Fairfield First United Methodist Church
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First United Methodist Church     Sunday Social Time:  8:30-9 a.m.
First & Delaware Streets              Sunday School:  9 a.m.
Fairfield, Illinois 62837                Morning Worship:  10 a.m.
618-842-2129


 



 

A large crowd attended a Piano and Organ Concert

Sunday, December 17 (2017) in our church sanctuary.  The performers were Steve Lee (organist) and Janie McDowell (pianist).  Narrators were Mike and Cori Copeland.  

 

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"Saved by the Bells" choir, under the direction of Joshua Livesay,  performed several Christmas songs in the morning service (12-17-17).


Our annual March to the Manger (12-17-17) had Baby Jesus (Malia Otey),  Mary (Mindy Otey),  Joseph (Christopher Otey),  Shepherds (Grant and Jackson Otey),  and Three Wise Men (Bill Book, Ken Otey, and Shawn Otey).

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Sunday, December 10,  (2017) 10am-Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata

 

“God’s Gift of Christmas”


 

 

 

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Sunday, December 3,  (2017) 10am-Children’s Christmas Pageant
The program was excellent!  A big thanks to Elizabeth Gonzalez (Director), Joel Koker (sound), and the all kids who participated!

 

“The Greatest Gift”

 




 "Saved by the Bell" handbell choir performed during the morning worship service Sunday (8/27/17).  There are 14 ringers under the direction of Josh Livesay.  They did an excellent job!

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Diane Robinson (center) was recognized Sunday morning (8/6/17) for serving as the Church Treasurer for the past 15 years. Making a presentation to her were Pastor Donna and church official Ken Otey.  Thank you, Diane!
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David Woods sang "How Great Thou Art" during the Sunday morning worship service (7-30-17).  Linda Short accompanied him on piano.  Thanks David and Linda!
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 Barbara Rumbold sang "My Friend" during the morning worship service Sunday (7/16/17).  Also during the service, the congregation participated in an Order of Farewell for members Stephen and Barbara Rumbold, and Wes Reynolds.  Wes is moving to Fort Myers, Florida, and Stephen and Barbara are relocating near family in Colorado.  God speed!

 





An Instrumental Ensemble provided beautiful music during the Morning Worship Service on Father's Day (8/18/17).  Pictured (l-r) are Caren Sheraden (flute), Cori Copeland (organ), Diane Robinson (clarinet), Donna Reever (clarinet), Mike Copeland (percussion), Ginny Reynolds (alto sax), Barbara Rumbold (bassoon), Richard Davis (trombone), Stephen Rumbold (French horn), Tom Blythe (tuba), Dean Mounts (trumpet), Doug Aman (trumpet), and Tom Tucker (Director).  Not pictured is Janie McDowell (piano).  Thank you!
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An instrumental ensemble provided special music during morning worship services Sunday (5/21/17).  Left to right are Caren Sheraden, Diane Robinson, Donna Reever, Ginny Reynolds, Barbara and Steve Rumbold.  They did an excellent job under the direction of Tom Tucker!
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Over 40 Kids attended the Easter Kids Night on 4/9/17! Bible Story, Craft,
Egg Hunt and Dinner was enjoyed by all! Thank you to all who helped as well! 





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Our church provides volunteers each month to work at the Clothes Line.  Several in attendance at the store's annual dinner (4-6-17)  were (l-r) Linda Hodges, Pat Gale, Raymonda Wise, Nancy Hallam, Kathy and Dave Land.  Nancy was recognized for working the most hours last year among all volunteers!
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Our annual March to the Manger took place Sunday morning (12/18/16).  The Christmas offering this year has been designated for renovations at the United Methodist Children's Home in Mt. Vernon.


Ella Gonzales sang "Hope Has Come" as special music Sunday morning (12/18/16).



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Our choir, orchestra, narrator, and director (Tom Tucker) on December 11th performing "A Child is Born."  280 were in attendance!


