Beautification Effort

August 22, 2016
Youth group has been active in church beautification effort.
This started with removing older hedges from the church.
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Bob Byars brought his tractor and Shay Galloway and Anthony Hernandez
removed the old hedges and prepared the soil for Fall planting.
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As it gets cooler they’ll replace with something more lovely.
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(artist rendition appreciated!!)

Surf Shack – VBS Day 5

June 17, 2016

God Sends

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Breakfast on the Beach       John 21:1-17

 

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The Pre K and Kindergarten surfers

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1st and 2nd Grade surfers

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3rd and 4th Grade surfers

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5th and 6th Grade surfers

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2016 Vacation Bible School Director, Mrs. Katherine,

You are appreciated for all your hard work and a successful VBS

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We are grateful to the leaders of VBS Discovery time

Mrs. Carrie, Mr. Roger and Mrs. Barbara for the amazing science tricks

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A special thanks to our puppeteer, Mrs. Janette and “Snappy”

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WOW! how about all those fun crafts that these three ladies created for the Surfers

Mrs. Billie, Mrs. Margaret and Miss Jamie.

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Our Final Day with music


Surf Shack – VBS Day 4

June 16, 2016

God Calms

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In the midst of activity, Mrs Gloria and Mrs Betty manage the Registration process with calm

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Opening session with Mrs. DeSay, our music leader

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The 3rd and 4th grade surfers listen and participate in Today’s Bible Story

Jesus Calms the Storm            Luke 8:22-25

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Disciples (Ms. Lisa; Mrs. Peggy; Mrs. Carrie) and Jesus (Mr. George)

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Mr. Arlie and Shay lead our recreation time

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Pre-K & Kindergarten surfers enjoying snack time

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Crafty 5th and 6th grade surfers

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Reflection time with the 1st and 2nd grade surfers

Our VBS Mission for the Week

As disciples, we have an opportunity to help some children who don’t have the opportunity to eat tasty and healthy meals during the summer.  In VBS, the surfers are collecting nutritional snacks to make S.A.N.D. bags (Snack And Nutritional Delights).  These S.A.N.D. bags  will be distributed by the Rainbow Room and our local Salvation Army.  The goal for this week was 50 bags.  As of today, Thursday, we have collected enough nutritional delights for 50 S.A.N.D. bags  and many many more S.A.N.D. bags.

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Surf Shack – VBS Day 3

June 15, 2016

Remember that the Lord is Great and Awesome!     Nehemiah 4:14b

God Loves!

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Opening Assembly – Surfing!

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1st and 2nd Grade Surfers – Bible Story Time

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John the Baptist (r) baptizing Jesus (l) played by Marc & George

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A big Thank You for all the great refreshments

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3rd and 4th grade surfers in Crafts

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5th and 6th grade surfers during Discovery

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Pre-K and Kindergarten recapping the day’s activities during Reflection Time

 


VBS Surf Shack – Day Two

June 14, 2016

“God Helps”

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1st and 2nd Grade surfers in Discovery with lots of bubbles

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Pre-K and Kindergarten listening to the Bible story – Moses in the bulrushes

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5th and 6th Grade surfers reflecting on today’s activities

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1st and 2nd grade surfer Artists in Crafts

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What a great looking group of Youth helpers!

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A look at today’s Crafts

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East District Youth Rally

August 25, 2015

Youth members, guests, and adults from our church attended the East District Youth Rally on August 16 @ Nacogdoches FUMC. The featured personality was World Reknown Christian Illusionist Jon Bucher.

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VBS 2013 – Day Five – Neighbors are Welcoming

June 22, 2013
1st / 2nd grade class finishing sun catchers in Craft class.  Crafts are an important part of VBS, one of the favorite classes for the kids.  They decorated visors, made friendship plaques, strung together friendship bracelets, and many other items.

1st / 2nd grade class finishing sun catchers in Craft class. Crafts are an important part of VBS, one of the favorite classes for the kids. They decorated visors, made friendship plaques, strung together friendship bracelets, and many other items.

As part of learning about neighbors around the world, our “neighbors” sampled foods similar to those found in the five individual countries.  Friday was Mexico Day and “Welcome Quesadillas” were enjoyed with salsa along with a fresh fruit icy pop.  Miss Shirley and her helpers fixed terrific snacks all week.

As part of learning about neighbors around the world, our “neighbors” sampled foods similar to those found in the five individual countries. Friday was Mexico Day and “Welcome Quesadillas” were enjoyed with salsa along with a fresh fruit icy pop. Miss Shirley and her helpers fixed terrific snacks all week.

Over 40 parents/ guests came for the Closing Assembly Friday.  UMM fixed a carnival-style lunch for our VBS kids, their guests, and the VBS staff.  All enjoyed hot dogs, chili, chips, popcorn, and pink lemonade.

Over 40 parents/ guests came for the Closing Assembly Friday. UMM fixed a carnival-style lunch for our VBS kids, their guests, and the VBS staff. All enjoyed hot dogs, chili, chips, popcorn, and pink lemonade.

VBS music played as some classes waited for others to enter the Fellowship Hall.  Without the video images and without the leaders, some of the children moved to the music.  Receiving a CD of the music on Monday, most knew the lyrics to the songs and enjoyed moving to the beat.  Mothers commented they knew some of the lyrics as the take-home CDs were played all week.

