Perry FUMC Blog

Young Adult Sunday School Class with a great opening week!

posted Jun 7, 2011, 8:06 AM by David Smith   [ updated Jun 13, 2011, 8:36 AM ]

We had 12 "Young Adults" in our first class this last Sunday! It was so great to see everyone there & we hope we can continue with this kind of attendance. It would be great if we actually outgrew that upstairs room. :)

Our lesson/discussion was on the separation of church & state. Part of the lesson was about how God calls us as Christians to be the "Salt of the Earth". I don't know that many of us had thought of this before, but salt is a natural catalyst. It makes food taste better. It causes water to boil more quickly. It melts ice & snow out of our driveways, etc. So, I don't know about the rest of you, but that saying all of the sudden makes more sense to me now. :)

We haven't named our class yet, but we had a GREAT suggestion after this first class from Michelle Hamilton. "The Salt Shakers"! I love it! Let us know what you all think & throw some more names out for us to all consider. We may vote this coming week, but I think this one might be tough to beat. :)

We would love to have see you all next week!

God bless, Dave

Youth News, car wash camp fundraiser & Sr. breakfast!

posted May 3, 2011, 8:26 AM by David Smith   [ updated May 3, 2011, 8:36 AM ]

Saturday, May 14 we will have our car wash to raise money for camp. It will be at Mr. C’s on the north bay. We will wash cars from 8 to 12 and the cost will be donations only. If you plan to go to camp, let me know and I will get you the registration form. Forms are due by May 22. Also, let me know if you can help at the car wash.

Sunday, May 22 our church family will be honoring our seniors. We will have a potluck breakfast beginning at 9:15am. Hope to see you there.

I have information also for the Youth at Conference event for rising 6th-12th graders. The deadline for the registration is due to our church by May 2. For more information, give me a ring. 405-269-6495.

I pray everyone has a great week.

God Bless,


Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take.

New "Young Adult" Sunday School class!

posted Apr 25, 2011, 1:32 PM by David Smith   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 1:28 PM ]

We're looking at adding a new Sunday School class specifically targeted at anybody from college age to 40ish years old. College students, singles, young couples, single moms/dads, & anybody in-between. We will not be checking any birth certificates, so as long as you're close, you're good to go! :) Shaunna & I are planning on leading the class if we can get enough interest (mostly Shaunna :) ). We're looking at having a specific weekly topic in mind, & possibly some topical discussions that will last several weeks. It will be a very open type forum for discussion amongst the group. The more opinions we have, the more we can all broaden our minds! Let us know what you think, we'd love to have a big group involved.

God Bless! Dave

Easter Egg Hunt!

posted Apr 20, 2011, 2:43 PM by David Smith   [ updated Apr 21, 2011, 6:53 AM ]

The youth will be sponsoring the Easter egg hunt again this year. On Easter Sunday, we will have a potluck breakfast in honor of our Risen Lord. After the breakfast, we will have an Easter egg hunt. The Sunday school classes will not meet that morning. If you would like to help, we would appreciate any monetary donations to offset the cost of the candy and prizes. If there is an excess of money, we will use it for Vacation Bible School.

God Bless, Shaunna

The Opportunitree!!!

posted Apr 20, 2011, 2:40 PM by David Smith   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 8:25 AM by David Smith ]

A big “Thank You” goes out to Becky Douglass, David Smith, Dodie Beckham and Daysha Smith for helping make The Opportunitree a reality. Oh, are you asking yourself what the opportunitree is or are you wondering if I have a serious spelling problem? Well, here it goes…we have designed a tree that is currently waiting to be utilized by all. It is called “The Opportunitree”. It is a tree that will be an opportunity for you to serve your neighbor and for those who need a little help around the house or in other areas. The tree has “apple” pockets for your requests and a “pencil” notepad on which you can write your request. On the pencil notepad please include the following:
                Your name
                Your address
                Phone number
                Your need
And then, just place your request in the apple pocket.
If you see a pencil in an apple and you would like to fulfill the need, just take the pencil and call your “neighbor”.
We would encourage anyone who has a need (or if you know of someone else who may be reluctant to ask for help) to fill out a request. This idea is similar to the angel trees that we see at Christmas time but with this, we are giving of ourselves. We pray we truly learn to serve in Jesus’s name.

May God continue to Bless us all, Shaunna

The Opportunitree is located in the hallway by the nursery.

Youth Group Service Project!

posted Apr 18, 2011, 7:36 PM by David Smith   [ updated Apr 21, 2011, 2:01 PM by David Smith ]

We went out a few Sunday's ago & helped with some yard work at a fellow members home. We had a great time & got some work done too! Really proud of the young people who came to help (& old, that's you Todd... :) )

Thanks everyone!

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