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FAITH NOTES Faith United Methodist Church 300 Ninth Street NW North Canton, Ohio 44720 Phone: 330.499.6040 Fax: 330.305.1600 E-mail: ncfaith@faithumchurch.org Website: www.faithumchurch.org

APRIL 2014

Pastor's Article for April 2014 I give up. I am giving up my own search for comfort and ease during Lent. The things that provide for comfort, though they are something I often look at as just the things that make for a life, really give me more than I need. And because there is more than I need in some areas of my life, there is less of me in other areas. In the interest of full disclosure I pause here and let you know that I am not giving up ALL comfort. I am still eating chocolate (O, how I love chocolate!). I am still going to movies (The Muppet Movie's opening scene made me cry for remembering Sunday nights in the Stultz household when we would all gather around the TV to hear the opening song, "It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.") I'm still eating red meat (Five Guys burgers...need I say more!?) But I am giving up the comfort of my sloth. I've taken up running again...again. Why do we give up something - a practice called fasting - during the liturgical season of Lent? In the early church those who were coming for Baptism at Easter prepared themselves for the celebration by fasting - an echo of Jesus' time in the wilderness. Jesus doesn't require his followers to fast but the scriptures reveal that he does recognize 'giving up' as a common practice. Matthew 6:16 says "when you fast‌" rather than "if you fast‌" Fasting had a purpose for Jesus. Intentionally entering the wilderness laid the groundwork for a major change in Jesus' life - the beginning of a ministry that would change the face of history. Giving up is about change - lasting change, loving change, life-giving change. When Jesus invites us to give something up it is in order to set us free to follow a new direction. We 'give up' so that we can be radically changed and in turn change the world by his grace. As you 'give up' I will be praying that God is working change in you that prepares you to celebrate the Spirit of life-giving change at work each day in the name of Jesus Christ. Pastor Cara PS. Join me as I 'give up." Each Friday at 4PM and Saturday at 8AM I will be preparing for the Run to the Resurrection. Meet me in the Gathering Area. We will read a Scripture which will set our intention for reflection as we run. We will run/walk for about 30 minutes and return having joined Jesus in changing our hearts, community and world!


Flipping the Script with Zacchaeus Every night before bed we go through a similar routine with our kids. We have them get in their pajamas, brush their teeth, and then we choose a book and Bible story to read to them. These are usually the typical light-hearted Bible stories but the other night while reading to my daughter a thought crossed my mind about a familiar Bible Story. Whenever I read to my daughter (and give her a choice about the Bible Story) she chooses the same one because she knows that daddy has a song that goes with it. The story she loves is about Zacchaeus, you know the little tax collector who couldn’t see Jesus so he climbed up a sycamore-fig tree to see Him. Many of us know this story very well but what struck me the other night wasn’t something that you would think would. Read the full story at http://faithumc-refuge.tumblr.com/ As I thought about this in my own life, I began to become grateful that Jesus doesn’t treat us as others think we should be sometimes. There are numerous times that I am sure others would want to see me judged or treated poorly, but Jesus accepts me with loving and open arms. I also found myself thinking about the times that I felt the need to try to “get my life in order” before coming to God. I recalled the struggle of those moments, only to realize later that Jesus loved me for who I am now, not what I could be in the future. Jesus demonstrated this compassion and loved when he flipped Zacchaeus’ life by not judging him but simply loving him. Today, I would like to leave you with a question to discuss with your students. “When do you feel like God is judging you?” As you wrestle with this question I challenge you to think about a time that you felt like you were “judged” by God or maybe that you wanted God to “judge” someone else. How did that make you feel in the moment? How did God respond to that situation in your life, with judgment or love? As we reflect upon these situations in your life remember that, “Jesus wants to love you, not judge you.”

Youth Mission Trip News: Our mission trip planning, events, and fundraising for our trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky next summer are in full swing. Here are some ways that you can help us raise the necessary funds to make this trip a possibility.

