Greetings! 

September 9th is BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY which is the kickoff of our fall season here at First Methodist Conroe. Summer travels for many have come to an end and on this Sunday, we will gather together to celebrate all that God has and is doing among our congregation. This is a great opportunity to invite others to experience what is happening at FMC. Some of the latest research shows: "82 percent of the unchurched are likely to attend church if invited by a trusted friend or relative," while "only 2 percent of church-going people invite someone to church in a given year." Take a moment to tell someone about your church home and give them an invite.

On September 9th, we will begin a new sermon series called Holiness of Heart and Life as I teach on what it means to follow Jesus here at FMC. During the series of 3 messages I will share our approach to discipleship during this next season of our ministry together. Jesus modeled for us a way to live and follow him which leads to transformation of our lives. If you want to know what is next for us as a congregation and where we are going, then be sure to be present as we begin this new series. 

See you Sunday!

Jeff Olive 
Senior Pastor at First Methodist Conroe
News & Upcoming Events
Back to Church Sunday
Sunday, September 9

Mark your calendars and make plans to be here for
the kickoff of our fall season at First Methodist Conroe.

This is a great opportunity to invite others to experience
what is happening at FMC.
It's Ba-a-ack!!
Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Choir Room
Ages 4 - 6th grade

Children's Choir is ready to kick off a new season of music, fun, and learning.  

If you love to sing and have a heart for worship, this is the place for you! 

Each Sunday, we will meet at 4 p.m. with directors Tommi Hamilton, Ruth Ann Person, and Melissa Newhouse.  

Register online now by clicking here and join us as we share God's love through music! 
Calling all Ringers!
Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Choir Room
1st grade - age 99 

Love hearing handbells?  Like seeing all that glittering bronze as the bells swing back and forth? Want to try your hand at learning to ring? Well, this is the place for you!  

First Bronze is a beginner handbell choir for both children and adults that teaches handbell technique, basic note reading, and music skills.  No previous experience required! 

First Bronze meets Sunday at 5 p.m. with director Tommi Hamilton.

Register online now by clicking here to join in all the fun.
UMW Soap, Socks, and Underwear Drive
Sunday, September 16

The United Methodist Women invite the congregation to participate in the annual collection of items for the Conroe ISD Elementary campuses. Baskets will be available in the Sanctuary and Chapel lobbies to drop off your donations.

New socks and underwear should be in sizes appropriate for Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade. Items will be distributed through each school's clinic. 5.5 oz liquid soaps are preferred.

Thank you in advance for joining with us in caring for our neighbors!
Church Camping Trip
Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23
Huntsville State Park

First Methodist Conroe invites you and your family to go camping for a weekend! 

This is a great opportunity for fellowship and to enjoy the great outdoors with other families from the church.  The cost per campsite is $20. 

We have just a couple of campsites left, so please reserve your spot
ASAP.

If you can't make it for the whole weekend, come join us during the day on Saturday. We will have activities for kids planned for Saturday morning, a potluck on Saturday night, and a short worship service on Sunday morning.

For questions,  contact Rev. Bryan Moore at bmoore@fmconroe.org or 936-537-3498.
FMC's Methodist Day School Updates

Save the Date!
MDS Annual Live/Silent Auction and Dinner
October 12 at 5:30 p.m.

This is our only fundraiser and proceeds will help fund computers and educational supplies for the classrooms.  Please join us for a FUN night, complete with McKenzie's BBQ dinner.

Fall Openings Available

MDS has openings for the following classes:
  • Toddler One's Class (18 - 24 month) Monday/Wednesday - 1 Opening 
  • Two's Monday/Wednesday Class - 1 Opening (Child must be 2) 
  • PreK Monday/Wednesday - 1 Opening (Child must be 4) 
  • PreK Monday/Tuesday/Thursday - 1 Opening (Child must be 4)
Day School hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with Extended Care available Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

For more information, please call the Day School Office at 936-494-1840.
Caring Ministry
Upcoming Events

Grief Support Ministry
Mondays, September 10 and 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Room 115
 
For more details, contact Chris Gritzmacher at 936-524-0584.



Cancer Support Group
Wednesday, September 12 from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Asbury Room
 
Our speaker this month is Jason Landsman from Eickenhorst Funeral Home.  He will discuss the importance of planning for the future.  Beth Ploch from Walgreen's will also be here to give flu shots to those that want them.   Everyone is invited. For more details, contact Janet Cable at 936-756-3395 or jcable@fmconroe.org.
Discipleship Ministry
September Prayer Calendar

Our September Prayer Calendar is now available!

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

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are pursuing Jesus with Holiness of Heart and Holiness of Life. Practices of Jesus inform our living and shape our understanding of who we are and whose we are. Our focus is on the spiritual practice of the worship of God
Missions Ministry
UMW Special Program
Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Wesley Room  

You are invited to a special program, What About Our Money? A Faith Response, presented by Subeth Burge.

Come explore how we relate to money within the context of our faith.  Bring a friend!

Mission Project: Bring School Kits for UMCOR. Executive Mission Team will meet at 9:00 a.m.
Youth Ministry
Upper Room Upcoming Events

Sundays from  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
6th - 12th grade
Upper Room

All youth are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for donuts, fellowship and Small Group Discussion that is divided into Jr High and Sr High classes.

Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
7th - 12th grade
Upper Room

Youth are invited to join us on Sunday evenings. We gather together for fellowship, shared meal, time of Worship and then Small Group Discussion that is divided by grade and gender.

District Kickball Tournament, Help us Kick Hunger
Sunday, September 30  from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Conroe Family YMCA

Youth are invited to join together with other youth in the Central North District for an afternoon playing kickball.  

Bring a canned good or non-perishable item to benefit Montgomery County Food Bank.  Our district goal is 200lbs!  Click  here to sign up or scan the QR code on the flyer on our new youth wall.

The Big Event Sixth Grade Retreat
November 9 - November 11
Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston
Cost $75

All sixth graders are invited to this weekend retreat that is designed especially for them.  It will be filled with activities that encourage Christian leadership, fellowship with other sixth graders from churches around the Texas Conference and awesome worship.  

Registration forms can be found on our Youth Wall and the deadline to register is Sunday, September 23.  

If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Ruth Ann Person at rperson@fmconroe.org.