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.
This summer  in Aldersgate, we will be exploring passages of Scripture that have always stumped us and caused us to ask how or why such a story ended up in the Bible in the first place. These themes and Scriptures have been workshopped from the folks who worship in the Aldersgate service, making this series a true community effort. This summer we will dig deep into the Scriptures and ask big questions together, and we want you to be part of it!  Join us Sundays, June 30-August 25 at 8:45 a.m.
Next gathering:  Wednesday, July 3 at 9:30 a.m.
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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.


MEN'S BREAKFAST Men's breakfast summer logo
Calling all men!  Get a great start to your day with good food and fellowship on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at Carver's Restaurant.  All are welcome.  Contact John Lewis ( for more information.
The Men's Bible Study Breakfast Group will resume in September.


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Calling all kids Kindergarten - 5th grade! Beginning Sunday, June 2, join us in Room 303 during the Sunday School hour and learn how we are all UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  Construction sites are exciting places, filled with interesting, heavy machinery and abuzz with noise and activity.  When we follow Jesus, God begins a good work in us.  We become the construction site where God is building something amazing! 


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How do we live a life of significance as we age?  How do we turn age into an asset as we cultivate spiritual maturity in ourselves and others?  Recognizing that the call to go and make disciples is not limited by age, how do we turn age into an asset as we engage in ministry by, with and for those in the second half of life?  Join us as a gifted slate of speakers, authors and pastors help us go deeper into discipleship at the Festival of Wisdom and Grace.  This spiritual enrichment event will be held at Lake Junaluska, August 5-8 Click here for full details of conference sessions, speakers, and registration. 
Last year 8 adults from Front Street attended this conference.  If you would like to talk with someone who attended, please contact Carol Sineath at 336-263-2495 or Tom Sineath at 336-263-6048. 
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The Buckner Mission Man Triathlon is quickly approaching. July 27, 2019 marks the 15th year of this momentous event and raising funds for a wide range of church missions. Please join us as a racer or volunteer, the BMMT would not be possible without the support of our wonderful church members. Contact Amanda or Susan starting June 13 to submit name as a volunteer. More information and race registration can be found at or by contacting Amanda Warren ( or 336-317-0715) or Susan Morris ( or 443-823-8735). 

Please join us on Sunday, July 7 in the Heritage Center between 12 and 2 p.m. for a baby shower honoring Baby Murphy and parents Brittany and Patrick!  Refreshments will be served.  They are registered at Target, Pottery Barn and Amazon.
You are invited to help with this shower by bringing refreshments.  Please sign up here or contact Carol Sineath at or 336-263-2495.

The following dates are available to place flowers on the altar in the sanctuary in honor or member of a loved one:
September 1 and 29
October 20 and 27
For more information, please contact Linda Paul at 336-543-5081 (cell) or (email).

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

FRONTLINE - SUMMER EDITIONSFrontline summer editions
In the months of June, July, and August, we will publish ONE edition of Frontline monthly.  Our online newsletter, the Front Street Happenings, will continue on its regular schedule.  Please submit any article for inclusion in Frontline by the following dates: 

* July 3

* July 31 

Please email information to or drop the articles by the church office.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

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.
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Join us for a covered dish lunch in Aldersgate Hall on Sunday, June 30 following 11:00 a.m. worship. Please bring enough food for your family plus one other. Let's start the week of the Fourth of July sharing a meal in community together!

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This summer our Azalea Team will share the love of Jesus with our friends at Azalea MHP on the following days:
Wednesday, June 26 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Saturday, July 13 (10:00 a.m. - noon)
Saturday, August 17 (time TBD)
All are warmly welcome to join us for these gatherings of fun and fellowship.  Parking at Azalea is very limited, so please meet at FSUMC to carpool.  Contact Pastor Patrick ( for details.

Do you enjoy helping youngsters grow in their faith?  Our Elementary Sunday School Program needs you for the new school year (September 2019 - May 2020).  Join one of our teaching teams for our 2nd-5th grade classes, as a lead teacher or assistant teacher twice a month.  The curriculum we use makes it easy to create a fun filled learning environment where children will grow their faith in leaps and bounds.  Please contact Marcy ( for details.  


The Salvation Army is currently seeking volunteers to help with our daily distribution of food, Monday - Friday from 1pm until 3:30pm. We currently need around 3 or 4 people for each day to assist in helping our clients shop from our Fresh Market items that we pick up daily. You can help once a week on a specific day or just commit to once a month. With vacations and college students going home for the summer, we could really use any help that you could give. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Christi Thomas at 336-269-1573 or The Salvation Army at is 336-227-5529 ext. 212. 


So in EVERYTHING, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this is sums up the Law and the Prophets.

                             Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

CEREAL SUNDAYCereal Sunday 2016
Sunday, July 7 is ‘Cereal Sunday’ at Front Street UMC.  Please deposit your boxes of cereal (or other canned/dry goods) in the bins located in the cabinet in the Welcome Center.  Thank you for your support.



Front Street youth have assembled Blessings Bags.  These bags contain a pair of socks, small hygiene items, a bottle of water, and snacks.  Keep a couple of Blessings Bags in your car and distribute them as you cross paths with someone in need.  This is a great way of sharing God’s love as well as teaching our children the act of giving in the face of a need instead of just driving by or walking away without responding.  The Blessings Bags are in tubs in the Welcome Center.

We are searching for someone to assume the duties of head collector at the 11a.m. Sunday service for the months of September and January.  This person needs to be in the narthex between 10:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. on the aforementioned Sundays and sign up collectors as they enter the church.  The task is not difficult.  Anyone who applies is more than capable.  Please call Phil Minton for more Information, 336-584-1722. 
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