Please use this link to view our Sunday Bulletin for September 20, 2020. You can also download the bulletin using the button below.
Worship at Fountain City UMC is enriched by our volunteers! As we continue our online worship and navigate through the various phases of reopening (outdoor worship, outdoor groups, and eventually indoor worship), we invite you to consider how you can serve God at FCUMC.
This list of roles will continue to develop as our needs change. Currently, we need the following volunteers for our recorded services:
- Check-In Volunteer [Adults]
- Traditional Worship: Acolyte [Children/Youth/Adults]
- Traditional Worship: Crucifer [Youth/Adults]
Please SIGN UP HERE. Thank you for serving!
Our Sunday School Classes are using creative ways to stay in touch! Click on the class name to connect with one of the class leaders.
Christian Conversations – keeping in touch via text
Christian Homebuilders – keeping in touch via phone
Cornerstone – Zoom meetings
Discipleship – private Facebook group
Discovery Bible – Zoom meetings on Monday nights
FISH – keeping in touch via email
FOCUS – Zoom meetings
Lion Chasers – keeping in touch via email
Open Door – keeping in touch via email
Pairs & Spares – Zoom meetings
Seekers – keeping in touch via email
Whobodies – Zoom meetings
Young Adult/College (Smiddy) – keeping in touch via text
Young Adult (Searcy) – keeping in touch via text
Just about everything we are doing in our lives during this pandemic looks quite different than before. FCUMC Wednesday Night Discipleship is no exception. But we have a plan! Whether you are a Fountain Little, Fountain Kid, FCUMC Youth, or enjoy our adult classes, our discipleship programing this fall is adapting with you and your families, and we will have something for you! Please join us in one of our fall discipleship class offerings as we continue Making Disciples, Changing Lives.
Adult Discipleship Ministries begin the first week of October and will last for six weeks. All classes will be online via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Please sign up by September 25 by clicking on “Prayer, Presence, Gifts, Service, or Witness” in red at the beginning of each class below to register. We look forward to connecting with you through our virtual discipleship!
PRAYERS – Join the Discipleship Sunday School Class as they adapt to the changing times. Mark Seals will be leading this group through the book by Judah Smith, How’s Your Soul? Why Everything that Matters Starts with the Inside You. (Jeremiah 29:11)
PRESENCE – “Heart” is mentioned in scripture over 1,000 times. Based on Bible passages about the heart, we will look at the heart as a basis for faith, the church, and personal lives. Join Rev. Dr. Jim Dougherty as he leads the group through The Heart of Christianity. (Matthew 22:37)
GIFTS: We have two choices in this category of discipleship.
GIFTS – 1. This fall you can focus on living faithfully and financially with the virtual Financial Peace Class. Amy Harrington Bible is a Ramsey Financial Coach and will be the class leader. Class members will watch videos on their own time and meet via Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings from October 11–December 13. There will be no class on November 29. (Proverbs 3:9)
GIFTS – 2. Come join our Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries, Rev. Dr. Kristen Burkhart as we discover the unique path Jesus called you to as a disciple. The class will use the book, Gospel Discipleship: Four Pathways for Christian Discipleship by Rev. Dr. Michelle J. Morris. Everyone will need their own copy of the participant guide so please order this book from your favorite book dealer. (Ephesians 4:16)
SERVICE – Examine the promise of blessedness in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Seth Charles leads this Bible study as he looks at the book, Set Apart by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. (Matthew 22:39)
WITNESS: We have two choices in this category of discipleship.
WITNESS -1. We all have to start or restart on our discipleship journey. Join Senior Pastor, Rev. Tom Ballad as he leads a holy conversation around Starting Point: Listening to Voices Addressing Racism. (Galatians 3:28)
WITNESS – 2. Journey with Dave Danford as he continues to help us look at the Holy Land and the Bible. You will discover the witness that can be found across the lands and locations in the Scriptures. (Acts 1:8)
FOUNTAIN LITTLES FIRST LOOK
September Series: Trusting that God has a plan for us helps us have peace, purpose, courage, and patience when things don’t go like we think they should. It helps us persevere and follow God even when things around us are hard.
Bottom Line: God has a plan for me. “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord.” Jeremiah 29:11, NLT
October Series: When we are faced with tough situations, it’s important to think about what is true. No matter how big our situation is, the truth is that God will always be bigger. God is always with us, caring for us, and listening when we talk to Him.
Bottom Line: God’s got it. “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NLT
FOUNTAIN KIDS – Super September
Our September teaching theme is community and compassion. Our activities will be adjusted to the circumstances at that time but rest assured, whether it’s virtual or in-person, we will meet and learn about Jesus!
Jesus showed us the greatest example of love when he laid down His life for His friends. With His words and actions, He showed friendship and compassion to everyone He met. That is how we can reflect Jesus’ love.
A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes. Proverbs 17:17
FOUNTAIN KIDS – Outrageous October
Our October teaching theme is community and transformation. Once again, our activities will be adjusted to our circumstances in October.
Because we know that God is good, we can live life with integrity. Who we are in private should match who we are in public. When we trust God, we can be truthful in whatever we say and do.
Anyone who lives without blame, walks safely. But anyone who takes a crooked path will get caught. Proverbs 10:9
Our youth are currently meeting on Instagram at 7pm on Wednesdays and Zoom at 7pm on Sundays. We are also excited to have outdoor group activities now in place.