Prayer for the Inauguration

January 20, 2017

As we welcome President Trump and say goodbye to President Obama, we pray for the world, the Church, and all of God’s creation.

 

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray,

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above, for the loving-kindness of God, let us pray,

Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the world, for the welfare of all people of faith, and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For President Trump and his family, for the leaders of the nations, and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For President Obama and his family, and for all outgoing leaders and devoted public servants, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For every city, town and village an all who live therein, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the good of the earth and all of creation, which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm, for the widow and orphans, the sick and suffering, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed, and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression, and degradation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who faithfully advocate for justice and peace, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

That we may live our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Defend us, deliver us, and in thy compassion protect us. Let us commend ourselves, and one another, and all our life, to the life of Love and Compassion.

To thee, O Lord our God.

 

Peace,

Susan Henry-Crowe

https://umc-gbcs.org/faith-in-action/inauguration-day-prayer

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Administrative Council for 2017

January 18, 2017

Servant Ministry– The ministry of all Christians consists of privilege and obligation. The privilege is a relationship with God that is deeply spiritual. The obligation is to respond to God’s call to holy living in the world. Within the United Methodist Church, there are those called to servant leadership, lay and ordained. Such callings are evidenced by special gifts, evidence of God’s grace, and promise of usefulness. The privilege of servant leadership in the Church is the call to share in the preparation of congregations and the whole Church for the mission of God in the world. (from The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church) The following church members have answered the call to serve our church for 2017.

HEMPHILL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFICERS

2017 ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Chairperson of the Administrative Council

GEORGE YOUNG

Vice-Chairperson of Administrative Council

MILTON BRIGGS

Church Lay Leader

CHARLOTTE NORTH

Delegate to Annual Conference

CHARLOTTE NORTH

Alternate Delegate to Annual Conference

PEGGY RAWLS

Secretary – Administrative Council

PEGGY RAWLS

Financial Secretary

DON NORTH

Church Treasurer

WAYNE RAWLS

Chairperson – Outreach Ministry Team and Missions Committee

DONNA BROADAWAY

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Lay Leadership

GRANT BARNES

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Staff-Parish Relations

BRENDA CORLEY

Chairperson – Ministry Team of Trustees

WAYNE RAWLS

Chairperson – Ministry Team on Worship

TOMMYE SUE CARLSON

President –  Methodist Women

CAROLE TEAGLE

President – Methodist Men

ARLIE BROADAWAY

Coordinator – Communications

DOUG OLIVER

Coordinator – Second Mile Club

CAROLE TEAGLE

Chairperson – Finance Committee

 PAT FRIESE

Representative from Youth

SHAY GALLOWAY

Representative – Ministry Team on Vibrant Church Initiative

 KATHERINE KNIGHT

Representative – Seed Patch After School Program

 BARBARA GALLOWAY

(Voting members of the Administrative Council)

HONORARY MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL:

(Voting members of the Administrative Council)

Burt Butaud                        Jessie Huffman

Dave Moore

Kathryn Butaud                       Merlin Hilbrand

AT LARGE MEMBERS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL:

 (Voting members of the Administrative Council)

Ronnie Bryan         Bob Byars            Jim Bynum

Patsy Vlasek          Alton Carlson        Marc Cathriner

Brenda Corley        Mae Frankum    Sophie Galloway

Millie Garlington        Billie Gilcrease         Betty Griffin

Jean Ann Whittington    Joe Griffin      Janie McAnally

Charles Smith                    Troy Pfleider

 

CHAIR PERSONS OF THE FOLLOWING TEAMS

ARE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL.

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON STAFF-PARISH RELATIONS:

Lay Leader Charlotte North is a member of this ministry team.

Class of 2017

Milton Briggs

Troy Pflieder

Elizabeth Roberson

Class of 2018  

Nan Byars

Peggy Rawls

 *Brenda Corley

Class of 2019

Dwaine Machann

Carole Teagle

MINISTRY TEAM ON FINANCE:

Chairperson of Finance

Pat Friese

Treasurer

Wayne Rawls

Pastor

Reverend Grant Barnes

Chairperson of the Administrative Board

George Young

Chairperson of Staff-Parish Relation

Brenda Corley

Trustee Representative

(The Trustees will select a representative.)

Lay Leader

Charlotte North

Alternate Lay Delegate to Annual Conference

Peggy Rawls

Financial Secretary

Don North

At Large:     Janie McAnally

 

 

MINISTRY TEAM OF TRUSTEES:

Class of 2017

Welmer Byers

*Wayne Rawls

Don North

Class of 2018

 Craig Frankum

Arlie Broadaway

Class of 2019

Roger Adams

Millie Garlington

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM AND MISSIONS COMMITTEE:

Margaret Byers                *Donna Broadaway

Marc Cathriner                 Leslie Cure

Corinna Oliver              Gloria Foster

Doug Oliver

 

MINSTRY TEAM ON EDUCATION:

(Sunday School Teachers are members of this team.)

Pastor Grant Barnes                       *Janette Young

Barbara Galloway                             Arlie Broadaway

Corinna Oliver                   Tommye Sue Carlson

Margaret Byers                 Billie Gilcrease

 

NURSERY MINISTRY TEAM:          *Billie Gilcrease

Donna Broadaway

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON CHURCH HISTORY:

Millie Garlington                               Joe Griffin

Ruth Hughes               Troy Pfleider

 

MINISTRY TEAM ON WORSHIP:

Chairperson       *Tommye Sue Carlson (Choir Director)

Charlotte North (Musician)

Joe Griffin (Usher)

Betty Griffin (Choir)

Nan Byars (Lay Leader/Communion)

Sophie Galloway (Acolyte)

At Large:    Millie Garlington         Margaret Byers

Gloria Foster          Betty Elliott             George Young

 

SCHOLARSHIP/SAFE SANCTUARY MINISTRY TEAM:

*Alton Carlson                  Ronnie Bryan                     Gloria Foster

MINISTRY TEAM ON LAY LEADERSHIP:

Pastor is the Chairperson of this ministry team.

Class of 2017 

Alan White

Elizabeth Roberson

Charlotte North

Class of 2018 

Arlie Broadaway

Lisa Fountain

Cindy Frankson

Class of 2019

 Margaret Byers

Peggy Rawls

Michel Garig

MINISTRY TEAM ON SEED PATCH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Shirley Bynum               Tommye Sue Carlson         Brenda Corley

*Barbara Galloway

Charlotte North                                Don North

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

Donna Broadaway

CUSTODIAN:

Clyde Cunningham

CHOIR DIRECTOR:

Tommye Sue Carlson

ORGANIST:

Charlotte North

 

 

 

may the Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 


Breakfast with Santa

January 3, 2017

 

We’ve got plenty for the children, including Breakfast with Santa.

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On Saturday, December 10 we had between 30 and 40 kids for pancakes, crafts and pictures with Santa.

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Breakfast with Santa gave children the opportunity to share a meal

 

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make crafts

 

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and get pictures taken with Santa.

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