HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Please do not publish my prayer request.
I HAVE A PRAISE THIS WEEK! IT IS:
WE ARE ASKED TO PRAY FOR:
Zack Sutton, Larry Young, David, First Church, Judy, Samantha, Gunter,
Vickie, Michael, Brooke, Logan, Mary Jean’s mom, Sara, Helen, those
struggling with addiction, the Buremans, churches worldwide, our nation’s
political system, Mike, David Erskine, Rose, Joyce, Rich and Dee, Regina,
Carey, Jeff, Tyler, Vanessa, Nick, Rick and Patti Eisenhuth, Wes Shirley, Bill,
Kay, Toni, Marcia and Dave, Wednesday small groups, family, Ruthann,
Gina, Jefferson, Linda’s niece, Baby Adeline, those who are sick, Banding
Together Bible study, Tony and Phillip Cuccaro, Ryan’s family, Jake
Worsley, Jack Mayfield, the Fulmer family, Steven, Joe, Terry Doller, Janice
Doller, the Walter Smith family, the Spithaler family, the Sandy Sasone family,
Tina Claypoole, Kay and Judy Roxberry, Judy Wagner, Karen Smith,
Margie Helgert, Sue Spiffy, Debbie Monteleone, Russel Forsythe, Tom Uber,
Easton Hodak, Cristy Luayne Rape, Pat Rape, Elizabeth Rape, Nanna
Carr, Mike Kennedy, Toni Damico, Julie Rincon, Bonnie Baker, Jim Jordan,
Donnie, Dan, Nick, Matt and Angie, Bill and Diana Sloan, Mike Winkler,
Jerry Harris, Steve, Leanne, Stephanie, Sam, Bernie, Verity, Sharon, Doug,
Miranda, Erma Jean, Kaya, Beverly, Adam, Joyce, Bill, Steve Rodgers,
Martha Morrison, Dena, Linda, Barb McConnell, Toni
UPCOMING CHANGE TO THE PRAYER REQUESTS IN THE BULLETIN
Beginning the first weekend of February, the prayer requests in the bulletin will
no longer include the last name. The bulletin is a part of our website, and it is
difficult for the church to know who has given permission for their name to be
publicly released in that context. As a protection for all involved, first names
only will be printed. Intercessory prayer and staff will still use the full names as a
part of their prayer time.
WANT TO RECEIVE TEXT UPDATES FROM FIRST CHURCH?
A couple of times per week we send out text updates to those that have signed up
to receive texts from First Church. Would you like to receive texts? It’s easy to sign
up! Text the word CONNECT to phone number (724) 246-6816, and we’ll take it from
WHAT’S COMING UP?
• FUSION AT SKATE CASTLE: Sunday, January 29, 2 - 4 pm. Contact Willie at
email@example.com with any questions.
• ROOTS: Sunday, January 29 at 5 - 7 pm, Rt. 8 Campus
• PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR: Sunday, February 12, 12 pm, Rt. 8 Campus
JANUARY 21 AND 22, 2023
6 pm, Downtown Campus, 200 E. North St.
7 pm, God’s Country, Rt. 8 Campus, 1802 N Main St. Ext.
9:15 am, Downtown Campus
9:15 am, Downtown Children’s Ministry
10:30 am, Downtown Adult Sunday School
10:30 am, Crossfire, Rt. 8 Campus
10:30 am, Crossfire Children’s Ministry
200 E. North St, Butler, PA 16001
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm
724.283.6160 : www.butlerfumc.com
David Janz, Sr. Pastor .......................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Holman, Pastor ....................... email@example.com
ROOTS (GRADES 3 - 6)
There will be a Roots gathering on Sunday, January 29, 5 - 7 pm, Rt. 8 Campus,
for 3rd through 6th graders. Breakfast is what’s for dinner, and the focus
will be on prayer. Contact Suzie with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY 5TH SUNDAY
During the Crossfire service on January 29 all children are invited to a childrens
moment before their ususal small groups. Children should be checked
in between 10:15 and 10:25 and then we will gather in the sanctuary to start.
After the children’s moment the PreK-2nd grade children will go to the kids
wing. 3rd--6th grade will then enjoy worship with their families.
