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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE…There will be an Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend. 

 “LIFE TOGETHER” BOOK STUDY…We are putting together a six-week study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic text, Life Together: A Discussion of Christian Fellowship to begin in a couple of weeks. Books will be paid for. This easy-to-read book explores how we are called to live in intimate fellowship as a community of faith. For this study, we can facilitate either evening or day time meetings. If interested, please mark your Communication Slip with “Study” and “Day” or “Evening” and we will follow up for scheduling. Or, you may contact church office at 765-362-4817.  

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY WORKERS NEEDED…Our Children’s Ministry needs volunteers to serve one Sunday a month to watch the kids during the sermon.  Please pray about this and let us know if you are willing to help out.  You can contact the office or mark the communication card.    



Did you know…

  • Rainbows & Rhymes kids get weekly chapel lessons with Rachel Campbell

  • Rainbows & Rhymes kids get bi-weekly music time with a retired music teacher

  • Rainbows & Rhymes have their own library and literacy center; Check it out in rooms 206-208
  • Staff work with Kids Count Therapy program to receive support for behavior management and Kids Count has provided professional development around behavior and classroom management  In the past, approximately 3-5 families were assisted with scholarship money each year
  • Rainbows & Rhymes provides wrap around care for children that need to attend Wilson Family Literacy Preschool
  • “Mystery Readers” from the community come in once a week and read books to the Pre-K classes

  • Athens Art provides a once-a-month art education program through grant money they receive

  • Rainbows & Rhymes currently serves 42 families (two families have siblings)
  • 10 people are employed at Rainbows & Rhymes including the Director, Assistant Director, and Food Service Coordinator
  • Rainbows & Rhymes serves children ages 3-5
  • Extended Day Preschool / Full time tuition is $146.00 / week = $7,300 / year
  • Morning Preschool only tuition is $67.00 / week = $3,350 / year
  • Rainbows & Rhymes scholarship fund was started in 1998 by an FUMC family within the FUMC Endowment specifically and only to assist students in need
  • Families applying for scholarships in need of longer-term assistance must apply for CCDF (state funding) or On my Way PreK (state funding for those going to kindergarten the next year)
  • Currently 20% of our students receive tuition vouchers (CCDF)