Fenton United Methodist Church  •  800 Gravois Road, Fenton, Missouri 63026    |   636.343.5010

Upcoming Events

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NOW is the time to enroll for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 school year at Hillside Preschool!
Click Here to find enrollment forms.

Join us for Sunday at 10:00 AM for Worship, Sunday School: 9:00am
Fenton United Methodist Church offers an Intergenerational Church Worship Service on Sunday mornings. We exist to make disciples for Jesus Christ and effective disciple making efforts are born from a united, cohesive, dedicated congregation.

Hyper Octave Handbell Choir Welcomes New Players
There is still time to be part of the bell music ministry here at FUMC. If you have ever enjoyed handbell music, or are just curious about what it's like to ring a bell, call Sheryl Nickless at 314-680-8293. We would love to have you come to Hyper Octave's first rehearsal this fall (date TBA). The choir meets on Monday nights from 6:15-7:15 pm.

Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. You can shadow one of our regular ringers and see how much fun we have ringing our praises to God!

DISCIPLE Bible Studies to begin soon!
DISCIPLE is an in depth study of the Bible that goes 32 sessions (late Aug. Thru early May). There are four possible study “versions”, from this series, that are offered this Fall:

1. Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
[Overview of the Entire Bible] RED book

2. Into the Word Into the World
[Genesis—Exodus & Luke—Acts] GREEN book

3. Under the Tree of Life
[13 O.T. books, grouped by the Jews as the Writings & 7
N.T.. books: Gospel of John & Epistles of John, Jude, J
James and Revelation] PURPLE book

4. DISCIPLE – Remember Who You Are
[21 O.T. books, grouped by the Jews as the Prophets
& 13 N.T. Pauline Letters] YELLOW book

Pick up a handbook in the narthex or foyer for information about each study. Sign up on the Connect Card if you are interested – no final commitment. We will begin with who is interested in what study and then find the best time available with a minimum number of 6 participants. We will probably meet in the church library.

Kingdom House
Green Bags Food Drive
Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, 31, 2017
Kingdom House serves 3,300 individuals a year in holistic programs that are transformational. These individuals are engaged in programming that provides pathways out of poverty and moves them to be self sustaining and independent. The healthy and nutritious food you donate helps support them in the short-term as they get more educated formally and through life and job skills training. Stay tuned for a list of most critically needed food items! And more from our friends at Kingdom House:

Are you passionate about education? Help kids prepare for the school year by volunteering with Backpacks & BBQ, Kingdom House's annual back-to-school event! At Backpacks & BBQ, we distribute new shoes, backpacks, and school supplies to over 500 St. Louis children. Here are the details:

Who: You (and your family or friends!).
What: Help families pick out the school supplies they need from a selection of new donations.
When: Saturday, August 12th - 8:30am - 3:30pm. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.
Where: Peabody Elementary School (1224 S 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63104), just two blocks from Kingdom House.
Perks: Free BBQ lunch!

To Sign Up: Please contact Julie Strassman at jstrassman@kingdomhouse.org or

Churchwide Rummage Sale
August 4th & 5th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Bring items to Fellowship Hall from July 30th through August 2nd. If you are interested in helping, please call Charles Ludwig at 314-566- 9777. This sale will help raise funds for the church!

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, August 15th , 2-6pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Join us to give the gift only you can give. One pint can save up to three lives. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are always welcome. To register or for more information, go to the Red Cross website. (www.redcrossblood.org. Then enter UMCFenton). If you cannot donate, you can still help by volunteering as a greeter at the blood drive. Contact Carmen Kyle for information on how you can help. 636-675-0569 or cbeier138@gmail.com

"Bridges Out of Poverty" Book Study
Two times: Mondays, 11am-12:30pm or Thursdays, 5:30-7pm.
11 Weeks -- Begins Aug. 14 & 17
Ends Oct. 30 & Nov. 2, 2017
At Fenton United Methodist Church, 800 Gravois Rd.

Justice Ministry Workshop Saturday, August 19, 2017
The JUSTICE MINISTRY WORKSHOP is designed to encourage lay and clergy to act on meeting the basic human rights of all God’s children. The workshop will include one intense twohour session available in four locations in the St. Louis region. Each will focus on teaching, discussing, identifying, and motivating our congregations to act. David Hyatt, well-known clergy, coach and HCI leader, along with Carlos Ziesel, sociology professor, will facilitate.

On Saturday, August 19th the District will hold one of the FREE Justice Ministry Workshops here at Fenton UMC, from 10am - 12noon. This is a wonderful opportunity to think, plan, and improve our ministries in the area of Justice.

Register NOW at: http://tinyrul.com/y7mf8t95 or contact Angela Dennis at adennis@gatewaydistricts.org to attend! In addition, volunteers are needed at FUMC to help host the event. Please let our church office know at 636-343-5010 if you would like to help.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!
Monday, August 21, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm
Fenton United Methodist Church is right in the path!
800 Gravois Road Church Front Lot & Lawn
Free and open to the public.
Food, drinks, & solar glasses available for purchase. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs!