Sunday School Teachers Needed!

Posted on 09/04/2017

Currently, we are still looking for  PreK, K-2nd, and High School teachers. If you feel so led to help, please see Jessica Bender or the church office. Sunday School and Junior Church will resume on September 10th! Our teacher meeting will be on September 6th at 6:00p.m. We will be handing out materials and answering any questions the teachers may have! Let's lead our children together through Christ! Our God is simply amazing and has great works in store for you! Thank you for helping to make this year another great one!
-Jessica Bender, Sunday School Director

*** We are looking for a person to work in our church nursery on Sunday mornings from 9 - 12. This is a paid position. If you know of anyone who is interested, please let the church office or Jessica Bender know.*****

Swiss Steak Dinner

Posted on 09/04/2017

It's that time again time for our Swiss Steak Dinners! The first one will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Smith Hall. The cost of the meals are $9.00 per adult. If you can help serve, please contact Laurie Neumann.

Youth Group Kickoff 2017

Posted on 09/04/2017

Fohl's Youth Group will have their kickoff from 6-7:30pm this Sunday evening, September 10th. Youth is for those in Grades 7th-12th.

Sunday School Kickoff 2017

Posted on 09/04/2017

Our Sunday School kickoff is this Sunday, September 10th, at 11am, following Worship. 

Classes offered:
Nursery - Helper still needed
Preschool - Helper still needed
Kindergarten through 2nd - Helper still needed
3rd through 5th - Stacy Freed & Diedra Chaney
6th through 8th - Tanner Seese
High School - Helper still needed
College Age - Kathy Swank
Pastor Dave's Class - Pastor Dave
Foundations Class - Susan Mihal (starting September 17th)
Kings Daughters & Sons - Twila Shetler
Topical Class/"The Excellent Wife" - Janelle McKelvey

The New Seekers Sunday School class has been renamed to reflect what the basis of what they are studying. The new name is FOUNDATIONS, because our goal is to study core, foundational beliefs and tenets of the faith on a level that new believers can understand but that will also interest more seasoned believers. The study will be facilitated by Susan Mihal. Our first study for 2017 will be THE APOSTLE'S CREED by Matt Chandler. With so many questions, opinions and interpretations among people today, even within the church, what should we all agree on as essential to the Christian faith? For more than 1600 years, the Apostle's Creed has united the church around core Christian doctrines as revealed in Scripture. This historic confession points us to the foundational beliefs of our faith and to the life-changing truth of the gospel. This study will go over the creed section by section and explain what you are really committing to when you say you believe what it says and why that is important. Join us as we delve into the
foundations of our faith. Please email a book reservation to Susan at so that we can insure having enough books for everyone the first day. This class starts on September 17th.

Junior Church Kickoff

Posted on 09/04/2017

Once again, our Junior Church Crew has been busy putting together this year's Junior Church/JOY Club theme, "Under the Sea." Please take a minute to look at Smith Hall and remember to thank the team for all their hard work this summer!! This is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grades. Cathy, Cindy, and crew have so many fun things planned for the children- wait until you see it up there!! We begin this Sunday, September 10th, at 9:30am!

JOY Club Fall 2017 and Moms of Faith

Posted on 09/04/2017

JOY Club stands for Jesus * Others * You! Our JOY Club will begin again on Tuesday, September 12, from 6-7:15pm. This is for children who are 4 years old (by September) through 8th Grade. Come have a fun evening of Bible lessons, songs, crafts, snacks, and fellowship with friends! 

Moms of Faith will begin again at the same time as JOY Club. All moms are welcome to join us!

2017 Walk for Hunger

Posted on 09/04/2017

The annual Walk for Hunger, sponsored by the Fairless Clergy Association, will be held on Sunday, September 24. Several changes are being made this year, including the start time. This year's walk will step off at 1:30 PM with registration beginning at 1:00 PM. This will give people more time to get home from church and have a bite to eat before returning for the walk. 

The walk will be a 5k+, beginning at St. Paul UCC, traveling up the towpath to John Glenn Park and back to St. Paul. A bottle of water and goodie bag will be handed out to each registered walk to take along to keep hydrated and keep energy up. Water and chips will be available upon return to St. Paul. 

This year we will be reinstituting the CHURCH CHALLENGE, a traveling trophy given to the church raising the most money. Donations will be tallied and the Sunday following the event, an FCA representative will visit the winning church and present the trophy. 

We will also be encouraging the use of social media this year. You can post your photos, comments and testimonials on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #FCAWalkforHunger. If you can't make it the day of the walk, do your own walk anytime and use the hashtag to share. 

This promises to be a fun-filled day with great fellowship and everyone participating making a great contribution to our community thru the Clergy Association. Let's all plan to participate and make this the best walk yet!! And lets make FOHL the first trophy winner!!! 

There are information sheets and sponsor forms on the church office door!

