What’s Going on at FUMC?
 

Stewardship Sunday – The annual Stewardship letter and pledge cards were mailed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Please prayerfully consider your commitment and bring your pledge cards to worship on November 11.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Our annual Thanksgiving meal will be held on Sunday, November 18 after worship. There are sign-up sheets in the church foyer. We need volunteers for turkeys and dressing as well as the sides. Please join in the fun and fellowship of this day.

Strategic Alliance – Thank We are having a BLANKET & COAT drive for Reynosa. Please bring gently used or new items to church before NOVEMBER 25TH. All items will be taken to Roland on November 26th.

     Want to go on the next mission trip to Reynosa,
Dec. 26-31? Pick up an applications in the church office.
 
Operation Christmas Child – Please pick up a list if items needed to fill shoe boxes for this ministry. Items need to be returned to the church by Nov. 15th. Thank you.
 

The Children and Youth Christmas Play will be Sunday, Dec. 16 during worship. Practices will be Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings starting Nov. 25. All children, from youngest through high school, are encouraged to participate. To help with planning, please let Emily Duron know via phone, text,  (210-667-3713), email (meduron@sbcglobal.net) or in person if your child or grandchild will participate. 

Liturgists Needed (Scripture Readers)-  It is a pleasure to work with the scripture reading volunteers (youth and adult) on Sunday mornings. However, our list has gotten rather short over the summer. If you would like to be a part of this, please let me  or the church office know. Most people will tell you it isn’t hard and is a pleasure to be a part of honoring God. Thanks for your consideration. Sandy Robinson, 830.426-2902.

Sound System Techs – We are in need of a couple of volunteers willing to learn how to operate/reset the sound system. If you are interested, please let the secretary know.

Children’s Sunday School – We still need more volunteers to teach Sunday School to our children once a month. Lessons will be provided. Please prayerfully consider joining our children’s ministry. Contact the church office.

Cornerstone Assistance Network began it’s ministry April 30th. It’s mission is to assess and respond to community needs and establish a centralized location where persons can be put in touch with appropriate help. Volunteers are needed to help fill out in-take forms on Mondays at St. Paul’s Lutheran from 10am – 12 pm and from 12pm – 2 pm, once or twice a month. There will be a one hour training on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s. If interested contact Pastor Lonnie at hondospastor@att.net or Shannon Rothe at fumchondo@sbcglobal.net.
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Safe Gatherings Training 

Online background check and 1st part of training – https://safegatherings.com/.

2nd part of training can be at a live training or online at https://riotexas.org/safetrainings.
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Announcements……
 

UMW— The ladies of the First United Methodist Church meet every 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. If you are looking for a time of loving Christian fellowship, contact Janice Highsmith at (830) 426-4718. 
 
Fellowship Time Volunteers – We are in need of volunteers to help provide breakfast during the Fellowship Time.  Everyone enjoys fellowship and refreshments between the two services, so let’s support this effort.  A sign-up sheet is posted in the kitchen area.  For more information and details, please contact Betty Gilliam or Chris Kailipaka. 

Food Pantry —The Medina County Food Pantry, at 502 Arnold Street, is always in need of help. Please donate non-perishable food items, and/or cash donations when you can. All donations can be left at the church office.
 

Food Pantry Sunday – 1st Sunday every Month

A food drive for the Medina County Food Pantry sponsored by the UMW continues every first Sunday of each month. Please  bring an item from the given list of suggested food items.  This list is a guide for what the Food Pantry needs to provide for its clients.  Collection bins located in the sanctuary are available for placing donations.  The congregation is encouraged to support the food drive and the Food Pantry in its efforts to feed the hungry families in Medina County.  Thanks to all of you for your generosity!

Food Pantry Items Needed:

Plain rice
Dry pinto beans
Crackers
Pasta such as vermicelli, macaroni, or spaghetti
Canned vegetables, tomatoes, or fruit
Canned meat
Breakfast cereal
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Sugar
Flour (2 lb.)
Cooking oil (pint or half pint)
Toilet paper
Tooth paste
Tooth brush
Bar soap
Dish soap

Laundry soap

Flower Calendar – To sign up to place flowers on the altar, select a date and write down what you would like to have printed in the bulletin, then make your own arrangements for plant or flowers to be delivered. Thank you for helping brighten up the altar! (Sign-up sheets are located in foyer.)

Homebound Communion – Please contact Angie Hawley or the church office if you are interested in taking communion to one of our homebound members or if you know someone that would like to receive communion.
 
Hearing Assistance  – We have hearing assistance devices available for use during the worship  services.  Ask an usher if you would like to use one of these devices.       
 

       
Health & Fitness on Tuesday and Thursday

Walk Aerobics (active group) at 9:00 am, and

Sit-n-Stretch (low impact) at 10:00 am

in the Fellowship Hall.
Beginners Yoga at 11:00 am