Fridley United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Why learn? Our church gathers together in worship, fellowship and in classes to try to make meaning of our lives in the light of our faith and to reaffirm that we are loved by each other and by God. This is the the foundation of all of our Christian education ministries, which gives us renewed strength to live our daily lives, and helps us reach in to care for each other and reach out beyond ourselves to serve others.
Wednesday Evening Worship
Beginning June 18th and throughout the summer, Pastor Wayne looks forward to holding ‘praise worship’ on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. These will be services that will be family friendly and less formal than Sunday mornings. The focus will be the book of Nehemiah, which itself is the record of Nehemiah’s deep dependence on God and his frequent prayers to him. If you and your family are cabin folk on the weekends or if you simply want to learn more about this part of the Bible, plan to attend these worship opportunities!
Education Recognition Sunday is May 18th. This is the last day for all education classes until September with the exception of Acts, taught by Pastor Wayne.
The Study of Acts:
The Study of Acts will continue throughout the summer following worship at 11:00 AM. Pastor Wayne's class has currently found new dwellings in the Rainbow School Office, complete with air conditioning! Should the class exceed 20 members, we will find a different space to accommodate all! Come to learn, come to grow your faith.
Each Sunday morning of the school year:
All children are always welcome in our worship services. In addition, our preschoolers and kindergartners have a class downstairs following the Story for All Ages at the 9:30 worship service. They use a curriculum called “Grow, Proclaim, Serve” from our United Methodist Publishing House. This is different from the FUSION curriculum, so after the preschool class, they can attend FUSION with their parents and not repeat the lessons. Our nursery is open from 9:15 – noon each week during the school year, and from 9:15 - 10:45 in the summer.
Choir for children and youth of all ages
This choir is directed by Judy Ryan and Elizabeth Zick. It meets after Sunday Worship at 10:40 in the choir room, from September through May. Children sing in worship about once a month. See Elizabeth or Judy with your questions.
JOIN US FOR FUSION!
This is a Sunday morning learning experience for people of all ages, including children, youth and adults, meeting from 11:00– noon in the Fellowship Hall. We study the scriptures that are read and preached in our preceding worship service, in ways that include people of all ages. Our schedule each week includes gathering time, a story circle (time to hear and experience a story from the Bible) and response, several ways we can individually respond to the story – art, music, and more. Fusion! is for people of all ages!
ADULT CHOICES ON SUNDAY MORNINGS during the school year:
Seekers: focus on the scriptures that are read and preached in worship each week, meet in the Northwest corner of the Fellowship Hall, led by Bill Ekstrum and others.
Linking Faith and Life: focus on current issues and theology, using many media and methods. They meet each week in the lounge with Kate Smith-Sheeder and Bill Ambrose.
Use the LIBRARY!
Take a look at our subject listing of the library books or search our computer database of the library. Find a book or two that interests you, and check them out simply by signing the library card inside the book and leaving it in the file box on the wooden table near the library. Check out the "New" section each week to see what we have added. Our library is there for you!