Goodbye June...Hello July!
First Church News & Updates - June 29, 2018
 

As we head into this holiday weekend, you might enjoy this beautiful music performed last year on Independence Sunday.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic", July 2, 2017 

The church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th!

Enjoy this First Church News.
This week in worship...
Independence Sunday

David Johnson
Sermon title: "The Angel and the Pillar"
Scripture:
Exodus 14:10-25

Dr. Will Cotton  will be preaching at all three services.  Our new Associate Pastor, Rev. David Johnson, will be introduced and welcomed. Worship will include some beautiful patriotic music, including a piece by our brass quintet.

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

Don't forget to wear red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Sunday!
Welcoming Rev. David Johnson...
Dell Diamond Event

Welcome to Rev. David Johnson!
Rev. David Johnson has moved to Round Rock and will be in worship with us this Sunday, July 1. He will be preaching in all three services next Sunday, July 8. Two welcome events have been planned to introduce David and welcome him to the First Church family:
  • Friday, July 13: Watermelon tailgate and baseball game at Dell Diamond. Meet and greet Rev. David Johnson at a watermelon tailgate at 6 pm in the northwest section of the parking lot. The baseball game begins at 7:05 pm. The Round Rock Express is playing Oklahoma City. Friday night fireworks will follow the game. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online. They will also be available in the church office on weekdays until July 8 and between services on Sundays, July 1 and 8. Join us for watermelon, baseball. fireworks, fellowship and fun!
  • Sunday, July 15: Welcome reception in the Family Life Center following the 11 am worship service.
Change is coming...
Change is coming

Rev. David Johnson will be meeting a lot of new folks on Sunday. Please wear your name tag this Sunday (and every Sunday). This will be an enormous help to him as he greets a few hundred new friends!  

Don't have a name tag?  You may request a name tag at the Welcome Desk in the foyers of the sanctuary and the Family Life Center, or by sending your request to Rae Frenette,  rae@fumc-rr.org.

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Ministry Focus
Children's Ministry
Shipwrecked! VBS 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Round Rock, TX
Shipwrecked! VBS 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Round Rock, TX

Student Ministry
HS Summer Mission Day

High School Summer Mission Day - July 10

We will be meeting at the church at 8 am, serving at the Central Texas Food Bank from 9 am - 12 noon, grabbing lunch on the way home and arrive back at the church at 1:30 pm. Register here... 

Adult Ministry
PPL Class Study
Disciple Bible Study

Register today for your next (or first) D isciple Bible S tudy!
Disciple I and Disciple  III will begin on August 29. Short term classes this fall include Invitation to John and Invitation to Romans. Click here for all the details and to register. 
Caring Ministry
Stephen Ministry

July 8 is Stephen Ministry Recruitment Sunday!
Have you ever wondered about how you can become a Stephen Minister? On July 8, First Church will be celebrating Stephen Ministry Recruitment Sunday, and during the worship services you will hear about being a Stephen Minister.

If you want more information, please attend a Q & A session on Sunday, July 15 or July 29 in Payne Cottage at 9:30 am. Get your questions answered and hear from current Stephen Ministers more about this amazing program.

And...please support our Stephen Ministry program at the Twin Oaks Cafe during July!
Worship Arts
Summer Choir
Chime Camp
It's not too late to register for Chime Camp!
These wonderful 3-day camps are offered to all children entering 3rd-5th grades in the fall of 2018. Children learn the basics of ringing chimes from experienced teachers. 
CrossRoads CD
MIssion Focus
School Supply Mission

Spring Cleaning?
Children's Ministry mission for the summer will be donating school supplies! When school is out and your child brings home their backpack and supplies, encourage them to bring any gently used supplies to donate to the Sunday School offering. Right after July 4th, when school supplies go on sale, you can pick up a few extras for Sunday School mission donations. All money donated will also be used to purchase school supplies.
A Finance Snapshot...
Finance Update
 
  • Year to date Revenue: $1,043,946.80
  • Year to date Expenses: $1,128,593.30
  • 2018 Budget: $2,481,067.63
This week at First Church
Saturday, June 30
  • 3:00 pm - Memorial service for Verdell and Beverly Turner, Sanctuary
Sunday, July 1
  • 8:30, 9:40 and 11 am - Worship services
Monday, 
July 2
 
 

Tuesday, July 3
  • 8:30 am - UMM Tuesday Breakfast group, Ju├írez Restaurant on South Mays
  • 9:00 am - Vacation Bible School, Sanctuary, Bldg. 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • 9:30 am - First Church Crafters, 115 Winsted House
    4th of July
  • 12:30 pm - Brown Bag Theologians, Bldg.5-122 
Wednesday, 
July 4 - Happy Independence Day! 
Church office is closed
  • 6:15 am - UMM Breakfast, fellowship, & devotional, FLC/Bldg.3
Thursday, July 5
  • 9:30 am - Heart to Heart Quilters, 115 Winsted
Friday, July 6
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4-2
  • 8:00 pm - Narcotics Anonymous-Right Stuff, Bldg. 4
Saturday, July 7

There is always a lot going on at First Church. Visit the website , find us on Facebook or Twitter , and check the  Church Calendar so you don't miss out! 
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