On my Christmas List I have a FUMC Sweatshirt and FUMC Jogging Pants. What a GREAT IDEA! Order forms are available at the Church to make it easier for you to order your Christmas Gifts, too!
Speaking of Christmas … Plan on attending a Worship Service(s) this Christmas Eve. We have many opportunities — 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM OR you can be like Kevin and Audrey and spend the day here with us at the Church!
Thank you to all the “Dream Teamers” for providing the Fall Kickoff Brunch. Your efforts and dedication are greatly appreciated!
Are you interested in sharing a handshake and a smile on Sunday morning? Please sign up to be a Door Greeter. We would love to have you! If you are a visionary or have great ideas, please contact Jeff or Renee Thomas … because we have a chair for you at our meetings!
God is Good. All the Time.
Jeff Thomas, Dream Team Leader
RIDESHARE and PARKING
It’s getting to be that time of year that some of you may not want to or can’t drive to church. If you need a ride to church please contact the church office and we will make arrangements for you to receive a ride. Please call prior to Thursday so we can plan accordingly.
Additionally, for our elderly, Dream Team members are more than willing to valet park your car so you don’t need to walk in the weather or on climate sidewalks or parking lot.
We’re here for you! Let us know if you have any questions.
ADVERTISING FOR FUMC
We wanted to let people know that we are trying something new. We will be having a large billboard on Hwy 18 east of Fennimore, by Preston, advertising the Church. It will run from the middle of November into the new year.
Being good stewards, we checked into the coverage of people and the cost and it ends up to be cost-effective and we’ll see what happens during the Christmas season. Please let us know what you think about it and if you hear people talking about it, mentioning it, etc.
Why are we doing this? There is a large number of people who no longer attend worship, have left the church, or feel the church has betrayed them or just don’t find time to do the church thing. Less than 45% of Wisconsin Adults believe religion is important in their lives. Less than 27% of Wisconsin adults attend worship weekly. We’re trying to communicate to those people that we’re here for them, God cares, and give us a chance, they may be surprised.
The cost for the billboard is $110.00 per week. Since it is NOT a budgeted item, if you would like to give toward the billboard cost please do so by contacting Chelsea in the Church Office. You may indicate on your giving envelope or check the amount you’d like to donate. Any amount helps. If you’d like to donate in memory or honor, please let Chelsea know that as well.
Thank You to those who have purchased chairs from Fellowship Hall. We still have plenty left to sell, so if interested please call either the Church Office or Audrey Doan (822-6527). The funds used to purchase the new chairs were taken from Memorials and the incoming revenue from our old chairs is being credited back to Memorials.
Again this year we will be participating in the Angel Tree; giving tree. The Grant County Holiday Project will be getting us Names/Families in the near future (hopefully before Black Friday). We will need to have the gifts back to the Church wrapped and ready to go by December 13th, we will distribute the gifts December 14th-16th.
Mark your calendars for Christmas Caroling on December 10th from 4 to 6 PM.
Our last quarterly meeting is set for Wednesday December 6th at 6:00 PM and it is our annual POTLUCK! Come and join us for a delicious meal and fellowship. We will go over the calendar for the next year and put the Cheer Baskets together.
The holidays will soon be upon us. So take time to enjoy these few cool sunny days, as they will soon turn into cold snowy days!
Autumn is the hush before winter.
— French Proverb
We’re kicking off IMPACT on Sunday, November 12th at 7:15 PM. We’ve done a few activities already but haven’t officially met so we’re looking forward to Fun, Fellowship, Food and Games. Fields of Faith and a Faith Based Drug Awareness Night—Wide Awake are a few things that have been available for youth to attend thus far.
Fundraising – Again this year, the youth will be selling the very nice calendars and note pads. Be sure to purchase yours when you come to worship.