Get in STRIDE with the Congregation and Walk Closer with Jesus! Get your book now. Be a disciple making disciples. First session is on September 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Stride provide opportunities for spiritual growth for all persons connected to the congregation. If you’re not in worship, Sunday school class, bible study, prayer group, small study group, etc. on a weekly basis, how are you growing in your faith and in your role as a disciple of Jesus Christ? Beginning September 1, the focus of our congregation will be for everyone to have an opportunity to grow in their faith. I’m asking each member/ family of the congregation to participate using our guide book, Stride, to self-evaluate and create a discipleship pathway for your life. This addresses our spiritual growth in nine different areas and each month our focus will be on each one as follows: September 2019 Discipleship … Read More
All persons helping with VBS, Sunday School, KFC, or other ministries concerning children in the life of the church must complete the MinistrySafe Training and have a background check completed every two years. Please contact Melissa Nivens if you have not done the initial training. She will be contacting you if it is time for you to renew.
Pastor Veronica will be teaching Confirmation for any students grades 5 and up beginning in September. Confirmation is a time of teaching and training youth about Christian discipleship. Ultimately, each student will decide to make Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of their life and join as a member of the congregation, continue in faithful service to God and the church for their lifetime. Pastor Veronica will be using the Confirm curriculum for United Methodists, including Biblical teaching and Christian theology. If you have a youth who is interested in participating, please contact the pastor ASAP. P.S. If you are an adult and would like teaching on Christian theology from a Methodist perspective or would like to join the congregation, let the pastor know.
Music and Drama Ministry for Elementary Children Beginning Again in the Fall! The Kids for Christ ministry will be offered again on Wednesdays after school to elementary children starting September 4th. We have 19 students enrolled so far. The schedule will be to transport children from school, provide a nutritional snack, teach the kids some songs and work on a play, and finish up our time together at 5:15 p.m. All of the servants of Christ who have volunteered to help are appreciated. If you can help in any way, please let Pastor Veronica or Suzette Munson know. Signup sheet coming soon!
Sermon Series for August 2019 Everybody knows their house needs regular maintenance to keep things in good repair. But we sometimes fail to recognize how much our homes need spiritual maintenance. Home Improvement is a four-part series designed to help families build strong Christian homes. During this series, we will also be doing some skits to emphasis the message for the week and volunteers are needed as actors. August 4, 2019 Love and Marriage Ephesians 5:20-25, Song of Solomon 2:1-16 August 11, 2019 (Back to School Backpack Blessing Sunday) It Takes a Family Acts 16:32-34, Joshua 24:14-28 August 18, 2019 The Practice of Parenting Ephesians 6:1-4, Proverbs 3:1-12 August 25, 2019 A Legacy That Lasts 2 Timothy 1:1-5, Jeremiah 35:1-19
Beginning Again in the Fall! The Kids for Christ ministry will be offered again on Wednesdays after school to elementary children starting after Labor Day. The schedule will be to transport children from school, provide a nutritional snack, teach the kids some songs and work on a play, and finish up our time together at 5:15 p.m. We will begin scheduling volunteers in August. If you can help in any way, please let Pastor Veronica or Suzette Munson know. Signup sheet coming soon!
Vespers Services We will continue to join with our fellow Methodists from all the churches in Wise county for a time of worship in song and proclamation of the Word followed by a time of food and fellowship. July 7, 2019 Host Church: Paradise UMC Preaching: Mike Miller July 14, 2019 Host Church: FUMC Bridgeport Preaching: Veronica Greanead July 21, 2019 Host Church: FUMC Boyd Preaching: Ricky Harrison July 28, 2019 Host Church: Chico UMC Preaching: Chad Mogus * All services start at 6:00 p.m. FUMC of Alvord hosted the Vespers service last June 30, 2019. Thanks, Julia, for preparing enchiladas!