Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday Thoughts



1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we are continuing our  preaching series called "Jargon Unchained." We're going to be taking some of the theological terms and church jargon and explain it all in a much easier to understand way. This week's term is "Justification" and Pastor Loida will be explaining that one based upon Galatians 2:19-21. 

Invite a friend and a neighbor and we hope to see you at 8am, 9:30am, or 11am! All are welcome, all are invited.





2. CUMC Concert Series - The Music Ministry will host Mr. Justin Maxey on this Sunday September 23rd at 6pm in the Sanctuary. This concert will feature a blend of secular, classical, sacred and modern works on the organ. Justin is a native of Winder, Georgia and currently serves as organist at Roswell Presbyterian Church north of Atlanta. A love offering will be taken.








3. New Thursday Worship Service

We have launched a new worship experience on Thursdays this fall  in the Family Life Center starting in September. That means it meets tonight! This Seven02 service (named after its start time!) is casual, contemporary, set up in the round and family friendly. Click here to listen to Pastor Daryl and Worship Leader Joey Landstedt sharing about the vision for this service.






4. Wednesdays Began Again!!!! All of our normal Wednesday activities returned in September - Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Night Dinner and GROW Night classes. What a blessing to be together in fellowship over dinner and learning in small groups. It's not too late to join in - check the bulletin board outside the office for a list of classes!





5. We Need You! - We are in need of a few people to help on Sunday mornings.
  • The first way is with the tech aspects of worship at our 8am and 11am worship services. We will provide all the training, but we need people to help with the PowerPoint and soundboard operations during the services. These positions are very important to the flow and experience of worship and truly add to our time together. 
  • The other area we are looking for people is to drive a golf cart helping transport people to and from our parking lots. This is often our first point of contact and is extremely important in helping people feel welcome. 
If you are interested, please contact the church office by clicking here or calling us at (352) 787-1829. Thank you in advance for your consideration.



6. Be In the Know! - One of the great things about Community is all the options and choices you have to help make disciples and build the Kingdom. And we want you to know about as many of them as possible. The best way to do that is for you to sign up for any of the various ways we have set up to communicate with you. Here is a list of them and how you can sign up or follow them:

  • Churchwide Email System - just call the church office to sign up, (352) 787-1829 or email us by clicking here
  • Pastor's Blog - you can find the blog by clicking here. Once you are there, bookmark it and you can even subscribe to have email updates of new posts sent to you automatically. The subscribe box is on the side underneath Pastor Debbie's Photo and Bio. Once you subscribe, don't forget to confirm that subscription by responding to the email you will receive, so the emails will start being delivered to you. 
  • Our Church Website - you can find our church website by clicking here. Don't forget to bookmark it once you are there. 
  • Our Church Facebook Page - there are many updates, photos, and even Facebook Live Videos we post on this page, a great resource! You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Instagram Page - where we host many pictures of church events showing how we are living out our faith in Fruitland Park and beyond. You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Text Messaging Feature - get updates about the church sent to you via text message (text message and data rates may apply). You can sign up for that by sending the text message @cumcfp to the number 81010. Texts will usually arrive during church office hours.
  • Our Church Publications - and as always you can find great information in our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter. 
I hope you will take advantage of as many of these avenues for communication as possible. There is a lot happening at Community and we do not want you to miss a thing!


Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Midweek Moment

We just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your prayers these last couple of months during the illness of my dad, Wayne Allen, and your kind expressions of sympathy after his death this week.

Your love, prayers, cards, calls, messages and other thoughtful gestures have meant so much to me and to our family. We could not walk through this without your support. Your love toward us is deeply appreciate and will not soon be forgotten. 

Right now we are taking each day as it comes and trusting in the truth of these verses:
"God draws close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4


Blessings, 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday Thoughts



1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we are continuing a new preaching series called "Jargon Unchained." We're going to be taking some of the theological terms and church jargon and explain it all in a much easier to understand way. This week's term is "Redemption," and Pastor Loida will be explaining that one based upon Psalm 130

Invite a friend and a neighbor and we hope to see you at 8am, 9:30am, or 11am! All are welcome, all are invited.

Also we will be introducing our new Assistant Minister of Visitation, Rev. John LeCain in worship this weekend. We look forward to introducing you to our new Youth Minister soon as well!



2. New Thursday Worship Service

We have launched a new worship experience on Thursdays this fall  in the Family Life Center starting in September. The second one is tonight! This Seven02 service (named after its start time!) is casual, contemporary, set up in the round and family friendly. Click here to listen to Pastor Daryl and Worship Leader Joey Landstedt sharing about the vision for this service.






3. Wednesdays Began Again!!!! All of our normal Wednesday activities returned last week - Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Night Dinner and GROW Night classes. What a blessing to be together in fellowship over dinner and learning in small groups. It's not too late to join in - check the bulletin board outside the office for a list of classes!





4. CUMC Concert Series - The Music Ministry will host Mr. Justin Maxey on Sunday September 23rd at 6pm in the Sanctuary. This concert will feature a blend of secular, classical, sacred and modern works on the organ. Justin is a native of Winder, Georgia and currently serves as organist at Roswell Presbyterian Church north of Atlanta. A love offering will be taken.





