Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Leakey United Methodist Church
Welcome to the Leakey Methodist Church

Please check back regularly for more information

Click here to read about the NOMADS
Nomads On a Mission
Active in Divine Service

Click here to read the latest Youth News

A nursery is available
for those parents who wish to use it.

We have the ability to take donations online
for general donation, backpack ministry, altar flowers, youth group or other

Click here if you would like to donate

Please click the links below to learn about our Scholarship Programs

Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship Renewal Application

Leakey United Methodist Church Scholarship

Leakey United Methodist Church Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients

Good chilly afternoon to all!

PPP –Check your pets, pipes and people. Please check on those who might need a little help with winterizing their pipes and such. God Blesses those who help serve.
Here is your diddy for the day!

At Sunday School they were learning how God created everything, including human beings. Johnny was especially intent when the teacher told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.


Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, "Johnny, what is the matter?"
Johnny responded, "I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife." 

Tithe the new way!
If you would like start making donations online go to www.leakeyumc.org  on our home page there is a link, right under our church picture. You will be able to choose in the privacy of your home how you want to donate. Some of the options are - to the general fund (goes to our church budget to pay bills), backpack ministry, altar flowers, youth groups, etc… Even if you like to put your tithe in the plate each Sunday, this could be an option if you are home sick. We appreciate your support for our church.

Please make a note of the change in dates. The Christmas Party for the 84 residents of Cedar Hills Geriatric Center in Camp Wood was Dec. 11th and now is Dec. 12th at noon.
There will be shoebox gifts, Christmas bingo, Sing-a-long, Christmas treats, and you are welcome to join us for the fun and festivities. If you would like to donate to this ministry, each box will cost about $30.00. You can make your checks payable to Leakey UMW.
Or you can help with the list of items below to make this a huge success and bring some cheer to these folks….

1.     The gift of your time and a nice long visit, perhaps, to share a meal with them.
2.     Soft smelling lotions, like Lubriderm, cologne spritzers – with a pump dispensers or containers that are easy to open.
3.     Fluffy socks, comfortable slippers (slip proof), sweat suits, Santa hats
4.     Personal cosmetic wipes, flushable towelettes, air fresheners, Lysol
5.     Mind games like Scrabble, crossword puzzles, find-a-word and Sudoku puzzles
6.     Homemade treats, candies, sugar free items, cookies but No hard candy.
7.     Bird feeders and the seed to refill those.
8.     Compact discs of singers from their era… like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby.
9.     Stuffed animals that remind them of beloved pets.
10.  Blankets
11.  Clock
12.  Sweater
13.  Shaving kit
14.  Calendar
15.  Chap stick – lip balm
16.  Tissue pack
17.  Christmas ornament
18.  Cross
19.  Toothbrush and paste
20.  Comb / Brush
21.  Nail file
22.  Notepads
23.  Pen and pencils
24.  Little cute sign or saying
25.  Plant
26.  Flashlight
27.  Nightlight
28.  Bookmark
29.  Snacks

Here is the news off of our front porch….

November 13th            4 pm Adm/Finance Meeting / There will be no choir practice today. Please arrive at 10:15 am on Sunday to practice.
November 14th            3:45 pm Deep Blue Kids / 5:30 pm Youth Meeting / 6:30 pm Bible Study
November 18th            8:30 am Contemporary Church Service / 9:30 am Bible Study / 10:15 am Choir Practice / 11:00 am Communion Service / At noon there will be the Pre-Charge Church Conference in the sanctuary.
November 19th            6:00 pm Community Women’s Bible Study
November 20th            6:45 am Emmaus Breakfast / 6:00 pm Choir
November 21st            The 10 am UMW will not meet / No Deep Blue or Youth meeting / No Bible Study at 6:30 pm
                                    (Please make a note – This week is the last Wednesday for Youth to meet. The Deep Blue Kids will continue after Thanksgiving.)
November 22nd           THANKSGIVING – Patti & Jim Armstrong will host a Share A Meal in the Fellowship Hall at noon. All are welcome. Please contact them at        232-5809 so they will have a head count. If you can, please bring a dessert or side dish.
November 25th            Noisy offering – don’t forget your coins. Hanging of the Greens after church. If you can help decorate the church…please stay after the 11 am service. There will not be a fellowship meal.
November 27th            Deadline for the newsletter.
November 29th            6 pm extra choir practice.
December 2nd              The UMW Church Brunch will be December 2nd. One worship service from 10 am – 11 am. The brunch will be in the Fellowship Hall from 11 am – 12:30 pm. The United Methodist Women would like to express their love and appreciation for your support of their mission work throughout the year. Please join for the fun, food, fellowship and maybe some surprises!

That afternoon, at 2 pm will be the Church Conference at the Hondo Methodist Church. The address is 1006 16th Street.

Well, that is about all know… stay warm my friends… Here is something to ponder….

Name one of the five books in the Bible that contain only one chapter….
a.     1 John
b.     Titus
c.      Habakkuk
d.     Obadiah

Answer: d – there are others… Philemon, 2 & 3 John, and Jude

Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes

Pastor WalterCross Talk

Once again election season is upon us! As I write this early voting has already begun, and the clock is quickly counting down to election day. And yet, the ads continue as do the heated debates on social media, and it seems like more and more voter guides are available for those handful of undecided voters. Yes, election season is upon us.

This election season has been a challenging one full of division and hate. Much like the parable of the Speck and the Log in Matthew 7: 1 – 5, we have been able to watch our political candidates point out each other’s flaws while dismissing their own. This has not only been consistent with the candidates, but many of their supporters as well. Rather than talk about the issues affecting our country, we have made it personal. We really don’t want to admit it but our hearts have been hardened towards those with whom we disagree. Is this really how we should live and vote or are we called to something better?

On October 6, 1774, John Wesley wrote some very wise words concerning the privilege to vote:

I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

This election year, I encourage you to go and vote if you haven’t already. But when you do, follow the advice of the founder of Methodism. Go and vote for the candidate you judge most worthy, and regardless of the outcome don’t harbor hate in your heart. Don’t speak evil of the person for whom you didn’t vote for, or idolize the person you did. Make sure that you don’t hold a grudge against those who voted differently. Don’t worry about trying to change their hearts or minds, just love them for who they are. If we could do this could you imagine how different our world might be?

Grace and peace,
Pastor Walter

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.

Read more about the history of The United Methodist Church

Leakey United Methodist Church
 
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Leakey United Methodist Church
Pastor Walter Prescher
P. O. Box 417
419 North Market Street Leakey, TX 78873
Phone (830) 232-6266 - Fax (830) 232-6266

leakeyumc@hctc.net
Sunday Worship Services 11 A.M.
8:30 A.M. Contemporary Service
Adult Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Choir 6:00 PM Tuesday
Tuesday God’s Time (Bible Study) 7 PM
Youth Fellowship 5:30 P.M. Wednesdays