7-24-18 FUMC Updates

WHEW, our sermon series on the Book of Daniel took a wild turn this week and I’m so glad we’re all on the ride together!

The focus of the sermon series took a dramatic turn today as we go from a story of biographical HISTORY to apocalyptic PROPHECY.  The first 6 chapters told the story of Daniel’s deportation to Babylon and his adventures in the courts of various pagan kings where again and again, facing danger and death, he had UNSHAKABLE FAITH.  The last chapters detail 4 visions given to Daniel in the last 20 years of his life and let me tell you … the BEST (and the WORST!) … times are yet to come so get ready for a wild ride!!

We’ll dive into DANIEL CHAPTER 8 this Sunday, THE BATTLE GOES ON … call us for the study notes! If you missed the sermon on Sunday it will help you to hear about Chapter 7 as we move into Chapter 8 … as you know, we record most sermons and you can find them on our website.

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT POT LUCK & ICE CREAM SOCIAL … 7/29, 5:30 PM, Family Life Center … bring your favorite covered dish and your homemade ice-cream (although Bluebell would be fine too!), for a fun night of fellowship and summer celebration!  THE MIDDLE SCHOOL will be hosting this super fun night so be generous with your love offerings … the money will be used for their FIRST POOL PARTY!
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6th-8th), POOL PARTY, WED. 8/1, 5:30-7:30, Don and Judy Beaty’s house … it’s MUCH more fun with FRIENDS so kids … bring your friends!
GIFT CARDS FOR OUR TEACHERS: we’re collecting gift cards for the middle and high school teachers …Family Dollar, Dollar General, Walmart or wherever! You can drop your cards in the offering plates, drop them at the office or bring them to the POT LUCK.   

CITY VISIONING… TUESDAY, JULY 31, 6:30 at the City Civic Center … I am honored to be working with the City Manager and the Superintendent of Schools on this city wide visioning process … our Christian voices matter so come you’re your thoughts on the future of Winnsboro!

LOOKING AHEAD: The international Bishop’s Council has been hard at work to redefine the language in our guiding principles (the Book of Discipline) and you are encouraged to learn more … call us for the letter from our Bishop.

GET CONNECTED THIS WEEK: Click here for Calendar details

MONDAY, 1-3 PM …Knitting Group, Family Ties

TUESDAY, 8 am … Quilters, 9 am crafters

      11-noon … BIBLE TALK, Psalm 23

WEDNESDAY, 9 am …Community Women’s Bible Study

THURSDAY, 8:30 am … Community Women’s Bible Study, Clara Ida Frances Loft: Mary Magdalene


 Debbie Lyons, Pastor

First United Methodist Church Winnsboro

301 Church Street, Winnsboro, TX. 75494

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