For those of you who were in attendance at either of the worship services this past Sunday, you were
updated on Fargo Faith's 2016 budget situation. We ask you to continue to prayerfully consider aiding
the church in helping to balance our budget for this current year.
For those of you who were unable to attend, please CLICK HERE to learn more about our current 2016 budget
for Fargo Faith. At this time, we are forecasting a shortfall in our budget.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the actual approved 2016 budget.
We will continue to keep you up to date on this budget over the next month or so and ask that you please consider how you might be able to aid in closing the gap in the current shortfall. Fargo Faith UMC is a wonderful home for us to grow in our faith, to continue our faith journeys, and to learn and love with our friends and families. We hope to continue down this path with our congregation paving new roads in our quest to follow in the path and example of Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact us here in the office, visit with Pastor Martin, or shoot questions to our finance team - Karl-Heinz Mertins or Ron Peterson.
We at Fargo Faith are so very thankful for the servants in our church family who constantly volunteer to do anything it takes to ensure that our brothers and sisters in Christ are able to grow in their faith. Two of our most dedicated members - Cliff and Arlys Hagen - were honored last week at a dinner put on by fellow Fargo Faith member Karen Balsbaugh. The dinner, a bit of a surprise to Cliff and Arlys, was attended by over 25 people at Karen's home.
Thank you for all that you do and your example which many strive to follow here at Fargo Faith!
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they "may have life in his name." This Lent, you can experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton's six-week, bible study and DVD series, John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You'll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.
This study will begin with an introduction to the series following our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 10th with the remainder of the series taking place each Wednesday evening during our regular Wednesday Night Bible Study time through Lent.
Click on the video link to the right to learn a little more about this great study!
Please mark your calendar for our next PUB THEOLOGY group taking place on Monday, February 22nd.
We will try doing this meeting a little earlier based on feedback - we'll be meeting at 7pm at Herd and
Horns in the private meeting room area. The discussion runs for about an hour and we hope you can
The topic of discussion will be THE BIBLE - how does the bible work as a source of learning or revelation to you, what authority does the bible have for you, and how do you use this document as a resource for your everyday life?
Pub Theology is:
-The chance to share different interpretations, approaches, and experiences regarding the Pub Theology topic of the evening.
-The opportunity for any and all people regardless of faith background or religious denomination to engage in focused and thoughtful conversation while enjoying fellowship in a comfortable and friendly setting.
-No manuals, guides, worksheets, or homework - just honest discussion, open and relaxed dialogue, and great conversation.
-The opportunity to enjoy a cold brew if you wish while we share the hour together.
Contact Christopher Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP to this group!
NOTE: Must be age 21 or over (with valid identification) to attend; THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT OR PRESSURE TO CONSUME ALCOHOL AT THIS GATHERING.
Fargo Faith United Methodist Church
Pub Theology Group Leader
Thanks to our brothers and sisters on the Outreach Team who came together to
plan and execute the Fat Tuesday Pancake Feast last Tuesday over at the Junkyard
Brewing Company in Moorhead! We visited with, served pancakes to, and outreached
to over 80 people during the two-hour event. Special thanks to Ken Elfstrum of the Boy
Scouts for providing us the griddle to cook the cakes on as well!
This project was an example of Fargo Faith extending their outreach efforts to new and different locations in an effort to reach people that we normally don't have the opportunity to meet and engage. You never know who might be in need emotionally or spiritually in the world, and these types of outreach projects are effort to touch those who may be in search of the guidance that Jesus Christ himself has provided all of us.
Thank you again for your help, your efforts, and your prayers. We look forward to more outreach efforts such as this in the future.
Outreach Team Leader