Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Midweek Moment

Greetings Friends,

October 6th is World Communion Sunday. Beginning in 1936, this day has been set apart for believers, across the globe, to celebrate Holy Communion as one body; a symbol of unity around the breaking of bread and the sharing of the cup. This year Community is going to embrace that idea and celebrate World Communion Sunday a bit differently than we have before.

On that Sunday, as a way to bring this body of Christ together, we will host two, identical worship services, 8:30am and 10:30am. These services will feature a duet between Diane Wright, our Minister of Traditional Worship and Joey Landstedt, our Minister of Contemporary Worship. We will also have members of our 9Thirty Band join the Chancel Choir to lead us as we raise our voices together. Both services will also conclude as we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion together. It will be amazing!

But we are not done there! After the 10:30am worship service, we are inviting everyone to come out to the Warren Willis Camp and Retreat Center for lunch and fun! The lunch will be a BBQ meal consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, chicken breast, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert, and a drink. The cost for the lunch is $10 a person or $30 for a family of four or more.

There are several way to purchase your plate:
  • Place a check in the offering plate, payable to the church, write Church BBQ on the memo line, and include a note with the number attending and any food allergies.
  • On Sunday September 29th, there will a table outside all three worship services, with people there to collect your donation and give you a save the date card for the event.
The deadline for us to turn in our reservation count to the camp is Sunday, September 29th. Please have your reservation in by that date.

This is our chance to come together, to remember the connection we have as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to spend this important time with one another.

We hope you will make plans to join us as we celebrate our faith together.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This weekend Pastor CJ will continue our new worship series entitled "We are ONE" as he looks at what it means to have ONE Hope from Ephesians 4:3-6.

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. Church Website and Giving Online - Make sure to check out the new church website by clicking here! Once you're there, bookmark it and be sure to check out all of great information there about our ministries and activities. Also, you can now give directly to the church through our secured website, using either your bank account or credit card by going to giving portal, which you can find by clicking here. From this portal you can give one time or setup a recurring gift to be given as you elect.



3. Midweek Programming Has Resumed! - Please keep up the prayers for our Wonderful Wednesday after school ministry. You can always make a reservation in the attendance pads for Wednesday night dinner or by calling the office. Dinner runs from 4:30-5:45pm in the Family Life Center and our Opening Gathering will begin in Family Life at 6:15pm. The cost is $7 for adult, $5 for children or $20 for a family.

And it's not too late to join one of our GROW Night classes. Check out the exciting semester offerings below:
* Bible Reflections with Rev. Bill Thompson (Room 100)
* Discovering God's Vision for Your Life with Maressa Smith (Library)
* Adult Coloring with Jenny Bowman (Room 104)
* Bible Study 101 with Pastor CJ Hill (Room 106)
* Acts Bible Study with Pastor John LeCain (Fellowship Hall)
* If You Want to Walk on Water, You Gotta Get Out of the Boat with Padgetts and Deffenbaughs (Room 212 upstairs)
* Counterfeit Christianity with Pastors Daryl and Debbie Allen (Room 208/210 upstairs)
* Our Church Heritage with Dave Withers (Room 203 upstairs)
* The Epic of Eden with Amy Hill and Melinda Milhorn (Room 201 upstairs)


4. Amazon Shopping - Do you shop at Amazon? If so, there is way for you to shop and help your church at the same time. It is through a part of Amazon called Amazon Smile. Next time you log in to Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and select Community UMC - Fruitland Park as your charity. For every purchase you make. .05% of your total will be donated to Community. It costs you nothing but a little time to go and make Community your charitable organization through Amazon Smile. For information, please click here.



5. Save the Date! 

We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday in a very special way on October 6, 2019 as we conclude our worship series on "We are ONE." That morning we will have just two blended worship experiences at 8:30am and 10:30am in our sanctuary. The 10:30 service will be live streamed. And then afterwards we are heading to Warren Willis Camp (4990 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park) for BBQ lunch and some fellowship time together as a church family. Lunch is $10 and you can begin signing up for lunch after the worship service this Sunday and next Sunday.


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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This weekend Pastor Daryl will begin a new worship series entitled "We are ONE" as he looks at what it means to be a One Body and One Spirit from Ephesians 4:3-6.

