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4/18/22 FUMC Updates

What a wonderful Easter it was – HALLELUJA, CHRIST IS RISEN! It seems that all the spiritual work we did during Lent all came together as we were reminded that the resurrection really DID change everything for us!  It was great to see so many families together, some new faces and some people we haven’t seen in a long time!  I have reached out to some I met but if YOU know of people who were in church yesterday, please let me know so I can send them a note.

This week is our last KiDs Beach Club at the Intermediate school and I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it is to have had the chance to “make Jesus cool at school”!  This truly IS a labor of love for all the greeters and the Surf Team Leaders who meet every week at the school to love, teach and serve the 3rd-5th graders. Thanks to everyone who helped buy Bibles and snacks, who wrote NOTES, and prayed for all our kids!  Thanks to EVERYONE in this congregation who sees the value of making disciples, serving our community, teaching our children the love of Jesus, and supporting this ministry!  The school has already invited us to start again in the fall!

I will be leaving to go on vacation this Sunday and will be back in the office on May 4th. Brother Henry has graciously agreed to preach on the next 2 Sundays and receive pastoral care calls, and Heather will be managing the office phone, 903-342-6172.  This phone is used as a LANDLINE so please do not text that number … if you need to reach her, please call and leave a message if there is no answer. 

There will not be an email next week so watch Facebook or see the calendar for details.

COMING UP: See the calendar for details

Every Monday, 8 am, Hope Café … Men’s breakfast with Brother Henry

Every Monday, 1 pm, FLC … Knitters and Stitchers

Tuesday, 4/19, 10-11 am, Wesley Hall … Brother Henry’s Bible study in (study questions attached)

Every Wednesday, 3 PM, Asbury Hall … Crafters

Wednesday, 4/20, 6 pm, FLC … Fellowship Meal we’ll have these meals weekly through the end of May (smothered pork chops this week!)

Saturday, 4/23, 10:30-11:30 am, Wesley UMC, Greenville …Bishop’s meeting, click here to reserve your spot: https://ntcumc.org/bishop-meetings

Thursday, 4/28, 9 am – 3 pm, SEW DAY, contact AMY MOSS for info, amy.h.moss@gmail.com

AND IT’S BAAAAACK …. THE SENIOR LUAU!!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 5 – 7 PM

For many years one of our gifts to the community has been to host a SENIOR LUAU for the kids – this is a GREAT event that says WE CARE! During the 2 years of the pandemic, we have missed doing this but it’s BACK!! Tina has been organizing this event for a while so she knows what we need – reach out to her and say, “It’s my church – what do you need?”  Contact Tina Satterwhite: rajuncajun@peoplescom.net

 

NATIONAL PRAYER DAY

Thursday, May 5th, NOON – 1 PM, Civic Auditorium

Please mark your calendar for this very special time of worship and prayer – prayer DOES matter and when all the community and all the churches gather together, there is a spiritual energy that’s amazing!

GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME … thanks be to God!

Pastor Debbie