Announcements


STEWARDSHIP TEAM

posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:06 PM by Office Office   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:29 PM ]

If you have not returned your 2018 "Estimate of Giving Card" it's not too late.  Just drop it in the offering pate on Sunday or drop it off or mail it to the church office in care of Laura Lehnert.

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posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:02 PM by Office Office   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 4:52 PM ]


VALENTINE'S DAY BRUNCH

posted Dec 1, 2017, 8:49 PM by Office Office   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:25 PM ]

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Immediately following the worship service
Please sign up if you are planning to attend.
A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost.

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:12 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 4:33 PM by Office Office ]

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 6:30 TO 8:30.

Next meeting is Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

BELL CHOIR

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:07 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:34 PM by Office Office ]

The Bell Choir is always in search of "ringers" and you do not need to have musical experience to join.  If you know your colors and can count to four, you can join the Bell Choir.  We practice Thursday evenings at 6:45 PM in the Bell Room in the basement of the church.  Join us!  We are a very nice group of "Ding Dongs".

If you are interested, please contact any member of the Bell Choir or leave a message at the church office.  (570-823-7721)





UNITED METHODISTS BELIEVE

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:05 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 3:32 PM by Office Office ]

WE BELIEVE IN THE TRIUNE GOD; THE TRINITY---FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT

*  God, the Father/Creator, who brings creation into existence, upholds and reveals the ways of life that make for peace and wholeness, and ever works to head and transform life through the power of love.
*  God the Son, Jesus Christ, the first born of a new creation who through his life, death and Resurrection saves us and all creation from the power of sin and death.
*  God the Holy Spirit, who comforts, sustains, guides and empowers us to participate in God's life and mission in the world.

WE BELIEVE EVERY PERSON IS A BELOVED CHILD OF GOD
*  Whom God created in God's divine image with inherent worth and dignity;
*  Who confronts and suffers the distorting and destructive effects of sin in this life;
*  Whom God has reconciled in the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, defeating the powers of sin and death;
*  Whom God seeks to make holy and whole, through the presence of the Holy Spirit, transforming us into Christlikeness.

WE BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH AS THE COMMUNITY CALLED TO BE INSTRUMENTS OF GOD'S PRESENCE AND COMING REIGN IN JESUS CHRIST
*  Where people worship God joyfully, proclaim God's Word faithfully and share the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion;
*  Where all people are welcomed and nurtured as God's sons and daughters;
*  Where people are initiated into Christ's body and nurtured toward Christian maturity through worship, prayer, study, fellowship and service;
*  Where the light of God's love, justice and peace exposes and overrules evil, injustice and sin;
*  Where we participate in God's mission of inviting. preparing and enlisting disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world and to follow the risen Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, into the hurting places of the world and among the outcasts and the forgotten.

WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE AS GOD'S REVEALED WORD
*  Authoritative in matters of faith and practice;
*  Containing the story of God's mighty acts of salvation in creation, in faithful engagement with people through the ages and supremely in Jesus Christ;
*  The primary source for understanding the nature and purposes of God;
*  Interpreted in the power of the Holy Spirit present in the community of faith.

WE BELIEVE IN THE FINAL TRIUMPH OF GOD'S REIGN OF COMPASSION. JUSTICE, GENEROSITY AND PEACE
*  Anticipating the firstfruits made possible today through the power of the Spirit and the reign of Christ;
*  Discovering a renewed creation where sin, suffering and death are overcome and God's victory is complete;
*  Celebrating with all the faithful who are raised to live eternally in God's loving presence;
*  Extending God's love to the whole creation, with God's mercy redeeming all of God's works, all that God loves.

FIRWOOD FESTIVAL 2017

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:03 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Jul 2, 2017, 10:51 PM by Office Office ]


Firwood would like to thank the committee members, and everyone who worked to make the 2017 festival a success.  A big thank you goes out to all who attended.






   








Festival Committee Members:  Cherie Montigney, Isabel Bannon, Kathy Menzies,
 Chris Fritz, Jane Fritz, , & Lynn Bachstein


2017 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

posted Mar 1, 2015, 8:02 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 9:30 AM by Office Office ]

JOIN US FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH - 18TH
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Dinner will be served each evening at 5:00 p.m.
Followed by Bible stories, music and crafts

Children entering kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to attend this FREE event at Firwood UMC

Ages:  Preschool to 6th grade


Thank you to all who worked at making Firwood VBS 2017 a success. A special thanks goes to the parents for sharing your kids with us this week. We all had a good time and we enjoyed having them. Please mark the date for the start of Sunday School. Our Rally Day is September 10th and Sunday School actually starts on September 17 at 11:00 AM. Hope to see you there.

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COFFEE TIME

posted Feb 1, 2015, 7:58 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:27 PM by Office Office ]

Plan to arrive for the worship service a few minutes early for a delicious cup of hot coffee and a treat.  This is a great time to fellowship with members of our church family.  The refreshments are compliments of the Marthas and Marys.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

posted Feb 1, 2015, 7:51 AM by Barry Matthews   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 4:47 PM by Office Office ]

Office Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.  

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