This Sunday, October 5, is World Communion Sunday. We will join with our brothers and sisters all over the world in celebrating Holy Communion as a reminder that we are all part of the same family of Christ.
In the sanctuary services the Cuban mission team will serve communion. The team will leave October 12 to travel to Cuba for a construction mission.
The Philippine mission team will serve a chicken fried steak dinner in the Family Life Center at noon this Sunday as a fundraiser. They will be traveling to the Philippines in January to do construction, vacation Bible school and a health fair.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday as we celebrate communion and think of others around the world who are doing the same. Please be in prayer for our mission teams as they go out of the country to share the love of Christ with others.
Our own Minister to Young Adults, Stephen Cagle, is spending time this week ministering to people at the Tulsa State Fair. Together with Tom Branch, a Tulsa pastor, they walk the fair and talk to those who have traveled to Tulsa to work the rides and games. They are Tulsa State Fair Chaplains.
Workers at the fair work all day during the run of the fair. They don’t have time to get some of the necessities of life like toothpaste and other hygiene items. The chaplains provide small items to make the workers more comfortable as well as an ear to listen and time to pray.
See this report from News Channel 6.
On Saturday, October 4, FUMC Claremore will be hosting a half-day, regional, introductory workshop about Stephen Ministry from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Members of Claremore FUMC are invited to attend free of charge to learn all about the Stephen Ministry program.
If you are feeling called to minister to others, Stephen Ministry training will equip you to properly provide Christ-centered care and the Stephen Ministry leadership team will give you the support you need to help those who are hurting.
Please consider attending the October 4th introductory workshop. Topics at the workshop include:
- Ministering to those experiencing grief
- An introduction to Stephen Ministry
- How to care in a distinctively Christian way
For more information about the workshop or the Stephen Ministry program you may talk to any of our Stephen Ministers or you may call Cathi Keith at 918-857-1835. You may also register for the workshop by calling 314-428-2600 or going to the Stephen Ministry website at www.stephenministry.org/workshop. Remember, the workshop is free to the Claremore FUMC congregation.
It’s that time again! It’s time for the church garage sale! Bring all that wonderful stuff that you just don’t need anymore to the church on Thursday, September 4 or on Friday, September 5. Your trash will be someone else’s treasure. Then on Saturday, September 6, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., come to the church to shop for some new stuff that you just can’t live without. There will be tons of really good stuff.
Every year the garage sale gets bigger and better. We need a lot of help to price and organize the merchandise. If you would like to volunteer, come to the church on Thursday and Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to set up. We can use a lot of hands during the sale and again after 2:00 on Saturday to clean up and truck the remaining merchandise away.
If you have large items to donate and cannot get them to the church, please call 918-341-4580 before Thursday, September 4 and we will try to arrange a way to pick it up for you. We are no longer able to accept the large heavy t.v.s.
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Women’s Day class is starting at FUMC. This interdenominational Bible study has been around for more than 50 years and has helped hundreds of thousands of people grow closer to God through His word.
Join us at 9:00 a.m. Friday, September 12 for the “Welcome Day.” You will be able to hear what BFS is all about and sign up for classes. This is not just for FUMC members. Call a friend or neighbor and experience BFS together.
For additional information, please call Tia Stout at 918-557-0582.