Greetings! 

We want to invite all of our youth, 6th grade through 12th grade, and their parents  to come celebrate this past year on Sunday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.!  We will begin with a fun time of Bubble Soccer and then follow with a shared meal and a walk down memory lane.  We will also introduce our 6th graders, who will be joining our Student Ministry, as well as our Summer Youth Interns.  We want to encourage our parents to come join us and have an opportunity to meet our awesome Small Group Leaders who have been leading and mentoring our youth this school year.  This is a night you won't want to miss!

For more information, please contact me at rperson@fmconroe.org.

Ruth Ann Person 
Director of Student Ministries at First Methodist Conroe

News & Upcoming Events
FMC's Hispanic Pastor Prepares for New Calling

Rev. Emigidio Rosales, current Hispanic pastor for First Methodist Conroe's Celebración community, will soon prepare for a major transition and mission of faith. 

Rosales has been appointed to start a new Hispanic congregation in Tyler, Texas, a city with population a little over 100,000 of which more than 23% are Hispanic. 

He and his family are excited for this upcoming chapter. They are ready for the new adventure of faith and have full confidence that God will fulfill His purpose in their lives. 

Since 2015, Rosales has led FMC's Hispanic congregation and has helped in the growth and establishment of this community. Recently in 2017, Rosales has been greatly involved in the church's overall new vision and focus of the ministry. 

"I feel privileged and proud of having led this congregation through this new stage in which we have assumed the name of Celebration," says Rosales. "At the same time, I am confident that God will lead this congregation to greater and better destinations in his ministry to the Hispanic community of Conroe." 

Rosales begins his new position on June 1 and will be relocating along with his wife, Sucel González, and two sons, Daniel and Caleb Rosales-González.  

Please pray for Rosales, his family, and for those in Tyler who will hear God's word through him.
Music Ministry Welcomes Newest Addition!

A big warm FMC welcome to Angela Rivera!

The Music Ministry is greatly excited for their new Pianist/Accompanist.  Even more, it thrills us to have someone who brings abundant joy in service, enormous depth of talent and an effervescent spirit to the work at hand.

Angela comes with a laundry list of impressive credits from a lifetime of music and community involvement.  Her amazing career includes 35 years, primarily as choral director, of consistently award-winning choirs in Conroe public schools; currently leading the choral program at Caney Creek High School.

Please feel free to come and say "hello" after worship!
Stephen Ministry Luncheon
Sunday, May 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wesley Room

You are invited to make a difference!

If you are looking for a challenging spiritual journey, one that is fulfilling and a response to God's call, Stephen Ministry may be for you. You will serve God by serving others with the confidence gained from training and with the trust of a proven ministry of service. Learn more about this program during this luncheon.
Board of Stewards
Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Faith Chapel

Our Board of Stewards is the group responsible for helping to set the mission and direction of the life of First Methodist Conroe. Reports will be made from the administrative teams and from the Senior Pastor.  All members are welcome to attend the meeting.
Summer for Others 
Sunday, May 27

With children out of school, they are not receiving the regular breakfasts and lunches that the schools provide and often these same children are left to provide as best as they can on their own at home while both parents work to make ends meet.  This year, we want to help these families where they need it most by providing simple to prepare food for their children. 

Volunteer
4:30 p.m. at Crisis Assistance Center (1022 McCall Ave) 

Help sort and bag summer food for these families. We will need help with picking up the food from Kroger's, unloading the food from CAC's truck, organizing and bagging the food, and putting the food back on the truck for delivery to our Summer for Others Pool Party. 

Special Pool Party
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conroe Aquatic Center (1205 Candy Cane Lane) 

Attend this special pool party! Families receiving the food will be invited to attend this pool party as well with their children. They will receive their food there, and we will be able to spend some time getting to know them and their children in a more personal way. 

Sign up for the service project and the pool party by clicking here!
All-Church Potluck
Sunday, June 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gym

How about a potluck?

Bring your favorite dish of food to be shared.  We will have karaoke as well as games in the Upper Room.

Come fellowship and get to know others from our church!

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Medved at jmedved@fmconroe.org.
Caring Ministry
Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, May 9 from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Asbury Room

Our speaker this month is Beverley Poltorak. She will introduce us to "The File of Life" Program which promotes emergency preparedness.  Everyone is invited. For more details, contact Janet Cable at 936-756-3395 or jcable@fmconroe.org.
Grief Support Ministry
Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Room 115

For more details, contact Chris Gritzmacher at 936-524-0584.
Children's Ministry
VBS 2018 Registration
Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4 yrs - 5th grade (as of 6-22-18)
$5 per child


Register your child for Vacation Bible School by clicking here! Then, go to www.fmconroe.org  under "Giving" to pay your registration fee.

After June 15, the price is $15 per child with no class or friend requests.

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up now by clicking here and be part of this fun and very rewarding program. 

For questions, contact Julie Medved at jmedved@fmconroe.org
Discipleship Ministry
May Prayer Calendar

Our May Prayer Calendar is now available!

For anyone wishing to get a copy, simply click here or grab a copy after worship service.

This month, we focus on the gift of service and helps. "We have been given our gifts to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Jesus, to maturity, to be like Christ."
Music Ministry
Summer Music Camp
Monday, July 9 through Saturday, July 14
from 9 a.m. to noon

Summer Music Camp is a great opportunity to sing, act, and have fun all while learning a great Bible story that we will present on the final evening of the camp to our families and congregation on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Our summer camp program is open to those who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade.

To register, click here!

For more information, contact Tommi Hamilton at thamilton@fmconroe.org
Youth Ministry
Upper Room Upcoming Events

Upper Room Celebration Night
Sunday, May 20

Summer For Others
Sunday, May 27

Help us make sure that children have food during the summer. Visit  bit.ly/SummerForOthers to register to volunteer.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Help with unloading and packing food at Crisis Assistance Center

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pool Party at Conroe Aquatic Center

End of School Lock-In
Friday, June 1 - End of School Lock-In

UMW Event
Monday, June 18

Assist the United Methodist Women by making cough pillows for surgery patients at Conroe Regional Hospital. This will be done after VBS.

Vacation Bible School 2018
Monday through Friday, June 18-22 
VBS Youth helpers are needed to assist the adult leaders in each class. Click here to register as a volunteer.

Youth Sunday
Sunday, Aug 5

Return for Upper Room Sunday Nights
Sunday, Aug 19