VBS 2018 at FUMC has come to a close. It was another AWESOME adventure!
Romper and Captain Renee want to Thank everyone for the dedicated hours put in to make VBS happen. Rolling River Rampage was a huge success and it couldn’t happen without each and every one of you doing your part.
We had a total of 95 students registered and an average attendance of 74 students for the week. Our meals feed on average about 110 people each night. We had first time new volunteers that stepped up, and I think, really loved participating as a volunteer for VBS. The rafters (students) learned the bible verses and engaged in the lessons each night. I still receive videos, from parents, of rafters singing the songs. That’s when you know they loved VBS and got something out of it.
Our mission was the Grant County Water Safety, Search and Rescue Team. Deputy Jareadeu came and spoke to the rafters and did a demonstration, showing them the boat, procedures, etc. We all found it very interesting and informative. We presented Deputy Jareadeu with a donation to help with costs of operation.
Weeks prior to VBS when the last minute push is on and the hours are beyond long and working hands are short, you think, “We’re to old for this, are we going to make it” and then VBS starts and the enthusiasm from the students wanting to learn about God and excited to see what we have to offer day after day gives you the energy to make it through.
Upon completion of VBS our props and decorations are divided and go to four other churches to help them fulfill their VBS weeks. So, VBS doesn’t go away after our week, it’s very much alive and the decorations return to us in about a month. The work for us isn’t done either. LOL But all worth it! Sharing God’s word with younger ones is amazing!
No job or duty is to menial, all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and it went extremely well.
Thank You, Everyone!
VBS Highlights Slideshow
Christian Ed. Easter Program
Our Christian Ed. Department & Kids just celebrated Palm Sunday by having our Annual Easter Program. The kids done a wonderful job as usual. Enjoy the video below of their performance & worship to our Lord & Savior.
Father Daughter Dinner & Dance
Our Dream Team hosted this years event on 2/11/18. We had a wonderful night and made memories that will last a lifetime. It was precious time between the fathers & daughters that in today’s busyness is sometimes forgotten. It is one night that we can stop everything else & focus on our relationships with our girls. It was fun for all ages and we were told that we need to do these more often & also to incorporate an event for mothers & sons. Check out the slide show below of some of the high lights of the event.
We packed up 21 youth & 5 Leaders and went to Pine Lake Camp for our annual Winter Camp Jan. 19 – 21st. It was awesome! We had the best weather we’ve ever had for camp. Our theme for the weekend was CONNECT. To connect with one another, God and all God created. We did just that through short devotionals & activities. After unpacking & settling in Friday night we had a night hike that involved some scaring, watched “Dennis The Menace” and climbed into bed about 2am. Saturday we spent most of the day outside. We had a hike on the lake and went to the Challenge Course and did a lot of climbing, team building and connecting. We had a few HOURS of scripture discovering, to find clues for the scavenger hunt. It was almost a tie between two teams, but one team didn’t have all their members there. But, everyone got a prize anyway and learned much more about scripture & team work. Saturday night’s movie was “Ring The Bell”, (which we highly recommend!) It’s not winter camp without the traditional Hide and Seek in the dark, which went on for more than 2 hours. Everyone had lots of fun, laughs and a few occasional scares. We had a couple firsts this year…. (1) 1st time NOT to have a fire in the fireplace because it was too warm and (2) most of the youth fell asleep before midnight. Sunday we packed up, had our breakfast and had worship in the cabin led by Mark Burkum playing guitar. What a way to worship our Lord & Savior. It was truly a wonderful weekend and we all left feeling more connected to God and one another. Thank you to everyone that helped support this event.
C.E. Christmas Program 2017
Sunday 12/10/17 Christmas Program
Halloween Hoopla 2017
We had a great turn out again this year for our community outreach event. We had lots of Trunk-or-Treating participants and a wonderful turn out of families from around the community. Thank you to all of those that helped make this event happen. Check back here for photos of the event.
Halloween Hoopla 2017 Highlights
HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS
WITH LOVE FROM SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN
In the wake of Harvey and then Irma, we’ve all been saying the same thing, how can we help, what can I do? I feel helpless! People are suffering, people need us to help them. God spoke! We have a way to help! We’re able to do two things.
First, if you’d like to make a donation to help Hurricane victims, please make your checks payable to FUMC (Fennimore United Methodist Church) and note HURRICANE on the memo line. We will be sending the donations down to UMCOR and all funds will assist victims. Financial assistance is the fastest & easiest.
Secondly, As you may already know we put out a plea for anyone willing to donate specific supplies needed by the mission field in Texas. Thanks to the outpouring from the Fennimore & Surrounding communities we just about filled a semi trailer in just 3 days. Trucking of the donations was made possible by Fennimore’s own, Brett Klais (3:23 Express, LLC) and Klemm Tank Lines. Thanks for making it all possible!!!!! You are awesome!
This was a huge opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Christ in a tangible way during one of the greatest natural disasters in recent history. Thanks again to all of you that assisted in making this possible. With special thanks to Brett Klais & Family for making the trip to deliver everything.