What’s Happening at FCUMC

Visit the Church Calendar for upcoming events.

COMING UP THIS WEEK/WEEKEND:

We will be having In-Person Worship Services this Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 6:30 pm and Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 10:00 am

Remember to set your clocks BACK ONE HOUR this Saturday!

Saturday, October 31–Daylight Savings–Set your clocks back!

Trunk or Treat!!

Calling all cars, calling all cars.

Please come join us for our annual trunk-or-treat. It will be a little different this year but with your help we can make this happen.

We will be providing a drive thru trunk-or-treat for our community this year. Volunteers will not need candy or goodies. We will have a booth at the end to hand out goody bags in a covid-friendly  manner to the participants. If you would like to volunteer your time to decorate a vehicle please click here to sign up FCUMC Halloween volunteers . If you would like to participate in the drive thru event please register at FCUMC Trunk or Treat  registration.

We resumed our Disciple Bible Study (Luke/Acts) on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  The course will run for 10 weeks.  We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Disciple is a short-term study in which participants have student workbooks.  You will be reading anywhere from 1-3 chapters in the Bible daily as well as taking notes and answering some questions.  This is a great course to get you deeper into the Word of God.

For those who started the class before the Covid19 restrictions, begin now to make sure you have your reading and responses for Week 3, “Teach Us How to Live,” completed before our first class on September 23.

If you were not originally part of the Disciple Bible Study, you can sign-up now and complete the final 10 weeks of the study.  While the study takes us through the books of Luke and Acts, each week has a different theme and emphasis and the lessons can stand alone.  You can begin with us at Luke 4.  If you would like to join the study, text or call Pastor Jim at 270-585-2289 or call the church office at 502-239-8405.  Student books are $16.

Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries Needs Donations!

Needs List

  • They can use any food or toiletry items but some specific items are listed below:
  • Cereal
  • OatmealCrackers
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Beans
  • Ravioli
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Mac-n-Cheese
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Bar Soap/Deodorant
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Dish Liquid
  • Gallon Zip-lock bags

For more information call Chris at 502-762-9611 Thanks for your help in serving our community! FCHUM, 9300 Beulah Church Road, 40291

METHODIST MOUNTAIN MISSION UPDATE:

We usually donate to the Mountain Mission each quarter. Due to COVID-19 and not having the storage space needed in the garage/Fellowship Hall the church has decided to wait till December when the Mountain Mission truck comes to Louisville. This will be the first part of December for the fourth quarter donation event.

We apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone. Please hang on to any items you had for donation if you can…then when it gets closer to December, we will make an announcement when donations can be dropped off at the church. Thank you for your understanding.

A few reminders about preparing for coming to worship and arriving to worship:

Please follow the guidelines from the CDC:

  • Wear a mask
    • A mask will be provided for you if you don’t have one
  • take your temperature at home before coming if possible
  • If you feel sick, please stay at home and worship with us online.

All precautions are being taken to keep everyone safe while at the church. God bless and look forward to worshipping with you!

We will continue to provide a video service on Sunday mornings, available on the church home page, on the Church APP and through our YouTube channel.

Please see the “COVID19 and Our Services” tab for updates 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.

Up-coming Dates to Remember:

  • October is Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Saturday, October 31, Halloween, Trunk or Treat 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, October 31–Daylight Savings–Set your clocks back!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE:

We are filling boxes at home due to Covid 19.

You can pick up a box (boxes) at church in the narthex using the sign-out form so we can keep track.

Please put $9.00 cashinto each box for shipping.

We will be collecting the boxes until early November 2020, more details to follow later.

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.  

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: For those who are unable to attend in-person services at this time 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 you 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 POST-POSTPONED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC–PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

Our PDO Program, Boy and Girl Scout Programs are all currently on hold. These are planned to all resume once we are allowed to have programming back inside the church. Please check back for updates.

CURRENTLY POST-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.

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, gloves, 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.  

The Youth group joins the Street Reach team in this mission by helping to organize supplies and preparing meals. The youth continue to  go downtown on various Wednesdays during UMYF. 

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

Bible Study

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

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“Single Message” The single message of the Bible

Saturday evenings at 6:45 pm. Walter Jones/teacher holds a Bible Study open to anyone who would enjoy an in-depth study of books of the Bible.  After Bible Study attendees go to a local restaurant for food and fellowship.

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We will be resuming our Disciple Bible Study (Luke/Acts) on Wednesday, September 23, at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  The course will run for 10 weeks.  We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Disciple is a short-term study in which participants have student workbooks.  You will be reading anywhere from 1-3 chapters in the Bible daily as well as taking notes and answering some questions.  This is a great course to get you deeper into the Word of God.

For those who started the class before the Covid19 restrictions, begin now to make sure you have your reading and responses for Week 3, “Teach Us How to Live,” completed before our first class on September 23.

If you were not originally part of the Disciple Bible Study, you can sign-up now and complete the final 10 weeks of the study.  While the study takes us through the books of Luke and Acts, each week has a different theme and emphasis and the lessons can stand alone.  You can begin with us at Luke 4.  If you would like to join the study, text or call Pastor Jim at 270-585-2289 or call the church office at 502-239-8405.  Student books are $16.

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. Recently, the church held a Ministry Fair during the morning services. If you did not pick up an Opportunities Catalog 2020 please see the welcome center, Pastor Jim, or Lenora Roberts. 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.

One Comment:

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