What’s Happening at FCUMC

Visit the Church Calendar for upcoming events.

Please see the “COVID19 and Our Services” tab for our most recent update regarding changes to our weekly schedule and Sunday Services. You will also find information regarding our Re-Entry Plan to additional in-person meetings, Sunday School, etc.

UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION

Seating capacity has resumed at 100%. 

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  
 
The wearing of masks on the Fern Creek UMC campus is completely optional for all ages and for every group that uses the facility. You do not have to wear a mask.  For those who desire to wear a mask for your personal protection, you may do so.

We encourage all who can to join us for our In-person Worship Services on Sundays at our 9:00 am Praise and Worship Service or our 11:15 am Traditional Service.  For those who are unable to attend, you may join us for our service by livestream on the church’s Facebook page or immediately following the service via our church website at www.ferncreekumc.org.  

COMING UP THIS WEEK/WEEKEND:

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – 7:00 pm – Scouts
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 12:00 pm – Pastor Prayer Time
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 6:00 pm – UMYF
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 6:00 pm – Praise and Worship Practice
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 7:30 pm – Chancel Choir Practice
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 8:00 am – Men’s Discipleship Group
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 7:00 pm – Cub Scouts
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 – 8:30 am – UMM Breakfast
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – 9:00 am – Praise and Worship Service
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – 10:30 am – Sunday School
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – 11:15 am – Traditional Worship Service
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – 5:30 pm – Confirmation Class

We are now live streaming the service during our 9:00 am Worship Service.  You can view the service live at 9:00 am or any time after the service concludes.  You can see this on the church’s FaceBook page or by going to our YouTube page at :https://youtube.com/channel/UCP9eMqb1die7hhk5NwzxTvQ

The Nursery is available during both worship services and the Sunday School time.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”Romans 15:13

Up-coming Dates to Remember:

  • January 28 – UMM Mtg
  • January 29 – Confirmation Class Begins
  • February 2 – Groundhog Day
  • February 12 – Super Bowl
  • February 14 – Valentines Day
  • February 20 – President’s Day
  • February 21 – Mardi Gras
  • February 22 – Ash Wednesday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR … FCUMC UMM MONTHLY BREAKFAST

 SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023

All the men of FCUMC are invited to join the monthly meeting of the UMM in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, January 28, at 8:30 am.  Our guest speaker will be Frankie Williams.  Pastor Jim and Will Hammel are fixing the breakfast. Mark your calendar and come for Christian Fellowship along with breakfast and coffee.

“FIRST STEPS CONFIRMATION CLASS”

 Pastor Jim will be leading a “First Steps Confirmation Class” for young people currently enrolled in Grades 6-8. The class will begin on Sunday, January 29, and will consist of nine sessions. The class will be held on Sundays from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. We will cover many topics of the Christian faith including lessons on God the Father, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments, the Word of God, God’s Plan for the World, and several others. There is a sign-up sheet located in the welcome area for all who are interested in taking part. If you know of a young person that is in grades 6-8, but might not have access to our Broadcast news, please pass this information on to them. Thank you very much!

 You may also contact Pastor Jim for further information.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm

MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP GROUP
The Men’s Discipleship Group will meet on Thursday mornings at 8 AM in the Conference Room. Reading, listening to and studying God’s Word through scripture and prayer. Please join us on Thursday mornings to learn more about the Bible while enjoying Christian fellowship!

ALL MEN ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US 

 

BIRTHDAYS CALENDAR

The January Birthdays list is in the bin in the Narthex.

STREET REACH

Follow Street Reach on Twitter!! @street-reach

Almost every day of the week there are Street Reach team members in the streets of Louisville supplying much needed items such as water, clothing, food and tents to our Homeless Community. 

You can help by supplying water, batteries (all sizes), sternos, tents, gloves, $5 McDonald gift cards, socks, blankets, sleeping bags, hoodies, jeans. Drop items off in Darryl’s office or join the team in this vital outreach mission on Thursdays at 6 pm when the entire team heads out on the FCUMC bus.  

Contact Rev. Darryl Glass about these outreach opportunities for the Homeless.

STREET REACH DONATIONS:

Please drop off ANY Street Reach donations outside the double doors by the entrance driveway (across from the church kitchen in Fellowship Hall) AND, it’s very important you call the church office & let us know you are doing so!  Otherwise your donations may “walk away”!  Thank you.  

Donate Now to some of Our Ministry Opportunities:


You may bring non-perishable food/snack items to stock the Baptist Health Palliative Care Pantry where families of palliative care patients may get something to eat while caring for loved ones, and Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries always needs non-perishable food items for the area ministry which assists our local community.  Donations to these groups may be placed in the black boxes under the coat rack in the Narthex.  You may recycle your aluminum cans and help the FC Women’s Club provide scholarships for FC High School students; place them in the small designated bin beside the garage.  Bring in shoes rubber-banded together and place them in the box outside room 113; WaterStep Shoes for Water sells the shoes and the funds are used to purchase well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems and supplies to bring clean water to those in need.

 

We are now live streaming the service during our 9:00am Worship Service.  You can view the service live at 9:00am or any time after the service concludes.  You can see this on the church’s FaceBook page or by going to our YouTube page at :https://youtube.com/channel/UCP9eMqb1die7hhk5NwzxTvQ

When you are mailing in your giving to the church, please use ONLY the P. O. Box 91316 LOUISVILLE,KY 40291,  DO NOT PUT THE CHURCH PHYSICAL ADDRESS ON YOUR ENVELOPE! If you do, it will come back to you!

Reminder: you may continue to give online. In lieu of not having the opportunity to give through your tithes and offerings during the offering time at Church, you may mail them to the church office, use your mobile app, or give on-line.  Thank you for your faithfulness!

  • mail it to Fern Creek UMC, P. O. Box 91316, Louisville,  KY 40291
  • utilize the pushpay app; text “FCUMC” to 77977
  • online:www.ferncreekumc.org

 “The Helping Fund.”  

We would like you to prayerfully consider making a donation to “The Helping Fund.”You can make a check out to “Fern Creek UMC” and memo it “The Helping Fund.”  Thank you for your extreme generosity

The Finance Team has drawn up policies concerning “The Helping Fund.”  See Pastor Jim’s blog for more details.

 

 

  FCUMC APP–Get the NEW Church app for all of your devices.

You can open the Google Play app or Apple App Store app on your device and simply search for “Fern Creek UMC” to find our app.

CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC–PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

A CHRIST-CENTERED RECOVERY PROGRAM!

Will be Sundays from  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm when we resume regular schedules and quarantine is lifted.

Freedom is Possible

If you are in need of healing or recovery from…

  • Abuse: verbal, sexual, or physical;
  • alcohol, anger, anxiety, divorce, drugs, eating disorders;
  • faith doubts, fear, guilt, job loss;
  • lying, over spending, insecurity;
  • codependency, gambling, need to control;
  • pornography, sexual addiction;
  • over working, self-destruction, stress, unforgiveness….

Please pick up a flyer in the Welcome Center for more details.

Church Ministry–Get Plugged In!

God has created each of us to serve Him. When we serve, we not only find joy in serving Christ, we also grow closer to Him and we make a difference in the lives of others. Please also be in prayer for God to guide you to where your talents can best be shared.

ONLINE GIVING 

Just a reminder that you have available to you a way to give online to FCUMC. You may set up recurring or one time gifts to the church using your debit card, credit card or bank account.

  • You just need to text “FCUMC” to 77977.
  • Online: ferncreekumc.org
  • Envelope: Cash or check

Thank you for your diligence in giving to your church.

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