Families and 60 children attended.
Visits were enjoyed by all.
As part of the FUMC tradition of Soup, Salad, and Song, the Pineywoods Pick’rs once again participated. Also, the Pineywoods Pick’rs were surprised when they arrived at the Hemphill Care Center for their final monthly performance. The residents chose them this year to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017.
. . . 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.
While November marks a celebration of thanksgiving in the U.S., finding time to thank God is part of our daily discipline as United Methodists. This video meditation features a shortened version of a prayer of thanksgiving. You are encouraged to share or download this video to use in Sunday School classes, before or during worship, or with your friends and family. View at umc.org/videos
A Thanksgiving Prayer
(by Rev. Linda McDermott, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas)
God who loves us, who deserves our gratitude for so much that is good,
We offer our prayers of thanksgiving to you:
For the beauty of the earth — bright orange leaves mixed with green, a gentle rain, a spider’s delicate web.
For friends, for family, even acquaintances who offer us kindness, who bring us laughter, who hold us to a higher standard.
Lord of all that is good and nourishing to our well being, we give you thanks.
How we must try your patience with our pettiness!
All of life is a wonder. The very breath we take, the ability to rouse ourselves each new day, a single blade of grass that holds such miracles of symmetry, a tiny distant star whose real size boggles our minds.
We take our lives for granted — as if it were our right, and not our gift.
We take our days and our loves and our passions for granted — as if tomorrow will verify their importance and our present moments have other things to occupy us.
Gracious God, who lavishes goodness upon us even in some of our darkest moments, help us to see your goodness, remind us to have grateful hearts, give us receptive minds, and grant us ever-gracious ways of living in harmony with each other.
And in our gratitude, make us to be instruments of your peace.
The images in the video meditation were taken by photographers from various United Methodist agencies and conferences.
This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
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.