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Act II March Issue

First United Methodist Church of Winter Park

March 2012

"The Marquee" is the Act II Newsletter designed for the 50+ crowd ACT II Mission Statement

Save The Dates Check here for a view of upcoming events for ACT II (Full Calendar)

Act II is an inter-generational group on the move to model intentional discipleship through prayer, study, fellowship and service.

Fellowship Carol's Corner Contributed by Carol Holloway, Fellowship Committee Chairman Whoever said that life gets less active as you age didn't know the members of Act II! Our members have been honoring our mission statement with service, fellowship and study in 2012 in the following ways - assisting with the production of Broadway Bound to benefit the Youth

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Choir, having a blast at two Super Bowl parties, participating in tap classes and beginning a Lenten study with Dr. Michael Kormanicki. Look below to see some of the exciting opportunities for activities in the upcoming months.

Ragtime Musical Members will attend the UCF production of Ragtime and then have a fellowship gathering afterwards at the home of Mary Palmer. Read more

ACT II IN ACTION AT FOOD BANK

Several of our ACT II members recently helped distribute food at the Tuskawilla United Methodist Church. The picture is blurry because our volunteers were really moving fast! Our helpers assisted in the distribution of over 300 packages to families(which feeds approximately 1,000 Tour of UCF Medical Facilities people) in a two hour period. This is a Act II will tour the University of Central Florida wonderful example of service in action! Medical Facilities at Lake Nona on Friday, March Helping at the food bank will be one of the 30, approximately 8:45 to 1:45. For more information call Lee Cross at 407-325-3104. opportunities during our Faith in Action Register to attend by contacting Kathy Marshall at weekend on April 13th. If you are interested kathym@fumcwp.org or 407-644-2906, ext 224. in helping with this effort contact Anita or Space is available for a maximum of 30 people. Lou Williams at 407-629-4372. Sorry, event sold out as of March 9. THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP TAP DANCING

Looking for a fun addition to your life? We meet every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 305 of the Matthias Family Life Center and have a blast learning how to tap dance. No registration required. Leather soled shoes will work the best for this class -no tennis shoes. Yes . . . you can dance too! UPCOMING EVENTS SAVE THE DATES

SERVING AT SOUTH STREET Are you able to serve the children at South

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Street? March 26-30 is spring break week and we are offering the community school children a morning program at South Street. Please volunteer to help in the mornings so that the children are cared for and inspired by Dali Museum Day Trip - May 11 Read more your loving heart. This will be a volunteer opportunity that will change you forever as Court House Tour with Judges - May 18 you make a difference for a child. Just E-mail private tour of courhouse, including box lunch Janet Hays at janeth@fumcwp.org to from 9 AM - 1:30 PM. Read more volunteer and you will receive a follow-up To register for these events click on confirmation phone call. The jobs will be fumcwp.org/register simple and the work easy. Love is what we need. Please consider this special service Join us for a great meal and conversation at opportunity. 6:30 on Thursday nights at 310 Park Avenue Mennello Museum - April 20 On Friday, April 20th from 5:00 - 7:00pm we will have an opportunity to experience a print-making studio with artists in action. Read more

in Winter Park. We meet and have a good time sharing laughs and catching up with the BICYCLE BLESSINGS weekly news. Workers needed periodically for Bicycle Blessings workshops.No prior experience necessary. Onthe-job training training provided. Your help is desperately needed to provide refurbished bikes to needy kids and adults. The next work day will be April 14 from 8 - 12 PM. Call Jack Hays at 321-228-1318 to sign up.

Study Recent or upcoming events to grow spiritually and intellectually

Contributed by Michael Kormanicki, ACT II Study Leader Act II has joined the rest of the church in a special Lenten study, Praying for Friends and Enemies, by Jane Venard. The 4-week study will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 on the 3rd floor of MFLC. in room 315. The first class began on Wednesday, February 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 and will end on March 21. The class will read and discuss the book Praying for Friends and Enemies by Jane E. Vennard. Jane Vennard will be facilitating a prayer seminar for FUMC on March 11 and 12. The book deals with the questions: What is intercession? What happens when we pray for others? How do I pray for my enemies? This book also gets at the key theological question of whether intercessory prayer is a matter of changing God's will. These questions and others are examined within the context of everyday experiences. All are invited to attend. .

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Thoughts from Gary provided by Gary Rideout

Great Opportunity Offered at First UMC, Winter Park Becoming a Praying Congregation We have a wonderful opportunity this Lenten season to grow in our life in prayer by hearing from one of the foremost specialists on prayer and spirituality, Rev. Jane E. Vennard. Rev. Vennard is an adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and has authored many books on prayer including Praying for Friends and Enemies, A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice as well as the Companions in Christ Series: The Way of Prayer.

Seminar Schedule Prayer Seminar (in Fellowship Hall) Make reservations for dinner and Beliefs about Prayer from Rev. Vennard childcare at www.fumcwp.org/register. Dinner Prayer is relational. will be $7. Prayer is embodied and inclusive of all of who we are. Anything that draws us closer to God is prayer. Sunday March 11 Prayer calls us more fully into the world. 6:00 Dinner God hears our prayers. 6:30 - 8pm - Talking about Prayer Prayer is mystery. Monday March 12 6:00 Dinner 6:30 - 8pm Experiencing Prayer Rev. Vennard will also be guest preaching at all 3 services on March 11th. Sermon: "Our Master Teacher" Matthew 6:5-13

"All prayer begins with God. The Creator does not wait passively for us to come with our prayers; rather, our prayers are a response to God's call to us. God was with us in infancy calling forth our response to divine love."

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