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.  We are all so thankful that the Covid numbers have been rapidly decreasing and that Jefferson County and a good portion of the state of Kentucky are at the “green” level.  Because of this and by guidance of our Annual Conference, we announce the following:
 
Beginning, Saturday, March 12:
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:

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 – 7:00 pm – Dartball
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – 7:00 pm – Boy Scouts
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 12:00 pm – Pastor Prayer time
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 6:00 pm – Praise Team Practice
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 6:00 pm – UMYF
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 7:30 pm – Chancel Choir Practice
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 6:30 pm – Cub Scouts
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 – 8:00 am – UMM Breakfast
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 9:00 am – Praise and Worship Service
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 10:15 am – Sunday School
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 – 11:15 am – Traditional Worship Service
  • Monday, May 30, 2022–MEMORIAL DAY–CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

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.

“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. My hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:1, 5

Up-coming Dates to Remember:

  • May 28 – UMM Breakfast
  • May 30 – Memorial Day–CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
  • June 5 – Pentecost
  • June 12 – Trinity Sunday
  • June 14 – Flag Day
  • June 19 – Father’s Day
  • June 20-24 — VBS
  • June 21 – Start of Summer

UMM MONTHLY BREAKFAST
The men of FCUMC are having their monthly meeting on May 28, 2022 in Fellowship Hall. The Guest Speaker for this month is Mike Brown. Please make a note on your calendar to join the Christian Men of FCUMC for a morning breakfast and fellowship

 

KENTUCKY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

The Kentucky Annual Conference is coming up on June 6-8, 2022. We will be having a “Free Will Offering” on May 22, 2022 during both services.  The “Free Will Offering” will be designated to benefit The Kentucky Methodist Children’s Homes and the Disaster Relief Fund for the Western Kentucky families who suffered losses from the December tornadoes. Please be in prayer as to how God would have you respond. Blessings to all of you!

 

It’s Graduation Time

Kathy needs your assistance in letting her know if there are any Graduates this year who are either church members or regular attendees of the church that will be graduating from High School or College this year.  We will want to recognize them during church services the first Sunday in June for their accomplishments. Please contact Kathy at the church office through email fcumc@ferncreekumc.org or call the church office 502-239-8405 with the information.

Children’s Ministry Director

Fern Creek United Methodist Church is currently searching for a committed individual, who possesses current knowledge of Christian educational materials and activities, to expand the children’s ministry within the church and surrounding community.

The Children’s Ministry Director shall display a Christian attitude, spirit and support current United Methodist teachings in the performance of their responsibilities. The chosen individual will provide leadership, vision, program development and direction to volunteers. The director will be responsible for and committed to shepherding children from birth to 5th grade. Ideally, individuals will be or have worked with children and have related teaching or ministry experience.

Strong organizational and time management skills are a plus.  Director will work Sunday Mornings 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., plan and coordinate special events (e.g., Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, movie night. Etc.)

This is a salaried Part-time position.

Interested individual may contact the SPR team leader at 502-239-8405 and leave message for call back.

Send resume to fcums@ferncreekumc.org attention SPR team leader Coulter Marvel. 

Special request for Baptist Palliative Care
We are asking the church family to help in replenishing the food in the Palliative Care room for the family members of patients who are in the unit at the Baptist Tower.  It is running very low at this time and the unit is full.  
They are in need of peanut butter crackers, individually wrapped cookies, pudding cups, Chef Boyardee products that can be put in the microwave for an individual, chicken salad/tuna salad in packs at the Dollar Tree.
 
If you don’t wish to do the shopping for any of these products, you may make a donation of money and state it is for Baptist Palliative Care and Lucy will do the shopping for you! Thank you for your kindness in keeping the family members a special place  filled with snacks while they are visiting their loved ones. 

SPECIAL THANK YOU!

What an awesome church we have!!  Thank you so much for the outpouring of food I have gotten on the past two Sundays, that bin was overflowing when I came into church Sunday morning.  I had more food that came with the second service.  I appreciate you so much for answering the call. I thank you again, and the people on the palliative floor thank you for your generous giving. Blessings to you,

Lucy

 
UMM GIFT CARD FUND-RAISER

The FCUMC Methodist Men are partnering with the FC Fire and EMS to help raise funds for those in the community who have an immediate financial need and assistance for basic necessities due to losses caused by fire.

