SuperStart is a conference specifically geared for 5th & 6th graders.  We will get away, grow closer to God and each other.  The event is in Cincinnati on March 16 - 17, 2018.  The focus of this event will include worship, teaching, small groups, and times of games and play.  More details will come out soon, but you must register by December 1st.  The cost is $60 for the retreat (make checks payable to FUMC with "SuperStart/Your Student's Name" on the memo line).  Check out this video link to see what SuperStart is all about.  Register online at

Mark your calendars for January 7th at 5:00 pm for a meeting to discuss Confirmation, the opportunity for students to become members of our church.  Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:15 pm from January 14th through April 22nd.  The Confirmation retreat will be March 2 - 4, the parent and confirmand celebration banquet is April 28th, and Confirmation Sunday is April 29th.  Traditionally, Confirmation has been offered to 7th graders, but if you do not feel your child is ready, we encourage you to wait a year.  Please contact Mark Confer, Youth Director, with any questions at or (937) 642-4712 x 105.

We are having so much fun learning new songs, chants and ways to praise the LORD!  This choir is for children in 1st through 4th grades.  We meet each Sunday from 10:15 to 10:45 am in the choir room.  The Sunday School teachers take the children if they are participating in 9:30 Sunday School.  If you worship at 11:00, please bring your child to the choir room; then enjoy a cup of coffee in the Burnside Conference Room while they practice.

We're changing it up in hopes of getting better participation!  We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Friday December 1st at 5:00 pm, and we will remove the decorations on Friday January 5th at 5:00 pm.  Pizza will be provided for both nights.  Contact Molly Richardson (937) 707-5065 or with questions.

Are you interested in developing a relational network of support, help, and healing for a person who will be returning from incarceration? Are you interested in welcoming them into our church family?  If so, please attend the 30 for 30 ministry meeting on Thursday October 12th at 7:00 pm in Room 157.  If you have any questions, please contact Jill Rodman at

In October, we will collect small packages of kleenex & chap stick.  A collection box is  located in the BFLC coat room.  If you miss a month, you can drop  off that item any month. Contact Kathy Titmuss-Smith (937) 243-0192 with questions.

Academy is coming!  October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 


-- Class Session #1 -- 6:00 to 6:45

-- Pizza & Fellowship -- 6:45 to 7:15

-- Class Session #2 -- 7:15 to 8:00


Click the link below for the Academy flier which contains the class listing!


You may register by returning the flier to the church office, or register online.



CALLING FOR ASSISTANCE -- We are looking for one, two, three . . . people to help out occasionally with the Café’ on Sunday morning.  This is a simple task and all of the supplies are available for your service.  If  you are interested in hearing the “rest of the story” please ca