This fall Marcus Staehling plans to lead a group Bible Study titled “Christian Believer”. It is a 30 week study that examines how our basic Christian beliefs are formed from our reading of the Holy Scriptures. The class will meet … Continue reading
CHRISTIAN BELIEVER assumes that most people–though faithful followers of Jesus they intend to be–know little of the content of the central teachings of the Christian faith and its ties to Scripture. But they want to know. They want to know … Continue reading
Children’s Minister Scarlette Studdard explains that Russellville First UMC had a fantastic group of confirmands this year. There were twelve students who completed the confirmation process. They were a rambunctious and high-energy group but they were very serious about learning more about their faith.
Studdard adds, “I am very excited for our youth group, our church, and our community because of the deep questions our confirmands had — questions that demonstrated their belief in Christ and their desire to learn more. But what was even more exciting was how their questions were focused around how to share their belief with others around them.”
What made this confirmation class unique was that of the 12 confirmands, there were not 1, not 2, but 3 sets of twins. Half of the confirmation class were twins! While each confirmation group is special, we think this group just had distinctiveness!
Shepherds Table tomorrow 12:30. Ministry Center behind First Methodist Church, Russellville. Would love to have you join us for free meal, music, fellowship and both adult and children’s devotions. Free groceries available. Always need servers. If you would like to … Continue reading
Our new website is up and running, and one new features is the church directory. At the top of the home page is a link marked Directory. Visitors to our website will currently see members names and pictures. Additional information such as addresses, phone numbers, emails, birthdays, and anniversaries are available when you log in.
Any information field can be “Public”, “Private”, or “Unlisted”. This means your name, picture, or any other field can made public if you want anyone to see it. It can be made private which means only members who are logged in can see it. It can be made unlisted and only system administrators can see it.
We need lots of pictures. A picture from a cell phone will be fine. Send your pics and requests for “user names” to RussellvilleFUMC@gmail.com. When you get a user name and login you can advise of any necessary additions or changes to your information. Thanks for your help in completing the directory
Our Sanctuary air conditioners have served us well since the mid-nineties, but all good things must come to an end. After investigating our alternatives the board of trustees has decided that a complete replacement is the best long term solution. The new cooling units will cost 38% less to operate, and the new furnaces will cost about 5% less to operate. We have been spending money on repairs to the existing units for the past several years. Current repairs would cost almost $5000, and the two brand new units will be installed for less than $20,000.
How can you help? Can you afford just a little over your regular weekly contributions? If so designate it for “HVAC” and help us beat the summer heat. Thank you in advance for helping us keep our cool.
Marcus Staehling, Chairman Board of Trustees
Jim Hester, Chairman Building and Grounds
Russellville FUMC 2013 Graduates from Russellville FUMC on Vimeo. … Continue reading