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, August 13, 2020 – 6:30 pm and Sunday, August 16, 2020 – 10:00 am

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:

  • Monday, September 7: Labor Day

Fern Creek Highview United Ministries Donations

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR FCHUM:There will be a container in the Welcome Center on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and will remain there till July 26, 2020 for you to drop off your donations for the school children for this coming school year.ALL donations will go to FCHUM for the schools in the area.  
The link below will give you a list of needed school supplies:https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1?ui=2&ik=3282575ee0&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1671050513803032920&th=1730c396b4f6b958&view=att&disp=safe

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD UPDATE:

After talking with several people from different churches it has been determined that we are still going to do Operation Christmas Child but everyone will have to do their own boxes at home. 

  • We have 150 boxes in the room downstairs and we will be bringing them upstairs and will have a sheet on a table where you can sign some of the boxes out by the end of July.  
    • We will have the Boy & Girl tags also so you can attach to the box and you can also put your envelope with the postage in the box.  
  • It would help if you can put cash in the envelope so we are not holding up checks for months or you do not need to have the boxes back in until the end of October or first of November.  
  • We will not be having a quota this year since Covid 19 has caused so many issues. 
  • If you do not want to purchase you can give Maggie Stryker a check and she will purchase the items and put them in the shoebox. 
  • We cannot do a Packing party this year and are saddened by that because we know so many had a great time doing this last year.  
  • We also do not have the merchandise from Vacation Bible School.  
    • We know the children in the foreign countries will be thankful for the love and support we can show.  
  • Remember also to add a little note. 

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 out for summer. These are planned to all resume in the fall when school is back in session. Have a great summer!

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

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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DISCIPLE FAST TRACK STUDY Wednesdays

DINNER 5:30 PM  – STUDY 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The study starts on March 4 and will last 12 weeks. There is a sign up sheet in the Welcome Center.

 This 12-week study immerses you in the books of Luke and Acts.
Disciple Fast Track Into the Word Into the World is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study Into the Word Into the World. The study is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study into their busy lives. The cost of the book is $16.00. We need volunteers/SS Class to provide the Wednesday evening meal for those who are in the study. Sign up sheet in the Welcome Center.

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.

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