Mission FUMC
Friday, October 20, 2017

Church Newsletter


Trunks ‘N’ Treats is coming!! Please bring your candy donations to the Welcome Center or the Office. We will need lots of non-melting (that’s no chocolate!), single wrapped candy for the decorated cars to hand out, as well as adults to hand it out. Sign-up sheets are in the Welcome Center for you to add your vehicle and yourselves to the fun on Halloween evening.

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Trunks ‘N’ Treats Hotdogs & Chips! As you know, we also hand out yummy hotdogs, nachos and lemonade to our little trick-or-treaters and their companions. We need volunteers for this tent, as well as donations  to purchase the dogs, buns, chips, etc. See Ange Duvall to volunteer. For donations, please designate as such on your check or envelope. 

Staff Appreciation & Potluck Dinner The 2nd annual Staff Appreciation Day is Sunday, October 22. FUMC staff personnel will be introduced during worship services. Potluck lunch follows the 11:00 A.M. service. Please Bring a covered dish to share. Sign the “Thank You” cards in the Welcome Center. A love offering will be given to each staff person. A box for contributions is in the Welcome Center. Join in and make October 22nd a joyous day for everyone, staff and congregation! SPRC Committee.

Chili’s Update: Last month, we ate our way to another $140.00 donation from Chili’s! Way to go, folks! We get to do it again on October 26th. Flyers will again be available at the Welcome Center and the Office. 


Walk to Bethlehem We are starting our walk to Bethlehem next Sunday, the 29th of October and will continue to walk until the 17th of December. Sign up sheets and personal mileage logs are at the Welcome Center desk. Please join us. We have a gift for the top walker this year. Your Health Committee.

Shopping online for the holidays? How about doing a painless donation to the Church at the same time? Just visit the UMC Market at https://umcmarket.org/shopping and download the browser button. Since there over 1,000 sites/stores partnered with UMC Market, chances are good that you will be using a few of them. Just click on the button in your toolbar (a little shopping cart) and activate the donation for that site. It’s really that simple!

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.

Keys, Keys, Who Has the Keys? Do you have one or more keys to the church? We are trying to put together a list of who all has keys to the various areas of the church. If you have one (or some), please give the office a call and let them know which keys you have so they can be recorded. Thank you!!! 


Members’ information sheets We still need a lot of you to complete your member information sheet so we can make sure that our contact and other information on you and your family is not only accurate, but complete. If you have not handed one in yet, please pick it up at the Welcome Desk and bring it back with you next week.


Quarterly Giving Statements went out last week and we have already received some back with bad addresses! This is another reason we need your updated membership information. If you have not received your statement, please call the office.


Grief Support Group A Grief Support Group will be starting up October 30 to December 11 at El Mesias UMC .This series will be on “Preparing for the holidays after a loss.” The English sessions will run from 1:00-2:00 PM on Mondays. If you are interested in attending, you MUST pre-register by calling Beatriz Alaniz at (956)655-4659. They will not accept walk-ins.



ESL Registration – October 25, 9:00-11:00 A.M.

Charge Conference – October 29

ESL Classes Start – October 30, 9:00 A.M.

Trunks & Treats – October 31 


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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