-We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated a basket or bid on a basket during our silent auction. We were able to raise $2,500.00 towards our trip and this amazing feat could not have been accomplished without your generosity! -If you were unable to bid on one of the wonderful baskets please feel free to check out our donation boards that are available both in the gathering area and outside the youth room for your convenience. Our students are always looking for opportunities to serve others throughout the year. If you have any questions about our trip feel free to contact Susan Arnold (sarnold@faithumchurch.org) or Donny Bell (donnybell@gmail.com) or Matt Hart (mhart@faithumchurch.org). Thank you for your partnering with this life-changing ministry!

Arts and Music Openings at Faith UMC


Circle of Faith

Lydia Circle Will meet on Wednesday, April 9th at 12:00 pm in Robinson Hall. Dot Fisher will discuss her recent adventure. Please call Emmajo Shearer for information at 330-966-8730

Circle of Love Circle of Love will meet on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00pm in the parlor. Watch the bulletins for information about the program. All are welcome! Please contact Patti Deems with any questions. 330-494-7168

Circle of Faith will meet on Monday, April 14th at 9am at Nancy King’s home to make Easter baskets Call Esther Brunt for information 330-499-7293

Circle News

From UMW If you see Carol Shipman or Linda Kutchner please congratulate them on receiving the UMW Special Mission Recognition pin honoring them for their service to UMW over the years. All Daughters Banquet May 5, 2014

Watch for further information!

. Program: Carol Lichtenwalter, Executive Director, Life at Pegasus Farm Pegasus Farm develops the natural empathy between human and horse to build confidence, connection, physical strength, flexibility and self-control in the lives of disabled and at-risk people of all ages. Join us in April to learn more about this lifechanging organization! Date: Tuesday, April 8th

Time: 11:45 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: of the meal: $4/person

IMPORTANT: Please call or email Betsy Douce with your reservation (330.494.3337 or BetsyDouce@yahoo.com) no later than Thursday, April 3rd. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: May 8th we'll be joined by Julie Sarver, flutist with the Canton Symphony!

Women of Faith Coming to Columbus May 2-3 Anyone interested in attending the spring Women of Faith Conference, please contact Pam Wig or Kathy Schmucker. Transform your soul, awaken your spirit, and revive your faith at the all new 2014 event: Revival. Friday: 7pm – 10pm Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Ruby Tuesday Fundraiser April 25, 26, 27 Support Faith’s literacy programs through our Ruby Tuesday Fundraiser April 25, 26, & 27. Just take one of the special flyers available in the church office or on our website, eat at Ruby Tuesday’s on one of the above dates and they will donate 20% of your meal to Faith UMC! Thanks for your support!


Canton Calvary Mission requests PASTA for April The Mission feeds over 500 families monthly and appreciates all donations of non-perishable foods, personal hygiene and paper products. A marked box is located in the gallery for contributions to the Food Pantry. Thanks for your generous support!

Faith UMC Food Pantry Needs


MEMBERSHIP CARE Lucille Ewing will be 100 on April 10th !!! Congratulations Lucille!! Robert Bishop will be 90 on April 17th We extend our deepest sympathy to: Vickie and Tom Powell on the death of Vickie’s mother, Audrey Kilcheman, who died in February. Cathy Colley on the death of Cathy’s mother, Bea Sassaman, who died February 26th. Thank You Notes received from: Kelly & Ted Scheffler, Phyl Psolla, Fred Cordray Thank you notes are posted on the bulletin board in Robinson Hallway.

“2020 Vision Team” The Church Board has commissioned the 2020 Vision Team to plan ahead for Faith Church. The team, led by Frank Meister, will identify the visions of our mission teams, ministries, and congregants through the year 2020. We believe that working together to realize our collective visions will continually build greater vitality and spiritual growth. Once we’ve developed our long-term vision, the team will make plans to support these visions, marshaling the resources needed to support a stronger and more vital Faith Church. The 2020 Vision team will need the help of every ministry team and each member to lay out our plans for the future of the church, and continued support during the next six years to continually renew and augment the original plans. The objectives and commitments of the 2020 Vision Team are: 1.Work with the ministry team leaders and congregation to facilitate a process for achieving their vision and summarize the required financial, human, facility and other resources. 2.Consolidate, clarify, coordinate and communicate the collective and comprehensive long-term vision of the ministry teams, congregation, and staff. 3.Present its findings to the Board and church body for discernment, discussion, and prioritization. 4.Commission a team to identify resource “gaps” and develop a funding plan. 5.Establish a process to track and report implementation progress.

