Community Connection - Florence United Methodist Church

Florence United Methodist Church
Feb 1, 2015
Community Connection
Youth News
Children’s News
Children’s Worship
Feb 1 Good Friends: Proverbs 17:17
Address: 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence, KY 41042
Middle School Mission Trip Deadline: Sign up and Deposit due
by February 8
Feb 8 Love Your Neighbor: Leviticus 19:18
Feb 15 Jesus Made Friends: John 15:15
Feb 22 Church Friends: 3 John 1:15
Cross Cheer Hiring
2015 Coaches!
Cross Cheer is looking for high school to
graduate level coaches to coach at cheerleading camps in our area. The best candidates will have cheerleading experience
(an enthusiastic personality), and enjoy
working with young kids and are patient,
caring and responsible. If you are interested in coaching at our Cross Cheer
camps this summer, please complete our
online application form before April 4th!
Complete application on line:
Any questions contact Anna Merlo:
Wednesday Night Life
Teacher’s Helper
WNL teacher's helper needed for 3 y/o-1st
grade GIRLS class. Another teacher helper is needed for the boys group. Please
call or text Anna Merlo 859-445-8866 if
you'd like to be a part of these very special
children's Bible study groups.
February Preschool Bible Story Time
Ages birth-K begins Feb.2 every Monday
at 10:00 am in the children's chapel room
L-16. Contact Anna Merlo for details.
Preschool VBS Committee Volunteers
Are you interested in serving on the Preschool VBS committee? We need for leaders in several key areas. Please contact
Anna Merlo to serve on this very important
committee. Contact Anna: 859-445-8866
Cokesbury VBS Workshop
Feb 21, 2015 at Florence UMC
9:30 a.m. to noon. This is for area churches to get together and hear about resources available for Vacation Bible
School from our Cokesbury representative.
Pray For Our
Loved Ones..
Confirmation is open to
7th graders & up. Youth
choose their own Mentor who is a member of the church and meet with their
mentor for 8 weeks. In addition they will
also meet 2 weeks with Mark & Jonathan. Confirmation Sunday is April
19th. Please let Jonathan know the
name of your mentor once you have chosen. The following youth and their mentors have already signed up:
Please pray for our Confirmands:
Rebekah Dickinson
Katie Owens
Will Ellzey
McKenna Hoh
Will Snyder
Kaylee Patton
Hannah Walker
Chase Hughes
Ethan Thomas
Tessa Hutchinson
Holly Vasquez
Joy Tucker
Chris Cummings
Ken Heil
Kim Beitz
Melanie Roberts
Chris Cummings
Anna Merlo
Nita Bartlett
Jean Chalk
Christine Rost
Robin Hutcheson
Seth Heil
Rob Cummings
Ski and Tubing Trip
Ski trip will be Feb 28! Meet at
the church at 8:30 a.m. and
return around 5:15 p.m.
We need chaperones for the
tubing group and for the lodge. Group
tickets are limited and Jonathan needs to
pre-order to get the discount rate so reserve your spot soon!! Ski board/lift tickets include tubing so you can do both if
you choose. Any questions, contact Jonathan:
VBS July 13-17, 2015
Musicians & Singers Needed!!
Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Would you like to share with the
congregation during the 11:00am service? Come join our Praise Team!
Contact: Allison Williams,
Mary Earlywine, Rosedale Green
Prayer Concerns:
Gary Paul, recovering knee surgery
Marcy Reese, undergoing knee surgery
Roger Scroggin, chemo
Inez Kieffer, hospitalized with the flu
Larry Curts, recent surgery
Our Confirmands
Come join the Prayer Team every
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the
Chapel for a time of intercessory
prayer. If you have any questions ,
please call Jean Chalk, our
Prayer Team Leader at
Continue praying for
our local missions Creative Beginnings Preschool
Children’s and Youth Ministries
Grace & Ida Spence;
the Zimmerman family missionaries in Bolivia;
Mike & Sherri Morrissey missionaries in Thailand
Wesley Denham, Missionary to India
In Military Service: Active Duty
Ben Abshire
Nick Ballinger
Olin Gamble
Trevor Greentree
Aaron McCartney
Hunter Pendleton
Tony Smith
Chris Reinhart
Matt Stiller
Joshua Gilbert
Zachary Hayes
Brad McGill
Thomas Schawe
Jason Gardner
Attendance for January
Date Worship Sunday School
Jan 4
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Scripture for Today
And what does the Lord require of
you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your
God. Micah 6:8
Grace Food Drive
If you can donate food
items from the list below,
please bring them to the
bin marked “Grace” in the Gathering
Place. Thanks for helping keep the pantry stocked.
