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BISHOP LEWIS’ BIBLE CHALLENGE Bishop Lewis has issued a Bible Challenge. To sign up, go to: Contact the church office (373-9021) for more information. FEBRUARY IS HEART HAVENS MONTH “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” —1 Corinthians 12:27 Everyone is part of the body of Christ. Heart Havens empowers adults with a developmental disability to be full members of the body of Christ, and active participants in their communities. Your gifts make their empowerment possible! Please make a donation to Heart Havens. Next week, special envelopes will be provided to make your donation. Visit For more information, contact Bob Pickett at [email protected] or (540) 898-2816. BAZAAR WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED Our next BAZAAR and FESTIVAL OF WREATHS will be NOVEMBER 4, 2017. Workshops are held twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Monday, in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. We welcome all enthusiastic “crafters” interested in some interesting activities and some social time, and we welcome craft suggestions (items you would like to see at the bazaar). Call Sharon Bradshaw, 373-8245, if you have any questions or requests. The bulletin board just to the left of the Food Pantry lists dates and workshop activities. DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AT CHURCH BUT LIFE IS JUST SO BUSY! You can serve as a greeter, once a month for your own service. If you are able to arrive about 20 minutes before your service, say hello and smile, and willing to show newcomers how to navigate the building, we need you. We will train you. Please contact Kitti Mann at [email protected] or 540-891-1671 to volunteer. WONDER IF I CAN SERVE AS AN USHER? We need ushers for the 11:00 service. Ushers serve a very important part of the worship service. Ushers usually serve for a month once a year. Ushers are men, women, and youth, and we will train you. Contact Kitti Mann at [email protected] or 540-891-1671. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING NIGHT February 27, 2017 ~ 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. ~ Panera Bread Café 1760 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Turn in the Flyer when you place your order. Flyers are located at the Charlotte Street and Gathering Space entrances, and the extended narthex. For more information, contact the church office or look on the church website calendar.

February 22nd menu is Pork Chops with Apple Sauce, Parsley Potatoes, Peas with Onions, Salad, Fruit, and Birthday Dessert. Cost is $7.00 per adult, $3.00 per child 312, and under 3 is free. Maximum cost for a family is $25.00. Please make your reservation by close of business on Monday (ingredients are purchased on Tuesday). Email your reservations to Carol Knott at [email protected], or online at Tickets are sold at the door for take-out meals. Contact Mary Jordan at (540) 303-2281 to help set up, serve, or clean up. CHILDREN’S CHOIR Contact Kenny Smith at (540) 903-0406 or [email protected] you are interested in helping out or your child wants to participate.

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY LUNCH WITH FRIENDS For six months FUMC members have been meeting each Sunday for lunch and conversation at Brock's Riverside Grill after the 11 AM worship service. Recently it was decided that we would gather at Brock's only on the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 p.m. A reminder will be sent out the Friday evening before to members who have indicated an interest in joining us. RSVP's are requested so enough tables can be reserved for our use. Please make a note of it on your calendars. The next Sunday Lunch with Friends will be on Sunday, March 12th, at 12:15 PM. If you would like to be added to the RSVP list, please send an email to [email protected]. PRAYER SERVICES Prayer is always a vital resource in enabling God’s work in individuals and churches. Come to the Chapel on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., now through March 12. For more information, contact Larry Tubbs at [email protected] or (540) 898-0876. February 19 - Grow Ministry February 26 - Youth Ministry March 5 - Children’s Ministry March 12 - Alpha & Emmaus  FREDERICKSBURG UMC PRAYER REQUESTS week of February 13, 2017 HOSPITALIZED:

Natalie Kala; Art Lenart


CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO: Jayne Manger and family on the death of her husband, Ed, on February 14; Jim and Joyce Manchester and family on the death of Jim’s sister, Judy Graham, on February 16; Family and Friends of Kaseler Family (Sue, Carl, Eric, Tim) HEALTH CONCERNS – GENERAL: Drug addicted individuals, those with mental illnesses, those with degenerative muscular diseases, those struggling with dementia HEALTH CONCERNS – INDIVIDUAL NAMES Ed and Beckie Resio Caroline Douglas a Crowder Janet McCaslin Timothy Newton Skye Christopher & Lisa Galoci Hannah Mike Walker Virginia Gough Alberta Hickman Kelly Blosser Hugo & Jennifer Faria Nancy Swift Mike Kaminski George Elaine Severein Gregg Lamb

Becky Burke Andrew Newton Laura Mag Sindiciah Tim Bibey Mary Jordan Carol L. Harrison Tonya Nelson Julie Tubbs

LIFE EVENTS AND GENERAL PRAYERS Amy and Tim Community Dinner participants Those affected by human trafficking Homeless animals Brendan Rebecca Refugees around the world Mission trip to Mexico, Feb. 17-26 Lynn Manley and Family Brian S. Damien Grymko Webber Family Tim Jack Safe travel for Tony and Carol to AZ Helen Boswell and Family Bill Doug God’s guidance and will be done Peace For growth in love and faith Cornelia Hudi Religious leaders to speak out for refugees

