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Announcements given for Sunday 5/12/2024

Below are the announcements given on 5/12/2024.  Please refer to your directory for contact information.


Mission Opportunity - Rice Donations Needed

During the month of May, we will continue to collect 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 for your generous support of our sister congregation and the people they
serve or are living at their church. On April 24th, 198 pounds of rice and more than
1,400 bags of tea were delivered.
Thank you, also, Dianne and Mike, for volunteering to deliver our donation each

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-
With your help, we can take better care of our earth!
Questions? Contact Donna S.


Limited Mobility Parking Spots in Front Parking Lot

The Trustees installed five (5) new “Reserved for Persons with Limited Mobility” signs. We replaced the two visitor-parking signs on the left of the main red doors into the sanctuary building and added three on the right of the main red doors (in front of the church offices).

Note that these new spaces are to be used by anyone that feels that it would be helpful to park close to the door on Sundays and that they are not “legal” disabled parking signs that require an ADA placard/license plate. We still have the original spaces that do require the ADA placard/license plate.

Also remember that there is parking in the back parking lot for those that feel like they can walk from there. 

Those who identify as female are welcome to join United Women of Faith's salad luncheon

Come join United Women in Faith (UWF) for our Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May
25th, at 12:00 noon. (yes, Memorial Day weekend)

Our honored guest will be Nancy Kuch, member of Renton United Methodist UWF.
Nancy will have her large collection of 168 unique teapots on display. We’ve also
invited Renton UWF members to join us.

Please bring a salad to share! Rolls, dessert and drinks will be provided. Invite your
daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends to join us too! We hope to see many
of you who are unable to make meetings during the weekdays, and though it’s
Memorial Day weekend, we hope to have a great time!


Mission Donations for Asylum Seekers

We have received a letter from El Dios Viviente United Methodist Church through
our SeaTac Missional District. The church is helping families who have recently
arrived in the United States seeking asylum. The asylum seekers were earlier
located in Powell Barnett Park in Seattle, camping, and sleeping in tents.
Fairwood Community UMC will respond to the need and help. Through the
leadership of the Mission and Social Justice team, we are collecting these items:
coats, socks, hats, and VISA gift cards.
Please give and bring your donations to church and leave it in the “green monster”
bin in the narthex or in the bin outside the front doors.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ferdie or the chairs of the
Missions & Social Justice team, Armando E. and John M.
Your generosity is appreciated. Your gifts and donation will go a long way to
improve the condition of the asylum seekers, especially the children.

Church Membership for May 19th

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.


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Sunday Announcemens 4/21/24

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General conference is coming up April 23-May 5th. Find out more what the UMC denomination is doing.

Sunday Announcements 4/14/24

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