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2.12.20

Focus Prayer For Week Of February 16
Lord God, We praise You and we thank You for Your tender, faithful Love. Everything we are and everything we have is Your gift. In the Name and Spirit of Jesus, we commit ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us, and to share our time, our talent, and our material gifts as an outward sign of the treasure we hold in Jesus. Amen.
 
(NEW) Orientation
Do you want to know more about Fishers UMC and how you might get plugged-in?  Are you new to our congregation and want to know more about our church?  Are you interested in becoming a member? If so, we invite you to join us for a 3-week class as we learn more about our church, its ministries and our Discipleship Pathway. This is a great way to get to know OR re-acquaint yourself with Fishers United Methodist Church. Led by Kim Arnott, Orientation will be held on 3 Sunday mornings (March 15, 22 and 29) at 9:45 in the Library, which is just inside door 3.   Sign-up is available in Connection Central, outside of Contemporary worship, at fishersumc.org/orientation or on the app.  Contact Kim at  for more information or with questions.
 
(NEW) Diaper Drive
In America, there are 5.2 million 0-3 year olds living in poverty and low-income homes, meaning that 1 in 3 families suffer from DIAPER NEED.  Babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks and less likely accepted to day cares, leaving parents unable to attend work.  The diapers YOU provide will help change that. Collection bins are at Doors 3 & 4 and to make it easier than ever, you can order and have them delivered directly to the church through this Amazon wish list link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3V8KN8THU3OA9?ref_=wl_share
Diaper Goal: 15,000
Diapers Collected: 11,289
Visit fishersumc.org/diapers for more info on diaper need in America.
 
(NEW) North Central District Conference
//Sunday, March 1st, 3:00pm, Carmel UMC//
The Conference will include:
*Election of Equalization Members to Annual Conference (new process)
*Adopt the Budget for 2020
*Adopt the new Structure for the NC District
There will also be worship, fellowship, and announcements about important things happening throughout the connection.
 
What is a District Conference? 
The Book of Discipline requires a District Conference at the direction of the Annual Conference and/or the District Superintendent. It is to address business required by the Annual Conference and may include other business as directed by the Superintendent.
 
Who may come to a District Conference?
The District Conference is open to all persons, but business at the conference is conducted by District Conference membership only.
 
Interfaith Hospitality Network
//March 1 through 15//
Homeless guests will be staying at our church in March. Volunteers are needed for making dinners, staying overnight, driving the van, interacting with families and providing food items. Sign up in Connection Central, in the app or at https://signup.com/go/VgEHBAk. This is a great opportunity to serve our community!
 
Monthly Book Club
Please note that the Monthly Book Club will NOT be meeting in February. We will begin again on March 24 by discussing The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story by Brennan Manning & Greg Garrett. Details to follow.
 
 
Ash Wednesday
//Wednesday, February 26, 7:00pm, Sanctuary//
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time of personal introspection as we seek to draw closer to Christ and build our faith leading up to the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday morning.  You are invited to join us for Ash Wednesday service where worshipers receive the mark of discipleship in the form of palm ash placed on our foreheads as a sign of witness that we are disciples of Jesus Christ.   
 
Blood Drive
//Sunday, March 8, 8am-12pm, Fellowship Hall//
Every 3 seconds someone needs blood--just think of the impact you are making on the lives of people in your local community and beyond.  Sign up in Connection Central, online sign up coming soon.
 
Preschool Registration
Open registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year is open at fishersumc.org/preschool.  Please fill out 1 registration form for each child.  You will be notified via email once your child(ren) have been assigned to a class.  If you attend church at Fishers UMC, you may register prior to open enrollment.  Please email Jen Miller at   for more information.   
          
Fire & Water Student Ministries
This Week 
-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday 2/13 at 3:30pm.
-Summer Mission trip forms are now available. They can be found at www.fumcfireandwater.com. Students currently in grades 6-7 will be signing up for the FIRE/Jr. High trip, students currently in grades 8-12 will be signing up for the WATER/Sr. High trip. Trips are filling up, please sign up right away to ensure you have a spot!
-WATER Students are currently raising money for the 30 Hour Famine in March. If you would like to donate or would like to sign up a student to be a part please visit https://www.30hourfamine.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=22958 (you can also pick up a physical packet for a student in the Wharf, or find a student to donate to by asking them). 
 
Ways To Serve
-Every Sunday night we serve a meal at 5:30. This meal is provided by volunteers who serve the meal then help us with small group discussion (everything you need is provided). To sign up to help us please visit http://signup.com/go/ZLeXhas.
-Want to know more about what is happening at FIRE & WATER Student Ministries? Sign up to be a FIRE & WATER Insider at  http://fishersumc.org/ministries/student-ministries/forms/. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (just search FIRE & WATER Student Ministries).