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Weekly Update

For a summary of the weekly update video content, scroll down below the video.

This weeks update includes:

  • Community Christmas Update
  • All Saint's Sunday - November 1
    • And Holy Communion
  • Virtual Lobby - every Sunday at 9:00 am
    • Featured Guest for 11-1-20 are Teresa Purses and Cindy Wilcox - topic, Grief and Loss
  • Worship Series on the Book of James
  • Community Thanksgiving Celebration Gathering (Zoom)
    • Save the date (Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 pm)
  • Estimate of Giving Card for 2021 - complete online
  • Remember to set your clocks back for daylight savings this Sunday!

This weeks update includes:

  • Community Christmas - November 10th Deadline
  • All Saint's Day
  • NEW James worship series
  • This Coming Sunday
    • Virtual Lobby with Kim Reynolds and Pam Gable
    • The last Sunday of our Defying Gravity Worship series

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With the restarting of our Wednesday Night Faith Connections we have changed the name to pretty reflect new live format, it is now Wednesday Night Live. The video from our Wednesday Night Live will become the weekly update. Included in this update:


With the restarting of our Wednesday Night Faith Connections, in our live format, the video from our Wednesday Night Service will become the weekly update. Included in this update:


The weekly update takes on a new form! With the restarting of our Wednesday Night Faith Connections, in a new live format, the video of our Wednesday Night's will now become the weekly update. In this week's update:


In this week's update you will hear about:

  • Opening Devotion
  • A Reminder of our Baptism
  • "By Water and the Spirit"
  • Last Sunday Recap
  • This Sunday Preview
    • Pastor Jake will continue our series on prayer.
    • Celebrate Wonder Kids resources are available this Sunday!
    • Weekly Prayer Spiritual Practice: Praying Scripture
    • Sunday Night Youth Videos
  • Upcoming Worship Series
    • "Prayer" through the end of September
    • "Defying Gravity" for our October Stewardship series
    • A series on the Book of James for November
  • Wednesday Night Faith Connections
    • Start again September 16th at 6:00 PM using a new live and interactive format
    • Wednesday Night Groups will begin at 6:30 PM
    • Youth Group Bible Study starts September 16th at 6:30 PM
    • Special Children's Get to Know Pastor Jake Gathering September 16th at 6:30 PM
  • Adult Groups
  • Pastor Jake Get To Know You Gatherings
  • Time of Prayer

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July 31, 2020

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July 23, 2020

Greetings Faithful Members and Friends of Faith United. In today's weekly update, we have several important things to share with you.

In this Weekly Update you'll hear about:

Additional Link of Interest:


In this Weekly Update you'll hear about:
  • More signs of God's Covenant - Another bow in the sky
  • Sunday, July 12

First Sunday of "New Beginnings" Series

Pastor Jake Getting to Know You Gatherings

Welcome Parade for Pastor Jake

Rocky Railway VBS

VBS Sunday

  • Pastor Steve Preaching
  • Week 2 in "New Beginnings" Series on Acts, Movement of Holy Spirit
  • Acts 9:1-9 - Radical Call - Saul and Ananias

Camp Read-a-Lot - Fun, Learning, Literacy Program

  • Register today!
  • Posted live on July 22 and 29, Website and YouTube
  • Share registration with all your friends and family

Youth Mission Boxes

Back to School Ministry

New Beginnings Team

  • Planning for In-Person Gatherings
  • Finalizing protocols and practices
  • Waiting for ordered items to arrive
  • Building teams
  • To help as an usher, greeter, cleaner or Live Streaming email Dennis Sarver
  • dsarver@faithumchurch.org
Additional Link of Interest:

In this Weekly Update you'll hear about:
  • Encouraging Signs of God's Promises

Sunday July 5th - "Explaining Sin" - Jonah Mitchell, Pastoral Intern

Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School

Youth Mission Boxes

Back to School Ministry

This Sunday, Worship by Wire - available 8:00 a.m.

  • Commissioning Pastor Jake as Associate Pastor
  • Commissioning Pastor Steve as Sr. Pastor
  • New Beginnings Series on Acts - First Sunday

Welcoming Parade for Pastor Jake and his family

  • July 26, 4:00-5:30
  • Contact Georgeann Clark with any questions
  • 330 704-6176

Pastor Jake Getting to Know you Gatherings

  • Sign up
  • Ministry Areas for Pastor Jake and for Pastor Steve
  • Pastor Jake’s Introduction Welcome Video
  • Post Card from Pastor Jake this week
  • Additional Link of Interest:

    Day of New Beginnings – First Day of New Appointments in UMC

    Reopening for In-Person Worship and Ministries Important Survey

    On behalf of the New Beginnings Team, we are requesting that you take 1 to 5 minutes to click on the link provided and complete the survey in order to get a true representation of where the congregation is in terms of in-person worship and ministry readiness.

