Celebrating Creation
January 29-31, 2016

Painting Workshop with Barbara Davis
Friday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Barbara Davis has developed the artistic ability to capture on canvas a significant moment in time. This talented local artist will be painting our Hymnfest Friday night January 29th.
She will be teaching a painting workshop based on the theme Creation on Friday, January 29th from 10:00 – 4:00. This class, limited to 15 students, is already full. However the public is invited to observe a demonstration from 12:00-1:00

Art Exhibition by FUMC Members
Friday, January 29, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Please join us in Fellowship Hall to view and enjoy treats for your taste as well as treats for your eyes. The Art Exhibit will also be open on Saturday, January 30, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, from 9:30 – Noon.

Hymnfest Celebrating Creation
Friday, January 29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Hymnfest will be a service in which everyone will participate. We will sing hymns which celebrate God’s Creation such as “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”. Poetry and Scripture will add to our theme of Creation. Our Organist, Josh Bullock, will provide improvisations on hymn tunes and the Adult Ensemble will share several anthems. One of these anthems was written by Josh Bullock in honor of his beloved teacher, Dr. James Dorroh.

In the Beginning: Creation in the Book of Genesis
Saturday, January 30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Jason Borders is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Huntingdon College. He has degrees from Millsaps, Candler, and the London School of Theology and did graduate study in Israel. He will be speaking in Duffey Chapel.

Season of Light*
Saturday, January 30, 1:30 p.m. Show Starts 2:00 p.m.
W. A. Gayle Planetarium, 1010 Forest Avenue, $5. This planetarium show will feature “Season of Light” explaining what astronomers believe about the Star that the Wise Men followed. It also explains different holiday traditions in other faiths that are related to the Star. Reservations are required. Call the church at 834-8990. The cost is $5 per person that will be collected at the door.

Disney’s Earth
Sunday, January 31, 1:30 p.m. Show Starts 2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall, FUMC, free admission.
This is a 90 minute Disney nature documentary, G rated, released in 2009. The movie will entertain and enrich the whole family and allow us to marvel at God’s creation. It is a movie showing the adventures of 3 animal families – polar bears, elephants, and whales – as they migrate across the beautiful but fragile planet Earth.

Evensong
Sunday, January 31, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The FUMC Adult Ensemble, founded by Linda Gill in 1995, has performed for many events in our local area as well as the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The group has done a variety of musical works from early church music to a gospel mass and a jazz mass. Now under the direction of Dr James Seay, they will conclude our celebration with an Evensong that will honor Saint Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of animals and natural environment. The readings and music will coincide with the feast of Saint Francis.

* Fee for this event, reservations required. All events are open to the public. A nursery will be provided on Friday night during the Hymnfest, and Sunday evening during the Adult Ensemble’s Evensong.

For further information call 834-8990.