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Weekly Calender Wednesday March 5 All day Prayer Labyrinth, FLC 9:00 am Women’s Study, W Parlor 12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service 5:00 pm Carol Choir, Choir Room 5:15 pm Cherub Choir, Rm 8 6:00 pm Faith Connections Dinner 6:30 pm Sewing for Missions, RH 6:45 pm The Story Continued, Parlor 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Confirmation, Chapel 7:30 pm Chancel Choir

Continued--Sunday March 9 (Don’t Forget the Time Change) 9:45am Worship Arts Interview Team Orientation -RH (6 round tables) 11:00am Confirmation - Pastor Session #3 RH 1:00pm Eagle Scout Ceremony - DiPietro 5:30pm Joy Unlimited Choir 6:30pm REFUGE -Youth Group

Monday, March 10 9:00am Circle of Faith 10:30am Monday “Story” Bible Study West Parlor 7:00pm “The Story” Bible Study - West Thursday March 6 Parlor 9:30 am Lenten Prayer Study, Rm 5 7:00pm Covenant Bible Study - Room 16 1:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry, Parlor 7:00pm Meditation Class - Room 8 2:00 pm Faith Stitchers, Parlor 6:30 pm Stephen Ministry, EW Parlor, Rm 7:00pm Men’s Open Basketball: FLC 16 Tuesday, March 11 7:00 pm Lenten Study, Rm 8 6:00am Men’s Prayer Group: Balcony 9:00am Quilts to Share: Friday March 7 9:00am Library Volunteers 6:00 pm Women’s Retreat 9:30am Celebration Bell Rehearsal - Room 8:00 am Endowment Team, CR 8 11:45am Second Wind - Robinson Hall, Saturday March 8 Chapel 7:00 am Men’s Life Study, Variety’s 6:00pm Scout Committee Meeting - RH 9:00 am Women’s Retreat 6:30pm Women’s Bible Study - West ParSunday March 9 (Don’t Forget the Time lor 7:00pm Worship Arts Interview team Change) 8:00am Mission Team Silent Auction Dis- orientation 7:00pm Boy Scouts - Wesley, FLC** play 8:30am Worship - Lent 1 (Cara) “Rebuild- 7:00pm Young Adults - Room 5 ing the Walls”

Announcements Lent Devotions and Resources: During the season of Lent, Faith’s Christian Educa-tion & Spiritual Formation ministry team will pro-vide a weekly devotion written by some of Faith’s ministry teams to guide us in reflecting how we are Seeing Christ and Being Christ as we walk with Jesus during the season of Lent. Additional resources for Lent for individuals and for families are available in the literature racks in the Gathering area and outside the Family Life Center as well as in Faith’s Library & Media Center and on our website. 2014 Women’s Retreat : Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, will be held on March 7 & 8. Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Pick up a registration form today! Cost $20! Regis-ter at the church office or on our website. Ques-tions? Contact Pam Wig or Kathy Schmucker 330-499-6040. Registration is now open for this Spring’s Emmaus Walk Weekends! Dates of Next Walks: Men’s-March 13-16, Wom-en’s-March 20-23. Learn more about this experience of Christian spiritual renewal and leadership devel-opment by visiting the Emmaus page of our church website, pick up an Emmaus brochure in the church literature racks or contact Pam and Tom Wig for more information. New Member Class : Please call the church. Wednesday evenings March 12, 19, 26 6:45pm – 8pm. New member Sunday will be March 30. New small groups beginning March 6: Lenten Conversations: Encounters with JesusThursdays at 7:00 pm, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10 – Jim Skinner, facilitator. Lenten Prayer Study-Thursdays at 9:30 am beginning March 6- Kathy Schmucker, facilitator. Second Wind : Firefighter Captain Gary Coen joins us in March to remind us of the many things we can all do to help avoid fires and escape safely should one occur. Date: Tuesday, March 11; Time: 11:45-2pm; Cost: $4/person. Very Important: Please call or email Betsy Douce with your reservation (330.499.3337/ no later than Thursday, March 6 Silent Basket Auction to Support Youth Mission Trip: This year the Youth Ministry Team is sponsoring a silent auction of baskets to raise funds for our trip to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky. These bas-kets are located in the gathering area and the Family Life Center starting today. They will be available for bidding today, March 9th and final bids will be placed during the brunch on March 16th in Robin-son Hall. Take some time to look at these wonder-ful baskets and support this life changing ministry! Friday Night Out (Faith Date Night – Develop the Heart) Friday March 14, 6:00 – 8:45 PM Short Program for couples, singles, and parents fol-lowed by an evening of childcare for kids! Visit: for more information and to register. Reservations required by March 12th.

Announcements cont’d Arts and Music Openings at Faith UMC We presently have 9 employment positions open for the arts and music. You can find out more about the positions and apply online for one or all of the positions via our online interactive pdf. Worship Ministry Team Will be meeting on March 20th 6:30-8:00 to recognize God’s plan for Faith Church and to bring Praise to His name this year throughout all of our Worship Experiences. Tom and Joanne Hancock have agreed to represent the Ushers at our Team meetings and planning, so Ushers may share thoughts and concerns with me or with them as we move forward together. Worship Ministry praises God for the addition of Cindy Wilcox and Dave Shilling as Liturgist Coordi-nators on our team. If you are interested in being a Lay Reader at the 8:30 Service contact Dave at the 11:00 Service contact Cindy. Looking for Ushers Step forward and be part of the 8:30 service. If you are willing and able, please call Sandy Vaughn (330-966-0884) or email ( We thank the Burkholders and Morrison’s for their consistent dedication and welcome others to come forward and assist and they de-serve a rest. Wednesday Night Faith Connections! Get Connected at Faith this Wednesday! Children’s Choir: Carol Choir for grades 3-5 at 5:00pm, Cherub Choir for grades K-2 at 5:15 Dinner 6:00—Anyone, adults, kids, families are welcome. Programs for attendees after. Donation tags are outside the church office and Family Life Center. Lenten Conversations: Encounters with JesusThursdays at 7:00 pm, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10 – Jim Skinner, facilitator. The Lenten Season is traditionally a time for reflection on our relationship to Jesus the Christ in preparation for the celebration of Easter. This 5 week Lenten Study will focus on Jesus’ encounters with 5 different individuals. Using the Biblical stories and some contemporary articles, we’ll reflect on their encounters with Jesus and what meaning their stories have for our lives and our relationship to Jesus. Lenten Prayer StudyThursdays at 9:30 am beginning March 6- Kathy Schmucker, facilitator. The Story for Lent – Several groups meet throughout the week to discuss The Story! Lent is a great time to further explore how God’s story connects with our story! Consider getting involved in one of The Story Groups meeting on Sundays at 9:30am, Mondays at 10:30 am, Mondays at 7:00 pm, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, or Wednesdays at 6:45 pm. All are welcome! Visit our website or the bulletin board in the hallway for additional Small Group experiences.

Prayer Requests Please keep in your prayers the following members of our Faith family: Joan Morrison, Jane Wells and Ray Gillman are all in Aultman Hospital. Mary Jane Moody’s father fell and cracked his ankle. Now his other foot is infected. He is the caregiver for her step mother who has dementia. Prayers for John Miller’s friend, Scott Speaker, who passed away this week. Prayers also for his wife, Vickie. Pray for 3 of our members who are in Aultman Hospital: Ray Gillman, Joan Morrison and Jane Wells.

If you or others have prayer requests please submit them by clicking on the link below:

Prayer Request

Weekly Scripture Nehemiah 1:4-11 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses. 8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, 9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’ 10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”

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