The Burning Question: When Do We Reopen?

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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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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!

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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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

Meals on Wheels News: June 2020

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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

United Methodist Men News: May 2020

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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

Meals on Wheels News: May 2020

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“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never the same.” Unknown You (volunteers whether you cook, deliver, provide your time to update our meals on wheels list, send out reminders, find supplies needed for delivering, provide essentials for elderly receiving meals, purchase food for our pantry and/or freezer, provide donations (money and/or food you cook for the meals) pray for our mow ministry outreach) you have left your footprints in many hearts. You have left your footprints on the hearts if the elderly who receive a nutritious meal; but, also the footprints on the hearts of your friends made by working as a team. You all are amazing. Thank you. Thanks to John Gibbon for proving ham & hamburger meat and canned goods. Our mow pantry & freezer are well stocked. Please consider if … Read More

We are the Church!

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The words of the hymn are running through my head: The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the Church is the People! I am the church. You are the church. We are the church together. All who follow Jesus, all around the world… Yes! We’re the Church together. Thanks be to God that we are can be the church without even using the building! We will continue to worship together through Facebook Live on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. We will continue to be the hands and feet of Christ doing Meals on Wheels on Thursdays. And maybe we will find other innovative ways to be the church in the coming days. It is not where we are that makes us the church, it is who we are!

Meals on Wheels News: April 2020

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This month has proven to be very disconcerting for all of us. It became a challenge to find certain food items needed and/or wanted while making out menus for Meals on Wheels. We know God is in control and He always provides what we need. THANK YOU to our Meals on Wheels volunteers who helped meet specific needs this month and in months to come for this mission effort. Our volunteers helped securing resources MoW recipients might need, gave monetary donation ($200/Dayle Cullum), and gave support through the purchase of food. Thank you to our cooks who gave their precious time and talent in preparing a nutritious meal, to our members who take time out of their schedule to deliver, and to our members who visit with our local grocery store to secure necessary food to prepare. In the future, we’ll share stories of why all of our members and … Read More

Our New Pastor, Rev. Carol D. Sparks, Will Begin In July 2020

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Rev. Carol D. Sparks

Rev. Carol D. Sparks was introduced to the SPRC on Saturday, March 28th. She will begin at FUMC Alvord in July. Following is a word from her: As you already know, my name is Rev. Carol D. Sparks. I have been in professional ministry since 1996. I have served in many different capacities throughout the years. My experience as an Elder began as I served Flower Mound UMC for seven years as a ministry intern and their first associate pastor. Following, I served FUMC Bogata for three years as the senior pastor. I have been serving Holy Covenant UMC for seven years as senior pastor. I am highly relational and passionate. I believe strongly in the future of the church and her ability to expand in style and approach to reach the young people of today. I want a church within which my children will grow in their faith and … Read More