A Christmas Star

December 22, 2015

Click on the link to view a Christmas message from Bishop Janice Huie.



Merry Christmas!

Please join us @ First United Methodist Church Hemphill

for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ 6:30 p.m.

We are located @ 181 Milam Street,

just down from the four-way stop in Hemphill.

United Methodist Women hold installation

December 18, 2015



Following the last UMW meeting of 2015, new 2016 officers were installed by District Past President Bobbie Ledbetter shown here with FUMC Vice-President Carole Teagle.  Mrs. Ledbetter referenced Scripture from Proverbs 25:11.  Mrs. Ledbetter stated, “Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket.”   As each officer was called, she was given a golden apple to add to a basket as well as a word or words that best described the tasks and responsibilities of the offices.


officers UMW

Front Row: Carole Teagle, Margaret Byers, Tommye Sue Carlson, Gloria Foster, and Janie McAnally
Back Row: JoAnn Allison, Jean Ann Whittington, Betty Griffin, Billie Gilcrease, and Pat Friese
Not pictured: Millie Garlington, Dollie Benoit, and Fran Hulsey

Sharing Christmas

December 18, 2015

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Seventeen bikes, three trikes, and two scooters were delivered to FUMC for Empty Stocking distribution.  The Rainbow Room, along with the Sabine County Children’s Services Board are co-sponsors of Empty Stocking.  FUMC has played an important role in all phases of this program.
Following the UMW luncheon, several members and their husbands helped unload these treasures for storage until their distribution on Tuesday, December 15.
Charlotte North, Gloria Foster, Ralph Friese, Alan White, Doug Oliver, Robert Roberson, Margaret Byers,  Arlie Broadaway, Pat Friese, Linda Leger, Jean Ann Whittington were among the helpers. (Photo by Don North.)

kid at heart

Empty Stocking Workday – FUMC – Tuesday, December 14, 2015
          Kids at heart … playing between tasks
Members of the Future Career and Community Leaders of America from Hemphill High School helped workers from FUMC and the community as bags of toys and clothing were checked and double checked before distribution on Tuesday, December 15.
FCCLA helpers 12-'15
FCCLA members are:
standing: Sharissa Bardwell, Sharon Lamb, Vernesha Holman, Aislinn Lee, Macey Impson.
bottom row: Abigail Leone, Abby Adkins, Cheyenne Childress
Other workers on Monday included Pat and Ralph Friese, Jerri Jackson, Jean Ann Whittington, Shirley Bynum, Margaret Byers, Nita LaRock, Vera Johnson, Louise Smith, Lisa Fountain, Linda Leger, Rita Davis, Billie and Jerry Gilcrease, and Gloria Foster.  Many other workers helped on various days to make this wonderful community outreach possible.  The Empty Stocking is co-sponsored by the Sabine County Children’s Services Board and the Rainbow Room.

December 14, 2015



Empty Stocking Shopping

December 13, 2015


Shopping at Target for over 200 Children


Soup, Salad, and Song

December 13, 2015



Around 80 enjoyed Soup, Salad, and Song by the Rach Family on Wednesday, Dec 9th.  It was wonderful.  One more opportunity left, Wednesday, Dec 16th.  Charlotte North will be providing the Song