The Faith United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner Committee would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the dinner a wonderful success!
When we decided to do the supper, a few short weeks ago, we knew we could accomplish our goal, but we were overwhelmed by the positive response we received from you, our church family! We had 75+ people (members and friends of FUMC) donating pies and salads and/or volunteering to sell tickets, set up ahead of time, work the day of the meal, and clean up!
We feel so proud to be a part of this amazing church family!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Plans are already underway for next year's Turkey Dinner!
Janell Ayres and Kathy Eck
MOMS GROUP THIS SUNDAY
Moms group will be this Sunday (9/23) following church.
We’ll meet in the lounge during the Sunday school hour to connect and do a devotion reading together. Children too young for Sunday school are welcome to come with you.
If you have any questions please reach out to Amanda Thul at 815-715-6807.
LIVERMORE MEAL OF THE MONTH
The Livermore Meal of the Month will be Thursday, Sept 28th 4:30-6:00 (or until the food is gone!). The menu will be: Salad Bar, Maid Rites and Ice Cream.
Next month's meal will be Oct 26th and will feature Tater Tot casserole, green beans, coleslaw and dessert.
3-YEAR OLDS & 3RD GRADERS RECEIVE BIBLES ON OCT 1
All parents of children who are 3 years old or in 3 grade should bring their children to the center of their choice to receive their 3-year-old Bible or their 3rd-grade Bible during the Worship Service. This is a special time in a child's life and we want everyone to receive a Bible! Please call the church office if you are unable to be at worship on October 1.
Christians in Action (CIA) youth group grades 4th-6th
Our focus is putting our faith into action. We do several mission projects throughout the year such as SOCKTOBER (sock donation for the shelters) and making meal Meal kits for the food pantry. We learn to ring bells and spend some
time reading and learning about Jesus. Starts Wed Sept 27th after school till 4. Snacks provided.
Leaders Gena Vinsand & Kathy Rhode
Questions call or text Gena 515-890-9122
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO BE AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
This is your opportunity to make a difference in our church! Your obligation will be to attend Administrative Council meetings which are held quarterly (plus on an "as needed" basis). At-Large members should not be members of Finance Committee, Trustees or Staff Parish Relations Committee. Contact Kathy Rhode (515- 890-0658) or the Church Office (515-332-3519) if you are interested. We need YOU!
Volunteers are still needed for the History and Records Committee
Contact Candy Carlson (515- 890-7203) or the Church Office (515-332-3519)
COWBOY CHURCH ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 30 🤠
MUSIC BEGINS AT 5:00 p.m.
SERVICE BEGINS AT 5:30
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
COWBOY CHURCH PRACTICE ON THUR., SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 5:30 p.m. IN THE SANCTUARY
An Invitation to An Advent Study with Our Iowa Bishop Kennetha
Join Bishop Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, of the Iowa Annual Conference and other United Methodists from across the state on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom beginning on Nov. 28, and continuing every Tuesday ending on Dec. 19, 2023.
Friends, in November, we will begin a virtual, conference-wide Advent Study of Bishop Ken Carter’s new book, Unrelenting Grace. Bishop Carter calls grace the essence of a holy life, in which we recognize that God’s loving presence in our lives is a gift. Being able to receive that gift and extend it to others “…stretches us, mystifies us, unravels us, and ultimately heals us,” he writes.
For this season of Advent, I invite you to explore the unrelenting grace of God with friends and colleagues from around our conference. The study will help us remember who we are as United Methodists, and give us a sense of common belonging, shared identity and unity. Maybe, it will even put us on a road to healing. The study will be entirely online on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Central, beginning on November 28, then continuing on December 5, 12, and 19.
Sign up in the church office, if you are interested. Books are $9.50. We can have the Zoom connection available at the church for all interested.
FOOD PANTRY ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER
UDMO is currently accepting applications for Coats for Kids, they are available at the UDMO office and are due October 1st. They are also taking monetary donations for this program now as well.
Applications will be available for Bikes for Tikes, Adopt a Family (ages 0-18), and Adopt a Senior (60yrs+) on October 1st at the UDMO office.
The food pantry currently needs the following items:
Beans (can or dry)
Tuna (can or pouch)
Chicken (can or pouch)
Mac & Cheese
Potato (Box or Pouch)
Pancake or Baking Mix
Soup or Broth
Committee Members Needed
We are looking for people who are interested in being a part of one of the many committees that are necessary to keep our church running! Could that be you? In particular, we are looking for people who are interested in our church History and Recordkeeping and Evangelism Committees.
The History & Records Committee keeps track of what has happened within our church over the years. There will be a lot to keep track of with the Pandemic and changes of the last few months. The chairperson for the Recordkeeping Committee is Candy Carlson. If you would be interested in being on the church History and Records Committee, call Candy at (515) 890-7203 or 332-4651.
The Evangelism Committee sends cards to shut-ins at different times of the year. If you have the gift of letter writing and card sending, this is the committee for you. (Cards are provided by the church or donated by church members.) Co-Chairs for the Evangelism Committee are Phyllis Warren (515) 368-0951 and
Candy Carlson (515) 890-7203 or 332-4651.
Autumnfest Supper at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
OSL will host an Autumnfest Supper on Monday, October 9th. 400 Pre-sold tickets are available for purchase, $12 for Adults, $8 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the OSL church office (enter through the SW door of the building), Floral Creations, and Dom's Cafe.