Important Announcements @Faith UMC


  • Reopening Faith UMC

    We Are Now Open For Worship on Sundays

    9:15 and 11:15 Worship

    Limited Seating, Masks Required


    At 9:15, we will gather for Contemporary Worship and at 11:15, we will gather for Traditional Worship. As that is great news for some of you, here is information that we know will speak into many of your thoughts and questions:


    * Expectations Upon Arriving at Faith: Just as it is with every other place that we enter into during these days and times, the same will be expected of everyone at Faith. We will be expecting everyone to sanitize their hands upon arrival, wear a mask while you are here for worship and practice physical distancing. As we put those practices into place in stores, restaurants and other places we may gather, it is even more so expected in a place where we proclaim to love our neighbor time and time again. We have plenty of sanitizer on hand and have masks available for those who forget to bring their own.


    * Seating in Worship: Our worship space looks radically different than last time we were able to worship together. Many of the chairs have been removed, so that rather than rope off or close certain rows, we have eliminated rows and seating to provide adequate distancing during the worship service. Our ushers will both guide you to a seat when you arrive and will guide us out of the Sanctuary following worship. 


    Online/Livestream Worship Still Available: Each Sunday, we will still have at least our 9:15 online service for those who are not ready to return to Faith at this time. We recommend those who are at a higher at-risk category due to age or autoimmune issues to stay home at the present time and continue to worship with us online. Also, if you happen to not feel well on a Sunday, are running a fever or have congestion or sinus issues, we encourage you to take that Sunday and worship with us online too. 


    * Communion Sundays: Upon entering Faith, you will receive a Fellowship Cup which includes both the bread (wafer) and the cup (grape juice). When the time comes for us to celebrate Communion together, we will take it at the same time from our seats. You will be asked to dispose of your cup on your way out of worship.


    * Nursery, Childcare and Sunday School: When we gather in September, the only gathering that will be happening at Faith will be worship. The nursery, childcare and Sunday school classes will not be happening in the beginning. Those activities will be phased in beginning Sunday, October 4. In the meantime, children are welcome to sit with their family in worship.


    * Small Groups: Various small groups that have interest in gathering during the week will have an opportunity to meet at Faith towards the end of September as we begin to phase in small groups. The key word is "small" as some of our rooms do not have the spacing necessary for groups to gather as they normally do. Distancing will still be required within small group gatherings. 


    As we prepare to reopen Faith, please continue to be in prayer for our schools, churches and others that begin to open up their doors once again. May we all do all that we can to help everyone stay safe! 


  • Confirmation Sunday

    September 20th at 9:15 and 11:15 am

    We will be presenting our 2020 Candidates for Confirmation this Sunday, September 20th, in both services. Both services will also be live streamed for extended family and friends to view online.

  • Happy 50th Anniversary Faith UMC

    Sunday, October 4th

    It is hard to believe that Faith UMC will be turning 50 years old on October 4th! To celebrate 50 years of faithful service and ministry, we will be hosting a very special 50th Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday, October 4th in both our 9:15 and 11:15 services and online. Please make plans to attend or view online!


    If you have any special photos or memories that you would like to share from the past 50 years of Faith UMC, please email to: jennifer@faithumcspring.org. Your memory may be featured in a special video during the celebration!


    If you would like to film your family saying "Happy 50th Faith UMC" please send your (horizontal) video to Jennifer Gros at the email above.


    On Wednesday, October 7th, we will host a "Virtual Potluck Dinner" so that we can all have a meal together in celebration of our anniversary. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm, so make plans to attend!

  • Updates From Faith UMC One Board

    Members can follow this link for Updates from the 2020 Faith UMC One Board:

    - Agenda Items

    - Meeting Minutes

    - And More

    Faith UMC Members: For password, please call the church office, 281-367-7776.

    One Board Updates

  • Children's Ministries at Faith UMC

    Children's Ministry


    Childcare

    Currently, Sunday school and childcare will resume on October 4th. Please email debbie@faithumcspring.org for more information. 


  • Youth Ministries

    Follow this link for all Youth Ministry information


    Text @faithyth to 81010 to get text notifications for Youth events or email brandon@faithumcspring.org for more information.

    

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Looking for Volunteers To Join Media Team

    We need volunteers who can give their time to do both slides and sound. Volunteers will need to be able to do media for both services on their rotating Sunday and may be periodically needed at other times throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact Michell Yarbrough at michell.y@att.net. The system is easy to learn so please join us! We look forward to working with you.

