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Remember to Spring ahead this weekend - set your clocks!


             
This Sunday


Join us for worship at 9:00am or 10:30am in person or join us for our Livestream and worship virtually at 10:30am. We would be blessed to have you with us! 

Also, this Sunday we will have Feed The Spirit (1/2 hour fellowship time between the 9 and 10:30 services). If you are comfortable please come and join in fellowship with other members between 10:00-10:30am.  
 

Last Sunday


March 6: First Sunday in Lent
 
   Click here for the Worship Video.
   Please sign our Friendship Card
   and let us know you were watching.
   Click here to view the Bulletin. 

   Contact Jane Tucker (585-789-8140) or
   Terrie Sleeman (585-662-3483) to
   donate flowers for Sunday Worship!
 

Prayers for the Week


  • For the people of Ukraine, for peace, and for an end of the endless cycle of violence and war in our world.
  • From Marjorie Rose: for her niece Katie Trevor who has an infection in her stomach.
  • We continue our prayers for those who are in need of healing: Carol Christensen, Sandy Baldwin, Terrie Sleeman, Linda Marsters, Frank Mueller, Courtney Pedersen, Judy Darrer, Ann Nelson, Rick Hessney.
  • We pray for all those who are homebound or in nursing homes: Wini Adams, Nancy Baldwin, Dave and Carolyn Hebert, Janette Barley, June Konz, Shirley Prudom, Lois Spencer, Cindy Stanton, Emmet and Marge Vanderburgh. 
To request prayer: Call or send an email to the office and indicate how you would like the prayer shared (public or private). 
 

Our Lenten Journey


  

We will be journeying through the lectionary in a sermon series called Full to the Brim: An Expansive Lent (copyright sanctifiedart.org). This series is an invitation to a radically different Lent, into a full life, anchored in God's abundant and expansive grace. 

NEW! Mid Week Lenten Study & Reflection 
You are invited to join Pastor Richelle at 1pm on Wednesdays for a time of reflection as we explore that week's devotional material together.  
Daily Reminder & Prayer Email
 We are sharing a daily email for Lent featuring a Reminder & Prayer for the day. You will need to fill out this form HERE to receive the emails.
Devotionals
There is an online devotional available HERE.  With art, poetry, music, and words of scripture, I pray this will be a Lenten journey into life for you and your family. 
Spotify Play List
Follow & listen to our new "Full to the Brim" playlist here

Habitat House Dedication


You are invited to our Habitat House Dedication Ceremony Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. at 871 Smith Street, Rochester. Witness the moving ceremony, meet the new owners who have worked side-by-side with us to build their new home, and tour the house. Thanks to all who helped build the Perinton faith community's eighth Habitat House. FUMC is one of the dozen Fairport/Perinton churches that co-owns Ecumenical Ministries of Perinton, Inc. that sponsors this vital ministry.



The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief arm of Global Ministries, is in communication with partners in the region and actively exploring the coordination of humanitarian response in Ukraine. Support UMCOR’s international disaster response efforts by making a gift to Advance #982450.

 

Joyful Noise and Heavenly Choir -
Starting March 29th! 


 
Children, ages 4 years old through 5th grade, it’s time to sing again!
We will rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:15pm in room 206 on March 29, April 5, 12, and 26 and sing in worship at the 10:30am service on Sunday, May 1! The choir will be led by Ms. Nicole and Ms. Stacy (Stacy Young).  

Please contact Nicole before March 29 so she will know how many kids to expect. Depending on the age range, we may stay in one group or split into two groups. Feel free to invite friends to come with you! Singing together is so much fun!

Please note that our masking and distancing protocols for singing will depend on what zone we are in with covidactnow.org.  Right now, in the yellow/medium zone, we are keeping our masks on for singing, and our choirs are keeping 3 feet of distance between singers.  When we reach the green/low zone, masks and distancing will not be required for singing.
 
 

Pre-Teen/Teen Choir Starting in April!


