Knowing Christ
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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.
HYMN FESTIVAL:  A SINGING WORKSHOP FOR K-12 Hymn Festival
Front Street UMC is hosting a hymn festival, in conjunction with the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, on Saturday, March 14, 2020.   This is an all-day event for children and youth (K-12).  If you love to sing, this is for you!  This event is open to all children and youth, whether or not you are part of FSUMC children’s choirs.  However, you are strongly encouraged to join our children’s/youth choirs in January, as we will begin learning the songs for this festival.  Details coming soon.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Matt at matt@frontstreetumc.org.
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PRAY WITH US!
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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.

 

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Front Street’s Advent Devotions 2019 will be available beginning November 24.  Please pick up a copy in the Welcome Center.  A daily devotion will be posted on Front Street’s Facebook page.  ‘Like’ us to receive notifications.  Alternatively, sign up here to receive a daily Advent Devotion straight to your inbox.  We hope these devotions will be a source of renewal for you this Advent season.

 


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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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BOXED LUNCH FUNDRAISER – DECEMBER 8Boxed lunch
Support our adult mission team by purchasing a boxed lunch containing delicious soup, sandwich (your choice of turkey & cheese or roast beef & cheese), chips and a cookie.  Lunches are $10 a box.  Buy three lunches, get one at 50% off (2 lunches for $20; 3 lunches for $25!)  Quarts of soup (chicken & vegetable with a tomato base) are also available for $7.50.  Money raised will support the Front Street adult mission team as they travel to the Dominican Republic in January 2020, where they will serve with Mission of Hope.  Payment due at pickup.  Cash or check only please.  Click here to order by December 6, and pick up your lunch following 11:00 a.m. worship on December 8.  Paper forms are also available in the Welcome Center.  Questions?  Please contact Betsy Huneycutt at betsyshuneycutt@gmail.com.

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Join us for a covered dish lunch in Aldersgate Hall on Sunday, November 24 following 11:00 a.m. worship. Please bring enough food for your family plus one other. Let's start the week of the Thanksgiving sharing a meal in community together!

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Eastlawn Elementary (our C4C partner school) provides Thanksgiving meals for some of the most food insecure families in their school.  Front Street has agreed to purchase the turkeys for these meals (approximately 100 families).  Turkeys are $20.  Please make checks payable to Front Street UMC with “turkey” in the memo-line and turn into the church office by November 24
Also, volunteers are needed to assist with delivering the turkeys to Eastlawn on Monday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Please contact Marcy at marcy@frontstreetumc.org to volunteer.
Thank you for your support of this ministry and for your part in sharing Christ with the children of Eastlawn Elementary and their families

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The 2020 flower calendar is now available on the bulletin board in the Welcome Center. If you are interested in placing flowers in the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of a loved one, 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).

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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.
 
FAMILY ADVENT WORKSHOPFamily Advent Workshop
Calling all families! Save the date and join us for a Family Advent Workshop following our churchwide covered dish luncheon on Sunday, November 24. Learn about the significance of Advent through hands-on activities, and make your own family Advent wreath. This workshop is for all ages. A nursery will be provided for little ones. Registration opens November 1. Contact Carol Sineath at cwsineath@gmail.com or 336-263-2495 with questions.

PARTICIPATE IN OUR CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Would your child like to participate in our 5:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Eve service?  Speaking and non-speaking parts are available. Be a narrator or dress up as a character in the nativity story.  Please contact Ms. Marcy (marcy@frontstreetumc.org) by December 1 if your child is interested or to learn more.  

WHS SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR GIRLS  WHS sanitary products
Williams High School is in great need of sanitary products and deodorant for girls. A box is located in the Welcome Center to place donations of sanitary pads, tampons or deodorant. This collection will be ongoing.  For more information please contact Jennifer Smith.

SAVE THE DATE:  BEL CANTO CONCERT bel canto
Bel Canto Company (Greensboro, NC) will present their Christmas Concert, Candle, Star, Joyous Light, on Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Also performing are the Western Alamance High School chorus and the Graham High School chorus, under the direction of Mr. Sean Lucier and Mrs. Jennifer Wells. 

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It is now possible to make your offering contributions simply by sending a text message.  To take advantage of text giving, send a text message with the dollar amount you wish to give (eg "$10") to (336)489-GIVE(4483).  The first time you give via text, you will have to fill out a short form with your billing information. This form will appear on your phone after you hit send on your first text.  After this initial setup, giving is as easy as sending a text message.  Please note, text giving only goes to the general fund (budget).  Questions?  Please contact Tammy Page in the church office or email tammy@frontstreetumc.org.
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