. . . that so we might after a special manner rejoice together,
. . . And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us,
. . . yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”
Just like the Pilgrims and Native Americans many of our church family and friends gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 23. As did the Pilgrims, we also thanked God for our bountiful harvest of Faith, Friends, Family, and Food.
There were 27 rejoicers in attendance along with Sebastian, the service dog…and there was an abundance of food, food for 100! Everyone enjoyed the great Christian fellowship and sharing their family with church friends.
from 2015 Betty Doss / Shirley Perkins – Kitchen help, ready to serve a delicious lunch.
Pastor Grant Barnes, Alan White, Bob Byars, Buzz Foster, Wayne Rawls,
Doug Oliver, Jerry Gilcrease, Wilmer Byers, Jim Bynum, Don North,
and Model Assistant Joe Griffin
from 2016 Liz Briggs
The 25th Annual Style Show and Luncheon, “Moments to Remember,”
will be Friday, November 10, 2017.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
serving begins at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall;
Call Donna at 787-2183 for more information or see the following article.
The 25th Annual Style Show and Luncheon,
“Moments to Remember,” sponsored by
the Methodist Women of Hemphill First United Methodist Church
will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with serving beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall; Style Show to begin at 12:00 noon. The church is located at 181 Milam Street across from the HISD Administration Building. Tickets are $15.00 and are available now. Purchase your tickets from any Methodist Woman or from the church office, Monday thru Thursday 8-3 pm. Only 125 tickets were available this year and less than 10 remain. Call Donna at 787-2183 for more information.
Moments to Remember from 2012
Barbara Ingram / Carole Teagle – finishing touches on decorations
Bettye Kimbro – decoration day
Louise Smith / Joanne Allison – helping/ prepping salads in the kitchen
Friends, I want you to have the information for
November’s premier event in Hemphill…
Who: YOU ARE INVITED!!
What: METHODIST WOMEN’S
STYLE SHOW AND LUNCHEON
“Moments to Remember”
When: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
LUNCHEON SERVED @ 11:00 A.M.
STYLE SHOW @ 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
DOOR PRIZES AWARDED DURING THE STYLE SHOW
Cost: TICKETS: $15.00
AVAILABLE @ FUMC FROM 8-3:00 P.M. (Mon-Thurs.)
or FROM ANY MW MEMBER
Doors open @ 10:30 A.M. at
Where: Hemphill First United Methodist Church
Don’t Forget: Fellas…you’re invited too! Remember this is a great place
to get ideas for that special someone and have a great meal too.
Call Donna at the church – 787-2183 for tickets or information or ask a Methodist Woman.
GET YOUR STYLE SHOW TICKETS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 AT FUMC
The Methodist Women’s 25th Annual Style Show and Luncheon tickets go on sale FOR MEMBERS ONLY this Sunday, October 15. In recent years, members of FUMC have been allowed “first dibs” on Style Show tickets, before sales are offered to the general public. With only 125 tickets to sell this year, most tickets are sold within the first two weeks, thus the “Members Only” time.
Ticket prices are $15.00 and provide a seat for “Moments to Remember,” a delicious luncheon and a fabulous style show presented by four area boutiques on Friday, November 10, 2017. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.; no reserved seating allowed, with lunch to be served at 11:00 and style show from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. As always, door prizes will be awarded during the style show. Remember, the date is November 10, 2017.
So call a friend (or several friends), grab your wallet or checkbook, and get your tickets ASAP. Tickets will be available at FUMC Sunday, during the UMMen’s breakfast treat as well as prior to and following Sunday’s service at 11:00 – exclusively for FUMC members – Check with a Methodist Woman anytime or check with Donna in the office – 787-2183 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Ticket sales to the general public begin Monday, October 16.
(And remember… for that hard-to-buy-for-birthday or special friend… a great (and easy) surprise gift is lunch with you at the 25th Annual Style Show and Luncheon… And guys, it’s a great gift for your wife or someone special too!)
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
EXCLUSIVELY FUMC MEMBERS ONLY
Be sure YOU are one of the lucky ones to select YOUR seat this November 10, 2017. Buy your ticket this Sunday at church before sales open to the public. $15.00 reserves lunch and the beautiful style show presentation. Get your ticket(s) soon.
Thirty – Seventh (37th!) Senior Luncheon
The tradition of hosting the graduating seniors of Hemphill High School continues. Since 1980 the Methodist Women have provided a luncheon following the last graduation practice each May. This year the luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 24. It is a joy to interact with the seniors as they enjoy a last occasion to eat together before they embark on individual future plans.
This year the congregation was invited to participate in congratulating these young people by writing a note or letter to someone selected at random. The cards were collected and with the gift of an FUMC writing pen were presented to each senior at the luncheon individually with good wishes and some hugs. Thanks to all in the congregation who took part in this effort to identify personally with a senior.
MW President Carole Teagle and Pastor Grant welcomed the class and Kazmine Godwin, one of the scholarship recipients and frequent attendee of FUMC gave the blessing before the meal.
The 74 seniors, their sponsors, senior teachers, and administrators enjoyed a bounty of food, beverages, and desserts. Such is the tradition as several teachers recalled their Senior Luncheon when they graduated from HISD.
Some of the many women who worked to decorate the fellowship hall and prepare the food worked quickly as students arrived. The 2017 senior class was extremely respectful and appreciative of the collective efforts of First United Methodist Church.
CALLING ALL VBS HEROES to First United Methodist Church in Hemphill
Cokebury’s VBS HERO CENTRAL is designed to introduce students to a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This VBS is based on the Bible and the gospel of the living Christ.
* Students will discover their strength in God
*Explore God’s mission for their lives
*Encounter epic adventures alongside biblical heroes
*Realize qualities that make them truly heroes in God
While at VBS, children learn Bible stories, meet new types of people, have a good time with friends, and enjoy fun activities they can’t have at home. At VBS, children learn Bible verses, act out Bible stories, sing contemporary Biblical music, watch, and participate in skits, create crafts, play games in recreation, discover science activities, and have a healthy snack.
VBS also offers an opportunity for adults to grow as servant-leaders. There are many ways you can participate and help:
1) Pray. Pray now that volunteers continue to come forward. Pray for children to come. Pray that we fulfill the opportunity to minister to the children.
2) Volunteer. Volunteer to help with creating decorations, providing supplies, preparing materials, taking photos, providing snacks/ snack ingredients, and of course, working with the children as a teacher or teacher’s helper. There are many other ways not listed that you can volunteer.
3) Contribute. Contribute with your prayers, your gifts, and your service.
Our VBS will be held on Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Mark your calendars. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children in Hemphill and Sabine County but also for your grandchildren who may visit you. Call your children and share the dates; plan for your grandkids to share in VBS. Let the VBS Directors, Janette and George Young, know so volunteers can be positioned in the best place. The Youngs also need to know tee-shirt sizes for those working for VBS.
The craft leaders have asked for the congregation to save empty paper towel and TP rolls for a craft item for each budding hero. Be aware of coming dates for a Decorating Party (color and cut out pictures, etc), of any snacks to be provided, and be certain to invite any children in your neighborhood or kids you know. There will be classes for kids who are three by June 1st through kids going into the 6th grade. Older students are wanted / welcomed / needed as volunteer youth helpers all week.
Our overall theme for Hero Central VBS is Psalm 34:14b, “Do Good! Seek peace, and go after it!” In short, VBS is an invaluable opportunity to reach beyond the walls of FUMC into the heart of the community. Won’t you help us? Commit and pray for a successful year at VBS this summer.