First United Methodist Church of Milton
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

What's happening at FUMC

Dear Friends,
               Thank you for a wonderful breakfast yesterday!  If you were not here, you missed a delightful array of breakfast casseroles, bacon, ham, biscuits, and more breakfast sweets than I could list!  The tables were decorated beautifully with bird houses, fresh flowers, and cloth centerpieces and white tablecloths!  I appreciate the hour glass and the melodious wind chimes that you gave me in appreciation of our seven years together.  I look forward to being with you one last time this Sunday, which will include special liturgy for the transition of pastors.  I hope you will join us this Sunday, June 17, as we also honor our fathers on Fathers’ Day!  Our children will be singing at both services; they should arrive at 7:50 a.m. for a quick rehearsal beforehand.

               Rob Young and I represented you at Annual Conference last week.  Bulletin inserts summarizing the action taken at Annual Conference are available in the church office.  We are pleased that First United Methodist Church of Milton received the Alabama - West Florida Conference Archives and History Award for our submission relating to our 150th Anniversary Celebration!  A beautiful plaque will be sent to us to commemorate the Award!

               Our Summer Friends program for elementary age children kicks off this Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Debbie Lewis.

               The Youth thank all who came to support them at the car wash last Sunday.  Because of your generosity, they raised $400!  They are having a yard sale on Saturday, June 23rd.  Now is a perfect time to donate “treasures” you no longer need to the Youth, who will accept them through the morning of June 22nd.  

               The Heritage Committee has a few bricks and picture books left from our 150th Anniversary.  If you would like to purchase one, they are $5 each.  

               Our upcoming worship schedule is as follows: June 17 – Kathy Knight preaching; June 24 and July 1 – Gerald Shelton preaching; July 8 – Steve Warren’s first Sunday!

               Rejoicing with You!  Our Prayer Team works diligently to pray for all who are in need of prayer.  If your prayer request has been answered, kindly let us know so we can rejoice with you and make space for others who are in need of prayer!
Here are your reminders for this week:
Monday, June 11
5:30 p.m.  Chancel Choir Practice

Wednesday, June 13
5:00 p.m.  Youth! Drama
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Summer Friends

Thursday, June 14
10:00 a.m.  Feed My Sheep

Sunday, June 17
Fathers’ Day – Children will sing
Pastor Kathy’s Last Sunday

Blessings as you do God’s will and love those who are part of Jesus’s family,