    Reopening In-person Worship and Ministries Survey


    Greetings Faithful Members and Friends of Faith United. In today's weekly update, Pastor Cara offers her final message before her final sermon this Sunday as Co-Pastor of Faith United. Her message today talks about:
    Spiritual Icons and Living Icons
    Last Sunday (June 21) - Pastor Cara's Farewell address Part 1

    • First time In new renovated sanctuary

    Sanctuary Renovations Complete

    • Includes pictures of organ repairs and choir risers set up
    • Time lapsed pictures video links below

    New Beginnings Team - In-person gatherings Update

    Prayers added for this week
    VBS - Celebrations of participation - Pictures Included

    • No Charge, full funded ministry of the church
    • Share Video Links with everyone!
    • Video Links for Days 1-4:

    This Coming Sunday June 28 - Cara's Farewell Address Part 2

    • Cara's last Sunday with us in worship as Co-Pastor
    • Presentations of gifts and celebrations on behalf of the congregation

    Healthy Transitions - Key Steps

    • Working Together to Say Good Bye
    • Understanding the Missional Reason for the Appointments made
    • Welcome, Hospitality and Acceptance
  • Building Relationships
  • God's Promise - Rainbow (include picture)
    Pastor Cara's Blessing and Benediction

    Additional Link of Interest:
  • Cokesbury Video Series on Christian Educators during the Pandemic
    • Featuring Faith United's Spiritual Formation Director, Kathy Schmucker
    • Video 1
    • Video 2
  • We'd like to get to know you and welcome you to Faith United. To get more connected, please complete this form:

  • In this Weekly Update you'll hear about:

    A Story - Reminding us that everyone matters
    Last Sunday's Worship - Purpose, Pain, Prayer, Plan
    Video Message from Bishop Malone - Appointments and Call

    New Beginnings Update on opening for In-Person Ministry - Progress Made

    Sanctuary Renovations update

    Vacation Bible School (VBS) - by Wire

    This Coming Sunday, June 21 and Sunday June 28

    • Cara's Farewell Address

    Announcements Page - From Sunday, June 14
    Closing Prayer

    Additional Link of Interest:
    • Cokesbury Video Series on Christian Educators during the Pandemic
    • Featuring Faith United's Spiritual Formation Director, Kathy Schmucker
    • Video 1
    • Video 2

    Sanctuary Renovations Progress, June 1-6
    In this Weekly Update you'll hear about:
    Additional Link of Interest:

    For a summary of the weekly update video content, scroll down below the three videos.

    Prayers for our Graduates Video

    Sanctuary Renovations Progress, June 1 and 2

    June 3, 2020

    Greetings Faithful Members and Friends of Faith United. In today's weekly update, we have several important things to share with you. We hope you will take the time to watch the videos below.

     


    May 26, 2020

    In this 6.5-minute Weekly Update from North Canton Veterans Memorial, you'll hear Pastor Cara talk about:

    • Memorial Day
    • Prayer Concerns
    • Pastor Jake and Michael Farmer Graduation from seminary
    • Watch their virtual Graduation from MTSO - click here
    • Vacation Bible School (June 22-26)
    • Click here for VBS registration
    • Pentecost - this Sunday
    • Click here for Coloring Page for Pentecost
    • Last Wednesday by Wire (Pastor Cara's last)
    • Sanctuary Refurbishment Progress
    • New Beginnings Group - Preparing for In-Person Worship
    • Scam e-mail "from Cara" - please disregard

    To experience last Sunday's May 24 - Worship by Wire and share with a friend, click here.


    May 12, 2020
    In Pastors Steve & Cara's 9-minute Weekly Update video, hear about
    • Worship by Wire Juliee Series
    • Death of Alva-Ree Bolovan
    • Practicing Social Distancing to do good and to do no harm
    • Beginning plans to reopen
    • Mental Health during the Pandemic
    • Introducing our Pastoral Intern - Jonah Mitchell

    Dr. Cindy Wilcox, Licensed Psychologist, Speaks about Mental Health During the Pandemic about the various ways the pandemic is effecting many of us and learn some practices that will help improve and maintain mental health.


    May 5, 2020
    In Pastor Steve's 8-minute Weekly Update video, hear about
    • Shout out for last Sunday, May 3
    • May the fourth be with you
    • Cinco de Mayo and Giving Tuesday
    • Ministry Council meeting - last one with Pastor Cara
    • Wednesday Worship by Wire and Youth by Wire
    • National Day of Prayer
    • May 10 - Jubilee for worship
    • Mother's Day
    • Pastoral Intern
    • Bishop Malone Video (click here)

    In Pastor Cara's 7-minute   Weekly Update video for 4/28/2020, hear about:
    • God's Economy
    • Living the Resurrection Worship Series
    • Communion this Sunday
    • Prayers
    • Celebrations
    • First Responders (Essential & Frontline Workers) List
    • Wonder Wednesday Faith Connections
    • Youth Mission Trip

    Happy Earth Day!

