Style Show Memories 2017…in preparation for 26th Annual Event

November 5, 2018

2017 KITCHEN CREW:  The amazing kitchen crew ready to serve the delightful luncheon to over 100 eager guests.  Shown here are Louise Smith, Shirley Perkins, Nan Byars, Judy Sparks, Janette Young, and Dollie Benoit.  This year’s event is Friday, November 9, doors open at 10:30; luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. – style show to follow at noon.  Tickets available now from the office / or any Methodist Woman for only $15.00.  Be sure to get yours now.  2018 promises to be BETTER THAN EVER!!



Nursery 7/29/18

July 30, 2018

If the number of children indicate how the church is growing, FUMC is truly blessed!


Serving God by Serving Others

July 16, 2018

Group picUM Army 2018 –The camp had a total of 50 youth and leaders from 4 Houston area churches.  Even with all the rain and short crews, they were still able to serve twelve families providing minor roof repair, ceiling repair, handicap ramps and porches, steps and handrails, painting and yard work.  Click on the following link to see them in action. UM Army in Sabine County

UM Army – 2018

July 12, 2018
Group pic

UM Army arrived Sunday, July 8 in anticipation of a productive week serving the Lord and residents of Sabine County.

Job site 3

Beginning a labor of love and creating a life long memory.

Job site 1

From this…

large ramp

…to this!  No job is too big when Jesus is the leader!

Job Site 2

Teamwork in action.

Prayers for Sophie, Shay & Makenna as they serve with Lufkin FUMC Youth at UM Army Camp

July 10, 2018
sophie, shay and makenna

Sophie & Shay Galloway and Makenna Iles

Sophie, Shay and Makenna joined the youth of FUMC Lufkin this past Sunday to head to the big city (Bellaire, TX) to be the hands and feet of Jesus with the UM Army.  Be in prayer for our kids and those they serve this week.


June 18, 2018

It’s hard to believe this was day four of VBS week!   Fifty-three “Rafters” found REST today at Vacation Bible School at FUMC!

Today the Bible Story illustrated the traditional Jewish Passover meal and the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples.  Rafters discovered that Jesus wants us to find rest and remember all that God has done for us.

Day 4 Bible Story a

Day 4 Bible Story b

Students watch intently as actors portray the events of Holy Thursday in the Upper Room.  Question and answer session follow to reinforce the learning taught through drama.  Usually the Bible Story session concluded with fun songs that highlight that day’s message.

Day 4 Science a

All eyes and ears are open and receptive to Miss Carrie and Mr. Roger as they describe each day’s experiment.  There were many quiet moments as students tried to get their bubbles to expand and expand and a few exclamations when some bubbles burst.

Day 4 Crafts a

Using “River Rocks” to fill in the cavity in these crosses, VBSers have fun and will have a treasured memento of Rest on the River after class today.

Day 4 Recreation a

Another fun game relying on trust and focus, Recreation time is one of the favorite activities of the day.  Mr. Arlie and Coach Jeb have devised many inventive games to keep the kids moving and grooving throughout this week.

This year the mission project was tied into the “water” theme as the children were challenged to raise enough money to purchase three water filtration systems for the East District’s mission project Water for Haiti.  At the end of the day today, Day 4, they are less than $20 shy of that goal.  What an outstanding group of River Rafters that have joined us this week.  Well Done!

Day 3 at VBS

June 14, 2018

It’s a solid! … It’s a liquid!.. It’s Oobleck!   What is it?  Ask any VBS student that was in class today.  Lots of ooo’s and ahhhh’s!! and even a couple of “ecks” as the students made a neat concoction and discovered what a non-Newtonian fluid is.  It has properties of both liquids and solids.  Great activity for inquiring minds!  (Ask Alton! He liked it too!)

Our pictorial study today centers around the outside activities that the younger VBS kids took part in.  The portico was a great place to try your hand at “driving” and not reverting to being at a carnival in the bumper cars.  The looks on their faces tell the tale.  VBS is FUN!~


Mr. Arlie and Coach Jeb are always working hard to invent and modify games for fun and lots of action to keep the Recreation time speedy and full of entertaining activities.  Students listen intently because they want to play the games over and over.



The Bible focus today revolved around finding JOY on the river and the pictures above illustrate that lots of kids – 58 present today – found JOY in many places.


Tomorrow, look for a report on the VBS Mission Project at the Rolling River Rampage VBS!