Janie McDowell was our pianist with assistance from Linda Monge!


Elaine Wilson was outstanding on the harp!


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Helping to decorate the sanctuary and education building this year were (l-r) Tom and Janice Tucker, Ken and Rita Otey, and Dave and Kathy Land.  Our sanctuary tree and choir loft were decorated by Gary and Nancy Hallam.  Cheryl Holmes put up the tree in the Fellowship Hall.  Our outside nativity scene was handled by Bill Book, Clifford Reever, Ken Otey, and Dave Land.  Also, Marty Cox and Donna Reever added to our decorations.  Thanks to all!


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Bishop Frank Beard spoke to a crowd of 125 Sunday evening (12/4) at our church.  He delivered a very inspiring sermon!



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Our children's Christmas program presented on December 4 was "The Secret of Snowflake County" and it was wonderful!  Thanks to all the kids and adults who participated under the direction of Elizabeth Gonzales.


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Our float in the Kiwanis Christmas Parade Saturday evening took first place in the Church category!  Thanks to float chairperson Cori Copeland and all who participated!






(Suzanne and Ryan Webb)

 

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A Baby Shower was held for Mrs. Doneesha Robinson in our Fellowship Hall Sunday afternoon (11-13-16).  She received many nice gifts for her baby girl expected to arrive in early January!

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The Dysart Family from Macon, Missouri, provided music and a message Sunday (9/25/16)!



The family members are parents Lorena and LeWain, Sr., and their children, LeWain II, Kendra, Clayton, Tanner, and Logan.




They reside in Macon, Missouri.




This is their "home away from home!"


Also during the service, 16 young people received bibles as part of Bible Sunday!



 

 

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The beautiful fall flower arrangement on our altar table (9/11/16) was designed and provided by Marlyn Harrison.  Thank you, Marlyn!

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Pictures below are from Ken Otey's trip to Kokomo, Indiana, on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  He took many donated supplies for tornado victims in that area.


Area where workers were bringing in all trees and limbs to be processed in a chipper.


One of many volunteers that helped Ken unload our church van.


Inside the Tornado Aid Center.  It was very well organized and well staffed.  Ken saw about 20 people receiving items when he was there.  Each person requiring aid was accompanied by a personal shopper.


Another photo of all the supplies.


Associate Pastor Cindy Lovegrove receiving our check.  (That's Ken with his eyes closed)

Thank you, Ken!!

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A 5-piece instrumental group provided music during the morning worship service Sunday (9/4/16).  Pictured left to right are Diane Robinson, Donna Reever, Barbara Rumbold, Megan Stephens, and Stephen Rumbold.


David Woods sang a solo during the service.

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Special Music was provided by Barbara Rumbold during Sunday's morning service (8/14/16).  She sang "My Redeemer Lives."


Emily McKibben signed "Mercy Tree" at Sunday's morning service (8/14/16).

Thank you, ladies!
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The children's message Sunday (6/26/16) celebrated John Wesley's birthday!

 

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A benefit for Amy Book's work in the Phillipines was held Saturday (5/28/16) at Leo French Park during the Car Show.  Bill Book prepared his delicious fish sandwiches and had lots of help from family and friends!


Pictured (l-r) are Ken Otey, Adam Book, Bill Book, and Clifford Reever.


Ginny Reynolds (l) and Marilyn Book served the customers!
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Two of our graduates were recognized Sunday during the morning worship service (5/8/16).  Standing with Pastor Donna are (l-r) Callie Block/FCHS and Olivia Baumgardner/SIU-Carbondale.  Congratulations!


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Congratulations to our Star Student and Teacher!

