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Weekly Announcements

07.17.19

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    Welcome Sunday For Pastor Ben & Family
    //July 21st//
    Come meet our new associate Pastor Ben, his wife Shari and daughters Savannah & Charlotte, all morning July 21st!  In between worship services is an opportunity to say hi and introduce yourself. Come to Connection Central before or after 8:30 and 9:45 worship and to the lobby at door 4 after 11:00 worship. 
     
    MOPS
    MOPS is returning to Fishers UMC for 2019-2020! This is a group for mothers of pre-schoolers that provides friendship, support, and practical discussion topics. Spots filling up quickly! Childcare is provided. More details and sign up at fishersumc.org/mops.
     
    Ladies Night Out
    //Wednesday, August 7, 6:30pm, Olive Garden//
    Meet up at Olive Garden, Castleton location, on August 7 for food, fun and fellowship with the women of Fishers UMC. Please register if you plan to join us with online at fishersumc.org/ladiesnightout or in Connection Central. See you there!
     
    Did You Know? 
    Many local and area mission activities are supported by Fishers UMC through the work of the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men in conjunction with the whole congregation. These two organizations help the congregation fulfill its mission by planning and organizing events which provide monies to help over 20 small and larger charities in Central Indiana and beyond. Examples are Chaucie's Place (Child Sexual Abuse & Suicide Prevention), The O'Conner House (Pregnant Mother Support), Fletcher Place Community Center, Lebanon Children's Home, and Hamilton County Jail Ministry. For a more complete list, see the UMW/UMM webpage.
     
    The annual 4-H Fair food both is a main source of funding for these missions. For the past several years, profits from the food booth have provided over $14,000 a year for the women and men to distribute. While the UMW and UMM plan and organize the food booth, it is an activity of the whole congregation, so be sure to pitch in as you are able! Sign up in Connection Central or online here for making cobblers or here for working at the booth.
     
    If you have interest in helping select the charities supported, please contact the UMW or UMM. Your participation will be welcomed.
     
    Mac Memorial Golf Scramble
    //Sunday, July 28, 2:00pm Shotgun, Edgewood Course In Anderson//
    The Methodist Men are sponsoring the annual Mac Memorial Golf Scramble at the Edgewood Golf Course in Anderson.  A Donation of $50 is requested with 100% of the proceeds going to missions here and abroad. The scramble includes: 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner and prizes. Sign up beginning Sunday in Connection Central.
     
    Monthly Book Club
    //July 23, 7:00pm, Library//
    Join the Monthly Book Club in July as they read and discuss The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford. As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek-along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel-that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith. 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! The Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Library at 7:00pm. If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arnott at 317-797-8612 or .
     
    Save The Date
    Tuesday, October 1, Annual Dan's Fish Fry.  More information to follow in the coming weeks!
           
    Fire & Water Student Ministries
    -WATER students are on their mission trip right now! Please be praying for our students. To see how they are doing follow FIRE & WATER on social media.
    -FIRE meets Sunday night, it's junior high only for the second week in a row! Everything starts at 5:30 for a free meal, regular programming from 6:00-7:30 followed by After Hours from 7:30-8:30 for those that want to play in the gym or hang out in the Wharf.
    -WATER students are on their mission trip right now! Please be praying for our students. To see how they are doing follow FIRE & WATER on social media.
    -FIRE meets Sunday night, it's junior high only for the second week in a row! Everything starts at 5:30 for a free meal, regular programming from 6:00-7:30 followed by After Hours from 7:30-8:30 for those that want to play in the gym or hang out in the Wharf.
    -Mystery Adventures are upon us! These are surprise events for those entering grade 7 through graduating seniors. Only 24 hours notice given so be sure to follow FIRE & WATER Student Ministries on Social Media and/or sign up to be a FIRE & WATER Insider to get text alerts (sign up at www.fumcfireandwater.com).
    -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).

    Ongoing Announcements

    Have you downloaded our App?
    We are excited to share this awesome ministry tool with you. Click on the following links to download the app:
    Apple Store (iOS)
    Google Play Store (Android)
    (Or you can visit your app store on your smart phone or tablet and search for Fishers UMC). 
     
    Kroger Community Rewards 
    gives to Fire & Water student ministries through your purchases-at no additional cost to you! It's quick and easy to set up your Kroger Plus card here:
    http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards.  Our number is SN812. If you are a Kroger shopper, we appreciate your consideration of giving in this way. Simply by scanning your card or inputting your number, you can support our ministry to young people. Questions? Contact Liz Simmonds at  .
     
    GIFT Bible Study
    //Wednesdays, 7:00pm, Room 284// 
    GIFT Bible Study is a group of adults growing in faith together (GIFT) by studying the word of God one chapter at a time, and enjoying fellowship together.  They meet every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30pm in Room 284 (with an occasional "Free Pie" Wednesday at O'Charley's).  They are studying  "Understanding the Book of Job Workbook" by Tom Tompkins.  If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Pugh at or call the church office.
     
    Berea Study Group
    The believers in Berea were described as open-minded, eager to hear the message, and searchers of Scripture (Acts 17.) Discovery of  truth comes from a place that is safe to ask questions and nurture discussion.  The Berea Study Group seeks to create this space as they explore spiritual topics through book study.  This group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm in Room 278.   Questions?  Contact Steve at .
     
    Prison Ministry
    I needed clothes and you clothed me,  I was sick and you looked after me,  I was in prison and you came to visit me. -Matthew 25:36b 
    There is a great need for more volunteers to go in the local prisons to visit with prisoners. This is an ongoing ministry, on Monday evenings at the Hamilton County Jail and Thursday evenings at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility.  If you would like more information or are interested in helping, please contact Paul Rairden at 928-785-7588 or email him at 
              
    Clothing Vouchers
    Good News! GOODWILL is continuing to supply us with $5 clothing vouchers for our Pantry Families.  All we have to do is keep cleaning out closets, and bring in gently used clothing.  You may place your treasures in any Pantry Collection box inside the Church.  Thank you for supporting this wonderful ministry!