8-1-18 FUMC Updates

Thanks so much to PAIGE BABER who made the decorations for the Ice-cream Social and Pot Luck on Wednesday night … the Middle School Ministry raised $261 to get them started for the rest of the school year!  The food was EXCELLENT and we all had a GREAT night!  The pictures are on Facebook and it was a really fun night!

 WESLEY HALL is MESSY right now … IN A GOOD WAY!!  Thanks to the Trustees who are working hard to freshen up the facility with fresh pain and new flooring!  So many people showed up to help remove hardware and baseboards last week in order to keep costs down, and I am oh, so grateful for your willingness to jump in and help!!

I’m also excited to tell you that we will be donating $545 in GIFT CARDS, 1/2 to the Middle and ½ to the High as requested by the Superintendent who explained that the elementary schools get TONS of supplies from the community. Everyone was VERY supportive and I thank you all for your generosity!

This past Sunday, we also consecrated 16 members of our CARE TEAM … our new CARE TEAM is the fulfillment of one of our VISIONS for 2018 and most of these people have been through training to understand the sensitive role they play in LOVING others as God has called US to love Him … and we have room for more!

Some of them will be writing notes and making phone calls to people who can’t GET to church or who have not BEEN here in more than 4-5 weeks (so please let us know if you’re gone for an extended period of time so we don’t worry about you!), some will be going into hospitals and nursing homes, assisted living centers, visiting the homebound and some will be watching pets if someone has to go into the hospital unexpectedly. (We need a few more PET SITTERS PLEASE!)

 Please pray for them all!

Angie Hollingsworth              John Hargus

Clint Cooper                           Cindy Hightower

Betty Craddock                      Pat St. MiKlossy

Art Simmons                           Jo Porterfield

Mary Tom McLemore           Don Beaty

Jerry and Janat Erwin           Sandra Thompson

Mike Ewert                             Sandra Strickland

 

OUR SERMONS are NOW ON FACEBOOK LIVE EVERY SUNDAY!

Many thanks to Ken and Connor whose technology skills and passion for sharing the Gospel outside the walls of the church have allowed us to broadcast, in a simple format, our Sunday sermons on Facebook.  When the sermon is over, it will post and save so you can go back and send it to a friend, listen again to something you missed, or watch in if you can’t be in church.

We DID NOT PROMOTE this last Sunday as we wanted to see what had to be done (1st Baptist GRACIOUSLY allowed us the borrow a camera, they have 4, for a few weeks!) but I WILL promote it this week on Facebook.

One of the BEST ways to spread the word that we will be “live” is to use the Facebook app on your Smart Phone and “check-in” on Facebook … when you check-in, Facebook will put up a MAP of where you are and then you can write a post with it, something like: “Seeing all my friends at 1st UMC Winnsboro – sermon starts live in 30 minutes!” or “Just got to church and the message today is from Daniel 9 – come join us or watch live on Facebook in 3o minutes!”

 

Want to help us spread the word??? 

BEFORE YOU COME SUNDAY …

  1. Download the Facebook app from your Apple or Android APP store
  2. Once downloaded, sign into Facebook which will bring you to your own page
  3. Scroll down past your picture and your name and your information and just BELOW the words ABOUT PHOTOS   FRIENDS, you’ll see your profile picture, in a circle, and to the right you’ll see WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND … click WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND
  4. Scroll down to Check In
  5. Here you will see a list of places/businesses near you …

REMEMBER HOW TO DO THIS SO WHEN YOU COME ON SUNDAY YOU’LL REMEMBER

 To check into our church on Sunday when you come on Sunday …

  1. Sign into Facebook on your phone
  2. Scroll down past your picture and your name and your information and just BELOW the words ABOUT PHOTOS FRIENDS, you’ll see your profile picture, in a circle, and to the right you’ll see WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND … click WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND
  3. Here you will see a list of places/businesses near you and First Methodist Winnsboro should be on the top so click that
  4. You will then have the OPTION of tagging your FRIENDS so they know you are at 1st UMC Winnsboro! (Click lots of people you’d like to see the worship service broadcast!!)

5.Click NEXT which will bring you to a map of where the church is located and THEN, write a little something like “So glad to be with all my friends at 1st Church – come join us!” Or … “IF you can’t be here we’ll miss you but watch the Facebook live stream in about 30 minutes!”

 

LOOKING AHEAD: DEADLINE TO REGISTER is 8/13 HERE or call Susan Anderson at 940-497-2707. … The international Bishop’s Council has been hard at work to redefine the language in our guiding principles (the Book of Discipline) regarding the questions surrounding same sex marriage in our denomination and you are encouraged to learn more … see attached letter from the Bishop.  Read the petition now … CLICK HERE.

 

GET CONNECTED THIS WEEK: Click here for Calendar details

MONDAY, 1-3 PM …Knitting Group, MOVED TO ASBURY HALL

TUESDAY, 8 am … Quilters, 9 am crafters

      11-noon … NO BIBLE TALK, now on hiatus for the summer

WEDNESDAY, 9 am …Community Women’s Bible Study

 

This Sunday we dive into Daniel Chapter 9:9-18 and it’s ALL about CONFESSION: It’s Good for the Soul! STUDY GUIDE available, just call the office … 903-342-6172
 

Debbie Lyons, Pastor