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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Shelby Meeks
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

Easter
WWW.FMCM.ORG/EASTER
Make plans to join us on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as well as one of our five Easter services. We would love for each member to extend an invitation to a friend, neighbor, coworker, or somebody in the community to join you.
HOLY THURSDAY
APRIL 18 | 7:00 PM | SANCTUARY
GOOD FRIDAY 
APRIL 19 | 7:00 PM | SANCTUARY 
EASTER SATURDAY
APRIL 20 | 6:00 PM | CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 
EASTER SUNRISE
APRIL 21 | 7:00 AM | TOWN PARK 
EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 21 | 8:15 AM | SANCTUARY 
EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 21 | 9:30 AM & 11:00AM | CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 

Easter Volunteers
We need your help to welcome guests to our Holy Week and Easter services! Volunteer for one or more of the following services: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunrise, and three Easter Sunday services. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt to wear while serving. Visit our website

Respite Volunteers
MARCH 29 • 5 PM • THE LOFT
Volunteers are needed! Friday Night Respite is a faith-based program provided on the last Friday night of each month from 5-8:30pm for children with special needs and their siblings at no cost. Guests are paired with a helper for the evening. The trained helpers provide individualized care for each guest and participate in pre-planned activities and events according to each guests interest. Visit our website for more info or to register as a volunteer!

Tot Trot
MARCH 30 • 9 AM • ROSE PARK
Join our First Faith Preschool for their second annual First Faith Preschool and Kindergarten Tot Trot at Katherine Rose Memorial Park! This event includes a 5K and one mile fun run so the whole family can get involved! All funds raised will benefit our preschool by providing items for our classrooms, curriculum supplies for our students, improvements and upgrades to our playground and quality training for our teachers...all for the purpose of educating our children. So put your running shoes on and bring the whole family out for a day of fun!! Register here.

Wesley Heritage Tour & Holy Land Meeting
MARCH 31 • 5 PM • CHAPEL
Join Pastor David on Sunday, March 31 for an informative meeting to discuss two exciting trips we have coming up in the life of the church. This August Pastor David will be hosting along with Bishop Lowery, a Wesley Heritage Tour - exploring the life and ministry of John Wesley. Later on, in January 2020 they will be heading once again to The Holy Land. Both of these trips provide opportunities for you to have hands-on experiences to the roots of our faith. 

Vacation Bible Camp 2019
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1
We are so excited to raise our game with your kids on June 17-20 at Power Up Vacation Bible Camp. At Power Up VBC, kids will be challenged to Power Up and Raise Their Game, as they learn that God's power has given them everything they need to live a godly life. Kids will begin each day energized at an amazing time of worship and bible story time. They will also make crafts, play fun games, enjoy a yummy snack, learn about missions outreach, and share in small group time with their group. There are 2 sessions to choose from: Morning 9:00-12:00 and Evening 6:00-8:00. For more information and to register beginning April 1st, go to our website!

Seder Meal
APRIL 9 • 6:30 PM • THE LOFT
Calling all ladies! Join our Refresh Women's Ministry for a Seder Passover meal. The Seder, a festive holiday meal, actually means "order". It is called this because the meal is done in a certain order that takes us from slavery to freedom. We will partake in the foods on the Seder plate that recount the highlights of the Exodus, and participate in songs, prayers, questions. We will also provide a buffet dinner alongside the Seder plate.  Childcare is available with registration. Register for this event here!

Senior Celebration
MAY 19 • 6 PM • THE LOFT
We are so excited to get to celebrate our High School Seniors as they embark on a new season of life! We invite all graduating Seniors and their families to join us. We will come together in community for dinner, worship, and time to reflect on all the things our Seniors have accomplished as well as the goals they have for their futures. Registration for this special event is now open and you can do so on our website!