I trust this mid-week message finds you in good health… physically, emotionally, and spiritually! I’ve been saying this for the past few weeks, but it bears repeating: these are difficult times, indeed! With that in mind, I am confident we’ll continue to shine as God’s ambassadors here at Antioch, persevering and even thriving in the knowledge that He is still in control.
Like most of you, I am receiving quite a few emails these days. Naturally, some of them contain messages of caution and doom, while others, the more welcome ones of course, offer glimpses of hope and encouragement that help get us through the day. With that in mind, I got an email earlier this week from one of our members, asking me to pass along a devotion she’d received from a retired Methodist pastor named Dr. Jerry Stone. I found it very uplifting, and I hope you will too.
Stay safe, and be of good courage, mindful that this is still only temporary. And, while it is difficult to imagine us “sheltering-in-place” for another thirty days, take solace in the fact that we’ll probably never take our time “together” for granted again!
Finally, focus on your relationship with God and family! And, pray for one another, keeping these folks in mind:
Family of Nancy and Doug Hulsey
Lisa Ferraro- (Miriam’s sister)
W. David Lee
Gainesville FUMC is having a short meeting on Sunday, January 12th, immediately following 11am worship, to discuss the possibility of a mission trip March 7th - March 15th.
The trip planed will be to work alongside Hondurans to complete the School/Community Center that we are helping construct in the mountains. It will be a construction-based trip. However, if you lack the skills, we still need people to assist and/or hanging out with kids and families.
The foundation is laid……..waiting on us!
Contact David Lee if you have any questions.
Please share with anyone that you think might be interested.
We are preparing for our Fall for Fun Festival (formerly Trunk or Treat), coming up next week here at Gainesville First. This is our biggest outreach event of the entire year and a lot of people will be here on our campus, some of which may have never stepped foot even in the parking lot of a church. This is a great opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. To show our community the love of Jesus Christ.
But to do that, we need your help! We have several volunteer spots we need covered. Take a look at the list below and sign up for something if you are available. Breaks will be given throughout the night, and free hotdogs and Kona ice! (who can say no to Kona Ice?!)
Fall for Fun Festival is Wednesday, October 30 / 6-8pm / Parking Lot
If you are unable to help the night of Fall for Fun but still want to help some way you can shop our Amazon wish list for prizes to be given out that night. You can also drop off big bags of candy you pick up from the store into the bins located around the church.
Thank you so much! Please let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help!
Kids Ministry + GFUMC Preschool Marketing
Church Membership + Calendar
Antioch United Methodist Church was organized sometime between 1812 and 1815. The first building was located in an area called the "Fork District."
Sometime in the 1820's a log structure was built on the west side of the present cemetery. It was named "Antioch" and used until 1846.
A new church was constructed because of increased membership and growth. It had two doors, one for the men, and one for the women. This building was in use approximately 120 years.
Again it became necessary to enlarge the building because of growth, so the present structure was completed in 1968. Truslow hall was completed in 1980 under the leadership of Marion Truslow, an Architect and Builder. Upon completion it was dedicated in his honor.