9-11-18 FUMC Updates …

I hope you enjoyed week 1 of our NEW 4 week worship series on FAITH in FILM … there’s nothing like watching a good movie, getting caught up in the story, sitting on the edge of your seat. If you want to laugh—there’s comedy. If you want to cry—there’s a chick flick. Thrills, action, drama—everything we long for, because we love stories, we long for adventure, we want to escape. Next week, we’ll be looking at Les Miserables, one of the greatest historical novels of all time, and we’ll be hitting the concepts of GRACE vs. LAW head on.  This will be a terrific Sunday to invite friends because this is NOT your typical sermon series!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP DINNERS ARE BACK!  5:45 pm … We’re having hamburgers this week so don’t miss it! Your love offerings are welcome!
ALPHA IS UP AND RUNNING!  Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 PM … I have heard so many great comments from everyone and I’m so excited to know you all sense what I sense about this amazing ministry!  It will really help us if you let us know you’ll be staying after dinner so we can get you connected to a group … you can find details HERE and register there also, or just reply to this email.  ALPHA is an “all inclusive” course so it’s hard to drop in and out so please try to come this week and see what you think – I don’t want you to miss a thing!!
THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th … WE’RE CLEANING UP WESLEY HALL!! 9/15, 9am – NOON, donuts and coffee … Yeeee haaaa!! The hard work is coming to an end and that means we can move back into Wesley Hall – but we need ALL HANDS ON DECK to help us get our space spic and span!  Won’t you PLEASE join us this Saturday morning -we’ll be cleaning windows, wiping down walls, putting furniture back, dusting blinds, etc. etc.  Please bring:
–  a roll of paper towels and all your favorite cleaning supplies, especially windex
– long arm dusters and Swiffers
– step stools
– mops and dust brooms
FUTURE UPDATES PLANNED … Please remember, the money that has been used for the Wesley Hall project did not come out of our normal operations maintenance budget (which we have yet to build up to be able to DO these long overdue maintenance projects). This money was made possible from a generous bequest from the Virginia Holly Estate following her death.  The trustees have worked EXCEPTIONALLY hard to be EXCEPTIONALLY good stewards of that incredible gift and I can’t thank them enough! We will be working toward Asbury Hall updates in the new year as funds are available, so stay tuned to be amazed by God! We know we have some foundation repairs to be made and we’re researching those costs now.
The high school kids are going to see THE PROMISE, and they’ll be RAISING THE MONEY for this exciting experience! (STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS) Parents … Ken will be sending the details and the permission slips that you’ve all been communicating about but here are the BASICS … thanks to KADE MARTIN who will be going along to chaperone!!
     9/22 …7:30 AM … MEET AT Family Life Center … departure
          Kayaking the Brazos River (bring snacks, sunscreen, etc.)
          Going to see THE PROMISE at 8 pm
     9/23 … 12:30/1pm … BACK AT FLC
UMW MEETING: Thursday,  9/13 … 10 am … all women are invited to attend and find out more!
Find other ongoing events on the calendar!
Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:16