5. We Need You! - We are in need of a few people to help on Sunday mornings.
  • The first way is with the tech aspects of worship at our 8am and 11am worship services. We will provide all the training, but we need people to help with the PowerPoint and soundboard operations during the services. These positions are very important to the flow and experience of worship and truly add to our time together. 
  • The other area we are looking for people is to drive a golf cart helping transport people to and from our parking lots. This is often our first point of contact and is extremely important in helping people feel welcome. 
If you are interested, please contact the church office by clicking here or calling us at (352) 787-1829. Thank you in advance for your consideration.



6. Be In the Know! - One of the great things about Community is all the options and choices you have to help make disciples and build the Kingdom. And we want you to know about as many of them as possible. The best way to do that is for you to sign up for any of the various ways we have set up to communicate with you. Here is a list of them and how you can sign up or follow them:

  • Churchwide Email System - just call the church office to sign up, (352) 787-1829 or email us by clicking here
  • Pastor's Blog - you can find the blog by clicking here. Once you are there, bookmark it and you can even subscribe to have email updates of new posts sent to you automatically. The subscribe box is on the side underneath Pastor Debbie's Photo and Bio. Once you subscribe, don't forget to confirm that subscription by responding to the email you will receive, so the emails will start being delivered to you. 
  • Our Church Website - you can find our church website by clicking here. Don't forget to bookmark it once you are there. 
  • Our Church Facebook Page - there are many updates, photos, and even Facebook Live Videos we post on this page, a great resource! You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Instagram Page - where we host many pictures of church events showing how we are living out our faith in Fruitland Park and beyond. You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Text Messaging Feature - get updates about the church sent to you via text message (text message and data rates may apply). You can sign up for that by sending the text message @cumcfp to the number 81010. Texts will usually arrive during church office hours.
  • Our Church Publications - and as always you can find great information in our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter. 
I hope you will take advantage of as many of these avenues for communication as possible. There is a lot happening at Community and we do not want you to miss a thing!


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Midweek Moment


Staff Parish is pleased to announce that The Rev. John LeCain will start this week as the new Assistant Minister of Visitation here at Community UMC. John is a retired United Methodist minister who recently moved to Florida after serving as a local church pastor in the New York Annual Conference. John has an interesting religious background having grown up Roman Catholic, then spending years practicing Judaism before finding his spiritual home in the United Methodist Church. Before entering the ministry later in life, John owned and operated paper recycling facilities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In ministry one of John's biggest passions was caring for people and he knows how important personal contact is in the healing process. 

John is married to Diane Parette and together their blended family includes 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 1 precious grandson. He and Diane already attend the 9Thirty worship service on Sunday mornings here at Community. 

John is very excited about this opportunity to serve and get connected to Community. He is very warm and welcoming and gracious and everyone on the search committee felt that he had a presence that would fit in well with the visitation ministry, as well as the rest of the staff and the congregation.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday Thoughts



1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we are beginning a new preaching series called "Jargon Unchained." We're going to be taking some of the theological terms and church jargon and explain it all in a much easier to understand way. The first term is "Grace," and Pastor Daryl will be explaining that one based upon Ephesians 2:1-10. 

Invite a friend and a neighbor and we hope to see you at 8am, 9:30am, or 11am! All are welcome, all are invited.

We will also be recognizing Pastor Charlotte's retirement in all three services this weekend and there will be a reception honoring her in Family Life after all of the services for the day are over.




2. New Thursday Worship Service

We are launching a new worship experience on Thursdays in the Family Life Center starting in September. The first one is tonight!  This Seven02 service (named after its start time!) will be contemporary in style and set up in the round. Click here to listen to Pastor Daryl and Worship Leader Joey Landstedt sharing about the vision for this service.






3. Wednesdays Began Again!!!! All of our normal Wednesday activities returned yesterday - Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Night Dinner and GROW Night classes. Last night we gathered together for GROW night in the sanctuary to hear from the different teachers about the classes being offered this semester and also heard some important mission trip updates from the youth and the choir about their trips this summer. It's not too late to join in as individual classes begin next week. Check the bulletin board outside the office or the insert from the bulletin for a list of classes!



4. CUMC Concert Series - The Music Ministry will host Mr. Justin Maxey on Sunday September 23rd at 6pm in the Sanctuary. This concert will feature a blend of secular, classical, sacred and modern works on the organ. Justin is a native of Winder, Georgia and currently serves as organist at Roswell Presbyterian Church north of Atlanta. A love offering will be taken.





5. We Need You! - We are in need of a few people to help on Sunday mornings.
  • The first way is with the tech aspects of worship at our 8am and 11am worship services. We will provide all the training, but we need people to help with the PowerPoint and soundboard operations during the services. These positions are very important to the flow and experience of worship and truly add to our time together. 
  • The other area we are looking for people is to drive a golf cart helping transport people to and from our parking lots. This is often our first point of contact and is extremely important in helping people feel welcome. 
If you are interested, please contact the church office by clicking here or calling us at (352) 787-1829. Thank you in advance for your consideration.



