In times of excitement, adventure, chaos, grief or uncertainty, we all may find it difficult to get a good night's sleep. I know the past few weeks have been challenging for our family as we packed, moved, and attempted to settle into our new home. Everything is out of place and up in the air - even the plan for our children to return to school is sketchy at best. In this artwork, All the Ways I am Words by Jan Richardson, I see myself, trying to give thanks for my blessings and struggles, clinging to the words from Luke 12:22-34 (which we will study this Sunday at 10:30AM in person or through online worship). Sometimes I manage to breathe deeply and let go, let God - other times, I white-knuckle grip my worries and problems. This week's 5th bead in our Pray Every Day series, the green one for our Special Concerns, invites us to share our most pressing fears with God.
Prayers for your sweet sleep, Pastor Emily Flemming
Worship LIVE this Sunday 08/02/2020 at 10:30AM to What Keeps you up at night?
Office Hours: The church office is now open Tuesday-Friday 10:00A.M.-3:00 P.M. Come by and welcome new Office Manager Ali Hillman. Monday is a Sabbath for our Pastor and Office. Email Ali at: firstname.lastname@example.org
August is quickly approaching and we are so grateful to everyone who has been able to continue giving in many different ways; if nothing else, then in being kind. We all need it, especially right now! Your resources make a huge impact; we appreciate the $450 raised in July for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund. Please remember your financial gifts this week. Thanks!
We interrupt your weekly news to inform you that Wednesday, August 5th we will host hybrid Zoom/in-person meetings for the Worship Design Team at 5:30PM, and Trustees at 7:00PM.
Pray Every Day with us
If you need extra prayer beads (with a bracelet or magnetic clasp) contact Debbie Bates. Or stop by the Church Office to purchase one for $5 each (checks to FUMC Windsor, note "prayer beads"). Thanks, Debbie!
Ministering to Children during the Covid Era
Vital Conversations is held every other Wednesday with Rev. Jeff Rainwater. On August 5th at 10:30 a.m. Leanne Hadley will be hosting the virtual call going in depth with how to strengthen congregations by helping them understand the spiritual lives of children.
Register to learn how we can deepen and expand the ministries that we offer for our children and families. Click Leanne's photo to learn more. Click on Jeff's photo to register!
A Day Together On Saturday August 1st, our Peaks/Pikes Peak District of United Methodist Women will be "Finding Peace in an Anxious World" as the study for the day. This is a free (Zoom) virtual event that you will have to register for before July 30th. Click the photo to register.
Celebrations this week Happy Birthday to Ryder Macaluso (7/30), Sloan Harmel (7/30), Perry Cogburn & Josh Savage (8/5). Happy Anniversary Judy and Terry Haduck (7/31), Susan Jewell-Klema and Dan Klema (8/1), and Karomy and Daren Harmel (8/2) Click the image to share your special dates with the Office.
Prayer Requests Nanci Baca’s successful knee surgery; Alexia Cunningham-Baca's healthy pregnancy (due 12/16); Eric H. another cardiac stent 8/7; Ken’s friend Steve Galindo in CA; healing/strength (Debbie B., Sandy E., Margaret H., Heather and Mike Reed, Tony P. and family, Brett Abernathy); pain/decline (Ann G., Miriam L.); back-to-school stress; SPC Lizzie Przygoda. Click the image to add your request!
With most schools gearing up to go back to school full time, we want to be able to do our part and help families make sure they have enough masks for their children in sending them back to school anywhere from 3-5 days. If you're able to donate homemade masks they can be dropped off at the office.