meeting in the Chapel at 11:15 a.m. and then regroup in Aldersgate at approximately 11:30 a.m. to enjoy our meal together.  Members of Circle 5 are most welcome to join us as their schedules permit.  Circle 5 will meet Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a salad supper.  Hope to see you in May.


Holy Land tour
Have you ever thought about a trip to the Holy Land, Israel, and Jordan?  Your opportunity has arrived!   We have worked with Jim Pace and Academy International Travel Services, Inc.  to put together the trip of a lifetime!  Jim has been to the Holy Land many times, knows all the ins and outs of what we need to see, and will share his deep knowledge of Biblical and Middle Eastern history with those who participate in this journey.  This trip is scheduled for August 25 - September 10. Click here to view the full itinery and the cost of this exciting experience.  Questions?  Contact Carol Sineath.

PRAY WITH US!prayer conversation
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.


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, which meets Tuesday mornings at 7:00am. Yes, some of our group are retired, but our mindset is not retired and we would celebrate the presence of any and all men.  This group meets every Tuesday morning.  Breakfast is available from 7:00am with a choice of diet (cereal or fruit) or ham biscuits, as well as coffee and juice.  The Bible Study portion begins at 7:30am and concludes by 8:20am.  Click here for more information.


FOOD COLLECTIONFood collection
We need your help in collecting the following items for food insecure students who attend Alamance Community College's ABLE program:
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Bottled Water
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Fruit Cups
  • Mustard
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
Please drop these off at the designated space in the Welcome Center. We will need donations each week to provide nourishment and security for eight students. In meeting this need, we take away anxiety and the stress of hunger from students working toward literacy and vocational education.
For information contact:
Rev. Patrick Murphy (
Broadview Middle School's clothing closet is running low on SMOD (Standard Mode of Dress) clothes.  
As you spring clean your children's closets, please consider donating gently worn khaki pants, polo shirts and jackets.
Below are the types of clothes and sizes needed:
  • FLEECE or CARDIGANS all sizes
  • GIRLS pants 8-9
  • WOMEN pants 12 and up, shirts S-XL
  • JUNIORS pants all sizes
  • MEN shirts S-M
  • BOYS pants 12,14, shirts S-XL

Please note the guidelines of approved SMOD clothes:

  • royal blue, navy, orange, grey, or black polo shirts
  • royal blue, navy, orange, grey, or black cardigans or fleece (solid color that zip or button up and don't have a hood)
  • khaki pants (no cargo pants), shorts, or skirts (no higher than 2 inches above the knee)

Please place donations in the tubs in the cabinet in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your support.

On April 30 we will celebrate the fifteenth year of our Christian Service Scholarship program.  During this period we have raised over $100,000, and we have supported thirteen students pursuing a degree in fulltime Christian service.  Gretchen Shay, a past recipient of this scholarship, will share at our 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services on April 30.  We hope you will prayerfully consider joining other members of the congregation in support of this program.  One way is to become a member of the "Halo Club" by pledging $10 per month ($120 per year). However, any amount will be appreciated.  For more information about this scholarship, please contact Barbara Long.


Positive Attitude will be celebrating its 23rd year of service with its annual banquet on May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm.  The theme is "Where Are They Now?"  All are welcome to join this celebration and help support PAYC.  For more information, please contact PAYC at 336.222.6066.


SANCTUARY FLOWERS  Altar flowers 1
The following dates are available to place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one:
July 2 and 9
For more information please contact Linda Paul at 449-4717 (home), 336-543-5081(cell) or email


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