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A Conversation on The Way Forward for the United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 19th  @ 2:00pm

in the Small Dining Room of Family Life Center on CommonGround

Recently a “Proposal for Separation” was released by an unofficial mediation group

made up of diverse leaders from the traditionalist, centrist, and progressive factions of the UMC, which will be considered at the next global General Conference of the UMC on May 5-15, 2020.

The Proposal acknowledges the irreconcilable differences of faithful United Methodists and

lays out a path for respectful separation.  However, the Proposal is still just that, a proposal,

but it is a good faith effort of various leaders to seek commonground — agreeing to respectfully disagree.

Only the General Conference can authoritatively discern and design The Way Forward.

Join us for a Conversation about the Proposal: what we know and what we do not yet know.

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Fifth Annual Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration January 20th @ noon Our honored guest and speaker for this grand occasion will be Major General (Retired) Abraham J. Turner, President and CEO, A T. Consulting Group, LLC.

We still have Morehouse tickets Contact the FUMC church office 704-263-2691  Event is Saturday, January 25th @ 1st Baptist


FUMC-Stanley is shifting it’s afternoon schedule forward,

beginning Feb. 2

3:00pm – Spanish class

3:30pm – Tween Choir with Lou.

4:00pm – Confirmation, Youth, and Kidz Konnect  begin.

5:00pm – Kidz Konnect ends

5:30pm – Youth and Confirmation end and Sunday Night Small Group begins

7:00pm – Sunday Night Small Group ends

Senior Valentine’s Dinner sponsored by the Youth 

Saturday, February 8 @ 5pm  in the activity building on Main St. 

More details later

Current Week Prayer Request

Terry Swaney, Brent Cantrell & Family, Rodney & Becky Riley, Chris Winchester (heart attack-Jean & William’s son), Ramsey Mullis (infant @ Levine’s Children’s Hospital), Jeff Kiser (battling Lymphoma)

2nd week prayer request

Yvonne Smith, Rita Koehler in the loss of her Mother Margie Fowler, Karen Davis in the loss of her Father, Jeff Ballard in the loss of his father

3rd week prayer request

Pat Ramey

4th week prayer request

George Eubanks, Family of Martha Barker, Aaron Dodd

Extended Prayer Requests

Dave McGuire, Carolyn Huskins, Faye Moore (Cardinal Care Lincolnton) Family of Doug West, Anne Martin (home), Bill Morgan, Margaret Robbins, Jim Cantrell, Donnie Hough, John Cannon, Ted & Joyce Reid, Diane Overman, Sherry Causey, Gary & Janice Clubb, Floyd Henderson, Naomi Cannon, Donna Bumgarner, Cameron Harris, Rachael Nokes (Wendy Davis’ mother), Rita McElwaine (Sonja Johnson’s mother), Tom Steagald (prostate cancer), Walter Link, Pam Barfield, Gail Helderman, Marvin & Rosie Nanney, Wayne and Opal Lowery, Betty Hollifield and Betty Upton, George Spivey, Andrew Summey

(names will come off after 4 weeks unless noted as an extended request)