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Welcoming the Vision

As we welcome 2018, we as a vibrant family here at FUMCWP are also welcoming a new church vision. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been sharing stories from our different ministries. These stories serve as a way to open our eyes to the varied works of Christ within our own community and how […]

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Embracing the Vision: 7 Packed SUV’s

7 packed SUVs One of the ways we encourage multi-generational service in our community is through Sharing Christmas. This initiative is one of those unique opportunities for the entire family to join together in service. For instance, parents have the opportunity take their children to the store to pick out gifts for other kids! Whether […]

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Embracing the Vision: Steeped in Tradition

Steeped in Tradition   “For a child has been born for us, a son given to us: authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” – Isaiah 9:6, NRSV  During the Advent season, there is activity, movement, and dynamic experiences within our vibrant family here at […]

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Embracing the Vision: Extending Hospitality

During the Advent season, we host several events across our campus. These events range from our upcoming Longest Night Service and Candlelight services to the recent Women’s Advent Celebration and even the Breakfast with Santa Event. Whether it’s celebrating the joy of the season or realizing that some of us are weary, overwhelmed and in […]

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Embracing the Vision: Spirit and Soul and Body

Spirit and Soul and Body Thessalonica was one of the harbor cities where Paul led the development of the Early Church during his missionary travels. Timothy, one of Paul’s devoted mentees, later visited the church in the busy city to provide an update to Paul. From Timothy’s report, Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians as a letter […]

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Embracing the Vision: Call of Intentionality 

“I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”  The Diversity Ministry is a relatively new ministry to our church family and born out of the recent home meetings with Pastor David. At every home meeting, a church member raised the request to intentionally increase our church’s diversity. We heard this request and formed a lay team to support this ministry. […]

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Embracing the Vision: Family Dinner Anyone?

One of the benefits we have as members of FUMCWP is to experience and be part of an intergenerational family. Because of this, we are afforded opportunities to grow in faith with others outside of our own contexts. As we gear up for advent and the launch of our new church vision, our vibrant family […]

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Embracing the Vision: Sharing God’s Word in the Nursery!

Sharing God’s Word in the Nursery! Children’s ministry is a critical way that we at FUMCWP reach families and the younger generation. You may not have realized that—even before Noah’s Ark and Promiseland begin—our kids are learning of the Bible and God’s work at a young age in the Nursery. “The Nursery too is a […]

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Embracing the Vision: Fall Is Here!

Fall is here!  As the leaves begin to turn and the mornings become a bit more crisp we, at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, are blessed to experience fall across our campuses.  Our vibrant family hosted a few events where we had to opportunity to connect in community in the midst of autumn. These on-campus events included: The Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) Pumpkin Patch and The Methodist School for Early Education (MSEE) Fall […]

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Exciting Fall In Children’s Ministry!

Over 40 third grade students received a Bible at the 11:00 worship service this past Sunday, Oct. 8. We celebrate this step in their journey with God. 125 children from Noah’s Ark and Promiseland had the opportunity to sing on Panua Sunday in the 9:30 worship service. It was a joy to watch our children […]

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