Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The "Best Easter Egg Hunt in Fountain City" is this Saturday at St. Paul UMC (4014 Garden Drive).  We will gather at 10:00am and the HUNT will start within the hour.  Fun for all ages-- including a gated area for children ages 3 and under.  This event is entirely FREE, a gift from our church family to our neighborhood.  Join us-- and bring a friend, or two or three!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sermon Series for February!

Jesus said a lot of things that challenge our understanding of ourselves, our neighbor, and our perceived enemies... 

Join us for the next several weeks as we continue to study Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount."  Worship is at 10:45am, and Sunday School meets starting at 9:30am.  We have Sunday School classes for all ages.

February 5, 2017:  Matthew 5:13-2
   Here Jesus talks about how we are to be "salt and light" in the world-- like a city on a hill or salt that seasons and protects.  What might he mean for us as individuals? As a church? 
February 12, 2017: Matthew 5:21-37 
    The sermon turns fairly pointed in this portion when Jesus says that if a person lusts in their heart they have already committed adultery...If they have conflict with their neighbor, they have already murdered them...So, ummm, let's talk about sin, shall we? 

February 19, 2017: Matthew 5:38-48  
    This is a portion of the message that is one of the hardest to understand, especially in the face of hypotheticals.  Jesus says to "turn the other cheek" and to "go the extra mile" when treated unfairly.  What about defending the helpless? We aren't called to be doormats, so what does he mean?  
February 26, 2017: Matthew 6:24-34  
    Jesus puts into perspective our culture of worry-- God cares for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, how much more does God care for our needs?  There's nothing practical or simple about this advice, it is, like our entire faith, a way of life.   

Hope to see you and yours in worship on Sundays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Advent Updates

This Sunday-- December 18, 2016 will be the last Sunday in Advent with two major events planned!  Sunday morning will be our annual Christmas Music Special featuring the Adult Choir, the Handbell Choir, and even a song from our children.  Its going to be a great morning for worship!  Invite a friend or neighbor. 

Sunday evening at 5:30pm we will have our Annual Potluck and Impromptu Christmas Pageant.  All children are invite to participate in the Impromptu Pageant, and we have costumes ready in all sizes.  Bring some food to share, as we gather as a Church family to remember the story of Jesus' birth.

Christmas Eve this year is on a Saturday Night (Dec. 24th), brass prelude to begin at 5:45 with the service at 6:00.  The service will include lighting the Christ candle on the Advent Wreath, communion, carol-singing, and candlelight.  Children are welcome to stay for the service, and a nursery will be provided for the convenience of loved ones.  Come prepared to give generously to Susannah's House (bring donations of items as well).

Christmas Day is a Sunday!  We will have worship that day at 10:45am in the Sanctuary.  Kids can wear their Christmas PJs and bring a new favorite toy.  We will sing carols and share the story of Jesus' birth on Christmas Day.

New Year's Day is also a Sunday-- this will be Bistro Church!  
We will meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for brunch and worship.  Let's start the new year off right with fellowship, worship, and our focus on God.

As always, invite your friends and neighbors! If your church family is a blessing to you and to our neighborhood, it will be a blessing to those that you invite to join us!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Offering: Agape Cafe!

Save the Date! 
The Agape' Cafe' starts Wednesday with singer / songwriter Brad Austin 
sharing his story and his music! 
Bring a friend and join us for pizza and salads at 5:30 pm. 
The music begins at 6:30!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Back to School Sunday!

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:45am. 

We will share in Holy Communion, consider the importance of education, and pray for students, families, educators, and staff of our local schools.  We will also bless the mission supplies we have collected for Shannondale Elementary School.  Remember this is the last week!  Bring wet wipes, hand sanitizer, glue sticks, and kleenex.  These are the supplies our teachers end up buying out of their own pockets.  Collect items this week and contribute to our efforts on Sunday!

St. Paul UMC- Fountain City

St. Paul UMC- Fountain City