Just a reminder that Service Sunday is coming up once again! Since we have five Sundays in January, our last Sunday will become a Service Project Sunday where we go out into the community serving those in need just as Jesus himself did.
Service projects include preparing and serving brunch at Churches United for the Homeless, crafting for Yunker Farm Easter projects at the church, and helping in making blankets for veterans with the Children's Legacy Foundation! Sign up in the lobby of the church for the project(s) that you'd like to participate in!
Remember, Service Sunday isn't a day to SKIP CHURCH, it's a day to go out and BE THE CHURCH!
For all involved with the choir, please take note that for the rest of the winter into the spring, rehearsal will begin at 6:45pm every Wednesday! The time has been moved to facilitate a college class conflict that our accompanist has!
For the Big House Band, please stay tuned for rehearsal times for Wednesday nights- we're looking to work around some conflicts and may need to schedule based on changing work schedules.
For both groups, make sure you mark down on your calendar that there will be no rehearsal next Wednesday, January 25th as there are no worship services on January 29th!
Congratulations to our Fargo Faith family members Bre and James Gronaas on the occasion of welcoming to the world their daughter, Brynnlei Marie Gronaas! Brynnlei was born on January 4th and everyone is doing well!
The 2017 budget for Fargo Faith UMC is now available online for your observation. The Budget Team worked hard to put together a thoughtful and reasonable budget for 2017, a budget that was approved at the Charge Conference in 2016.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE 2017 FARGO FAITH UMC BUDGET
If you have questions on this budget or how to read the document, please contact us in the office.
Our next Food Ministry will take place on Friday, January 20th. Thanks to all of the volunteers who have helped out in 2016. We look forward to another great year of helping those in need in 2017.
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.
With a new year comes change, and with that in mind, we'll be making a change in how we do our New Member Classes this year!
There will now be an opportunity to participate in a new member class on each 4th Sunday of the month directly following the Contemporary Worship Service! The class, which will begin at approximately noon, will be one hour long encompassing an overview of Christian Thought from a United Methodist perspective. Prospective members will then be brought into full membership on the following Sunday or a Sunday of their choice.
The first class will be held in the Fellowship Hall on January 22nd. Lunch will be provided.
If you have questions, please contact Pastor Martin!
Many of you who utilize AutoPay for your pledged offering may have noticed that there was no transaction on the usual 5th of the month in January. This was due to changeover in our finance team responsibilities and some changes in the process over at the bank.
We will draw your January AutoPay payment this week on Wednesday, January 18th. Starting in February, we will be back on the regularly scheduled transaction taking place on the 5th of the month moving forward in 2017.
Contact Christopher with any questions that you have.
A benefit has been set up for the Randy Harms and Cindy Ternes family on January 20th. Randy, the family breadwinner, unexpectedly died in October of complications from a heart attack. He leaves behind Cindy and their four children; Seth, Juliana, Aiden, and Josephine who all attend the JP II Catholic Schools. This benefit is a way to give back to a family that has given so much to our churches, schools and community. The benefit will help cover needs as they adjust to life without a father and husband. Don’t miss this family-friendly event on Friday, January 20th from 4-8pm.
How Can You Help?
Monetary Donations, Checks can be sent to:
Cindy Ternes Benefit Fund
Bell State Bank & Trust
2704 North Broadway
Fargo, ND 58102
Any item is graciously accepted! Items can be dropped off at Holy Spirit Church Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm or at Family Christian Stores inside West Acres Monday-Saturday from 10am-9pm. Please include your name/business, retail value of the item, and any important details. Donation questions can be directed to Julie Manly at (701) 799-6299.
To help with the meal, contact Lynn Kotrba at (218) 790-2679.
Any other questions can be directed to Lynn or Lisa Wanner at (701) 429-0413.
We are in search of volunteers to serve this coming Sunday!
USHERS FOR THE 9AM TRADITIONAL SERVICE
GREETERS FOR THE 9AM TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Contact Christopher in the office if you would be willing to help out this Sunday!
If you're in search of a way to help out and volunteer here at Fargo Faith and you're interested in working in the audio and visual world, we have a job for you! We're currently in search of folks who would be interested in serving on our Tech Team!
Main responsibilities are to run our sound and screens during our worship services. Experience with computers in helpful, but not necessary. If you have ears that hear well and eyes that see well, we can train you!
We'd love to have 2-3 more volunteers soon to spread out the services each month so that no one has to work more than 2 services.
Contact Christopher if you're interested, we'd love to have you on the team!