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Time sensitive messages of importance

Challenge Grant of $10,000 for Consecration Sunday

On Sunday Nov 9th during worship, we give everyone an opportunity to support God’s mission through our 2015 church budget by making a pledge. Pledges help us plan our ministry well.

This year there is a $10,000 challenge grant from several generous NFUMC families that will match every new pledge, and every increased pledge amount.  For example, if someone increases their pledge $20 a week, the challenge grant would match $20 x 52 weeks or $1,040.  The total amount of a new pledge would be matched by the challenge grant.

We will learn at the brunch if this challenge grant was fully matched.  The figure below shows what happened last year in terms of new and increased pledges.

Data on pledging

Parent resource for Sunday School

If you as a parent would like parent resources to continue the Sunday School lesson at home, go to this link, click on the “Leader” bar, scroll down to “Hop on Home weekly parent page” and click there (or click directly on this link to get to this page in one step).  

You can then select the Sunday that you want to explore as a family.  There are simple suggestions to continue the lesson at home.

Estate Planning: a type of disaster response plan

NFUMC Wills and Living Trusts word doc

The Men’s Group wants to be sure everyone in our community is prepared for a disaster before it happens.  At our men’s breakfast on Saturday, Feb 1st, Jed Hornung led a discussion on financial planning for disasters, specifically planning for death or the inability to participate in our financial affairs through use of a Will and Living Trust.  To quote him, “LIFE IS FRAGILE.  So, stewardship concerning our real and personal property should be considered a Christian faith responsibility.  Thus, every person of adult age should make estate planning decisions.”

The WORD document attached to this post (see link at top) includes his written discussion points on Estate Planning. The last several pages allow you to organize important information into a document that you can share with your lawyer, accountant, and family members.  The men’s group hopes that you use this resource to review this topic more carefully, and to organize all of your financial information in one place.

We thank Jed for addressing this important topic and for preparing this very helpful document.

Christmas Eve Offering will go to Mission Shares

Every year we give our Christmas Eve offerings to Mission.  Our offering this year will go to our Mission Shares.  All United Methodist churches promise to give first to our Mission Shares.  Because we do, we have a large, strong, and vital global presence around the world.

Mission Shares supports things like Africa University, Mission trips, Congregational Development Event and much more.  Every year we have increased the Christmas Eve giving.