1-28-20 FUMC Update

I left after church on Sunday to drive up to the Prothro Center at Texoma where I have been with 39 other incredibly talented clergy and lay leaders in the North Texas Conference. We were together to interview potential clergy in the United Methodist Church through Wednesday night and it’s a true Spirit-driven process built on trust for each other and especially trust in God. Our role was to assess a person’s ability to inspire others to know and love God and discern their call to go and make disciples wherever they are asked to serve. We begin work at 7 a.m. in the morning and end in the evenings at 8:30 – 9 p.m. However, I look into the faces of the future of the Methodist Church and it makes me smile. Please pray for our wonderful new candidates who will be commissioned in June.

MEXICAN TRAIN DAY is coming to FUMC on Thursday, February 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. ~ Looking for a fun event to share with your friends? We’ll provide the snacks and multiple game tables. All you have to do is come!! 

DEMENTIA? ALZHEIMER’S ~ The CDC (Center for Disease Control) identifies dementia as the umbrella, or collective term, used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia affects memory, thinking ability, and social abilities and many dementias are progressive. ALZHEIMER’S disease is the most common type of dementia and has been deemed a GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS. It accounts for 60-80% of cases and is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills, and ability to carry out basic functions. BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE CHANGING RAPIDLY in the understanding and treatment of the disease and we want to be part of the SOLUTION in Winnsboro!

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – WESLEY HALL

 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Donuts, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Program

Come meet Kathy Shockley, Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas Office – bring your questions!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ~ 9 – 11:30 a.m. 

Family Life Center

 

HYGIENE KITS for UMCOR (United Methodist Corps of Relief) ~ Click here for list of things to bring. Bring your items to church on WEDNESDAY nights or SUNDAY mornings by February 16.  Then on Sunday, February 23, we’ll have lunch in Wesley after church and put the kits together!

2019 TAX STATEMENTS ~ If you haven’t received your 2019 tax statement, please call the office.

IN SEARCH OF A GREAT CHURCH ~ Our series continues and you won’t want to miss this Sunday as we begin to get a taste of the apocalyptic nuances yet to come. This Sunday we look at PERGAMUM, Rev. 2:1-17 and remember, the work we are doing on Sundays this winter are setting the stage for our Bible study on the REST of Revelation in a few weeks!

See you Sunday!! 

Debbie Lyons, Pastor