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Volume 11 Issue 4

Food for Thought from the Pastors Desk.


The Cape of Good Hope I can still recall a geography lesson from elementary school in which we learned that the southernmost point of Africa is a point which for centuries has experienced tremendous storms. For many years no one even knew what lay beyond that cape, for no ship attempting to round that point had ever returned to tell the tale. Among the ancients it was known as the "Cape of Storms," and for good reason. But then a Portuguese explorer in the sixteenth century, Vasco De Gama, successfully sailed around that very point and found beyond the wild raging storms, a great calm sea, and beyond that, the shores of India. The name of that cape was changed from the Cape of Storms to the Cape of Good Hope.

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The Methodist Edge

FOLLY BEACH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MINISTERS: ALL MEMBERS MUSIC DIRECTOR: RICHARD S. REWIS PASTOR: STEPHEN A. WILLIAMS

Until Jesus Christ rose from the dead, death had been the cape of storms on which all hopes of life beyond had been wrecked. No one knew what lay beyond that point until, on Easter morning, those ancient visions of Isaiah became the victory of Jesus over our last great enemy. Suddenly, like those ancient explorers, we can see beyond the storm to the hope of heaven and eternal life with the Father. More than that, we dare to believe that we shall experience in our own human lives exactly what the Son of God experienced in his, for the risen Christ says to us, "Because I live, you shall live also." This is the heart of the Easter faith. - Robert Beringer, Easter People, CSS Publishing Company Jesus Swooned? One lady wrote in to a question and answer forum. "Dear Sirs, Our preacher said on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered." "Dear Bewildered, Beat your preacher with a cat-of-nine-tails with thirty-nine heavy strokes, nail him to a cross; hang him in the sun for six hours; run a spear thru his side...put him in an airless tomb for thirty-six hours and see what happens. Sincerely, Charles."

My friends, He is risen!
- Thomas Cash at sermoncentral.com

April Trivia Questions Question 1 - Which book has "To every thing there is a season"? Question 2 - Which book has "A soft answer turneth away wrath"? Question 3 - Which book has "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he"? (Contact Pastor Steve for answers) Pastor Steve

This Months Calendar

The UMM will meet on Saturday, April 6th, at 8am for breakfast in the Nursery Volunteers Fellowship Hall. All men of the April 7: Susan Wakeeld church are invited. April 14: Mary Barnes The UMW will meet on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:00pm at the April 21: Pat Hardy home of Barbara Knight. Barbara lives at 1674 Old Military April 28: Chel Whaley Thanks to all who volunteer to serve in the nursery. If YOU Road on James Island and her phone number is 762-7243. can give me to serve in this ministry, please see Randa All ladies of the church are welcome. Sanders or call her at 588-6110. Please consider helping The Administrave Council will NOT meet in April. Their out. Even occasional availability to sub is appreciated. A next meeng will be Monday, May 20th at 6:30 pm in the background check is required in order to be a volunteer. Fellowship Hall.

April Greeter: Pennell Clamp Lay Reader: Margie Miller

Without God we can not, without us, he will not


- St. augustine

Congratulations to the Hollingsworth family on the birth of Jackson Thomas on March 12th. He was born at 1:30am and weighed 8lbs. 4ozs. Proud parents are Charles and Danielle Hollingsworth, grandparents are Edward and Emmie Hollingsworth and greatgrandmother is Mary Rhodes. We cant wait to meet him!

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional booklets are available for pick-up in the vestibule.. Please help yourself to this most useful guide for your daily living. They are made available to you at no cost by the FBUMW.

