Community Thanksgiving Service and Dinner on Monday, November 25

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Everyone is invited to the Community Thanksgiving Service held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2508 Appleby Sand Road) on Monday, November 25, 2019.

6:00 pm - Worship Service followed by Dinner in the Gym.

  1. Community-wide joint choir practice for the service will be on Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm led by Trayn Surrat of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Meet at Sacred Heart Church. All choirs are invited.

  2. All church members are asked to help deliver meals to those in need on Monday, November 25 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart's Gym.

  3. We are also requesting each church to provide 5 cooked turkeys to be delivered to Sacred Heart's Gum by 11:00 am on Monday, November 25.

The Community Thanksgiving Service is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Ministerial Alliance.

Feed The Youth

FEED THE YOUTH

One of the best, and easiest, ways to show our youth that you care about them is to feed them. Taking part in meals together encourages deeper relationships and reminds us of the many meals Jesus shared with people during his ministry. We are asking for congregation members to donate meals to our youth ministry in order to provide meaningful fellowship throughout the upcoming school semester.

We need congregation members to volunteer to provide 1 dozen donuts and 1 dozen kolaches for our youth each Sunday. We are also asking for congregation members to donate meals for our youth group meetings. This includes breakfast during the Sunday School hour on the last Sunday of each month, and a Wednesday night meal once every six weeks for our Feast Nights.

If this is a way you can contribute to our youth program, please head to the following links to fill the slots on Sign-Up Genius. You can also email Abbey at abbey.w@fumcnac.org or call the church office to sign up. Thank you in advance for your great generosity! We believe our youth will truly know and believe the love of God through you and your support.

Stephen Ministry Training begins in October

Ever wish you knew what to say when a friend’s husband dies? Ever wonder how to help a neighbor who is going through a divorce? Want to learn better how to talk to your children? Know what to offer when a friend asks you for advice about a family problem?

You might want to consider Stephen Minister training. Stephen Ministers learn how to help by learning how to listen. When people look to you for help, more often than not they are asking you to listen…and many of us could improve our listening skills.

Stephen Ministry training will begin in October. The course includes listening skills, understanding feelings, setting boundaries, how specifically to help someone experiencing grief, divorce, serious illness, and lots more. If you would like to learn more, speak to any Stephen Minister or stop by the table in the sanctuary hall to pick up information.

TRIP TO OBERAMMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

The Traveling Methodists are off again on another trip! We are going to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, presented for the world every ten years in Bavaria, Germany. The trip will be June 9 -18, 2020. We will visit Austria and Germany, seeing sites associated with the life of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. This is the Bavarian Alps where all the scenery reminds you of “The Sound of Music”—fairytale villages with mural-covered houses surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains.

The highlight of the trip will be the Oberammergau Passion Play, the story of the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. First performed in 1634, it is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. It involves over 2,000 actors, singers, and musicians, all residents of the village. Half a million visitors from all over the world come to see the play during its six months of performance.

This trip is open to the entire community. Invite your friends and come to an informational meeting on Sunday, August 25, at 4 p.m. in the church library. Brochures are available in the church office or contact trip hosts Judy or Jim Buckingham at 569-6160 or judy.p.buckingham@gmail.com with questions.

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