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An Exciting Time: Fall Ministry Kick-off!

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2022-09-09 | 3 min read

With overwhelming gratitude, we celebrate the start to the Fall ministry season here at FUMC! Last year, we had high hopes for a breath of fresh air and a return to “normal” (whatever that is..), only to have our plans scratched due to another surge in COVID. Even though this virus is still among us, and is something...

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GraceFirst

By Anna Belle Lamar | 2022-08-26 | 2 min read

Shared ministry on Haywood Street has a long history. In the Faith Classroom at FUMC, you can find a large Bible given by Grace Church at the turn of the 20th Century as a sign of our shared Christian witness. Similarly, at Grace in our Fellowship Hall you can find a large Bible given in celebration of Grace's...

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In Case You Were Wondering, We Miss You!

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2022-08-12 | 3 min read

Since the beginning of the Christian movement, dedicated and faithful followers of Jesus have been the lifeblood of the church. From the writings of Paul, we learn about how believers have been gifted by the Holy Spirit, and these gifts propel them into ministry with one another, and the community that surrounds their church. The strength of the church lies...

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Creation Care Camp Success

By Anna Belle Lamar | 2022-07-29 | 2 min read

This summer, we partnered with the local nonprofit, Outdoor Mission Community (OMC), for two Creation Care Camp opportunities. Tennessee Valley Authority awarded OMC grant funding for our two Creation Care Camps which allowed camps to be offered free of charge to families in Haywood County. We had 28 kids participate in our June day camp and 14 in the July...

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Simply Sitting in God's Presence

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2022-07-11 | 4 min read

Often times, spending time with God can be more challenging than we think. If you live a busy life, full of wonderful commitments that are exciting or meaningful, it can be difficult to figure out where God fits in. Our souls yearn to simply exist in God’s presence, yet it seems we need to move mountains in order to get ...

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