6. Be In the Know! - One of the great things about Community is all the options and choices you have to help make disciples and build the Kingdom. And we want you to know about as many of them as possible. The best way to do that is for you to sign up for any of the various ways we have set up to communicate with you. Here is a list of them and how you can sign up or follow them:

  • Churchwide Email System - just call the church office to sign up, (352) 787-1829 or email us by clicking here
  • Pastor's Blog - you can find the blog by clicking here. Once you are there, bookmark it and you can even subscribe to have email updates of new posts sent to you automatically. The subscribe box is on the side underneath Pastor Debbie's Photo and Bio. Once you subscribe, don't forget to confirm that subscription by responding to the email you will receive, so the emails will start being delivered to you. 
  • Our Church Website - you can find our church website by clicking here. Don't forget to bookmark it once you are there. 
  • Our Church Facebook Page - there are many updates, photos, and even Facebook Live Videos we post on this page, a great resource! You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Instagram Page - where we host many pictures of church events showing how we are living out our faith in Fruitland Park and beyond. You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Text Messaging Feature - get updates about the church sent to you via text message (text message and data rates may apply). You can sign up for that by sending the text message @cumcfp to the number 81010. Texts will usually arrive during church office hours.
  • Our Church Publications - and as always you can find great information in our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter. 
I hope you will take advantage of as many of these avenues for communication as possible. There is a lot happening at Community and we do not want you to miss a thing!


Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Midweek Moment - New Service!

Greetings friends,

Seven02 is coming as we are just a week away. We are very excited about this new opportunity to worship and gather! Below is a video that explains the purpose of this new service, how this service came to be and the premise of why we are doing it. I invite you to share this with anyone who could benefit from it and ask that you keep this new endeavor in your prayers.

We hope to see you there!




Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we are continuing our preaching series, "Three Simple Rules," based upon John Wesley's Three Simple Rules for Methodists. This week Pastor Daryl is preaching about the second rule "Do Good" based upon James 1:22-25.

Invite a friend and a neighbor and we hope to see you at 8am, 9:30am, or 11am! All are welcome, all are invited.


2. Wonderful Wednesday Training 

Those wishing to volunteer with our after school program Wonderful Wednesday will have a training session on Wednesday August 29 at 3pm in Room 208/210. Wonderful Wednesday runs from September through April of each school year. Do you have a fun skill or talent you would like to teach the kids? Would you be willing to be a helper in one of the rooms? Come on out for the training.



3. New Thursday Worship Service

We are launching a new worship experience on Thursdays in the Family Life Center starting in September. This Seven02 service (named after its start time!) will be contemporary in style and set up in the round. Click here to listen to Pastor Daryl and Worship Leader Joey Landstedt sharing about the vision for this service.







4. Youth Ministry Transition 

Our youth director Sharon Quackenbush has discerned a new calling in this season of her life to counseling ministry and is going to be headed back to graduate school soon to facilitate this. While she is still working with our youth at this time, we are currently seeking applicants for a new Youth Minister to lead our growing youth ministry. We are accepting resumes for this position at employment.cumc@gmail.com or by fax at 352-787-9386. More information is available on our church website. 





5. We Need You! - We are in need of a few people to help on Sunday mornings.
  • The first way is with the tech aspects of worship at our 8am and 11am worship services. We will provide all the training, but we need people to help with the PowerPoint and soundboard operations during the services. These positions are very important to the flow and experience of worship and truly add to our time together. 
  • The other area we are looking for people is to drive a golf cart helping transport people to and from our parking lots. This is often our first point of contact and is extremely important in helping people feel welcome. 
If you are interested, please contact the church office by clicking here or calling us at (352) 787-1829. Thank you in advance for your consideration.



6. Be In the Know! - One of the great things about Community is all the options and choices you have to help make disciples and build the Kingdom. And we want you to know about as many of them as possible. The best way to do that is for you to sign up for any of the various ways we have set up to communicate with you. Here is a list of them and how you can sign up or follow them:

  • Churchwide Email System - just call the church office to sign up, (352) 787-1829 or email us by clicking here
  • Pastor's Blog - you can find the blog by clicking here. Once you are there, bookmark it and you can even subscribe to have email updates of new posts sent to you automatically. The subscribe box is on the side underneath Pastor Debbie's Photo and Bio. Once you subscribe, don't forget to confirm that subscription by responding to the email you will receive, so the emails will start being delivered to you. 
  • Our Church Website - you can find our church website by clicking here. Don't forget to bookmark it once you are there. 
  • Our Church Facebook Page - there are many updates, photos, and even Facebook Live Videos we post on this page, a great resource! You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Instagram Page - where we host many pictures of church events showing how we are living out our faith in Fruitland Park and beyond. You can find that page by clicking here
  • Our Church Text Messaging Feature - get updates about the church sent to you via text message (text message and data rates may apply). You can sign up for that by sending the text message @cumcfp to the number 81010. Texts will usually arrive during church office hours.
  • Our Church Publications - and as always you can find great information in our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter. 
I hope you will take advantage of as many of these avenues for communication as possible. There is a lot happening at Community and we do not want you to miss a thing!


Have a great weekend!