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A November note from Stacey

Dear friends, November 2017 This is a season of gratitude and giving thanks. During November, we are remembering, with gratitude, Jesus’ words, “I am the vine and you are the branches. Stay joined to me and you will bear much fruit.” We are thankful that for our spiritual connection to Jesus. We nurture that connection […]

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Prayer Shawls Needed !!

During the September Leadership Team, we learned about the insecure situation of many Haitian immigrants to the United States, including a number of families who are members of our neighbor, Grace and Faith Christian Church. The future for tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants remains unclear as the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation allowing them […]

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A September note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, September is a me of new beginnings for many – the crisp, fresh fall air, the starting of the school year and the return to busy schedules. Summer is nearly over as I write this, and we have enjoyed a change of pace at FUMC. Worship has been more informal, with hymn requests, […]

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A Summer note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, Over the summer weeks, we will have two worship series. July & August 2017 First, in July and the beginning of August, a series called “Family Matters,” which began in June. We focus on some of the stories from Genesis that are foundational to our faith. There are some hair raising tales and […]

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A Note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, On June 11, we will celebrate Pentecost. We gave thanks to God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit comes to us in the church to give us the gift s we need for ministry and mission. As different as we all are, the Spirit holds us together and helps us […]

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A note from Pastor Stacey

Dear friends, Easter is approaching and we look forward to the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. But before Easter comes Holy Week. As you know, throughout lent, we’ve been focusing on “24 Hours that Changed the World” – the last day of Jesus’ earthly life. It has been difficult, but fruitful. Some years, we may be […]

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A note from Stacey – March 2017

Dear friends, The season of Lent begins soon. Lent is the forty days from Ash Wednesday (March 1) to Easter, not counting the Sundays. In the recent past, you may thought of lent as a time to “give up” something. Recently we have also begun to think about lent as a time to pay special […]

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Throwback Thursday … January 3, 1942

We have a treasure trove of FUMC history at the church and we love to share!  Follow the link below to view the Gleam from January 3, 1942 and see what our forbears were up to. fumc-gleam-jan-3-1942  

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A note from Pastor Stacey December 2016

Dear friends, Advent is upon us! Advent is the four week season of preparation before Christmas. This year, our advent worship is focusing on the “characters of Christmas:” the angel, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the magi. We invite you to share with us as we consider the gift that each of these characters brings to us, […]

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A note from Pastor Stacey – November 2016

Dear friends, November 2016   I am thankful for: *A few blue-turning-to-rust hydrangeas asserting themselves by blooming in late October. *A driver in a long line of traffic who stopped to let me make a left  turn out of a side street this morning *A daughter who left  me a message on a post it […]

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