Worship in February
Scouting Ministries Sunday, Feb. 3
Scouts from Troop 1 and Pack 1 and Venture Crew 1 along with their leaders and families will join the congregation for worship at 9:30 am on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Rev. Dr. Bob Campbell will be our preacher. There will be a chapel service at 8 am on Feb. 3. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served at both services.
United Methodist Women Love Sunday, Feb. 10
The Rev. Brittany Isaac, Chicago Northwestern District Superintendent of the Northern Illinois Conference, will be the featured preacher for this annual celebration of faith, love and action. Leadership will be provided by members of the United Methodist Women. There will be one service of worship on Feb. 10 at 9:30 am.
6th Sunday after the Epiphany, February 17
Luke 6:17-26, I Corinthians 15:12-20
7th Sunday after the Epiphany, February 24
Luke 6:27-38, I Corinthians 15:35-48, 42-50
Scott Marsh, Seminary Student Pastor, Preaching
Our Lenten Season begins Ash Wednesday, March 6
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 & Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 / Services at Noon & 7 pm
OUR LENTEN THEME is EXODUS: The Way of Liberation
For our Lenten season, FUMC will be focusing our worship services, studies and opportunities of mission and service on the Exodus story of Moses, the bushel basket baby & prince of Egypt, who receives a call from God via a burning bush to lead God’s people out of bondage in Egypt to the Promised Land of liberation. Check the March newsletter and Sunday bulletin announcements for detailed information.
LENTEN STUDY BEGINS MARCH 6:
“The Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters” by Richard Elliott Friedman
The Exodus (book of the Hebrew Scriptures as found in the Old Testament) has become a core tradition of Western civilization. Millions read it, retell it, and celebrate it. But did it happen? Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to it. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account.
Participants will choose from one of the following groups: Sunday 9 AM Group, Sunday 11 AM Group, or Wednesday, 7 PM Group. Signup sheets will be found in the Parlor and order forms for the book by Sunday, Feb. 10. Books are $13 and can be ordered through the church by Sunday, Feb. 24.
THE 2019 SERVICE AUCTION will be held in Jorgeson Hall on Friday March 8.
Appetizers, desserts and silent auction start at 7:00PM, and the live auction bidding starts at 8:00PM.
What is the Service Auction?
The concept is wonderfully simple. Our members and friends donate items, events, or services to the auction. Bidders “win” the item, event, or service. The money from the sale will go to the church operating fund.It’s a win-win-win situation!
Some examples of items, events, or services:
- babysitting, attic cleaning, gardening, transportation to the airport
- a hosted themed dinner, picnic, beer tasting, barbeque or outing for a group of people
- a weekend at a vacation home/condo
- a hand-crafted item, such as art, woodworking, knitted blankets
- gift certificates, events tickets, gift baskets
Sign up sheets will be available in the parlor beginning on Sunday February 3. Welcoming Team members will be available to answer any questions.
For more information or to donate, please contact Kate Kerin at email@example.com