Happy New Year!
First Church News & Updates - December 29, 2017
Happy New Year
Wow! Over 3500 people joined in worship at First Church on Christmas Eve. We appreciate all who came, as well as all of the musicians, singers, ringers, ushers and other volunteers who made each of the five worship services uniquely special. Thank you for sharing your Christmas Eve with us.

Now we move on to 2018. We know that it will be a year of joys, challenges, growth, renewal and change. Please join us on the journey.

Happy New Year!
This week in worship...
Scripture:  Matthew 2:1-5a, 7-12

Kevin Karschnik
Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones will preach at 8:30 and 11 am worship services. At the 9:40 am CrossRoads service, we welcome  Kevin Karschnik to the pulpit. Kevin is an author, speaker, and corporate trainer who has a passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God. Kevin and his family have been part of the First Church family since 2001.

The Source, our weekly devotional guide, is available on the church website.

Please join us in worship this weekend...Sunday at 8:30 am (Sanctuary), 9:40 am (Family Life Center) or 11 am (Sanctuary).
Giving Matters Update
Giving Matters

235 pledges for a total of $1,191,811. If we haven't heard from you yet, please send your commitment in soon. Not only is it an expression of your giving to God, it also helps the Finance Committee and Church Council put together a prayerful and responsible budget for the New Year. Thank you!
Ministry Focus
Children's Ministry
Crossing Point

Beginning January 7, 2018, 5th graders will combine into one Sunday School class, Crossing Point, that will meet in Bldg. 5-202 for the spring semester.  Crossing Point is a class that will delve deeper into the Bible using fun and challenging curriculum. Click to read more.

Created by God - January 4 - 6 at First United Methodist Church, Georgetown
Created by God is a class for 5th and 6th grade students, and their parents. It is a  course on human sexuality, from a Christian perspective.The class is intended to help open communication between tweens and their parents on this important topic.  We only offer this course for these two grades, and only once a year, so don't miss the opportunity to participate! We offer this course in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Georgetown. Click for more details.   Click here to register.
Student Ministry
D-Now 2018

Disciple Now or D-Now is a weekend for our youth that is full of worship, spiritual growth, community service, and fun! It's all led by people who love the Lord and want to pour into the lives of our youth. Registration is open now. Click here for complete details.
Adult Ministry
Disciple Bible Study

Register now for DISCIPLE Short Term Bible Studies beginning in January
  • Invitation to the New Testament explores the writings of the New Testament with Jesus as the starting point and looks at how the early church took shape. Wednesdays at 9:30 am beginning January 10. Click here to register.
  • Invitation to John looks at Jesus differently from the other Gospels. Hear him speak, see his signs, and consider anew what it means to be his followers. Monday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning January 8. Click here to register.
  • Invitation to Psalms studies these ancient texts and invites us to engage them at the deepest level. Tuesday evenings at 6:30 starting January 9. Click here to register.

Read more on the website.

Welcome Home to First Church
Welcome Home

Are you thinking about joining First Church in the New Year?
Join us for Welcome Home on January 21, 2018! Welcome Home is an informal meal and conversation with First Church pastors about First Church's ministries, membership expectations, our church's story, and any questions you may have. It's also a great chance to meet others who are exploring.

The next Welcome Home will be on Sunday, January 21 at 12:15 pm in the Family Life Center. Near the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to join this congregation if you decide you'd like to become a member. An informal lunch is served, so please sign up on the website or in the foyers of the Sanctuary or Family Life Center. Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones, beverly@fumc-rr.org. 

MIssion Focus
Mission Panama

Our fourth Adult Mission Panama trip will be August 25 - September 2, 2018. We will return to Santiago, Panama to work with Missionaries David and Cindy Ceballos. This will be a medical mission, open to 20 people. Although we do need a few medical practitioners (doctors, nurses, and a pharmacist), you don't need to be one to come! Application deadline is February 4, 2018. If you're interested and would like more information, come to an information session on Sunday, January 14, at 12:30 pm in Adkins Bldg. 5-127, or contact Jennifer Glasgow, jennlglasgow@gmail.com.  Download the application here.
This week at First Church
Happy New Year! The church office will be closed on January 1. Office hours are 
9 am - 1 pm January 2 - 5.

Sunday, December 31
  • 8:30, 9:40 and 11 am - Worship Services - No adult, youth or children's Sunday School.  There will be nursery care for 2 and under as well as Bible Buddies at 8:30 and 11 am.
Monday, January 1-Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 2
  • 8:30 am - UMM Tuesday Breakfast group, Ju├írez Restaurant on South Mays
  • 7:00 pm - Community Bible Study, Bldg. 5-223/224
Wednesday, January 3
  • 6:15 am - UMM Breakfast, fellowship, & devotional - FLC/Bldg.3
  • 6:30 pm - Disciple 2, Bldg. 5-124
Thursday, January 4

Friday, January 5
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4/Payne Cottage, Rm 2
  • 8:00 pm - Narcotics Anonymous-Right Stuff, Bldg. 4
Saturday, January 6

Visit the  website, find us on Facebook or Twitter, and check the  Church Calendar
 to see what's coming up in 2018! 
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