April 13, 2012

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First UMC | eRevelations
April 13, 2012
First United Methodist Church—Our Purpose: As believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the Bible as the inspired word of God, we 1) glorify God through worship, 2) build strong relationships in the church family, 3) grow in the knowledge of the truth as revealed through Jesus Christ, 4) serve people as a reflection of the love of Jesus Christ, and 5) spread the Good News of the Gospel so that others may come to salvation through grace.
In This Issue:
? Thoughts From Your Pastor
? Worship News
? Fellowship News
? Discipleship News
? Ministry News
? Outreach Ministry News
? Church Meetings
Thoughts from Your Pastor
Pastor Chris is on vacation with his family this week…..see you on Sunday!

Yours in Christ’s Love and Service,
Pastor Chris

Worship News
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Our message this Sunday will be “Eastern Orthodoxy: Worship within the Mysteries of Christ” and the scripture is from Ephesians 3:1-20
Music Ministry
Regular Practice Schedule
Chancel Choir – Wednesday Rehearsals 7:30 pm
Please note….there will be no practice on Wednesday, April 18th
Praise Team – Wednesday Rehearsals 6:15 pm
Please note….there will be no practice on Wednesday, April 18th
Worship Players – 2nd & 4th Saturday 9:00 am
The King’s Kids – Wednesday Rehearsals 6:30 pm next practice May 2nd
Friday rehearsals have begun for the Chancel Choir’s Easter Cantata. The choir will practice TONIGHT, April 13th at 7:00 pm.

TOMORROW EVENING!!!! Following the cantata, in Fellowship Hall, there will be a dessert potluck. Please bring your favorite dessert to share, drinks will be provided.

Join the Chancel Choir
on Saturday, April 14, 2012
6:30pm in the Sanctuary
as they present:

Who Do You Say I Am

Fellowship News
Calling all FUMC Crafters/ Hobby-ists-

Do YOU…. paint, knit, scrapbook,
quilt, cross stitch, make jewelry,
woodwork, tie flies, make Christmas ornaments, latch hook, make candy,scarves, pottery,
make hair adornments,flower arrangements, something else??

Want to carve out some time to play with your craft or project, get creative, have a little fellowship and lunch, perhaps?
We have the perfect morning for you-

Please come Saturday, April 21st ,
Catered lunch to follow (optional) 11:30-12:45pm
Bring your craft-hobby-project to work on. Don’t forget to invite a friend.
-Sponsored by the FUMC Fellowship Team-
Please sign up in the narthex

Discipleship News
Our church holds prayer meetings every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. We need supporters for this valuable mission so if at all possible, please join us.
Prayer concerns this week: William Shrader (Dawn King’s Uncle), Giorgia (friend of Nancy Welsh), Germaine Acampora, Matt, Debbie Goodwin, Wilma Shober (Judy Law’s Mother), Matthew Kidwiler, Lena Spulka, Lise (Jesse Easton’s mother), Nancy Martin (Jan Watts sister)

Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8)
Favorite Recipes Cookbook
First United Methodist Church
Members & Friends
$10.00/per copy
(make checks payable to United Methodist Women)
If you would like to purchase a cookbook please contact one of the following people:
Wilma Foster, 301-725-0897
Ingrid Loukota, iloukota@verizon.net
Lois Hamilton, 301-498-9736
Barb Miller, bamiller4@verizon.net or
Shari Kornak, Office Administrator, 301-725-3093 or office@fumcl.org

Mark your calendars!!
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 pm
For planning purposes – Please sign up in the Narthex…….Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the door or you can contact Ann Messina, Mary Hoffman or by calling Shari in the church office any time at 301-725-3093.

Deadline for ticket sales is Sunday, May 3rd
Make checks payable to UMW
(United Methodist Women)
Each table sits 8 people so if you know that you will have that many please be sure to let us know ahead of time so we can reserve an entire table.
The cost will be: Ages 5 & under – Free
Ages 6-12 – $6.00
Ages 13 & over – $12.00
All ladies are invited!!

Meeting Schedule

Sunday, 4/15/12 – Regular Meeting – 6:30pm-8pm – Game Night/Bring A Friend Night

Sunday, 4/22/12 – Regular Meeting – 6:30pm-8pm – Discussing 30 Hour Famine Lock-In Details

Sunday, 4/27/12-4/28/12 – World Vision 30 Hour Famine Lock-In

Sunday, 4/29/12 – Youth Sunday – Both Services – 8:15 am & 11 am; No Evening Meeting

Ministry News

Caregivers’ Support Group

We will have our first
Caregivers’ Support Group meeting
Monday, April 16, 2012

7:00 pm

In the Parlor

Join the LPC!
5K Race or Walk for Life
Dear FUMC,
Please join us this year as we raise money and celebrate 25 years of ministry at the Janet Lynn Dick 5K Race/Walk for Life!
Join the celebration at
Centennial Park in Ellicott City on
Saturday, May 5th. The 5k Race kicks off at 8:30am followed by the walk. The event ends at 11:30 am.

