10-22-19 FUMC Update

What a whirlwind of emotions this weekend as we celebrated the new life of Pat Patrick while sharing in the sadness of his life on earth, then we celebrated the “new” life Wayne Horton received when he got the most selfless gift of agape love imaginable … a new kidney! Both Sandra and Wayne are beginning the process of understanding a “new normal” so let us continue to pray for both families as these days go by.


Wednesday, October 23, 5:45 pm ~ The kitchen team is making Don’s famous Hawaiian Ham and Sweet Potatoes. And then, at 6:30, we’re moving to Wesley Hall to have a conversation about another typical statement we hear when it comes to the Bible, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it!” We hope to see you on Wednesday night.

Friday, October 25, 5-7 pm ~
Come join us as we brainstorm what our NEW Senior Life Group looks like!   

Ted and Shiela’s Home, 1620 Charlya Dr, Scroggins (Call or text Shiela for gate code instructions (972) 322-9694)

WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO BE PART OF OUR KIDS LEARNING ABOUT JESUS? There is unexplainable JOY when you see kids light up with “ah ha” moments of Jesus in their lives. I haven’t heard from anyone yet but I’m hoping to hear from some of you today who are willing to give our kids a Sunday or two? CHILDREN’S CHURCH is a pilot program we’re hoping to build through December and we’d love your help to be PRESENT, you don’t have to plan or prepare anything! (And you can watch the sermon anytime during the week on Facebook!)  

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK, November 9, 8 am ~ Pies, cobblers and brownies needed!! One of the biggest fundraisers for our church all comes together on Saturday, November 9, and YOU can be a part of this happy and fun day! Our crafters have been busy ALL year long, our quilters have made a beautiful quilt to raffle, the Methodist men are preparing the stew for the lunch, the United Methodist Women are getting their Rada Cutlery sales ready. And we need YOUR help making PIES and COBBLERS to sell and also BROWNIES to go with the stew lunch. (Please CUT the brownies before you bring them or better yet, put them in individual baggies!)  Thanks in advance for your help!


ALL SAINTS DAY ~ Sunday, October 27 ~ We will end our We Believe worship series by celebrating our belief in “the resurrection of the body!” Thanks for double-checking our names and we look forward to remembering those we have loved this year!


ABUNDANCE!!  I’m hoping to get LOTS of your pictures of what BLESSINGS look like to you, so please send them to me by Thursday, October 31, so I can use them during our NOVEMBER worship series. And watch for Art Simmons on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings when he asks you to give a 60 second video testimony 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?”


THANKSGIVING DINNER FUNDRAISER AT PICKTON UMC ~ November 9, 4:30-7 pm ~ Brother Henry and Linda Suche invite you to their annual fundraiser with turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings.  There will be a silent auction during dinner and all are welcome!  (Donations accepted.)


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.)


Thanks to everyone who attended CHARGE CONFERENCE last week. Attached are the minutes and nominating committee report from the meeting and please call if you have any questions!


This Sunday I hope everyone will be here to honor those we have loved and lost into the arms of Jesus! We finish our worship series on the Apostles’ Creed with the RESURRECTION and ASCENSION of Jesus!


Debbie Lyons, Pastor

First United Methodist Church Winnsboro
301 Church Street, Winnsboro, TX. 75494
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