Good Morning Church:
This month we will begin a new sermon series entitled “Life Advice from John Wesley.” During this sermon series we will look at the Book of Proverbs and some wisdom that John Wesley offered "the people called Methodists” that is sound biblically based advice on living. We will focus primarily on Wesley’s advice to “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” We will have some guest speakers who will share about how they have found life living in this community of faith we call Hayesville First and there will be some celebrations of the mission and the ministry of HFUMC. We will also unveil our new theme for life within the community of HFUMC.
During the month of October we will have your Estimate of Giving cards for 2016 available for you to pick up. It is very important that each one of you fill out a card, it helps us to make informed financial decisions regarding the direction of the church. We ask that you prayerfully consider you gift to God for the coming year and encourage you to take a step forward to the Biblical standard of tithing (giving to God 10%). Think of all the mission and ministry and changed lives if all of our folks were to make that step this year! We ask that you to return your cards during the worship service on October 25.
In other news:
This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. As we gather at the Table we will be in communion with Christians all over the world who will celebrate with us on this day. We have 3 ways for you to be in mission this Sunday: 1) We collect food items for the Clay County Food Pantry. 2) You may leave money at the Communion Rail for the Lazarus Fund which is a fund that assists folks in our community who find themselves in crisis. 3) World Communion Sunday offering. This is an opportunity for you to support scholarships for graduate students and ethnic student scholarships studying within the US.
This Sunday at 4pm we will hold an informational meeting for anyone who is interested in learning about a mission trip to Slidell, LA to work on houses that are still in need of repair 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The trip is tentatively scheduled for January 17-23. There will be a cost involved to purchase materials and pay for housing. If you are interested, please attend the meeting this Sunday at 4pm.
CROP WALK is coming!!!! On October 11 at 2pm folks from around the community will be walking for those who either cannot walk or in many cases have to walk miles just to obtain the essentials of food and water for their families. Your gifts in sponsoring a walker will benefit the Clay County Food Pantry and ministries through Church World Service. I AM walking and ready to gratefully receive your gifts!!! There are others form HFUMC walking too, should you want to sponsor them.
October is HFUMC’s month at the Clay County Food Pantry. During the year, one month is assigned to supporting churches to provide additional support. If you can help or if you have any questions we have a signup sheet in the “glass hallway” or you can contact Claire Weppelman for further information.
If you would like to be a part of the worship leadership by reading the Scriptures once a month, we need you. We are searching for Lectors for both services. If you would like to serve as a Lector, please contact the church office (389-8413) for details.
That is all for now. Be the face of Christ.