First United Methodist Church Texarkana, AR
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Dear FUMC Family, 
Each year, I look forward to my annual trip to Maine in August.  Since 2003, I have yearly been making a pilgrimage to the beautiful state. I stay at the same home in Eastport, Me, make day trips to familiar places, and I always include new places yet discovered. I returned from 10 days in Maine, last Sunday in the dark hours of the morning, and was able to make it to worship. I always come back renewed and excited to get back involved in ministry. I excited about getting into the fall schedule of Classes and activities of Ministry at FUMC.  I hope you are also. 

This coming Sunday we will celebrate to "Labor Holiday" in worship looking together at Colossians 3:23-24 and Proverbs 12:24 as we focus on what the scriptures teach to us through the sermon, "Hands to Work, Hearts to God".  We will also celebrate Holy Communion. Because of the holiday weekend, there will be no children's church but  children's church will begin again the following Sunday uniterrpuded for the next few months. I look forward to seeing you Sunday and to being back in the pulpit. 

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Updates to the Parlor Kitchen Continue!! Even in its unfinished form its beautiful!! Thank you to everyone has made this renovation project a dream come true, especially the United Methodist Women and Roger's Construction. The kitchen renovation project is a combination of many people's ideas and suggestions becoming a reality not just a dream. This kitchen is an important place where many forms of ministry take place, possibly more than you realize. 

Being the CHURCH at the Student Expo Texas A&M University- Texarkana!

FUMC was well represented at the Student Expo at Texas A&M University- Texarkana today (Thursday).  Through the creative efforts of the staff members and others bags of popcorn inviting people to "Pop-in and Join Us" were passed out along with information brochures, bottles of water, and lots of smiles!  It was a fun time Being the CHURCH!
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Today, an online survey was emailed to you asking you questions about your interest in Bible Studies and Community Groups. I hope you will take time to complete the survey. If you did not receive the email, please email Bro. Jay Stephen at He will send the survey to you personally

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Next Wednesday all After-School Ministries for Youth and Children begin for the Fall!
Youth Small Group will meet, Power Pak gears up, Children's Choir and Handbell Choir will start-up
For more information see:
Cheryl Dodson, Children's Ministry
Larry Dymott, Music Ministry
Mark and Amy Meadows, Youth Ministry

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Will you share your college students mailing address and email address with us at FUMC! We would like to include mail them "the Happenings", "Untimely Ramblings", and include them one occasional special mailings to college students.  You can respond to this email with the mailing addresses and email addresses or please send to melody@ 

 2 Van Drivers and Van Chaperones are still needed Wednesday afternoons from 2pm  to 4 pm to pick-up students at various area schools and bring them to FUMC for After-School Ministries.  If you have time to volunteer even twice a month you are needed! To sign up or if you have questions please contact Larry Dymott at

The Lay Leadership Committee on Nominations will begin meeting on Sunday, September 15th at 5pm and possibly meet weekly through Sunday Oct. 6, with the sole purpose of designing committees of  ministry for 2020 through 2023. Please be in prayer for the right persons to be ask to serve on a committee of ministry and to respond. 

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Save the Date!!!! The Third Annual "Come to the Table"-"An After Sunday Morning Worship Church Family Meal" will be  Sunday, September 22 !!  What fun to have a Fried Chicken Sunday Dinner with the Church Family and Ministry Fair!!

"Mom Set Free" a 7 session Bible Study for Mothers will Begin Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 a.m. in the the Family Life Center Conference Room. The study will be guided by Amy Meadows.

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

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