  • Faith Groups

    Bible Studies, Classes and Small Group Studies

    Follow this link for all of the details


    NOTE: While groups are not meeting in person at this time, 

    please contact your group leader for online and Zoom video options. 


    For contact info, please email jennifer@faithumcspring.org


    Men's Crew – Tuesday Mornings at 6:00 am


    Faith & Photography – Third Mondays at 6:30 pm


    Beginner Sewing Machine Class

    Third Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

     

    Days for Girls Sewing Day – 

    Fourth Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

     

    Hooked on Faith Needle Arts Group

    New Time – Wednesdays 10:30-12:30

     

    OASIS - Older Adults Still in Service

    Wednesday Mornings at 10:00 am

    Reflections on the Lectionary Readings

     

    OASIS - 1st Wednesday Mornings at 11:00 am

    John's Patmos Encounter

     

    OASIS - 3rd Wednesdays at 11:00 am

    Psalms and Proverbs


    Project LINUS -- 1st Thursdays at 9:30 am


    The Chat Group – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 11:00 am (For those who have lost loved ones)


    JOY - Just Older Youth (Seniors) Game Day – 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 pm


  • Women's Ministries

    onlNOTE: All groups are currently meeting online. Please email the group contact for more information.


    Moms in Faith

    Our meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9:15 am in the Community Room. For more information, please e-mail Jenny Stripling or Shauna Murphree at MomsinFaith@faithumcspring.org. Join our Facebook page “Faith UMC - Moms in Faith” or Download the Remind App. If you would like to sign up visit https://remind.com/join/momsfaith or text @momsfaith to the number 81010.


    Women's Bible Study

    Our Tuesday Women’s group is meeting every week online at 9:30 am. The goal of our Bible study is to help us grow, make a difference and change our lives. Childcare is available by emailing Cheryl to let her know names and ages of your children. Join us each week in the Community Room! For more information, please email Ali Strand

  • Men's Ministries

    NOTE: All groups are currently meeting online. 

    Please email the group contact for more information.


    Men's Crew Moves to Tuesday Mornings at 6:00 am

    This group meets each Tuesday morning at 6:00 am in the Community Room. No registration is necessary. Pastor Harry will email each Thursday the verse(s) we will cover the following Tuesday and some thoughts to consider as we prepare to talk into the scripture. Email Pastor Harry at harry@faithumcspring.org to receive his weekly email for the Tuesday’s study. Come join us as we seek to live out faith each and every day! 


    United Methodist Men

    All Men Are Welcome!

    UM Men exist to be in ministry to our local church and our community through working with other ministries of the church and being available to work and serve our church where needed. UM Men provides opportunities for Christian friendship and spiritual growth among the men of Faith UMC. For more information, please email Kevin Dougherty.

  • Music Ministries

    Music Ministries

    For more information about the Music Ministry, email James Butler, james@faithumcspring.org.


    For more information on Children & Youth Choirs, Youth Praise Band, Handchimes, and Adult Choir, Follow This Link

  • Sewing Arts Ministries

    NOTE: All groups are currently meeting online. 

    Please email the group contact for more information.


    Beginner Sewing Machine Class

    Third Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Join us for a beginner sewing machine class! There will be a project to make, and you can learn all of the basics on how to use your machine. Bring your machine to class, and learn to sew! Text Darlene Hayes at 281-507-1148 to sign up or email dahayes55@att.net.

     

    Days for Girls Sewing Day

    Fourth Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Sewers and Non-Sewers

    Bring your sewing machine/serger, scissors, and your lunch! We will be cutting, prepping and sewing/serging drawstring bags and liners (pads) for girl’s hygiene kits. For more information, contact Darlene Hayes at 281-507-1148 or email dahayes55@att.net.

     

    Hooked on Faith Needle Arts Group

    New Time – Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 Meeting Online

    If you are interested in learning the art of crochet, knitting, embroidery, or helping make Plarn (mats for the homeless made from plastic bags) and using those skills to serve both our Faith community and Beyond then you are welcome to join us for fellowship, devotion and laughter every Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. You may email Darlene Hayes dahayes55@att.net or call 281-507-1148 with any questions you may have.


    Project Linus

    Meets first Thursday of each month (Sept. – May) 

    at 9:30am in the Community Room

    Project Linus is a national non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:

    First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."  Second, to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.  For more information, please go to: www.woodlandsprojectlinus.org

  • Scouting Ministries

    Follow this link for more information on all of the Scouting Ministries at Faith UMC. For more information, contact FUMCPack293@gmail.com.