Greetings,

I want you to know about Momentum 2018, which is this year's stewardship emphasis and is reflective of our continuing prayer for First Methodist Conroe.

We have begun a great work this year-which has been to prepare ourselves, our space, and our ministries for a momentum shift within the congregation. By the end of this year, we will have completed our preparations and in 2018 we will begin living into and praying for God to do a mighty work among us. I am confident that our hopes and expectations will be exceeded!

My prayer is one of momentum for our church. Momentum results from movement against inertia and is sometimes defined as the force that drives something forward. As we look toward 2018's ministry budget, we are challenged to lean into the work of reaching more people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Zechariah 4:10 reads, "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin." This is our theme verse for our stewardship emphasis. Through Momentum 2018, we are reminded that the work before us is God's work, but it will take all of us to accomplish. When the body of Christ works together, we have momentum that is unstoppable.

I hope that you will be part of the momentum behind FMC in 2018!


Moving forward faithfully,

Jeff Olive
Senior Pastor


News & Upcoming Events
Operation Christmas Child Underway

Thanks to everyone who picked up a box these past Sundays!  Remember to return your boxes this Sunday, November 12.  

The church's garage will be a collection point for Conroe, and we would love to have more folks help. We will be accepting boxes in the garage Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Rev. Janet Stilwell at jstilwell@fmconroe.org.

And, if you're a youth, come by any of the days mentioned above from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help load boxes into the trailer. You may be eligible to receive school service hours. Sign up here!

Joining Sunday 
Sunday, November 12

Make First Methodist Conroe your church home! Be a part of this exciting church family and join us at any of our worship services: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., or 11 a.m.

Afterwards, all new members and their families will join us for a short reception in Room 131. At the reception, you will learn about ways to get plugged into the church through small groups and volunteer opportunities.

To RSVP, please contact Rev. Bryan Moore at bmoore@fmconroe.org or click here.
UMC Charge Conference
Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

You are invited to be a part of our annual church meeting. 

Gather in fellowship with other district congregation members and receive a general insight from our district superintendent.
Books and Brunch:  The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Monday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to noon
Room 113

Share some time with other book readers as Elaine Snider leads this interesting book review on New York Times bestseller The Eighty-Dollar Champion. Also, enjoy a delicious catered brunch.

For more information, contact Rev. Mary Tumulty at 936-756-3395 or mtumulty@fmconroe.org.
Santa's Little Helpers
Sun, December 3 through Sat., December 9

Share a personally-delivered Christmas gift bag full of goodies for our church family members that are homebound, in assisted living facilities, and have lost a loved one this year.  

There will be no cost to those delivering.  If you or your family would like to participate, sign up here. For additional information, contact Janet Cable at jcable@fmconroe.org.
Caring Ministry
Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, November 8 from noon to 1:15 p.m. 
Asbury Room

Our speaker this month is Dr. Carol Drucker, a dermatologist at MD Anderson in the Woodlands. She will talk about treating problems of the skin, scalp, hair and nails. For more details, contact  Janet Cable at 936-756-3395 or jcable@fmconroe.org.
Grief Support Ministry
Mondays, November 13 and 27 at 5:30 p.m. 
Room 115

For more details, contact Chris Gritzmacher at 936-524-0584.
Children's Ministry
Conroe Upward Basketball
First Grade through Sixth Grade
$80; $10 discount for each additional child

Children are invited to join Upward Basketball for the new upcoming season! 

Register online by clicking here. You may also pick up a registration form in the children's area or church office. Early registration ends on Thursday, November 9. After this date, the registration fee changes to $90 per child with no discount.

Player Evaluations are required for all players and will be held at First Baptist Church of Conroe, 600 N. Main St., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

1st grade and 2nd grade - Mon., November 6
3rd grade and 4th grade - Tues., November 7
5th grade and 6th grade - Thurs., November 9 

5th grade and 6th grade will play full-court game. There are new grade level divisions for the girl teams: 1&2, 3&4, and 5&6.  For more information, please contact Julie Medved at 936-756-3395 or jmedved@fmconroe.org .
Discipleship Ministry
November Prayer Calendar

Our November 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 pray with all the saints who have died in the Lord, who have journeyed with us, who have led us in our faith and discipleship. As you quietly sit with each saint, reflect upon their words, allow God's Holy Spirit to guide you in prayer. 
Family Ministry
Join us for a Whobilation!
Saturday, December 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Asbury Room

Parents and their children are invited to a Grinch-mas celebration with crafts, snacks, a special showing of The Grinch movie, and story time! 

RSVP to the Grinch by November 26! (Grinch is located by the Nursery and Children's Area entrance)
Hispanic Ministry
Support our new Hispanic Worship
Shirts $10;  Caps $12

Celebración, meaning celebration in Spanish, is the new name for our Hispanic worship community, which will be debuting this winter. 

Celebrate in support with our Hispanic Ministry with a new shirt or cap. Youth and adult shirt sizes are available; all caps come in one-size fits with adjustable strap. 

To make a purchase, contact Rev. Emigdio Rosales at 936-756-3395 or erosales@fmconroe.org.

Apoye Nuestra Nueva Adoración Hispana
Camisas $10;  Gorras $12

Celebración, el nuevo nombre de nuestro servicio Hispano lanzará este invierno.

Celebra en apoyo con nuestro Ministerio Hispano con una nueva camisa o gorra. Tamaños de camisas para jóvenes y adultos están disponibles; todas gorras vienen en una sola talla con correa ajustable. 

Para hacer una compra, contacte al Pastor Emigdio Rosales al 936-756-3395 o erosales@fmconroe.org.
Music Ministry
First Bronze
Sundays at 5 p.m. in Room A-1

First Bronze is a beginner handbell choir for all ages! You don't need any previous ringing experience, and you don't have to know how to read music before you walk in the door. Just come ready to have fun and learn!  Questions? Call Tommi Hamilton at 832-721-0952 !
Youth Ministry
Upcoming Events

Sixth Grade Confirmation Orientation
Sunday, December 3 at noon in the Asbury Room

A light lunch will be served. To RSVP, please click here.

Christmas for Others at the Crisis Assistance Center
Saturday, December 16

Youth Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Winter Break Lock-In
Friday, December 22 beginning at 7 p.m.

Summer Camp at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15
$400/camper

Register  here. $50 to reserve your spot and begin making payments. Financial assistance and scholarships are available. For more details, contact  Ruth Ann Person at rperson@fmconroe.org or Julie Medved at jmendved@fmconroe.org