Let Us Give Thanks

November 20, 2017

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

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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.

Amen.

 

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.

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Style Show’s theme Moments to Remember

November 8, 2017

Once again we remember –

 

from 2015 Betty Doss / Shirley Perkins – Kitchen help, ready to serve a delicious lunch.


Waiters in their bow ties and smiles –

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


Betty Elliott

 

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;

 

 

 Style Show to begin at noon.

 

Call Donna at 787-2183 for more information or see the following article.


METHODIST WOMEN STYLE SHOW

November 7, 2017

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

 

  Jane Howell / Mart Gooch – working day before on decorations

 

Bettye Kimbro – decoration day

 

Louise Smith / Joanne Allison  – helping/ prepping salads in the kitchen

 

 


The pictures will tell the tale of Style Shows from the past

November 4, 2017

 

From 2007 Bobbie Clark

 

also from 2007 Darlene Nolan and Pat Friese

 

 

from 2013 finale

 

 

Wonder what the stage will look like this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 


An Invitation just for You

October 31, 2017

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

Fellowship Hall

 

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.


2017 coming soon!

October 24, 2017

 
Love the hat!!
FUMC’s own sweet Sophie Galloway entertaining the style show attendees
at last year’s Style Show and Luncheon.
The twenty-fifth Annual Style Show and Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 10, 2107.
Doors open at 10:30 for early seating; luncheon will be served at 11:00 and the Style Show begins at noon.
Tickets are $15 and are available now at the church or from any Methodist Woman.
Call Donna at 787.2183 for information or to purchase tickets.
This year’s theme, Moments to Remember,” promises to be a trip down Style Show Memory Lane
as well as a look into the future with fashions you’ll want.

25th Annual Style Show and Luncheon

October 12, 2017

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!

OCTOBER 15

EXCLUSIVELY FUMC MEMBERS ONLY

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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.