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 9:00am Praise and Worship Service or our 11:15am 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, October 4, 2022 -5:30 pm – Open Table (at Beulah/FCUMC Serving)
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 6:30 pm – Scouts
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 7:00 pm – SPR Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 12:00 pm – Pastor Prayer time
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:00 pm – UMYF
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:00 pm – Praise Team Practice
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 6:00 pm – FALL BIBLE STUDY “EXPERIENCING GOD”
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 7:30 pm – Chancel Choir Practice
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 8:00 am – Men’s Discipleship Group
  •  Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 11:00 am – Women in Faith
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 6:30 pm – Lay Leadership Meeting
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 7:00 pm – Cub Scout
  • Friday, October 7, 2022 – 6:00 pm – Snacks in Sacks
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 9:00 am – Quilters and Card Makers
  • Sunday,October 9, 2022 – 9:00 am -Praise and Worship Service
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 10:15 am – Sunday School
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 11:15 am – Traditional Worship 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.

“Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16

Up-coming Dates to Remember:

  • October 6 – United Women in Faith Mtg
  • October 6 – Lay Leadership Team Meeting
  • October 7 – Snacks n Sacks
  • October 8 – Quilters and Card Makers
  • October 10 – Columbus Day
  • October 15 – Inspiration Class Mtg
  • October 22 – UMM Breakfast
  • October 22 – CPR/First Aid Training
  • October 23 – World Mission Sunday
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • October 31 – Reformation Day

YOU ARE INVITED

 United Women in Faith invites you to attend our meeting on October 6 at 11:00.

 Our speaker will be Ruthe Holmberg. The general meeting will follow and conclude with our “bring your own lunch”

 SNACKS IN SACKS

Please make plans to join Snacks In Sacks on Friday, October 7th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall to help assemble snack bags that will be distributed to the homeless community. All bags made will be given to Darryl, who will then take them downtown to hand out to those in need. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to attend. This is a community service event and should take no more than one hour of your time. Donations will be needed as well and if you are able to provide non-perishable, individually wrapped snack food items they will be a big help in making the event successful. Items such as Vienna sausages, snack cakes, cereal bars, small bags of chips, cheese/peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks and pudding cups are all helpful. Thank you for your support, Trisha Drake

 

UPCOMING MISSION TRIP INFORMATION

The second Mission Trip to Eastern Kentucky will be leaving church on Sunday afternoon, October 9.  It is approximately a four-hour drive. We will be taking at least two vehicles and plan on cooking our own meals.  One vehicle will be returning on Wednesday in order to be back in time for Choir practice.  The other vehicle will be returning on Saturday.  Cost is approximately $80 per person.  The exact time to leave and return will be decided by participants. We will most likely be doing drywall work and some light carpentry. Possibly some outdoor siding installation. The couple we are helping have five boys ages ranging from 20 to 5 years old.  Dad is off work due to a back injury; mom is an assistant with the local school system.  All will be praying for this family. Participants can expect to help with a variety of tasks, work hard all day, eat mediocre food, share in a devotional each night before bedtime and experience being the helping hands of God to the needy.  Please contact Mike Brown if you would like to participate or if you have further questions concerning the trip.  May God Bless our efforts.

FERN CREEK/HIGHVIEW UNITED MINISTRIES

The current immediate need is for food:  cereal, crackers, canned food, pasta and Toiletries:  bar soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Summer took a toll on the pantry shelf supplies.  We hope your generous spirit fills the “FCHUM Donation Box” this Sunday.

THE FIRST AID/CPR CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

The First Aid/CPR Class has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:30 am.

 It will take place in the Fellowship Hall after the UMM Breakfast concludes.

 There is a new sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.  

Please get your name on the list so Don Espy can get an early headcount of those who are going to take the class. 

We extended the time to give an opportunity for more people to sign up. Thank you for understanding.

Ring! Ring! Ring! BELL CHOIR STARTING Ring! Ring! Ring!

We’re starting a Bell Choir! This is a highly social group that has

a lot of fun making breath-taking music together! You don’t have to read music–we’ll teach you all you need to know.  

Please, invite your  friends and let everyone know–the more ringers we have, the more fun we have and the more beautiful the music. Everyone is welcome, 3rd grade up to adult seniors.  Practices will be after Sunday church services, 

with a light fellowship lunch starting at around 12:30 PM.

 We will shoot for it to be done by 2:00 PM.

First practice: October 9. 

Thanksgiving performance: November 20, (off November 27), 

Christmas performance:December 18.  Questions?

Talk to Sherri Massengale: 765-639-8349

Why do cows have cowbells? Because their horns don’t work.

MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP GROUP CHANGING MEETING DATE AND TIME
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 

     

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

 We will need volunteers to help set up after the Harvest Festival 10/29/22 and will be having the packing party

 on 10/30/22 at 2:00 PM until we get all boxes packed.

Stop by the table in the Welcome Center and see a sample shoebox and learn what the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child is all about.

FALL BIBLE STUDY “EXPERIENCING GOD”

By Henry, Richard, and Mike Blackaby and Claude King “Some Studies Help You Know the Bible. This One Helps You Know the Author.” Experiencing God is a 12-week Bible Study that will be held on Wednesday nights from 6pm-7:15pm Beginning Wednesday night, August 24. 

 

BIRTHDAYS CALENDAR

The October 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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