Mission FUMC
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Serving Christ, Loving All

Church Newsletter

Chilli’s Giveback Day is here again! Flyers are at the Welcome desk to earn 15% of your meal purchase as a ‘give back’ to the Church for any food you purchase on Jan. 25 at Chili’s on Frontage Rd by HEB Plus. Be sure to pick up your flyer and meet at the restaurant for some great food, conversation, and earn some dollars for the Church at the same time!

 ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS! We will be having a Trusted con Confianza safety training on Saturday, February 10 from 9:30 AM to Noon. ALL employees are required to attend if they have anything to do with children or ‘at risk’ adults. Any volunteer who deals with the same groups is also required to attend. Pre-registration online is necessary. Contact the office for instructions

Soup N Subs Yes, along with an early Easter comes an early Soup N Subs! Fat Tuesday is the 13th of February, so tickets are going on sale now. See Judy Parmenter if you want to sell some. The price is staying at $7.00 each again this year. We have set up a sign-up table and starting January 28 we will be selling tickets in the Welcome Center area. Posters are also available on the table if you would like to display them in your park. Oh – the new Canadian Cheese soup was taste tested this week – YUMMMMMM.

New Brown Bag Study. Pastor Bill will be starting a new Brown Bag Study on Wednesday, January 31st at Noon in the Fellowship Hall. The study is titled “Therefore Go: Short Study of the United Methodist Church”. Counting the introduction, it is scheduled for 7 weeks. The study is based on the “Therefore Go” hand book What It Means to be a United Methodist.  These books are available from the Office if you would like to get a preview of what will be covered. Sign up sheets are at the Welcome desk.


Lone Star Jubilee is coming! Thursday, January 25 we will be hosting 2 shows of music and comedy by the Lone Star Jubilee. Shows are at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. A love offering will be taken at each performance.


Attention Finance, SPRC, & Trustees committee members – a “Know Your Ministry” workshop session will be held at the District Office in McAllen on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 AM to Noon. A ribbon cutting for the new District offices will be held at noon. 


Dancing in the Fellowship Hall. Round dancing on Monday at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM, and Wednesday at 1:30 PM; Square Dancing on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM and on Fridays at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM Come on and show off those moves!


January 26-28 Mid-Winter Camp


ESL teachers/helpers request The ESL Program is looking for a few teachers and helpers for one or two mornings a week from November to April (with time off for school holidays and vacations). You do not have to be a retired teacher, and you don’t need to speak Spanish. A desire to help others is the main requirement! You are invited to visit a class on a Monday or Wednesday to see if this is something you want to do. Please call Lisa Keller (956-802-5802) to arrange a visit. 


Autoharp Practice Claire Richardson is again offering her expertise on the autoharp and will be giving instruction at 1:30 PM on Sundays in the Music Room. If you are interested, speak with her about the details.



information sheets  To all of our returning friends and family – we have installed new membership software and are working on updating all of our records. If you would please pick up a Member Information Sheet from the Welcome Desk and fill it out, we can be sure that the information we have on you is accurate. We have started to send out important announcements via email lists, so if you want to be included on those lists, we have to have a current email address for you. Another reason to update your information Not coming down this year, or can't make it in? Download a form here.Thank you!


Quarterly Giving Statements will be sent out in January and we really need to have your correct address! This is another reason we need your updated membership information. If you did not receive a copy of the annual Narrative Budget with your Pledge Card included, we probably do NOT have a good address for you. Please either contact the office, or complete a Membership form, which is available at the Welcome Center.



Be sure to take a look at the Church Activity Calendar to see what is coming up at the Church. If you hover (hold) your cursor over the event, you will see the details listed.



Prayer List Needs Updating Please take a look at the long term prayer list. If you see someone that is no longer with us, or who has recovered from their problem and can be removed. Please let the office know so we can keep the list up to date. Thank you!


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