1-14-20 FUMC Update

I’m so excited about our new worship series, “In Search of a Great Church!” Most people think of the Book of Revelation as a secret codebook with nothing but apocalyptic messages and end time prophecy, but it starts out with very clear and understandable instructions direct from the Lord Himself! The pattern in these letters is remarkable – in each one, the STRENGTHS of the church are recognized, then the WEAKNESSES are spelled out then INSTRUCTIONS are given as to how to turn back to God. And finally, the REWARDS are short and sweet and definitely worth working for! If you missed being with us on Sunday, you can LISTEN to the introductory sermon HERE … it will give you some background on what’s ahead.
By the way, this worship series will end on February 23, and then we’ll begin a Bible study discussion of the “rest of the story.” We’ll work to decode the amazing messages of what happens when Jesus comes again!
RESIDENTS ENCOUNTER CHRIST, Johnson Unit Prison, Saturday, February 8, 6 p.m. ~ DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR FULL NAME & LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE Number is January 24 ~  Just 30 minutes can help change the lives of the men at the Johnson Unit! Be sure call to the office and give us the name on your driver’s license and the last four digits of your driver’s license number before JANUARY 24. Then meet us at the JOHNSON UNIT, 703 Airport Rd, Winnsboro. We’ll only be at the prison for 30-45 minutes then we’ll have dinner together afterward!   
WOMEN’S COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 10 a.m., Asbury ~ Join Leslie James as she presents her study on the PARABLES OF JESUS. All women are invited!
Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Winnsboro Civic Center,  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 11am-2pm ~ Let’s join others in our community and meet some new people, hear some good music AND have a free BBQ lunch together! This is a come and go event and I’d love to see you there!
ROAD RALLY EVENT PLANNING, Friday, January 24, 10 a.m., Annie Mae’s on Main Street ~ What is a “Road Rally” you ask? It’s one of the most fun adult scavenger hunts you can begin to imagine so come find out more and plug into this fun community event we’re planning!
LEADERSHIP TRAINING, Saturday, January 25, Sulphur Springs UMC, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. ~ Want to be part of leading our church to be the best church we can be? Please meet us in the parking lot at 8:45 a.m. and we’ll carpool to SS together for this great workshop.  Check workshop options HERE, you’ll be able to attend two!
CAMPING BEAVER’S BEND, March 29-31 ~ If you have an RV, motorhome or tent, it’s probably not too late to join the camping group at beautiful Armadillo Campground at Beaver’s Bend. We reserved sites 13-20 (They are pull through and full hookup sites for $29/night if you are under 62 and $27/night if you are 62 or older, 45’ in length.)  CALL THE PARK DIRECTLY: The blocked sites are under First United Methodist Church Winnsboro. You will need to call either 580-494-6300 or 580-494-6538 and tell them which site that you want and tell them the site is in the Armadillo Campground. NOT A CAMPER? No problem, you can still enjoy the group meals, campfires and activities but stay in the lodge. Call the lodge directly 832-549-6179, pay for first night and remainder at check-in.
MEXICAN TRAIN COMMUNITY GAME DAY, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1-3 pm, Wesley Hall ~ We’re so excited to kick off a SUPER-FUN day for everyone and anyone who is looking for good ol’ fashioned FUN! We’ll provide the snack – you just bring your friends!
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION DALLAS PRESENTS ~ EDUCATION PROGRAM, Saturday, Feb. 8, 9-11:30 a.m., FLC  ~ Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn more about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Presentation topics include Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors. 
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Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners are BACK and DELICIOUS! Hope to see you Wednesday night at 5:45!
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Rev. 2:7

Debbie Lyons, Pastor