Announcements given for Sunday 8/27/23
Pastor Ferdie returns from 2 month renewal leave
Pastor Ferdie returns from his 2-month renewal leave on September 1st. He’ll be with us for worship next Sunday, Sept. 3rd.
He is ready to being back in community with us, but please offer grace to him as he does so.
United Women in Faith is offering this beautiful Northwest sceneries quilt for raffle!
Our Fairwood United Women in Faith quilters group is offering a beautiful Northwest scenery quilt for raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds will support UWF mission-giving. Buy tickets on Sundays from Debbie Miller, the UWF treasurer.
The drawing for the quilt will be held on Sunday, October 1 during the Soup lunch/Quilt/Crafts/Bake sale.
We hope you attend but you can win this quilt even if you are not present.
Vision House Visit
Our Fairwood United Women in Faith (UWF) is going to tour the Renton Highlands location of Vision House. Join us as we learn about the work that Vision House has been doing for over 30 years to help those experiencing homelessness in our area.
We’ll meet at our church at 10:00 on Thursday, September 14th to carpool.
Questions? Contact Donna S.
Learn more about Vision House at: https://visionhouse.org/
Are You Interested In Becoming A Member?
We welcome and dedicate new members on Sunday, September 10th. If you’re interested in exploring membership at Fairwood Community United Methodist Church, please contact Pastor Ferdie after his renewal leave ends, September 1st
Join The Choir
We will be starting a new choir season the last Wednesday of August, (8/30/2023). If you have sung in choirs before or have had musical training, you will have no trouble learning the anthems. Performances are twice a month and rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. or after the Sunday services.
For more details contact Rae Colborne
New Website Is Now Live!
Our new church website is now live! Visit www.fairwoodumc.org for a newly designed website. This visitor-focused site has simple navigation and is viewable on all types of devices (mobile, tablet and desktop/laptop). Since it is a work in progress (yes, we know some things still need work), please let Heather Spates know if you see something that needs updating. firstname.lastname@example.org
Help the people of Maui
In response to the devastating fires which have ripped through Hawai`i recently, a special giving link has been set up at the California-Pacific United Methodist Conference center. 100% of all you give will go towards helping the people of Hawai`i.
We are committed to supporting the community of Lahaina as they navigate the challenges before them. All of the money collected will go towards helping this community in their time of need.
Individuals can give to the California-Pacific UMC Conference Lahaina Relief Fund (under Special Offerings) at: http://calpacumc.org/donate
Or give through our Fairwood Community UMC “GIVE” page on our website (fairwoodumc.org) or: https://secure.myvanco.com/L-Z2TE/home
Sunday, August 27- Children’s Creation Care
Blackberry picking and Ice Cream Sundaes.
Yummmm! We will be outside enjoying nature, exploring, doing crafts, playing nature games, and planting things. Be sure to wear “OK to get dirty” clothes, no sandals, and bring a jacket and dress for the weather! As we explore, there is a great chance you will see our friendly rabbits, ducks, blue damselflies, squirrels, and hopefully our three deer.
Our final worship leader (today!)
Our final worship leader (today!) during Pastor Ferdie’s renewal leave is Andrew Lang. Andy is an educator in the Pacific Northwest, an alumnus of Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation, and author ofUnmasking the Inner Critic: Lessons for Living an Unconstricted Life.
Along with writing regularly, he facilitates workshops helping people to navigate their inner lives and explore their sense of identity and spirituality.
You can find more of his writings and offerings atwww.AndrewGLang.com.
The Tuesday morning study will use Andy’s book for the next study, beginning September 19. Join us! We meet in the parlor or on Zoom (i.e. hybrid) at 9:30am. Contact Pastor Ferdie for more information.