August Activities

July 31, 2013

01 – Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am – Namesake
02 – Game Night – 6:00 pm

Sunday School ~ 9:45am
05 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~ 2:00pm
06 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
– Nominating Committee – 7:00 pm
07 – Choir Practice ~ 5:30pm
08 – Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am – Namesake
– Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting – 5:00pm
09 – Game Night ~ 6:00pm

Sunday School ~ 9:45am
12 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~ 2:00pm
13 – Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
– UMW meeting – 9:30 am
– Trustees – 5:30 pm
– Nominating Committee – 7:00 pm
14 – Choir Practice – 5:30pm
– Finance meeting – 5:30 pm
15 – Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am – Namesake
16 – Game Night – 6:00 pm
17 – UMW District Meeting
18 – THIRD SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
UMM Sponsored Church Breakfast ~ 9:00am

Sunday School ~ 9:45am
19 – Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~ 2:00pm
20 – Golden Needle Quilting Club – 9:30am – 2:00pm
21 –Prayer Shawl Ministry – 10:00 am
– Evangelism Committee – 1:00 pm
– Choir Practice – 5:30pm
22 – Feed the Teachers – 10:00 am
– Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am – Namesake
23 – Game Night – 6:00pm
25 – FOURTH SUNDAY ~ 11:00AM
Sunday School ~ 9:45am
26 – Classes Begin at HISD
-Pineywoods Pick’rs Practice ~ 2:00pm
27 –Golden Needle Quilting Club ~ 9:30am-2:00pm
28 – Choir Practice – 5:30pm
29 – Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am – Namesake
30 – Game Night – 6:00pm

August Anniversaries
09th – Martin & Karen Jones
12th – Jim & Shirley Bynum
15th – Jerry & Billie Gilcrease
27th – JW & Janice Gooch
30th – Bill & Laurette Henry

August Birthdays
01 – Mary Sterling
03 – Jean Lane
05 – Buckshot Walker
05 – Frank Rainwater
06 – Bert Butaud
10 – Mae Frankum
10 – Michel Garig
12 – Betty Elliott
13 – Rey Roche
15 – Louise Smith
18 – Cliff Benoit
20 – Bertha Mae Gibson
24 – Freddie Keel
25 – Betty Griffin
25 – Charlotte Walker
25 – Vanessa McCasland
25 – Milton Briggs
27 – Taylor Corley
30 – Barbara Watson
31 – John Eastham
31 – Pat Friese

Blessing of Sunday School Teachers

July 31, 2013

07 21 13 018
Pictured here are many of the Sunday School teachers/ leaders for 2014-15.

From left to right: Barbara Watson, Jo Ann Allison, Pat Friese, Penny Schuchert, Peggy Rawls, Beverly Rocha, Tommye Sue Carlson, Millie Garlington, Gloria Foster, Barbara Galloway, and Billie Gilcrease.

A Dedication of Teachers was held Sunday, July 28, with Pastor Karen commending the group for stepping forward and “being the church,” sharing their faith and love of the Lord with others at Sunday School.

The number of Sunday School classes has grown over the last several years. There will be eight different Sunday School classes beginning Sunday, August 4th. Using a rotation system for children and youth, classes will have three or four teachers who alternate teaching, either weekly, monthly, or however that team decides works best for them. This allows teachers to share their gifts and talents to teach while also allowing them to attend their own adult Sunday School class and / or travel as many of our congregation members are apt to do.

There is always room for others to participate, especially if you have not been contacted. If you feel this is a gift or talent or area you would like to explore, please do not hesitate! Call the church and let Karen know of your interest. Materials are furnished, help is available, no one is ever alone when working as a Sunday School teacher, and the rewards are tremendous. You share your knowledge and love of the Lord with others, and grow in your own knowledge and belief system as you work through the lessons each week.

A complete listing of classes and teachers follows.

Master Builders – Barbara Watson, Brad Varnum, and Jim Crane

Sonshine Girls – Sherry Lindsay

Agape – Barbara Galloway

Young Adults – Pastor Karen Jones

Nursery – Infants / Toddlers – Jo Ann Allison & Billie Gilcrease

Pre-K – Peggy Rawls, Tanya Walker, Penny Schuchert

Elementary – Millie Garlington, Pat Friese, Barbara Galloway, Dollie Benoit

Youth – Beverly Rocha, Lisa Fountain, Tommye Sue Carlson, Gloria Foster

Which class are you interested in? If you aren’t sure teaching is your “thing,” you can still come and contribute and learn as a member of any of the classes. Contact the office or Karen at 787.2183. Come, be an active member of FUMC, find a Sunday School class that is your fit; come share your faith and gifts with others. Sunday School begins each Sunday at 9:45 A.M.

We’ll be looking for YOU!

And bring a friend!!

Thank You!

July 29, 2013
For the wonderful fish fry Sunday!!!!

For the wonderful fish fry Sunday!!!!

Hemphill’s Newest Little Green Band Members!

July 29, 2013

Sophie Galloway

Shay Galloway

UMW Scholarship Recipient

July 29, 2013


Ema Marie Pitre, 2013 graduate of Hemphill High School was awarded a $500 scholarship by the United Methodist Women. On Sunday, July 29, Ema also received a Bible inscribed with her name as she was introduced to the congregation.

Active in softball, cross-country, track, Ema also found time to be a band member, twirler, competed in UIL events including poetry, number sense, CX debate, persuasive speaking – finishing 1st in her region in her senior year, and more.

Ema graduated Magna Cum Laude, ranking 6th in her class with a 3.962 GPA. She earned duel credit and accumulated 21 college hours by the end of her senior year. After continuing her studies this summer, she will begin her freshman year at Texas A & M with a total of 27 hours with a 3.5 average. Ema intends to enter the College of Business studying Finance with an eye on the future, perhaps continuing to pursue a law degree.

Ema is the daughter of Holly Sepulvado and the granddaughter of John and Florine Pitre of Hemphill. The United Methodist Women congratulate Ema, lift her in prayer, and wish her continued success in her future endeavors.

New Members

July 28, 2013

07 21 13 022a Say hello to Eloise and Lovey Wilson who joined our church today, July 28th.


July 22, 2013
David Yost joined our church on Sunday,  July 21.

David Yost joined our church on Sunday, July 21.

He is a Coach/Teacher at HISD. Welcome to our community and our church