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9:50 am: Fellowship and online community chat
10 am: Worship Begins

Announcements for October 11th

Mountain Mission
The Mountain Mission Truck will be stopping by this week. You are invited to bring any items you would like to donate to Mountain Mission to church with you on Sunday or to stop by on Monday and get buzzed in during office hours. Please place all items in the Gathering Place Coat closet.

At this time, the following are considered emergency needs for this ministry: winter clothing for men, women and children, Halloween Costumes, children’s shoes and socks & underwear.

Nursery is Available During Worship
The nursery is open for children ages 4 and under during worship. Children can be dropped off in the nursery beginning at 9:45 am. Families should first check-in at the Connection Center (near our main entrance) to obtain a check-in sticker for their child(ren). Upon arriving in the nursery, each child will have their temperature taken. Masks for children 3 and 4 years old may be removed while they are inside the nursery space. Masks are not required for kids 2 and under within the church building. Childcare workers will wear masks in the nursery.

Children’s Church has Reopened!
Kids ages 4 years – 3rd grade are invited to participate in Children’s Church, which begins after the Children’s Moment in our worship service. Additionally, we will have a Family Worship Space for families who may choose to worship together there, instead of in the Sanctuary. To learn more about Children’s Church protocols and our Family Worship Space, please watch this video.urch

Drive-thru Trunk or Treat
We will be hosting a Drive-thru Trunk or Treat this year on Saturday, October 24 from 5-6:30 pm. You are invited to decorate your trunk and pass out candy along our parking lot parade route. More details click on this link.

Operation Christmas Child
Don’t forget to pick up your Operation Christmas Child shoebox in the Gathering Place. Over the past fourteen years, Florence UMC has been collecting Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. You are invited to join us again this year to support this ministry that puts the word of the Gospel in the hands of children all around the world! Thanks to the Wesleyan Women for organizing this outreach. Boxes are due November 8th. Click here for more details.

Community Connection: Fall Edition

Read a our latest edition of the Community Connection.

In-Person Worship

  • To attend in-person worship, please note face masks are required while inside the building, you will be expected to check-in with name and contact information and we ask that you maintain social distance with those outside of your family group.
  • Watch this video to view what to expect upon arrival on Sunday.
  • Children, 4 years-3rd grade, are invited to attend Children’s Church during worship. Immediately following the “Children’s Moment” in worship service they should go with Pastor Anna and kids ministry volunteers to our gym for a special worship made just for them! To learn more about this, please watch this video.
  • For further details, please review plans and guidelines for in-person worship.

Online Worship, Sundays at 10 am

  • We encourage every individual and family to make worship plans according to what is comfortable for their situation. No matter where we sit for worship on Sunday, we will worship as one body of Christ and one faith community.
  • To worship online, we will continuing broadcasting on Facebook. You can like our Facebook Page and to stay up-to-date with our activities and worship plans OR you can check back at THIS page each week and click the sermon image graphic (above) and this will take you directly to our online worship service.

Children

Kids ages 4 years – 3rd grade are invited to participate in Children’s Church, which begins after the Children’s Moment in our worship service. Additionally, we will have a Family Worship Space for families who may choose to worship together there, instead of in the Sanctuary. To learn more about Children’s Church protocols and our Family Worship Space, please watch this video.

On Sunday evenings, starting September 13th, we will have a kids program called, “Bible in the Wild” Kids Club where kids will have fun finding out what the Animal Kingdom can teach us about God’s Kingdom. Please sign up hereAND adults and youth – during this same time there are groups for you to participate in also! For more information about “Bible in the Wild” Kids Club, contact Pastor Anna.

Youth

Youth group is returning to Sunday Nights now that school is in session. Youth will be each Sunday evening from 6-7:15 pm. This fall we will not have a snack supper, but we will have a devotion, games and fun together.

Contact Pastor Matt to make sure you are in the loop for communication about these weekly events.

Adults

For the fall we are hosting a churchwide study. All groups will be discussing Timothy Keller’s book, “Gospel in Life.” We hope you can be part of these conversations. If you are unable to join a group at this time, but would like to explore this material on your own, please contact Christy Blundy, Director of Discipleship & Outreach Ministries.

Give

ONLINE

Florence UMC is excited to announce a new partner in online giving! We are working with Tithe.ly to bring online giving to our members and friends. Click here to set up a one-time or recurring gift.

EFT TRANSACTION (VIA CHECKING ACCOUNT)

If you previously set up giving via EFT transaction and want to make updates to your account you can access this through the link the EFT Transaction Link Here.

GIVE BY MAIL

If you prefer to mail in a check, you may make checks payable to Florence UMC. Contributions may be mailed to:

Florence UMC
8585 Old Toll Road
Florence, KY 41042

DROP-OFF

We have a new secure mailbox just outside the entrance door labeled, “A1”. If you would like to personally drop-off a financial gift you may place it inside the mailbox anytime…just pull up and drop it in!

EMAIL

Our main form of communication will be via email. If you do not currently get email updates from the church, please sign up using this link.

CHURCH APP

Another way to connect with Florence UMC, give, and connect is through our church app. Find app download instructions here.

CHURCH FACEBOOK GROUP

Florence UMC hosts a closed Facebook Group for individuals who are members or the church or involved in its’ various ministries. If you would like to join this group, find it here.

ZOOM

We are encouranging connection to take place via Zoom for several of our ministries. Children, youth and adults may find this as a way to engage with one another in our church community to remain connected while we are observing this period of social distancing. Each ministry event using zoom will send out an online meeting link through the coordinator of the specific event. Visit Zoom to set up an account.