The Rainbow Flag displayed in the narthex is a gift to FUMC from the people of Minnetonka UMC, Pastor Jeanine’s former congregation. This upbeat symbol of welcome to people of all genders and sexual orientations is designed to stand up to weather and is suitable for outdoor display.
New funds raised since first of the year from new contributions, Easter offering, pie sale, and organ recital total $6319. Remaining amount to be raised by 12/31/18 is $71,093. Accelerated payments received since March – $23,500. Thank you!
Tuck-pointing is proceeding as planned. We should realize significant savings in labor costs, as they were able to begin their work early in the construction season.
Remember you can always make a contribution to the capital campaign by using offering envelopes in the pews. Mark the line “Building Fund”. The Trustees proceed on projects as funds become available. Still on the list: upper windows, restroom updates, organ refurbishment, parking lot resurfacing, and trustees’ building endowment. The project list is posted on the office window and the bulletin board outside the library.
Third Thursday is July 20. Plan now to help out any time between 3 and 8 pm.
at First United Methodist, the landmark Coppertop church on the Skyline. In addition to its scenic view of the city and Lake Superior, FUMC is known for being active in the community and offering energizing worship, with great music and preaching, at 10 am Sundays. Ruby’s Pantry food distribution is the third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 pm. Other ministries offer care, friendship, and growth on your spiritual journey, many opportunities for service, and creative programming for children and families.
Wednesday Night is introducing several new programs this year, including a second Jam group, a Parent2Parent group, and supervised study time and child care.
Wednesday Night Small Groups
for Children and Youth
5-5:30 JAM, for grade 1 and up
5:30 – 6:00 All new JAM Jr, for preschool through kinders
Both groups meet in the Chapel, focus on developing musical skills in an active, fun way, and are led by Cynthia Coffin-Langdon.
5:30 – 6 Explorers, a new group for 1st – 4th graders, focuses on Bible skills in a kid-friendly, fun way. Upstairs study
6:30 – 7:30 Youth Group format will change a bit with 5th – 12th graders meeting at 6:30 and then doing some split activities before concluding activities as a combined group, ending by 7:30 pm. Youth Director Cynthia Coffin-Langdon will lead with Laura Stahl assisting.
These groups all start Sept 21.
- Parent2Parent, for parents with children, 5:00- 5:30, coinciding with JAM sessions. Parents of adolescents are welcome or may check with Laura Stahl to set up another group. Starts Sept 21.
- Adult Bible Study from 5:30 – 6:15 in the Fireside Lounge. Older teens are welcome. Starts Sept 14
Even if you don’t join in the new groups, your Wednesday night group is probably meeting at a different time. Here is the new schedule.
New Wednesday Night Schedule
4:45 5Guise handbell ensemble
5:00 JAM, for children in grades 1-3
5:15 Ringtones children’s bell choir
5:30 Wednesday Night Meal – All welcome!
JAM Junior, for preschoolers- 5-year-olds*
Explorers, for grades 1-4*
Adult Bible study
5:45 Sanctuary Choir for all voices
6:30 Youth Group, for grades 5-12*
6:45 Cast in Bronze adult bell choir
Meal service ends
7:30 Tapestry worship band
7:45 Class Ring youth bell choir
8:00 Child care/aupervised study time ends