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We have some great news!

First and Wesley United Methodist Churches have come together and are now Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church of Framingham.
We are in the church building at 360 Water Street, Framingham, Mass. Get Directions.


WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sundays
Worship Service
10:00am In-person & Live on Facebook
Recorded Services are posted later on YouTube

Wednesdays
Study of Ephesians begins January 12, 2022

Prayer & Connections - On hold.

Fridays
Prayer & Connections - On hold.

Saturdays
Saturday Morning Prayer Time, 7:30am on Zoom

Pastor's Office Hours for this Week

Pastor Heather Kattan
  • Monday: at Wesley 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday: at First 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday: available by appointment

BIBLE STUDIES

Come study Ephesians!

The Wednesday evening book study group will study the book of Ephesians, from the New Testament of the Bible. We will meet for 6 weeks, from January 12 to February 16, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. You will read approximately one chapter a week then join the group for discussion and insight . We'd love to see you attend our virtual group, on zoom. The more the merrier! The link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82250829232?pwd=dHhvWE92c0VIQ1hobVJpRS8zQVdlQT09

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PASTOR HEATHER WILL LEAD A FILM AND DISCUSSION GROUP ON MENTAL HEALTH

As a church community, we continue to wrestle with the questions of mental health and how to care for each other. Mental illness, trauma, PTSD, abuse, addiction...these are all things that are a reality in our world. Join me as we continue the discussion using the recent program "The Me You Can't See". You can join us to watch the episode or just for the subsequent discussion.

The dates and times are listed with each episode below. Please note that there are gaps due to holidays or special church events. You can join for any session that you would like. Previous participation is not necessary
  1. This Is Me POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE
    Viewing: Friday, January 14th @ 6:00PM - Sanctuary-
    Discussion: TBD

  2. A Path Forward
    Viewing: Friday, January 21st @ 6:00PM - Sanctuary
    Discussion: TBD

PRAYER & CONNECTIONS

Both the Wednesday night and the Friday night Prayer and
Connections Zoom meetings are on hold for now.
But you can join the Wednesday Book Study. See the details below.


Current BOOK STUDY!

Our current Book Study! "not a fan." by Kyle Idleman

We will be reading "not a fan.", by Kyle Idleman.
We will meet for 8 weeks, Wednesdays, September 29th through November 17th, 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

See the description and links to order below, as well as the link to join.
Hope to see you there!

How about you: Are you a fan or a follower? Go ahead, think honestly about your relationship with God . . . but don't answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Not a Fan is your DTR with God--a "define the relationship" conversation to determine exactly where you stand.

You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn't ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you're not into Jesus, period.
Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you.

Plus, this expanded and updated version of Not a Fan adds a new introduction and an entirely new chapter about how to practically live out the message of this mega bestseller.

Homework for this week's class is to read the prologue and chapters 12 & 13.

There is a slightly older version (without the red band on top) that is probably okay, except it's missing the last chapter. If anyone needs financial assistance getting the book, please let me know - there is money available for that. (Bjmrowe@verizon.net)

Books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
(Get the book with the red on the cover, not the all blue.)
Prepare for the first session - read the preface and the first chapter.

Meet us on Zoom!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82265778207

Here are links for the book:

Amazon - $13.57 paperback, $9.99 kindle.
https://smile.amazon.com/Not-Fan-Updated-Expanded-Completely-ebook/dp/B010R1AZ2E/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MTSKSDQNLQTM&dchild=1&keywords=not+a+fan+kyle+idleman&qid=1631146196&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble - $16.99 paperback, $9.99 nook.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-a-fan-updated-and-expanded-kyle-idleman/1122293337?ean=9780310344704

 


FAITH IN FOOD COLLABRATIVE

Faith in Food is a ministry of Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church in Framingham, providing food, toiletries, paper goods and cleaning supplies to those in need north of Rte. 9.nThe First United Methodist church fellowship hall (360 Water Street, Framingham) is open on Fridays from 4:00-6:00pm.

We are a 501C3 (nonprofit). Monetary donations will be accepted for use in purchasing needed items. Make checks payable to First U.M.C. (note Faith in Food) 360 Water St. Framingham, Ma 01701.

Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/877849319449859.

Faith in Food Needs the Following Items
This week's list is:

  • Toilet Paper (single rolls)
  • Sugar
  • All Meats and Poultry (Pork, Hot dogs, Chicken Thighs, Ground Beef)
  • Monetary donations

Dropoff bins are located outside the Hall door.
They are checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fridays
Faith in Food is open from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Beacon of Hope UMC Fellowship Hall.


COVID UPDATE
Due to the current rise and spread of the Delta variant, we are asking everyone to return to mask wearing in the church building. Not only can this variant break through vaccines, but as Christians we hold strongly to protecting the most vulnerable. Our children cannot receive the vaccine yet, and we can never know everyone's health issues. We stand on the side of caution because we have been taught about love by Jesus and about sharing that love by caring for each other. We pray for the day when we can see the end of the pandemic.

For Sunday worship services, Congregational singing is welcomed, but those who sing must remain masked.

We will continue to be careful and provide wipes for cleaning and hand sanitizer.


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