October 24, 2023
Let’s Celebrate Pastor Julian
FALL FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA
THIS SATURDAY • 3:00 – 5:00 PM • Church Parking Lots
We can’t wait to see you this Saturday at our Fall Family Extravaganza! Our whole main parking lot will be filled with lots of food, fun, and friends. Don’t forget to park at our Remote Parking Lot off of Pleasant Ridge and take the shuttle over to the main campus. Come hungry because our Included Special Needs will be having their Burgers for a Cause fundraiser. Thank you to all of you who have signed up to be a trunk in our trunk or treat area and all of those who brought candy. We have no doubt this will be a great event. Stop by our website to see our map and other details about the event.
PASTOR JULIAN’S ORDINATION SERVICE
THIS SUNDAY • 2:00 – 4:00 PM • Sanctuary
We hope you have made plans to be a part of a momentous day in the life of our church. Join us for Pastor Julian’s Ordination Service as we gather in unity, celebrating the blessings and responsibilities that come with ordination. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us online as together we affirm Pastor Julian’s calling to Christ and the world. Childcare is available for children 3 years and younger. We hope to see you there!
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY – COOKIE DROP-OFF
THIS WEEKEND • All Services • Atrium
Kairos Weekend November 2 – 5
Give the gift of cookies! Our Kairos Prison Ministry is in need of 3,000 DOZEN cookies for the upcoming Kairos Weekend later on this month. This simple offering of cookies actually has a deeper meaning. Each inmate at the Boyd unit will receive a dozen cookies, then each person going through the Kairos Weekend will receive another dozen cookies for themselves, and then another dozen cookies to give to somebody else they have wronged. The cookies we give as a church serve as a symbol of grace and forgiveness. How incredible is that?
Cookies will be collected THIS WEEKEND at our Ministry Corner located in our Atrium. If you are interested in baking cookies for this ministry, visit our website at FMCM.org/Kairos to see the specific guidelines.
CANCER WRISTBANDS ARE AVAILABLE
During all Services this weekend in the Atrium
This weekend we will be hosting our annual “Colors for Cancer”. We recognize that far too many people have been diagnosed with cancer or know somebody who has. We want to honor you and those you love by inviting everybody to wear the color that represents the type of cancer that has affected you or a loved one that weekend as well as stop by our Atrium to pick up God is Big Enough wristbands representing each of the cancer types. If you want to know more about our God is Big Enough Wristbands and how it all got started, as well as order them online, visit our website here.
GUYS NIGHT OUT
November 10th • 6:30 – 8:00 PM • Building A: The Loft
Gather your friends for a fantastic mix of competitive spirit and mental agility. Join us for an evening of pickleball and trivia that will challenge your skills, tickle your brain, and bring fun to a whole new level. We’ll start the evening sharing a delicious meal together and then move on to the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie, all skill levels are welcome! Food, fun, and equipment will be provided. Please register Here, and for more information, contact email@example.com.
LET’S PLAN AHEAD
November 12th • 2:00 – 3:00 • Building D
On Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm in the Gathering Room in Building D, Rev. Brenda Beaver, LMSW-IPR, will present a workshop called “Let’s Plan Ahead.” Participants will be given a guide to help plan a personalized funeral or memorial service, in advance, for the benefit of surviving loved ones who will be tasked with the responsibility of creating a Celebration of Life remembrance worship service. The guide that will be shared with workshop participants guides you to choose your favorite hymns or worship music and your favorite musicians to share their gift for your service, meaningful scripture passages to be read, and allows you to choose your pastor or pastors to speak. The guide allows you to document, now, your other wishes that will enable your loved ones to honor your desires and to create a meaningful way to celebrate your life and legacy. Rev. Brenda will also discuss the importance of completing personal Medical Advance Directives at this point in your life; other matters involving end-of-life documentation and conversation starters for having this “discussion” with your loved ones will also be shared. Please register now for this helpful workshop.
Don’t forget to check out our Online Bulletin each week for: New Events, Prayer Request, Giving and ways you can connect to all we have going on here at First Methodist Mansfield. FMCM.org/Bulletin