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1.15.20

(NEW) Focus Prayer For Week Of January 19
The Prayer Ministry has prayed over the submitted Prayer Requests received on December 22.  We have prayed over them collectively and over them individually.  Our Focus Prayer this week covers general trends we saw in the prayer requests received from our church community.
 
Pray for healing (physical, emotional and spiritual); for those grief stricken; for better communication, understanding, and empathy (between national leaders, church community, and spouses); and restored and renewed relationships with Christ.
 
Remember, these are our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Lord, hear our prayers.
 
(NEW) Galatians Study
A 5 week Bible study led and written by Pastor Ben will take us through the Apostle Paul's letter to the church in Galatia. In the American church, the gospel of Jesus Christ has too often been conformed to the will and ways of humanity. Galatians offers a much needed corrective. The study will begin Thursday, January 23rd. There will be a morning study offered from 9:30 to 11a and an evening study that will run from 6:30 to 8p. The study is open to all, and there is no cost, just bring your Bible. Sign up at fishersumc.org/galatians, in the app or in Connection Central.
 
(NEW) New Study
Friday Morning Bible study will begin 12 Women of the Bible on Friday, January 17th. Each week stands alone in this 12 week series-jump in any week! Open to all women and meets from 9:30-11:30am in room 173. Books are $11. Childcare provided. Questions? Contact Liz  .
 
Upward Concessions
For the Upwards basketball season FIRE & WATER student ministries is selling concessions to help pay down the cost of trips and events (like their summer mission trip). They would love it if you would help by working a two hour shift one Saturday, and if you have a specific student you want your funds to go to please let them know. Sign up at https://signup.com/go/JpXKjQt.
 
Student Mission Trips
Permission forms are now available for FIRE & WATER's student ministries summer mission trips. Sign up at www.fumcfireandwater.com.
 
Monthly Book Club
Join the Monthly Book Club in January as they read and discuss Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson. When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, she makes it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life. With heart and humor, this is a story of two delightfully eccentric characters that get a second chance at life.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!  We are meeting on January 21 and we will be  at the home of Bob & Linda Shimer at 7pm. Please contact Kim Arnott for directions if you plan to be there. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim at 797-8612 or  . 
 
Ushers And Greeters
Are you looking for a way to serve your Church and get to know more of your fellow worshippers? Do you want to be a part of a new worshipper's good Church experience? If so, please consider being a Greeter or an Usher on Sunday mornings! Contact Jennifer at   or at 317-849-1805 ext. 314.
 
Answered Prayers
We want to hear about your answered prayers! Please use the online response form at fishersumc.org/prayerministry to let us know how God answers your prayers.   We will compile and post about answered prayers (without any identifying information) so that all of us can celebrate God's work.
         
Fire & Water Student Ministries
This Week 
-FIRE Third Thursday at Hamilton Trace 1/16 at 3:15pm
-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday 1/16 at 3:30pm
-FIRE & WATER Night Out Friday 1/17 is an Indy Fuel Game. We will buy the tickets, but snacks and souvenirs are up to you. We will be leaving promptly at 7:00 from door 4 and will return as soon as the game is over/traffic allows (around 10:00).
-FIRE & WATER Seeing Clearly 20/20 Winter Retreat leaves Saturday 1/18 at 12:00 sharp. If you are coming please be here early to pack your luggage in the trailer. If you are not a part of this event, we would love you to be praying for our students. We will be talking about ways to spend time with Jesus every day, something that is incredibly important.
-Due to the Winter Retreat there will be no Sunday events (Sunday School or Sunday night). See you next week!
-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.
-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).