JULY 10 through 17, 2024

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STUDENT MINISTRIES

UPCOMING WEEK:

7/14 Sunday - Sunday School only today.


ALL CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

(UPDATE) FREE BOOKS

We are excited that so many books from the church library have found homes! We are in the final stretch of clearing out the library, with this Sunday, July 14 being the last day to take books. Check out remaining books on tables right outside the Sanctuary, any that are not taken will be donated. Thank you for helping us create more useable space in the library which will continue to be a one-stop shop for reference books, studies, and Christian non-fiction materials.


MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
//Tuesday, July 23, 7p, Room 280//

Join the Monthly Book Club in July as they read and discuss Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur. You don't have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples, whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. They were flawed people, just like us, but under Jesus' teaching and touch, they became a force that forever changed the world. In Twelve Ordinary Men, you will get to know the men who walked with Jesus, and you will see that if he can accomplish his purposes through them, he can do the same through you. If you are looking for a way to combine your love of reading and books with a small group atmosphere of fellowship, this is the place for you! They meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This month they will meet on July 23 at 7p in Room 280. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arnott at 797-8612 or .


***FREEZER MEAL DRIVE

With a church family our size, there is always a lot going on! There are surgeries, moves, illnesses, births, and deaths. We are always trying to find ways to help our church brothers and sisters in times of turmoil and in times of celebration, and sometimes, a home-cooked meal is just the thing. Won’t you help us stock the freezer with meals that we can have on hand to share with others in our church, just to show a little extra love? They can be smaller portions for a single person or couple, or a larger, casserole size for a family of 4-6. If you’d like to help out, now through the end of July, drop off a freezer meal to the church office during business hours, Monday – Friday from 9:30am-4pm. Please be sure to use a disposable container or one you do not want back. We will have a label for you to fill out and put on your meal that tells what it is, about how many it serves, and any cooking/heating instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Pugh at or 317-849-1805. Thanks in advance for making our congregation feel like family!


***6@6

Does a good meal, good conversation, and meeting new people sound like something you’d enjoy? If so, 6@6 is for you! Each month we are hosting a meal for six people from our church for the sole purpose of making new connections. It really is that simple. Just a meal and conversation. No agenda. No asks. Just brothers and sisters in Christ breaking bread together. Contact Jennifer Pugh at or 317-849-1805 if you’d like to be added to the list for an upcoming meal.


***PORTILLO'S FUNDRAISER
//Wednesday, July 17, 11a-8p//

The Come To Me Food Pantry is partnering with Portillo's for a delicious fundraiser on July 17. From 11a to 8p, 20% of your bill will go to the Food Pantry if you present a physical or digital flyer. Flyers can be found in Connection Central on Sundays or the office during the week. A digital flyer can be downloaded by tapping the link below. Thank you for your continued support of The Come To Me Food Pantry.

download the flyer


NEXT
//Sunday, July 14, 9:45a, Room 176//

Are you interested in making friends? Learning more about the church? Getting involved and growing in your faith? Are you asking “what’s next?” Our church offers opportunities for you and it is called NEXT. NEXT is… a monthly welcoming session for adults who want to connect more with God and Fishers UMC as we explore the Bible, our beliefs, God’s story, missions and ministries. NEXT helps you find out who we are, what we do and how you can participate at Fishers UMC. A different NEXT opportunity is offered each month for a total of four months and is a precursor to Membership Class. Classes are facilitated by our assimilation director, Lisa Ellcessor. Our upcoming NEXT opportunity is Sunday, July 14 at 9:45a in Room 176 (first floor by door 5). Tap the link below to sign up to attend NEXT.

sign up to attend next


MAC REYNOLDS JOHN DEERE GOLF SCRAMBLE
//Sunday, July 28, 2p, Edgewood Golf Club//

Fishers UMC will be having their annual Golf Scramble on July 28th, with a 2:00p shotgun start at Edgewood Golf Club. Coed singles, couples or foursomes are invited to attend this event that is 18 holes with a cart, prizes and great food! Back again is a special silent auction. Register early to take advantage of early bird pricing of $55, after July 1st cost is $65. Or, you can attend just the dinner & silent auction for $20. Cash, check or card can be taken at the door. The golf scramble is sponsored by Fishers United Methodist Men, with all proceeds going to missions. Register by tapping the link below.

sign up to attend golf scramble


CHECK WRITING REMINDER

A reminder to all when donating to the Come to Me Food Pantry – you MUST make your check out to the church – Fishers UMC, or FUMC if you prefer to abbreviate – and note the food pantry in the MEMO LINE. Our bank has begun returning checks made out to Come to Me Food Pantry. Please remember to write your check to the church and use the memo line to indicate how you would like the funds used. Giving to the food pantry through the church website is also easy to do! The food pantry is always a donation option through our electronic platform e360 which you may access at www.fishersumc.org/give. Checks made out to the church will ensure funds are posted in a timely fashion and immediately available for their intended purposes. Thank you for your support of every ministry here at Fishers UMC, it is very much appreciated!


