First United Methodist Church Texarkana, AR
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ROAR Vacation Bible School Photo:.....Photo: Children going through the parted Red Sea on dry ground.

Dear FUMC Family,
The sounds of children's voices have really filled the Cabe Center, Family Life Center, and the Education Building this week at ROAR Vacation Bible School. Daily around 140 children, youth, and adults learned that God is Good through Bible storytimes, craft creations, mission projects, and more. It was really a fun week and it went so smoothly thanks to the leadership of all the adult volunteers. Thank you to each persons who contributed anyway to VBS and especially to Carol Wilder-VBS director, Paige Mims- Assistant  Director, and  Cheryl Dodson, Director of Children's Ministries.  ROAR  VBS was a year in the making and soon plans for VBS 2020 will begin. 

Sunday in worship, we will continue the sermon series "Fish Tales". This Sunday we will be looking at  Luke 9; 10-17 and discovering "the catch" we read about that allowed 5,000 people to be feed. The theme of the service is "Grace". Some of the children who attended VBS this week will be sharing a VBS song. I look forward to seeing you. Thank you for your faithfulness in worship! 
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Have you noticed that we have been praying various weekly for Downtown Texarkana Ministries and Church families over few months?  Weekly, we are especially  committing to pray for the "Body of Christ" represented in Texarkana. This week, we have been praying for St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church and next week, we will be praying for First UMC Texarkana, Texas.  It is a blessing to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit through the "Communities of Faith" in Texarkana and to pray for the pastors, ministries, and outreach of each church family. 
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I hope you will notice that the Cable Center has recently been power washed. It looks great!  The lettering on the front of the building is white again and the brick looks new.  Exterior washing of the Sanctuary is taking place currently. What a difference can been seen already to the building.  Air Conditioning repairs have taken place this week on two of the units in the Family Life Center.  The cost of building maintenance is significant as you know. Your faith financial support of the ministries of FUMC are a great blessing. Thank you for all you do to support the work of Christ through FUMC.

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Thank you to all the Classes, Community Groups, and Music Ministry for serving Sunday Night Supper to the persons at the Randy Sam's Shelter the second sunday night of each month. This past week a large group of persons from the Wednesday Night Young Adult Community Group served.

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You are invited to become a part of the Chancel Choir! There is a place for you! Rehearsals resume on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:00 pm until 7:15 pm. I hope "YOU" will become a part of this important ministry of the church!

God is Faithful!
Bro. Jaimie
Don't just come to church, Be the CHURCH!!

First United Methodist Church Texarkana, AR
400 E. 6th, Texarkana, AR 71854
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