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Sunday, February 23 is the last day to sign up for any of the All-Church Lenten Studies. Sign ups are in the social hall. Multi days and times are still available.

Please join us on February 26 for Ash Wednesday Worship in the sanctuary at 6:30 pm.

Exploring Membership?
Are you interested in learning more about Chelsea First United Methodist Church or exploring membership? You are invited to join Pastor Joy and other leaders for refreshments and conversation either: 
Sunday, March 22    3-6 pm or
Saturday, March 28    9 am - Noon
RSVP's are appreciated, so we can plan well for your comfort and arrange for child care as needed: Click here to RSVP
ServSafe Manager Class Thurs., 3/26/20
A ServSafe Manager training will be held on Thursday, March 26, for church volunteers who will oversee kitchen activities, as well as for restaurateurs and workers. The class lasts 8 hours and has a self study component. Students will receive their books at least one week in advance of the class so they can read it and do the written activities before class time. Class time will include review of the materials and testing. The test will be scored by the National Restaurant Association. Students who pass the test will receive official ServSafe certification that is good nationwide for five years. The charge is $140. The fee for church members who will paid for by the church. Enrollment is open until March 27. Contact Dayle Wright for more information - 734-476-3165.

Dear Friends in Christ,
It is with both understanding and sadness that I inform you Kristy Fetyko will be leaving her position as Finance Manager with the church. Kristy shared with the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) that, while she loves her ministry with the church, at this particular point in her life, she needs to step away for personal reasons.

Kristy’s ministry as a staff member began in the Fall of 2015, when she began serving as an office assistant. She stepped into the role of Finance Manager in October 2017. Kristy brings great skill, knowledge, passion, and efficiency to her work. She has taken the initiative to research and recommend best practices to the Finance Committee, as well as to expand the work beyond spreadsheets and accounting basics into greater understandings of financial stewardship and discipleship. Kristy is a highly valued member of the staff and we will miss her.

Yet, we affirm her choice, knowing it was made with great thought, discernment and prayer. We are grateful that Kristy is willing to remain in her role until the right person is found to step into this ministry. And, we are grateful that Kristy and her family will remain part of the Chelsea First UMC family.
The SPRC will be planning a time to recognize and give thanks for Kristy’s ministry and leadership among us in her staff position. At this point we are unsure of the timeline.
The SPRC will be working with Kristy and the Finance Committee to update the position description and to post the position.

Please watch future editions of The Pathfinder for additional information. I invite your prayers for Kristy and our congregation as we prepare for this transition.
Sincerely, Christ’s and yours, John Seto, chairperson - Staff Parish Relations Committee

Upcoming events - Save the dates

Mystery Date - March 7 and 21 - 5 - 8 pm
Mystery Date is back! Mystery Date is a great opportunity for couples to reconnect over a special date night provided by the church! On the night of your Mystery Date you'll get a gift card to a mystery restaurant and a packet with mystery supplies inside to guide you on your date, such as conversation prompts or games to play. For the suggested donation of $20 you will receive:
  • A $40 gift card to a restaurant
  • Materials for a fun date
  • Childcare 
  • Dinner for your children 
On the night of your Mystery Date come to the church to pick up your packet at 5 pm, and return by 8 pm to pick up your children. You can sign up online or in the Social Hall. The link to the sign-up genius is: https://bit.ly/2vGTsQB

2019 - 2020 Concert Series Sunday, March 1, 3 pm – “Diane Penning”, Coloratura Pops Soprano and "Paul Langford".
Diane and Paul bring a combined 60 years of performing experience to delightful shows featuring the best of American popular music. Diane's thrilling coloratura soprano voice and heartfelt delivery never fail to move the listener and to bring the house down.
Paul's silky smooth tenor voice, pop-jazz piano stylings and sophisticated musical arrangements complete the pair’s powerful duo impact. Whether with just piano, small instrumental combos or in concert with full symphonies, Penning and Langford offer class, beautiful music and an experience audiences love.

Continuing Adult Opportunities
You can find more information on our website about these two opportunities.
  • "On Being" with Jane Pacheco - 7:30 - 8:30 am, in Room 207. March 8 and 15.  
  • The Adult Form - 10:20 - 11:45 am, in Room 207.  Will now only be held on the Fourth Sunday of the month - "The Stories of our Lives - Exploring Social Courage" with Jane Pacheco.

Here are some other links that you can find information on our website www.chelseaumc.org
CalendarConcert SeriesMusic Opportunities
Online GivingSermonsVital Church Ministry

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Thursday - Friday 8 - 3 pm
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