SEPTEMBER 15th through 22nd, 2021

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MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
//Tuesday, September 28, 7:00p, Room 273//
Join the Monthly Book Club in September as they read and discuss The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede. On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we read the inspiring story of the people of Gander, Canada. When U.S. airspace was closed on September 11, 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport. The population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship, humanity, and goodwill. This book recounts story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people. 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. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arnott at 797-8612 or .


UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING
Registration for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading opens TODAY for those in Kindergarten through 6th grade! Take advantage of early bird registration through September 30th for a discount in pricing. Registration closes on October 31. More details and registration can be found by tapping the link below. Financial aid packages are available upon request. Payment is due at the time of registration; families wishing to pay via cash/check should contact the league director, Katherine Pittman at .

REGISTER FOR UPWARD


***DAN'S FISH FRY
Dan’s Fish Fry returns on Tuesday, October 5, 4:15-7:15pm. Enjoy Fish and Chicken along with sides, drinks and dessert all for only $12 for adults and $7.00 for children. Invite your friends and neighbors for a wonderful meal and to see Fishers United Methodist in action! The proceeds will be distributed evenly to the Food Pantry and missions trips.

Many hands are needed to make this another successful event, sign up by tapping the link below. Extra efforts are being made to ensure safety, therefore, more volunteers are needed this year. This is also a great time to fellowship with other church members and is a wonderful outreach project to provide community awareness of our church mission.

SIGN UP TO HELP AT THE FISH FRY

Fish Fry Table Sponsors - Do you own a business? Do you work at a business? Do you patronize a business? This year we are making Table Sponsorship available to businesses or anyone wishing to sponsor a table. For a $25 donation, the name of the individual or business will be placed on each table and on a poster at the entrance. A letter explaining this can be viewed at the link below. Feel free to share this digital letter with local business or you can pick up hard copies in Connection Central on Sundays to ask various businesses whom you support, to help in this worthwhile event. This will be a great way to get their name to those in the vicinity and will also qualify as a business expense or contribution. Table sponsor information should be returned to church by September 26.

view sponsorship letter


***PRAYER WALK
The Prayer Team invites you to join in an amazing “Prayer Walk Around the Church” on Tuesday, September 21, 6-8pm. Don’t miss this neat opportunity. We are looking for 51 adults, youth and children to sign up and walk the church property to pray. Be one of the 51 praying (aloud or in silence) for our church and the ministries within our community. Why 51 people? Hint: "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Gather in the sanctuary for instructions and to team up and be sent forth. Don’t forget to stay until the end as we top it off with an ice cream party! Questions? Contact Jerry Cole at , Lisa Ellcessor at  or Ed Englehart at  

sign up for the prayer walk


CONCERT AT FISHERS UMC
Platinum selling artist and 19 time Dove Award Nominee Mark Schultz will be live in concert at Fishers UMC on Saturday, December 11th at 6pm with special guest Brooke Robertson. This concert is a benefit for Hope 61, a human trafficking prevention organization. VIP available including early entry and artist Q & A. Purchase tickets by tapping the link below.

purchase concert tickets


BLOOD DRIVE
Every day more than 10,000 patients rely on the generosity of blood donors to survive. There is no substitute for blood. It is precious. It is perishable, and the need for it is vital. Each year, nearly 21 million units of red blood cells, plasma and platelets are transfused in the United States. For the hospital patients that need them, these are lifesaving gifts only volunteer donors can provide. Be a blessing and give the gift of life at the Blood Drive hosted at Fishers UMC on Sunday September 26 from 8am-12pm in the family life center gym. Tap the link to sign up to give blood.

sign up to give blood


MEAL SERVING OPPORTUNITY
Fire & Water student ministries invites individuals and groups to help serve our junior high and high school students on Sunday evenings by serving their opening meal. We found many students were arriving for Sunday evenings without eating or missing due to needing dinner. We see a meal before our Sunday evening programming as a means for fostering fellowship among students and enabling those with busy schedules to be a part. Think simple, teenage-friendly meals! Fire & Water will reimburse your expenses. Sign up here by tapping the link, contact Liz with questions .

sign up to serve a meal


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

-FIRE Bible Study Wednesday (9/15) from 6:16-7:30.
-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday (9/16) from 4:00-5:00.
-FIRE & WATER Night Out Friday (9/17) from 7:00-10:00.
-FIRE & WATER Sunday night (9/19) starting with a free meal at 5:30p, our regular programming at 6:00p, and After Hours from 7:30-8:30p.

FIRE Bible Study is starting tonight (9/8) for everyone in grades 5-8. We will meet in the Pier at 6:15p and be done at 7:30p.
Supermarket Sweeps is our weekly shopping trip for the Food Pantry. Drop off and pickup at the Pantry (look for the bus).
FIRE & WATER Night Out this month is a bonfire in the church parking lot. Meet at door 4 and dress to be outside for the night. Bring a camping chair and water bottle (and someone to have fun with).
FIRE & WATER meets Sunday night. We open the doors for a free meal at 5:30p. Regular programming begins at 6:00 with After Hours (game and hang out time) following from 7:30-8:30p.
The Pumpkin Patch is coming September 29th! This is a great way to help students go on trips and events for free here at FIRE & WATER, sign up for shifts at https://signup.com/go/FwsYEsv.

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 40 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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