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The Finance committee would like to thank everyone for the open hearts you all had with our Fall Fund Drive. The Fund Drive was a HUGE SUCCESS!
On another note, due to my work schedule I am out of town a lot. Therefore, I feel I need to step down from the chair position of the Finance Committee. I will continue to serve until the end of this year. It was an honor and thank you for the opportunity to serve.
David Auld / Finance Committee Chair
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Good Afternoon to All!
Ok, diddy for the day….
Did all the animals on the ark come in pairs? Answer: No, the worms came in apples!
Oh, what a beautiful day… a couple of days ago it was in the teens! Go figure! If you don’t like Texas weather… don’t worry, it will change! So many people have the allergies or a nasty cold/cough. Hope those folks are feeling a little better….
- Don’t forget if you would like to attend the Equipping of the Saints workshop in Fredericksburg, the DEADLINE is January 12th. It cost $12.00 which covers your meal. You can contact Pastor Walter or Me, Theresa Auld (232-5955 home).
- If you requested an update; the updates to the Binder Directories are located in the wall files at the back of the church.
- The backpack ministry is now up to 31 children! Thanks to the ladies and those who have made contribution to ensure this ministry is a success.
Well, here are the latest updates and ready, set, go!
January 15th – Communion Church
January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Community Women’s Bible Study @ 6:30 pm
January 17th – Emmaus Breakfast @ 6:45 am / Frio Canyon Homemaker’s Club meeting @ 2 pm / Choir @ 6 pm
January 18th – United Methodist Women’s meeting @ 10 am
January 19th – Finance Meeting @ 4 pm
January 21st – Equipping of the Saints in Fredericksburg
NOW MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE ONE TIME CHANGES FOR THIS MONTH!
January 22nd (Sunday) Noisy offering / NO FELLOWSHIP MEAL / but the American Legion Hall will have a fund raiser of chili and cornbread! No cooking for you and it helps the American Legion Hall!
January 29th (Sunday) We will have a FELLOWSHIP MEAL and there will be 5th Sunday Sing Sing @ St. Raymond’s Church.
Confused Yet? Ha!
I will leave you with this to ponder…. What animal carcass did Samson find honey inside? A) Bear B) Lion C) Gazelle D) Sheep
Answer: B) Lion (Judges 14:9)
Hugs and lots of love…
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What a year 2016 has been! For many of us this year has been full of change, LUMC got a new pastor, Catherine and I were welcomed into a new community, as a church we have welcomed new brothers and sisters in Christ, and said good bye to several beloved members of our church family. In less than a week 2017 begins, and with each new year we have the opportunity to start afresh. How many of you already have plans for a new year’s resolution? What is God inviting you to do in this next year, in your personal faith journey, as a church, in the community?
God has plans for us all this year. Jeremiah 29: 11-13 reminds us that “I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. When you call me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you search for me with all your heart, you will find me.” (Common English Bible). These famous words of encouragement from Jeremiah were given to a community in exile, who had begun to lose their identity. While they don’t exactly fit our situation, I invite you to take comfort in them. God has plans for us, our family, our church, and community this next year. Plans for us to prosper, to be instruments of His peace and mercy, and to grow in faith and love. All we have to do is to seek with all our heart, and to faithfully call out to our Heavenly Father.
How wonderful is it to know that God has plans for us! We may not know all the details of those plans, but through faith and hope we know that God has amazing things in store. As you prepare to welcome the new year, I invite you think about making a new year’s resolu-tion to devote at least 15 minutes a day to prayer and study. I know many of you already do this, and maybe you expand that time slightly. Let’s start this new year off with our hearts and minds focused on God, and see where He will lead us!
Grace and Peace,
|History of the United Methodist Church
On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, "Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church," the new denomination was given birth by two churches that had distinguished histories and influential ministries in various parts of the world.
Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work. Jacob Albright, through whose religious experience and leadership the Evangelical Association was begun, was nurtured in a Methodist class meeting following his conversion.
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