COBBLER! PORK SANDWICHES! ICE CREAM!

Join us and BE A LIGHT and assist the Fishers United Methodist Men and United Women in Faith by selling Tenderloin Sandwiches, Cobblers, and Ice Cream at the annual Hamilton County 4H Fair, July 16 - 23. The funds raised from this event will be utilized by these two groups to support numerous missions and outreach activities, benefitting local, regional, and international communities through over 30 different organizations. If you're available, kindly sign up for multiple time slots by tapping the link below and provide your email address for convenient reminders.

Cobblers for the Hamilton County 4H Fair booth are freshly baked & packaged each day July 17 - 21 in the church kitchen. Baking volunteers are needed each day at 9:00a and Packaging volunteers are needed each day at 1:00p, sign up by tapping the link below and provide your email address for convenient reminders.

sign up to help at 4H Fair

sign up to help make cobblers


TURN AWAY NO LONGER ITEMS NEEDED

Update: Turn Away No Longer is currently in need of Shoes: boys and girls sizes 5, 6, and 7 and baby wipes, pacifiers, summer pajamas- preemie to 24 months.

United Women in Faith have partnered with Turn Away No Longer, an Indiana nonprofit faith based organization. Turn Away No Longer’s mission is to positively impact the lives of children in the foster care system. They believe no child should feel “forgotten” or “unloved” and strive to show them the love of Jesus in every program they create. As part of this partnership, Fishers UMC has become a donation location to collect items for their Swag Packs. What are Swag Packs? When a child or teen enters foster care, they may not get the chance to pack up their belongings and often they have to leave home or school with nothing but the clothes they’re wearing. This is where Swag Packs can help. Each Swag Pack is age-specific, ranging from newborn to teens. Tap the link below to view their donation list for Swag Packs, all items must be NEW. Drop off items at Fishers UMC in the Turn Away No Longer Bin inside Door #1 by the Church office. You can find out more about Turn Away No Longer by visiting turnawaynolonger.org.

view packing list


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE

As we seek to help children & students live a life as a Jesus follower and be an active and vital part of the church, we hope to have everyone worshipping together. Our goal is for children, preteens, and teenagers to feel a part of the Sunday morning worship along with their church family. On the following days, there will be no Sunday school for children, junior high, or high school students: August 11, & September 1. We encourage your family to attend a service together and to talk about it after! Worship clipboards are available with activities relating to the sermon/scripture to help engage young minds.


ALTAR FLOWERS

Are you looking for a way to Be God's Light in 2024? You can honor or remember a loved one by sponsoring a flower bouquet on Sunday mornings! This is a great way to mark special life events such as birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, confirmation, and the memory of a loved one. You can choose to take your bouquets home after the 11:00 service or bless someone else by having the bouquets delivered by United Women in Faith to persons in our congregation and community. We have two bouquets each Sunday (except for communion Sundays). The donation is $30 per bouquet. Sign up by tapping the link below. You may sign up for one or two bouquets per Sunday, and also for more than one Sunday. This is a wonderful way to bring beauty to the sanctuary and to share your special life event with others.

SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS


HELPING HANDS MINISTRIES

If you, or someone you know, are in need of minor lawn maintenance (weeding, weed eating, trimming bushes, etc.), a ride to an appointment or church, minor plumbing work, or minor home repairs (a light fixture, electrical socket, light switch, etc. being changed) email Pastor Ben at . If you’d like to add your name to the Helping Hands Ministry team, please let Ben know.


GIVE BACK WHILE YOU SHOP
Did you know Fishers UMC is part of rewards programs at Kroger? Kroger gives to Fire & Water student ministries through your purchases-at no additional cost to you! It's quick and easy to set up Fishers UMC as your charity of choice on your Kroger Plus card, tap the link below and enter our number of SN812.

sign up kroger