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CHRISTIAN SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP SUNDAYHalo
On April 29 we will celebrate the sixteenth year of our Christian Service Scholarship program. During this period we have raised well over $100,000, and we have supported thirteen students pursuing a degree in fulltime Christian service. Rev. Meredith Hoxie Schol, Ph.D., a former recipient of this scholarship, and daughter of David and Carol Hoxie, will be preaching at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. 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.

ASSISTANT ORGANIST OF THE DAY
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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.
 
 
Pictured is Dr. Matt with one of his assistant organists. 
EVENSONGEvensong
Please join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for Evensong:  An Evening Worship Service of Prayer and Song.  This service will be supported by Front Street Children’s and Youth Choirs, as well as the Chancel Choir.  A nursery will be provided for children under 5. 

What is Evensong?  
“Evensong ... is a very tiny fragment of something else: It is a fragment of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the 24 in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong ... it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress -- a conversation between God and [people] which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are dead.
Evensong is drawn almost entirely from the Bible. Its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer, and obedience.” (A statement from Coventry Cathedral)
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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.

 


UNITED METHODIST WOMENUMW
Circles 1, 2, and 4 will meet in the Heritage Center for fellowship and beverages at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9 (note the change in date). The general meeting will convene in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Judy Springer, President of Church Women United, Burlington/Alamance Co.
 
Circle 5 will meet on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center. All women are invited to join us. For more information, please contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130.
 
The NC Conference United Methodist Women SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT RETREAT will be held, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Centenary UMC, Smithfield. Reverend Gypsie Murdaugh will speak as UMW continues to learn how God desires that we GO in 2018. All women are invited to attend. Contact Doris Jefferson at 336-228-0130 for additional information. 
MEN'S BREAKFAST BIBLE STUDYmen_header
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.
 

 


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 2018unity
The theme this year is PRAY FOR UNITY!  Taken from Ephesians 4:3, which says, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace."  As the 2018 National Day of Prayer on May 3 approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christians to seek unification in prayer!
We encourage you to sign up to pray for 30 minutes on May 3 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 pm.  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.  PRAY FOR UNITY pamphlets will also be available to use as prayer guides, as needed.
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WHEELCHAIR RAMP BUILDWCRM logo 2016
The Wheelchair Ramp Ministry Team plan to build ramp # 361 on Saturday, May 5.  Please meet at the site at 8:30 a.m.  Tools and training are provided.  Please contact Tom Sineath at tom.sineath@gmail.com for information and directions.

 


POSITIVE ATTITUDE ANNUAL BANQUETPAYC
Positive Attitude will be celebrating its 24th year of service with its annual banquet on May 10, 2018 at 6:00pm.  The theme is "Characteristics of Success”.  Guest speakers are Trip Durham (CEO of 2D Consulting), Tracey Grayzer (President of Impact Alamance), and Pat Nadolski (District Attorney of Alamance County).  All are welcome to join this celebration and help support PAYC.  Click here to learn more or make a reservation.

 


LOOKING FOR AN UNIQUE GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE?brick campaign unique
Shopping for a meaningful gift for a soon-to-be graduate?  Struggling to think of what to give a parent for Mother’s Day or 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.

 


YOUTH OUTREACH PROJECTWHSyouthoutreachalternate3_md
Alamance County has high school students who live in unstable situations, which can result in homelessness.  When this occurs, these students often leave home with just the clothes on their backs.
Front Street UMC is collecting hygiene items, which will be assembled into “Necessity Packs” by our youth and stored with high school social workers for distribution as needed.
It is our hope that these “Necessity Packs” will provide some comfort to those students facing incredible challenges.
Download a list of items being collected or pick up a copy from outside the church office.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  Make checks payable to FSUMC with "Youth Outreach Project" in the memo-line.  For more information about this project, please contact John Charles Steele.  Thank you for your support!

 

PLAYSCHOOL SUMMER CAMPSfps-logo
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 playschoolfs@gmail.com or by calling 336-227-6603. 

 


NEW AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM IN THE SANCTUARY microphone
You may have noticed some additional equipment installed in the sanctuary during the Christmas season. We have completed a longneeded overhaul of the sanctuary audio system, and added a new video streaming capability for our church.  Click here to learn more about this improvement.
 

SANCTUARY FLOWERS  Altar flowers 1
 
The 2018 Flower Chart is now available in the Welcome Center.
 
For more information please contact Linda Paul at 449-4717 (home),
336-543-5081(cell) or email kpaul5@triad.rr.com.

 

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