First Tuesday Please join us to worship God on Tuesday, April 1st at 8 a.m. in the Chapel. Cheryl Froelich will be presenting on some of her driving experiences visiting clients. Then on Tuesday, May 6 th Sue Bell will share some thoughts on a favorite Bible passage, 1 Peter 2: 9-10. Please join us every First Tuesday of the month for worship, prayer, and sharing. Many of us go out for breakfast afterwards. Get up and get going on the First Tuesday of each month. All are welcome!


News of our former Associate Pastor: Friends, With concurrence of the Faculty and by election of the Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa Withrow as Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Leadership in the Dewire Chair, effective July 1, 2014. I am pleased that Dr. Withrow will lead the academic life of the seminary and I look forward to working with her to build on the fine work of Dr. Randy Litchfield, the faculty and the academic staff. Please join me once again in expressing appreciation to Dr. Litchfield for a job well done and in welcoming Dr. Withrow to the role and office of Dean! Respectfully, Jay Rundell, President Methodist Theological School in Ohio Troop 12 News and Information April 2014

April 11-13: We will camp at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation in Kensington for our annual Good

Turn Weekend. Our mission is to help the staff at the camp with projects to prepare for the adventurous summer camp season. From preparing campsites to clearing brush to picking up trash, Troop 12 looks forward all year to this busy weekend as we put our teamwork skills into action.

April 25: Are you hungry for a delicious spaghetti dinner? We’ve got you covered! We will be

holding a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30-7:00 at Faith United Methodist Church. Dinner will include spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage. Donations will be accepted, as this will defray the costs of our monthly campouts and other scout activities. Thank you for your loyal and generous support of our fundraisers!

Spring 2014 : For those of you planning landscaping projects for the summer, WAIT! Beginning in

April, Troop 12 will be selling Rice’s Nursery gift cards. For every $25.00 gift card sold, the troop will receive $5 back from Rice’s as a fundraiser. If you are interested, please contact the church office, and they will be sure to contact our troop. Additional Small Groups and Sunday School Classes

Summer Small Groups


New Small Groups

Canton Calvary Mission is beginning a NEW PROGRAM on Monday, May 4 and is looking for VOLUNTEERS to get involved with it! We will be doing a direct distribution of produce, in partnership with the Akron Canton Regional FoodBank, that will be held the first Monday of each month at the Mission, 1345 Gibbs Ave. NE, Canton. We will need two sets of volunteers for each distribution: 9-11 a.m. – 4 volunteers are needed to help set up the distribution area and to help unload pallets from the semi. We will have a pallet jack to assist. These volunteers would need to be able to lift. 1:45-4:15 p.m. – 4 volunteers are needed to help with computer data entry and registration. 8 volunteers are needed to help with distribution. If you would like to get involved with this program, either every month or just occasionally, please contact Jennifer in the Mission office at 330-454-8610, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or e-mail Marie_calvary@ameritech.net.

National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1 A prayer experience to guide us in praying for our country community, and church will be available in the Chapel from May 1 – May 7. Come at your convenience and join us in prayer! “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”- Romans 15:6 Anyone interested in helping to create and/or set up this prayer experience, please contact Kathy Schmucker, Teresa Purses, or Terry Morgan.


The Sparkle Egg – A Lent Experience

The Sparkle Egg – A Lent Experience For All ages – Weds. April 9th Jill Hardie, author of The Sparkle Box, will be coming to Faith UMC to share her new book, The Sparkle Egg. The Sparkle Egg is a heart-warming story about the true promise of Easter inspired by the transformation Jill experienced when she first accepted Jesus' gift to us – the gift of forgiveness. The Sparkle Egg is a timeless story of the struggle we all face when we disappoint the ones we love and introduces a beautiful new tradition to help us accept God's grace.

