Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Speaker from South Sudan Visits Floyd

A young South Sudanese gentleman by the name of Mandela recently made a trip to Floyd to speak to congregants and friends of Floyd United Methodist Church. 

Mandela's gripping testimony of life in South Sudan was an eye-opening experience for all in attendance. From stories of murder and corruption to first-hand accounts of the ways that missionaries are changing lives for the better, the event was not only educational, but instilled attendees with a new appreciation of how blessed we are to live here in Floyd.

The Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church has long been involved in supporting Christian missionaries in South Sudan, which is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous areas for global missions. 

Below are photos taken at the event, courtesy of Don Johnson.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Come As You Are and Celebrate Your Faith

Here at Floyd United Methodist Church we offer a wide variety of ways that you can participate in worship and serve your community. In fact, one of the central hallmarks of our faith is to understand the importance of putting others before ourselves and serving the needs of those around us in any way that we can. 

Our youth ministry at Floyd UMC, led by Alan and Amanda Thompson, is active in the community in a number of different ways and strives to provide a Christ-centered and encouraging place for our young people to develop into tomorrow's church and community leaders. 

Our United Methodist Men's group meets regularly and is always open to new members joining them in their mission to build a better church community and a better community at large. Their Friday night 'Food and Fun' program began in 2013 as a way to engage with neighbors in casual fellowship and has been a huge success! 

The United Methodist Women and The Martha's Circle are two very important groups in our church and serve the community year-round through a variety of projects. New members are always welcome and are encouraged to participate! 
Come as you are. We are a warm and welcoming congregation who welcome all those who would like to join us in celebrating our faith. The United Methodist mission is simple: Follow Jesus, Love Others and Make a Difference! 

Join us for worship services each Sunday at 11am and Sunday School classes are available for all ages beginning at 10am. Nursery services are also provided. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Greetings from Incoming Pastor Steve Johnson

"Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am Steve Johnson. I and my family have been projected to arrive in Floyd as the new pastor of Floyd United Methodist Church.  There are so many questions for both you and for our family.  What are they like?  What kind of music do these folks listen to?  How do they dress?  Do they like the same sports we do?    With all this uncertainty and perhaps a little bit of nervousness, how great is it to know that some things, the important things, never change.  The writer of Hebrews reminds us that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." 13:8.  How can we move to Floyd and know it will be fine?  How can you receive this strange new family and be comfortable with it?  We place our trust in Jesus.  No matter what, we know He is with us.  Knowing this, please know that our family is very excited about meeting each of you."

In Christ, 

Steve

This is my current home phone number.  Please feel free to call for anything:

(865) 522-8896 - Steve and Tammy
 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tired of Snow and Ice In Your Life?

Today is Wednesday, I went outside this morning to walk Hobo and there are two
patches of snow left in the backyard from last week! They aren’t very big patches of
snow, but they are a nuisance, primarily because I’m tired of ice and snow in my life! I’m
ready for Spring with flowers and trees budding and blue skies!

One spot of snow in the yard, doesn’t get any light, it’s blocked by the house so that the
sun never hits it. Without the warmth of the sun it’s going to be there a long time. The
other patch of snow however, is getting direct light all day long, it’s just being stubborn!
I know people use the expression as “pure as the driven snow” –I’m not sure what
snow they are driving on, most of it looks gray and nasty right about now, more like sin
than purity to me. As I looked at these two stubborn spots of snow in the yard, they in
fact reminded me of the sin in my life, in our lives. There is some sin in our lives that we
don’t let the Light of God shine on, there is something within us blocking the Light. Yet
there are other places of sin that are just stubborn, they are exposed to the Light, but
don’t get the message.

Of course, we can’t talk about snow without adding ice, even in the context of sin.
There are some sins that are sneaky, like black ice they come out of nowhere. We
didn’t expect an angry outburst, or we didn’t realize we had unforgiveness in our hearts.
Sins like a critical spirit, back-biting, gossip, or complaining seem to come up without
warning.

We’ve been talking about temptation during our Lenten series, its important not only
to name our sin and repent, but to realize that God has given us power to overcome
anything and everything that presents itself as a temptation. Sin and evil events in our
life have power over us and others when they are kept in the darkness, but when we put
them under the Light of the Son, we are set free!

The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness shall not overcome it! (John 1:5)

Be safe and be on the watch for daffodils!

In Christ,

Rhonda

Monday, February 4, 2013

Film Night at Floyd UMC to Present 'Fireproof'...Come Join Us!

Join us for film night at Floyd United Methodist Church on Sunday February 10 at 5pm. The film we'll be showing is 'Fireproof'- a must see, especially for couples! This film is appropriate for ages 13 and over. 

We'll be serving refreshments following the film presentation, so make plans to join us for this evening of fun, film and fellowship.

Check out the trailer for the film! 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year from Floyd United Methodist Church


All of us at Floyd United Methodist Church would like to wish each and everyone of you a blessed New Year! If you're looking for a spiritual home or a welcoming place to celebrate your faith, then please consider joining us for worship services at Floyd UMC! We'd love to have you!

We offer fellowship opportunities for any age; from nursery services to our youth group to group activities for adults. So, come as you are and join us on our mission of following Jesus, loving others, and making a difference! 

To learn more, call us at 540-745-4121 or email us at floydumc@swva.net

Floyd UMC Trunk-or-Treat Celebration - Halloween 2012

 Hundreds gathered at Floyd United Methodist Church on Halloween evening for a family-friendly Trunk-or-Treat celebration. The costumes, ranging from scary to whimsical, added to the fun of the evening as participants sipped hot chocolate, hot cider and more! 

A big thank you to everyone in the church who helped to make this event a huge success! We're already looking forward to next year! One thing is for sure at Floyd UMC....we know how to have fun when we fellowship!