Church News
 
 
 
WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS! – Have you noticed those people wearing purple, a smile, and a nametag?  They are the “Purple People” and are here to welcome you and everyone, to answer your questions you might have about the church and where to find things in it.  They are here for you and to offer hospitality in the name of Christ.
 
BULLETIN SPONSOR – Thank you to Kathy Dumdie for being our April bulletin sponsor in memory of Tom. 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS – FOOD FOR BODY AND SOUL! – Join us for Wednesday Night Suppers.  They are on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  These evenings have something for everybody!  Here’s the schedule:
 
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.           Confirmation class for 7th & 8th graders
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.           Eating with Faith, a supper meal prepared with love by Roy Fairfield and his team.  Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring your friends.  There will be a free will offering for the meal.  Suggested donations would be $5/adult, $3/youth, and children under 10 free.
5:45 – 5:55 p.m.           Devotion Spotlight, a short time for worship together
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.           JAM for kids Pre-K - 5th grade
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.           Bell Choir
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.           Praise Team
7:15 – 8:00 p.m.           Faith Choir
 
All families are invited to come for supper and devotion.  Our next suppers are April 17th & May 1st.  Please sign up on your Connect Card.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER VOLUNTEERS – Can you give 2½ hours to help with this ministry?  We’ll need three people to help set up, serve, and clean up at each Wednesday Night Supper.  You can help one time or more.  The hours would be from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Please sign up on your Connect Card if you can help.
 
CHOIR REHEARSALS – Our Wednesday rehearsal schedule is:  Bell Choir – 6:00-6:30 p.m.; Faith Singers – 6:30-7:15 p.m.; and Faith Choir – 7:15-8:00 p.m.  All musicians are welcome.  Contact Nancy Jones for more information (920-467-8663).
 
PASTOR KATHY ON VACATION – Pastor Kathy will be on vacation from April 6th-13th.  If you have a pastoral need, please contact Lay Leader Gary Dulmes at 920-467-2730.
 
LENTEN DEVOTIONALS – Please pick up a copy of “Crucified-Glorified” before you go home today.  This devotional prayer journal gives you a daily scripture, short message, and prayer for each day of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.  As you read God’s Word and journal through the thoughts and reflections, the time leading up to Easter will provide a powerful opportunity to take in the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice and the salvation it brings to all believers.  These devotionals are available at the front of the sanctuary.
 
IN STITCHES CRAFT GROUP – Our last In Stitches meeting will be Thursday, April 11th from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and then we’ll be breaking for the summer.  Bring your craft project for an evening of fun and fellowship.
 
2018 TAX INFORMATION – Please pick up your year-end giving statement in the basket at the back of the sanctuary.  Thank you!
 
CHURCH WEBSITE – Faith UMC has a brand new website with a fresh new look! Check out all of our new features! You may find us at: www.faithumcshebfalls.org (same website address).  Thank you to Steve DeLano, Chris Raisbeck, and Becky Schultz for all their hard work!
 
MEN’S BREAKFAST – Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 a.m. at Falls Café, 1118 Plankview Green Blvd. in Sheboygan Falls.  You can sign up on your Connect Card or just drop in.  All men are welcome!
 
WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Gosse’s, 1909 Union Avenue in Sheboygan.  This is an earlier time than usual.  Please RSVP by Sunday, April 7th to loonp@hotmail.com or sign up on your Connect Card.  All ladies are welcome!
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m.
 
SHEBOYGAN FALLS FOOD PANTRY – Our dates to work at the Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry are April 11, 18 & 25 from 8:45 – 11:00 a.m.  It is located at 529 Giddings Ave. in Sheboygan Falls.  If you would like to help, or if this is a new outreach for you and you would like a “buddy” for your first time volunteering, please call Nancy Bigler at 467-3425.
 
J.O.Y. MINISTRIES EVENT – Our J.O.Y. Ministries team is announcing the next offering in our Faith Legacy Series, “Financial Power of Attorney,” on Thursday, April 11th.  We will have lunch at 11:30 a.m.  Attorney Ryan Zinkel will facilitate the session from 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Please sign up on your Connect Card so we can plan lunch.  All are welcome!
 
MISSIONS UPDATE – Don’t forget to stock up on candy bars! Sell them to your classmates, co-workers, neighbors and friends and help support our mission ministries! They are available in Fellowship Hall. To place a special order, contact Jessica McCoy or Steve Blake.
 
HOT DISH MINISTRY –  The Hot Dish Ministry provides an easy meal to someone who is sick, just home from the hospital or for any other reason a delicious hot dish might come in handy. Here’s how it works: You make a hot dish that would fit into an 8X8-inch pan (pans are provided). Bake it or leave it unbaked. Then cover the pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.
Fill out the information card provided with the pan(s) and secure it to the top of the foil wrapping. Freeze and then bring it to the church and place it in the freezer of the second refrigerator (tannish). The pastor and other visitors will take these hot dishes to those that could use an easy meal. Thank you for helping with the Hot Dish Ministry. Pick up a pan or two or
four from the Fellowship Hall and make some hot dishes for our Hot Dish Ministry.

 
TEXAS ROADHOUSE UPDATE – Checks continue to come in each month from our Texas Roadhouse Sunday fundraiser! So thanks for dining there on Sundays! All you have to do is take your church bulletin to Texas Roadhouse in Sheboygan on Sundays, and they will donate 10% of your food purchases to Faith UMC. The church that brings in the most sales for the month will receive a check for 12% instead of 10%. We are earning money every month! So take your bulletins on Sundays and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and help raise money for our Capital Campaign.
 
If you are interested in joining our fellowship at Faith United Methodist Church, contact crossandflameumc@gmail.com or call Pastor Kathy at 920-980-8376. Thank you!