A Message from Bishop Huie

July 29, 2016


Texas Annual Conference

Welcomes Bishop Scott Jones


Bishop Scott Jones and his wife Mary Lou Reece offer greetings to The Texas Annual Conference


Back to School

July 24, 2016

hornetsEach year members of our congregation generously support the students and faculty of Hemphill ISD by donating school supplies. The exact list of all supplies by campus/grade level is available on the district’s web page-  www.hemphillisd.esc7.net


For breveties’ sake, the following lists are specific supplies that may be donated.

Pre-Kindergarten supply list

Crayola Crayons – (24 count)

Crayola Washable Markers – (8 count) NO PERMANENT MARKERS

Crayola Washable Watercolors-(8 color)

Package 12X18 Manila Paper

Package of Construction Paper

Green Mead pocket folder with brads

Clear 3-Hole Plastic Pencil Pouch

Play-Doh brand 4-color pack

Elmer’s Glue Sticks

#2 Pencils

Expo Black Dry Erase Markers

Boxes of Kleenex Tissue

Rolls Paper Towels

Large Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

Large Germ-X Hand Sanitizer

Rest Mat, towel or small blanket

Fiskar Scissors (blunt tip)

Kindergarten Supply List

regular size bottles Elmer’s washable school glue

Fiskar scissors (blunt tip)

Crayola brand crayons – 24 count

standard size package 11X17 manila paper

large boxes Kleenex

plastic school box

large pack Play-Doh brand

Crayola watercolor paint set

box pencil tip erasers #2 pencils

Crayola washable markers 8 count

large pink erasers

pkg. assorted construction paper

1 6 pack dry erase markers

pair child size headphones (no earbuds)

box snack size Ziploc bags

box quart size Ziploc bags

blue plastic folders with brads

red plastic folders with brads

1St Grade Supply List  

composition notebook

PLASTIC ONLY solid color folders with brads

spiral notebook – 1 subject

yellow #2 pencils

pink erasers

packages of pencil top erasers

24 count CRAYOLA brand crayons

glue sticks

1 inch binder

pair scissors

10 count CRAYOLA markers

6-pack Expo dry erase marker (chisel tip)

plastic school box (cigar box size)


paper towels

baby wipe refills

gallon sized bags

small package of manila paper

large package of manila paper

quart sized bags

package of construction paper

2nd grade supply list

1       Supply box for students desk – plastic – no locks

#2 pencils (plain wooden-yellow only)

Elmer’s glue sticks

large 3-hole zippered pencil pouch (for binder)


flash cards – sum to 20 – addition and subtraction         pink pearl erasers

pocket folders – solid color only, plastic, NO BRADS, with holes, NO DESIGNS

1 1/2” binder

wide ruled paper scissors – student crayons – 24 count washable markers

spiral notebooks – wide rule only

pkg index cards 3×5

ear buds

8×11 construction paper

package dry erase markers

package highlighters

3rd Grade supply list

Loose-leaf wide rule notebook paper

pink pearl erasers

boxes crayons

8 ½ X11 manila paper

pkg. construction paper

boxes pencils (12 ct)

pair Fiscar scissors

glue sticks

composition books (NO SPIRALS)

box multiplication flash cards through x12’s

boxes Kleenex

baby wipes

3-hole plastic pocket folders (NO BRADS)

pack of Expo dry erase markers

1 ½ in. 3 ring notebook

pair earbuds

bottle glue

pencil pouch with rings to clip in binders

Ziploc bags, quart

Ziploc bags, gallon

4th Grade supply list

Ear buds

box #2 pencils crayons (24 pack only)

map pencils (12 pack)

small pencil sharpener (for map pencils) zipper pouch (for pencils) w/3 holes to fit in binder


composition books-100 sheets Wide ruled notebook paper

(0-12 multiplication) flashcards

folders w/brads and pockets

glue sticks thick tip markers – washable

box quart Ziploc bags

pkg manila paper

5th grade school supply list

Composition books

Plastic folder with brads

Loose leaf notebook paper

100 pack of 3×5 index cards (no college rule)

2” 3-ring binder

Color coded dividers

Composition notebook

#2 pencils

Pink pearl rectangular eraser

8 oz. bottle of Tacky Glue


 Baby wipes

Quart Ziploc bags

Pencil box

Thin markers


Box of 64 crayons

Scotch tape

Plastic heavy-duty folders with pockets


6th grade supply list

Tacky glue (gold bottle)

Composition book (100 pages)

