10-15-19 FUMC Update

How exciting to welcome ELLEN McMAHON as a new member of the Church!  Ellen is already plugged into choir and LOVES this church. Be sure you let her know how much we love HER too!

As I’ve been talking with people over the last few weeks about the new RETIREMENT/SENIOR Ministry we’re starting, I’ve heard LOTS of excitement and LOTS of ideas! Our vision for this new ministry is that it will be a life group, a community of people who have LIFE in common and are looking for ways to do life together! I have had a few people ask about planning some RV weekends, others mentioned a monthly CLASSIC MOVIES night would be fun, others have said they want to do weekend getaways to places they would never go alone. Some would love to be in a dinner group, others have said it would fun to gather for games! (I even commented that I’ve never been to a rodeo but would LOVE to go with a group!) OH THE PLACES WE’LL GO!

I hope you’ll join us at Ted and Shiela’s house next Friday night, October 25, 5 – 7 p.m. Call or text Shiela for gate code instructions, (972) 322-9694

Ted & Shiela, 1620 Charlya Drive, Scroggins (in Pine Valley subdivision on Lake Cypress Springs) 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH IS OFF TO A GREAT START!  Would you please consider “sitting in” on a children’s class occasionally? Paige is very excited to plan the lesson, the craft and the activities, but as a Ministry Safe Church we want a second adult in the room with them. Please, please, please, won’t you please give the kids a Sunday or two?  (You can watch the sermon anytime during the week on Facebook!)

WEDNESDAY, October 16, 5:45 pm ~ Ken Atkins is making his famous barbeque chicken and Wanda is making her amazing potato salad! After dinner, 6:30 pm, we’ll move to Wesley Hall for the annual business meeting so please join us. 

ALL SAINTS DAY: Sunday, October 27 ~ We will end our We Believe worship series by celebrating our belief in “the resurrection of the body!” I can’t think of a better day to celebrate ALL SAINTS DAY than remembering our church friends and family members who have passed away in this past year who now know how real this belief truly is! As in years past, we will have candles ready for family members to light in memory of their loved ones. At the end of the calling of names, we will invite anyone who wants to come forward to remember someone special to also come forward and light a candle. While Laquita and I have done our best not to leave anyone out, if we have missed a name of a church member or close family member who has died in the last year, please let us know so we can be sure to honor ALL our Saints!

Delbert Todd
Galena McMahon
Mike Zachary
Pam Turrentine
Roddy Gillis
Clinton Kelly
Duane Darby
Philip Cason
Kathryn Clark
Tom Taylor
Kathryn Phipps
Carolyn Cannaday
James Harris
Barry Davis

ABUNDANCE!!  What does ABUNDANCE look like to you?  What does a wonder-FULL life look like?  During the month of November, I want to scroll your pictures before the worship service so please – think beyond your family and friends and think about ALL the blessings around you! PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES of what a rich, full life means to you! And if Art Simmons asks you to give a 60 second video testimony for our November sermon series, please oblige him! Think about what REALLY makes you feel joy and fulfillment? How has Christ impacted your life and how has your Church given you a place to belong?

DEVOTIONAL LIFE in the WESLEYAN TRADITION: November 16 and 23, 9am-3pm, at Tinney Chapel, $10 ~ One of the benefits of being a connectional church is that we are blessed to have experts from all over North Texas who provide GREAT learning experiences for us. If you’re interested in growing in spiritual “means of grace” (prayer, scripture, the Lord’s Supper, fasting, etc.), please make your reservation ASAP by emailing LORI MASSEY  lori.mass@yahoo.com.  CLICK HERE to order the book.  (Please don’t wait to register as classes will be canceled without a minimum attendance.)

DO YOU GIVE ELECTRONICALLY? As you know, we started providing online and text giving about a year ago and when we did we provided cards, in the pews with the giving envelopes, for people who wanted to experience a connection to the offering time during worship. No one used the cards back then so we stopped putting them out, but now, 17% of our giving is electronic and several people have asked if we would make them available again.  THEY ARE TRULY OPTIONAL but they are there for your participation! CLICK HERE if you want to learn more.

This Sunday it’s ALL about the Holy Spirit … we missed a lot of you this past Sunday so I hope to see you back!

Debbie Lyons, Pastor

First United Methodist Church Winnsboro

301 Church Street, Winnsboro, TX. 75494

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