2-19-19 FUMC Updates

What a GREAT Sunday it was at FUMC!!  Lots of energy and a JOY to welcome Ted and Shiela Haynes into membership!  Ted and Shiela have moved here from Tulsa, OK, and they’re excited about getting involved in the church!  I know you’ll enjoy getting to know them as much as I am!
THIS SUNDAY: a special THANK-YOU to Judy Beaty … … it’s not often we find volunteers as committed as Judy has been to serving her church by leading the choir for the last 2 years. Refusing to take any compensation, and faithfully inspiring and directing our choir out of sheer LOVE, Judy has been a wonderful gift to ALL of us, making music an integral part of our worship experience! As we get ready to pass the baton to a new music minister, please be sure to come say THANK-YOU to Judy this Sunday as she prepares to get the break she so very much deserves!
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MUSIC MINISTER: JC Waddell! … I am very excited to announce that we have hired JC Waddell as our new part-time Music Minister. JC and his fiance, Stacy, live in Winnsboro and they are both very excited to have a new church home at FUMC!  JC has a B.A. from Henderson State University, AR, in INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION. He is currently the Middle School Band Director and Assistant High School Band Director at Paul Pewitt CISD (since 7/15) and he was the Choir Director at Hawkins FUMC (2/14-7/17, 5/15-5/16) and comes with glowing references! JC will be working closely with Judy Beaty and our amazing choir in this transition time so please pray for him in this transition.
PASSING OF THE BATON RECEPTION … Sunday, March 3rd after church …  let’s thank JUDY BEATY as she passes the baton to JC WADDELL at a short reception after church on March 3rd. We’ll have light refreshments and time to thank Judy and welcome JC personally!
NEW SUNDAY GROUP GETS STARTED THIS SUNDAY: 2/24, 9:30 AM … there was lots of energy in the FLC this Sunday as Amy Moss gathered a group together to talk about what people are looking for in a NEW small group. Until long term plans are established and a leadership team is created, please read the Book of Jonah (it’s only 4 chapters!) … this link has study notes on the right side.  If you haven’t found a place to connect, don’t miss the inaugural gathering this Sunday at 9:30 in the FLC!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL … Camp Bridgeport??  Parents … have you thought about the POWERFUL impact summer camp can have on your kids and their faith? Please talk to each other and see if there’s a date that will work for you all … scholarships may be available so don’t let cost hold you back.  Click Here for details!
THANKS TO THE YOUTH FOR SERVING OUR VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER!  They did SUCH a great job that, thanks to some GENEROUS donations, they raised $500 for the SENIOR GRADUATION CELEBRATION, an event designed to provide a safe place for seniors to enjoy their special, special time together! 
WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT FUND2/20, 6:30 … Stay after dinner this Wednesday night and find out more about how God MULTIPLIES generous giving!  You’ll love getting to know Rev. Carol Montgomery from the Texas Methodist Foundation – she has a TRUE heart for generosity and making disciples for Jesus Christ.
EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4 … 2/24 … we are getting deeper and deeper into the message that “everyone belongs and ALL have a place in the family of God.”  This week, Paul tells us to get rid of our old “selves” and step out as NEW people in Christ!