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

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Nomads On a Mission
Active in Divine Service

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

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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 Afternoon –
Well, folks we still need rain! Please say an extra prayer! Also, please take the time to review our prayer list. There are so many who need your prayers recently. If someone’s prayers have been answered, let me know so I can removed them from the list.

We are starting something NEW. Please click on the link below for our Church Calendar! If you need me to add an event, meeting or to make a correction, please let me know. Check it out! You can create a new icon/folder on your desktop and copy this link. Go to your desktop, right click for a pop up box. Go to NEW and then CREATE SHORTCUT.  Copy the link below and insert it into the box. Click next and then name the shortcut … like Church Calendar. Then click FINISH. You should have a shortcut icon that takes you directly to the calendar.

Don’t forget every Monday the doors will be open at the church for prayer from 12 – 1 pm.

Here is the diddy for today!
An atheist was taking a walk through the woods. 'What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!', he said to himself.
As he continued walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes. Turning to look, he saw a 7 foot grizzly charging towards him.
He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. At that instant the atheist cried out: 'Oh my God!...'
Time stopped.
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.
It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice came out of the sky saying: 'You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?'
The atheist looked directly into the light . . . could you make the BEAR a Christian?
'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you make the BEAR a Christian?'
'Very well, 'said the voice. The light went out, and the sounds of the forest resumed. And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke: 'Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful, Amen.'

Here’s what’s happening off of our front porch…
Oct. 15th          6 pm Choir
Oct. 16th          10 am UMW meeting
Oct. 17th          9 am Worship meeting / 1 pm Ministry team meeting
Oct. 19th          2 pm – Diane Foshee’s memorial
Oct. 20th          After the 11 am service there is a Mission Meal

Here is something to ponder….
What did God change Jacob’s name to?

a.     Israel
b.     Peniel
c.      Mahanaim
d.     Judah

Answer: a    Genesis 32:28

Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes

Pastor RichardCROSS-TALK

Howdy Church!

As you may already know Janneke and I have been meeting with many of you in various small group settings to discuss what your hopes and dreams are for our church. One theme that has consistently been mentioned is that of re-beginnings.

The Methodist Church appoints pastors on an annual basis and generally leaves them in place for at least three years before changing. While we as church members don’t always like changing pastors it does provide a ready opportunity for the church to make changes to their programs as needed. And like anyone else involved in a task, It is easy for the church to get so caught up in the work itself that it sometimes loses the big picture of how a particular task fits in the calling of the church to its particular community. Changing pastors provides a good opportunity for fresh eyes to step in and ask some big picture questions that can help re-align the work of the church.

The Great Commission our Lord gave us is to make disciples of Jesus in our community and from the people in our community. Everything we do as a church and as individuals within our church should be oriented towards that end. We serve the poor - to invite them to be disciples and to be disciples ourselves, practicing compassion. We worship God together - to disciple each other and provide an entry point for others to join us. We study the scriptures together - to discover and remind each other who God is and to provide another entry point for others to experience him for themselves.

Many churches fall into the trap of doing the same programs year after year without seriously evaluating the programs and making sure that they really do fit their communities or the memberships of the churches. Think about your neighbors - are our Discipleship and Outreach activities like our Bible Studies, UMW or Building Bridges appropriate for them? And if they are, are we inviting our friends and neighbors to take part? Do the activities we promote meet specific needs that are tied into evangelism or discipleship for our community? If so, are we actively and consistently inviting others to join us?

Janneke and I have both been so impressed with how well you each do know your neighbors and the people of our community. Our fresh eyes see that interest and concern for our community in the membership of our church. This Fall let’s re-evaluate our activities and if they suit our church and our friends, let’s be intentional about inviting our friends and neighbors to join us here. And if we don’t know our neighbors, let’s introduce ourselves. A simple “howdy, I’m not sure we’ve met” is such an easy way to start a relationship that may change both your lives!

Our society is looking for connection with others and a relationship with a Living God who will welcome them as his own. Let’s use this Fall to “re-begin” with some of our neighbors to provide those connections and invitations to know him as we “re-begin” as a church with a new pastor.

Your new, big picture pastor,
Pastor Richard
August 2019

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
"Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty. The water that I will give him will become in him a well of life that lasts forever" John 4:14

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

Contemporary Service 8:30 A.M.
Sunday Worship Service 11 A.M.
Adult Sunday School 9:30 A.M.