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Weekly Update

Announcements
Plans for Returning to In-person Worship
This Coming Sunday
  • Virtual Lobby - 9:00 AM
    • Topic: Alzheimer's Support with Featured Guest Suzie Thomas
  • Centering - 9:00 AM
    • This will be our final centering service as we shift toward in-person worship services.
    • Registration
  • This is our first Sunday livestreaming the service on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM. A link will be sent to your email so that you have access to the livestream. If for some reason the livestream does not work, a recording of the service will be uploaded shortly after.
  • New Series starts Sunday! The series is called "Reflections: Life that Looks Like Jesus."
There are several adult groups for you to participate in! See the groups page of our website and talk to Kathy Schmucker for more information.
On April 14 Kathy Schmucker and Bethany Sedziol will host a Kid's Zoom Bible Story at 6:30 PM.

This Coming Sunday Preview

    • Posts at 8:00 a.m. - 6th Sunday in Lent - Worship by wire
      • Pastor Jake Preaching
      • Scripture: Psalm 118:1-3, 19-29 & John 12:1-19
      • Sermon Title: "Again & Again, We Draw on Courage"
      • 9:00 - 9:30 Virtual Lobby
    • Topic: Pre-marital Counseling and Teaching Children with Disabilities during the Pandemic - Conversation with a young adult from Faith United
      • Featured Guests:
      • Mackenzie Peterson, grew up at Faith United
      • Mitchell Wendt, Mackenzie's fiance
      • Available on Zoom, Facebook Live, or On Demand
    • 10:30-11:00 - Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence
      • In-Person, in the Sanctuary
      • Pastor Jake will be leading meditation
      • James Ferguson leading music
      • If we are purple for COVID risk, Centering will be cancelled

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Lent 5 - Again & Again, We Are Reformed"
    • Pastor Steve Preaching
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Virtual Lobby Hartville Migrant Ministry & Palm Sunday Collection
  • 10:30-11:00 - Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence
    • In-Person, in the Sanctuary
    • Pastor Steve will be leading meditation
    • Brad Bruns leading music
  • If we are purple for COVID risk, Centering will be canceled
  • Navigator - eNewsletter March 14-20

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Lent 4 - Again & Again, God Loves First" Pastor Steve Preaching
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Virtual Lobby "Worktopia" - James Ferguson first Published book
  • 10:30-11:00 - Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence
  • In-Person, in the Sanctuary
  • Pastor Steve will be leading meditation
  • James Ferguson leading music
  • If we are purple for COVID risk, Centering will be canceled
  • Navigator - eNewsletter March 7-13

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

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Lent 3 - "Again & Again, We are Shown the Way" Pastor Steve Preaching
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am Featured Guests: Amanda Engelhart, Dustin Smith
  • Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence at 10:30 am, Pastor Steve leading
  • Navigator - e-Newsletter February 28 -March 6
The Season of Lent
  • Canton Repository article on Drive thru Ashes
  • Outdoor Lenten Prayer Wall for the church and the community
  • Lent kits are available with activities for all ages.

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Lent 2 - "Again & Again, We are Called to Listen" Pastor Steve Preaching
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am Featured Guests: Rev. Gary Jones, East Ohio Conference
    Director, Spiritual Formation/Camps & Retreat Ministries
    Tallie Paz, Camps Ministry Liaison
  • Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence at 10:30 am, Pastor Steve leading
  • Navigator - e-Newsletter February 21 -27
The Season of Lent
  • Canton Repository article on Drive thru Ashes
  • Outdoor Lenten Prayer Wall for the church and the community
  • Lent kits are available with activities for all ages.

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Lent 1 - "Again & Again, God Meets Us" Pastor Steve Preaching
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am Featured Guests: Sandy Vaughn & Pam Wig
  • Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence at 10:30 am, Pastor Steve leading
The Season of Lent
  • Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17th. Our worship series for Lent is "Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain."
  • Canton Repository article on Drive thru Ashes
  • Outdoor Lenten Prayer Wall for the church and the community
  • Lent kits are available with activities for all ages.

