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Join us for fun, fellowship, and growth. Bring your friends! We also have some special events planned too.
- March 25th - Spring Break, No Youth Group
- April 1st - Easter, No Youth Group
- April 8th - Youth Group
- April 15th - Shelter Meal. More details to follow.
- April 22nd - Youth Group
- April 27th-28th - Lock-in. Sign up by April 1st.
Young Adult Gathering
Every other Tuesday night, 7:30pm at Panera Bread (1780 E. Jefferson Street in Rockville)
Continues on April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29 (and so on…)
We’ve begun to gather at Panera and you’re invited to join us! Adults in their 20s to 40s are welcome to come together at Panera Bread (1780 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville). You can also bring a friend!
Our format is free-form in nature where we bring our questions about life as a Christian in the 21st century and life in general. It’s a great way to take a break from our hectic lives to grow together and get to know one another.
If you have any questions, contact Theresa Eggleston, Faith’s Office Manager and a participant in this group at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Holy Thursday Worship Service
March 29, 2018, 7:30pm
We will gather to recall the last supper which Jesus shared with his disciples and will celebrate Holy Communion. As we hear the scriptures for the day, the altar will be stripped until all that remains is the cross with a crown of thorns, leading us into Good Friday. Music by the Chancel Choir.
Good Friday Worship Service
March 30, 2018, 12:00pm
We are invited to join the congregation of Rockville UMC as we worship at noon, remembering the events surrounding Christ’s death on the cross. Rockville UMC is located at 112 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. The church sits between W. Montgomery and W. Jefferson Streets. There is a very small parking lot immediately adjacent to the church. The larger parking lot is directly across W. Jefferson St. from the church.
March 31, 2018, 9:00-10:30am
Join us for some family fun and fellowship as we celebrate Easter. Invite your grandparents, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors. We’ll eat a yummy breakfast, dye eggs, and hunt for eggs filled with goodies. Bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs to dye and a basket for the hunt. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be indoors.
Support Shelter Week: Pieology Fundraiser
April 2, 2018
Come to Pieology, located in Gaithersburg (15780 Shady Grove Road) OR Bethesda (4922 Elm Street) and say you are with Faith United Methodist Church from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Pieology will donate 25% of gross proceeds that night from Faith members and friends, and Faith will designate those proceeds towards the expenses associated with Shelter Week.
Is the Old Testament Worth the Effort?
Eight-Week Study of Philip Yancey’s “The Bible Jesus Read”
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, April 5 – May 24, 2018, Room 206
If you think it’s just a mysterious, outdated book, think again. It’s the Bible Jesus read, used, and loved. Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn’t worth taking the time to read and understand. Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament. After all, why bother with writings that can be so baffling, boring, even offensive to the modern mind? …
First Friday Film Night:
“The Band’s Visit”
April 6, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Room 205/206
We’ll be watching the movie that garnered over 35 international film awards from 2007-08 and inspired the 2017 Broadway musical hit: The Band’s Visit (2007, rated PG-13, 87 minutes, in both English, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles). This heartwarming winner is the witty story of strangers truly stuck in a strange land.
The plot: A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus…
“If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?” by Alan Alda
April 13, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm, Room 206
Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through…
Trustees’ Spring Work Day
April 14, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm
Spring is coming and it’s time to spruce up the church and grounds. We need to clean out closets, organize the kitchen, replace light bulbs and complete other small projects. Stop by for an hour or stay all morning. no special skills required. Refreshments will be provided.
April 15-21, 2018
Faith is providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for 35 women at the Interfaith Works women’s shelter on Taft Court from April 15 through 21. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered - we have everything covered except for dinner on Saturday, April 21. Please consider helping with this meal - children are welcome to help serve, so this is a good family project.
To volunteer and for more information, please contact Carol Henley (email@example.com ). Donations are also helpful for purchasing breakfasts and beverages - write Shelter Meals on the memo line of your check made out to FUMC. Thanks for your assistance with this very appreciated ministry.
April 20, 2018, 7:30pm
We will continue fundraising for Community Ministries of Rockville with another concert at Faith. The program features a larger chamber ensemble. Michael Wu will participate by playing the piano on Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Septet. The chamber group will be conducted by our friend and cellist Stephen Czarkowski.
April 28-29, 2018
Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding “Day” is the weekend of April 28-29. Rebuilding Together provides home repairs that allow elderly, disabled or low-income homeowners to continue to occupy their homes. Faith is partnering with B’nai Israel Congregation on a site this year.
We will be working on the home of a 96-year-old woman in Montgomery Village on Saturday, April 28. B’nai Israel will finish the work on Sunday. The work to be done is primarily painting and yard cleanup.
Please mark your calendar and sign up soon - it will help project leaders plan appropriate work for our skills. Teens age 14 and older may participate and earn SSL hours. You will get free coffee and donuts, lunch, a T-shirt, and the satisfaction of helping a local family. To sign up contact Carol Henley (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Gary Clark (email@example.com ).
Faith Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Faith Foundation is able to provide grants to outside public charities. In the past, Faith Foundation awarded grants to many charities in our area. The outreach is basic to our Faith values.
We ask that each applicant be sponsored by a Faith member, so that we are certain the funds will be used in a manner that is connected to our Faith UMC community. Please contact Barbara Wege with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org ).