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Lenten Purple Bag Offering
After the service be sure to pick up your purple Lenten Offering bags. Gifts collected in these bags support Family Promise in its efforts to end homelessness in Gwinnett County. Help us reach our goal of $7,500 for Family Promise by setting aside some coins or bills in your purple bag daily. Then return the bag on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Dr. Stowe will be leading a five-week Lenten Study beginning Wednesday night, Feb 21st, from 6:20-7:20 in the Gibson Hall. All are welcome and no sign up is required. Our #hashtag stand-alone classes will return after Spring Break (April 11 & 18).
Music Ministry Presents: Samson Tarpeh
The country of Liberia is still feeling the effects of the brutal 14-year civil war. They are in need of healing and spiritual development. We have been asked to help our Liberian brothers and sisters in supporting the Agape National Academy of Music based in Monrovia, Liberia.
ANAM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to:
- redeem and make young children successful through the arts
- to develop young Liberians to be leaders in worship and the arts in their community
- provide professional piano instruction to children
The school opened in 2008 with 19 students and 2 teachers. They had over 100 students and 17 teachers by 2012. The school was forced to close in 2014 due to the Ebola outbreak. It reopened in January 2016.
The founder and director of ANAM is Samson Tarpeh. He is currently in the U.S. after recently obtaining his Master’s Degree in Community Development. He also holds a degree in Piano Performance.
Mr. Tarpeh will provide a benefit concert in our sanctuary on Sunday, March 18 at 6 pm. A love offering will be taken which will benefit the Agape National Academy of Music in Monrovia, Liberia.
For more information contact Bill Steele, Minister of Music email@example.com or 770.963.0386, ext. 115.
Card Shower for Homebound Members and Friends
Please help the Older Adult Council show these Homebound members and friends that we are thinking of them. Stop by the table in the Family Center between worship services and Sunday School on Sunday, March 18, to pick up a card (or two!) to mail in the coming week. Contact Margaret Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The prayer ministry team will be holding a prayer service Sunday, March 18, at 4:00 PM in the Gibson Hall. We will be focusing on the final weeks of Lent, including prayer for our confirmation class, the Easter weekend (festival and Sunday worship), the youth spring break retreat, and more. Please come and join us for a time of prayer and worship.
March Propel Women Gathering
The March Propel Women Gathering will be Friday, Mar 23th, 6:00-8;00 in the Family Center. There is no charge for dinner or childcare. Our Conversation Topic will be Passion Under Siege. Please RSVP at email@example.com. For more information please go to fumclv.org/propel
Spring Break Retreat BBQ Fundraiser
Spring Break Retreat BBQ Lunch where 100% of the proceeds from the BBQ Lunch will benefit our Annual Spring Break Retreat. Each student going on Spring Break Retreat is required to sell at least 5 tickets as well as be present at the BBQ on Sunday, March 25th to help serve, wait tables, and clean up. Please visit www.fumclv.org/students for all the details regarding the BBQ Fundraiser. Tickets will be available for pick-up on 2/18 in the Warehouse at 11:00 am. Contact Ryan Shostak with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Break Retreat 2018
Registration for Spring Break Retreat 2018 has begun! You don’t want to miss this awesome event for current 7th-12th grade from Thursday, April 5th-Sunday, April 8th as we head to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City Beach! Early Bird Cost is $200 if register and pay by 2/25. (Regular price is $220 after 2/25 until 3/11) Payments may be dropped in the Cashbox in the Warehouse Cafe. Please visit www.fumclv.org/students for more information & to register. Feel free to contact Ryan Shostak at email@example.com with any questions.
The Worship Committee will decorate the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday with beautiful Easter lilies & pink hydrangeas. If you would like to place an order in memory or in honor of a loved one, please complete an order form (available in the Welcome Center and the narthex) and attach a check, made payable to FUMCLV, with Easter Flowers in the memo line ($10 per lily and $15 per hydrangea). You may put your order in the offering plate or place it in the Music Minister mailbox in the workroom across from the library. Print names as you would like them printed in the bulletin (one dedication per plant, please). If you need assistance, please call Bill Steele at ext. 115. Plant quantities are limited to 30 lilies & 20 hydrangeas. Thank You! The deadline for orders is Sunday, March 25.
Join us for a wonderful day of celebration and outreach to the families of our church & community on Saturday, March 31st from 10:30am-1:00pm at the Church Campground (700 Braselton Hwy.) We would love to have groups of all ages present to help with hospitality, concessions, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity for our church to welcome our community as we celebrate the Good News! Can’t make it to the Festival?Consider making a donation to help with the expenses of the Easter Storybook that children who attend receive! For more info or to help, please contact Catherine Lombard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-963-0386 ext. 138.
A Brush With Kindness Project
FUMCLV will be sponsoring A Brush With Kindness projects on both April 7 and 14. A Brush With Kindness is a ministry of Habitat for Humanity that provides home repair for low-income homeowners in our community. If you can help with basic home repair one of these days or both, please contact Chris Lambright at email@example.com to sign up.