FUMCR Stories

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

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12/14/2018

Caring

Scot Bontrager

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," or so the song goes. Sometimes we find ourselves singing this song in an effort to convince ourselves that it is true, or to hide the fact that it isn't a wonderful time for us at all. Read More

Do You Hear What I Hear? No, Really?

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12/6/2018

Children

Cheryl Bishop

Our sermon series for Advent, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” has really made me think about how the story of Christ is shared in the world. But specifically, it’s made me really think about how we share the story of Jesus’ birth with children. Read More

The Importance of All Saints Day

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11/1/2018

saints

Don Hood

I became aware over time of the significance of All Saints Day. It was a journey of understanding, wondering who these saints were and how they got there. Read More

The Importance of Your First Bible

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9/18/2018

Children's Ministry

Natalie Nenovich

My favorite things about the day third grader receive their Bibles is to see the excitement and nervousness that they are getting their own copy of this great book... Read More

We are FUMCR: The Harrison Family

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8/11/2016

First Connections Magazine

Paula Harrison

As a family we have tried to be involved in any way we can to serve our church. In doing this, our love for the church has continued to grow. We have received so much more than we have given in every area in which we have served! Read More

How To Stay at the Top of Your Game During the Holidays

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12/1/2015

health, family life

Heather Canny

Be Active. Yes it really is THAT simple! Read More

Consider Alternative Gifts to Bring Hope to Others!

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11/13/2015

Christmas Market

Joy Anderson

Dollars spent in an alternative market or on fair trade items are dollars that keep on giving and provide hope for people in developing countries around the world. Read More

High School Seniors' Thoughts on Church

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8/31/2015

Youth, ACCESS

Rich Rindfuss

Last weekend I joined 7th-12th graders from our church for an end-of-summer retreat called Really Living. Read More

Sowing Seeds and Growing Disciples

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7/28/2015

Garden Ministry

Donna Morrell

The Garden Ministry of FUMCR began in 2008 with a small group of church members with a shared passion for gardening and for being good stewards of God’s creation. Read More

The Charter for Compassion

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6/2/2015

Compassion

Karen Armstrong

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. . . .We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. . . . Read More
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