    In Pastor Steve's 7-minute Weekly Update video, hear about our children and youth, school from home, summer camps, Wednesday Night, PPP Loan, new worship series starting this Sunday - Pastor Cara Preaching, and for Earth Day - see the beauty of creation around the church building.

    To experience last Sunday's April 19 Faith and the Environment Worship by Wire and share with a friend, click here.

    For more information about East Ohio Summer Camps, click here.

    Though we are physically apart, we are spiritually together! We feel your prayers and we hope that you feel ours too.

    We thank you for keeping up with your giving which is so important at this time when our Faith Friends Learning Center is closed. In addition to the traditional method of sending a check in the mail, you can also make a gift online. Click Online Giving.

    Several people have emailed me offering to help others by delivering groceries and by making phone calls to members of the congregation. Thank you! There is room for more to help make calls. If you would like to help in these ways, please email Pastor Steve.


    In Pastor Cara's 5-minute Weekly Update video, you will hear some celebrations, see some pictures of the R2R food collection and the sanctuary renovations progress and hear about this coming Sunday's Faith and the Environment Worship by Wire. Pastor Steve will be preaching. Special music by Joanne Fox and John Whitacre.

    Though we are physically apart, we are spiritually together! We feel your prayers and we hope that you feel ours too.

    We thank you for keeping up with your giving which is so important at this time when our Faith Friends Learning Center is closed. In addition to the traditional method of sending a check in the mail, you can also make a gift online. Click Online Giving.

    Several people have emailed me offering to help others by delivering groceries and by making phone calls to members of the congregation. Thank you! There is room for more to help make calls. If you would like to help in these ways, please email Pastor Steve.

    Finally, let's continue to stay in touch. Staff are present and available by phone, email, text and video conferencing.


    April 7, 2020

    In Cara's weekly update for Holy Week:

    A Word of Encouragement
    Good News - Karen Truett appointment
    Good News - Sanctuary Renovations Add-Ons approved
    Services by Wire this week:
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    Run2Resurrection, Nonperishable Food Drive
    Taggart's Ice Cream April 14! - 10% to Faith Kitchen CORRECTION: Taggart’s will NOT be donating 10% of sales to Faith Kitchen on April 14 due to Coronavirus. A new date will be scheduled after Coronavirus is over.

    PLUS

    Faith Kitchen Featured in Conference Video
    Click to watch 2.5 minute video

    Though we are physically apart, we are spiritually together! We feel your prayers and we hope that you feel ours too.
    We thank you for keeping up with your giving which is so important at this time when our Faith Friends Learning Center is closed. In addition to the traditional method of sending a check in the mail, you can also make a gift online. Click Online Giving.
    Several people have emailed me offering to help others by delivering groceries and by making phone calls to members of the congregation. Thank you! There is room for more to help make calls. If you would like to help in these ways, please email Pastor Steve.

    Join us in praying the Lord's Prayer each day at noon. Try praying the Lord's Prayer with motions!


    April 1, 2020

    In today's video weekly update - Ten Items:
    1. Church Building Closure
    2. Holy Week and Easter Services
    3. Palm Sunday - April 5 (w/communion) - Palm Fronds
    4. Praying the Lord's Prayer - in Word and Body - video
    5. Wednesday Worship by Wire
    6. Calls to Church Members and Friends
    7. God Sightings and What People are Saying
    8. Theology During a Pandemic
    9. Church Staff
    10. The Church is the People - Congregation and Leaders

    Emily Jacobs' Reflections on Jeremiah - audio links:
    NOTE: They all start with same introduction

    1. Reflection 1 - Jeremiah 29:5
    2. Reflection 2 - Jeremiah 30:10-11, 32:17-18
    3. Reflection 3 - Jeremiah 29:8-14
    4. Reflection 4 - Jeremiah 31:1-4

    Though we are physically apart, we are spiritually together! We feel your prayers and we hope that you feel ours too.We thank you for keeping up with your giving which is so important at this time when our Faith Friends Learning Center is closed. In addition to the traditional method of sending a check in the mail, you can also make a gift online. Click Online Giving.

    Several people have emailed me offering to help others by delivering groceries and by making phone calls to our 65 and over population as well as to those in the church who do not have an email address and thus not able to receive these messages. Thank you. If you would like to help in these ways, please email Pastor Steve.

    Some additional resources that we encourage you to visit include:
    https://www.eocumc.com/coronavirus/ - the East Ohio Conference of the UMC
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home - Ohio Department of Health

    Together, we are the Body of Christ and individually, each of us is a member. You belong, you are loved and you matter. Let us be together on our journey of faith in this season of Lent and in this time of public health pandemic and economic crisis.

    In the name of the one who gives us life,

    Pastors Steve and Cara Stultz Costello