Faith and Hope had a Flash Mission a couple Sunday’s ago. The pastor and others had donations of gas cards, which they took to Kroger Fuel Center and handed out randomly to people. Those who attended were very touched by the responses of people and one person gathered them together to pray for them. What a great mission.



The Buckeye Team made 665 buckeyes last Thursday. This is a lot for 9 people. EVEN YOU could become a part of this miraculous Team. It is a wonderful gathering of whoever comes. We talk about all kinds of things, and sometimes try to solve the problems of the church and the world. You don’t have to be good at anything to join up, just show up. You are either a Roller, which means you help roll the peanut butter balls; or a Dipper, which means you dip these same peanut butter balls into the chocolate. There are even openings for people who place trays in and out of the refrigerator. Just imagine the fun!!!

Worshiping at Faith in the Month of June


As with our current pattern of worshiping together, we will return to Faith Church for our June worship services. We will still meet at 10:00 AM. Join us Sunday June 6 for holy communion and the beginning of our new worship series on Mark 4:1-20 “The Soils of Your Soul” on the parable of the four soils. 

I hope you will join us in the month of June (at Faith Church) for this exciting series.

June 6 Footpath Soil: The Hardened Soul

June 13 Rocky Soil: The Shallow Soul

June 20 Thorny Soil: The Cluttered Soul

June 27 Fertile Soil: The Receptive Soul

Summer Movie Event!


The Chosen is multi-season television drama about Jesus Christ. Series creator Dallas Jenkins wanted to create a series about Christ that could be binge-watched. Jenkins intention was not only to dig deeper into the people who encountered Jesus and to see Jesus through the eyes of those who met him, but also to show him in a way that is more personal, intimate, immediate. The first season introduces Jesus and the calling of his initial disciples. The second season focuses on the beginning of his public ministry and what happens as word of his ministry began to spread. We will offer this on Sunday evenings at Faith UMC at 6:00 PM during the summer starting June 13 (skipping July 4) for eight weeks. Each episode is about 45 minutes to an hour. After viewing the episode, we will be led by Matt Fields in a discussion based on the episode…including studying the Scriptures that undergird each one. We are planning on opening this up the Canal Winchester community through a Facebook advertising campaign. We would also like to provide free refreshments to attendees. For those who are unable to attend in person, they will be able to watch at home online and then join in a Zoom discussion after the episode later in the week.


Here is a current list of the community groups that Hope hosts, primarily in our roomy Hanby Hall:

Quilters each Monday 9-2

Lions Club on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays

The Community Coffee Hour

The Canal Winchester / Lithopolis Ministerial Association on the first Thursday each Month

Other groups include VFW, American Legion, and the CW Downtown Association.