Encounter - Our Monthly Newsletter
New Building Hours
Please note that moving forward the building hours for FUMC Downtown will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. We will be closed on Saturdays, and on Sundays, we are open from 7:00am to 1:30pm. If you have any questions or require assistance regarding building usage, please contact Bryan at email@example.com.
11:00am SERVICE | BACKPACK BLESSING | BLOCK PARTY
We invite all FUMC members and the Colorado Springs community to our 11:00am service and Block Party to follow. Let’s have some FUN together!
PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE worship service at 11:00am in the Sanctuary on August 28. The 8:00am worship services and 9:00am Crossroads service will NOT meet for this one Sunday. They will resume worshiping at their regular times on Sunday, September 4, in their normal location.
We will have our various FUMC musicians helping out in this service for a combined traditional and contemporary worship experience. We will pray, sing, read scripture, praise God, hear God’s Word, and just BE together. We invite all students to bring their backpacks with them for a backpack blessing to start off the school year.
After the service, join us for lunch and the community Block Party! There will be many ctivities for you to participate in: games for all ages, children’s activities, music, petting zoo, photo booth and more! Each ministry area will offer at least one activity for you to experience. It will also be a time of finding out what is going on in each ministry area. Several missions agencies will be present as well. Let’s play and serve as we laugh and find joy in being together! Joy, joy, joy!
God put us in each other’s lives; let us honor one another and cherish each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. As a church and community family, we are here for each other through the good times and the bad times. As a family of faith, we are to build each other up. God is with us on the journey of life, and we have each other as companions. We are a gift to one another, so let us enjoy each other’s company as we worship, eat, talk, and play together. God is good!
Bring your family, neighbors, and friends to this grand day. Come one, come all! It will indeed be a special day to be together!
Blessings upon you,
Rev. Ann McClellan
Welcome Pastor Amy Strader and Pastor Eric Strader
On Sunday, May 22, Pastor Kent Ingram stood up with the chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), Randy Stiles, to announce the appointment of Rev. Amy Strader and Rev. Eric Strader, who will serve as Co-Lead Pastors for the congregation of First United Methodist Church effective July 1, 2022. The full letter from District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Tezenlo Thong can be found HERE