Board Notes – August 2020

“Keeping the Faith”

July was a fast-paced month for NFUMC as we welcomed Pastor John Tomlin to our church, had our second in-person service, then had to suspend inside the building services due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.  But we persevered and came up with a way to continue to spiritually commune in a whole new format for our congregation – the ‘Parking Lot Revival’!

If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to come to our new parking lot service, you’re missing a great time of socially distanced fellowship, music, and most importantly Pastor John teaching the gospel.  For those who can’t join us in the parking lot, we continue to post videos of Pastor John’s sermons so that everyone can still receive the word of God no matter where they are.

At the Board meeting on July 27th we worked through a wide-ranging agenda as we strive to revitalize our church even in the midst of the pandemic.  One big thing coming soon is the annual Aramis Alvarez Memorial 5K which we moved to October 31st and combined with our traditional Trunk & Treat for one big day of community outreach.  You will see much more on this as we work hard to engage sponsors and ask for volunteers for the many jobs associated with these events.  It will be lots of work, but will serve as a well-timed respite for our community as we hopefully see the pandemic recede this fall.

I want to thank everyone for “keeping the faith” in the mission of our church by continuing to give of your time, talents, and treasure in this difficult time for our community and country.  It’s hard not to focus on the treasure when we review the finances each month, but I truly believe that as we concentrate on serving God that our church’s financial burdens will lessen.  Great things await NFUMC if we keep our faith in Jesus Christ!


Yours in service,

Steve Justice – 2020 NFUMC Board Chair

Fayette Samaritans Needs for August 2020

Dear Church Members,

We are currently open for financial assistance and food only by appointment from 9:00am to 11:30am Monday, Thursday, and Friday.  Appointments are only made on Monday.    

The pantry items needed for August are:

  1. Canned Chicken
  2. Canned Tuna
  3. Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  4. Green Beans
  5. Corn
  6. Mixed Vegetables
  7. Canned Pasta
  8. Rice – 1 or 2 lb. bags
  9. Canned Fruit
  10. Bar Soap

May the Lord bless you and keep you safe.


Thank you.

Jerry Daughtry

Secretary  – Fayette Samaritans, Inc.

126 Hickory Road, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214



“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’  “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Matthew 25: 44-45

August 2020 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!


August 2020 Birthdays

  • Peggy Allen
  • Aren Alvarez
  • Delbert Carroll
  • Elena Childs
  • Janet Collins
  • Barbara Davenport
  • Brenda Davenport
  • Emmett Davis
  • Iris Davis
  • Pegge Garrett
  • Carol Gregg
  • Elizabeth Grindrod
  • Brandon Hill
  • Donna Putnam
  • Anzley Rose Sugg


August 2020 Anniversaries

  • Ralph & Sandra Balchin
  • Dawn & Tom Seamster
  • Jerri & Mike Green
  • Pat & John Grunden
  • Tom & Susan Read

Honoring Our Graduates

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates!

Nadine Brown-Stumpf

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
  • Plans to become a Respiratory Therapist at Indiana Regional Hospital
  • Daughter of Hugh & Grace Brown


Rachel Elisabeth Holewinski

  • Newnan High School
  • Plans are to attend Columbus State University in the fall, majoring in Music Education.
  • Daughter of Ken & Raye Ann Holewinski
  • Sister of Grace Holewinski
  • Granddaughter of Judy Lambert

July 2020 Birthdays and Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this month!

July 2020 Birthdays

  • Gabriana Blood
  • Chuck Davenport
  • Bill Koetje
  • Connie Schultz
  • James Schultz
  • Susan Sorci
  • Nancy Steadman
  • Jolynn Stevens
  • Janet Warren
  • Charlie Wetherington
  • Anne Wittkop
  • Peter Wittkop


July 2020 Anniversaries

  • Grace & Hugh Brown
  • Carol & Lewis Gregg
  • David & Kathy Kirby
  • Annette & Eddie Poindexter