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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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A note from Stacey October 2016

Dear Friends, On September 12, the congregation voted to sell the annex (or Parish Hall, as it’s also called). 42 members were present, 40 voted in favor, one against, and one abstained. Many questions were raised, and the discussion was prayerful and positive. The minutes are available on the front hall table in the church. […]

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A note from Stacey – September 2016

Dear friends, As you know, we have been working for nearly two years to find solutions to our significant financial challenges.  Our buildings have been one focus of these efforts. I am happy to report that we currently have an offer to purchase the Annex. We have scheduled a Church Conference for Monday, September 12 […]

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