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What is Advent About?

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Advent

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? A season ripened by anticipation. We’re waiting for the big day to come — a day sure to be full of joy, reflection and peace. Right? You’re likely thinking I’m alluding to Christmas Day — which, in our United Methodist Tradition, we observe on December 25 (like most other Christian denominations). Culturally that seems to be the big focus this time of year. In the church, our congregations are preparing for their Christmas observances and celebrations. The time leading up to Christmas is known as “Advent”. It might jar some to learn that Advent only kind of partially has anything to do with Christmas. It is a time of heavy anticipation. It focuses on waiting for a big occurrence. But the anticipated occurrence or event is not actually fully realized on Christmas. During Advent we’re anticipating the full realization of … Read More

Meals on Wheels News: November 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Thanksgiving came early for Meals on Wheels. Barb and Jo fixed pork loin, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry salad, roll, and sugar cookie. Janice, Shelly, Les, and Deborah delivered. Happy Thanksgiving! “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into it.” – Mother Teresa It takes a village! This group is faithful to coordinate and deliver for our Meals on Wheels day. The Sisters made soup, chicken salad sandwiches, and sopapilla cheesecake. Thanks to all our veterans!

Looking for a Pianist

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FUMC Alvord is looking for a pianist. The ideal candidate is one who has experience playing in worship and working with small church choirs. The job entails playing in weekly worship and during choir practice on Wednesday evenings. This position also requires working with individuals and ensembles for special music for worship as well as well as playing for additional seasonal worship services and events.

Meals on Wheels News: October 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Legend Bank of Alvord bought enchilada lunches for our Meals on Wheels folks. This group had fun delivering them. Special thanks to Margaret and all the employees at Legend for all they do for our community. In memory of Polly Elliott, Cheryl, Donna, and Kim fixed some of Polly’s favorites — turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pecan pies, and rolls. Deborah, Les, and Charlie delivered the meal to our MOW.Thanks to Erica and Veronica for keeping us organized. “More love to Thee, O Christ!” Donna and Lucy fixed fried chicken, cream potatoes, fancy beans, rolls, and cookies. Janice, Shelly and Danielle love delivering and saying hi to our Meals on Wheels community. “For it is in giving that we receive.” ~ Francis of Assisi Julia and Jodi fixed tuna salad, fruit, and stained glass jello for dessert. Les and Deborah love delivering to the Meals on Wheels folks. … Read More

Meals on Wheels News: September 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Donna, Cheryl, and Cat fixed BBQ sausage with beans, potato salad, cornbread, and Sopapilla Cheesecake. Charlie, Janice, and Jo delivered. “The greatest example of love is serving others.” ~Mother Teresa Big thank you to Cat, Clay, Chasen, Kim, Clint, and Melissa for making 200 breakfast burritos for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Homecoming breakfast. Pastor Carol delivered a great message for the young people. It’s a great day to be a Bulldog! Cheryl, Donna, and Kim fixed family favorites. Baked chicken, fresh sweet potatoes, broccoli and rice, Watergate salad, and a hot roll. Prayers for our Meals on Wheels families.

Meals on Wheels News: August 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Charley Grae had an exciting day today. Cheryl, Donna, and Kim fixed pork loin over rice, twice baked potatoes, fancy green beans, peach dumplings, and rolls. Les, Deborah, and Erica delivered and treated Meals on Wheels with posters made by our Vacation Bible School. These ladies always have the best meals and goodie bags. They love serving our community! “Do little things with great love.” Mother Teresa

Meals on Wheels News: July 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Donna and Kim had chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad, and cake ready for this group to deliver. Our kiddos are always willing to help with our Meals on Wheels. “Two are better than one…” Ecclesiastes 4:9 Cheryl, Donna, and Kim enjoyed cooking and visiting with this delivery team. Texas heat is here. Prayers for our Meals on Wheels folks to stay cool. Jo, Lucy, and Julia prepared the best summer meal. Hamburger & Macaroni with fresh garden vegetables and chocolate cake with fruit. Judy and Reese came to deliver along with Kacie and Janice. We welcome our new volunteers!

Meals on Wheels News: June 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Barb cooked a delicious meal. She and Jo had everything packed for Charles and Kacie to deliver. It takes a village and our village is blessed. Cheryl, Donna, and Kim fixed meatloaf, squash casserole, scalloped potatoes, cornbread, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Bonnie, Charlie, and Josalyn delivered and said hi to our Meals on Wheels family. Praying for our community to keep safe and cool. Blessed to be a blessing Jo and Barb had some great help today with meals on wheels. Having youth and kiddos help is always a blessing. The Sparks’ clan made lunch for Meals on Wheels. Our fabulous drivers were Debra and Les Hill, and Bonnie Foreman and her sweet granddaughters.

Meals on Wheels News: May 2021

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Meals on Wheels

Stacey cooked a feast. Pork loin, corn, steamed vegetables, hash brown casserole. This group always has a good time plating and delivering. “Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13 Pastor Carol cooked for MOW today. Looks like these ladies are having a great time serving our community and our God. This is the day that the Lord has made. Another Mother’s Day Tribute. Cheryl, Donna and Kim cooked some of Polly’s favorites. Honey baked ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli & rice, rolls, and pecan pies. Mother enjoyed supporting our Meals on Wheels. Sharing fond memories and sending best wishes. Jo fixed the perfect meal: chicken salad, deviled eggs, tossed salad, cookies, and fruit. Erica and Deborah helped plate and deliver. This is the day that the Lord has made.