Tuesday Connection
November 24, 2020

FGUMC Prayers for the following families this week:
Beverly Wenz, Whiteman family and Wood family

Lectionary Readings for this Sunday:

Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalms 80:1–7, 17–19
I Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37

Faith Circle 
Bible Study 
Book of James

The Faith Journey Continues...

Why Pray?
by Henri Nouwen

Why should I spend an hour in prayer when I do nothing during that time but think about people I am angry with, people who are angry with me, books I should read, and books I should write, and thousands of other silly things that happen to grab my mind for a moment?
The answer is: because God is greater than my mind and my heart and what is really happening in the house of prayer is not measurable in terms of human success and failure.

What I must do first of all is to be faithful. If I believe that the first commandment is to love God with my whole heart, mind, and soul, then I should at least be able to spend one hour a day with nobody else but God. The question as to whether it is helpful, useful, practical, or fruitful is completely irrelevant, since the only reason to love is love itself. Everything else is secondary.

The remarkable thing, however, is that sitting in the presence of God for one hour each morning?day after day, week after week, month after month?in total confusion and with myriad distractions radically changes my life. God, who loves me so much that he sent his only son not to condemn me but to save me, does not leave me waiting in the dark too long. I might think that each hour is useless, but after thirty or sixty or ninety such useless hours, I gradually realize that I was not as alone as I thought; a very small, gentle voice has been speaking to me far beyond my noisy place.

So, be confident and trust in the Lord.

Pastor Cho's Thanksgiving Letter to the Congregation

Sisters and brothers in Christ,

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Timothy 1:2b) to you and your family.

Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner.  It is a time to count blessings and give thanks to our God, whose everlasting love is with us and in us.  To mention a few of my thanksgivings: we have been joining together in the middle and in spite of the Covid 19 pandemic to worship via zoom (since Sunday, March 15) and in person (since Sunday, September 13), we have been praying in the morning (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 am) and we have been reading a chapter of the Bible daily.  How about you?  What thanksgiving do you like to offer to the Lord?  “Give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Last Sunday, November 22, was our Commitment Sunday for the 2021 mission and ministry of Fairfield Grace.  Uncertainty is around us and before us but “we walk by faith not by sight”.  (2 Corinthian 5:7) Pray and take a courageous and bold and confident step with me that we may keep on doing the will of God for the glory of God. 

We are not a big faith community in number and in finances, but a great small community of faith filled with love and friendship in Christ.  “Live as children of light … Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8b-10)   “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matt 5:13)   Let us keep our light shining with joy and thanksgiving.   


See you Sunday.
Kun Sam Cho, Pastor

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Advent Study
God Came Near
Nest Session:
Thurs, Dec 3

at 7:00 pm via Zoom

Adult Education team announces an Advent Study on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm via Zoom.  The meetings will be based on RightNow Media's video God Came Near by Max Lucado.  There will be a short discussion following the video.  Dates are Dec 3, 10 and 17.

In the midst of the gloom of winter, the darkest and coldest of seasons, Christians still wait with great anticipation for the happiest season of all, Advent. Travel back in time and relive the coming of Christ to Earth, as He gives up His throne next to God the Father to enter this world as a baby born in a manger. Filmed at England's beautiful Blockley Church, join acclaimed author and pastor Max Lucado as he provides insights on the season of Advent.

Please scroll down in this email if you have not visited the RightNow Media collection for a link which will take you to the site.  Once there, you can explore the thousands of videos and resources available to you.

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Meeting ID: 914 319 4241
Password: 090258
Dial in: +1 929 205 6099 



Our Adult Education Team has been working with RightNow Media to offer to you a customizable library of biblical video resources.

RightNow Media provides resources that will inspire you to champion the mission Jesus gave to his people—making disciples of all nations. God calls us to focus our lives on him rather than on ourselves. Whether in church, in the workplace, or at home, we want to see disciples of Jesus loving God and loving others.

Click on the link below to create your own account and access this library of resources

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For Communion Sunday

Fairfield Grace has purchased pre-filled Communion sets (juice and a wafer).  These sets will be used at our in-person service.  If you are worshiping via Zoom, please let us know if you would like to arrange a time for "touch-free"  pick up of these sets for your use at home. 

Contact the church office at 203-374-6528 or 

Faith Growing


Monday Journey
Next Date: Nov 23
 (Mondays 7:00pm)
Following the Messiah 
by Jeremy DeHut (available through RightNow media)
This is a travelogue that follows the footsteps of Jesus
15- 20 minute videos 
Nov 23, 2020 and Apr 26, May 24 & Jun 28, 2021
Short discussion to follow video will be via Zoom or in Tremayne Hall.  To attend in-person, contact Sheila Muscott (203-368-9199 or


Faith Circle Bible Study

 Book of James
Faith Circle

Every Wednesday at 8:00 pm via Zoom
we will watch a video on the Book of James in English with Korean subtitles followed by discussion in Korean. 
Total of 12 weeks

Please contact Pastor Cho
(914-319-4241 or
with any questions

Daily Bible Reading

Let’s read one chapter of the Bible - one day at a time.  Please let Anne at know if you would like to read one chapter of the Bible with Pastor Cho.  

Beginning on Sunday, November 29, we will read 8 letters in the New Testament: Hebrews, James, 1, 2 Peters, 1, 2, 3 John and Jude.  


Share Joys or Thanksgivings with photos!

Send a picture or pictures that show your joys, thanksgivings or any moments you encounter God any where.   We will share them during the service at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.  Send them to Anne Regan, Parish Office Manager at

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on the FGUMC website!

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