Faith Keepers Women's Ministry will be hosting our annual Women's Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30am-12:00pm at First United Methodist Church in the Sonrise Room. Come join us for an inspiring morning of spiritual renewal!
Rev. Janet Forbes will be our Key Note Speaker. Also included is 4 Breakout Sessions:
•Depression and Christians
•Healthy Up Your Eating
•Music and Art
Sign-up sheets are found in the Koinonia Room. Join us for this inspirational event.
Everyone Is Invited To Celebrate The Presence Of God Through Engaging Worship, To Connect With The Holy Spirit Through Small Groups (As Well As To Connect With One Another), And To Serve Our Neighbors Locally, Regionally And Globally. 1,100 Members Strong And Growing, All Are Encouraged To Be In Ministry, Using Their God-Given Gifts To Make Disciples Of Jesus Christ For The Transformation Of The World.
8:30 am (Blended)
11:00 am (Traditional)
5:00 pm (Praise Band)
Where is God when tragedy and suffering strike? When the ground shakes, and a poor nation's economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community's hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God?
If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest creation? How do we discern the will of God in the decisions we make and the choices we face? We'll explore insights to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God.
January 13 (Rev. Janet Forbes) Reading the Will of God I Peter 1: 3-9
January 20 (Rev. Mary Schmidt) Discovering God's Will Romans 12: 1-2
January 27(Rev. Janet Forbes) Thy Will Be Done Matthew 5: 5-15
February 3 (Rev. Janet Forbes) A Holy Boldness Psalm 40:1-10
Many lifelong United Methodists have fond memories of their confirmation class. Sometime during adolescence, they met with a group of their peers, some adult leaders, and their pastor. They may have gathered weekly in the church basement, during a youth Sunday school class, or maybe for a weekend retreat at a campground. When the classes were complete, they then stood before their congregation, where the pastor and others put their hands on them while a blessing was said. Some then received a special lunch or a gift from their church. Although confirmation is not a sacrament in The United Methodist Church, it is an important marker along our spiritual journeys.
At baptism, we are initiated into the new covenant in Jesus Christ and membership in the Church, Christ's body in the world. For many, this happens when they are very young. We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, baptized infants are members of the Church-the family of faith-but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership.
Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith. Confirmation and reaffirmation of baptism are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.
Confirmation for Youth, 6th grade and older, will begin on Sunday, January 27, in Room 15 at 9:45am. Janet Forbes, Mike Eisenman, Mary Schmidt, and Lisa Carter will serve as confirmation leaders. Youth who have already been confirmed will join us as "ex-cons"! If the young people choose to confirm their faith, the confirmation ritual will be celebrated on Palm Sunday, April 14. If you are interested in having your child or grand-child participate in this experience, please call the church office (307-234-9385) to register, clink the link at www.funccasper.com, or email email@example.com.
On Thursday night, January 17, the Youth Mission Team will be hosting an evening at the Pizza Ranch, 5011 East 2nd Street, to raise funds for their Youth Works mission experience in Denver, Colorado, June 16-21, 2019. In this Impact Community event, our youth will be present at the restaurant, helping to serve the guests. In exchange for this investment of time, a percentage of the sales from that evening will be given to support the mission. Plan to invest in our young people as they shape their missional hearts.
Interim Senior Pastor, Rev. Janet, will welcome new members to the community of First United Methodist Church at both morning worship services on the First Sunday of each month. She will also offer a class, Orientation to the United Methodist Church, monthly on the first Sunday in room 207 for any persons interested in learning more about this faith tradition. All are welcome!
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Casper, Wyoming 82601
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