Youth in 6th – 12th grade are welcome to sing in a new choir that Nicole is starting!  An e-mail
has been sent to the parents of everyone she has heard from so far. If you are interested and haven’t received an e-mail, please reach out to Nicole so she will know who would like to sing! Many of our young musicians are involved in school plays and All County ensembles this month. Once their schedules settle down a bit, we will get this new choir off the ground! It will be lots of fun making music together! Let Nicole know if you have any questions!
 

Advent House Seeks New Fundraising Director  


  
Advent House is a non-profit two-bedroom home for the dying at 1010 Moseley Road that is co-sponsored by a dozen Fairport/Perinton churches, including FUMC. They are looking for a new Fundraising director to replace our own Vicki Deady who is retiring. They offer competitive pay and seek a motivated, creative individual for this twenty-hour per week position that will be responsible for organizing important events from conception through completion. It requires flexibility and the ability to advocate and support Advent House through a broad program of fundraising activities including the creation of new avenues of income. Qualifications include previous fundraising experience, strong project managing skills, deadline and detail-oriented, ability to work well in teams, and excellent communication skills.
  
 

Book Study for Lent


During Lent, Adult Forum will examine the last week of Jesus’ life based on the Gospel of Mark. Supplemental material will include short videos and study notes based on the book, The Last Week, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. Adult Forum meets from 9-10 AM Sunday. Participation can be remote via Zoom or by coming to room 204 which will be set up as a Zoom site. If interested, please contact Tom Deever (585-203-4184 or tdeever@hotmail.com) for access to the Zoom meetings and to receive the study notes. Although not a requirement for participating, reading The Last Week will certainly provide additional insights to understanding Mark’s Gospel story.
 

Reopening Task Force Guidelines


The Reopening Task Force has approved two important documents. They both use COVID ACT NOW risk levels to discern certain activities that take place at church. Please take time to review both! 
Currently we are in the "Medium" Risk Level. 
Worship Guidelines Click Here
Building Guidelines (all other ministries) Guidelines Click Here
 
 

Serving our Community


St. Joe's
St. Joseph's is continuing their lunch-bag program through the winter, so please keep the donations coming!  Your donations are supporting St. Joseph’s serving 60-70 bag lunches for homeless people every day. This week St Joseph's needs: Small bags of chips, lunch bag size cookies, juice boxes, and granola bars

Donations can be put in the brown Rubbermaid tote on Mark Renfro's front porch any time until 8:30am on Friday morning. The address is 50 South Ave, Fairport. It's on the corner of South and George at the opposite end of the block that our church is on.  

Styrofoam Recycling at FUMC
Do you have some Styrofoam packaging that could be recycled? There is an area in the coat room at the top of the stairs where we are collection donations. Thank you for doing your part to help our environment! Please note,
NO FOOD CONTAINERS can be recycled.

Perinton Food Shelf
The Perinton Food Shelf is in great need of the following as our supplies are extremely low right now:
cereal, jelly, spaghetti sauce, coffee (11-12 oz, size), brownie mixes, diced tomatoes, mustard, canned pears, corned beef hash, chili, beef stew, paper towels and toothbrushes.
 

Family Ministries Corner


Stay up to date with all of the happenings with Children’s and Youth Ministries by
checking out our Family Ministries E-News


Interested in receiving the Family Ministries Update email each week?  Please contact the church office and we can add you to the list. 

                                              
 

 


Church Office Hours:
   9am-2pm   
Monday-Friday


Church office email:  fumc@fairportumc.org
Administrative Assistant: 
Kevin Gordon

Children's Ministry Coordinator & Family Ministries Administrator
Joy Leinenbach:  joy@fairportumc.org

Custodian
Lisa Menna 

Music Director
Nicole Camilleri:  nicole@fairportumc.org

Pastor
Richelle Goff:  richelle@fairportumc.org
    315.532.5823 
 

To access the church's Google Calendar: 

 

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