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Mid-Week Recital 

Wednesday, February 13 from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.; Sanctuary followed by a reception with in the Fireside Room

Lukas Hasler, organ

Mr. Hasler is currently studying organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria and cultural management at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In addition to his participation in the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival, he has already performed at the Tyrolean Festival Erl as well as the International Organ Festival in Düsseldorf. Lukas is gaining recognition for his colorful and passionate musicality and has performed many organ recitals in Austria, as well as internationally in Germany, France, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2019 MID-WEEK RECITAL SERIES


 

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Parents Date Night + Kids Fun Night

Friday, February 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Ed. Bldg.

While parents enjoy a Valentine’s date night out, children are provided a safe and fun evening of games, activities and crafts, pizza dinner, and a movie with our trained childcare team.


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DanceFit

Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m., Room 300 

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Dance your way to fitness with First UMC member Whitney Hagan, licensed Zumba instructor. Open to all levels of dance experience! Kids are welcome. Tell your friends! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. Water will be available. No charge but donations appreciated.


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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Sunday, February 17, 11 a.m., Simkins Hall in The Shelby Center

Come get your blood pressure checked every 3rd Sunday of the month in Simkins Hall.  No charge.  Open to the community.  Sponsored by the Health Ministry Council.

 


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Book Study & Potluck 

Sunday, February 17* Note the date change at 11:30 a.m., Fireside Room

Together At the Table: Diversity Without Division in The UMC

By Karen P. Oliveto

Every year Senior Minister Rev. Patricia Farris selects a collection of seven books that make up the Loving God with Our Minds Book Study series. The books are chosen because they are thought-provoking, controversial, and illuminating. The goal is to grow our minds as we deepen our faith. All are invited for a potluck lunch and lively discussion!

Check the web page for the list of this year’s books and schedule.  Books are generally available at the Sunday Hospitality table or church office or Amazon.


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Labyrinth Open for Walks

Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m. – last walk at 4:30 p.m., Simkins Hall 

Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice, a way to quiet our minds and open our spirits to the presence of the Holy.  Every step a prayer.  No charge but donations appreciated.  The Labyrinth is also available by reservations for individuals and groups.  Read more…


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DanceFit

Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m., Room 300 

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Dance your way to fitness with First UMC member Whitney Hagan, licensed Zumba instructor. Open to all levels of dance experience! Kids are welcome. Tell your friends! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel. Water will be available. No charge but donations appreciated.


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Sunday School’s Faith In Action

Sunday, February 24 at 10 a.m. in Room 206

We believe that faith is more than a belief, it is an action. This is a day when our children and youth put their Faith in Action by working together to perform a gracious act of service. The projects rotate between service for the church family, the local community and our global community, as they learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ serving in the world.

See past projects.


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Community Meal 

Thursday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Upward Bound House

Community Meal is an opportunity to provide a delicious meal (served buffet style) for homeless families in transition, allowing the parents an evening free from planning dinner, while hanging out with the children and youth making a simple craft or playing games. More importantly, Community Meal is a way for all who attend to be a part of a warm and accepting community.

Sign up to bring a dish or kid’s activity or more information, click here or contact Nathan Oney.


Messy Church

Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m., First UMC Simkins Hall & Chapel
This month’s theme is Jesus Found in the Temple.  

Crafts • Music • Stories • Shared Meal

A monthly opportunity for families to be together in worship without the worry of being too silly or “messy” because, let’s face it, life can be messy!  Includes fun Bible stories with crafts and a shared meal.