What’s Happening at FCUMC

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UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  
 
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:

Monday, May 20, 2024

  •    6:30 pm – Church Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

  •    5:30 pm – Open Table
  •    6:00 pm – English Classes

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

  •    2:00 pm – English Classes
  •    6:00 pm – Youth
  •    6:00 pm – Praise & Worship Practice
  •    6:30 pm – Bible Study
  •    6:30 pm – Global Latin Bible Study
  •    7:30 pm – Choir Practice

Thursday, May 23, 2024

  •    8:00 pm – Men’s Discipleship Group
  •    5:45 pm – Evangelism Team Event (Fern Creek BallPark)
  •    7:00 pm – Cub Scouts Pk 56

Saturday, May 25, 2024

  •  12:00 pm – English Classes
  •   7:00 pm – Global Latin Youth

Sunday, May 26, 2024

  •   9:00 am – Praise and Worship Service
  •  10:15 am – Sunday School
  •  11:15 am – Traditional Worship Service
  •   1:30 pm – Global Latin Service

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.


“He is not here; he has risen!”
Luke 24:6-7

Up-coming Dates to Remember:

  • May 23 –  Fern Creek Park Evangelism Outreach
  • May 27 – Memorial Day
  • June 3 – Stamping Up
  • June 4 – Open Table
  • June 8 – Quilters & Card Makers
  • June 10 – 14 — VBS
  • June 14 –  Flag Day
  • June 16 – Father’s Day
  • June 18 – Open Table
  • June 20 – Summer Solstice
  • June 22 – UMM Breakfast
  • June 24 – UMM Backside Mission Churchill Downs
  • June 24 – Scout’s District Round Table

The Evangelism Team invites you to visit Fern Creek BallPark (18709 Ferndale Rd) with them this summer.  They will meet on Thursday, May 23, at 5:45 pm to distribute info about our church along with bottled water and ice cream sticks.  The second date scheduled is Tuesday, June 4, 5:45 pm. Put these dates on your calendar and if you would like to join them in this effort, just show up! 
 
For more information, contact Don Espy.

SPECIAL PROJECT: DONATIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED 
The Trustees are going to replace the chairs in the Narthex.  If you would like to make a donation for this project it would be much appreciated.

OPEN TABLE

Our Next Serve is June 4!

GET HOPPIN’ TO THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! VBS

Dive into an egg-cellent adventure that goes DEEP into faith-building fun.

Register at: https//www.myvbs.org/fcumc/

VBS Dates: June 10-14

VBS Time: 6-8pm

For more information call: Desiree Weingarten

Pay your Tithe Online via PayPal!

You can now pay your tithe online via PayPal.  Just scan the QR code above and follow the prompts.  It is just that easy.  Thank you for your tithe.

UMM is providing meal support the Backside Mission service being conducted on Monday, June 24th at 6:30 PM at Christ Chapel on the backside of Churchill Downs.  Anyone who would like to help serve and/or attend the service is welcome.

YOUTH MISSION TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Darryl would like to personally thank you for prayerfully considering the sponsorship of one of our amazing students.  For almost 20 years, wonderful relationships have been established between sponsors and the young persons they have sponsored.  The UMYF students and their chaperones are extremely excited about their mission trip to Lake Junaluska again this year!  They will once again be involved in helping at the Pigeon Community Center. They will depart church on Sunday morning, July 14, and return on Saturday evening, July 19.  It should prove to be challenging, productive, and fun for all!!! The minimum sponsorship is $50.  The full sponsorship cost of a student is $350.  

The UMYF students and their chaperones respectfully ask that this donation not be in lieu of your regular giving.  Thanks again!  (NOTE:  Scholarship must be paid by June 30; checks are payable to the church.)

ESL ENGLISH AND CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

WE ARE A MULTICULTURAL CHURCH

THIS MEANS EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

 Tuesdays and Saturdays

 Tuesday 6:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 pm

FCUMC PRE-SCHOOL

Our Pre-School is taking applications for the new school year, 2024-2025.
The new school year begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2024.
Please call Patty Hutzelman, our Pre-School Director or the church office for information regarding times, days and prices. We are looking forward to the new year and having our children and grandchildren of our church members, neighborhood children, and any child who will be age three by August 1, 2024.

POLO SHIRTS WITH FCUMC LOGO
 
Fern Creek United Methodist Polo Shirts for Sale: Please see the polo shirt displayed in the Narthex. If you want to order a shirt please fill out one of the order forms and return to Larry Pilcher or any United Methodist Men member. Shirts are $25 and be sure to fill in your contact information and note the size and type shirt(s) you want. Pay for your shirts when you receive them in mid June. Orders must be placed before 5/31/2024.
 

Everyone is invited to be a part of a new 6 week Bible Study that started May 1.  The title of the study is The Resurrection of the Body.  The study will meet on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm for the afternoon study, or 6:30 pm for the evening study.  All you will need is your Bible and something to write with.  There are sign up sheets at the welcome center inside the main entrance.  If you would like to sign up online just click the link below.  You can also sign up by calling the office (502.239.8405) between 9 and 2:30 M-F.  Here is the link to sign up online.

 

MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP GROUP–ALL MEN ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US

The Men’s Discipleship Group meets on Thursday mornings at 8:00 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! 

YOUR GIVING

Just a reminder that you have 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.  

Reminder: you may continue to give online.

Ways to give:

  • Online at ferncreekumc.org,
  • Online via PayPal
  • Pay electronically via your bank
  • Through the mail via Envelope by check (see below)
  • In-person via Envelope by cash or  check.

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, pay electronically via your bank, or give on-line.  Thank you for your faithfulness!

  • mail it to Fern Creek UMC, P. O. Box 91316, Louisville,  KY 40291
  • pay online through your own bank
  • online:www.ferncreekumc.org

Thank you for your diligence in giving to your church!

FERN CREEK HIGHVIEW UNITED MINISTRIES
Fern Creek Highview United Ministries needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels every Thursday.  All those receiving Meals live in the immediate area.  If you are interested please call Patti at 502-762-9611.  We urgently need your help!!
 
Ruthe Holmberg
Caseworker, FCHUM

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Fern Creek Baptist Church is starting Celebrate Recovery.  Anyone interested in benefiting from this program is invited to attend on Thursday Nights.  So if you or someone you know may want to attend, please call Fern Creek Baptist for more information. 502-425-1888

Watch the Sunday Services and View the Weekly Bulletin 

In the event you cannot attend Sunday services, remember you can watch our Sunday Worship Services online! Go to fcumc@ferncreekumc.org and click on the service you would like to view.  Something new–now you can watch the weekly email Broadcast and print/view the Sunday bulletin to see as you watch the service.

OUR DAILY BROADCAST CHANGES

In an effort to keep our Daily Broadcast more current, the following changes will take place. We will begin a 3-week rotation of Prayer Concerns. As a concern becomes 3 weeks old it will drop off our list. You may call the office and place the concern for another 3-week cycle. Dated events will drop off the day after the event, i.e. surgeries, doctor appointments, tests. We will drop and add other items to help shorten your Daily Broadcast as needed. 

If you request special prayer, PLEASE contact the Church Office (502-239-8405 or email FCUMC@ferncreekumc.org) to update or to remove someone from the list. Thank you.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

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

BIRTHDAYS CALENDAR

The May 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.

 

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!

 “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.” 

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.

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