Administrative Council for 2017

January 18, 2017

Servant Ministry– The ministry of all Christians consists of privilege and obligation. The privilege is a relationship with God that is deeply spiritual. The obligation is to respond to God’s call to holy living in the world. Within the United Methodist Church, there are those called to servant leadership, lay and ordained. Such callings are evidenced by special gifts, evidence of God’s grace, and promise of usefulness. The privilege of servant leadership in the Church is the call to share in the preparation of congregations and the whole Church for the mission of God in the world. (from The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church) The following church members have answered the call to serve our church for 2017.

HEMPHILL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFICERS

2017 ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Chairperson of the Administrative Council

GEORGE YOUNG

Vice-Chairperson of Administrative Council

MILTON BRIGGS

Church Lay Leader

CHARLOTTE NORTH

Delegate to Annual Conference

CHARLOTTE NORTH

Alternate Delegate to Annual Conference

PEGGY RAWLS

Secretary – Administrative Council

PEGGY RAWLS

Financial Secretary

DON NORTH

Church Treasurer

WAYNE RAWLS

Chairperson – Outreach Ministry Team and Missions Committee

DONNA BROADAWAY

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Lay Leadership

GRANT BARNES

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Staff-Parish Relations

BRENDA CORLEY

Chairperson – Ministry Team of Trustees

WAYNE RAWLS

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Worship

TOMMYE SUE CARLSON

President –  Methodist Women

CAROLE TEAGLE

President – Methodist Men

ARLIE BROADAWAY

Coordinator – Communications

DOUG OLIVER

Coordinator – Second Mile Club

CAROLE TEAGLE

Chairperson – Finance Committee

 PAT FRIESE

Representative from Youth

SHAY GALLOWAY

Representative – Ministry Team on Vibrant Church Initiative

 KATHERINE KNIGHT

Representative – Seed Patch After School Program

 BARBARA GALLOWAY

(Voting members of the Administrative Council)

HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL:

(Voting members of the Administrative Council)

Burt Butaud                        Jessie Huffman

Dave Moore

Kathryn Butaud                       Merlin Hilbrand

AT LARGE MEMBERS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL:

 (Voting members of the Administrative Council)

Ronnie Bryan         Bob Byars            Jim Bynum

Patsy Vlasek          Alton Carlson        Marc Cathriner

Brenda Corley        Mae Frankum    Sophie Galloway

Millie Garlington        Billie Gilcrease         Betty Griffin

Jean Ann Whittington    Joe Griffin      Janie McAnally

Charles Smith                    Troy Pfleider

 

CHAIR PERSONS OF THE FOLLOWING TEAMS

ARE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL.

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON STAFF-PARISH RELATIONS:

Lay Leader Charlotte North is a member of this ministry team.

Class of 2017

Milton Briggs

Troy Pflieder

Elizabeth Roberson

Class of 2018  

Nan Byars

Peggy Rawls

 *Brenda Corley

Class of 2019

Dwaine Machann

Carole Teagle

MINISTRY TEAM ON FINANCE:

Chairperson of Finance

Pat Friese

Treasurer

Wayne Rawls

Pastor

Reverend Grant Barnes

Chairperson of the Administrative Board

George Young

Chairperson of Staff-Parish Relation

Brenda Corley

Trustee Representative

(The Trustees will select a representative.)

Lay Leader

Charlotte North

Alternate Lay Delegate to Annual Conference

Peggy Rawls

Financial Secretary

Don North

At Large:     Janie McAnally

 

 

MINISTRY TEAM OF TRUSTEES:

Class of 2017

Welmer Byers

*Wayne Rawls

Don North

Class of 2018

 Craig Frankum

Arlie Broadaway

Class of 2019

Roger Adams

Millie Garlington

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM AND MISSIONS COMMITTEE:

Margaret Byers                *Donna Broadaway

Marc Cathriner                 Leslie Cure

Corinna Oliver              Gloria Foster

Doug Oliver

 

MINSTRY TEAM ON EDUCATION:

(Sunday School Teachers are members of this team.)

Pastor Grant Barnes                       *Janette Young

Barbara Galloway                             Arlie Broadaway

Corinna Oliver                   Tommye Sue Carlson

Margaret Byers                 Billie Gilcrease

 

NURSERY MINISTRY TEAM:          *Billie Gilcrease

Donna Broadaway

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON CHURCH HISTORY:

Millie Garlington                               Joe Griffin

Ruth Hughes               Troy Pfleider

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON WORSHIP:

Chairperson       *Tommye Sue Carlson (Choir Director)

Charlotte North (Musician)

Joe Griffin (Usher)

Betty Griffin (Choir)

Nan Byars (Lay Leader/Communion)

Sophie Galloway (Acolyte)

At Large:    Millie Garlington         Margaret Byers

Gloria Foster          Betty Elliott             George Young

 

SCHOLARSHIP/SAFE SANCTUARY MINISTRY TEAM:

*Alton Carlson                  Ronnie Bryan                     Gloria Foster

MINISTRY TEAM ON LAY LEADERSHIP:

Pastor is the Chairperson of this ministry team.