Join us for dinner at 6:00 pm (RSVP by April 7) - Story time and faith story with author, Jill Hardie - Easter activity centers for adults & kids - Adult - Adult discussion group and prayer - Make your own Sparkle Egg

- Book Signing (Books available for purchase.) - Library Open House - Refreshments

Invite your friends and families and join us for this special event as we explore Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and grace! You can help support this special event by donating plastic Easter eggs and by assisting with set up and clean up during the evening. Please contact Kathy Schmucker, Terry Morgan, or Teresa Purses for more information.

Holy Week at Faith UMC

Palm Sunday, April 13 Children’s Palm Procession: All children are welcome to participate in the Palm Procession. Welcome Jesus by bringing donations of clean and gently worn used or new coats to worship! Lay your coats at the ends of our pews and they will be gathered by our children during the Palm Procession. Coats will be donated to needy families in the area.

Holy Week Prayer Stations in the Gathering Area and Chapel, April 13-20Experience Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection through Scripture and the Illuminations of the St. John’s Bible Journey to the Cross prayer stations for all ages.

Resources and Devotions for Holy Week will be available in the literature racks in the Gathering Area and outside the Family Life Center. Note: Anyone interested in helping to create and set up our Holy Week prayer experiences please contact Kathy Schmucker, Teresa Purses or Terry Morgan!

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Join Our Team

Faith’s Christian Education/Spiritual Formation Ministry Team is looking for persons interested in helping to serve in the following ministries: Summer Sunday School Share your faith in creative ways with our preschool and elementary age students! Nursery Volunteers Share Jesus’ love with the youngest members of Faith’s family! Adult Small Groups Are you our next partner in ministry? Contact Teresa Purses, Terry Morgan or Kathy Schmucker or Kristin Krach for more information!

Looking Forward to Summer VBS: Weird Animals July 14 – 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind Faith’s Camp Read-A-Lot July 3, 10, 17 (VBS), 24, & 31; 10:00 am – Noon Men’s Retreat: Any men interested in helping to plan and organize a Men’s Retreat for Fall 2014 please contact Ron Luikart or Kathy Schmucker with your suggestions and ideas!


Come-Union

New Communion Experience on the First Sunday of Each Month

Come-Union is an extension of Communion and will be offered at the end of the worship service on Communion Sunday. By tradition, Faith United Methodist Church celebrates Communion (The Lord’s Supper) as a congregation on the first Sunday of each month. Since September, we have been intentional about providing opportunity for children and youth to participate in Communion during worship. Children grow spiritually by participating in the life of the church and this includes Communion. When children share in the meal of the Lord’s Supper they discover they have a place where they can experience God’s unconditional love and belonging in our community of faith; their faith family. Faith UMC has a value for creating opportunities for children and families to experience Christ and explore their faith questions. It is our hope that Come-Union will be such an experience for our church family. Come-Union is an opportunity for Pastors Steve and Cara to spend a few moments with you and your children to answer questions you or they may have about the sacrament of Communion. By tradition, any leftover elements of bread and juice are to be returned to the earth or consumed in a reverent manner following worship. After the Hymn of Mission the children will be invited to come stand with the pastor during the Benediction. All who are remaining for Come-Union will then be seated during the Postlude or closing Praise Chorus. We will consume any remaining Communion elements. This is a tangible and symbolic way to experience the abundance of God’s grace as it overflows from the Lord’s Table.

East Ohio Summer Camps - Scholarships Available!

