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Announcements given for Sunday 4/21/2024

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Below are the announcements given on 4/21/2024.  Please refer to your directory for contact information.

 

Mission Opportunity - Rice & Black Tea Donations Needed

During the month of April, we will be collecting 2 – 5 pound bags of long-grain
white rice AND black tea bags to deliver to Riverton Park United Methodist Church.
Each month we will add to our monetary donation with an item (or items) that they
are regularly in need of, as they work to support those staying at their church. Drop
off your donation in the box in the narthex.
Thanks in advance for your participation in our support of our sister congregation
and the people they serve or are living at their church.
Thank you, also, Dianne and Mike, for volunteering to deliver our donation each
month!

 

We Are Composting

Fairwood Community United Methodist Church is stepping up our efforts to take
care of our earth!
Our green composting containers (a 23-gallon container in the parlor of Benedict
Hall and a few green wastebaskets) with compostable bag liners are here. Please
put your food waste, food-soiled paper and approved compostable products into
these green containers. We have a second outside tote to accommodate extra
compostable materials.
Please note that not everything labeled as “compostable” is accepted by Cedar
Grove. Generally accepted items are here: CedarGrove-flyer-Compostables-Accepted-
20230620.pdf
With your help, we can take better care of our earth!
Questions? Contact Donna S.

We've Been Cleaning!

Carol and Cathy have sorted through items we’ve used in Sunday School or other
activities at FCUMC. Thank you to all who have donated these items over the years.
They were well-loved. However, to find more gathering space for meetings, we’ve
cleaned and organized two former classrooms.

Stop by M-2 (the room next to the sanctuary, across from the office) to see if there are items that you’d like to “rehome!” We especially encourage early childhood
teachers and parents of young children to check out the items.

Our preschool, Sunday school teachers and nursery attendant have already had
the opportunity to take the items… and now it’s YOUR time!

 

Next Youth Choir practice will be Sunday May 5th

Youth in 5th grade through high school are invited to sing with our YOUTH choir.
The next practice will be May 5th. Meet in the choir room for practices on Sundays
at 11:15am until about 11:50am.
Come bring your friends and make a joyful noise! For more information or
questions contact Bill or Lori McEwen at bill.mcewen@comcast.net.

 

 

Interested in Church Membership? Pick up a pamphlet in the lobby

If you’re curious about what it means to be a church member, please pick up a
pamphlet on the table in the narthex/lobby. It’s called “So you’re thinking about
joining the church.”
Then if you’d like to know more, please talk to Pastor Ferdie. Our next time to
welcome new members will be Sunday, May 19th.

Crop Walk is Sunday April 28th

Our traditional Renton CROP Walk is coming up, Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 4:00pm.
Your family can walk, donate and/or help with jobs the day of the walk. Visit the
CROP table in the narthex to sign up to register as a walker. You can sign up to
help with jobs on the bulletin insert or contact Sharon. People volunteering can also
collect pledges.
Funds that we and other Renton churches raise will support vulnerable people
around the world, as well as feeding programs in our own community.
For more info, search online for: Renton CROP Hunger Walk.
The “Fairwood Methodist (Renton, WA)” team is already set up. Join the team or
make a donation!
2024 CROP Hunger Walk – Fairwood Community United Methodist

More information: Crop Walk
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at kenyonjs@comcast.net.

 

Multicultural Potluck Dinner sat April 27th 6-8pm

To celebrate our cultural diversity, our Fairwood neighborhood is invited to a
Multicultural Potluck Dinner!
Join us on Saturday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

While doors open at 6:00 pm, we don’t expect to start eating until about 6:30 pm.
To let us know that you plan to come, please sign up by scanning the QR code on
the slide or the link below.
https://fcumc.breezechms.com/form/97356a

Rebuilding Together Project - needs funds

The next Rebuilding Together project is this Saturday, April 27th. The resident is
eager for the wheelchair ramp!
We’re close to having enough funds to buy all the needed materials. But we can
still use more help with food for the volunteers. Contact Joan at djandersen@q.com
if you’re interested.
Donations can be made by check (“Rebuilding Together” in the memo line) or
online at our church website giving page: https://fairwoodumc.org/give/
Any questions can be directed to Don or Joan.

General Conference starts Tuesday April 23rd

Our worldwide General Conference starts Tuesday, April 23, after being postponed
since 2020. It will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 23 – May 3. The
General Conference is the only body that can set official policy and speak for the
entire United Methodist denomination. Delegates are from the U.S., Africa, the
Philippines and Europe. Think of the two-week gathering as a combination of a
United Nations General Assembly, a U.S. congressional session and a time of
rousing Christian worship.

Please pray for all involved as they consider many significant proposals. Some of
their work is mundane but some of it can be heart-wrenching. Pray especially for
our Pacific Northwest Conference clergy and lay delegates
and reserves: Elizabeth, Skylar, Gregg, and Brant.

For lots more information, see the Thursday newsletter email or visit:
https://www.pnwumc.org/general-conference-2024-resource-page

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