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The Fairfield Lions Club held their annual Star Student banquet Tuesday night (5/3/16). Holden August, son of Brad and Becky August was selected as this year’s Star Student.  Holden Selected Kathy Book as his Elementary School Star Teacher.  For his high school teacher he chose Miss Tammy Austin.  Miss Austin is a veteran FCHS math teacher.  Lions Club officials also named Debbie McKibben, a first grade teacher at Jasper Grade School as their Teacher of the Year.    (picture and story courtesy WFIW)


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The Benefit Concert for Fairfield's Midwest Food Bank was a big success Sunday (4/24/16) as 200 attended!
Fairfield's Midwest Food Bank supports ten local food pantries and WADI.  $2,100 was raised!

 
Guitarist Terry Smith played five instrumentals and accompanied the trio shown below.


(l-r) Ginny Reynolds, Barbara Rumbold, and Lisa Friske singing "I'll Fly Away."  They were accompanied by Jane McDowell on piano, Elaine Wilson on violin, and Terry Smith on guitar.


Five the nine members of His Majesty's Brass directed by Stephen Rumbold.


Fairfield Community Chorale directed by Tom Tucker.


(l-r) Elaine Wilson (who also played the harp) and Megan Stephens performed four instrumental selections.


Fairfield Community Chorale featured 40 vocalists!


Jane McDowell on piano.


In the Morning Worship Service (4/24/16), a Prayer Shawl Blessing ceremony was conducted.  Marty Heflin stands next to the shawl display.

(Kathy Land photos)


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Three FUMC couples volunteered their services helping World War II and Korean War veterans on their arrival at Evansville Regional Airport from Washington, DC Saturday (4/16) on an Honor Flight.  85 veterans made the trip assisted by many volunteers from the tri-state.  The flight left Evansville around 7 Saturday morning and returned just after 9 that evening.  The next Honor Flight out of Evansville will be October 22.  The mission of the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana is to honor America's Senior Veterans for all of their sacrifices by transporting them to Washington, DC to visit their memorials free of charge.  (Pictured from left to right are Bill & Kathy Book, Dave & Kathy Land, and Ken and Rita Otey).

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The Clothes Line held its annual dinner for volunteers Tuesday (4/5/16) at the Geff Ruritan building.  Several from our church attended.  Nancy Hallam won the award for working the most hours last year...199!  Congratulations to Nancy and all 200 volunteers!  Pictured above (l-r) are Linda Hodges, Jan Kent, Nancy Hallam, Kathy & Dave Land.
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Our sanctuary looked beautiful Easter Sunday (3/27/16) during the morning worship.  Many flowers were on display in honor and in memory of loved ones.





(Kathy Land photos)


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The children had a great time during their Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt Saturday morning (3/19/16)!




(Cori Copeland photos)
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Congratulations, Donna Reever!



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Donna Reever is the recipient of this year’s Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. Reever received the honor Monday (3/14/16) night during the annual meeting of the Chamber, held at the Community of Christ Church in Fairfield. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield, Mrs. Reever was recognized for her volunteer efforts on many fronts – including helping organize a church-wide rummage sale and distributing box fans to the needy during the summer months. Reever is also known for her efforts in organizing the annual Prom Dress giveaway in which more than 300 formal dresses have been provided to area girls.  (Photo and story courtesy WFIW)

 


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During Children's Church Sunday (3/13/16), the lesson was on Jesus's parable on the planting of the seeds.  Teaching the lesson were Cori Coepland and Kathy Land with help from Jamie Jones.








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The weather cooperated and some outside and inside work was done at the church Saturday morning (3/12/16).  Organized by Mike Copeland, those that helped besides Mike were Clifford Reever, Ken and Rita Otey, Bill Book, Tom Tucker, Dave Land, Steve Rumbold, Landon Lowery, June Wilson, Beth Tickner, Lisa Vaughan, and Pastor Donna.  Thank you!




Here are (l-r) Mike, Ken, Bill, and Clifford working the back yard.



Steve Rumbold was a big help with the shrubs on the south side.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016, our church had a lunch celebrating 100 Years of Service (Sylvia McDannel, 45 years; Sue Turner, 30 years; Tom Tucker, 25 years).  A big crowd attended this wonderful event!


