Greetings! 

School starts soon and so does our involvement with Sam Houston Elementary School!  We have several ways you can get involved: 

1. Help the teachers get their classrooms ready on August 9 or August 10 starting at 10:00 a.m. 

2. Set up and serve the teacher luncheon on Tuesday, August 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

3. Greet children on their first day of school on Wednesday, August 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. 

4. Help with Girls on the Run, a special program that gets 3rd and 4th grade girls moving to improve their health and overall well-being. If you are interested in receiving more information about this program, c ontact Lynda Sasser at lyndasasser@gmail.com.  

5. Help students grow a garden. 

6. Help with monthly student book clubs.

Your time and service is greatly valued. Please contact Gale Drummond at drummond.gale@gmail.com if you would like to help.

Blessings,

Janet Stilwell
Pastor of Congregational Care and Missions 
at First Methodist Conroe
News & Upcoming Events
The Gathering Place Celebrates 19 Years

Since August 1999, The Gathering Place ministry has 
come together to provide enriching and festive events for those living with memory loss and their families who care for them at home.

TGP began at the original downtown Conroe church location, with guidance and training provided by CarePartners Texas. The ministry started with only 12 members and have now grown to more than 65 members. 

Today, more than 50 churches participate across the Houston and Waco area. However, only First Methodist Conroe's TGP and one other group meet twice a month rather than monthly. 

Each gathering event consists of fun events with guest performers, lunch, and an opportunity for socializing and connecting.

Dayna Savage currently leads this ministry along with Care Team volunteers. For 18 years, Savage has seen the inspirational relationships that have grown between our amazing care partners and families. She is thankful that FMC has always been able to provide the space and office staff support for programs like TGP.

If you or someone you know would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Dayna Savage at 936-525-7330. Advance registration is required.
Do you have a Youth Shirt?

We are placing another order so get yours now!

The last day to order is  Sunday, August 12.   You can place your order online by clicking here

The cost is $12 each.  Payment can be made online with a check or credit card or you can pay by cash directly to the Youth Office.
Align
Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Asbury Room

Join us at Align, an opportunity for women to grow in spirit, through worship, prayer, and a good word from a speaker. Childcare begins in the Nursery at 6:15 p.m.  This month's speaker is Leah Taylor, Laywoman from Memorial Drive UMC in Houston.

Taylor is a past Conference Lay Leader and worked with the Bishop and Cabinet, building and working toward implementation of a new vision, mission and core values for the Annual Conference. She is a faithful woman of God who shares her understanding of how her life is aligned with God. Come for fellowship, snacks, music, prayer, and a inspiring speaker.

For questions, please  contact Rev. Mary Tumulty at mtumulty@fmconroe.org .
Children's and Student Ministry Events
Sunday, August 12

Kids Promotion Sunday

All children ages 3 (as of Sept 1, 2018) through 5th grade will move up to their next grade/class in Kids Worship.

Welcome 6th Graders!
9:30 a.m.

If you have a youth who will be entering the sixth grade this fall, we want to invite them to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., beginning this Sunday, in the Upper Room.  This is a special year for our sixth graders because they also begin their study for Confirmation in the spring.

Blessing of the Backpacks
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Kids, bring your backpacks to Kids Worship.   We will have a special backpack blessing during Large Group Time and hand out backpack blessing tags!
Youth Worship Team
Sunday, August 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Upper Room

We are looking for youth who would be interested in helping lead worship for our Upper Room Sunday Nights.  If you sing, play guitar, percussion or piano, come join us!

We'll be eating pizza, playing some games, learning about the purpose of worship, and of course jamming out to some great worship songs, so be sure to bring your instruments.  Register here  to let us know that you are interested.

If you have any question, please  contact Ruth Ann Person at rperson@fmconroe.org .
Disciple I Bible Study Class
Begins Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Room 113

Join us every Tuesday as we explore the Bible together. Our first evening together will be an orientation on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for manual. Childcare will be provided.

To sign up, contact Rev. Mary Tumulty at mtumulty@fmconroe.org.
Open House Event for Parents
Sunday, August 26

Regardless of what phase a kid is in, we only have 52 weeks with them while they are in this phase. What we do, what we say-they are watching. And they need both of you-parents and Small Group Leaders--intentionally investing in them this year.

When we combine the two biggest influences in a kid or student's life -their parents and their Small Group Leaders- we can make a bigger impact than we ever could have done on our own.

We can do so much more together, and that's why we've set aside the time to not just know OF each other, but to actually KNOW each other.

Join us for a time to get to know your kid's Small Group Leader and discover how we can do more together in the lives of our kids and students.

For more information,  contact Rev. Bryan Moore at bmoore@fmconroe.org


Open House 
Times and Locations

Children's Ministry
Parents of Kid's (Babies - Elementary)
9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in the Children's Area 
(whichever hour your child attends)

NOTE: During the Open House, we will have special 
programming for your children in the gym.

Student Ministry
Parents of Students (6th - 12th grade)
5:30 p.m. in the Upper Room
Caring Ministry
Upcoming Events

Grief Support Ministry
Mondays, August 13 and 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Room 115
 
For more details, contact Chris Gritzmacher at 936-524-0584.
 


Care Quilt Special Meeting
Tuesday, August 14 from noon to 3 p.m.
Room M2

Come help us make items for the Day School Auction.  All are welcome to attend! For more details,   contact Marty Lopez at 936-756-3076 .
Discipleship Ministry
August Prayer Calendar

Our August Prayer Calendar is now available!

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

Join us as we lift up our daily prayers. This month, we focus on the holiness of heart and life. 
Family Ministry
FMC Church Camping Trip
September 21 through 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 and there is a $5 entrance fee. 

Campsites have water and 20/30/50-amp electric hookup. We will have activities for kids planned on Saturday morning, a potluck on Saturday night, and a short worship service on Sunday morning. We have a limited number of campsites, so please reserve your spot ASAP.

To learn more or to reserve your spot, click here.  For questions,  contact Rev. Bryan Moore at bmoore@fmconroe.org or 936-537-3498.
Missions Ministry
Pillows for Patients
Monday, August 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Wesley Room

We welcome all willing hands to help stitch or stuff small cough pillows to bring comfort to local hospital patients.

If you have any questions, please  contact Betty Hosterman at 936-539-1536.
Youth Ministry
Back-to-School Bash
Sunday, August 19 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Upper Room

We are inviting all of our youth who will be going into the 7th-12th grade to come join us for our Back-to-School Bash! 

This fun evening will be a chance for you to reconnect with your friends after a busy summer and also meet your Small Group Leaders for the coming year.

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