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.
We will celebrate All Saints’ Sunday on November 3 at the 8:45 a.m. Aldersgate and 11:00 a.m. services, when we will remember all those who in the last year finished their course in faith and now rest from their labors. Join us for a message of hope and remembrance as we celebrate the promise of the resurrection. Please note there will be no 8:45 a.m. traditional service.


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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.


The UMW Corridor District Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, October 19 at Bethany UMC Fellowship Center, 2809 Guess Road, Durham.  Gathering is at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Fay Jones discussing The School-to-Prison Pipeline issue.  Contact Doris Jefferson for additional information.


Men of Front Street United Methodist Church want to get a “GREAT START” to your day on Tuesday mornings? Come and join a great group of “guys” at the Men’s Breakfast Bible Study. Yes, although many members of our group are retired, but our attitude and outlook are not retiring. We would celebrate the presence of any and all men.
On Tuesday, September 10, this weekly Bible study group will be “off and running“. The group places great emphasis on Christian fellowship and support for its fellow members. It also emphasizes mission and community support with funds raised by an annual pancake supper.
Dr. Jim Pace, a church member and retired Elon Professor of Religion, leads the Bible study each week by facilitating an interactive group discussion based on the church lectionary Bible readings for each Sunday of the church year. What a gift to study and reflect on the meaning and message of the scripture passages for each season in our church calendar.
Breakfast is available from 7 a.m. with a choice of diet (cereal and fruit) or ham biscuits, as well as coffee and juice. The Bible study portion begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends by 8:30 a.m. Take the plunge and join us on Tuesday mornings. You will enjoy the experience and your fellow members will rejoice in your presence.


Fall is here!  Come celebrate the season at our Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.(rain or shine.)  Visit the pumpkin patch, eat caramel apples and pet the furry stuffed animals in the barn area!  There will be pizza, balloons, games and activities for all ages!  Dress to impress and collect candy at “trunk or treat”.  Find us in Aldersgate Hall and the Front St./Davis St. parking lot.  This event is free and open to everyone.      


Join your Front Street friends for a movie night on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Aldersgate Hall.  The feature presentation is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a humorously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.  Enjoy popcorn while you watch!  All ages are welcome!  In order to assist with preparing for this event, please let us know you plan to attend.  Sign up here or call Jean Anderson at 336-584-0432 by October 15.  This event is sponsored by the Upper Room Sunday School Class.


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 or 336-263-2495 with questions.

The following date is available to place flowers on the altar in the sanctuary in honor or member of a loved one:
December 8
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 (email).

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.
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 2019 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 November 1, 2019.
For more information, please contact Pastor Ross or Joanna Strelow in the church office.


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.

Our playschool is hosting their sixth annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, November 17 from 2 - 5 p.m. in Aldersgate Hall.  There will be vendors offering a variety of items including monogrammed clothing, handcrafted jewelry,children's clothing, essential oils, cosmetics, bags of all kinds, custom and holiday art, and more.  This is a fundraiser for our playschool program.  Admission is free.  Come browse and get a jump on Christmas shopping or find something special for yourself!
Vendors will be accepted through Friday, October 26.  The vendor fee is $30 per table.  Application forms are available in the church office or via email to!


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Save the date and join us for our montly gathering with our friends at Azalea MHP:
November 16, 2-4 p.m.
Theme:  Let's Be Thankful!
Crafts, snacks, books, and fun together!

All are warmly welcome to join us for this gathering of fun and fellowship.  Parking at Azalea is very limited, so please meet at FSUMC  45 mins before the start time (listed above) to carpool.  Contact Betty Huneycutt ( for details.

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
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