We have been asked to buy gift cards from Walmart, Target, Kroger and local restaurants in our area.  The United Methodist Men will be coordinating this effort.  We have set a goal of raising $3500 of gift cards as an individual church.

 If you would like to donate money or give a gift card (s) to the FC United Methodist Men, we will give the collected  amount to the FC Fire and EMS.  Please go by the following guidelines:

  • If you are purchasing a gift card or gift cards, please choose a local store like Walmart, Kroger, Target, Meijers or any local restaurant.
  • Gift cards in denominations of $25 or $50 are probably best, but you can do other amounts.
  • If you are giving a money donation to the FC United Methodist Men to purchase gift cards, please make checks payable to the FC United Methodist Men and memo it: Fire Dept. Gift Cards.
  • We will also receive cash donations.

 You may give your donation of your gift cards or monetary gifts to any of the following UMM: Frankie Williams, Brad Perkins, Mike Cocke, Dale Mattingly, Dave Mulvey or Jim Kingry or at the church office between 9 am – 2:30 mp M-F.  Thank you for your generosity and kindness always.

 

The PRAYER BASKET is located at the Welcome Center before each Worship Service.  There are Prayer Request sheets for a single Request or cards for up to 10 requests for you to complete and place in the Prayer Basket as you enter the Worship Service where the requests will be prayed over in the service prayer time.  You may ‘check the box’ to have the request placed in the Broadcast News and bulletin or to have it remain private.  
The PASTOR’S PRAYER TIME begins at Noon on Wednesdays.  Those who are attending will pray again over the Requests from the past Sunday’s Prayer Requests.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

VBS will be June 20 – 24, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm M – F. 

We are looking for volunteers to work with the children. If you would like to volunteer to work VBS there will be a sign up sheet in the Welcome Center. Any questions, please contact Mia Millard, Director of the Children’s Ministry. 

BIRTHDAYS CALENDAR

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

FOR THE WIDOWED LADIES AT FCUMC

Spring Greetings to FCUMC Widowed Ladies!

June Duggan had hoped to start a group for widowed ladies but due to health issues is no longer able to have the group. If you are interested in being a part of the group, please call Sherry Rodgers or you may call the church office and speak with Kathy. Sherry is willing to continue June’s efforts and organize a get-together. Fellowship is always a plus!

 

ATTENDANCE PADS

The Attendance Pads have returned to the pews.  They are located on the center aisle end of each pew.  Please sign in for each worship service that you attend; if you are sitting on the center aisle, please pass the pad to those sitting on your pew, and then pass it back to the center aisle.  If you are a member or regular attendee and we have your current address, phone number, and email address info on file, you may only give your name and circle the time of the worship service you are attending,  We do need individual names if there is more than one in a family attending.  If your address, phone number, or email address information changes, you may notify us of the change by completing that information and indicating ‘new.’  We thank you for your assistance.

UMYF SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Sign up SOON!!  The sign up sheets are on the bulletin table.  

The youth mission trip is back!!!  Due to the Pandemic, it’s been two years since we have been able to go, and we are so excited and ready!  Also back by popular demand, is the Youth Sponsorship Program!!!  We want to thank you for prayerfully considering the sponsorship of one of our amazing students this year for our summer mission trip to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. This has always been an amazing program! For nineteen years now, 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, and working with the children at the Pigeon Community Center again this year!  

We will depart church on Sunday morning, July 10 and return to church Friday evening, July 15.  It should prove to be challenging, productive, and fun for all!!  The minimum sponsorship is $50. The full sponsorship cost of a student is $325. (Although the term, “full sponsorship” is used here, please understand that a sponsor may still share the sponsorship of a student.  We normally have so many sponsors with varying sized sponsorships, it’s the only way we can allow for everyone who wishes to be a part of the program.)  Please have your sponsorship funds in by June 5, 2022.

Each sponsor receives a special personalized packet with a thank you letter from your student and myself, a picture of your student, an invitation to a dinner prepared in your honor, and more! Thanks again!  Darryl

 

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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