9-17-19 FUMC Updates

What a renewing and refreshing two weeks I enjoyed in one of the most magnificent states in our country, Alaska! The greatest thing about going away is coming home, and I’m jumping back in the swing of things FULL STEAM AHEAD as we move into my favorite season of fall! Many thanks to Brian Dierolf and Sue Gross who preached while I was away, and to Brother Henry for being “on-call” for emergencies. How lucky we are to be part of a connectional system where we can work together! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT!
THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, 9/18, 6:30 p.m., After Dinner ~ “Everything Happens for a Reason” ~ For the next five weeks, we’ll be meeting in Wesley Hall to talk about what Adam Hamilton calls, HALF TRUTHS. These are common expressions that sound Biblical, but are they? I spent some time really thinking about these statements while I was gone, and I can’t wait to share in some engaging conversation with you!

COMMUNITY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, September 18 – November 13, 9 a.m., Asbury Hall ~ We are starting a new study by Jen Wilkin, l Peter: A Living Hope in Christ. Women from churches in our community are invited to come and bring a friend.  If you are interested in joining us for this uplifting study, please contact Linda Suche at 903-342-0886.  

IMPORTANT YOUTH PARENT MEETING ~ THIS SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH, September 22, NOON, Wesley Hall ~ Parents/grandparents, if you have kids in middle or high school this is an important meeting to learn more about our fall program for the kids, Starting October 6, Mike Moore, the Pastor from Tinney Chapel, and I are working together to have a fast-paced and really in-depth conversation with the youth on FAITH! This is a VERY important meeting where we’ll talk about what profession of faith is all about and what it means to be a Methodist, and we’ll lay out the whole fall program for you which will include SUNDAY EVENING light dinners and workshops, broken into age groups, starting October 6.  
5th SUNDAY All Church Gathering is COMING, September 29, 9:30 a.m., Wesley Hall  ~ As you know, our 5th Sundays this year have been an opportunity for everyone in the church who does NOT have a Sunday school class they attend regularly, and for all existing Sunday school classes to come TOGETHER for coffee and donuts and a guest speaker.  Just wanted to give you a heads up that our next guest speaker will be Cheryl Estes. Cheryl is very active in her church, Grace Fellowship, and has a wonderful testimony and a PASSION for mission trips. Cheryl is extremely active in the community. In fact, I serve with Cheryl on the Board of the Cultural Arts District, and I have seen her exhibit clear and passionate proclamation for Jesus Christ as the owner of Copper Leaf on Main Street, and as President of the Winnsboro Merchant’s Association. Cheryl will also update us on how their church is recovering from the tragic loss of their pastor. Please come and be part of the 5th Sunday energy!
NEW WORSHIP SERIES STARTS THIS SUNDAY, September 22 ~ I have been thinking a LOT about what we believe as Christians and what we believe as METHODISTS and I’m excited to spend the next six Sundays talking about what we REALLY mean when we say the Apostles’ Creed.  

Debbie Lyons, Pastor

First United Methodist Church Winnsboro
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