Shop Online? Make a difference when you do! There is no better way to take care of that long Back to School shopping list than to use UMCmarket and have your favorite stores give a percentage to your church. With the upcoming Back To School shopping season, the average family will likely spend $672. For participants in [...]
Due to scheduling and booking conflicts with Daingerfield State Park there is a date change for Methodist Youth Day. It will NOT be Saturday August 16th but rather it will be Saturday August 23. For more info goto: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409021646040955/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1380052125614825/ Aaron Dudley Office 903-856-2839 Cell 903-720-5164 North District Youth Coordinator
Dear Friends in the Texas Annual Conference, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Resurrected Savior. As you are aware, a series of spring storms bringing devastating tornadoes and floods have swept across the Southern section of the United States during this week. Hundreds of homes and two United Methodist churches, one [...]
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A support group and educational program for Adults will be offered this fall at:
Longview First United Methodist Church
November 4, 2014
Tuesday Evenings 6-7 pm
400 N Fredonia St.
Longview, TX 75601
Divorced? Separated? There is help. Divorce care is a weekly group that can help you heal from the hurt. In a warm and caring environment, you will learn practical advice that can help you deal with the challenges of divorce. Best of all, you will gain hope for the future.
Contact: Steffani Chapman 903 753-4463 Ext. 23 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also Being Offered:
Divorce Care for Kids provides a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, and develop skills needed for coping with divorce.
Contact: Nathan Firmin 903 753-4463 Ext 24 or email@example.com
Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well as we get ready to head back to school!
BIG HOUSE 2015 Group Registration will open on Sept. 1st and there are some exciting new things we wanted to share with you.
First - this year we will allow you to bring students who have completed the 5th grade and are going to 6th grade.
Secondly, we will have a Test Camp for those of you that would like an extra day of BIG HOUSE. This will run into August. The dates are July 29 – Aug. 2. The total cost of this camp will be $140. Once this camp is full, the camp is full and we will not offer a second 4 day camp in 2015. We will see how this camp goes in 2015 as to whether we add more in 2016.
Once you register for camp, you have 2 weeks to send your deposit to be officially registered. If you have any questions, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you. Thank you all! We look forward to serving with you and your students!
Kristen Cleveland – Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG HOUSE Group Registration 2015
Group Registration Opens Sept. 1, 2014 and closes January 1, 2015
Total Cost for Regular Thursday through Sunday Camps – $125
Total Cost for Test Camp Wednesday through Sunday Camp – $140
Individual Registration FOR ALL CAMPS will be sent out January 15, 2015 and will be due:
by April 1, 2015 (forms, church roster, final payment due) – $125 per person Regular Camps – or – $140 Test Camp
April 2 – May 1, 2015 – $140 per person Regular Camps – or – $150 Test Camp
May 2 – up until 2 weeks prior to camp – $150 per person – or – $160 Test Camp
There are no refunds on group or individual registration. You may substitute registrations for campers up until 2 weeks prior to camp.
WE INVITE YOU TO
THE ACADEMY OF FAITH AND MONEY
The Texas Methodist Foundation invites you to participate in an extraordinary gathering focused on creating a culture of generosity within your congregation. TMF is collaborating with Horizons Stewardship Company to bring the Academy of Faith and Money to Houston in November.
The Academy offers three full days of current, practical teachings on stewardship, featuring two of the best thought leaders on generosity - Clif Christopher, author of Rich Church, Poor Church and Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate, and Michael Reeves, co-author of Extravagant Generosity.
The Academy of Faith and Money will be held on November 11-13, 2014. Classes include topics ranging from a foundational theology of generosity to personal finances, from year round stewardship to preaching, and much more.Sessions begin at 10 am on Tuesday and 8:30 am on Wednesday and Thursday. The Academy will conclude at 3 pm on Thursday afternoon. Plenary sessions will occur during the day with optional breakout sessions offered in the evening. Click here for descriptions of plenary and breakout sessions.
The Academy for Faith and Money will be held on November 11-13, 2014, at the Houston Marriott North. The cost to you is $499 if you register before September 15, after which the cost goes to $699. This fee covers classes, materials and three lunches (does not include hotel).
Limited scholarships are available through TMF. To learn more, contact Joyce Russell at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
What: Gobble Wobble – Newgate Mission’s Annual Run-Walk Fundraiser- Longview, Texas
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014
9 a.m. (Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Paul Borman Trail on the loop across from Austin Bank
Needs: Runners, walkers, families (dogs are welcome) sponsors, teams.
Saturday, September 13 at noon. Lunch at the District Parsonage in Longview, Texas
917 Hillcrest, Longview TX 75601
Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Clergy Spouses Fall Retreat at Lakeview Methodist Retreat Center in Palestine, Texas
Saturday, December 6 at 5 PM (Tentative time). District Christmas Party at Carnegie Library, 2nd Floor, Jefferson, Texas
Time to get ready for a new school year and we need your help! Just a couple of weeks of Summer left. Still time to make a difference. Join Us!
August 19th and 20th from 9 am to 4 PM
Our “To Do List” for the Work Days:
—Finish up Kitchen Makeover
—–Cleaning and Organizing
—–Small Repairs and Painting
—–And Other Projects!
Gilmont is a Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center located near Gilmer, Texas. It is a place of intentional focus on spiritual renewal for all ages and for a larger Christian community. Gilmont is used frequently by local Emmaus Groups for their weekend retreats. Visit www.campgilmont.org to find out more about their facilities and workshop offerings.
Gilmont is excited to welcome you to be part of new spiritual formation opportunities for adults this fall. These are wonderful opportunities for local churches in East Texas.
Midweek Sabbath Awakening, with Rev. Wendy Miller, Upper Room author of Learning to Listen: A Guide for Spiritual Friends, September 22-24, 2014.
Renovaré at Gilmont November 7-9, 2014 with Renovaré board members, Dr. Chris Hall and Rev. Linda Christians.
Women’s Retreat February 6-8, 2015 with Margot Starbuck, author of Small Things With Great Love. Will explore “Is God For Me.?”
Come enjoy a few days of renewal or make a day trip. Click on each link above for more including special rates for couples and day trips. Call 903-797-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
The attached flyer has a bit of info about each of these retreats.
MONDAY MORNING CLERGY QUADRANT MEETINGS set for SEPTEMBER
TIME: 10 am
First Monday September 1 LABOR DAY Meeting moved to Tuesday, September 2 at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas
Second Monday September 8 Pittsburg First UMC
Third Monday September 15 “The Gathering” at Lakeview this week, meeting postponed.
Fourth Monday September 22 Greggton UMC, Longview
Fifth Monday September 29 Hardy Memorial UMC, Texarkana
September Reading Material for Discussion:
“Ultimately Responsible: When You’re in Charge of Igniting a Ministry” by Sue Nilson Kibbey
East Texas Performing Arts presents: The Throwaway Children
Written with a Christian world view, this original drama highlights the ongoing global crisis of human trafficking. “Twenty-seven million salves; more than any other time in the history of the planet,” are the opening lines of The Throwaway Children. Featuring eight East Texas youth, audiences will walk away with hope, despite becoming aware of the harsh and traumatic effects slavery has on its victims. Mercy and grace are extended to the perpetrators and their victims in this play, written, directed, and choreographed by Sara Whitaker. Human trafficking affects the affluent and the poverty stricken in both rural and urban areas. Though this play presents difficult material, it offers a redemptive solution. In God’s eyes, there is hope for all people. The men and women who have fallen into prostitution still have value and purpose. Location: Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin. Friday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 17 @ 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center 305 E. Austin Jefferson, TX
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.