VBS music played as some classes waited for others to enter the Fellowship Hall. Without the video images and without the leaders, some of the children moved to the music. Receiving a CD of the music on Monday, most knew the lyrics to the songs and enjoyed moving to the beat. Mothers commented they knew some of the lyrics as the take-home CDs were played all week.

Health kits were on display at the Closing Assembly.  Learning about being good neighbors… who are friendly, giving, bold, forgiving, and welcoming, our VBS neighbors brought items to contribute to UMCOR Health Kits.  43 kits were completed and will be sent to aid the victims of the Oklahoma tornados, and other storms and flooding in the mid-west.

Health kits were on display at the Closing Assembly. Learning about being good neighbors… who are friendly, giving, bold, forgiving, and welcoming, our VBS neighbors brought items to contribute to UMCOR Health Kits. 43 kits were completed and will be sent to aid the victims of the Oklahoma tornados, and other storms and flooding in the mid-west.

The VBS staff and helpers express their love and appreciation to the FUMC congregation for their support and prayers prior to and during VBS week.


VBS 2013 – Day Four – Neighbors are Forgiving

June 21, 2013
Alex, one of our fifteen youth helpers at VBS this week, is dressed for his part in the New Testament story about Jesus forgiving Zacchaeus.  The story demonstrates the power of forgiveness and the connection of forgiveness to loving our neighbors.

Alex, one of our fifteen youth helpers at VBS this week, is dressed for his part in the New Testament story about Jesus forgiving Zacchaeus. The story demonstrates the power of forgiveness and the connection of forgiveness to loving our neighbors.

The three-year old class enjoyed play time, Bible story time, songs, crafts, and learning about the countries and their animals with their teachers, Miss Penny, Miss Kari, Miss Sunny, Miss Ariel, and Miss Ashlynne.

The three-year old class enjoyed play time, Bible story time, songs, crafts, and learning about the countries and their animals with their teachers, Miss Penny, Miss Kari, Miss Sunny, Miss Ariel, and Miss Ashlynne.

One of the favorite activities of neighbors and their teachers alike are the Opening and Closing Assemblies where the children learn songs and movements, sign language and have a fun time.  Shown here singing “Everywhere Fun Fair,” the song stresses coming together to celebrate the love of God.

One of the favorite activities of neighbors and their teachers alike are the Opening and Closing Assemblies where the children learn songs and movements, sign language and have a fun time. Shown here singing “Everywhere Fun Fair,” the song stresses coming together to celebrate the love of God.


VBS 2013 – Day Three – Neighbors are Bold

June 21, 2013
Godwin Merrifeather, whose name means “friend of God” reminds our VBS “neighbors” that our best friend is God.  Children love to watch Godwin interact with Telly Ticket at the Opening and Closing Assemblies each day.

Godwin Merrifeather, whose name means “friend of God” reminds our VBS “neighbors” that our best friend is God. Children love to watch Godwin interact with Telly Ticket at the Opening and Closing Assemblies each day.

The Pre-K/Kindergarten class numbering 13 busy little bodies waits with three our teen helpers while the remainder of their class make their way from the parsonage and the Discovery Zone on their way to Reflection Time.

The Pre-K/Kindergarten class numbering 13 busy little bodies waits with three our teen helpers while the remainder of their class make their way from the parsonage and the Discovery Zone on their way to Reflection Time.

The story of The Good Samaritan teaches how good neighbors are bold and help others.    Each neighbor’s handprint illustrates hope that “Together We Can Change the World.”

The story of The Good Samaritan teaches how good neighbors are bold and help others. Each neighbor’s handprint illustrates hope that “Together We Can Change the World.”


VBS 2013 – Day Two – Neighbors are Giving

June 19, 2013

After a wonderful opening day with 35 VBS “neighbors,” our numbers increased on day two when eight additional neighbors came for the first time swelling our total attendees to 43. Yea for Everywhere Fun Fair VBS!!!

The newest addition to VBS is a 3-year old self-contained class.  Shown here enjoying play time on the portico with sidewalk chalk.  They also enjoy having a Bible Story read by Pastor Karen and music by Tommye Sue Carlson, accompanied by guitarist, Mart Gooch, among other things.

The newest addition to VBS is a 3-year old self-contained class. Shown here enjoying play time on the portico with sidewalk chalk. They also enjoy having a Bible Story read by Pastor Karen and music by Tommye Sue Carlson, accompanied by guitarist, Mart Gooch, among other things.

Games of past generations are still enjoyed by our VBS neighbors.  Laughing and enjoying a game of chase with variations makes the friendtastic guide (teacher), Nicole Corley , smile at their antics.  Instructions being given by Arlie Broadaway

Games of past generations are still enjoyed by our VBS neighbors. Laughing and enjoying a game of chase with variations makes the friendtastic guide (teacher), Nicole Corley , smile at their antics. Instructions being given by Arlie Broadaway

The 3rd/4th grade class and some of the Youth Helpers enjoyed a fast-paced relay race.

The 3rd/4th grade class and some of the Youth Helpers enjoyed a fast-paced relay race.

 In our Bible story today, neighbors met a widow who gave food to Elijah, God’s servant.  She gave all the oil and flour she had to feed him, trusting that God would take care of her and her son.   The neighbors (children) listened intently to the story while the actors portrayed the story without speaking.   In our Bible story today, neighbors met a widow who gave food to Elijah, God’s servant. She gave all the oil and flour she had to feed him, trusting that God would take care of her and her son. The neighbors (children) listened intently to the story while the actors portrayed the story without speaking.