Called to Courage….

This week in our scripture we hear again the story of Moses calling from God to release God’s people. Many of us might remember Moses’ hesitancy in this calling. Throughout the story we also see the Israelite’s themselves who struggle to truly accept their new found freedom. 

This week as we venture into Exodus 2 we are called to courage. We are reminded that as God calls us to be courageous God does not call us to do so alone but goes with us every step of the way! We are also reminded that it is only with God’s help and trusting in God that we are able to obtain true freedom in our lives. 

Someone else who knew something about courage and its outcome, freedom, was Amelia Earhart. Enjoy this poem written by the famous pilot as you navigate your week and reach towards courage and freedom. 

Courage is the price which life exacts for granting peace. 
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things; 

Knows not the livid loneliness of fear
nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings. 

How can life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare

The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice we pay
With courage to behold resistless day 
And count if fair. 

Amelia Earhart

Pastor Audrey

Upcoming @ FUMC

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Sunday, August 27th will be our Back to School Sunday Service where we will pray for students and teachers. All are invited and please do invite your friends. After the service we will celebrate with a hot dog lunch, music, games and special raffle prizes! Plan to stay around and have fun together as a family of faith!

OFFICE ATTENDANTS NEEDED! 
The office is in search for two individuals who are willing to help in the office one morning a week from 9am-1pm. The volunteer duties include answering the phone, folding bulletins, and other light office support. If you are interested please email Pastor Audrey at awarren@firstchurchmiami.org.

HOMELESS JESUS SCULPTURE COMES TO FUMC
We are excited to announce that acclaimed sculpture Timothy Schmalz has chosen FUMC Miami as the location for his Homeless Jesus Sculpture in Miami. Only one statue is placed in a city around the world.  If you would like to give you can follow this link to give towards this effort: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=79N5AM65V6BW6 For more information about the sculpture you can visit the following address: https://www.sculpturebytps.com/
 
WEEKLY PRAYER CALL
We are looking to choose a new time for prayer calls. If you are interested in joining our weekly prayer call please click this link and choose a time that will work for you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDZZX68

MAKE GIVING EASIER
Are you having a hard time giving regularly? Do you constantly forget your checks at home? If this is you, please know you are not alone. Also know that FUMC is now making it easier to give online. Simply follow this link: http://firstchurchmiami.org/online-giving/