If you have a name tag, we want to encourage you to wear it to help Pastor CJ and his family put names and faces together as well as our new members. New Members will be joining at the 9Thirty and 11am services this week.

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. Church Website and Giving Online - Make sure to check out the new church website by clicking here! Once you're there, bookmark it and be sure to check out all of great information there about our ministries and activities. Also, you can now give directly to the church through our secured website, using either your bank account or credit card by going to giving portal, which you can find by clicking here. From this portal you can give one time or setup a recurring gift to be given as you elect.



3. Midweek Programming Has Resumed! - Please keep up the prayers for our Wonderful Wednesday after school ministry. You can always make a reservation in the attendance pads for Wednesday night dinner or by calling the office. Dinner runs from 4:30-5:45pm in the Family Life Center and our Opening Gathering will begin in Family Life at 6:15pm. The cost is $7 for adult, $5 for children or $20 for a family.
And it's not too late to join one of our GROW Night classes. Check out the exciting semester offerings below:
* Bible Reflections with Rev. Bill Thompson (Room 100)
* Discovering God's Vision for Your Life with Maressa Smith (Room 104)
* Adult Coloring with Jenny Bowman (Room 106)
* Bible Study 101 with Pastor CJ Hill (Fellowship Hall)
* Acts Bible Study with Pastor John LeCain (Library)
* If You Want to Walk on Water, You Gotta Get Out of the Boat with Padgetts and Deffenbaughs (Room 212 upstairs)
* Counterfeit Christianity with Pastors Daryl and Debbie Allen (Room 208/210 upstairs)
* Our Church Heritage with Dave Withers (Room 203 upstairs)
* The Epic of Eden with Amy Hill and Melinda Milhorn (Room 201 upstairs)




4. Amazon Shopping - Do you shop at Amazon? If so, there is way for you to shop and help your church at the same time. It is through a part of Amazon called Amazon Smile. Next time you log in to Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and select Community UMC - Fruitland Park as your charity. For every purchase you make. .05% of your total will be donated to Community. It costs you nothing but a little time to go and make Community your charitable organization through Amazon Smile. For information, please click here.



5. Looking Ahead! - We have quite a few great events coming up soon!
  • Choir Retreat for Christmas Musical Production, Once Upon a Tree - September, 13-14 
  • Leadership Retreat at the Life Enrichment Center - Saturday, September 21st - this is a location change from the Warren Willis Camp. 

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Midweek Moment

Greetings Friends!

Tomorrow night we begin our Fall Season of GROW Night! We are very excited about this term's lineup and the tremendous people that have volunteered to facilitate the classes.

Below you will find the schedule, complete with room numbers. I encourage you to give it a look and see which class is calling your name.

See you all tomorrow night!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This weekend Pastor Debbie will conclude our worship series entitled "Fully Family" as she looks at what it means to be a family of faith, based upon the passage from Mark 3:31-35.

If you have a name tag, we want to encourage you to wear it to help Pastor 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. Church Website and Giving Online - Make sure to check out the new church website by clicking here! Once you're there, bookmark it and be sure to check out all of great information there about our ministries and activities. Also, you can now give directly to the church through our secured website, using either your bank account or credit card by going to giving portal, which you can find by clicking here. From this portal you can give one time or setup a recurring gift to be given as you elect.





3. Midweek Programming Resumes Next Week! - Don't forget that our Wonderful Wednesday after school program resumes on Wednesday September the 11th! Also we will kickoff our fall semester of Wednesday night dinners and GROW night classes that day. Dinner runs from 4:30-5:45pm in the Family Life Center and our Opening Gathering will begin in Family Life at 6:15pm. The cost is $7 for adult, $5 for children or $20 for a family.




4. Amazon Shopping - Do you shop at Amazon? If so, there is way for you to shop and help your church at the same time. It is through a part of Amazon called Amazon Smile. Next time you log in to Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and select Community UMC - Fruitland Park as your charity. For every purchase you make. .05% of your total will be donated to Community. It costs you nothing but a little time to go and make Community your charitable organization through Amazon Smile. For information, please click here.



5. Looking Ahead! - We have quite a few great events coming up soon:
  • New Member Class - Sunday, September 8th 
  • Choir Retreat for Christmas Musical Production, Once Upon a Tree - September, 13-14 
  • Leadership Retreat at Warren Willis Camp - Saturday, September 21st



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