December Messenger

As of November 29th, we have started a new liturgical year and entered the first season of the worship calen- dar: Advent. Advent – coming from the Latin ad, meaning “to,” and venire, meaning “come” – is the four-week season of preparation for Christmas, the anticipation of the coming, the arrival, the advent of the Christ child. … [Read more…]

Christmas Coloring

Dear FGUMC Family, This is the time of year that I would normally stand up in church during announcements, use my “teacher voice” and say something like: Good morning everyone.  It is time again to color for Christmas.  I want to cover these windows with more pictures than I ever have before.  So PLEASE choose at least one … [Read more…]

November Messenger

The month starts with a continuation of our focus on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalo- nians. Having heard Paul in October describe himself as a mother to the Thessalonian Chris- tians, we now hear him describe himself as their father. We get a glimpse of Paul’s vision of life beyond death, and we hear … [Read more…]

White Fragility

On October 11, Early Church is beginning study of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. You can join in Sunday mornings at 8:30 via Zoom. Use the link You might also find this reading guide helpful.

October Messenger

As we continue in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time in October, we will consider scriptures from the Book of Exodus and the first letter of Paul to the Thessalonians. We revisit God’s gracious giving of the law at Sinai in the Ten Commandments. We see how, even from the beginning, God’s people had trouble … [Read more…]

Breathing Smoke … Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too. Join United Methodists from across the Greater Northwest Area in a time of prayer, reflection, and praise in online worship this Sunday, September 20, at 3 … [Read more…]

District News from Wendy

Fire Updates in Cascadia District as of Thursday Morning  I want to keep you informed related to the fires throughout the Cascadia District and also offer a word of prayer.  Please know that you are held in my prayers.  We are not alone in the midst of these challenges and crises.  God provides us comfort and … [Read more…]

Youth Group

All middle school and high school youth are invited to meet on Sundays starting September 13th at 6 pm. We’ll play games, check in with each other, explore questions of faith. Join via Zoom at or with Meeting ID 973 5210 9417 and password FGUMY.

Campfire in the ZoomYard

It’s our tradition to gather at this time of the year for Campfire in the Courtyard. Since we can’t yet gather in person, we’ll gather using Zoom. On Sunday, September 6, at 7 pm, join us for a campfire, singing, and stories. Login with this address or with the Meeting ID: 919 2232 5473. … [Read more…]