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September Dates for the FUMC Clothes Closet

posted Aug 31, 2017, 2:23 PM by FUMC Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 2:25 PM ]

The FUMC Clothes Closet has moved!  We are now located in the downstairs  area of the Family Life Center and will continue to be open about 4 days per month.  For more information, contact Rhonda Campbell at 992-5008.

The Clothes Closet will be open on these dates in September:

Saturday, September 9

Tuesday, September 19


Tuesday Hours:  10 am—1 pm & 3—5 pm  

Saturday Hours:  10 am—1 pm


Clothing is available for children and adults at no charge.  Donations of gently worn clean clothing are appreciated.  Please call the church office (473-3001) to arrange to bring donations during office hours,  Monday—Thursday 9:30 am to 1 pm.  Donations may also be delivered at any time to the lean-to structure located at the back of the FLC lower level.

FUMC Response to Hurricane Harvey Disaster

posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:58 AM by FUMC Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 2:25 PM ]

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is working hard to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, along with the Texas United Methodist conferences and their hundreds of volunteers.  FUMC encourages our members to support these efforts in several ways:   Pray for the victims, and those involved in rescue and relief efforts;  Give to support the relief efforts — use the ‘Donate’ link at www.umcor.org, or write a check to FUMC designated for “Hurricane Relief” and place in the offering starting on September 10;  Assemble flood cleanup kits for distribution by UMCOR (see materials list below).  Cathy Benson is coordinating this effort and will have sign-up sheets at worship services so you can choose needed items to purchase and bring to the first TOW on September 13 for assembly of the kits in 5-gallon buckets.  We hope to assemble at least 10 cleanup kits.

Materials List for UMCOR Cleaning Kits

Materials Needed for Each Kit:

5 gallon bucket with resealable lid

Liquid laundry detergent, one 50-oz. or two 25-on. bottles only

Liquid household cleaner, 12-16 oz. liquid cleaner, no spray cleaners

Dish soap, 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

Clothespins, 50

Clothesline, one 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines

Sponges, 7 (no cellulose sponges)

Heavy-duty trash bags 24-Roll, 33-45 gallon sizes

Cleaning wipes, 18 handi-wipes or reusable wipes,

Air freshener, 1 aerosol or pump can

Insect repellant spray, 6-14 oz. aerosol or sprayer with protective cover

Dishwashing gloves, 2 pairs

Work gloves, 1 pair all cotton, all leather, or cotton with leather palm

Scouring pads, 5 pads without soap (no stainless steel, Brillo or SOS pads)

Scrub brush, 1 brush with plastic or wood handle

Dust masks, 5



Homecoming Sunday is September 24

posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:55 AM by FUMC Webmaster

Rev. Dr.  Michael Lyle will preach at the FUMC Homecoming Service on Sunday, September 24.  Rev. Lyle was Pastor of Fincastle UMC from 1993 to 2001.  He is now retired after 33 years of ordained ministry.  Mike’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Dappled Things, Haiku Journal, The Hollins Critic, Hummingbird and IthacaLit.  His essays “Feast” and “Enemy” were winners of The Buechner Narrative Writing Project and published in The Christian Century.  In 2005, he published Gathered Stones, Divine Encounters in Everyday Life, a book of stories from his early years in ministry.  Join us in welcoming Rev. Mike and Brenda to Homecoming!  Following the combined 11 am worship service, Fun & Fellowship will provide a luncheon in the Family Life Center.  The menu includes herb stuffing  encrusted baked chicken, baked ham with raisin sauce, marinated vegetables, mac and cheese, green beans, fruit salad, and tossed salad.  Volunteers will be asked to bring a dessert item to share.


Together On Wednesdays

posted Aug 10, 2015, 10:19 AM by FUMC Webmaster   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

Together On Wednesdays (TOW) is the FUMC mid-week fellowship meal and program night for adults, youth and children.  Come to the Family Life Center each Wednesday for a great meal at 6 pm, and then stay for the programs for the whole family. 

The fall schedule begins on September 13, 2017, and continues through early December.  If you are a first time visitor to TOW, your first meal is free!  The suggested donation for the meal is $4 per person with a cap of $12 per family.  Contact the church office at 473-3001 for more information about programs each week.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

posted Apr 6, 2015, 10:52 AM by FUMC Webmaster   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 1:39 PM ]

If you are not already contributing your Kroger Rewards to another group, please consider Fincastle UMC as the recipient.  Kroger changed their program to no longer use the gift cards, but to link your Kroger Rewards cards directly to an organization to receive the benefits quarterly.  Follow these simple steps to benefit our church:

Log in to www.kroger.com
Under the Community tab, select Community Rewards
Click Enroll
The organization name is Fincastle United Methodist Church or number 83895

Once your card is linked, you don't have to do anything further to benefit FUMC every time you shop!

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