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Join Us on Sunday's

8:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School
10:50 Worship

Support this ministry to our community by praying, providing meals, greeting, or caring for children! You’re also welcome to donate funds by designating Celebrate Recovery on checks made payable to Fulton First UMC. To volunteer, please contact Neighborhood Initiative Intern Kimberly Curry.
Lenten Sermon Series
You're invited on Sundays during Lent for Pastor Nancy's Lenten sermon series "Return to Me with All Your Heart." Join us for 8:45 or 10:50 a.m. Worship and 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. All are welcome!


Holy Week Schedule

Be sure and mark your calendar now for all the special Holy Week Services.

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 at 8:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. A special Palm Sunday Children’s Play presented at the 10:50 a.m. service. As part of our special observance of this day, we will have a special palm procession lead by our children’s group that will meet at the cross outside the sanctuary at the start of 10:50 a.m. Worship. 
Choir Cantata, Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. The choir will be sharing the Cantata called Forever Glorified.  We will gather at 6 p.m. for a simple meal followed by the choir's offering at 6:30. Thursday of Holy Week is traditionally the night to remember The Last Supper. With that in mind the Cantata will be followed with a Service of Holy Communion in remembrance of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. 
Good Friday ‘Nailed It to the Cross’ Celebrate Recovery Service, Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. We will have a special service that is often observed in Celebrate Recovery called ‘Nail It to the Cross.’ This service is a call for us all to recognize that there are burdens we carry with us that are simply not ours to bear. We may have carried them with us for a few short weeks or several long, exhausting years. Sometimes we grow accustomed to them and somehow find comfort in them always being there. But God has called us to a better life – a life that is not weighed down by such burdens as anxiety, shame, depression, or guilt. No matter how long we have born their weight, we will come together with one purpose – to lay them at the foot of the cross. If you haven’t attended a CR service yet, this is a good place to start.

From Pastor Nancy:
I was reminded this week about this poem attributed to Oscar Romero, former Archbishop of San Salvador. If Lent is about finding breathing space, this poem/prayer/reflection gave me the gift of taking a deep breath in a challenging season of ministry.
A Future Not Our Own
It helps now and then to step back and take a long view.

The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.

Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith. 
No confession brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No program accomplishes the Church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives include everything.

This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. 
We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing this. 
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, 
an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference 
between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs. 
We are prophets of a future not our own.

Amen. We are planting seeds. We are laying foundations here in Fulton, KY/ South Fulton, TN. We cannot do everything that is needed, but we can be the Maker’s workers! 

-Pastor Nancy

Fulton First United Methodist Church
200 Carr St., P.O. Box 1386
Fulton, Kentucky 42041
Church Phone: 270-472-3514
Rev. Nancy Johnston Varden, Pastor




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