What’s Going on at FUMC?
 
UMW Calendar Sale – The 70th issue (Wow! Yes that’s 70 years!!) of the Community Birthday Calendar will be on sale during the summer. Calendars are $4.00 each and listings are $0.25 each. Former subscribers will be contacted to renew for the 2020 calendar. New subscribers can contact Janice Highsmith (830-426-4718) for details. The deadline for ordering your calendar is August 10.  
 
New Church Directory – There have been many changes since our last church directory. Lifetouch was the company we used last time and we have received some information from them. Now all we need is a couple of individuals who would like to coordinate this project. Please talk to Tricia Boll or call the church office if you are able to help. Thank you.
 
Reynosa Clothing Drive – Brenda Vavricek is collecting gently used clothing for the poor of Reynosa. She will be traveling there at the end of the year to help build homes. A collection box will be set up in the Narthex for your donated items. Thank you.  
 
Homebound Communion – If you or someone you know is interested in receiving home-bound communion on the first Sunday of the month between 1:00 and 2:00 pm please call Jean Callaway at 210-724-8342. We serve the Hondo and Castroville area and would be glad to come pray with you.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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.)

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.