Did You Hear?
Our Youth Love to Serve
This summer, 20 of our youth spent a week "giving back." During their mission trip to West Virginia, they worked long days as members of different constructin crews, deepened their relationship with God through daily worship and devotions, created new friendships, strenthened old friendships, and learned a lot about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Some of the ways our youth raise money for youth programmig include:
- Phone book delivery
- Christmas sale
- Special projects-construction, yard work, various others projects
Are you wondering how you can help them? An opportunity is right around the corner! Beginning August 31, our youth will begin their annual Youth Stock sales. This year, we are moving Youth Stock sales from January to September. If you purchased stocks last January, thank you, and please know that those stock dividends will definitely be honored through the end of December. Keep your eye out for our youth, in the narthex between services. They would love to tell you about their personal mission trip experiences and can share with you how you can support next year's trip through the purchase of a Youth Stock. Thank you!
Youth ready to leave for mission trip this summer.
A New Group has Formed
'Open Doors' is a group for all generations. We gather for prayer, fellowship and study downstairs in Room 116 on Sunday mornings between services. Bring your coffee and come on down. Our doors are always open.
Mission in Guatemala Opportunitiy!!!
Two opportunities to serve the people of Guatemala through the Organizatin for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM) are coming in 2015! click for more
Upcoming Fall Events
Where Your Treasure Is,
Your Heart Will Be Also...
Money affects your heart. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your stress level, your anxiety, and the health of your relationships. It is on wonder, then, that Jesus talked about the relationship between our treasure and our hearts.
For a four-week period on October, we will look at the many ways that our treasure (time, energy, money) affects our spiritual and emotional lives. Join us in worship starting in October as we begin our new sermon series called Treasure. We will explore Matthew 6 and Jesus' teachings on money, giving, worry, and more.
At the end of the four weeks, we will have an opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will receive commitment cards in the mail, and cards will be available on Sunday mornings. We will bring these commitment cards to worship on Sunday, October 26.
We hope that you'll join us in the coming weeks as we look at Jesus' teach8ing on how we can avoid freedom from some of the common pitfalls related to money, and how we can give our lives and our treasure to God.
Kids enjoying the first night of Halftime
learning about the Women at the Well.
New Member Class "Disciple's Path"
If you are new to First UMC and are interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of the church, you are welcome to be part of the next New Member class, titled "A Disciple's Path," on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning October 5th through November 16th. This class explores ways to deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. It's also a great way to get to know other people in the church and learn about various opportunities to get involved. You may register for the class by calling the church office at 620-342-6186 or by emailing Jeannie Jensen at email@example.com.