Announcements

Please see the Sunday Bulletin for full information

 

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY: Be sure to pick up a Pledge Card November 4 and prayerfully consider your pledge amount. Cards will be collected through the end of December.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Join us at one or both of our two Christmas Caroling events! Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at Blessings & Bargains (3032 S. Jog Rd., Greenacres), or Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Barrington Terrace (1425 S Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426).

CAROLS & BELLS: December 9 at 3 p.m., our Handbell Choir will be performing a program of sacred and secular Christmas music that is sure to delight.

 CHRISTMAS CANTATA: December 16 during both services, we will gather to hear the story of Emmanuel, God With Us!, presented by our Chancel Choir.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: December 24, there will be a Pre-service Concert presented by the Stradivarius Chamber Ensemble at 6:30 p.m., followed immediately by our Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. A Candlelight Service will be held at Faith UMC at 5 p.m.

CHRISTMAS EVE MUSIC: If you would like to make a donation to help support the music ministry's Stradivarius Chamber Ensemble for Christmas Eve, please mark “Christmas Eve” on your envelope. 

MONTHLY COMMUNION OFFERING: Every first Sunday of the month, the church collects for a special mission. Our December Mission is designated to "Gifts of Hope" CROS Ministries.  Please mark Communion Offering on your check envelope.

AV System Fundraiser: Our AV Upgrade Project collection continues! To date, we have received $15,811.50 out of the total $32,000 needed. Should you choosto donate, please note “Audio/Visual System Upgrade” on your offering envelope.

 HOLY HANDS: Meeting times and locations change; please contact Denise Caruso (561-470-5633) for information on the meeting times.

GALAXY ELEMENTARY CONNECTION: We are looking for church members interested in serving Galaxy Elementary through their Reading Program; also, we are collecting new or gently-used shoes and uniform pants, shorts and/or skirts (tan, navy and black only); and new socks and underwear. Items should be children’s size 4 and up. Please contact Pastor Parker (954-651-2632) for more information.

FACEBOOK: Please take a few moments to visit our FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/FUMCBB/) and see what is new. The sermons are posted each week, along with other news from the church. 

LOOKING AHEAD

Dec. 8: Christmas Caroling at 1:00 p.m. (Blessings & Bargains)

Dec. 9: Bells & Carols Handbell Choir Concert at 3:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Dec. 12: Christmas Potluck Party at 6:00 p.m. (Faith’s FLC)

Dec. 16: Christmas Cantata (both services)

Dec. 19: Christmas Caroling at 6:00 p.m. (Barrington Terrace)

Dec. 24: At First UMC: 6:30 p.m.- Stradivarius String Ensemble

     7:00 p.m.- Candlelight Service

   At Faith UMC: 4:30 p.m.– Pre-Service Music

      5:00 p.m.– Candlelight Service

Jan. 31– Feb. 2: Lifetouch Portrait Days

 

   MINISTRY MEETINGS - Meetings will not be held in December

Trustees                                2nd Thursday of each month      7:00pm     Parlor
Finance                               next meeting November 28   Thursday       6:30pm     Fellowship Hall
Staff/Parish                        next meeting November        Thursday        6:30pm     Historical Room
Admin Council                  next meeting November 28   Thursday        7:30pm     Fellowship Hall

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

There is always a place in ministry for everyone! If you feel led to share your God-given talents, please contact the office. We have openings in the following positions: TECH TEAM- Those interested in helping with our Sunday Morning Services (helping with the sound and screens); Altar Flower Deliveries (to go to our shut-ins); Ushers; Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs; and Youth Group. No experience is necessary as we will train! Please call the office if you are interested.

 ON-GOING GROUPS

HANDBELL REHEARSAL: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the handbell room. Still searching for a few new ringers (reading music helps but is not necessary). See Tom for more info. 

 PAIRS & SPARES: meets Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome.

JOY CLASS: meets every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the Parlor for an adult Bible Study.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Janet Fetty with questions.

SARAH CIRCLE: will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of every month beginning with the October meeting on October 17 at 7:00 p.m. All women are invited to attend this Bible study filled with food, fellowship and fun. Contact Janie Alpert, Sally Smith or the church office for more information.

RUTH CIRCLE: We will be sorting items on December 11 at 10 a.m. in the Agape Room. Please come to help, as many hands make work light. All are welcome.

 WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY: meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the parlor.

LUNCH BUNCH: If you would like to have lunch at a local restaurant, please meet at the front of the Sanctuary after the service.

18-2-LIFE: All 18-28 year olds are invited to have pizza with Pastor Wayne Masiker (561-364-5840) Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Arrabiatas (8260 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach).

Wednesday night Women's Bible Study: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Faith.     Currently using "Hearts of Fire.” Contact Teressa White at tess142@juno.com.

 

EVENTS AT FAITH UMC, 6340 W. Boynton Beach Blvd,

 

 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (3 year olds- 5th grade):

              Children’s Choir (5:30 p.m.) & Adventure Club (6-7:30 p.m.) RETURNS WHEN SCHOOL BEGINS

             Adventure Club: Wed 6:00-7:30 p.m. (PreK Building); Contact: Brenda Wood  RETURNS WHEN SCHOOL BEGINS

IMPACT STUDENT MINISTRY (6th – 12th grade):    Every Wed night from 6-7:30 p.m. in Faith’s Café. All in 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join us for food, fellowship and fun! Contact: Wayne Masiker (youthimpact@gofaithunited.org)

LADIES’ SMALL GROUP    Wednesday at 6-7:30 p.m. (Office Bldg.) BIBLE STUDY: “Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church for People Not in Church”       

 WOMEN’S MINISTRY (LIFT)   Call Faith UMC for date & time   

MEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST: Call Faith UMC for date & time

HOLY HANDS (SIGN LANGUAGE MINISTRY): If you have an interest in learning sign language, then please join us as we learn together, one song at a time. No knowledge of sign language is necessary! We meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., alternating between the two churches. Oct. 17- meeting at Faith in the Pastor’s office. Oct. 24- meeting at First in the parlor. Contact Person: Denise Caruso 561-470-5633.

BLESSINGS & BARGAINS: Faith’s thrift store is the perfect shop to find affordable items! Located at 3032 South Jog Road, Greenacres, they always welcome donations, as well as volunteers. Please contact Ken Danchak at 561-296-9935 with any questions. Store Hours: Tue-Thu, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri-Sat, 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.