Faith’s Women’s Retreat & PAL Mission On the weekend of March 7 & 8, over 20 women and leaders gathered for Faith’s Women’s Retreat. During the weekend, Andrea Lewis, Community Housing Specialist for PAL (Partners in Adult Living) shared about how PAL is in ministry to support homeless young adults in Stark County. Moved and inspired as Andrea spoke about the needs of homeless young adults in our community, the women attending the retreat felt led to participate in mission with PAL beyond the collection of bath towels and personal care items for the young adults served by PAL. On Monday, April 14, we will serve dinner to PAL program participants and provide each of the young adults an Easter Bag with personal care items and gift cards. One of the most needed items are gift cards to local grocery stores and area fast food restaurants. We would like to provide 15 grocery gift cards and 15 restaurant gift cards to the young adults participating in PAL’s program. If you would like to join the Women’s Retreat participants in supporting PAL’s mission we welcome monetary donations. For more information please contact Cheryl Froelich, Karen Vandervaart, Teresa Purses, or Kathy Schmucker. What a blessing to experience the movement of The Spirit in and through Faith UMC and our community! Paid Part-time Child Care Providers Needed We are looking for a few individuals who would be available to work flexible hours on an as- needed basis. We currently need people for Wednesday Evening programs, occasionally on Sunday mornings, one Friday, and one Saturday a month as well as for special services like Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve etc. Contact Kathy Schmucker at 330.499.6040 ext. 17 or kschmucker@faithumchurch.org.


Veterans Scholarship A new scholarship has been established to honor the Veterans in our church. The scholarship is to be awarded to: - Candidates must be a member of our church and apply for the scholarship. - Second, third or forth year college student - A first or second year grad school student - In the second year of a Trade School - GPA in the range of 2.5 to 3.0 or higher. Must submit an official school transcript with application.    

Funds may be split if there are applicants with equal credentials. Application forms may be picked up at the church office starting April 13. They must be returned by 12:00 noon on May 11 - (None Accepted after the date.) Direct any inquires to Roy Ailstock at 330-494-5448 or Ron Luikart at 330-494-7570.

Faith Church has a long standing tradition of giving all of the Easter Offering to missions - locally and around the world. We will continue that tradition this Easter season. The offering in 2014 will be distributed as follows: $4,500 to our missionaries - Danny and Kathy Dickriede, David and Stacy, Jim and Shawn Ramsay, Michael and Vivian, Sue Givens, Lydia Aldridge and Scott and Tracy Moffet, $1,200 to fulfill our covenant agreement with Canton Calvary Mission, $850 to P.A.L. (Preparing for Living) and $850 to the New Horizon School in Paraguay. The distribution of any additional money will be decided by the Service in Mission Team. The priority for extra money will be Faith Kitchen. The generosity of the people of Faith Church will touch the lives of many in our community, our nation and the world. Thank you, in advance, for your part in spreading God's Love to the world.

Faith UMC’s Library Wish List In order to expand Faith’s Library Resources we are creating a wish list in which we invite you to purchase books and resources from this special list to help us expand our library! Look for the Butterfly Book Display on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the library! Please also consider purchasing a book in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or other special life event. We also welcome suggestions of books and resources that you would like to see in our library. Please contact Betsy Gorrell or Nancy Share for more information!

Easter Flowers Now is the time to sign up to purchase Easter flowers in memory or in honor of someone special in your life. Signup sheets will be available in the Gathering Area and by the Family Life Center beginning March 30th. Cost is $ 7.50 (Deadline is April 13th) Church Landscaping The landscape committee will plant geraniums at the church this year. Bring a white or red geranium Sunday May11 or 18th to the gathering area for planting. If you can help plant call Sharon Van Voorhis 330-966-9319. Thank you for participating, The Landscape Committee.


Sun

Mon

2014 EVERY SUNDAY 5:30 Joy Unlimited 6:30 REFUGE

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Thu

4:00p Read, Run, Reflect

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Fri

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8:00aRead, Run, Reflect

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Sat

2014 9:30a Lenten Prayer Study 1:00p Prayer Shawl 6:30p Stephen Ministry 7:00p Lenten Study

11 Boy Scout Campout

Wed

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7:00a Men’s Life Study 8:00aRead, Run, Reflect 9:00a All Search Teams

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4:00p Read, Run, Reflect 6:00p Friday Night Out

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9:30a Lenten Prayer Study 1:00p Faith Stitchers 6:30p Stephen Ministry. 7:00p Stewardship Ministry 7:00p Lenten Study