Presentation of letters of appreciation written by our District Superintendent were presented to Sylvia, Sue, and Tom by Pastor Donna and Staff/Parish Relations Committee Chairman Ken Otey.
(photo by Kathy Land)


Our recipients at the luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.
(Rob Sherrard photo)


Tom Tucker and family!

 
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Our January (2016) team of Ushers/Greeters.....(left to right) Kathy & Bill Book and Ken & Rita Otey.    Thank you!

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We were blessed with special music Sunday (12/27/15) during the 10 a.m. service!


Playing a piano solo is Phoenix Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Reynolds and granddaughter of Chuck and Ginny Reynolds.


Singing a solo is Sutton Sherrard, daughter of Rob and Kimberly Sherrard and granddaughter of Tom and Janice Tucker.

Thank you, girls!

(Kathy Book photos)
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Our ushers for December (2015) were (l-r) Jim & Verla Meriwether and Suzanne Ward & Ryan Webb.  Thank you!

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Our sanctuary and Nativity scene look beautiful for Christmas (2015)!  Those who decorated were Tom & Janice Tucker, Dave & Kathy Land, Ken Otey, Gary & Nancy Hallam, Janie McDowell, Bill Book, Clifford Reever, Cheryl Holmes, and Sylvia McDannel.  Thank you!










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Our March to the Manger was Sunday (12/20/15)!

Pictured are Aaron, Brittney,and baby Griffin Book at the altar for our March to the Manger.



 
A duet was performed by LaShay Mooring (left) and Brooklynn Snyder.  They sang "Who Would Imagine a King."

(Kathy Book photos)
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The Chancel Choir presented the cantata "Tree of Light" Sunday, December 13, 2015, during the 10 a.m. worship service.  250 were in attendance! 


Tom Tucker directed the 26-member choir, 16 musicians, narrator, and Sound Technician (Wes Reynolds).


Holden August, son of Brad and Becky August, was the narrator.


Soloist Lisa Friske.


Soloist Myra Parrott.


Soloist Barbara Rumbold.


Guitarist Terry Smith.


Soloist David Woods.



(photos by Kathy Land)

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The children's Christmas pageant, "The Fumbly Bumbly Angels" was presented Sunday (12-6-15).  Thanks to all the youngsters who participated and adults (Cori Copeland, Kim Hutcheson, Donna Reever, Pastor Donna, Linda Short, and Wes Reynolds)!

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Mike Copeland organized a cleanup day Wednesday (12/2/15) for the church yard.  It is all cleaned up thanks to some great help!  For everyone who showed up to help is greatly appreciated!   (Pics below)


















Our church was well represented at the Community Thanksgiving Service at Ellen Moore United Methodist Church Monday evening (11/23/15).  Pastor Donna was the speaker and Janie McDowell and Steve & Barbara Rumbold presented special music!

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Our instrumental ensemble performed several patriotic songs on 11/8/15 in observance of Veterans Day.

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Our Greeters/Ushers for November are (l-r) Glen & Tammy Lee and Allen & June Wilson.  Thank you for volunteering!

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WE HAD ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TRUNK OR TREAT, SUNDAY (10/25/15) FROM 5-7 ON THE WEST PARKING LOT!  Here are some pics!








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Servings as Greeters/Ushers in October (10/15) were (l-r) Cynthia Steiner, Debbie Love, Caren Sheraden, and Julie Jones.  Thank you, ladies!

