Christopher will be out of the office this week on Thursday and Friday. If you need to anything done for this weekend, please contact him as soon as possible! And if there's a fire to put out or an emergency, please contact Christopher on his cell phone at (701) 306-7567.
Pastor Martin will be out of the office Wednesday-Friday for Provisional Elder Training.
In the fall of 2004, I was the “senior” United Methodist bishop in Ohio when Bishop John Hopkins moved into the neighborhood to assume leadership of
the East Ohio Conference. He had just come from the Minnesota Conference after eight years of valued episcopal oversight.
I was privileged to participate in Bishop Hopkins' installation service at Cambridge First United Methodist Church in mid-October. When it was time for him to speak, he stood before the congregation assembled in the grand First Church sanctuary and asked three questions:
Do you love Jesus?
Do you love your neighbors?
Are you registered to vote?
The congregation responded with generous acclaim to the first two questions. The third took them and me by surprise. Bishop Hopkins had everyone’s attention.
He went on to remind his new flock that as people of the Methodist Way we are called to scriptural holiness which has both personal and societal dimensions and expressions. The question, “Do you love Jesus?” is a call to vital piety. The question, “Do you love your neighbors?” is a call to mission and evangelism. The question, “Have you registered to vote?” is a call to advocacy and justice.
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As always, we are in need of volunteers to help with the Faith Food Ministry and distribution on Fridays! There are various tasks to be taken care of throughout the day to include setup of the room, loading and organizing food, distributing food, cleaning up after, and tearing the room down. All of this happens from 8am-4pm throughout the day. The next couple of Fridays that we need help with the Food Ministry will be October 28th and November 4th.
The Faith Food Ministry is also in need of egg cartons and plastic bags. Please drop these items off at the church as the FFM utilizes these items each week and are currently in short supply!
Faith Food Ministry is operated completely by volunteers. We are always in need of more volunteers. For more information, contact the Faith Food Ministry Coordinator Colette Carter at (701) 261-7515.
A new Women's Bible Study begins this Thursday at Fargo Faith UMC! Beth Moore's Daniel Bible Study will take place over twelve sessions on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm in the FUMC Library from October 27th through January 26th (with no Bible study on November 24th or December 22nd).
Cost of the study guide is $17.00. However, if you can't afford one, we will provide one for you!
A brief description of this Bible study: "Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressure to compromise his faith in a hostile culture and was constantly confronted by temptations and threats, today's believers face similar trials. The first 6 weeks of this study deal with Daniel's life as he faced the kind of pressures and temptations Christians encounter today. Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world. The second 6 weeks explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ."
All women are welcome! Child care is available!
Please RSVP to Lesa at (701) 429-7167 so that we may pick up enough study guides.
The next UMW Meeting is a potluck being held on November 1st at 6pm. This potluck and program is OPEN TO EVERYONE in the congregation, especially families!
Our special guest and speaker will be Steve Stark. Steve will present a program which will feature a speech in period costume as he draws out a long picture across the entire wall that corresponds to his talk. It really is quite an amazing and impressive program that people of all ages (including children) can very much enjoy.
We would love to see as many people at this potluck as possible! If you have questions, please talk to Jan Jones!
Service Sunday is this Sunday! A sign-up board has been put up in the lobby of the church and we encourage you and your family to sign up for a service project that will take place on Sunday morning, October 30th.
Service Sunday takes place whenever we have a fifth Sunday in the month. On that day, instead of going to church, we go out into the community to BE THE CHURCH. We take part in service projects to help those who are in need to aid in the example of Jesus Christ himself.
Projects include the following:
*Stuffing envelopes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (This project is in-house here at the church)
*Preparing art and craft projects for Yunker Farms
(This project is in-house here at the church)
*Preparing and serving brunch at Churches United for the Homeless
(This project is at Churches United in Moorhead)
*Highway and ditch cleanup
(The team will meet at the church and travel to our designated cleaning site; weather dependent)
*Christmas Shoebox assembly
(This project is in-house here at the church)
Contact Melissa Wheeler with your questions!