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Week of Sunday January 23, 2021
Grief Group @ 3:00pm Sundays -Wesley Classroom
Youth @ 5:00pm Sunday
Food Pantry Mon., Tues. & Friday 9-11am
Preschool 8:30-11:30am Tues., Wed., & Thurs.- Closed until Jan. 27th
Strong Women- Mon., Wed., & Friday @11am
Sue's Table Mondays @4:45pm
Handbells Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Choir Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
Youth Wednesdays @ 7pm - Dobbin's
And may the Lord make you increase
and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you.
I Thessalonians 3:12
This Weeks Sermon:
Emancipation Community Service Jan. 2nd 2022
Choir Christmas Cantata 2021
Begins January 16th....
This week, the COVID case numbers and hospitalizations hit record numbers. For the first time in eighteen months, we had a COVID case in our preschool forcing us to close it for at least one week. Yesterday, the Trustees decided to shut down our building for this Sunday. We have operated safely since last February but felt this was necessary, given the community spread and number of breakthrough cases. The Arkansas Conference recommends churches shut down when COVID cases reach 75 cases per 100,000 or the positivity rate exceeds 10.0%. At present, we are 221.8 cases per 100,000 and a 14.4% positivity rate. We will reevaluate every week and reopen after the omicron variant has peaked in our area.
You can talk with your Sunday School class about alternatives. Ellen's Lesson will be on YouTube as of 6:30pm Saturday night and on our podcast. You can find the Worship Service on YouTube or Facebook. The weekly sermon is also on our podcast channel. We still have the radio broadcast on FM97.1 although they seem to have issues occasionally with the tapes we provide. We remained open even as the cases rose due to our high vaccination rate. With this variant we have breakthrough cases and are especially vulnerable if we are not wearing the proper kind of mask in the right way. You know as well as I do that we have a difficult time getting everyone masked up properly so this is our safer course of action for now.
Our missions will continue continue with the safety protocols we have had from the beginning. Masks must be worn in the building at all times until we are past this crisis. Please let those who do not get this email know. We expect this to be very short term. Thank you for your cooperation.
Grace and peace,
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Online Giving with Tithely:
We now provide you with the option to give your tithes and offerings online. You can make contributions to the General Fund, Capital Improvement Fund or the Mission Fund. It is quick and easy to setup. Click the button below to get started. If you have any questions please contact the church office for assistance.
Ellen is now teaches live on Sunday Mornings on the third floor.
Ellen's previous lessons can be found on YouTube and Libsyn.
Please do your part to keep everyone healthy and safe.
We served 109 of our neighbors last night. Thank you Team Jeff.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting First United Methodist Church in Camden, Arkansas online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebrations, whether it is a wedding, funeral, baptism or another personal service.
Traditional Service is held in the main Church every Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM.
Any additional services will be announced on our notice board, on our facebook page and on our website.
Sues table and food Pantry
First United Methodist Church has a program called Sue's Table that offers a free meal every Monday night at 4:45 pm . We also have a Food Pantry that is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9-11 am. Due to COVID 19 both Sue's Table and the Food Pantry are operating in a drive-thru method. No one is allowed to enter the church.We will serve you while you remain in your car or wait outside. Thank you.
Our feeding program participate in and distribute USDA TEFAP (emergency feeding assistance program). This organization is an equal opportunity provider and follows USDA nondiscriminatory policies .
We are a USDA distribution site
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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