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The Children's Choir sounded great Sunday morning (10/18/15)!  Cori Copeland is the Director.   (Kathy Land photo)
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Our September (2015) Greeters/Ushers were (l-r) Sue Turner, Cheryl Holmes, Diane Ward, and Lisa Vaughan.  Thank you, ladies!
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Dan Melrose now has a ramp (9/24/15) for easy accessibility at his house courtesy of "Starting at Home Ministry," founded by Bill Bruce.  Those who helped to install the ramp were (l-r) Shane Neuman (Starting at Home Ministry), Dave Land, Clifford Reever, John Reynolds, Brad Sheraden, and Ken Otey.  (Kathy Land photos)





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The Church Work Day was Saturday (9/12/15), which started with breakfast at 7 a.m.  Those who helped were Don Brake, Raymonda Wise, Pat Gale, Verla Meriwether, Sherrill Bartley, Ken and Rita Otey, Ginny Reynolds, Kim Hutcheson, Dave Land, and Pastor Donna.  Thank you!











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Our Greeters/Ushers for August 2015 were (l-r) Kathy Land, Cheryl Holmes, Reta Mathews, and Pat Kenshalo.  Thanks, ladies!
(Mike Copeland photo)


The big "Back to School Bash" (Bible School) was held Sunday (8/23) from 1-5 followed by an Ice Cream Social from 5-7 p.m.   































Cori Copeland leads the music! 

(Photos courtesy of Mike Copeland, Kathy Book, and Kathy Land)

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Our Greeters/Ushers for July 2015 are (l-r) Chuck Reynolds, Clifford Reever, Larry McDowell, and David Harrison.  Gary Hallam (not pictured) is also on the team.  Thank you!



"The Great Romance" performed Sunday morning (7/12/15) at church.
(Cori Copeland photo)



Our instrumental ensemble played several patriotic songs during morning worship (7-5-15).



We thank our June 2015 Greeters/Ushers for their service!  They are (l-r) Ron & Marty Heflin and Verla & Jim Meriwether!





A Fish Sandwich Sale was held Saturday (5/23/15) to benefit Amy Book's mission work.  The sale took place during the Misfits Car Show at Leo French Park.  All the fish was sold!

Chefs Clifford (Reever) and Bill (Book) had a big time!
(Ken Otey photos)



Our May (2015) Greeters/Ushers are (l-r) Helen & Ken Miller, Marty Cox, and Cynthia Steiner.  Thank you for your service!


A BIG "Thank you" to Marty Hawkins and her committee for the beautiful Historical Room in our church.  See the three pictures below and plan to visit soon!  (5/17/15)

(West wall)

(Windows on south wall)

(East wall)




Sunday (5/10/15) had a wind ensemble provide special music, along with baptism, confirmation and reception of new members!


Our April Greeters/Ushers are (l-r) Tom Walters, Chuck Reynolds, and Rodger Parrott.  (Daryl Page was unavailable for photo)


Tim Price and daughter Ruby provided music and a message Sunday morning (4/19/15).


Craig Bartley (son of Sherrill and Pat Bartley) presented a wonderful program of music Sunday morning (4/12/15)!

Craig and his wife, Karlyn, getting the congregation inspired with "Hallelujah!"


The congregation really appreciated the music of Craig Bartley!





Our Easter service (4/5/15) was wonderful...especially the children's sermon!
(Morgan Land photo)



Fun Night (3/29/15) for the kids was certainly a fun night!
(Cori Copeland photo)





Our Greeters/Ushers for March 2015 are (l-r) Bryan & Barb Williams and Julie & R. J. Barnard.  Thank you!



Thanks to those who served as Greeters/Ushers in February 2015.  Don Brake, Colby Hutcheson, Larry McDowell, and John Jones.  Pictured (l-r) are Don and John.





Fortress, a 25 member men's vocal ensemble, was in concert Sunday evening (2/15/15) at Fairfield's First United Methodist Church!  Fortress is a part of the music ministry of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville.  Their mixed quartet, 4Given, cellist and pianist Ken Rapini, and Minister of Music Hank Opplinger, was also a part of the evening's performance.  Their music included a mixture of old familiar hymns, Southern Gospel, and inspirational favorites.  The group is composed of a diverse group of occupational backgrounds that includes retired USAF Lieutenant Colonels, teachers, preachers, construction contractors, custodians, and others.  





