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.