Are you new to 1stUMC?
Do you have questions about the church? Interested in becoming a member? Or just want to get to know the pastors better?Join Pastor Don and Pastor Becky on Sunday, August 6th @ 9:40am (during the Sunday school hour) in the Library (downstairs just outside the Family Life gymnasium) to “Connect in Conversation.” Every first Sunday of the month you will have the opportunity to connect. If you need more information, or have questions, don’t hesitate to call the church (618) 632-2354, or email Pastor Don at: email@example.com.
08/26/17 Running 4 God 5k
O'Fallon FUMC Annual Running 4 God is happening August 26th. All proceeds will go to support the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House and Beacon Ministries. Sign up before August 10th and be guaranteed a T-Shirt. Sign up is available now .
09/03/17 Summer Pool Party
Sept 3rd 6-10pm at O'Fallon Memorial Pool. Bring friends, family, and a dish to share
Fair Trade Coffee
will now be available in the Family Life Center on Sunday mornings. It is through Equal Exchange and supports local small farmers as well as the environment.
Behold Your God – Rethinking God Biblically - Bible Study
Check out this awesome Bible Study opportunity coming this fall. Behold Your God – Rethinking God Biblically is a 13-week DVD study containing 12 sessions that are reinforced by a 12-week daily devotional workbook. Yes there is homework. The weekly DVD lesson is 55 minutes long and then we will discuss. Class dates are Tuesdays beginning August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Sign up here.
Prime Timers Lunch & Learn
8/25, 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
"Refuse to be a Victim".
Speaker: David Young
Owner of Keep Calm and Carry RSVP to Carolyn Sitzes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-632-2056. In addition, please sign up on the Connect Card.
Desserts are welcome.
We want to know if you could use help around your house this fall with
cleaning gutters, raking leaves, trimming shrubs, or small house repair?
On 9/30, a team of volunteers will be ready and willing to assist you with these tasks or other similar jobs around your house and yard.
Please sign up on the Connect Card if you would like our help, or if you know someone who would appreciate this type of help and want to nominate them. Also, sign up to volunteer! Or, call John Grissom at (618) 363-9004 for more information
~ Natural Welcomer ~
As we continue to live into our mission to make disciples and help our guests feel welcome in our church, we want to identify and train those who already are naturally welcoming. We are hoping that you can help us by suggesting some names. Please list three people in the Connect Card who you believe are naturally gifted as welcomers in the church
The OFFUMC Missions Committee is collecting books, DVDs, and VHS tapes for the Henderson Settlement mission trip. The collection site will be downstairs in the Helping Hallway. All forms of media must be in good
condition. Media can be for kids or for adults of any appropriate genre. If you have any questions, contact Linda Gruchala at email@example.com
Volunteer to help transport seniors living at the O’Fallon Senior Apartments to appointments and various other locations they need to go. A full time commitment is not necessary. For more information or if you can help with this mission, please contact Harold Isbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge Bread Volunteers Needed
Looking to get involved in a fun ministry? one that doesn't take up much time but helps benefit others? The Bridge Bread ministry is looking for volunteers to assist in selling products on the second sunday of every month between 8-11am. We are also looking for volunteers to help pickup the products on the Saturday afternoon before the sale and sort out the pre-orders. If interested please contact Ann Clayton at email@example.com or call 567-5820.
Sharing the Gift of Hospitality
We are forming a new team to help us with the coffee and bagel ministry on Sunday mornings. This team would help to re-imagine this important time for our church family. What can we do to make this even better? How can we make our guests feel more welcome? If these ideas excite and interest you, please join our new hospitality team by signing up
on the Connect Card or contacting Pastor Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting times to be determined after we know who is interested. Thank you for sharing your gifts for this important ministry
Purchase Bridge Bread Every Second Sunday . Bridge Bread will be available to purchase on Second Sundays every month. You can order on the first Sunday of every month at the back of the Sanctuary and FLC. http://bridgebread.org/