Church Picnic and Square Dance

Posted on 09/04/2017

Yeehaw! Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for our Church Picnic from 2 -4 p.m. at Camp Wanake on Saturday, September 30th. Then at 4:00 p.m. there will be an old-fashioned square dance in the barn. We've hired some professional callers, so dig out your cowboy boots and hats! The picnic will be at the Orchard Pavilion. Bring a covered dish to share, your own table service and lawn chair. Beverages will be provided.

Men's Breakfast- October

Posted on 09/04/2017

The monthly Men's Breakfasts will begin again on Saturday, October 7th at 8:00 a.m. in Nydegger Hall. These breakfasts are open to all men of the church and their friends. Think about joining us this season!

Trunk or Treat

Posted on 09/04/2017

Mark your calendars now for Trunk or Treat at Fohl UMC on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. More details to come.

Fairless Food Cupboard

Posted on 06/14/2017

The Fairless Food Cupboard is requesting donations of pasta, spaghetti sauce, and peanut butter for the month of June. Any and all donations of nonperishable food items, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies are gratefully accepted. The people of our district who so generously donate to the Fairless Food Cupboard are truly making a difference in the lives of local families! Food donations can be made each month and put on the shelves outside of Nydegger Hall. Thank you for your continued support of the Fairless Food Cupboard and the community.

Salvation Army Stork's Nest

Posted on 12/13/2016

NEW PROGRAM AT SALVATION ARMY!! The Navarre Unit of the Salvation Army has started a new program called THE STORK'S NEST to provide diapers and wipes to those in need, once a month. To qualify, you must live in the Fairless School District and be on food stamps (same qualifier as food vouchers). This is a trial program and guidelines may change at the end of the trial period. Salvation Army is open on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at St Paul's UCC. If you have any questions, please call 330-879-5836. The Navarre Unit of the Salvation Army is seeking donations of diapers and wipes for sizes newborn - 6. Off- named brands are preferred but any and all will be accepted. Donations can be left at our church anytime.

St. Pauly Shed

Posted on 10/03/2016

If you are cleaning out your closets, the St Pauly's used clothing shed in the back parking lot is open 24/7 to receive your used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. Please place all items in plastic trash bags. 

Church Library

Posted on 10/03/2016

Some of you may not know that Fohl Church has a Library! It is located at the bottom of the steps and to the left when you're heading down to Nydegger Gathering Hall. Feel free to look around and select a book. Just fill out a slip and put it in the box on the desk.
There are many books available to choose from!

We have recently added new books to our Church Library. They are as follows:
  • Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, CHR DEM3 
  • Do Your Kids a Favor ... Love Your Spouse by Kendra Smalley, MAR SMI4 
  • Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in All Your Relationships, by Gary Chapman, REL CHA8 
  • Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing, by Gary Chapman, REL CHA6 
  • Heaven: Your Real Home, by Joni Eareckson Tada, CHR TAD7 
  • Price of Freedom, by Michael W. Smith, MIS SMI5 
  • Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times, by David Jeremiah, BSH JER3

Discipleship Study Program

Posted on 09/05/2016

Current Update on the Discipleship Program: The following have completed the program: Judy Werstler, Paul Werstler, Persephone Lucking, Tim Mihal, Jessica Bender, Cindy Godby, Kendel Croston, Randy Janson 

The following are now being Discipled: Linda Wuske, Stacie Freed, Ken Jones, Tim Dorkoff, Debbie Mead, Bob Smith 

The following will begin very soon: Katie Lautzenheiser and Deidra Chaney 

Perhaps it's time for you to pray about when you should begin. Contact the Church Office or Pastor Dave for more information

Online Giving Now Available

Posted on 07/06/2016

On behalf of the Finance Committee, I want to make you aware of a new way you can give to the church through an online option. The Church Website and Facebook page now include a link that will allow you to access "Online Giving". 

*The user-friendly site allows you to create an account with your checking account information. 
*Once your account is created, you can open it and enter the amount to be given to the church. 
*The church will be charged a service fee of 2.75% for monies given through this online option. 

You may ask why the Finance Committee is offering Online Giving? 
*For those times when you are not able to make it to Sunday Morning Service---maybe you are on vacation, are working, or experiencing another situation that causes you to miss a service; you can still support the church with your tithe and offering. 
*Also, if you only use a Debit Card and do not have checks -- Online Giving may be helpful to you. 

Our Committee will evaluate the Online Giving option after six months of use and determine if we will continue to offer it to Fohl. Thank you for your faithful support of Fohl Memorial United Methodist Church. In His Service, Denese Majors, Finance Committee Chairperson 

Altar Flowers

Posted on 06/30/2014

If you would like to sign up to buy altar flowers, please see Laurie Neumann or the church office.

Love Bear Ministry

Posted on 01/01/2014

Please feel free to take a bear on the altar to give to someone that you feel might need encouragement. If you would like to donate a new bear/animal to be given- please bring them to the church office. When you take a bear, please be sure to fill out the form so we can keep track of who receives them.