Online Family First Newsletter
February 16, 2017
From the Pastor
Rev. Steve Ramsdell

"In Luke 2:21, eight days after the birth of Christ, he was called Jesus.  In the time of Christ a man was simply known by his given name and further identified by the town he lived in.  Thus we have Jesus of Nazareth. The word "Christ" is not actually part of his name;  it is a title, meaning "anointed" or "Chosen" one.  It is the Greek word Christos.  This was not a part of his given name, but was given to him in common usage later, with the growing awareness that he was special.  So we put together his given name, the name of the town where he lived, and the title which came to be his, and we have this:  Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  To be completely correct it should read:  Jesus,  the Christ. . "...   Continue
Wednesday, March 1

Mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, 
March 1, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary. Lent is a period of reflection 
as we begin the Easter season.
March 4 & 5, Family Life Center

First Methodist will celebrate Baptism by Immersion, March 4, 6:30 p.m. and March 5, 11:50 a.m. Invite your friends and family to 
join  in the celebration. If you need more information  or to make reservations, email 
Sara Holmes or call 772.5630.
Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m.

If you are considering membership, please 
visit with us on, Wednesday, March 15, 
6 p.m.,  in  the Children's Worship Center. 
"Coffee  with  the Pastors" is a great way to 
learn more  about FUMC Waco in a relaxing atmosphere.
If you need more information or to make reservations, email Sara Holmes or call 254.722.5630. See you there!
March 24 - 25

Save the Date: Father Son Campout! Grab 
your tent for a fun weekend of fishing, 
archery, campfires, and friendships. Cost is 
$10 per person.
If you need more information or to make reservations, email Sara Holmes or 
call 772.5630.
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