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Confirmation Closing Retreat

7:00a Men’s Life Study FAITH KITCHEN

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8:00 Resurrection Run/Walk

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5:00p Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner Open to the public

25 All Day Friday through Sunday Literacy Prog. Fundraiser at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant

4:00p Read, Run, Reflect

7:00p Good Friday Service

1:00p Faith Stitchers 6:30p Stephen Ministry 6:30p Worship Arts Group 7:00p Circle of Love

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9:30a Lenten Prayer study 1:00p Alzheimer’s Support 1:00p Faith Stitchers 7:00p Trustees Meeting 7:00p Maundy Thursday Service,

9:00a Women’s Study 12:00p Lydia Circle 5:00p Carol Choir 5:15 Cherub Choir 6:00p Faith Connections 6:45p The Sparkle Egg 7:00p ‘The Story” cont. 7:30p Chancel Choir

Tue

8 9:00a Library Volunteers 9:00a Quilts to Share 9:30a Celebration Bells 11:45 Second Wind 6:00p VBS Meeting 6:30p Women’s Bible Study 6:30p Nomination Leadership 7:00p Young Adults 7:00p Boy Scouts 7:00p Scholarship Team

30 9:00a Women’s Study 5:00p Carol Choir 5:15 Cherub Choir 6:00p Faith Connections 7:00p ‘The Story” cont. 7:30p Chancel Choir

23 9:00a Women’s Study 5:00p Carol Choir 5:15 Cherub Choir 6:00p Faith Connections 7:00p ‘The Story” cont. 7:30p Chancel Choir

16 9:00a Women’s Study 5:15 Cherub Choir 6:30p Sewing for Missions 7:00p ‘The Story” cont. 7:30p Chancel Choir

2 9:00a Women’s Study 5:00p Carol Choir 5:15 Cherub Choir 6:00p Faith Connections 6:30p Sewing for Missions 6:30 20/20 Vision meeting 6:45p ‘The Story” cont. 7:30 Chancel Choir

7 10:30a “Story” Bible Study 7:00p Covenant Bible Study 7:00p Meditation Class 7:00p Men’s Basketball 7:00p “Story” Bible Study

156:00a Men’s Prayer Group 9:00a Library Volunteers 9:00a Quilts to Share 9:30a Celebration Bells 6:30p Finance meeting 6:30p Women’s Bible Study 7:00p Young Adults 7:00p Boy Scouts

1 6:00a Men’s Prayer Group 8:00a First Tuesday 9:00a Library Volunteers 9:00a Quilts to Share 9:30a Celebration Bells 1:30p UMW board meeting 6:30p Women’s Bible Study 7:00 Young Adults 7:00p Boy Scouts 7:00p SPRC meeting

14 Holy Week Prayer Exp All week 9:00a Circle of Faith 10:30a “Story” Bible Study 7:00p Covenant Bible Study 7:00p Meditation Class 7:00p Men’s Basketball 7:00p “Story” Bible Study

6 COMMUNION LENT V Pastor Steve preaching 8:30 Celebration Bells 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Carol & Cherub Choirs 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School 11:00 Confirmation

13 PALM/PASSION SUNDAY LENT VI Pastor Cara preaching 8:30 Joy Unlimited 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Joy Unlimited 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School

21 OFFICE CLOSED

20 EASTER SUNDAY Pastor Steve preaching 8:30 Chancel Choir 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Chancel Choir 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School

28 10:30a “Story” Bible Study 7:00p Covenant Bible Study 7:00p Meditation Class 7:00p Men’s Basketball 7:00p “Story” Bible Study

29 6:00a Men’s Prayer Group 9:00a Library Volunteers 9:00a Quilts to Share 9:30a Celebration Bells 6:30p Women’s Bible Study 7:00p Young Adults 7:00p Boy Scouts

22 9:00a Library Volunteers 9:00a Quilts to Share 9:30a Celebration Bells 6:00p Chr Ed/Spirit Formation 6:30p Women’s Bible Study 7:00p SPRC. 7:00p Young Adults 7:00p Boy Scouts

27 Pastor Cara preaching 8:30 Chancel Choir 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Joy Unlimited 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School


Weaving Faith Into Life

Sunday School at Faith UMC “…your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Join us as together we grow and learn to KNOW, LOVE & SERVE the Lord! The Story for Kids: Faith Nursery, Room 18, 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 Babies and Toddlers (birth through age 3) are cared for in a nurturing environment where little ones experience God’s love.

