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Spring Concert, Illumination-Tickets now on sale!

Sunday, 5/15 | 3:00pm | Sanctuary | jeannaw@fumc-cs.org

Come hear the Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Douglas Grogan, in concert as we present Illumination: From Darkness to Light. This 70 minute concert will feature choral works that lead us on an emotional and spiritual journey from despair to hope and light. This journey represents where we have been during the pandemic and the joy that is breaking forth. The presentation will include short readings by living and historic writers. The highlight of the concert will be the Colorado Springs premier of a new choral work, Illuminare, by Elaine Hagenberg. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online by visiting fumc-cs.org/music, or by calling Jeanna at (719)471-8522 x110.

Hope In An Envelope

Sundays, 5/1-5/15 | 8am-12pm | Hospitality Center | zachw@fumc-cs.org

Hope In An Envelope is the annual fundraiser for Youth Spiritual Formation, supporting their missions, education, community building and service projects. The money you give will support mission trips, John Wesley Ranch work week, fall and winter retreats, college scholarships and community service projects, amongst other programs. There is a rich tradition of providing and encouraging the spiritual growth of our youth here at FUMC. Stop by our table in the Hospitality Center! You can also donate online by visiting go.fumc-cs.org/hope.

Boy Scout Troop 777 Fundraiser

Today | 8:00am-12:00pm | Hospitality Center | absmith2874@netscape.net

Boy Scout Troop 777 is selling Camp Cards for $5. The cards provide great discounts to a variety of businesses. The proceeds go towards Scouts obtaining their merit badges and participating in summer camp. Today, they will be present in the Hospitality Center in between services for those who are interested. For more information about Scouts, contact Scoutmaster Andrew Smith.

Rising 7th Graders Crossover to Youth Ministry

Wednesday, 5/11 | 6:30-8:30pm | The Zone | zachw@fumc-cs.org

On Wednesday night, we officially welcome our current 6th graders to youth group. We will have food, games, music, fun and fellowship, and God all around. All 6th graders are welcome. Bring your friends, too!

The Downtown Flea at Creations @ The Edge

2nd Saturdays 5/14-9/10 | 9:00am-1:00pm | 324 N. Nevada Ave.

The summer months are for outdoor community events. Join us on second Saturdays of the month to grab a cup of coffee and pick up handmade, upcycled, new and antique treasures from local makers and neighbors. If you would like to sell items, reserve your spot by going to the community events page of creationsattheedge.com. For questions or more information, contact Heather at heatherm@fumc-cs.org.

Help Feed My Starving Children

5/15 & 5/22 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Hospitality Center | barbdonnegan@icloud.com

On Sundays, May 15 and May 22, please stop by the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) table in the Hospitality Center to pick up a flier with information about the upcoming fundraising opportunity on June 9 with Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, contact Barb Donnegan.

Announcement: Donations to The Place

First Company, the Theatre company at FUMC, gave The Place $3,550 and 775 pairs of socks. This money came from concessions and walk-up ticket sales from their recent production of The Secret Garden, the musical. A huge thank you goes to Paula Higgins for making this possible through her passion and hard work!

The Gate is looking for volunteers

The Gate gift shop is looking for two or three volunteers to operate the store on Sunday mornings. These fun volunteer opportunities could be divided into alternating shifts or alternating weeks. No experience necessary. Training will be provided. Please contact Cece Minnich at (719)332-0307 for more information.

The “Hatching” of Entrepreneurs in Project Rahab

On April 30, two new female entrepreneurs were “hatched” into the Colorado Springs small business community. This came as a result of a program at Creations @ The Edge: Project Rahab. Project Rahab is a small cohort of women who experience a significant barrier to employment. For the past seven months, we met weekly to incubate their dreams of being their own bosses. We did inventory of their resources and needs. Insecurities, fears, trauma, mental health, systemic poverty and family dynamics were all addressed to clear the way for business plans, budgets, logos and websites. After their hard work, we had a “Hatching Party”, where they shared their elevator pitches with family and friends. Rev. Heather McDuffee and Pryncess Favors are so proud to introduce to you these new small business owners: Fawna Charles, owner of Mindful Hippie Candles LLC; and Shequan Smith, owner of Mentally Ill LLC. You can find their products at Creations @ The Edge, located at 324 N. Nevada Ave.

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