February Activities

January 30, 2012
01 – Choir Practice ~5:30pm
03 – Game Night ~6:00pm
       Wedding Decoration & Rehearsal    
04 – Meagan Butler Wedding –5:00pm Sanctuary
       Movie Night ~6:00pm
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:00pm
06 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
07 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~9:30am-2:00pm
       Bible Study –5:00pm
08 – Bible Study –10:00am
       Choir Practice ~5:30pm
10 – Game Night ~6:00pm
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:00pm
13 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
        Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
        UMW –9:30am
        Finance Meeting –3:30pm
        Bible Study –5:00pm
15 –  Prayer Shawl Ministry –10:00am
        Bible Study –10:00am
        Choir Dinner –5:30pm     
17 – Game Night –6:00pm
19 – THIRD SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
UMM Sponsored Church Breakfast ~9:00am
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:00pm
20 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
21 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~9:30am-2:00pm
       UMM Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper –5:00pm to 7:00pm
22 – Choir Practice –5:30pm
        Ash Wednesday Service –6:30pm
24 – Game Night –6:00pm
26 – FOURTH SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
Sunday School ~9:45am
UMYF –5:00pm
27 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~2:00pm
       Cub Scouts –6:00pm
28 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
        UMW –9:30am
        Bible Study –5:00pm
29 –  Bible Study –10:00am
       Choir Practice ~5:30pm

Stuff For Sale

January 30, 2012

Below are pictures of 2 Living Room sets.  The 1st has a sofa, love seat, 2 lamps, 2 end tables and a sofa table.  If you or any of your neighbors are interested, cal 409 594 8508.

The 2nd set of Living Room furniture has a sofa, 2 end tables, and 2 lamps.  The sofa is green.  The end tables are green and light wood.  Picture quality is poor.

February Birthdays and Anniversaries

January 30, 2012

Below are the Birthdays and Anniversaries for February:

 February Anniversaries
12 – Bill & Millie Garlington
14 – Dempsey & Mary Sterling
16 – Cliff & Dollie Benoit
17 – Albert & Peggy Nunez
23 – Dan & Janie McAnally
24 – Hank & Bobbie Lavigne
25 – Johnny & Leslie Cure
February Birthdays
02 – Dempsey Sterling
04 – Kristy Corley
05 – Mary Crumly
09 – Annie Bates
09 – Ralph Friese
10 – Marty Thompson
10 – Vicki Whigham
11 – Thomas Davis
12 – Vida Cook
19 – Charlotte North
21 – Willie VanDevender
23 – Dwayne Frankson
25 – Brian Corley
26 – Michelle Davis
27 – Pastor Karen Jones
27 – Larry Lindsey

If you have pictures to share and a note, greeting, and/or article to accompany the Anniversary or Birthday picture(s), please send to the following email address; hemphillfumc@hotmail.com.


January 30, 2012

13 youth at UMYF tonight



January 28, 2012

The Worship service on Sunday will be led by the Youth and that takes practice


Mae and Craig’s Wedding Shower

January 28, 2012

There is always food!

Opening Presents  🙂

With Family



UMW news according to President for 2012, Barbara Watson

January 26, 2012


A new year for UMW – We’re getting back to normal after a busy time from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  How we worked…. like the proverbial beavers!  Not only did we accomplish our usual activities and projects, we took on a couple of extra ones.  Most of our members could be found at the church almost every day of the week, working on one project or another, beginning with Thanksgiving Baskets through Christmas Baskets.  Then, of course, there was the immense project called The Empty Stocking Program.  Just about everyone in the church lent a helping hand there.  Every Wednesday in December, “Soup, Salad and Songs” brought food and fellowship, plus entertainment to our Community that involved members of almost every organization within the Church, either working or eating!  In December, we had a regular business meeting, combined with the installation of officers for the coming year and a Christmas Luncheon for members and their husbands and/or guests.   Another event requiring extra effort on the part of the women of the Church was the lunch that we prepared and served to a Tour Group passing through Hemphill.  We served 43 folks, plus about 10 to 15 workers.  We charged $12.00 per person for lunch.   We also offered our “Heavenly Delights” cookbook for sale and sold a number of them.  It was a totally successful event.  We decorated the tables and served hot wassail when the group arrived.  It was a very festive, holiday treat for our guests.   We think we want a repeat performance. 


 January has “zipped” by and we are now in the planning stages for February.  Our first item is the annual dinner honoring our Church Choir.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation and love (Valentine’s Day theme) for them.  We are also gearing up for our annual rummage/bake sale Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3.  We will be making announcements and requesting your items of “rummage” as well as asking for your donations of baked goods.  At this time, that is as far as we have projected our activities.  More to come in the next issue of the Newsletter.


More from the Pick’rs Jam Session

January 25, 2012

Playing Spoons

Hemphill’s own Pineywood’s Pick’rs first Annual ALL DAY JAMMING and Soup on the Ground was a great success.  Musicians from all over East Texas came to enjoy a day of pickin’, singin’ and eatin’.  You always have plenty of food at a good “jam” and this one was no exception.  Thirty plus folks  in attendance  played mountain dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, pickin’ sticks, autoharps, guitars, penny whistles, harmonicas recorders, a string bass, a dobro and spoons. 

The “Jam” was held at First  United Methodist of Hemphill.  The Pick’rs are hoping to make this an annual event because everybody just had so much fun.


UMYF – January 22nd

January 24, 2012


At the District Youth meeting

Pizza and bowling

Some of the District Youth

Practicing for Sunday Worship


Ending the night with a game of Four Square

Acolytes – Sunday, Jan 22nd

January 24, 2012