A family of faith living on mission in the light of God’s love
First News for October 18th, 2020
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UPCOMING EVENTS/LATEST NEWS
*Getting a Flu Vaccine this Year is More Important than Ever. The CDC and other public health and medical partners kicked off the 2020-2021 flu campaign. It is important to get the flu vaccine this season due to the potential for flu and the COVID virus to spread at the same time. October is a good time to get vaccinated, but as long as flu viruses are circulating, flu vaccinations should continue---even in January or later. Flu remains a serious threat to children due to its potential to cause severe illness. Check with your child's care provider and make an appointment for a flu vaccine soon.
There are flu handouts to pick up with vaccine/flu information. There are FREE pocket tissues available in the gathering room and at First Place welcome center to take as a reminder to use tissues and get a flu shot. These are handy to have in your pocket, purse, car, back pack.
*Fun at Lost Creek Reserve
Join us for an amazing time this Saturday! Try your navigating skills in the six acre corn maze or just come for a visit in the great outdoors. It’s a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery!
Where: Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, When: Saturday 10/24/20 Time: 3:00-5:00 Cost: Free. We look forward to seeing you and your family! Any questions, please call Laura Nehring at 937-671-9002.
Join Seth Heckaman and friends on Thursday evenings on Facebook live at 6:30 pm for an evening of vespers! Prayer and song to help us reflect on ourselves, and the previous weekend message half way through the week.
Trunk n Treat is Oct. 25, 5:30-6:30 is a drive thru
It's that time of year where we are asking the congregation to help us with our annual Trunk n Treat. We are asking that you bring in bag(s) of wrapped candy. We ask you bring into the church office starting the week of September 28. - October 25. Thanks again for your support!
On Sunday, November 1st we will have a special worship service to remember by name all of our friends and family who passed away from November 3rd, 2019 – November 1, 2020. I would like to have pictures of your loved ones and the date they passed away by Monday, October 26th, you can email to Susan at email@example.com
*Cookies for our Recovery Ministry at First Place. We need the dates for 2021, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25. Sign up outside the church office or call the church office at 937-335-2826.
Virtual Sunday School Now in Session (ages 3-3rd grade)
Please Register By November 1st
Taylor Martin - 317-496-1324 - firstname.lastname@example.org
FISHing, FISHing, come FISHing
FISH Inc of Troy offers financial assistance for:
—rent before eviction
—utility disconnects, preventing shut offs
—gasoline for verified medical appointments/verified work transportation
—prescriptions (no controlled substances)
—clothing, shopping at Anna’s Closet
Only one service may be used every six months. Records are kept. Relief is a phone call away. The big “catch of the day” NEWS...the first week of October, FISH pledged $3290 to give relief to 26 households....got that? One week...$3290...paid to help our neighbors.
$$$$ given to the FISH pond go directly to assist the needy. Come FISH. Donate. Myrna Yoder, Director of FISH Inc of Troy
We have received the resignation of Diane Griffith as Treasurer for FUMC, effective December 16, 2020. Diane has worked to bring the level of this position to one of stability, accuracy, timeliness and credibility. I, for one, will greatly miss her smile and her attitude for the service she has given our church, and our Lord, over these past four years.
Thus, FUMC is in search for a Treasurer. It is a part-time position, averaging 15 hours per week. A BS degree in Accounting is preferred. If you have any interest, please contact Pastor Chris for the job description. Diane has consented to assist in the training to acquaint the new treasurer with the duties and responsibilities.
Staff-Parish and Craig Curcio, Chair of Finance, will be overseeing the selection process. Bob Parker
*Thank you for the lovely altar flowers, cards, prayers that we have received from our wonderful church family and thanks to the Davis’ for delivering the altar flowers. Bob and Gloria Parker
CARING AND SHARING
*1st Friend of Week cards are located on the prayer counter on the table at the First Place Worship Center. If you would like to send a card please fill one out and place it in the red basket on the prayer counter where the wooden prayer box is located. We will make sure it gets delivered to our special friend.
*First Friends of the Week! Pastor appreciation month!!
Rev. Chris Heckaman 5521 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414
Rev. Bob Lybarger 141 Boone Dr., Troy, OH 45373
Pastor Tim Krug 819 Claymore Ct. Tipp City, Ohio 45371
Most healthcare facilities have suspended Pastoral visits due to COVID-19, except under the direst of circumstances.
If you are admitted to a hospital and desire a Pastoral visit, PLEASE call or have a family member call the church to let us know. Due to HIPPA laws the hospital will not notify us unless you specifically ask them to notify your church Pastor.
If you would like to join the FUMC prayer chain or if you have a prayer request that you would like the members to pray for, please email Brad and Laura Bemus at email@example.com or call 937-524-9145.
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE MINISTRIES
*Holy Land Trip 2021
Anyone who is interested in this trip contact Pastor Chris or email him, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Go, stop by the table in the alcove outside the church office to pick up a brochure for trips scheduled. You can also pick up individual flyers about each trip. Sign up on the clip boards and come travel with us. Have you always wanted to go on a Riverboat cruise? We are going on the Snake and Columbian River in Northwest USA, April 11-19, 2021. Because this cruise fills up fast the deposit to save your cabin is due Oct. 30, 2020. Questions call Diana 937-216-7088.
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a weekly report on the financial status of Jesus’ ministry here at Troy First can be sent to you via email if you sign up for the weekly “First News & Information”
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