Our current preaching series entitled, 3 Simple Questions seeks to answer those questions so we can ensure we are all moving towards the same goal, sharing the same love of God, and truly living our life of faith together. This week we are exploring question 2: Who Am I? Bring a friend and come experience God as we turn all that we are over to the One that loved us first!
2. Winterfest! - It is coming soon! Our children count down by sleeps until big events....just nine more sleeps left! YAY!!!!
Saturday, February 6th, we will celebrate our annual Winterfest! We are definitely looking forward to experiencing our first CUMC Winterfest as your pastors and we are so excited!
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to love on the community of Fruitland Park as we provide FREE food, games, music, entertainment and great hospitality.
Signups are happening after every worship service this weekend. There are lots of ways that you can participate and help make this outreach event a tremendous blessing! Please stop by the tables and consider how and where you might serve. We always have room for one more!
3. New Member Class - Our next New Member Class is coming up next month as well. It will be Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th. Monday night will include dinner and both sessions will go from 6pm to approximately 8:30pm. If you have been attending CUMC for a while and want to take the step of commitment in joining the church, we welcome and invite you to attend. Please contact the church office at 787-1829 or email the office by clicking here to RSVP for this class. We hope to see you there!
4. Property Update - On Thursday, January 7th we had a Church Charge Conference to discuss and vote on acquiring a nearby piece of property. I want to share with you the following letter from our Church Council Chairperson, Jim Latham, concerning the outcome of that gathering.
On January 7, 2016 a church conference was held to obtain permission for Community United Methodist Church to purchase the property located at 301 Rose Avenue. The conference participants gave unanimous approval to purchase the property at a cost not to exceed $52,000 plus any legal fees and related closing costs.
The closing date for this purchase is January 29, 2016.
A task force has been appointed to identify what actions must be taken to prepare the property for use by our church. Members of the task force are David Withers; Chairman, Rev. Daryl Allen, Rev. Debbie Allen, Bernie Groome, John Hoevenair, and Jim Thatcher.
They will report their findings and recommendations to the Church Council at the Council’s March meeting. This property will be used to support our current and future ministry needs.
Your generous financial support of the building fund makes possible the acquisition of property and the construction of new facilities. Thank you for your continuing support of the ministries of our church.
What a wonderful thing it is for us to be in a position to continue our growth as we work to help God's Kingdom break forth into this reality! Let us echo Jim's sentiment and say thank you for your continuing support of the ministries of our church.
5. Second Floor Update - Lots of progress has been made in recent weeks concerning our second floor addition on the Education Building. Most of the furniture is arriving today in fact! We appreciate your patience as we have had to move classes around during this construction period. We are anticipating everything being completed upstairs and moving into the new spaces by the end of February. Stay tuned for further updates on the dedication of that space and when we will begin holding classes in the new space!
Have a great weekend and we will see you Sunday!