24 count crayons

Red pens

#2 pencils

12 pack colored pencils

2 erasers

Liquid glue

Ear buds

Pocket folder

Multi-colored highlighters


Package construction paper

Baby Wipes

Notebook paper

7th grade supply list

1” 3 ring binder

Wide ruled paper

Box of pencils

Package index cards

24 count colored pencils

Glue sticks

Colored markers

Baby Wipes


1½-2”  3 ring binder

Map pencils


Pencil pouch


Blue or black pens

Wide ruled notebook paper

Composition book

2” binder

Graph paper

Ear buds

8th grade supply list

Wide ruled notebook paper

Composition books

Pens (red, black, blue)


Cap erasers


Map pencils

Package of washable markers

Fine tipped permanent marker

Baby Wipes



Ear buds

Graph paper

Colored copy paper

1” 3 ring binder

Package of index cards

Construction paper

Post It notes

High School supply list

loose leaf notebook paper

#2 pencils

one subject spiral notebook

blue pens

black pens


FUMC partners with HISD

July 21, 2016


First United Methodist Church Hemphill

            A limited time of service but one of the most rewarding you can possibly imagine!

This will be our 3rd year of providing Helping Hands in the HISD cafeteria during lunch. The elementary students are served lunch from 10:45 to 11:30. We arrive at the elementary office about 10:35 and sign in with Karen Dougherty at the desk. Once in the cafeteria, we help guide the students through the line, helping to keep their lunch trays from spilling, help open milk cartons, ketchup packets, etc. The very youngest children often need help emptying their lunch trays. We help guide the children as they exit the cafeteria & help establish a procedure for them to follow year long.

We give and get lots of smiles . . . not only from the children but from the teacher aides and the cafeteria employees. We are not expected to discipline any child. The employees will do that if necessary.

Lunches will be served beginning August 22 @ 10:45. We try to have church members on site Monday, August 22 through the Tuesday after Labor Day, Sept. 6. That’s only 11 days of service! Serving as part of this wonderful ministry does NOT require you to be @ the cafeteria daily. You will be able to serve as you are able when you are able.

For the safety and protection of the children we must complete a background check.

Donna Broadaway has the Hemphill ISD Volunteer Handbook in the church office.

Monday – Thursday return your volunteer application to Ms. Barnett in the Administration Office, directly across from our church. You will need to have your driver’s license with you.


Invitation to a picnic

July 21, 2016

You are invited to a picnic!


UMArmy at work in Sabine County

July 15, 2016

The long-term vision of the U.M. Army is to see every youth and young adult

in the United States presented with the opportunity to experience U.M. ARMY.

Host church for Sabine County was First United Methodist Church of Hemphill.

Some of the materials needed were visible in the lay-down yard of the church’s parking lot.




U.M. ARMY youth and adults work together on small construction projects such as porches, stairs and handicap access ramps. Teams also do a variety of home maintenance such as handrails, yard work, painting, repair of leaky roofs, windows and doors.

Several teams are shown creating porches that were needed.

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United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth provides an opportunity for youth

and adults to experience Christian growth through service to others.


Participants combine their strengths and resources to meet home repair and maintenance needs for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make needed repairs themselves.

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Because we view our hosts as partners in mission, our outreach is your outreach.

Communities are transformed as we work together.

Day One’s work included . . .

July 12, 2016


U.M. ARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth.

U.M. ARMY’s mission is:

“To provide Christ-centered missions that serve people in need and  promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth and young adults.”



Individual participants and church groups combine their strengths with those of other groups to meet home repair and maintenance needs of those unable to help themselves.


Welcome to the UMArmy!

July 7, 2016


United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY)

Father God, we thank You for bringing these youth and their sponsors to Sabine County. We pray that lives are changed, both the lives of the volunteers and the lives of the people they will serve. We thank You for all the talents that You have given to the youth. We thank You for the dedication to service of the adult sponsors. We pray that each participant carries forward the mission in sincerity and love, cooperating humbly with their fellow workers. May the Lord continue to richly bless each UMArmy participant. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Sunday, July 10 UM Army arrives in afternoon    Welcome to Sabine County and First United Methodist Church!

UM Army dinner provided by UMW, 5:30pm

Monday, July 11

UM Army dinner provided by UMM, 6pm

Tuesday, July 12

UM Army, dinner provided by the Agape SS Class, 6pm

Wednesday, July 13

UM Army, dinner provided by a FUMC family, 6pm @ Red Hill Lake

Thursday, July 14

UM Army, customer appreciation night; church members are invited to attend worship.

Friday, July 15

UM Army, dinner provided by Mark Griffin, 6:30pm

Saturday, July 16

UM Army, Clean-up, pack- up and depart

We thank you for your service and pray for your safe travels home.

may the Lord