Sara Lewandowski Kimberly Moore Mike Jacobs Maida Cameron Matthew Young Ruth McGhee June Ayers Mary Reece Gregg Scoggins

Robert Benjamin Ben Mark C. Sonny Selena and Family Jean Davis Family Relationships Friendships Parenting The Russett Family Arthur

MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH Church Universal and FUMC, Alpha – team and participants, Divorce Recovery, Financial Peace, Disciple Fast Track, Sunday Schools and other Small Groups PRAISE Denise Miller’s new job Youth Program Scout Leaders Upward Basketball and the volunteers Order of Deaconesses Abundant blessing Steadfast blessings of love and family God’s faithfulness Healthy Children Door that opened that led to Abbie Antwan’s 16th birthday Katie’s recovery th God’s healing prayers during Ed’s illness Grandma R.’s 90 birthday MOPS Ministry Healing& health for Barbara & Molly Loving church family Andy Carpenter Tristan’s great 1st week back @ school Iona Loch Siegel Church Family Those who pray for humanity rather than prey on humanity For healing of osteoporosis

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR The coffee and snacks between services today are being provided and served by the Wesley Forum Sunday School Class. Should you or your organization like to participate in providing for the coffee hour, contact Bob LaChance at (540) 891-4342 or [email protected].

Name: Preferred Contact Information: Phone No. _______________________

COMMUNION SERVERS NEEDED The Contemporary Service (Sunday 9:45 a.m.) needs communion servers. Contact Lay Leader Joanne Wilson, at (540) 2201299 or [email protected] or indicate on the tear-offs. HOMEWORK HELPERS PROGRAM When/Where: February 7 – May 24 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m./Hugh Mercer Elementary School. Contact Information: Sandy Howson at 540-373-4704 [email protected] or Sign up on tear-offs. FUMC NEWS For those who do not subscribe to the weekly FUMC email News Blast, there are paper copies available in the extended narthex, the gathering space, and at the Charlotte Street entrance. There are also paper copies of Pastor Larry’s weekly devotion, “Sowing Seeds of Faith.” INTERGENERATIONAL CRAFT GROUP (Youth and Older) Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library The goal is to have an intergenerational group come together and share our talents and learn new skills. Come join us!!

Email: ___________________________

I would like to help/sign up for: ___ Wednesday Night Dinner _____ How many? ___ Hospitality Ministry Opportunity ___ Greeters

Which Service ________

___ 9:45 Communion Servers ___ Ushers ___ 9:45

___ 11:00

___ Homework Helpers ___ Tuesday

___ Wednesday

Children’s Choir ___ Child

___ Adult Volunteer

I’d like more information on: ___ Baptism & Baptismal Reaffirmation ___ How to join this church family

CHURCH CLOSINGS Church closings are posted on Facebook,, and local Radio Stations B101.5 (WFLS) and 1230 a.m. (WFVA).

___ Children’s Activities

MICAH MINISTRIES FUNDRAISER: Eat at Sedona: Mondays in February Support Micah and enjoy an 8 oz. Black Angus flat iron steak over garlic mashed potatoes for only $6.00. $1 of each order will be donated to Micah. All they ask is that you order a drink as well. The event runs all day, every Monday in February (11 a.m. til 11 p.m.). You just have to order the $6 steak for it to count. Consider scheduling a lunch date, early dinner or pre-Valentine’s Day date to support Micah’s effort to end homelessness in the Fredericksburg region.

___ Women’s Activities

___ Youth Activities ___ Men’s Activities

___ Senior Activities (Merry Makers) ___ Prayer Shawl Ministry ___ Bible Study ___ Stephen Ministry

February 18/19, 2017

WELCOME (Please complete and place in offering plate.)

___ First Time Guest ___ Members ___ Second Time Guest ___ Attend regularly ___ Third Time Guest ___ Wish to Join ___ Out of Town Guest Guest Of: _________________________ Which service are you attending?

___ Sun. 8:30 AM ___ Sun. 9:45 AM

___Sun. 11:00 AM ___ Sat. 5:30 PM

Names of those in attendance: Adult(s)___________________________ Child(ren)__________________________

_________________________________ New Information ___Yes ___ No Address___________________________ City_______________State_____Zip____

Phone____________________________ If you would like to change or add your email address please print clearly below Email____________________________ ___ would like to sign-up for our weekly “News Blast” newsletter.

