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april 7, 2021

(NEW) THINGS TO KNOW FOR SUNDAY
This Sunday, April 11th we go back to our schedule of in person worship at 8:30 & 11:00am with both worship services being livestreamed.

During in person worship we will continue to wear masks so we can sing together without the risk of potential covid spread and to be hospitable to those who don't feel comfortable attending without wearing masks.

There are new boxes to collect the offering mounted above the tables in the back of the Sanctuary next to both entrances. You can put prayer concerns there, as well. There are prayer cards, pens and offering envelopes on the outside of each box.

This Sunday also begins our in person Sunday School hour at 9:45am for all ages, please enter at Door 4. If you are not currently in a Sunday School Class and have interest in joining one, please tap the link below to fill out a short form so we can connect you with a class.

sunday school interest form


(NEW) SPRING CLEAN UP EVENT
The morning of Saturday, April 24th, Fishers UMC has a great opportunity to serve the local community by working with the Fishers parks department to help beautify Ritchie Woods. There are two shifts available to serve, 9am-10:30am or 10:30am-noon. As part of this event, there are t shirts available for purchase ranging in price from $5-$9.  If the shirt cost is prohibitive, Fishers UMC will cover the cost.  Register for the event by tapping the link.  

sign up for the spring clean up event


(NEW) FIFTY PLUS IS TOMORROW
Please join us tomorrow at 10:30am in the Sanctuary for our monthly Fifty Plus gathering. Our guest speaker will be Lorrie Ramsey, Chief Nursing Consultant for the IN Department of Health. She will answer questions and provide education about life after being vaccinated for COVID-19.


(NEW) MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Join the Monthly Book Club in April as they read and discuss Eli by Bill Myers. What if Jesus had not come until today? Who would follow him? Who would kill him? A fiery car crash hurls TV journalist Conrad Davis into another world exactly like ours except for one detail―Jesus Christ did not come 2,000 years ago, but today. Starting with angels heralding a birth in the back of a motel laundry room, the skeptical Davis watches the gospel unfold in today’s society as a Messiah in T-shirt and blue jeans heals, raises people from the dead, and speaks such startling truth that he captures the heart of a nation. But the young man's actions and his criticism of the religious establishment earn him enemies as ruthless as they are powerful. 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 on April 27 at 7:00 pm in person at the church (yeah!) – location TBD. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arnott at 797-8612 or .


NO MORE BOXES NEEDED
At this time, no more boxes are needed for our collection for our 10,000 G.I.F.T.S. project. Thank you to everyone who has brought boxes, we will keep you updated if we need any more!


NEW STUDY - HALF TRUTHS
We’ve all heard them – simple phrases that sound like we might find them in the Bible. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Phrases like “God helps those who help themselves” and “God won’t give you more than you can handle”. Join us as we explore popular sayings by comparing them with the wisdom in scripture. We will be using the book Half Truths by Adam Hamilton which can be purchased in bookstores, on Amazon or through Cokesbury. Led by Kim Arnott, this 5-week class will meet on either Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, beginning April 11, or Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00am, beginning April 12. As of today, both classes will meet via Zoom. Sign up by tapping the link below. Questions? Contact Kim Arnott at .

sign up for half truths study


AMAZON SMILE
Thank you to the 19 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.

If you normally shop on your smart phone through the amazon app: Turn on amazon smiles in your app. To do this, open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
If you normally shop on your tablet or ipad: After you have designated Fishers UMC as the charity of your choice, simply type smile.amazon.com into the browser before you shop. AmazonSmile in the app is not available for iPads and other tablet devices.
If you normally shop on your computer: Simply type smile.amazon.com into the browser before you shop.


SIGN UP TO SHARE YOUR STORY
April 17th 10:00am-2:00pm is the next taping for our videos shown as the offering in worship each week. We would love to hear from ALL of you! Our hope is that sharing 1-2 minute video clips will highlight various ministries and help us connect as a church family. If you would like to participate please sign up by tapping the link below. Please share one of the following: what drew you to Fishers UMC, a favorite church memory/story, which ministry are you passionate about and why, or something God has put on your heart. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Witzig at or Laurie Ogle at . Thank you all for your willingness to share with our church family through your stories.

sign up to share your story

FOOD PANTRY CROCKPOT DRIVE
We invite you to participate with the Come To Me Food Pantry in our crockpot drive! A few years ago, we were able to hand out 250 crockpots and added weekly options for the families to enjoy an assortment of healthy, easy to prepare meals. Now that we are serving different families, we would like to offer crockpots again. The crockpots will be handed out in March and April. You can either donate funds to help purchase crockpots or purchase crockpots and give them to the pantry. All the details can be found at the link below.

learn more and donate


FIRE AND WATER STUDENT MINISTRIES
THIS WEEK:

-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday (4/8) at 4:00 at the Food Pantry. For grades 9-12, we'd love your help shopping for the pantry.
-FIRE & WATER meets Sunday night (4/11) in the gym from 6:00-7:30 (doors open at 5:30). Please wear a mask and bring a water bottle if you think you will be thirsty. Invite anyone you know in grades 7-12 to join us!
-Summer Mission Trips are filling up! If you are in grades 6-7 sign up for the FIRE Mission Trip HERE. If you are in grades 8-12, sign up for the WATER Summer Mission Trip HERE. (we have 2 spots remaining, sign up quick!). Also, if you are wondering what Youthworks is planning to help with COVID, check out their resources HERE or ask Liz or Troy.