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Sunday Worship Service
July 18, 2021
"Go, Go, Go, Wait"

We Welcome You to Join Us for Our Traditional Worship Service

We currently have In-person service on Sundays

8:00 am in the Crary Chapel.

8:45 am adult Sunday School

10:00 am service in the Main Sanctuary.

The Front doors of the Church are open

in addition to the parking Lot door.

The Crib Room, for birth to kindergarten aged children, is open

during the 10:00 AM worship,

for parents needing this service.

You can watch our livestream on the

First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA 

Facebook page

Our 10:00 am service is available via livestream.

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Prayer for the week of July 18, 2021

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor… Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

[Luke 4: 18-19, 21b]

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The July - August Upper Room

is now available for download

  • Morning Prayer with The Upper Room via Facebook Live, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. (CT). These guided prayer experiences are archived so you may join us at your convenience if you miss it live. 

  • Resources for Spiritual Wellness in Anxious Times. For navigating the pandemic, this link makes available to you a robust list of timely practices—for individuals and families as well as your faith leaders. Included are digital devotionals, videos, eCourses, podcasts, etc., all of which can be accessed and distributed free of charge to everyone in your congregation.  

A PDF File of the May/June issue of The Upper Room 

Daily Devotionals

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WEEKLY DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING

All members and friends of the First United Methodist Church , Warren, are invited to join together with John and Christine Zimmerman every Wednesday for a day of praying and fasting. (until evening)

The experience of fasting is intended to assist us in focusing on God and on being

in-tune to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives.  As we collectively fast and pray, we keep our eyes open to see how God responds in amazing ways to our intentionally seeking Him.

 

If you have questions, please feel free to speak to John, Christine, Pastor Mark or contact Mary Schall at 814-755-4908 or rschall.mschall@gmail.com

Community
Outreach

Planning Meetings
6:30 PM
Covert Room


July 28, 2021
 

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Menu
July 23, 2021

PIZZA CASSEROLE
SALAD
ITALIAN BREAD
DESSERT

Menu
July 30, 2021

BAR-B-QUE HAM SANDWICHES
MACARONI SALAD
COTTAGE CHEESE SALAD
ICE CREAM BAR DESSERT

 

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Lay Servant Ministry – Lay Servant classes will be offered at 2 different sites (Evans Memorial and FUMC) this fall. Flyers are available with information on our website and on the table at the Sunday school entrance to the Sanctuary.  These classes are being offered on 6 consecutive Sundays –Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, from 3:00 – 5:00PM. Drinks will be provided at both sites.

 

Basic and Advanced Courses will be offered at both sites. The Advanced Course entitled “Called to Preach” is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. This course is the required preaching course in the Lay Speaker track of study.  “Lay Pastoral Care” and the Basic Course will also be offered.
 

Please contact Heidi Ketzko through the church office or by email hketzko@firstumwarren.com for more information.

Click Here for a PDF file of the Lay Servant Ministry brochure.

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The Mary F. & Melvin G. Keller Scholarship

The First United Methodist Higher Education Fund

~ Thank You to all of those who submitted your scholarship applications ~ 

The Scholarship committee will be in contact with those who applied.

*** Please make sure to submit your grades from the spring semester in ***

*** order for the funds to be distributed. ***

RAMP MINISTRY NEEDS DONATIONS

The Ramps Ministry is funded by donations only which can be sent to the Kane District Office at 11 Main Street PO 767 Sheffield, PA 16347 marked as, ramp donation.

The arrival of spring has brought with it a large number of ramp requests. Kane District Ramp Ministry relies on donations. Consider donating, time to a build or money.

To be added to the list for upcoming builds contact the Kane District Office @ 814/837-6115.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KANE DISTRICT RAMPS MINISTRY 

Dean Clough is the volunteer coordinator and Youngsville Evangelical is the host church, along with many volunteers in the Kane District. The Ramp Ministry serves those with a short or long term need. Ramps are semi-permanent and can be relocated if no longer needed.

Volunteers are needed for Ramp Ministry If you are interested in helping out, your name will be put on a contact list and as the projects are planned, you will receive notice (phone message) of the date and time of the next project. Call or text 814/730-0824 for more information.

Information and Registration forms are available for Teen Day Camp 2021 on the Youth Education Page ~ Click Here

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Divorce Care
Meetings Begin: Monday, September 20th
                   Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
                Where: Covert Room 
For more information, the current meeting schedule, or if you have any questions concerning this program, feel  free to contact Heidi Ketzko through the church office at 814-723-4930.
For a Divorce Care Brochure, please click HERE.

 

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Children's Stories with Heidi

Please join me every Wednesday morning on the First United Methodist FaceBook page for kids' stories with Heidi.  

You can also click here, Stories With Heidi: Shhh - YouTube to watch this week's story and devotion called

"Shhh." 

During these trying times, I just felt that I needed to touch base with all of you and share some devotional/storytime with you. I hope this helps make things easier for you and your family. Please know I miss you all so much and can't wait until we're back together here at church. Please stay well and be safe! 

Much love & blessings,

Heidi Ketzko

Director of Christian Education

INCARCERATED SUPPORT GROUP

This group is for family members of currently or recently released prisoners.

 

The mission of the support group is to provide a

supportive, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment,

in a Christ-centered program.

Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month

TIME: 6:00 PM-7:30PM

PLACE: First United Methodist Church

200 Market Street

***Please use Watson St. entrance off from 3rd Avenue.***



Group meeting will be on the 2nd floor in Founders Hall.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

We are collecting different items monthly to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

A complete list of items will be on the bulletin board

across from the office.

 

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*** Please DO NOT include Candy, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate or food, seeds, fruit rolls or other fruit snacks, drink mixes (powdered or liquid, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

Please drop off your items in the room across from the main church office

and mark them Shoebox ministry.

The cost of Operation Christmas Child, which includes processing, transportation, etc. is $9.00

and can be turned into the office or put into the collection plate.

~ If it is in the form of a check, please put OCC shoebox in the memo line.

We will have a "Packing Party" in November.

 

 
First United Methodist Church is a welcoming, family-friendly congregation with much to offer persons of all ages. First Church offers programs for children, youth, and adults; Ministries that support and nurture as well as missions to the broader community and world. First Church is a place where people are given an opportunity to put faith into action.  

 

 

 

Our Mission, Vision, & Core Values
Mission Statement: The mission of the First United Methodist Church of Warren is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
Vision Statement: First United Methodist Church of Warren is a welcoming community of faith seeking to live and serve following the teachings and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
 
Core Values: Our core values are: Love, Grace, Affirmation, and Renewal.
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Children's Ministry

Promoting kindness and acceptance through the compassion of Christ.

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Youth Ministry

Youth Fellowship dedicated to camaraderie, community service and education.

Adult Ministry

Focusing on Making Disciples, Sharing the Sacraments and Teaching the Faith.

Alliance Stamp Ministry

Your used postage stamps, canceled or non-canceled, are still needed for the Alliance Stamp Ministry. You may deposit them in the container on the 2nd street entrance landing.

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First United Methodist Church
200 Market Street
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365
www.firstumwarren.com
Office: (814)723-4930
Fax: (814)723-2594