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10.16.19

(NEW) College Care Packages
College Care Packages will soon be sent to around 40 students of our congregation. These packages tend to show up at just the right time for our hard working students. If you would like to donate items, a sign up sheet listing some of our college students' favorite snacks is located in Connection Central. Please return items by November 10th or if you would like to donate money to help cover shipping costs, checks can be made out to Fishers UMC with college care packages in the memo. You may also write a note of encouragement to send to a student; visit connection central for details!
 
Clergy Appreciation Month
//October// 
Thank you to our Pastors who currently serve at Fishers UMC and those who are retired Pastors in our congregation. We appreciate you and all you have done for the Kingdom of God! A basket is in Connection Central if you would like to give a small token of thanks to Pastors Kevin & Ben, or drop them a note in the mail!
 
Chili Cook Off
//Sunday, October 27, 3-5:30pm, Gym//
Chili tastings, games for all ages, football on the big screen, and a time to celebrate what God is doing in our lives with our church family. Enter your chili for the cook off by 10/20 at fishersumc.org/chilicookoff or in the app.  
 
Do You Have A College Student? 
We are putting together our annual care packages to send to our college students. If you have a child in college who would appreciate receiving a care package, please email Tracy Stebbe    
with the name of the student and their college mailing address.  
 
Monthly Book Club
//Tuesday, October 22, 7:00pm, Church Library//
Join the Monthly Book Club in October as they read and discuss The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart. What if you woke up one morning and the darkest parts of yourself were gone? Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper. So when he shows up out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family. This fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores the war between the good and evil within each of us. Questions? Contact Kim Arnott at 317-797-8612 or .
 
Operation Christmas Child
//Through November 10//
Fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, etc., and change a life!  Brochures with information and collection bins to put filled shoe boxes (no empty wrapped shoe boxes needed, thank you!) will be around the building until November 10th.  Operation Christmas Child delivers shoe boxes to needy children ages 2-14 in the United States and more than 100 other countries.  For many of these children, it is the first gift they have ever received, and with it, they receive a message of God's love for them.  If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Laura Westerfield at   , or   Amy Woodward at  .
 
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos will be at Pendleton Correctional Facility 10/18-20. 18 year olds and younger will learn Christian concepts as a means of making better choices. Visit Connection Central to leave a word of encouragement to be given to participants, sign up to donate cookies (store bought or homemade) or donate money to go towards meals for participants.  Please drop off cookies by TODAY!
 
Visitation Ministry
Join our visitation ministry and extend the love and compassion of Jesus to friends in local retirement centers and others who are homebound.  Contact Lauren St. John at    or 419-654-6492 if interested.
 
The Pumpkin Patch is here! 
This fundraiser helps students pay for any and all FIRE & WATER student ministries activities. If you choose to work a shift at the patch, the time you work can go to a specific student you know and love or be donated back to the general financial aid fund for FIRE & WATER.   Sign up to work a two hour shift at https://signup.com/go/OKOsrXN or contact Liz Simmonds at  . The patch is open daily from 10am to 8pm. 
 
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading
Registration for Upward basketball and cheerleading for children in grades K through 6 is open!  Go to www.fishersumc.org/upward for Information.  Questions? Email   .
 
Job Opening
Fishers UMC is hiring a part-time Director of Elementary Ministry to work collaboratively with the current Children's Ministry Team. Visit fishersumc.org/jobs for detailed job description and to apply.  
 
Prayer Ministry
You are invited to join the Fishers UMC Prayer Ministry! Contact Jerry Cole at  or 317-439-1806 (if no answer, please leave message) if interested. 
 
Fire & Water Student Ministries
This Week 
-WATER Supermarket Sweeps Thursday 10/17 at 3:30p.
-FIRE & WATER meets this Sunday night 10/20 starting with a free meal at 5:30p, our regular programming at 6:00p, and After Hours from 7:30-8:30p. 
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).