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SCHEDULE: October 8-15, 2017

Sun. (10/8) 8:15am & 10:30am: Worship Services
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14
Sermon: “Lights Out?”

9:15-10:15am: Christian Education
Pre-K – 4th Grade, Jr. High, Sr. High (Downstairs)
Adult Forum (Homer Hall); Wired Word (Lounge) & Parent Coffee (Conference Room)

11 am-5 pm 6th Annual Pumpkin Sale

6:30 pm: Patrol Council Meeting, Homer Hall


Mon. (10/9) CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED: Columbus Day
11 am-5 pm 6th Annual Pumpkin Sale
7 pm Bible Study, Lounge
7 pm Boy Scouts, Homer Hall

Tues. (10/10)
8am-2pm Quilt Guild, Homer Hall, Kitchen
9 am Bone Builders, Faith Hall
10:15 am Bible Study, FUMC Lounge
10:30 am Bible Study, Media Room at Fayetteville Towne Resort Lifestyle Community
1-2 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry, Lounge
7 pm Charge Conference & Church Council Meeting, Homer Hall

Wed. (10/11)
6:30 pm Girl Scouts, Homer Hall
7 pm Bright Beginnings Board Meeting, Library

Thurs. (10/12)
9 am Bone Builders, Faith Hall
7 pm Girl Scouts, Library

Fri. (10/13), Sat. (10/14), & Sun. (10/15)
11 am-5 pm: 6th Annual Pumpkin Sale

Sat. (10/14)
9 am-noon Scout Clean-up Day

Sun. (10/15)
8:15am & 10:30am Worship Services
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 4: 1-9
Sermon: “Power of Prayer”

9:15-10:15am: Christian Education
Pre-K – 4th Grade, Jr. High, Sr. High (Downstairs)
Adult Forum (Homer Hall); Wired Word (Lounge) & Parent Coffee (Conference Room)

9 am Rite Aid Flu Shot Clinic between services

After services Mystery Lunch Bunch

5 pm Youth: Pasta Party, Homer Hall

UMW SCHOOL BAGS: Our UMW group filled 90- school bags (all according to UMCOR’s strict requirements) with everything from pencils and sharpeners to notebooks, crayons, rulers and more for UMCOR flood relief efforts. The colorful bags were handmade by members of UMW and the Quilt Guild. Thank you!  

BACKPACK MINISTRY:  Our October backpack recipients are a 12-year-old boy (extra- large for kids) and a girl who is eight years old (large kids; 10 year-old boy size medium for kids).

MYSTERY LUNCH BUNCH: The next “Mystery Lunch will be after the second service on October 15. Members and friends are cordially invited to join us as we dine together at a restaurant you may not have been to in a while. Call Sue or Peter Zarins (315-682-5615) by Friday, Oct. 13, to make a reservation. (Carpooling available.)

6TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN SALE Sign up board in the Narthex: The sale takes place from 11 am-5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the weekend of Oct. 13-14. This year we are also adding Columbus Day, Monday, October 9. Two-hour shifts are set up on these dates mentioned, and need more volunteers to help out. Look for colorful shift sign up board in the narthex. If you have questions, please contact Linda Saunders (315-706-8813).

SPECIAL GIFT REQUEST: Last year (2016) our Budget ended with a ($11,209.00) deficit, which was covered by FUMC’s Cash Reserve. This year (2017) the Budget had a faith factor of $4,649.00 which we adjusted in March 2017, as we could see that we would not make it up, which zeroed out the Cash Reserve account. As of 8/13/17 we now have a deficit of ($12,319.00), which the Finance Committee feels should be addressed now. As of 8/13/17, we budgeted $199,451.00 giving units; however, we only received $191,214.00, short $8,237.00, which is the largest part of our shortfall. To try to correct the shortfall, we are asking each family, if possible, to give a special gift of $100.00 to decrease our deficit. Funds will be used for operating expenses only. “Special Gift BUDGET 2017” envelopes will be enclosed in your bulletin. If you have any questions feel free to call me at the church at 315-637-4413. Thank you, Linda Saunders, FUMC Treasurer

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at FUMC: On Saturday, October 28 there will be a blood drive in Homer Hall from 9 am – 2 pm. The drive is sponsored by Girl Scout Julia Hamilton as part of her Gold Award. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: FUMCGIVES. You can streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

RITE AID FLU SHOT CLINIC at FUMC: On Sunday, October 15, Rite Aid representative Ryan Herlihy and a Rite Aid pharmacist will set up by 9 am in Homer Hall to offer flu shots on site. Bring your insurance prescription card to cover the cost and take advantage of this easy way to get your flu shot.