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Week 5 - "News to Share" Pastor Jake Preaching
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am Featured Guests: Pam Gable, Bob Kuchner, Brian Klink, Dick Pickles
  • Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence at 10:30 am, Pastor Steve leading
The Season of Lent
  • Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17th. Our worship series for Lent is "Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain."
  • Ash Wednesday Worship by Wire made available February 17 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Ash Wednesday Drive Thru Blessing with Ashes 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
  • Outdoor Lenten Prayer Wall for the church and the community (Put the Promo Video at the bottom of this Lent section)
  • Lent kits are available with activities for all ages.

This Coming Sunday Preview

  • Week 4 - "The Good Life - Practicing Generosity" Pastor Steve preaching
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am Featured Guest: Mayor Steve Wilder
  • Centering - A Service of Prayer and Presence at 10:30 am, Pastor Steve leading
  • Ash Wednesday February 17, Drive thru Ashes and Blessing, 12-1pm & 5-6:30pm
  • Plans for Lent, our series will be "Again & Again" utilizing materials from A Sanctified Art. More information will be available in the coming weeks!
    • At Home Worship and Spiritual Formation Kits will be available for pick up

This Coming Sunday Preview
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Jake facilitating with Featured Guest Heather Huebner from Encourage Foster Care
  • Centering at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Steve leading the mediation
  • Registration Form
  • Third Sunday of the Walk with Pastor Steve Preaching
Ash Wednesday Plans
  • Pre-recorded service will be made available on February 17
  • Drive through Ashes and Blessing on Ash Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 & 5:00 - 6:30
  • At Home Worship and Spiritual Formation Kits will be available for pick up
Plans for Lent
Our series will be "Again & Again" utilizing materials from A Sanctified Art. More information will be available in the coming weeks!
Part of our series will be a community prayer wall installation. Check out the video below to learn more!

Prayer Vigil for Our Nation #2


This Coming Sunday Preview
  • Virtual Lobby at 9:00 am with Jessica Dent, the Director of our Faith Friends Learning Center
  • Centering at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jake leading and James Ferguson providing music.
  • Week 2 of "The Walk" our church wide worship and study series. Pastor Jake is preaching a sermon titled "The Importance of Study."
  • It's not too late to join a study group for The Walk. Email Kathy Schmucker for more information.

Prayer Vigil for Our Nation #2


Prayer Vigil for Our Nation
  • On Wednesday night approximately 90 people affiliated with our congregation joined us to pray for our nation. If you had to miss it, you can still pray along with us using the video below.
  • This Coming Sunday
    • Virtual Lobby - Ministry of Chaplains - Featured Guests: Rev. Lisa Morrison & Rev. William Applebee
  • Centering IS happening. Pastor Steve leading.
  • The Walk - Church Wide Worship & Study Series BEGINS THIS SUNDAY
    • Get connected with a group to further enhance your experience of the study.
      Books are available for pickup in the Gathering Area at the church.
  • Star Words
    • Would you like a way to focus your prayers and center yourself for 2021? We encourage you to receive a star word from our Director of Spiritual Formation, Kathy Schmucker! Select a number between 1 and 150 and Kathy will give you the word that corresponds to that number. She will also send you ways to engage with your word this year.

This was our last Wednesday Night Live for the year! Join us again on January 6th!
  • This Coming Sunday Preview
  • Register for Centering Service of Prayer & Presence
  • *We will not meet if our county is purple.
  • Advent Resources
  • Christmas Eve Worship Opportunities
    • Christmas Eve Service with Communion
    • Family Nativity Story Christmas Eve Service
    • Service Under the Stars - our in-person, outdoor service

This weeks update includes:


This weeks update includes:

  • Register for Centering Service of Prayer & Presence
  • This Coming Sunday Preview
  • Wrapping up our James Series: Pastor Jake preaching from James 5
  • Collecting Turkeys, blankets, and coats - TODAY from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the church parking lot.
  • Those Who Dream - Starts November 29th
    • Advent Kits and Devotionals

This weeks update includes:


This weeks update includes:


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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This week's update includes:


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

In this week's update you will hear about:


In this week's update you will hear about:


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Additional Link of Interest:


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