Create your webpage!
• promote yourself or your team on your own web page.
• post photos, a video or your own personal message.
• spread the word through facebook and twitter! You can register and even log onto your web page with your Facebook!
• watch a tutorial that will guide you through this simple process…really, it is….we promise!

Here’s How to
Get Started!
1. Click on the LPC leaf logo on the right to register now!
2. Complete the registration form to either Run in the 5K Race or join the ‘fun’ walk.
3. Now follow the prompts to set up your own fund raising web page for this event just hit the button “Set Up Your Web Page”.
4. Customize your page and send emails to family and friends to inviting them to sponsor you.
5. If you can’t make it out that day, click the “Sponsor” button to make a donation to help the LPC today.

Get Involved!
• Build your team and win our “Team Spirit” award! Click Here To View Teams Video!
• 5K entrance fee is $35. Fee is $40 after May 2nd when registration closes.
• Collect sponsors and help the LPC exceed our $60,000 goal!
• Contact Teri for materials or for help. Click here!

Register Now!

LPC Partners Website

Vacation Bible School Opportunities to Serve!!!
It’s already April and this means preparations are underway for Vacation Bible School 2012. VBS is July 8-12, Sunday through Thursday. We will be learning through Bugs and Butterflies how we can be “Transformed by our BIG God!”
We will look at five characters from the Bible whose stories illustrate this transformation. We are looking for members of the congregation who are interested in the opportunity to share these stories with the children by getting into character! Mrs. Debbi Schneider will help facilitate this station and you will have many opportunities to meet with us and discuss your role!
? Day 1: Moses- Moses, Burning Bush/God
? Day 2: Gideon- Gideon
? Day 3: Naomi & Ruth- Naomi, Ruth
? Day 4: Doubting Thomas- Thomas, Jesus
? Day 5: Saul of Tarsus- Saul
Please email me directly at starringjenna@aol.com if you are feeling called to be a Leader or Co-Leader for one of the stations at VBS. These leaders help the children understand the connection between the activity and the theme for the night.
? Crafty Critters Team Leader
? The Very Hungry Caterpillars Snacks Team Leader
? Science Lab Discovery/Memory Verse Team Leader
It takes a team of about 60 people to pull off the whole week! Registration, Guide, and Activity Area Assistant sign-ups will start May 12th. First United Methodist Church VBS will have a table at the Main Street Festival. We will have a free craft project for children under the age of 12. If you would like to volunteer an hour of your time that Saturday, sign-up sheets for that day will be out at the end of April. Please prayerfully consider where the Lord may have you serve this summer!
Contact Jenna Ryan by e-mail: starringjenna@aol.com.
Outreach Ministry News

2nd Annual……”No Mom Alone”
Community Baby Shower &
Health and Wellness Fair
(completely free & lunch is provided for all in attendance)
Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:30 am – 1:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Laurel
15000 First Baptist Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Sponsored by the First Baptist Laurel Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group and many other major healthcare providers in the Greater Baltimore-Washington Region

We are inviting moms in need in the Laurel area to a baby shower. At the shower, we hope to give away diapers and wipes to all families of children who attend. You will also be able to pick up gently-used baby/toddler items. Free childcare will be provided for children newborn through kindergarten, and limited transportation is available to those in need.

If you would like to help
(donations should be taken directly to First Baptist Church):
? Your prayers for the event and those who will be in attendance
? Donations of diapers/wipes in all sizes
? Donations of gently used baby/toddler items
? Monetary donations which will be used toward the purchase of diapers/wipes (please make checks payable to “First Baptist Church of Laurel” with “DES544” in the memo line)

If you know of a mom in need or have any questions, please contact: Melissa Jones, FBCL MOPS Service/Outreach Team Leader at 301-725-1688 to register for the event.
Free Seminar:
Diagnosis: Dementia
What Now?
With Toni Benton

Tuesday, May 8th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at

Arden Courts of Silver Spring
2505 Musgrove Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Seating is limited, call 301-847-3051 or email
silverspring@arden-courts.com for reservations

Church Meetings
Monday, April 16th – 6:30 pm Bazaar Committee Meeting (Narthex)

Wednesday, April 18th – 7:00 pm Administrative Board Meeting (Sanctuary)

Thursday, April 19th – Finance Committee Meeting 7:00 pm (Parlor)

Thursday, April 19th – 7:00 pm Council on Ministries Meeting (Christian Fellowship Classroom)

Monday, April 23rd – 6:00 pm Tech Committee Meeting

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