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3-24-22 FUMC Updates … Easter is only 22 days away!

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of the 6 week season of Lent … which means Easter is right around the corner!  

 

“Chr-easters”, as I have heard people who only go to church on Christmas and Easter affectionately described, is EXACTLY why Christmas and Easter are so important! Yes, we as faithful Christians regularly come to church to worship God in a special way on these special “big” holidays, but we’re called to MAKE DISCIPLES FOR JESUS CHRIST, and where do we do this? On “big” Sundays like Christmas and Easter.  We not only invite people to come to sit with us and share in the celebration, but we also welcome people and make them feel they ARE part of our church family. 

 

 

Who is God putting on YOUR heart to invite to “come and see” what’s going on here at FUM?  Don’t worry, you just have to sprinkle the seed … then let GOD do the rest!

 

THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE OFFERED TO SERVE AS USHERS! We’d like to have a few more people so if you’re a friendly, welcoming person, please contact Carolyn Stewart HERE to get plugged in 1 or 2 Sundays a month! You’ll need to be at your door by 10:30 am to open doors and greet people, and stay a few minutes after church to be sure everything is in order.  

 

UPDATE on the CHALK CLASS: THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 6-7 PM, $10   you’ll be blown away by Stephanie Bright’s creativity (https://www.facebook.com/vintagechalkdiy) and she will be offering a Chalk Paint class, using stencils, so you can create your own project. All supplies will be furnished. Call Carla Chitsey, 903-975-2643, or email the church office FUMCwinnsboro@gmail.com to save your seat.

 

 NOW COLLECTING FILLED EASTER EGGS: we’re excited to be planning an EGG HUNT for our kids and the Beach Club kids on April 6th so help us plan for a super fun night and bring us your eggs now!  There will be boxes in the church lobbies, and also by the office door so let’s gather LOTS of eggs together!!

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL AND EGG HUNT, April 6th, 6 PM … have you made your reservations yet?  I see that many of you HAVE and thank you so much!  You can take a picture of the CODE in the picture below OR click here to make a reservation now, but please help us be sure to have enough food and enough eggs for the after-dinner egg hunt. We are, of course, asking our KBC families to RSVP also but I hope we can count on YOU to help.

 

 

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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE in WINNSBORO, Saturday, April 9, 10-3 …  we’re happy to partner with First Baptist to promote and support this VERY important community blood drive. Scan the code on the picture below or CLICK HERE to make an appointment.

 

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LOOKING AHEAD to HOLY WEEK?

       Sunday, April 10, 10:50 am … Palm Sunday, there WILL be a children’s processional!

       Thursday, April 14th, 6 pm … Holy Thursday, the Last Supper

       Friday, April 15th, 4 – 6 pm … Good Friday, come and go personal meditation

       Sunday, April 17th …

… 6:45 am Sunrise Service at Ragsdale’s

… 10:50 am Traditional Service in the sanctuary

 

THIS SUNDAY: our Lent worship series continues with a message to be REDEFINED. We’ll see how 2 powerful and important men had their lives turned upside down by an amazing God! (1 Samuel 16:1–13; John 9:1–41)

 

HAPPY SPRING!

Pastor Debbie