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Youth Group Picnic at Seneca Creek State Park
August 20, 2017, 3:00-6:00pm
We will be joining Rockville United Methodist Church for a picnic and some fun large group games. Bring your friends and join us for a wonderful afternoon.
High School Service Week
August 28-31, 2017
We will be assisting the community in a variety of ways this week. All High Schoolers are welcome to participate and bring friends. This is a great opportunity to serve our local community and spread the love of Christ to those in need around us…
Friday Night Film Series: “Arrival”
September 8, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
“Volume Three” of our popular film and theology series will run from September 2017 to March 2018. This series’ theme will be “Embracing The Other” and will include films dealing with a challenge relevant to everyone today: how can individuals or communities not only understand the stranger in their midst, but also actively welcome them, despite differences of theology, culture, race, or (yes) even species!
Our first film is the 2016 multi-Academy Award-nominated film, The Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whittaker. Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is asked by the U.S. military to lead an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships land in twelve locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors…
New Testament Letters Bible Study
Resumes Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:45am
This ongoing class is studying the letters of Paul and others in the New Testament, including their historical context and their application to modern Christianity. We go at our own pace and no homework is required! Feel free to join any time; there are frequent recaps. Discussion led by Hunter Prillaman, Phil Dawson, and anybody else who wants to speak up.
Faith, Food & Fellowship
Dine Out With a Purpose!
Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm
Where? Five Guys! While you can go to any of the participating Montgomery County locations (see below), we are encouraging those seeking FUMC Fellowship to go to the Rockville Town Center location.
Why? Five Guys has generously offered us 20% of the FUMC proceeds that night. All funds raised will be donated to Interfaith Works to go toward unforeseen expenses associated with a sewer pipe break at their Women’s Shelter.
How? Bring this flyer along on Sept. 11 or simply tell the Five Guys staff that you’re with the Faith UMC group when you order. Extra copies of the flyer are available if you’d like to share them with your friends. Download the flyer
- Rockville Town Center - 130 Gibbs St., Rockville
- Montgomery Mall/Expo - 10414 Auto Park Dr., Rockville
- Potomac - 9812 Falls Road, Potomac
- Kentlands - 653 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg
- Shady Grove - 15784 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg
- Bethesda - 4829 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
- Kensington - 10510 Connecticut Ave., Kensington
the Other book discussion: “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo Patel
September 22, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm
“I am an [second-generation] American Muslim from India. My adolescence was a series of rejections, one after another, of the various dimensions of my heritage, in the belief that America, India, and Islam could coexist within the same being. If I wanted to be one, I could not be the other. My struggle to understand the traditions I belong to as mutually enriching rather than mutually exclusive is the story of a generation of young people standing at the crossroads of inheritance and discovery, trying to look both ways at once. There is a strong connection between finding a sense of inner coherence and developing a commitment to pluralism. And that has everything to do with who meets you at the crossroads…
Six-Week Study –
“Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet” Adam Hamilton
Mondays, September 25 to October 30, 2017
Choose from two options: 10:00am at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg or 7:30pm at the Church, Room 206. Led by Rev. Dr. Kathryn Woodrow.
Join Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness, exploring the sites of Moses’ life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of his life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Turn your own reluctance into boldness as you examine the significant challenges facing Moses and how God shaped his character and life in powerful ways.
Books ($10) will be available September 10 for purchase. Sign up online by selecting the time & location, or contact Gina Dawson.
Five-Week Study –
“Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World” by Max Lucado
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, September 28 to Octobe r26, 2017, Room 206
Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there is a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites us into a five-week study of Philippians 4, and the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon. The Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything…”
What’s he suggesting? That we should literally be anxious for absolutely nothing? Lucado says, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. It’s the life of perpetual anxiety that Paul wants to address. Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually in angst.”
Books ($15) will be available September 17 for purchase. Sign up online
Four-Week Online Study –
“Fail: what to do when things go wrong” by Matt Miofsky
Sundays, 7:00-8:00pm, October 8-29, 2017 via Zoom Meeting
We all know the feeling. We take a leap, only to land flat on our face. Just when our plan appears to be perfect, it falls apart. Life’s failures and disappointments can make it difficult to move forward; how do we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off?
Author and pastor Matt Miofsky examines the life of Jeremiah, whose failed pursuits are described in more detail and depth than with any other prophet. Even though God set him apart to speak to the nation of Israel, Jeremiah’s attempts to fulfill his calling were met with ridicule, punishment, and suffering. But through it all, God never left his side.
Our group discussions will take place online via Zoom Meeting on Sunday nights. Books ($10) will be available in September for purchase. Sign up online