February 28th News

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Family Life and Reconciling Sunday
Family Life will be holding a special Children’s Sunday School program on March 10 for the Reconciling Anniversary. Parents can enjoy Jay Michaelson’s presentation of his book God vs Gay, beginning at 9am in Adult Forum. There will be activities and snacks available to kids from 9am-9:45 in the nursery and the adjoining Sunday School room. Sunday School education will take place from 9:45-10:20am. The program will focus on the history, symbolism, and importance of FUMC’s inclusive ministries. There will be a K-2nd grade class and a 3-5th grade class.

Reconciling Weekend with Jay Michaelson
We are honored to have activist and author Jay Michaelson join our Reconciling Weekend celebration along with Resonance Women’s Chorus. Jay will lead an LGBTQ Equality workshop on Saturday the 9th, an informal discussion during Adult Forum 9:00 am and present his talk titled, Why ‘Gay Rights’ is a Spiritual Opportunity for Straight People, Gay People and Everyone in Between, at 10:30 am during worship on Sunday March 10th. Click HERE to learn more. To register for the workshop click HERE.

God vs. Gay Book Study Concludes March 3rd
Our Affirming & Welcoming Committee’s study of Jay Michaelson’s book, God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality, will conclude this Sunday at noon in the conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this brown bag lunch session. Michaelson will be here next Sunday March 10th and will discuss his book during Adult Forum at 9:00 am. Get your copy of the book for $13 and find out more by contacting Becca Tice.

Interested in Membership Program?
If you are interested in strengthening FUMC’s membership program, please join us Sunday after the worship service in the library. A light lunch will be provided.

Adult Forum
This Sunday, March 3rd, our Lenten Study, Immigration and the Bible, will continue. This is a timely topic as the issue of immigration is being debated. The Bible is really a manual on immigration and we will reflect on what it tells us as Christians how we should respond to the stranger among us. Joe Agne and Connie Takamine will be co-leading this spiritual growth study. Come join us at 9:00 am in the Church Parlor.

UMW News
Friday, March 1 is the World Day of Prayer Observance, “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me” at 10:00 am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3700 Baseline Road. UMW Calendar: Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 26 at 9:30 am, contact Joan Nordgren. Next Executive Meeting will be Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 am in the Church Parlor.

Diaper Drive for Adbullah and Wahida
At this point we find ourselves in need of diapers for Azhar. He now is 19 months, 28 lbs. (Baby Azmi, is “covered”, for now.) It would be much appreciated if you could help with this project! Bring your donations to the church office in the next couple of weeks (by March 17). Thank you, everyone!!

March Mission for Breakfast
Betsy Lay, our Director of Family Life Ministries, will be the leader of Mission for Breakfast on Wednesday, March 13. Her topic is “PeaceJam and the Mission of the Church.” Find out more by clicking HERE. RSVP to Dorothy Ogle if you plan to attend.

February Grocery Card Sales
The grocery card sales in February will benefit United Methodist Women. UMW provides local community outreach for children, youth and women.