Dear Floris Family,

I am currently in Tampa attending the General Conference of the UMC. I ask you to keep me in your prayers during this time. While I’m here I will be blogging and posting to Facebookand have recently opened a twitter account. You can follow me at @revtomberlin. If you want to follow the deliberations of General Conference, you can do so at the General Conference 2012 web page. Here are some things happening at Floris in the coming weeks that may be of interest to you.

Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event
On Mother’s Day, May 13, from 2:30 to 5 PM, we will hold our first ever Stop Hunger Now packaging event in Fellowship Hall. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that provides life-saving nutrition to children and families around the world. Our goal is to package 80,000 meals that will be shipped around the world to feed the hungry. Space is limited to 250 participants so be sure to sign up if you’d like to participate. This is a great event for the entire family and all ages are invited to attend. Visit our website to learn more or to sign up for the Stop Hunger Now packaging event. If you can assist with the set-up for the event starting around 1 PM, please contact Jake McGlothin.

Serving God Study
Serving others is a core value in our Floris community and leads us to congregational vitality. Serving is also a cornerstone of our United Methodist heritage. Beginning Tuesday, May 15, this four-week study will focus on learning how we can serve at Floris, in our community and in the world. This is a great class for those who are new to Floris or not sure where to begin serving. Sign up for Serving God on our website. For more information contact Cheryl Brock.

Camp Hutchison Recruitment Continues
Thank you to all of you who stopped by the Fellowship Hall this past Sunday to learn more about Camp Hutchison. We will continue Camp Hutchison Recruitment this Sunday in the Gathering Space where you can pick up information about the camp, meet some of last year’s volunteers and learn how you can get involved and impact the lives of children in our community.

Many of you have asked about the time commitment involved in this ministry opportunity. For those of you who are interested in being an instructor, assistant instructor, counselor or junior counselor, we ask that you give at least one week, although two weeks would be preferred. For other assignments, like enrichment, Fun Fridays and nutrition volunteers, there is more flexibility. If you have questions, please contact Jake McGlothin, who is very eager to talk to you about your involvement.

This Week in Worship
Sunday we will hear our third sermon in the sermon series, Why Should I Care? Come hear what the Bible has to say to us in these turbulent times. This week we will consider Why Should I Care About the Environment? Scripture: Genesis 1:20-31.

In Christ,
– Tom

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