March 5, 2014
What's Coming Up at First UMC
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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Ash Wednesday Service will be at 7:00 PM tonight! Hope to see you at church!
Wednesday Night Live
Wednesday Night Live is up and running again. This promises to be a fun and meaningful time for all. We will be having a great meal on March 19th provided by the Youth. Come show the youth that you are excited about having them in ministry at the church!!! After the meal we will have a devotional with a short game to reiterate the message. Hope to see you all there! The following list is the lineup for WNL Meals: March 5, Ash Wednesday No WNL--March 12, Spring Break No WNL--Youth, March 19--Staff, March 26. Remember that there will be no WNL week due to Ash Wednesday and next week for Spring Break.
Mulberry School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on Monday. Complete with hats and cake. During the Spring Break week there will be no Mulberry School. Enjoy your family time. Upon returning to school wear GREEN for St. Patrick's Day on Monday, March 17. YAY! The trip is on! Miss. Patty's class will be traveling to the Commerce Street Floral on Wednesday, March 19. They will have a blast seeing the plants and flowers and how things are made to look beautiful with the flower arrangements.
We need your stuff! We will be having our annual rummage sale to raise money for the school supplies for the kids at Siebert Elementary on March 21 and 22. We need your donations of "sellable " stuff asap! You can bring your items to the eCeNTeR during their regular hours. Or arrange for pickup on Wednesdays by calling the church office.
FUMC Ranger News
It is exciting to see the things that are happening at FUMC-Ranger. Come to worship and invite a friend. Birthdays at the Gholson will be at 5:30 on March 20. Like FUMC Ranger on facebook, check out the webpage at fumcranger.wordpress.com
Losing to Live
We have started our Wednesday Walking Club. We leave the church between 12:00 and 12:15 on Wednesdays and walk about thirty minutes. ANYONE is welcome to join us! Losing to Live will be meeting on Wednesdays after Wednesday Night Live. It is never too late to take a small step to better living. Join us. It is not only about weight loss but also about becoming a better you. See you there. It is never too late to join!
Birthdays at the Gholson
Birthdays are celebrated each month at the Gholson in Ranger. We play BINGO and have a delicious dinner which is provided by FUMC Ranger. It is always a great time! The residents there have shinning faces, and sparkles in their eyes as we share in food, fun and lots of real love! Come out and join us! Our next celebration is scheduled for 5:30 on March 20. Remember this is a change in the day of the week from Monday to Thursday.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
The third Wednesday of each month the church comes alive at 7:00 with men from all over the area and from every denomination for a time of food, devotions, prayer and fellowship. It is a great time of sharing and getting closer to God. Come if you can and have a meeting with God. Save the date of March 19th for next months Prayer Breakfast. See you there.
Ranger Food Pantry
The Ranger Food Pantry is located in the Eastside Baptist Church. They are a great group that reaches out to those in need in Ranger. The Pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Lets do all we can to support the local communities in helping to feed the hungry.
Eastland County Food Pantry
After meeting with the ECFP Board, and relating their wishes to the church's Leadership Team, it has been decided to go ahead with the renovations needed so that this ministry can continue to operate in a much more conducive environment. They have worked in substandard conditions WAY to long. We are thankful for this decision and the Leadership Team of FUMC Eastland.
Community Prayer Meeting
Everyone is invited to come to the community prayer meeting on the first Tuesdays of every month (April 1) at noon at the First Christian Church. Come with a sack lunch and join in prayer for the children and youth of Eastland County. With so much evil that has sprung up that is focused on our children, we need to circle them in prayer as often as we can!
Trustees have been busy gathering bids and information on the Food Pantry as well as updates and repairs to the church building. Exciting things are happening! It was great to see the Beggs Property hole being filled back in! There were some old storage tanks discovered during the demolition of the building and we had to have the ground tested for contamination. It is great to see the hole filled in! As of the writing of this newsletter we have not gotten the results of the soil testing, however we are very optimistic everything went well.
Dream the Impossible Dream!