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9-28-21 FUMC Updates – Christmas in the Park updates

It’s officially FALL! This week I splurged and bought a box of Starbuck’s Fall Coffee blend for my Keurig and dragged out my Fall Farmhouse candle I bought during the end-of-season sale last year! Now I must force myself to stay away from the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Sonic – don’t even TELL me when it’s back!

WE’RE REMOVING THE LAST COVID SAFETY RESTRICTIONS … but this does not mean we do not think social distancing is important! After a very rough patch of high infections and high mortality rates over the last month, the cases have dropped, and the hospitalizations are improving so we are removing the seating and masking requirements again. As always, we support anyone who wants to worship with us from home or wear a mask, and please stay home if you are sick and keep some distance from each other!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 9:30 – 11 am, Wesley Hall, Revelation study continues … we’re getting a sneak peek into the Throne Room of heaven and unpacking the horsemen of the apocalypse as we venture into chapters 4-6 of the Book of Revelation! Everyone is welcome!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO THIS SATURDAY? October 2, 10 am – 1 pm, Blessing of the Pets … Michael Park’s brother, Tim, has invited us to the St. Francis Episcopal Church for the blessing of the pets! St, Francis is the patron saint of animals and all pets of all sizes, from lizards to horses are welcome! 407 Blackjack St, Winnsboro.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, NOON, Wesley Hall, Annual Charge Conference  … as required by the United Methodist Book of Discipline, the primary responsibilities of the charge conference, made up of the members of the Church Council, is the annual meeting to review and evaluate the total mission and ministry of the church (¶¶ 120-124), receive reports, and adopt that are in keeping with the objectives of The United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our new District Superintendent, Rev. Cassie Wade.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK IS ONLY 6 WEEKS AWAY AT THE CIVIC CENTER … Saturday, November 6th, 9 am – 3 pm! This is going to be an exciting event because it was canceled last year, and a lot of people are working hard to raise money for the church!

–         CRAFTERS: if YOU have been making things at home, please start making arrangements with Carla Chitsey to bring your things up to the Church!

–         QUILTERS: the quilt being raffled this year is in the lobby of the church & it’s fabulous! Get you tickets, $1 each or six for $5 from Amy Moss!

–         LUNCH TEAM: Don Beaty is coordinating the hamburgers and hotdogs for the lunch and he’ll need volunteers and people to bake brownies! Details will follow.

–         PIE BAKERS: FUMC Winnsboro is FAMOUS for our pies and cobblers so please start planning how many pies YOU can make! Contact Betty Craddock for questions.

–         UNITED METHODIST WOMEN will be selling Rada through the online catalog again this year no hassle, no stress & you can ship wedding gifts or Christmas gifts anywhere!  (See attached). We don’t have details for what UMW will have at Christmas in the Park but like ANY of your Christmas shopping this year, please don’t wait! With the truck driver shortages and delays in container ships at our ports already, SHOP EARLY! CLICK HERE to browse the catalog.

 The UNWAVERING JOY of James continues on Sunday morning with a look at Chapter 2 … we’ll also have communion together and finally, get to share in the fruit of the vine we harvested at Mary and Brad’s vineyard this summer!

In Christ Alone,

Pastor Debbie