Our January (2015) team of Ushers/Greeters.....(left to right) Kathy & Bill Book and Ken & Rita Otey.    Thank you!




Christmas Eve services (12/24/14) were held at 7 and 11 p.m.  The 7 p.m. Candlelight Service featured the Chancel Choir singing "Come" from the Hope Has Hands cantata.  The 11 p.m. Candlelight Service included Linda Short playing "O Holy Night," special music by Barbara Rumbold accompanied by Janie McDowell, and a service of Holy Communion.  

Sunday (12/21/14) was the Children's Christmas Pageant and March to the Manger.      
Below are pictures from the "Live From Bethlehem" pageant.





The cast included many children and help from several adults (Pastor Donna Blythe, Kim Hutcheson, Kathy Land, Ginny Reynolds, Donna Reever, Cori Copeland, Linda Short, Wes Reynolds, and Mindy, Christopher and Jackson Otey.  Thank you all!
(photos by Kathy Land)



Our Chancel Choir presented its annual Christmas Cantata entitled "Hope Has Hands" Sunday (12/14) during the morning worship service at 10 a.m.  The Chancel Choir was accompanied by local musicians as well as members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  Pictured above, front row l-r, Director Tom Tucker, Pianist Linda Short, Janice Tucker, Janie McDowell, Pat Gale, Donna Reever, Susan Brake, and Sharon Stanley; second row l-r, Cori Copeland, Ginny Reynolds, Steve Rumbold, Judy Blackford, Barbara Rumbold, Diane Robinson, and Anita Vogel; third row l-r, Myra Parrott, Nancy Hallam, Dave Land, Barbara Walker, Carl Walker, Mike Copeland, David Woods, and Marilyn Book.  Not pictured are Pat and Sherrill Bartley, Steve Lee and Preston Mathews.   (Photo by Chuck Reynolds)



Our Methodist Men (and help from several ladies) prepared a delicious Thanksgiving meal for the Fairfield Fire Department fire fighters and their families.  Around 70 were served Wednesday evening (12/3/14).  Shown above are (l-r) Ken Otey, Clifford Reever, and Sherrill Bartley.


Bill Book was in charge and did an outstanding job!  He also had help from Wes Reynolds, Tom Tucker, Dave and Kathy Land, Kathy Book, and Rita Otey.



Our annual Thanksgiving Supper was held Sunday evening (11/23) in the Fellowship Hall.   Despite the rainy weather, we had a good number in attendance.  Thanks to Don Brake and his helpers who prepared the turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls. Church members brought a big selection of side dishes and desserts!











And, we had a good number of children in church that morning for the children's message:







Our instrumental ensemble provided outstanding patriotic music during the Morning Worship serice Sunday (11/9/14).  Pictured above are the instrumentalists as they rehearsed before the service.



Trunk or Treat Sunday evening (10/26/14) was another huge success!  Here are some photos from the annual event:


Jim and Verla Meriwether were first in the line of trunks.

Next were Ken & Rita Otey and Dave & Kathy Land with extra help from Ruth Crabtree.

Don and Susan Brake had lots of goodies!

Ginny and Beth gave away a lot of candy!

Linda Short (pictured) along with Pat Gale and Kim Hutcheson handed out the gift bags and hot dogs!

Lisa Vaughan and Marilyn Book (pictured) along with Linda Monge handled the popcorn, lemonade, and hot chocolate!

Security was never an issue with Bill Book, Tom Blythe, and Clifford Reever at the ready!   ;)

Pretty clever, huh?

The Stauder "little old lady" got a lot of looks!

Thanks to all for a safe and fun evening!!






**WORK DAY AT THE PARSONAGE WAS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 2014**
...  We worked on the landscaping.   Nancy and Gary Hallam picked up all of the plants.  We prepared the ground, put down weed barrier, set the plants, and added mulch. Those who did the work were Nancy and Gary Hallam, Mike Copeland, Ken Otey, Kathy and Dave Land, Ginny and Chuck Reynolds, Bill Book, and Brooklyn!  Enjoy the photos below:
 
The parsonage before we started.

