Please see the Sunday Bulletin for full information
December 7: Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant (pre-purchased tickets)
December 8: Carols & Bells Concert at 3:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
December 15: Christmas Cantata at both services
December 15: Christmas Caroling at 2:00 p.m. (Barrington Terrace)
December 18: Christmas Potluck Party at 6:00 p.m. (Faith’s FLC)
December 21: Christmas Caroling and lunch at Cici’s Pizza at 11:00 a.m.
(Blessings and Bargains 3032 S. Jog Rd., Greenacres)
December 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
December 25: Christmas Day
Wednesday night Women's Bible Study: Will not meet again until January. Contact Teressa White at email@example.com with questions.
HANGING OF THE GREENS: We are in need of people to serve as a helping hand to transform the church for the Christmas season. This includes hanging wreaths and decorating the Christmas tree. Please stay after the second service on December 1 to help.
RUTH CIRCLE: Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Agape Room. We will be sorting and packing our Hygiene Kits and are requesting the assistance of as many people who are able to come lend a hand. We are also in need of the following supplies: travel-sized soap, shampoo and lotion; full-sized deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, and disposable razors continues throughout the year. Contact Joan Alt with any questions. 561-732-7989
YOUNG AT HEART: This ministry group for those aged 55+ meets monthly. Join us on December 8 at 3 p.m. to support our Fine Arts Series and enjoy the beautiful sounds of Christmas as presented by the Bell Choir at the Carols and Bells Concert. See Pastor Parker (954-651-2636) for more info. Be sure to check out the Christmas Caroling dates on page 7.
CHURCH DIRECTORIES: Available in the office to those who had a photo taken.
2019 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: will be Saturday, December 7 (departing the church at 12:00 p.m.). Please contact Pastor Parker (954-651-2636) to purchase your tickets: Still available are (9) Artist Circle tickets ($67/per.) and (12) Main Floor tickets ($50/per.). Roundtrip transportation is available for $20/person. (There is no lunch this year.)
RUTH CIRCLE: will recommence on November 12, and is still collecting: travel-sized soap, shampoo and lotion; full-sized deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, and disposable razors continues throughout the year. Contact Joan Alt with any questions. 561-732-7989.
Pairs & Spares will meet at 8:45 a.m. and the JOY Class will meet at 9:00 a.m.
UMCOR: The United Methodist Committee on Relief has awarded a solidarity grant to Bahamas Methodist Habitat, the Disaster Ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. This grant provides immediate, emergency short term funding to address the basic human needs of those affected by this catastrophic storm. You can join with UMCOR by donating to their disaster response and recovery funds. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Mark your donations UMCOR or visit UMCOR.org.
Monthly Communion Offering: Every first Sunday of the month, the church collects for a special mission. Our November Mission is for General Missions.
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 Peter Piper Pizza (3961 Jog Rd, Greenacres).
Wednesday night Women's Bible Study: Contact Teressa White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AV System Fundraiser: Our Audio Visual Upgrade Project collection continues! To date, we have received $19,555.00 out of the total $32,000 needed. Should you choose to 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.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Rental Event Coordinator: Part-time position with responsibilities to include marketing the facilities as rentable space, coordinating all aspects of the rental process from start to end including meeting with potential renters, handling all paperwork, and being on-site during the rental time. Compensation: $25/hour on an as-needed basis. Submit resumes to FirstUMCBB@bellsouth.net.
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.
PAIRS & SPARES: meets Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome.
JOY CLASS: meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor for an adult Bible Study. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Janet Fetty with questions.
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.
EVENTS AT FAITH UMC, 6340 W. Boynton Beach Blvd,
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (3 year olds- 5th grade): Will continue after summer
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 (email@example.com)
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.