CHILDREN’S EASTER MUSICAL MEETINGS
Aspiring thespians! K and older are invited to join us as we begin to prepare
for an Easter musical. An initial interest meeting will be held on January 29
in Room 1-2 at 11:30, Rt. 8 kids wing. The performance will be held on Palm
Sunday, April 2, 5 pm at the Rt. 8 Campus. Children will meet weekly at Rt. 8
from 11:30 -12:30 to practice. Contact email@example.com with questions.
PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR
Are you newer to First Church and want to know more about First Church?
Or, are you interested in becoming a member and have questions? Pastor
David would love to sit down with you over pizza and answer any questions
you may have. Join us on Sunday, February 12 at noon at the Rt. 8 Campus.
RSVP at www.butlerfumc.com/pizza.
MISSIONS APPLICATIONS DUE SOON!
Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip? FUMC is excited to announce
that there will be 3 opportunities for work in the missions field next summer:
• Proyecto Alas, Talanga, Honduras, June 11-18, 2023. Applications due
Jan 22, 2023. Team leader: Wendy Edwards
• The Center- Stockton, CA June 24-July 1, 2023. Applications due Jan 22,
2023. Team Leader: Randy Kruger
• Mission Week at Fishbone: July 23-28. Sign-ups will be held this spring.
Missions is an awesome opportunity to dive deeper into the Holy Spirit’s calling.
Please feel free to talk to past members of mission teams or Deb Kruger,
Mission Chair and Team Coordinator for more information.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that First Church hosts a suicide support group twice per
month? I Rise To Save Lives meets on the first and fourth Monday evenings
from 6 - 7:30 pm in the lower level of the Downtown Campus. This support
group serves as a safe space for those who have lost a loved one to suicide
and are struggling with the grieving process. Each week focuses on a different
topic to aid in support and healing. The group is led by licensed psychotherapist,
Kristie Knights. For additional information or questions please
do not hesitate to call or text Kristie at (724) 816-7431. For more information
or for information to attend, check out https://www.irisetosavelives.com/
WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND
THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE: THANKSLIVING
THIS WEEKEND’S SCRIPTURE: LUKE 17:11-19
This is the parable of the ten lepers, unique to Luke’s gospel. It suggests that
for Luke, a key dimension of experiencing the fullness of what Jesus is here to
offer is gratitude. The word faith in verse 19 is “pistis” – and one definition of that
word is action that flows from trust. So here the Samaritan is being praised by
Jesus because he trusted in what Jesus said and acted on it by presenting himself
to the priests to be healed. But the declaration of being made well (sozo)
– whole and healed – comes only because he recognized the gift he received,
and returned to give thanks
TAKING IT HOME SCRIPTURES
Our Banding Together journal readings for the week ahead are:
MONDAY, January 23 ........................................ Luke 23
TUESDAY, January 24......................................... Luke 24
WEDNESDAY, January 25.................................. Acts 1; Ps. 9
THURSDAY, January 26...................................... Acts 2
FRIDAY, January 27 ........................................... Acts 3; Ps. 10
SATURDAY, January 28..................................... Acts 4; Ps. 11
SUNDAY, January 29......................................... Acts 5
#LOVEYOURNEIGHBOR AT BROAD STREET ELEMENTARY
We are excited to partner with Broad Street Elementary School by collecting
Valentine’s Day bags for each of their 220 students. Grab a bag (or two!) at
the church and fill it with a sweet treat, a salty snack, and a personalized card
reminding them that they are special! (Please avoid including any type of nuts
in your bag due to potential allergies.) Return the bags on the weekends of
February 4-5 and 11-12 and contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with
JANUARY 21 AND 22, 2023
Change in contact information
Phone (_____) _____________________________
I am a:
6 pm, Saturday
7 pm, God’s Country
9:15 am, Downtown
10:30 am, Crossfire
I heard about First Church from:
My next step is to::
Please place this card in the offering box or
hand it in at the welcome center before you
leave. Thank you!
A friend invited me
I have been watching online
Begin a relationship with Jesus
Join a small group
Serve In ministry
Help First Church as needed
Tell my transformation story