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2017 TUMC Pumpkin Patch

Our Little Orange Friends (LOFs) arrived Saturday, October 7th. This is our biggest fundraiser as a church family and we hope to pass our record sales goal from last year with our 2017 patch. Sign-up sheets for shifts are available at the Information Table in the Family Room and online via SignUp Genius. This is a great way to fellowship with our church family and get to know our neighbors. Get excited! The LOFs are coming!

Patch Dates
Saturday, October 7 through Tuesday, October 31

Regular Patch Hours
Sundays ~ 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays ~ 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fridays ~ 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays ~ 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Special Patch Hours
Monday, October 30 ~ 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 ~ 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child

TUMC will once again be supporting Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of Samaritan’s Purse, as one of our fall missions. This worthwhile project brings hope and joy to children living in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s Love. Decorated “shoe” boxes and flyers describing how to pack a shoe box will be available in the Family Room starting Sunday 10/01/17 throughout the month of October. Please prayerfully consider taking a box (or two!) per family. The UNWRAPPED, filled boxes are due back to the Family Room collection station by Sunday, 11/05/17.

Join the Chancel Choir for our Christmas Cantata

The Chancel Choir is looking for singers interested in singing just for the Christmas Cantata that we will present on Sunday, Dec. 17th at 11:00 a.m. We rehearse the Christmas cantata each Thursday evening from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. We have musical score and listening CDs to help you prepare! No audition required, just a willing and open spirit to join our Christian fellowship. Connect with Ty Riddle (music@tumcfl.org) , Director of Traditional Music, for more information.

Financial Peace University Beginning September 16th

Join Miguel and Melissa Martin for a 9-week life-changing course to learn how to get yourself out of debt and handle God’s money, using God’s way, for God’s glory! FPU will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learn more at the Information Table in the Family Room or visit www.daveramsey.com.

Wednesday Evening Class Beginning September 20th

Join Pastor Kate, Carol and Bob Ousnamer as we explore worship planning in the 21st century. Our texts will include hymnals, Book of Worship, websites, the arts, and other surprises. Come join us in an interactive adventure in Worship. Begins Wednesday September 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Faith Room. Sign up at church or contact the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org).

TUMC Handbell Ringers

The Tuskawilla Handbell Choir is up and running AND we have room for more ringers. Come join us most Sundays from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Connect with Ty Riddle (music@tumcfl.org) for more information.

Seeking Sunday Morning Greeters and Communion Servers

Hospitality is one of the greatest gifts we have to offer our church family and our community as they join us in weekly worship. We are seeking persons interested in sharing the gift of hospitality through Greeting on Sunday mornings and serving Communion on the First Sundays of each month. For more information or to be added into the Greeter/Server rotation, please contact the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org) or Lila Buchanan.

Communion Steward Ministry

Since the time of the early church, Holy Communion has been brought to the sick and persons unable to be present at congregational worship. This service encourages the congregation’s worship to extend beyond the Dismissal with Blessing until everyone in the congregation’s community of faith has shared together in the holy meal. It is a time when the church goes out and extends God’s love thereby connecting the church and the world.

Do you feel God calling you to be part of this ministry? There is training and support for you to join this team. Please connect with the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org) or with Rev. Bonnie Lattimer.

Do you know a church member who would like to have communion delivered to them? Please connect with the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org) or with Rev. Bonnie Lattimer.

We ask for Communion Visitation Requests to be received by the Monday prior to visit on Communion Sunday so the necessary assignments can be made.

Seeking Servants for TUMC's Congregational Care Team

One of the ways TUMC is seeking to grow, support, and care for our congregation is through our caregiving ministry. If you are interested in being a member of the congregational care team, you are invited to connect with the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org) or with Rev. Bonnie Lattimer.

Willa Kids and Gravity Youth Volunteers Needed

Willa Kids and Gravity Youth are looking for volunteers to help with Willa Kids and Youth Bible Study on Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you are interested, please connect with the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org).

Seeking Friends in Faith for Willa Kids, Gravity Youth, and TUMC Young Adults

Pastor Sarah is seeking Friends in Faith pen pals for each of our children, youth, and young adults to exchange letters, share encouragement, and nurture friendships across generations. Please indicate your interest on the Attendance Pad or connect with Pastor Sarah (pastor@tumcfl.org).

The TUMC Library is Available to Use

The TUMC library is available to use in Room 12 during office hours. You can search materials by looking up the category, book title, or author’s name. Please contact the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org) if you have any questions or if you need to access the library after office hours.

Bethel Yoga Classes

Pastor Sarah continues her free all-levels yoga classes meeting Sundays 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. and Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall through Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, notebook, pen, and water bottle to class. Bethel Yoga will take off the months of November and December. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:00 p.m.


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