Saltine Crackers
Regular Box
Cereal Bars
Pop Tarts
Chef Boy r Dee
Single serve
Toilet Paper Rolls
Cases or Single
Next Meal at Grace Feb 8
During last month's meal at Grace over
190 guests were served! Our next opportunity to serve will be February 8 and
we are asking for donations of dessert
items. Cookies, brownies, cakes, or pies
usually work best. Desserts should be
at church by noon Sunday February 8.
Or even better, step out in faith and join
us in serving the meal at 3:00 in Covington at 5th and Greenup St.
Check out the mission's web site: or
Facebook page: Sunday Night Live for
more on this wonderful mission.
*Please sign up at the community connection if you can provide desserts or
would like to help serve.
2015 UMW National Seminar
The United Methodist Women national
office is sponsoring 25 women to attend
the National Seminar in Chicago, IL on
July 29—Aug. 2. The deadline for applying is February 13th. It would be great if
you received a scholarship to attend? You are INVITED to APPLY now
to participate in the 2015 UMW National
Seminar. You can be one of twenty five
(25) women to attend through an open
application process, by going to the following link:
Covington District Update:
We will be retaining the name
“Covington District” until August of 2015
when a new district conference will vote
on the new name. LIKE their facebook
page to keep up with District News:
Children’s Advocacy Day
Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol
e Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Frankfort! If you would like to go contact Marcella Henry: 859-803-9525 or email
Help Wanted
FUMC Maintenance Position
Keith Dixon has served as the church
maintenance person for several
years. Keith has made the decision to
step down from this role. The Staff Parish Relations (SPR) team on behalf of
the entire church wishes to thank Keith
for his service and the superior fashion
in which he takes care of the church
facility. We are in need to bring on a
new staff member to serve as church
maintenance person. This is a parttime, paid position. If you have handyman skills and would like to serve the
church while earning some extra money, this may be the perfect spot to plug
in. To learn more about this position
and apply please contact Mike Albrecht
on behalf of the SPR team at 513-2076002.
Church Events
WNL Begins Soon!!
It's almost time for our new session of
Wednesday Night Life to begin! Classes
will begin weekly at 6:30 p.m. from February 11-April 15*. *Ash Wednesday
Service, February 18, in lieu of classes.
*No classes April 1st
We have so many studies available for
your to participate in. Please take some
time to review the studies...for adults,
youth and children at Please
invite people you know to join us! Then,
sign up for
1) our WNL Kick-Off Dinner (February
4th) at 5:30 p.m..
2) To register for a WNL Small Groups!
Here are some important links:
Wednesday Night Life Program Offerings:
Wednesday Night Life Kick-Off Dinner February 4th RSVP:
Wednesday Night Life Small Group
Registration: http://
Any questions, contact Christy Blundy
Super Bowl Bake Sale
On Feb 1, the Handbell Choir
will have a Super Bowl Snack
& Bake Sale after each service in the Gathering Place.
Donations of snack items (for example:
cheese balls, Chex Mix, etc. ) or baked
goods can be brought to the Gathering
Place on the morning of the sale. Proceeds go toward handbell supplies
Feb 2: Merry Makers
Cancelled Feb 2
Due to weather conditions forecasted for Monday, February 2, the Merry Makers meeting has
been cancelled.
Feb 4: WNL Kickoff Dinner
Feb 6: Life Line Screening
Feb 8: Meal at Grace
Feb 10: Wesleyan Women
Feb 10: Mountain Mission Truck
Feb 11: WNL Classes begin
Life Line Screening Feb 6
Life Line Screening, will host their
affordable, non-invasive and painless
health screenings on Feb. 6th. Five
screenings will be offered. Register for
a Wellness Package which includes 4
vascular tests and osteoporosis
screening from $149 ($139 with our
member discount). All five screenings
take 60-90 minutes to complete. In
order to register for this event and
to receive a $10 discount off any
package priced above $129, call l 1888-653-6441 or visit
There are flyers with more detailed info in
the Gathering Place.
Wesleyan Women Feb 10
The Wesleyan Women will be meeting
on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00pm
at the church. All the ladies of the
church are welcome and we would
love to have you come out and join us
with good fellowship, inspiring programs, and of course delicious desserts. Hope to see you there.
Mountain Mission
Truck Feb 10
The Mountain Mission
truck will be here Feb 10. Have your
items in the Gathering Place Coat
Room by Feb. 9. Items needed: Children’s shoes , underwear & socks,
men’s clothing and shoes, pots/pans
and kitchenware, small appliances.
Thank you for your continued prayer and financial
support. I am so grateful
for how you continue to
walk with me through the process. It is
an encouragement to know there are
people who care about me and are
actively praying for me.
God bless you in Christ,
Wesley Denham