Class of 2017 

Alan White

Elizabeth Roberson

Charlotte North

Class of 2018 

Arlie Broadaway

Lisa Fountain

Cindy Frankson

Class of 2019

 Margaret Byers

Peggy Rawls

Michel Garig

MINISTRY TEAM ON SEED PATCH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Shirley Bynum               Tommye Sue Carlson         Brenda Corley

*Barbara Galloway

Charlotte North                                Don North

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

Donna Broadaway

CUSTODIAN:

Clyde Cunningham

CHOIR DIRECTOR:

Tommye Sue Carlson

ORGANIST:

Charlotte North

 

 

 

may the Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 


Breakfast with Santa

January 3, 2017

 

We’ve got plenty for the children, including Breakfast with Santa.

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On Saturday, December 10 we had between 30 and 40 kids for pancakes, crafts and pictures with Santa.

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Breakfast with Santa gave children the opportunity to share a meal

 

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make crafts

 

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and get pictures taken with Santa.

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Christmas Message from our Bishop

December 21, 2016

Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones sends his blessings to all.

http://www.txcumc.org/christmasmessage2016

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Christmas gift suggestions

December 19, 2016

To your enemy – forgiveness

To an opponent – tolerance

To a friend – your heart

To a customer – service

To all – charity

To every child – a good example

To yourself – respect

 

Oren Arnold, novelist, journalist, and humorist (in December’s O Magazine, p. 134)

 


A Christmas Celebration

December 14, 2016

 

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Festival of Christmas

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The children’s cantata featured hand chimes!

 

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Sunday evening The Journey of the Manger was enacted.

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This Christmas Celebration was part of the children’s program for Advent 2016.


Installation of the 2017 slate of officers

December 9, 2016

The Hemphill First United Methodist Church Unit of Methodist Women held their December meeting and Installation of the 2017 slate of officers on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Following an inspirational installation ceremony based on several scriptural verses relating to Jesus calling His disciples from and near the seashore, 2016 President Nancy White likened each officer’s duties to those of the disciples.

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Some of the new officers are shown here.

Front Row: Pat Friese, Tommie Sue Carlson, Carole Teagle, Jean Ann Whittington

Second Row: Betty Griffin, Billie Gilcrease, Shirley Bynum, Gloria Foster

Complete Roster of Officers: 

President: Carole Teagle

Vice-President: Jean Ann Whittington

Secretary: Tommye Sue Carlson

Treasurer: Janette Young

Nominations Committee: 

Chairperson: Billie Gilcrease

Fran Hulsey

Margaret Byers

Nancy White

Shirley Bynum

Librarian: Gloria Foster

Sunshine Committee: Betty Griffin

Billie Gilcrease

Scholarship Committee: Gloria Foster

Tommye Sue Carlson

Pat Friese

Publicity Coordinator: Millie Garlington

 

All women of the church are invited to participate in the activities of the Methodist Women.

 

 Our Vision is to light the way to Christ 

through compassion, fellowship, and spiritual growth.  

Come, be a part of this group.  Meetings are at 10:00 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

with fellowship and refreshments at 9:30 a.m.

If you are interested and desire more information,

contact any officer or member of the group or call the office at 787.2183.

We welcome all.  

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Methodist Women play a big part in helping with Empty Stocking each December.  Margaret Byers and Lisa Fountain          enjoyed moving bikes in preparation for the 2015 distribution with one of the LCCLA young ladies helping from HISD.        Activities are many and varied, expanding concepts of mission and outreach.


A Prayer for the Advent Season

November 30, 2016
 
Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. A United Methodist pastor wrote a special prayer which is easy for individuals, churches, or families to use during this season of anticipation. This video puts his words with imagery and features narration by the Rev. Gary Henderson. Easy to watch and share as an individual, or use before or during worship.

Advent Devotion

by the Rev. Jerry Chism

Oh Immanuel, God with us, truly in this Advent season we celebrate that you are not hidden in some faraway cloud, but you chose to be with us in the blur and mystery of our lives.

In the midst of lists and rush, you are with us as a song that echoes in our minds, as the light of a candle, as a card from a friend. They are signs of your presence.

We turn to you this season and pray that you would birth joy and healing, blessing and hope in us.
Let something wonderful begin in us — something surprising and holy.

May your hand be upon us. Let your love fill us. Let your joy overwhelm us.
Let our longing for you be met on a coming holy night. Immanuel with us once again.

Amen.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.