Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the upcoming Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner sponsored by our Youth and Children’s Ministries on February 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center. The entire family is invited to come and enjoy food and fellowship before the official Lenten Season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. As you know, many sacrifice, give up, or fast for the 40 days of Lent prior to Easter Sunday, and Shrove Tuesday is known as your last chance to “fill your belly” before that sacrifice begins. Won’t you join us for a delicious pancake supper as we look toward the beginning of our Lenten Season.
2017 UMCOR Trip
If you think you might be going on the UMCOR mission trip to Baldwin, Louisiana, April 23-28, please get your name on the list and pick up three forms from Kim or Donna in the office. Please return the completed forms by the end of February. Cost is $130 for members and $255 for non-members.
This week, we will have a series of previews for the Disciple's Heart Lenten Series. These previews will be today at 5:00pm in the sanctuary, Tuesday at 11:00am in room 204, and Wednesday at 5:45pm in room 203. We will introduce this study that we will be teaching during the season of Lent. This will be a great chance to learn more about the study. Books will be available at these studies or in advance in the church office. The Daily Workbook is $9. The Companion Reader is $7. Each person will need their own Daily Workbook, but a couple or family could share the Companion Reader. As always, do not let the cost of the books deter you from participating. We look forward to sharing this powerful study with you beginning this week.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Night! February 28th, 5:30 P.M., CLC. Fill up on pancakes & get ready for Lent! Children & Youth.
Children's Choirs Perform @ Traditional Services - Feb. 26th (4th-6th grades) & March 5th (1st-3rd grades).
Pretzel Sunday - March 5th - During Sunday School (2 y/o to 5th grade), children form pretzels in shape of praying arms in prepa- ration for Lent. Need volunteers to pickup, bake, & deliver.
Spring Break - No Wednesday dinner or children's activities on March 15th.
4th-6th Grade After Dark Easter Egg Hunt - Wed., April 12th, 7 P.M. after GAP & Choir. Bring flashlight & basket!
Maundy Thursday Upper Room Children's Service - Thu., April 13th, 5 P.M., Storytelling Room.
Easter Egg Hunt & Photos with the Easter Bunny! Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 a.m., CLC.
VBS 2017! Cokesbury's Hero Central! June 18-21, 5:30-8:00 PM. Plus, VBS Pool Party on June 22, 9a-12p, Larry & Janet Mullins' Home! Ages 2 years to 6th grade! (2s & 3s must have parent volunteer). Signup Genius coming soon!!
Wednesday - Prayer Breakfast @ Starkville Cafe 6:30 am. Text your order to FUMC Youth Text by noon on Tuesday. Small Groups @ 5:45 pm in various rooms. Contact Nathan if you need to know where to go.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Dinner - Come enjoy pancakes and prepare for Lent that begins the next day.
There’s a new Dropbox on Youth Office door. Please drop all youth registration forms and deposits there. Thanks!