Faith United Methodist Church, St. Anthony, MN
Monday, May 20, 2013
- Faith Opens Hearts and Minds
May and June have a host of special Sundays
Late spring is a time filled with special worship services. Here is what to look forward to during May and early June:
May 5: Christian Education Sunday
Come celebrate the learning! One of the things that we teach our confirmation students is that our journey of learning and growing in faith never ends. What have you learned this year? Did you learn a new story in Sunday school, or did you learn from your experience walking through a significant life-changing event? What have you learned from another member of Faith UMC this year in casual conversation or a more formal Bible study? On May 5th we will celebrate our Christian Education program. Our children and youth will assist in worship and share some of the things they have been learning this year.
May 19: Pentecost and Music Sunday
All of Faith’s musical groups will take part. Come and receive the Holy Spirit with Faith’s music groups as they present music in worship.
May 26: Summer schedule begins
On Memorial Day weekend our Sunday worship schedule moves to 9:30 a.m., with coffee and fellowship following at 10:30 a.m.
June 2: Honoring our graduates
We will acknowledge all of Faith’s graduates during our 9:30 a.m. worship service on June 2, followed by a reception in the Commons. We would like the names of everyone who has graduated from any high school, college, other degree program, certification process, or trade school since July 1, 2012. Please call the church office at 612-781-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need the graduate's full name, where he or she is graduating from, the degree received and future plans, if known.
A special May offering
Each year in May, a Love Offering is collected and brought to the Minnesota Annual Conference. The offering benefits international, national, and local mission projects and helps fund Volunteer in Missions scholarships. The deadline for donations is May 19. This year's love offering will be split as follows:
25% Women & Community Association
20% Red Bird Missionary Conference
20% Emma Norton Services
25% Native American Ministries in Minnesota
10% Volunteer in Mission scholarships
Please come prepared to give generously.
-- Updated April 27, 2013
Flower sale on May 19 to benefit RECLAIM
Faith UMC will have a flower sale from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 19, at the church. You can choose from vibrantly colored geraniums, impatiens and begonias to be planted in your garden or patio pots! Each plant will be $6.
This year we will also take preorders for hanging baskets and some additional plants. You can pick up and return your order forms on the Outreach table in the Commons area.
Proceeds from this sale help support RECLAIM. The organization aims to bring mental health support directly to the most vulnerable LGBT youth (ages 13-25) where and when they need it, reducing barriers related to finances, transportation, and scheduling.
-- Updated April 27, 2013
Spring clean-up is June 1
Faith’s spring clean-up day is Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come join the Trustees for as they wash windows, clean up the grounds and give the church a spring cleaning. We would love your help: Many hands make light work!
-- April 27, 2013
A new system for serving Northeast Community Meals
Faith UMC will continue to provide a community meal on the third Saturday of each month at Northeast United Methodist Church in Minneapolis throughout the fall, winter and spring. The next opportunity for Faith members to organize, cook and serve a meal is on Saturday, December 15. For 2012-13, a different committee or group from Faith will be in charge of preparing the meal. The schedule is below. In addition, Sarah Olson is the new coordinator and will assist with the recruitment of food donations for each meal and will be on site to help volunteers on the ins and outs of serving a meal at Northeast UMC. She can be reached at 612-788-5691. Volunteers are always welcome; please call Sarah to let her know of your interest
September Church Council
October Sanctuary Choir
November Staff-Parish Relations Committee
December Outreach Committee
January Confirmation Class
February Finance Committee
March Education Committee
April Appalachian Service Project
-- Updated November 8, 2012