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Weekly Clergy “Office Hours” via Zoom

We miss you!  Starting next week, Pastor Nancy, Pastor Nick, and Wesley Chaplain Tim will have virtual office hours on Zoom.  This is an informal time for you to chat, ask a question, or just have some company.  We’ll end each time with prayer.  Here is when we’ll be available and a Zoom link for each session.

Nancy – Mondays*, 11:00-12:00 – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87823758862
(*NOTE: Nancy will be away on July 6 and July 13)

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A Statement from Rev. Lynn

A YouTube video statement from Rev. Nancy S. Lynn on our response to systemic racism is now available. [https://youtu.be/ymFLa7c39RA]

A transcript of these comments may be found here: Transcript

Dear Friends,

The last week has been heartbreaking in an already challenging time. I know many of us are overwhelmed, and our African American brothers and sisters are grieving, angry, and afraid. How do we be the church in the midst of so much upheaval? Yesterday, ...

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Wesley Foundation Virtual Art Fair

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs may be cancelled, but you still have an opportunity to discover new artists. The Wesley Foundation is having our first Virtual Art Fair from July 15 through August 15. Visit umichwesley.org/artfair, make a donation to park your “virtual car” and gain access to a collection of over 25 online artist galleries and stores.

Your donation will help support the Wesley Foundation’s ministry to the students and young adults of our area.

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The Good News Group in Partnership with Habitat for Humanity needs your help!

The Good News Group in Partnership with Habitat for Humanity needs your help!

We are looking for volunteers, aged 18 and older, to help with construction. No prior skills are needed! The work day is from 8:30am-3:30pm, with a lunch break at 11:30am (please pack a lunch to bring.) Here are the workdays we are looking to fill:

DATE … VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … OTHER GROUP WORKING THAT DAY
Sat. July 11 …  2-3 needed … working with us: Marble UMC
Fri. Aug ...

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New Group for Unemployed Workers

A new Journey Group for furloughed, laid off, or unemployed workers is being formed. Virtual meeting days and times will likely be Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm. All discussions will remain confidential within the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jim Higdon at higdonaa@comcast.net.

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Study: “Beyond Belief” with Marcus Borg (New Zoom settings)

Update: Please note that the Beyond Belief class that meets on Sundays at 11 a.m. has new Zoom settings, due to problems with sign ons. For the meeting of July 5 and July 12, please use this information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82575357684
Meeting number: 825 7535 7684
no password
Thanks for your patience!

Sundays, June 7 – July 12 at 11am 
Most of our usual Sunday morning options will take a rest in June, July and August, but June 7 – July 12 you can ...
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Masks Needed

The church is in need of masks for people who will be visiting the church. If you are able to donate masks, please email Tina at tina@fumc-a2.org or call the church office.

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Tell us about your interest and skills!

 

We’re continuing to look for ways to bring people together. For many years, we had a Time and Talents survey that we asked people to fill out, but it was really focused on how you might volunteer in the church.

Now, as we look at ways to do church differently, we’d really like to know what your interests are. The Committee on Lay Leadership has developed an inventory where you can share what you like to do. We plan ...

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Covid-19 Stress Help

 

Stephen Ministers Help During a Community Health Crisis — Do you feel a deep sense of worry about Covid-19? It is normal to feel a bit stressed and unsettled, but our church has a confidential ministry to help when folks feel overwhelmed. If you desire to speak with a good listener who is a calm, supportive presence, contact Amy Kennedy (amy@fumc-a2.org) or Elaine Shaw (ekshaw@comcast.net) to arrange a ...

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Prayer Requests

Please keep us up to date with your prayer concerns. We want to hear from you! The Prayer Ministry Team serves our congregation with both email and phone Prayer Chains. If there is a prayer concern submit a prayer request online or contact a pastor or Olivia Fanning, olfanning@icloud.com.

 

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