First United Methodist Church | Bakersfield
FIVE THINGS GOD USES TO GROW YOUR FAITH: PRIVATE DISCIPLINES
Sermon Notes and Announcements for March 22, 2020 Sermon Titles, Logo and Themes from all-church study by Andy Stanley Psalm 119:1-8 and Matthew 6:1-18
Locations & Times
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  • First United Methodist Church Campus
    4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
    Sunday 7:22 AM
REVIEW: Five Things God Uses to Grow Our Faith
First Week: ____________________________.
Second Week: _________________________.
Last Week: ____________________________.
Private Disciplines

God has given us certain __________ for remaining faithful and fostering our trust in Him.

When we talk of Christian discipline we mean _____________ and self-control.
Develop Good Habits
1. ______________:
2. __________:
3. Generosity with __________:
4. __________: For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1 Cor. 3:9.
5. ____________ to worship and share the Lord’s Supper: … not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25.
Methodical
They were methodical in their spiritual disciplines and soon called “__________” because of it.
Spiritual deposits are ________ to trust God and grow a bigger faith.
FIRST TIME AT FIRST? WELCOME!
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If this is your first time to worship with us, we welcome you as our guest! Please find the "Welcome to First Church" form in your bulletin and give us your contact info. If you're a local guest, we will be sending you a thank you gift in the mail. Also, all guests are invited to stop by the Welcome Desk in our big lobby area (called the "Narthex"), sign our guest book and pick up a free gift we have just for you! Thanks for being here today!
SOLES FOR SOULS SHOE DRIVE
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We will continue to accept donations of shoes for children and youth for the Love Your Neighborhood event currently scheduled to take place in May. Please bring your donations directly to the church office. For those who want to order online rather than go out shopping, you can have them shipped directly to the church at 4600 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA 93309.
COVID 19 UPDATE: ONLINE WORSHIP
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All of our church members should have received an email on Tuesday that said:

Last week we talked about living courageously and with wisdom in light of COVID-19. We have been very prayerful about how to proceed and now it seems that our best way forward is through online digital connection. Please note the following:
Wednesday programming is canceled for now. That’s all midday Senior Adult Ministry, Sonshine Singers and Kids’ Club, Youth meetings, and small groups. All small group leaders were invited to a training session about Zoom videoconferencing. It is very easy to use. Our small groups are encouraged to meet online via ZOOM at the discretion of their small group leader. (Check in with your small group leader.) We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines of not meeting in groups larger than 10 for the next two weeks (15 days as of March 16).
Worship Services will also be held online beginning this Sunday, March 22. We will be livestreaming one worship service at 9:30 am. We will sing hymns and praise songs, Scripture, a message, prayers and words of encouragement. Please visit the church youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyfH3m79-e4fx5gxOqBpfw) now and subscribe. You’ll be notified that the live service is happening. You’ll find a link under the live service to take you to an online bulletin so you and your family or friends can fully participate. Please join us at 9:30 AM Sunday for the live service. Following the live worship, the service will be archived on our church website.
We appreciate your patience and prayers for our entire church family, and your continued financial support of FUMC. These are challenging times, but with God’s help, we will get through them together. We hope to be back in-person on Palm Sunday, but please know that whatever happens, we trust in God’s constant goodness and faithfulness.

COVID 19 INFO FROM CDC

Click here for the lastest COVID 19 info from Center for Disease Control.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

LIVE STREAM

We are live-streaming our services - both traditional service (8:30) and RENEW (10:10). To view live, during worship service times, please go to our church YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyfH3m79-e4fx5gxOqBpfw
GIVING
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We accept TEXT TO GIVE contributions through a dedicated phone number, 661-535-1115. First time donors are prompted to visit a secure URL to register and provide credit or debit card information. Once completed, your donation can be processed. You can also give through our website - https://www.fumcbakersfield.org/give.html, or by mailing your gift to the church, 4600 Stockdale Highway (93309).

RIGHT NOW MEDIA
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Right Now Media is a fantastic digital Bible study resource that is free to you through FUMC! To access, please text RightNow FUMCBCA to 41411, or email Andrew (andrew.irvin@fumcbakersfield.org).

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WEBSITE

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