Thursday, August 15, 2019

Midweek Moment

Greetings, my friends!

Last Sunday, we launched our new church website and we are so excited about it! This is a place that many people will make their first contact with us. With that in mind we brought over all the information from our previous website and added some new elements.

One of the first things you will see on our homepage is a place for people that are new to Community United Methodist to plan their first visit with us. Here they will find information about our worship services and their times, what those services are like, and where to park.

We are also able to easily highlight important events happening in the life of our church and let people see at a glance all we have offer and how we are plugged into this community.

For our current family members, the menu bar at the top has a heading labeled, Member Info. There you will find our calendar, the archive of our recorded 11am services, lay leadership list, and a link for our weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters that is labeled Church Publications. From the menu bar, you will also find a place to connect to our Worship Live Streams, both 11am and 9:30am. Yes, you read that right! We are excited to announce that we will have the ability to live stream our 9:30am service in the upcoming weeks!

I hope you will take a moment to check it out, share the address with new folks, and invite people to read through it and see a bit about who we are as a community.

You can find all of this great information at our new website:

Have a great week and we will see you Sunday!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This weekend Pastor CJ concludes our worship series entitled "Be Still" based off Psalm 46:10. This week we'll be examining "When the Sun Stands Still" based off of Joshua 10:12-15.

If you have a name tag, we want to encourage you to wear it to help CJ and his family put names and faces together!

Invite a friend to come with you this weekend. We'll be worshiping at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. All are invited and all are welcome.

2. Property Purchase Update - Everything went through for the closing of the house on Fountain Street and the refinance of our church mortgage through the Florida UM Foundation.

The Board of Trustees will now begin their work on some renovations to get the new house ready to be the new location of the church's food pantry!

3. Tutoring Facilitator Needed - As we launch our 30th year with this amazing program, we are looking for a dedicated volunteer to to carry this program forward. It has been such a blessing to partner with Fruitland Park Elementary for so many years and we are looking for many more years to come! The responsibilities include, being in contact with the school, communicating with the tutors, managing schedules and assignments, and managing the safety and well-being of the students. You can find more information about this opportunity in your bulletin or you can call the church office, or email Fay Umble by clicking here with any questions or better yet, to volunteer!

4. Looking Ahead! - We have quite a few great events coming up soon:
  • Back to School for Lake County - Monday, August 12
  • New Church Website - Launches on Sunday, August 11
  • Wonderful Wednesday Resumes - Wednesday, September 4
  • GROW Night Dinner and Classes Resume - Wednesday, September 4. There will be a kickoff opening ceremony in the sanctuary at 6:15pm after dinner.
  • New Member Class - Sunday, September 8
  • Choir Retreat for Christmas Musical Production, Once Upon a Tree - September, 13-14
  • Leadership Retreat at Warren Willis Camp - Saturday, September 21

Have a great weekend and we know you will enjoy worship this Sunday!