Traces of Grace
Sunday Morning Worship
In-Person Worship Service
Our building is back open! If you'd like to join us in person for worship on Sunday morning at 10am, please visit our website to register. If you can't make it in person, we will still be livestreaming the service, which you can view from the link on our website.
Join us for our Easter Sunday service as Pastor Sam continues our series... "Experiencing Jesus" with a message from John 20: 1-9 called "The Unexpected Jesus (Part 2)".
The link to access the livestream will be available on our website at fumccollingswood.org, where you’ll also be able to view a recording of the service throughout the week.
In-Person Gatherings Have Returned
As of March 14th, we have returned to the Phase 1 guidelines of our church re-opening plan. We look forward to seeing you again in person at Sunday morning services! We will continue to live-stream the service as well, so if you are not yet comfortable in a public setting, we understand and invite you to join us virtually through the website. The building will also be available - on a scheduled basis - for use by various small groups.
For more information regarding the policies/procedures surrounding our re-opening, and to pre-register for a service, please visit the Re-Opening page of our website at fumccollingswood.org/reopening.
Sermon Series - The Journey of Grace
Please join us, beginning April 11th, for a new sermon series, The Journey of Grace. During these next two months we are going to learn some powerful truths about how journeying in grace with Christ makes all the difference. What a great way to reflect on Christ together after Easter, in a time of transition. Out new sermon series is from the book of Phillippians. By all accounts this is one of the most loved books in the New Testament.
Announcement for "Together In Christ" Sunday School class
The "Together In Christ" Sunday School class will be meeting as a small group this Sunday morning. If you have attended these classes before, you are welcome to return! The group will meet in the Parlor at 9am on Sunday mornings through mid-April, at which time another location will be announced.
We're still actively seeking an Office Manager (aka Church Secretary). If you know of anyone who has moderate computer skills, good organizational skills, and a heart for Jesus, who might be interested in this paid position, please ask them to contact Carol Doron at the email listed below...
Office Manager for FUMC Collingswood
Tuesday - Friday
9am - 2pm
If interested, please contact Carol Doron at email@example.com
Holy Week Happenings
Thank you for celebrating Holy week together with us this year. We want to tell you how grateful we are for your faithfulness to our church family in your prayers, kindness and giving. This has admittedly been a difficult season for so many, including the church, so your faithfulness is deeply appreciated!
Journey Through Holy Week...
Registration is now open for the Greater South Jersey Annual Men's Good Friday Event! Register for this free virtual event here: https://gsjgoodfridaybreakfast2021.eventbrite.com
Easter Celebration Worship Service
April 4th - 10am
Message: The Unexpected Jesus (Part 2)
Verse of the Month - April 2021
During this Easter Resurrection month, one of my favorite scriptures to choose as a scripture for the month is recorded in John 11:25-26. This scripture is one that brings hope and purpose as we place our trust in Jesus.
I was reminded in my reading this week that Jesus was able to refocus Martha's faith from a faithful God who will one day fulfill His future promises...to an incarnate God, who is always present in the everyday circumstances of our lives. He is not only the God of tomorrow's promises, but also the One who is with us through all the changing challenges of our lives!
Let us never forget that however small our faith may be, God is working in us every day to strengthen our trust in Him so that we may grow in grace and learn to depend on Him...no matter what circumstances we may have to face. His Word stands true today - and His Word stands to guide us and keep us forever!
As the Lenten season comes to a close we encourage you to continue to seek God daily, devoting at least 15 minutes each day for prayer so that we might know God's mind intimately and know His will for our lives, our church and our future.
Our "Prayers on the Porch" are still happening every Monday through Thursday at noon at 638 Park Ave. Feel free to come out and join us if you can!
We also want to continue praying for those affected by the pandemic in so many ways... essential workers, those who are sick, those needing spiritual, emotional and financial care, as well as any families and relationships that have been strained during this time... the list is long, but God is BIG!
Please pray for the following:
- Michelle Conover - medical issues
- The family of Kathy Sery
- Linda Nauha - recovering from surgery
- Mike Malloy - medical challenges
- Connie Farling - surgery went well
- Preston O'Brien- continuing to heal
- Zack Hammond & his mother, Lisa - Zack's grandfather passed away
- Elaine Emery's sister, Joyce
- Debi Aurig - recovering from surgery
- Joy Evans
- Arnie Arnold - challenges
- Margaret Robinson
- Mary Mondatsos - successful surgery
- Gus Mondatsos - back issues
- Joel & Kay Shannon
- Sherry Rappe
- Andrew Cahilly - recovering from surgery
- Ahiz & Joyce Toure - their newborn baby girl, Nyameye, medical issues & upcoming tests
- Pastor Sam & Lisa
- God's provision of a new pastor for FUMC
- God’s hand upon our country and for all of our leaders
If you have any other prayer concerns or ways we can serve you please let us know. We desire to journey with you.
Remember, you are loved!
In His Grace,
Pastor Sam and the Staff