The Burning Question: When Do We Reopen?

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when do we reopen

These comments are what many of my colleagues and I are hearing and its very challenging for us. The Bishop is allowing to reopen churches in our area if we have developed a plan of action and have submitted it to the District Superintendent. It was a lot easier to close the use of the building than it is for us to gather again in worship within the walls. Gathering in church buildings have been categorized as one of the high-risk areas to be. Besides the plan of action, the trustees also must make sure the checklist is implemented provided by the Texas Department of State Health Service that follows the CDC guidelines to reopen. We are currently ordering supplies needed to get things in place and soon taking action to do some of the tasks needed. After with being in conversation the incoming pastor, Rev. Carol Sparks, I have … Read More

Congratulations, Seniors!

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seniors graduation caps in the air

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the high school graduating seniors this year will not have the opportunity to partake of our senior breakfast we normally host in May. Our hearts go out to the graduating seniors who have lost some of the opportunities for their senior life experiences. We want to offer our special congratulations to Jesse Outlaw, a member of our congregation, for her accomplishments and wish her many blessings towards her future. Congratulations, Jesse, and to all graduating seniors!

A Word from the Pastor: June 2020

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Pastor Veronica

Church family, I have come to my final time to write you an article for the newsletter as your pastor. As I approach this season in my life, I have spent a lot of time reflecting over the past six years. The biblical image that comes to mind is the handing off of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha in 2 Kings 2. This is not a perfect image. I don’t plan to be riding off in a chariot of fire or even off into the sunset. Also, your incoming pastor has not been walking along beside me in my ministry here and I haven’t been mentoring her as in the case with Elijah and Elisha. However, there is something about handing over the mantle. Both of the prophets’ ministry played out differently. Elijah’s ministry brought word of the Lord’s judgment upon Israel’s wicked kings while Elisha’s ministry was primarily … Read More

Alvord Cares 2020

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It is time to start preparing for Alvord Cares 2020. Alvord Cares is a summer food program for school-aged children for families who are having financial difficulties making it hard to provide food for family. This program provides students with breakfast and lunch they would receive at school. Food will be dispersed each Monday during the summer from June 1st through August 17th. Alvord Cares is supported by donations from members of the church, community, Legend Bank, United Way, WARM, and Wise County Extension Office. Donations can be made through the church or at Legend Bank of Alvord. If you have any questions, contact Pam Harris at 940-393-3782. Learn More About Alvord Cares

United Methodist Men News: June 2020

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United Methodist Men

UMM Meetings Men’s Breakfast They will break for the summer. Wise County Methodist Men 2020 Calendar Wise County Methodist Men meet the first Tuesday of each month. All meeting times are 6:30 p.m. They will break for the summer. Sesptember 1, 2020 – Chico October 6, 2020 – Decatur November 3, 2020 – Oak Grove

Grab & Go Vacation Bible School: June 10, 17 & 24, 2020

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2020 Vacation Bible School

Grab & Go VBS Workshop of WondersImagine & Build with God WednesdaysJune 10, 17 & 24, 20206:30 p.m. It will come as no surprise that COVID-19 has altered our plans for Vacation Bible School this summer. While it will be unlike any year before, we still plan to share God’s word and some fun with our community’s children. Instead of a single week, we will host a “Grab & Go VBS” for three Wednesdays in June (June 10, 17, & 24, 2020) at 6:30 p.m. Each night, we will offer a hot to-go meal along with a grab bag that includes a Bible story, a take-home craft, a goody, and more. We plan to use the Workshop of Wonders theme – think hard hats and tool belts. Because of social distancing, we won’t want a large crowd of helpers, but we will need a few folks to help handout the … Read More

Meals on Wheels News: June 2020

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Meals on Wheels

It has certainly been a challenge, and a blessing as well, to continue with our Alvord Meals on Wheels Mission. We are currently needing assistance with our June through August signup sheet — specific dates needed to cook and deliver. It is very helpful if there are two people who cook & two who deliver. Dates volunteers are needed: To Cook: August 20, 27 To Deliver: Months of July and August Our challenge has been to cook while keeping in mind social distancing and to locate facial masks and appropriate gloves to use while delivering. Thanks to Stacey, Bonnie, Kim, and Jo for providing these necessary items. Thanks to our cooks & persons delivering in May: Cooks: Kim & Jo (May 7th), Joy & Kim (May 14th), Kay & Stacey (May 21st), Kim & Jo with Kay helping heat and plate, Angel Food Cake thanks to Laura Shaffer, and Kim … Read More

A Word from the Pastor: May 2020

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Pastor Veronica

Worshiping Facebook Live I’m glad Gypsy, Tucker, and many others are joining with me in worship on Sunday mornings by Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m. during our shelter in place pandemic circumstances. It’s hard to count how many we have worshiping on Sunday morning, but actually, at times, we have had more than what we average on Sunday mornings when we worshiped in person. We also have persons joining us that would probably never enter the doors of the church. I know it has been difficult for some to stay connected during the entire service. Our internet service is not always the best and it varies from household to household. Thanks for trying to get on, stay on, or taking the option to view later. I’m missing your faces and our once normal face-to-face encounters we had. Thanks to Scott and Claire Tatum who have been helping with the filming … Read More

United Methodist Men News: May 2020

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United Methodist Men

UMM Meetings Men’s Breakfast They will break for the summer. Wise County Methodist Men 2020 Calendar Wise County Methodist Men meet the first Tuesday of each month. All meeting times are 6:30 p.m. They will break for the summer. Sesptember 1, 2020 – Chico October 6, 2020 – Decatur November 3, 2020 – Oak Grove