Dear FUMC Family,
Sunday is Palm Sunday and it is a little over a week to Easter. It is hard to believe. Next week is going to be a wonderful week of reliving the passion of Christ at Calvary, and the victory of the empty tomb. I hope you will be in worship on Sunday as we wrap up the sermon series, "Words from the Cross". This week in worship we will focus on Christ's words, "It is Finished". All the children are invited to gather in the Narthex during the announcements for the Palm Parade. As the congregation sings, "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, the Little Children Sang, the children will help us to re-experience the entrance of Jesus into the Holy City of Jerusalem.
This year we have seven youth are a part of the 2019 Confirmation Class. Photographed are Maggie Scott, David J. Potter, Cade Conley, Scooter Wilder, and Alex Orr. Sarah Jane Woodman and Christian Copeland were unavailable for photos but photos as well as information will be share about them soon.
Let me introduce you to:
Maggie Scott is the oldest daughter of Will and Rachel Scott. She has two younger sisters Emmy and Millie. Maggie is in the 6th grade at College Hill Sixth Grade Academy.
David J. Potter is the oldest son of David and Aria Potter and has two younger brothers, Silas, and Eli. He is in the 6th grade at Texas Middle School.
Cade Conley is the son of Steve Conley and Dale Ann Rollins. Cade is a seventh grade student at Texas Middle School.
Scooter Wilder is the oldest son of Carol an Vernon Wilder and has a younger brother, Cody and sister, Savannah who are twins. Scooter attends College Hill Sixth Grade Academy.
Alex Orr is the son of Joel and Jan Orr and has one bother Adam. Alex is a sixth grade student at Texas Middle School.
Thank you so much for the generous donations of "Easter Eggs and Candy" for the Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20th. I walked into Cheryl Dodson's office earlier today and there were sacks of Easter Eggs in abundance thanks to your willingness to partner with the Children's ministry in this outreach event. I personally can not think you enough.
"THE EASTER EGG HUNT WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 2Oth," at the Razaq's Farm, 712 Sugar Hill Road, Texarkana, Arkansas. We are so grateful to the Razaq's for hosting this event yearly!
KIDZ@FIRST Easter Presentation "NO MATTER WHAT!" will be presented on Sunday April 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Cabe Center. The play was written by Shelby Brown and the children and adult volunteers have worked hard on the performance for weeks. You will be so blessed by the Children's telling of the Easter message.
Hope to see you next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for the Maundy Thursday Service. The service will be in the Sanctuary. This is a very special service of worship as we encounter the passion of Christ.
Congratulations to our own, Don Ruggles and Michael Stephenson, for being honorees of the Wilbur Smith Community Service Award. We offer a standing ovation to Don Ruggles for being awarded the 2019 Wilbur Smith Award at Texarkana "Lunch with Leaders" sponsored by Leadership Texarkana on Thursday.
Joyce Varner lovingly decorated the parlor in Easter splendor this week for three different gatherings and also she decorated the Cabe Center to welcome students from Arkansas High and North Heights Junior High on Wednesday. Thank you Joyce for sharing your talents with us!!!
God is Faithful!
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First United Methodist Church Texarkana, AR
400 E. 6th, Texarkana, AR 71854
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