Children’s Sunday School at 9:45 & 11:00 am, Following Children’s Message Preschool Ages 3-5 – Room 20 Grades K-2 – Room 6 Grades 3-5 – Room 8 Out of the Box Youth Grades 6-12 at 9:45 & 11:00 am in the Youth Room Adults @ 9:45: The Story: Faith Meets Life in the West Parlor Faith Bible Study: Genesis to Revelation in the Conference Room Adults @ 11:00: The Story in Room 16 **Please stop by the Children’s Welcome Station near the Sanctuary and Family Life Center to sign in children, make their Sunday School name tags, and find information for families! Look for Family Devotions and Weekly Parent Pages on our Story website for suggestions and ideas to share The Story at home with your family!

Faith’s Young Adult Group Accepts Annual Conference Challenge to Pack Flood Buckets for UMCOR Support the ministry of Faith’s Young Adults and learn more about UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) helping to donate: (5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid, Liquid laundry detergent, Liquid household cleaner, Dish soap, 1 can air freshener, 1 insect repellant spray, 1 scrub brush, 18 cleaning wipes, 7 sponges, 5scouring pads, 50 clothespins, Clothesline, 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags, 5 dust masks, 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves, 1 pair work gloves. Faith’s Young Adult Group will assemble the flood buckets and deliver them to Lakeside during Annual Conference. It will be exciting to see how many flood buckets Faith UMC will send to UMCOR!


FAITH NOTES

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Canton, OH Permit No. 1809

Faith United Methodist Church 300 Ninth Street NW North Canton, OH 44720 Worship with Us: Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 Sunday School: 9:45 & 11:00

Get to Know Us: Reverends Steve & Cara Stultz Costello, Co-Pastors Sharyl Syler—Dir. of Administration & Finance Marc Biss—Communications Coordinator Kathy Schumucker—Dir. of Christian Ed. & Spiritual Formation Matt Hart—Dir. of Youth Ministry Sue Capestrain—Administrative Assistant Jan Bilek—Treasurer Susan Arnold—Youth Anministrator Alina Dorto—Dir. of Faith Friends Preschool

Contact Us: Phone: 330.499.6040 Fax: 330.305.1600 Email: ncfaith@faithumchurch.org Website: www.faithumchurch.org

WAIT!!! AM I HEADED FOR “FILE 13”??

Pastor Cara preaching 8:30 Chancel Choir 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Joy Unlimited 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 18 Apr 17 Apr 13 Apr 6

COMMUNION Pastor Steve preaching 8:30 Celebration Bells 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Carol & cherub Choirs 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School PALM SUNDAY Pastor Cara preaching 8:30 Joy Unlimited 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Carol & Cherub Choirs 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School MAUNDY THURSDAY Pastor Cara preaching 7:00 Service GOOD FRIDAY Pastor Cara preaching 7:00 Service Chancel Choir EASTER Pastor Steve preaching 8:30 Chancel Choir 9:45 Praise Team 11:00 Chancel choir 9:45 & 11:00 Sunday School

WORSHIP IN FEBRUARY

Mailed on March 27 , 2014

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Sewing for Missions 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, RH Sue Bell, Contact The Barbara Whitacre Prayer Shawl Ministry 1st Thursday, 1-4 PMin the Parlor Mike Flechtner, Contact Bixler Library Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00AM Nancy Share & Betsy Gorrell, Chairs Faith Stitchers: Bring handwork 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays, 1-4 PM in the Parlor Quilters/Sewers Tuesdays, 9-11:30 AM Rooms 5 & 6 Nan Davis, Chair

Volunteer Opportunities


2014 April Faith Notes