Prayer Shawl Ministry

May 27, 2016

This is the 10th anniversary of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  We have provided 10 shawls since the last meeting and a total of 506 to date.  Our group is open to anyone who would like to participate; there are excellent teachers if you would like to learn to knit or crochet.  We are grateful for the support we receive from the congregation.  Notes from recipients continue to bless us, many of which include touching photographs such as this of Jo Ann’s granddaughter, Katlyn Sears.

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A Shower for Mae and Craig

February 6, 2016

A baby shower was held for Mae and Craig who are anticipating the birth of a baby boy in about 5 weeks. The shower was hosted by church members Millie, Betty, and Tommye Sue. Family members, friends, and church members attended the shower and sent gifts for the arrival of Mae and Craig’s son.shower1Craig, Cindy, Betty, Mae, Millie, Tommye Sue, and Michel

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1 John 4:7a

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

 


Praise the Lord

February 1, 2016

Peggy & Albert proudly welcome Piper Ray.

This makes Peggy’s mother, Frances, a great, great grandmother at age 90. We now have five living generations. Praise the Lord!

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And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.  (Luke 2:40)

 


We pray for these children

January 14, 2016

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  

So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”

And he worshiped the Lord there. 1 Samuel 1:27-28 (NIV)

Milton and Liz want to share the double blessings of their family with their church family.

Lyla Rose BriggsLyla Rose was born 11/23/14 and weighed 7lbs 5 ozs.

Tate Hunter BriggsTate Hunter was born 1/12/15, weighing 7 lbs 10 ozs.

As members of First United Methodist Church we promise the following:

With God’s help we will proclaim the good news

And live according to the example of Christ.

We will surround Lyla Rose and Tate Hunter

With a community of love and forgiveness,

That they may grow in their trust of God,

And be found faithful in their service to others.

We will pray for Lyla Rose and Tate Hunter,

That they may be true disciples

Who walk in the way that leads to life.


Baptism of Edward James Callahan – Nov 30th

December 23, 2014

 

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2 1/2 month old Edward

Grandson of JoAnn and Brad Varnum

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Born September 14, 2014

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Parents are Robert and Melissa Callahan of Atlanta, Georgia

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 Matthew 19:14 – But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


Congratulations Rory!

April 16, 2014
Rory Whittington was selected as Most Likely to Succeed by Hemphill High School teachers and Most Handsome by his peers.

Rory Whittington was selected as Most Likely to Succeed by Hemphill High School teachers and Most Handsome by his peers.


Congratulations to Nunez Great Granddaughter!

March 11, 2014
Our great granddaughter winning Grand Champion mini Hereford yesterday and Grand Champion heifer today at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Two more buckles and ribbons!  So proud!

Our great granddaughter winning Grand Champion mini Hereford yesterday and Grand Champion heifer today at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Two more buckles and ribbons! So proud!