Pictorial Directory Appointments

It’s time for a NEW pictorial directory for our church.  There is no cost to you or the church to have your photographs taken professionally.   You will receive a complimentary 8x10 color portrait.  EVERYONE photographed will receive a copy of the printed directory. You will be able to view your images immediately after you are photographed.  At that time, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends.

 Our Photography Dates are:

 Monday – Wednesday           10/1/18 – 10/3/18                    1-8 PM

Wednesday -Friday               10/17/18-10/19/18                   1-8 PM

Saturday                                10/20/18                                  9:30 AM - 4 PM

EASY ways to Schedule Your Appointment!

A)  Click on   https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yz8n7r54/

1.      Select the NUMBER in household that will be photographed.

2.      Click on the desired DAY that you are available.

3.      Choose from the available TIMES and click the “Book It” button

4.      Click on “New User” or “Returning User”

5.      Enter your name, phone number and email address.

6.      Create a user name & password.

7.      Review information then click FINALIZE to complete

An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you immediately to confirm your appointment along with an e-mail reminder three days prior to your session.  OR

B)    Schedule your appointment at Church!
 There will be a sign up table at church starting in September.

Lifetouch is giving back to your community.  If your family will bring non-perishable food items to your photography appointment, to be donated to your church's food pantry, you will receive a $5 off coupon toward purchase of portraits. 

 Also, we encourage you to invite your family and friends to schedule an appointment for family portraits.  They are welcome to participate in our photography event.  They do not have to be pictured in our directory, but will receive a free portrait.  This is a great way to reach out to family and friends and offer them a free professional portrait session as a gift. 

 If you are not able to schedule your appointment at your church during these dates, please call 866-756-0281 (Lifetouch) to schedule an appointment at another location.

Wesley Covenant Groups - Fall 2018


By J. Ellsworth Kalas

Starting the week of Sept. 16 thru the week of November 11

Sign up in Friendship Center 10-11am

            August 19, 26, and September 9

Online Registration available August 19 – September 9

Cost of Book:  $10           

 Please pay at first class meeting.  Cash or check payable to FUMC.  Scholarships are available.

Class days/times

All classes meet at FUMC unless otherwise noted.

            Sunday             10-10:55am

            Sunday             6-7:30pm  (2 classes available)

            Monday           1-2:30pm

            Tuesday           1:30-3pm

            Tuesday           7-9:00pm  **This class meets in a member’s home.

            Wednesday     6:30-8pm

            Wednesday     7-9:00pm  **This class meets in a member’s home.

            As Christians reading Genesis, we wonder how this ancient book relates to the New Testament and to our Christian faith as a whole.  Especially, you and I ask what Genesis says to us personally.  This is a proper question because the Bible is never simply a source of detached knowledge; it is a call to a new, real, and profound way of life, a life that recognizes that its goal is in its relationship with God.  As such, the Bible speaks to us personally.  It finds its way into the soul and marrow of our being.  No book does this more incisively than the Book of Genesis.

            Join us as we start “in the beginning” and explore the heart of life and how it relates to our faith today.

            Questions?  Contact Ruth Moore at ruth@champaignfumc.org.

FUMC Seeking Applicants

First United Methodist Church of Champaign, IL, where connecting, growing, and serving are a way of life, seeks applicants for two part-time positions. Applicants may request to be considered for a combination of the two positions:

DIRECTOR OF LAY MINISTRIES: The Director of Lay Ministries will help people become involved in ministry by assisting newcomers, members, and constituents in identifying, developing, and employing their spiritual gifts. S/he will foster synergy among ministries by serving as staff liaison and providing leadership to various ministry teams. Requirements include strong Christian faith, college degree or equivalent work-related experience, and ability to work in a team environment.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR:  The Director of Community Outreach, a self-starter and innovator, will lead in telling the story of First United Methodist Church to the community by translating the vision for outreach into community outreach ministry plans that support the church's mission and vision. Requirements include strong Christian faith, college degree or equivalent work-related experience, and ability to seek out and partner with community agencies.

Send letter of introduction, resume, and three references with contact information by August 21, 2018, to:  sprc@champaignfumc.org.

Full position descriptions available upon request.