FUMC Alvord

From the Pastor On the Porch with the Pastor: August 2020 - When I was a child, I would visit my grandparents in East Tennessee each summer. One my favorite things to do was to sit out on the porch with my great grandfather. He would have his feet leaning against the old tree, tilted back in his metal lawn chair and rolling a stalk of grass between his teeth. We would… Read More
praying hands on Bible Cultivating Believers - Worship We returned to the sanctuary this past Sunday. It was a blessing to have some of our membership sitting in the pews. Our Facebook Live will continue and we are working on how to improve that overall experience. We will have Communion Sunday the first Sunday of September. Prayer We have a very long “Prayer Concerns” list, which can… Read More
leadership We Need Leaders! - Empowering Leaders We need leaders to help us come together to nourish and nurture our church family. I would like to ask each of you to pray about how God is calling you to serve our church community. Worship AcolytesLay Worship LeadersTechnology Team Small Group Coordinator This leadership role involves working with Pastor Carol to create innovative ways for us… Read More
Church Council Meeting Administrative Council Meeting: September 22, 2020 - Discipleship Faithfulness Administrative Council Meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:30 p.m. Organizational Team Reports Trustees July was busy. We got the parsonage ready for the new pastor, repaired an old gas line and an AC compressor, and we set up the church to follow our plan for returning to the building. Our hand sanitizer machines will be replaced next week.… Read More
people march for racial justice Conference News and Justice for All - Bishop Michael McKee cast a vision called “Journey Toward Racial Justice.” “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 The Mission is to create disciples of Jesus Christ who are courageously anti-racist in… Read More
rocks God Sightings: Are We Really Rocks? - We all know about the disciple Peter but did you know his name means rock in Greek? This is not a coincidence. “Jesus says, ‘I say to you, Peter upon this rock I will build my church…”(Matthew 16:18) Peter had a big job and he often doubted what God could do through him. But God knew! There are over 30… Read More
Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels News: August 2020 - Because wellness and safety are our greatest concern, we are following strict guidelines for serving and delivering food. Our routes have changed. We are delivering past the Hot Skillet toward Decatur, North and East of Alvord. We served nutritious meals to 21 people and YOUR donations, volunteering, and organizing made this happen. Welcome, Diane and Mark Howell, our new team… Read More
Alvord Cares Ends August 10, 2020 - Alvord Cares Ministry will end on August 10, 2020, after a wonderful summer that has required adapting how we handed out food but nothing was going to stop us! We want to thank everyone who has volunteered, made donations, and has prayed for our families in need. This has been a collaborative effort. Thank you, FUMC of Alvord, Community Members,… Read More