Announcements

Attention parents!  Our church will be presenting a Christmas Pageant on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
 
We are seeking kids from 1st through 6th grade to participate in the pageant.  Please have family members (grandparents especially) mark their calendars for this date at Marysville First U.M. Church.

There will be minimal speaking parts as the story is being narrated and the children will be acting it out.  We will have both humans and animal parts in this pageant. Costumes will be quite simple---we will need parents’ help in coming up with costumes and a few props for a simple set. 

We will have two practices: 

Practice #1 will be Sunday, November 18th at 11 a.m.- 12 noon (in the choir room by Sunday School classrooms)

Practice #2 will be Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 p.m.- 7:45 in the choir room and then moving to the sanctuary). 

Pre-K through Kindergarten children will be opening the program with two songs so they will be involved too. 

Please email me at bsanders@lifebio.com or text me at 614-580-0333 if your 1st – 6th grader would like to participate.  Please be sure your child can attend both practices and the pageant. We are excited to share the beautiful Christmas story with our church and community!  

Blue Christmas Service

Sunday December 9th @ 6:00

(A service of remembrance and hope)

Dearly Beloved,

For many people, Christmas is a time of joy that is filled with gladness and merriment.  For those who have lost a loved one, it can be a time of brokenness and loneliness…..leaving one feeling distant from the joy of the season and rather “blue”. 

Join us at Marysville First United Methodist Church for a special Blue Christmas Service on Sunday December 9th @ 6:00pm in the Sanctuary.  This service is specially designed to provide an intentional time of remembrance, hope, tenderness and encouragement.  The service will emphasize the light of Christ found in John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”  As the service begins, dim lights will fill the sanctuary and a candle procession will bring a gentle light to the gathered community.  The songs, hymns and scripture will be designed to bring you into a time of reflection and continued healing.  It will be a set-apart time of beauty and hope. 

We hope you and your family members will join us for this special service and receive the blessings God has prepared for you. 

In His Grace & Love

The Pastoral Staff

MFUMC 

 

SAVE THE DATE-CHANGE

The open church dialogue regarding the recommendations from the Worship Assessment Team will be held after each service on October 21 and NOT November 4th at 5:00. All are invited.

New Sunday Morning Fall Studies

 

9:30am *In Session Now

Join the 20/30 Connect-Courtyard

Study Focus:  Book of Romans

Leader:  Kathy Rohrs

 

11:00 am *Starting 10/28-12/9

1.  Men’s Study-Courtyard

Study Focus:  “When God’s Spirit Moves”

Leader:  Ray Hughes

 

2.  Women’s Study-Mills Lounge

Study Focus:  “Invitation to John” (book of John)

Leader:  Pastor Peggy

 

3.  Discovery Bible Study-Room 155

Study Focus:  Listening for God’s voice in scripture

Leaders:  Linda Brown 

Are You Interested in Serving on

the Leadership Team?

 

The Leadership Team is the chief administrative team for our congregation. Some of the important work of the Leadership Team:

 

  • Meet on the third Tuesday evening for 3 hours to do the work outlined below (approximately 3 hours per month).
  • You may also be asked to serve on  a task team for a specific task
  • Oversee the vision of the church ensuring that all ministry teams are free of administrative burdens in order to focus on the mission of their ministry
  • Oversee all administrative policies.
  • Approve and oversee the annual budget.
  • Approve the hiring, salaries and benefits of staff.
  • Approve all land acquisitions, facility construction and significant legal obligations.
  • Conduct evaluations of the pastoral staff.
  • Assure that the Book of Discipline is upheld.

 

What traits are required for the Leadership Team?

  • Compassion:  Evidence of love for Jesus Christ and people.  
  • Competence:   Skills consistent with administrative tasks.
  • Commitment:   Commitment to the vision of FUMC by:
    • Membership at Marysville FUMC
    • Regular attendance in worship services
    • Service in the church 
    • Financial giving to the church

 

  • Character:  Traits consistent with those listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 for an Elder.  (This does not preclude women from being members of the Leadership Team.)

 

Application for the Leadership Team 

Any church member who desires to serve our church family on the Leadership Team is to submit a letter of interest and engage in an interview process.  In your letter of interest, please tell us about yourself and include answers to these questions:

 

  1. Why are you interested in serving on the Leadership Team?
  2. In what ways have you served/participated in the ministries of Marysville First United Methodist Church in the last 5 years?
  3. How do your spiritual gifts, personality, passions, abilities and experiences prepare you for service in the administrative roles of the Leadership Team?
  4. What do you see as God’s purpose for Marysville First UMC?

 

Please submit your letter to aaron@marysvillefumc.org or to the church office by October 14, 2018.    Interviews will take place during October and November, and the nomination of new members to the Leadership Team will be given to the church conference on Monday, December 3.  All church members are encouraged to come and vote on the election of new members for the Leadership Team.    

 

 

THE ENGAGE TEAM

In 2017 our church adopted a new vision: To love God and all people for the transformation of the world. At that time, we also adopted four key strategies to bring about that vision. Those strategies are summarized in four words: Engage, Connect, Equip and Send. In the last 18 months, we have established a Connect Team, an Equip Team and a Send Team. The last team to be formed is our Engage Team. This was previously called an Evangelism Team. This team will be led by Pastor Aaron and will create opportunities for our church to engage with others outside the walls of the church. There will be an informational meeting about the Engage Team on Wednesday evening, October 10 at 7:00 pm. We will meet in the Courtyard. If you have a passion for seeing people come to know Christ or if you would like to be involved in outreach ministries, we invite you to attend. By attending this meeting you are not committing to serve on the team.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: BLUEGRASS KICKOFF

November 8th at 6:00pm will be our Bluegrass Kick off night. For this night the following will take place; free concert, free hot dogs, free popcorn and reduced preseason tickets that night only.

More information can be found at http://marysvillewinterbluegrass.com

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

In October we are collecting chapstick and small Kleenex packages. 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.

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