Kathy and Gary deciding where to start!

It was Nancy's "show" as she explains it to Tom.

Cheers from Mr. Otey!

Mike could operate the rake AND bring us donuts and coffee!

It was a beautiful day to spruce up the parsonage landscaping!

Ginny and Kathy worked hard!

Ken (partially hidden), Mike and Dave plan their next move (after coffee).

The all-important weed barrier.

The plants are set!

Chuck helped unload the mulch.

Brooklyn, Gary, Kathy and Ginny are nearing completion!

Finished on the south side of the walk.

And the north side is done!  Thanks again!!  (Photos by Nancy Hallam and Dave Land)




The FUMC Band (instrumental ensemble made up of 11 church members under the direction of Tom Tucker) performed during the 10 a.m. service Sunday (8/10/14).  After the Morning Worship service, a Welcome Dinner for the Blythe family was held in the Fellowship Hall.  Musicians include Caren Sheraden/Flute; Donna Reever/Clarinet; Diane Robinson/Bass Clarinet; Ginny Reynolds/Alto Sax; Alex Brake and Barbara Rumbold/Bassoons; Dean Mounts/Flugelhorn; Stephen Rumbold/French Horn; Tom Blythe/Tuba; Linda Short/Piano; and, Marilyn Book/Organ and Strings.  Thank you all!   (Mike Copeland photo)


It was a great day (8/2/14) for the benefit cookout for Amy Book on the north parking lot!  Over $1,200 was raised!  Thanks to those who worked and supported this wonderful ministry!


Selling the porkburger and fish sandwiches were (l-r) Megan (Reynolds) Jackson, Ginny Reynolds, Kathy Book, Marilyn Book, Reagan Jackson, and Beth Tickner.  Thank you, ladies!


Working the grill and deep fryer were (l-r) Bill Book, Rick Book, Clifford Reever, and Ken Otey.  Thanks, guys!


Sign in front of (unknown) church  :)

A BIG "thanks" to everyone who purchased a food item Saturday (5/24/14) at Amy Book's benefit cookout at Leo French Park! 



  
 




Enjoy these photos from the Mother/Daughter Banquet (5-12-14) at our church!  A good crowd attended and a delicious meal was served by the Methodist Men.  Beautiful table and chair decorations were provided by Donna Reever!


Amy Book was the guest speaker.  She told about her mission work in the Philippines.

Here are several photos of those attending...









The men prepared delicious Chicken Kiev!



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One of our long time members, Grace Sullivan, will be celebrating her birthday this Wednesday, April 30th!  With her in church Sunday (4/27) were (l-r) Jan Arthur (friend of Pat Spade), Pat (Sullivan) Spade, Mike Sullivan, Grace Sullivan, and Donna Sullivan.
(Kathy Land photo)





Our new Pastor-to-be, Donna Blythe, was at our church this past Friday (4/25) to observe our FoodTastic program.  She is pictured here with Pastor Charlie.
(Cheryl Holmes photo)

The final Cluster Lenten Service (4/6) was well attended and Methodists certainly enjoy the fellowship and food when we meet!












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A big THANK YOU to all those who helped clean up our church yard on Saturday, April 5th (2014)!





Cori Copeland and June Wilson




Sherrill Bartley and Ken Otey



Preston Mathews



Andrew and Colby Hutcheson



Colby and Tony Root


Clifford Reever and Callie Block



Mike Copeland


Kim Hutcheson



Kathy Land and Janie McDowell



June, Janie, and Cori



Callie



Getting the job done!



Ken, Sherrill, and Larry McDowell



Larry

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One of the FoodTastic Teams...(left to right)  Rob Ward, Don Brake, Jim Meriwether, Babe Ward, Cheryl Holmes, Julie Barnard, and Helen Miller...thank you!


















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