PRAYER/PRAISE May we publish your request in the announcement sheets? ___Do Not Publish ___Publish I ask prayers for:

I praise God for:

Attendance – February 11/12, 2017 Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Total

32 144 188 168 532

Bishop: Sharma D. Lewis Fredericksburg DS: Ted Smith Ministers: Members of the Congregation Lead Pastor: Ext. 104 [email protected] Associate Pastor: Ext. 106 [email protected] Pastor of Congregational Care, Ext. 111 [email protected] Director of Youth Ministries: Ext. 107 [email protected] Director of Children’s Ministries: Ext. 110 [email protected] Adult Choir Director, Organist: Ext. 116 [email protected] Contemporary Worship Director: Ext. 113 [email protected] Children/Youth Choir Director, Ext. 114 [email protected] Preschool Director: Ext. 117 [email protected] Facilities Manager: Ext.115 [email protected] Office Manager: Ext. 105 [email protected] Financial Administrator: Ext. 102 [email protected] Church/Membership Secretary: Ext. 103 [email protected]

MISSION CONTROL NEEDS Food Pantry: Bread is the focus for February—it is always in demand and we go through it quickly. We have been able to build up the stock of other food items and for the first time in many months, the pantry is in good shape. Cold Night Shelter: Handi-wipes, Clorox wipes. Preschool: Labels for Education. Lions Club: Eyeglasses, Cases, Hearing Aids. Micah: Men’s Boxer Underwear, M, L, and XL; new or gently used backpacks; and white crew type socks for men and women. To use Mission Control, contact Lisa Simmermon at (540) 785-8664 or [email protected] and tell her what you are collecting and contact information. Mission Control is near the elevator in the gathering space. CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE Monday February 27, 7:00 p.m., Room 209 To present and vote for the continued Ministerial Candidacy of Carole duBois, Brian Lamb and Josh Berry. Charge Conference members are invited to this meeting to participate in the discussion and vote. For information, contact Carol Knott at [email protected] or 373-9021, x 105.

DISCOVERING GOD’S VISION FOR YOUR LIFE: YOU AND YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS Ever wonder what God wants you to do with your life - how to serve Him - how to feel like you are making a difference in this world? Join us for a new class that will help you understand what spiritual gifts are, what your specific gifts are and get excited about using those gifts in ministry. Two classes are being offered: Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30pm and Sunday from 11:00-12:00. Child care will be provided for both classes. Please contact Barbara Simpson at [email protected] or 540-226-1793 to register. --------------------------------------------

FUMC CHILDRE’S MINISTRY “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

KIDS WITH PURPOSE 2017 Our children’s mission program, Kids With Purpose, is now meeting on Wednesdays evenings from 6:30 until 7:30 in lower level. Children in grades K through 5 tie Biblical learning to hands on mission work. Rachel Burner is our program director. You do not have to attend every week and can “come when you can.”

February 18/19, 2017 ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017 VBS 2017 is right around the corner! This year we are following Paul's journey through Rome. FUMC will become ancient Rome during the week of June 26 – 30 from 9:00 – 12:00. As always, we need a ton of helpful hands to make VBS the wonderful success that it is. How is God calling you to help? We need musicians, games leaders, tribe leaders for each age group, and shop keepers in the areas of: Grammaticus shop, toga shop, carpentry shop, architecture shop, metal working shop, leather working shop, scribe shop, and wreath making shop. Please email our VBS director, Jillian Murray at: [email protected] for more information or to sign up to volunteer. WESTVIEW ON THE JAMES SCHOLARSHIP Once again this year the Wayfarers Sunday School class and the United Methodist Men would like to offer children from FUMC the opportunity to attend Camp Westview! They will be offering two scholarships for young people ages 7 – 17. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the church office, the children’s ministry office, or the youth ministry office and return it to Carol Knott. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 19, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be asked to write about their experiences at Westview on the James to be shared with the church family upon return. To find out more about Camp Westview on the James, visit ROTATION STATION The children in Rotation Station (grades 2 – 5) have finished their unit on Jesus’ baptism. The children saw that baptism is a gift from God, given to us in love, and that our acceptance of that gift is our acknowledgment of God’s love for us and our place in God’s family. Thank you to those who volunteered to make this series come to life: Deanna Grider (storytelling), Lindsay Sobota (games), Stacy Bywaters (science), Michelle Wagaman (art), Sandy Howson (2nd grade), Staci Noakes (3rd grade), BJ Gibson (4th grade), and Tracy Damron (5th grade). We have just started a unit on “The Lord’s Supper.” There are still a couple of volunteer openings for our upcoming Easter unit which will run from March 19 – April 30, but not on Palm Sunday or Easter. We still need leaders for art, games, music, media, and 5th grade. Contact Shannon Bolick at [email protected] if you are able to help or sign up at FUMC YOUTH Our theme for February is “Love” “We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Youth Group meets on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a snack supper and activities. REMINDER: Youth Sabbath is Sunday, February 26 Upwards Basketball Fundraising: Each Saturday, we will offer concessions from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If you are a part of the Summer Missions, PLEASE plan to help by donating items or volunteering during a shift on Saturday mornings. 7-8th Graders: Pick-up Basketball game Friday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Come play ball, help with set up for Saturday and take part in a short devotion. Contact Amy Dotto at [email protected] or 373-9021, x107.


The coffee and snacks between services today are being provided and served by the Faith and Fellowship Sunday School Class. Should you or your organization like to participate in providing for the coffee hour, contact Bob LaChance at [email protected], or (540)891-4342. Sunday, February 12th Sunday, February 26th Same as above but substitute "the Contemporaries Sunday School Class" Thanks,