July 28th through AUGUST 4TH, 2021

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***(NEW) NEW DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
Fishers United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Meghan Bartsch will be our Director of Worship Ministries, beginning September 5, 2021. Meghan comes to us with experience leading in both traditional and contemporary worship settings. She has a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Music degrees from Pensacola Christian College as well as a Master of Music in Piano Performance degree from Butler. She is a dedicated Christian with a desire to have deep relationships and offer excellent music and worship experiences. She looks forward to working with the various choirs and worship team members beginning in September. You will love her! Get ready to welcome Meghan into our family of faith!


***(NEW) RESTRUCTURING AT FISHERS UMC
The Church Council is working on a model to restructure the administration of our church so that we can more fully live into our mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Fewer people on fewer committees would free up more people for hands-on ministries, life-changing discipleship, and world-impacting missions. Dan Henke and the Council will be hosting an open house style meeting to discuss this topic. Come to the church library anytime from 8am-Noon on Sunday, August 15th. Come learn how we can make our church more efficient and productive for the kingdom of God.

Below you will find a link to a document that lays out Fishers UMC's current structure, the new proposed structure and reasons for these changes. If you have any questions, please bring them to the meeting on August 15th.

restructuring document


(NEW) UNITED METHODIST MEN BREAKFAST
The August program of the United Methodist Men will be in person in the Dining Room at 8:00am, Saturday, August 14. We are pleased to have Dan Henke, Chair of the Church Council, join the men for discussion about the proposed streamlining of congregation committees and councils. There will also be a brief review of 4-H Fair food booth results. A hot breakfast will be served. All men of the congregation are invited to attend.


PASTOR MARK AND LISA ELLCESSOR MEET AND GREETS
Are you still feeling like you don’t really know our senior pastor and his wife yet? Well, they are feeling the same way and would like to change that. Pastor Mark and Lisa have set up times over the next few weeks to get to know people, 6-10 at a time, at their home. If you’re interested, please click on the link below to sign up. They’re both really looking forward to these opportunities.

sign up for a meet and greet


MOMS NEEDED
Do you have children that are teenagers or adults? Do you remember what it was like to be a mother of young children? MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is looking for a few Mentor Moms. YOU can be a great mentor mom, not because you have all the answers, but because you have experienced many challenges that these moms are now facing, and you can offer encouragement, hope and prayer. Mentor Moms will come to the MOPS meetings, 2 Tuesdays a month from 9:30am-11:00am throughout the school year. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing journey with moms, email .


SERVING OPPORTUNITY
Children’s Ministry Sunday School is in need of volunteers for all ages and services.  This is a great opportunity to be a blessing!  Please email Penny Walker at  for details. 


20'S YOUNG ADULT GROUP
The Fishers UMC Young Adult group is a Wednesday evening Bible study for single, married, college age, and young working individuals. Our focus is on growing in our faith through discussion and fellowship with each other. Studies typically follow the sermon series or are based on particular books of the Bible. We meet Wednesdays at 7pm, typically at the church in room 278. Please contact Mattheus or Hannah Mitchel for more information at . We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!


MOPS CHILDCARE WORKERS WANTED
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is looking for people who love young children to help provide childcare for this much needed ministry for moms! Childcare positions are needed for two MOPS meetings per month (typically for 2 hours during a weekday morning), paying $25 per meeting. These positions will be starting late August/Early September for 3 different age groups, 0-18 months, 19-24 months and ages 2-5. If you are interested please fill out the form by tapping the link below. If you have any questions, please email .

childcare position interest form


FIRE AND WATER STUDENT MINISTRIES

-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday (7/29) from 4:00-5:00.
-WATER Sunday night (8/1) starting with a free meal at 5:30p, our regular programming at 6:00p, and After Hours from 7:30-8:30p.

-Supermarket Sweeps is our weekly shopping trip for the Food Pantry. Drop off and pickup at the Pantry (look for the bus).
-FIRE & WATER meets Sunday night. We open the doors for a free meal at 5:30. Regular programming begins at 6:00 with After Hours (game and hang out time) following from 7:30-8:30.
-Mystery Adventures are happening! These events pop up with only 24 hours’ notice, to make sure you know when and where they are sign up to be a FIRE & WATER Insider to get text alerts and/or be following our social media. You can also get alerts via the church app which you can download from your app store (simply search for Fishers United Methodist Church).

-We are looking for adults who would love to help teenagers know Jesus better. Our biggest needs are people on Sunday mornings for Sunday School and people to help lead discussions on Sunday nights. If you are interested please See Details Here.


AMAZON SMILE
Thank you to the 37 households that have designated Fishers UMC as their Amazon charity of choice! Because of you, we get donations on your eligible purchases at no cost to you. If you haven't yet set Fishers UMC as your charity on your Amazon account, you can do so here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1575342

After you have signed up, read below to make sure your purchases are considered amazon smile purchases.

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