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.
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.


summer road trip
Are we there yet??? The family road trip can be great fun, seeing the sights and spending time together. It can also breed complaining about cramped quarters and boredom. When the Israelites took a road trip to the land God promised them, they complained the whole way. They forgot that God has good things in store for us. From June 3 thru August 26, children K-5th grade are invited to join Ms. Marcy in the chapel on Sunday mornings for an exciting road trip! Gathering and refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m. Worship (including music and drama) will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by outdoor activities. Children who play an instrument, enjoy reading aloud or acting are invited to participate in the leading of Summer Sunday School. Contact Marcy McAdams ( for more information or to volunteer. 

lake junaluska LAKE

AUGUST 13-16, 2018
This conference is held each year at Lake Junaluska and provides an opportunity for spiritual renewal and personal development for those of us in the second half of our lives.  It offers worship and Sabbath time as well as plenary sessions and workshops.  Join others for a time of inspiration and renewal and identify ways to continue to live into fullness of life as you move through retirement.   Click here to learn more.  Questions?  Please contact Carol Sineath in the church office.
WALK FOR WATERWalk for Water
Music & Missions Camp participants will take part in a sponsored walk to raise money for a well in Kenya.  Participants will be grouped into teams, with one member of each team walking at any one time.
Everyone is encouraged to sponsor a team!  A bulletin board is in the Welcome Center with the team names.  Choose a team, make a donation, and help build a well in Kenya!  To make a donation, please make checks payable to FSUMC with Walk for Water and the team name you wish to sponsor in the memo line. 
The Walk for Water event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at the Front Street parking lot.  Come out and support the teams as they Walk for Water for a village in Kenya!


This is the 15th year of Front Street’s Buckner Mission Man Triathlon which raises money for the missions of our church.  Approximately 400 athletes participate in the triathlon at Lake Cammack Park & Marina in Burlington.  Since 2003, this event has raised over $546,000 for missions!  The great success of the BMMT is due in large part to the tremendous support we get from YOU – our Front Street volunteers - on the day of the event.  How can you help?  Mark July 28 (6-10 a.m.) on your calendar and make plans to join us!  We are looking for volunteers of all ages in the following areas: body marking, registration, refreshments, directing course traffic, manning water stations and the finish line.  Prefer not to get up early?  Come help with site restoration.     For more information please contact Joanna Strelow at or call the church office.


In the months of June, July and August, we will publish ONE edition of Frontline monthly.  Sign-up to receive our online newsletter, the Weekly Word, to stay current with upcoming events.  Please click here or email Joanna ( to begin receiving the Weekly Word by email.


Shopping for a meaningful gift for a soon-to-be graduate?  Struggling to think of what to give Dad for Father’s Day?  Consider honoring your loved one with a gift that is personalized, long-lasting and benefits the mission outreach of Front Street UMC.  Buy a brick! 
Bricks are available for purchase at $100 each and can be personalized with up to three lines of text (14 characters per line).  They will be installed on the church walkway, so you and your loved one will be reminded of this special moment frequently.  (Please be aware purchased bricks will be placed in quantities of 20, so installation times will vary.) 
Click here to order online or contact the church office for a paper order form.


FIRST TIME VISITOR FOLLOW-UPFirst time visitor follow up
We are launching a first-time visitor follow-up ministry to provide greater hospitality to our guests and visitors on Sunday mornings.  If you have already signed up to be a part of this ministry, or are interested in participating, there will be a brief orientation and training during the Sunday School hour (10:00-10:45 a.m.) on Sunday, June 17 in the Reading Area. For more information, please contact Pastor Ross at or Betsy Huneycutt, First-Time Visitor Follow-Up Coordinator, at


Will Kelley, piano, and Petr Nekoranec, tenor, will present a concert on July 1 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary with a reception to follow in the Heritage Center.  The program will feature favorites from the classical song and operatic repertoire.  There is no charge for the concert.  Click here to learn more.

JUNE 17-22
If you would like to send mail to our middle school youth mission team this summer, you may do so at the following address: 
Hinton Center
P. O. Box 27
Hayesville, NC  28904
To guarantee delivery, it is important to send any mail early in the week.  Please keep the youth, adult leaders, and the people they will be serving in your prayers.

Our playschool will be offering two camps this summer.  These camps are designed for preschoolers who will be turning 3, 4 or 5 by next August 31, 2018.  Please click here for a printable registration form.
Camp # 1:  JUNE 18-21, 2018   9:00 am – Noon 
Listen to the Water – Campers will have fun learning about rivers, lakes, oceans and streams, and the many interesting kinds of creatures that live in each of those bodies of water through a variety of exciting hands-on experiences. 
Camp #2:  JULY 16-19, 2018  9:00 am – Noon
Imagination Station – When is a box not a box?  How many things can you make with 6 sticks?  If you could invent anything, what would it be? This camp will be all about giving each child a variety of opportunities to use his/her imagination in creative ways, using a wide assortment of materials and props.
A peanut-free snack will be served each day. 
A fee of $15 per camp is due at the time of registration.  A camp fee of $90 will be due on the first day of each camp.
For more information, or to get a registration form, please contact Barbara Long by email at or by calling 336-227-6603. 



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 1, 8, and 29
August 5 and 12
September 2, 9, and 30
For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or (email).



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