Remember in Prayer
Mary Ashley Barbot, Faye Branks, Jack Brooks, Amanda Brown, Veronica Rose Capobianco, Jim and Shirley Carney, Jake Cook, Sandy Cooper, Milton Costa, Gene Coulter, Ann Davidson, Carolyn Dawson, Josh Dybzinski, Bill Ebersole, Greg Ellio, John Grin, Drew Hensley, Fred Holland, Judy Jones, Mike Keetch, Rainley Leathers, Tom Leonard, Florrie Lingo, Mark Lingo, Marvin Lloyd, Fenton Miller, Emma Moorer, Susan Morris, Forrest Neely, Tim Parnell, Hilda Perry, Jerry Pierce, Roy Pooser, Joe Porcelli, Hermine Raybourne, Karen Slanker, Kim Steiner, Dixie Taylor, Eric Thuresson, Susan Wakeeld, Sharon Wann, Sarah Watkins, Emily Weaver, Nellie Weaver, Donald Wiggins, Gayle Yarbourgh

Remember Our Shut-Ins


We have several members who often nd they are unable to be with us in person. These folks would love to hear from youin person, with a call, or a card. Please remember: Hilda Perry, Hermine Raybourne (White Oak Manor), Dixie Taylor and Viola Wood. (Let me know if there are others.)

Vision Statement: Folly Beach United Methodist Church is a loving, growing family of believers who, in the spirit of Christ, welcome all people to worship, serve, and share in fellowship. Mission statement: Connecting people to God by worshiping Him through Word, sacrament, and music; fostering Christian discipleship through learning, service, and outreach; sharing in fellowship with our church family, the local community, and beyond the Edge.

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As you know, March was SUMMER CAMP MONTH at HALOS. Our goal was to send at least one child sponsored by your donations to the piggy bank in the vestibule. The church budgets $400 each year and the UMW decided again this year to sponsor one child at $275 so the grand total for our church is again more than $1,000! Many thanks for all of your help! Because of YOU, several children will have a happy and safe summer this year.

When I say Im a Christian.


When I say I am a Christian, I am not shouting that I am clean living Im whispering I was lost, but now am found and forgiven. When I say I am a Christian, I dont speak of this with pride. Im confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. When I say I am a Christian, Im not trying to be strong. Im professing that Im weak and need His strength to carry on. When I say I am a Christian, Im not bragging of success. Im admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess. When I say I am a Christian, Im not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, But God believes I am worth it. When I say I am a Christian, I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name. When I say I am a Christian, Im not holier than thou. Im just a simple sinner who received Gods grace somehow!

Many thanks to the 20+ workers who came out on Saturday, March 23rd, to get the church ready for Easter. A great deal was accomplished due to many hands working hard the grounds were spruced up, pine straw spread, the Prayer Garden nearly finished, the sanctuary cleaned and polished, the pantry and junk room cleaned out .. Just to mention a few.. .Whew! Loads were taken to Goodwill and the trash cans were all filled to the top. The Adult Sunday School class was moved around the corner to a brighter room without the disturbance of the furnace room noise. Again, thanks to all who worked so hard to get er done!
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Neither monsoon rains nor flooded streets kept the FBUMC dedicated members from the egg hunt and brunch on Palm Sunday! Fifty nine were in church (some shoeless and many soaking wet). Afterwards a delicious brunch and good fellowship was enjoyed by all. The children managed to still have the egg hunt ~ even though it was inside!

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F OL L Y B EA C H U N I T E D M E T H OD I S T C H U R C H M I N I S T E RS : A L L M EM B ERS M U S I C D I R EC T O R: R I C H A RD S . R E W I S P A S T O R: S T E P H EN A . W I L L I A M S

118 West Indian Avenue Post Office 1079 Folly Beach, SC 29439 Phone: 843 588-9174 Parsonage: 843 588-9329 E-mail: follybeachunited@bellsouth.net

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

APRIL BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES


April 1 Alexis Risher April 5
Christopher Carney

April 24 Stephanie Davis April 25 Ruth Cowsert Tom Rodwell

April 7
Stephanie Williams

April 8 Robert Knight April 12 John Griffin April 16 Isla Smith April 18 Cynthia Sawyer April 20 Mary Barnes

Anniversary
April 24 Jim & Michelle Mazyck April 25 Tim & Charlotte Goodwin April 27 Al & Randa Sanders If your birthday and/or anniversary has not been included in this section and you would like for it to be listed, please notify Chel Whaley or the church office.