Greetings,

The holiday season is quickly approaching! In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the coming season, FMC wants to invite you and your family to an exciting event that will help you enjoy the spirit of the Christmas season, and share that spirit of God's peace and joy with others. 

Join us for a Whobilation this Saturday, December 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kids and adults will enjoy this Grinch-mas celebration with crafts, snacks, a special showing of The Grinch movie, and story time. The Grinch will make a special appearance to share about the real meaning of Christmas!  This is a perfect event to invite your friends and family.

The Christmas season provides many opportunities to celebrate God's kindness given to us in the gift of his Son. We hope that you'll consider joining us as we seek to experience that kindness and share it with others!


Blessings,

Bryan Moore
Associate Pastor

News & Upcoming Events
Celebrate 80 Years of Education with
Sam Houston Elementary
Thursday, November 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sam Houston Library

Sam Houston Elementary is celebrating 80 years of educating the children of Conroe and would like to invite those of you who have supported them in the past and into the present to a special reception. 

For more information, contact Rev. Janet Stilwell at jstilwell@fmconroe.org .
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! 

Santa's Little Helpers
Sun, December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Please pick up your Christmas gift bag this Sunday.  Bags will be located in the Conference Room (previous library). The bags have been filled with goodies to share with our church members that are homebound, in assisted living facilities, and have lost a love one this year.  

If you signed up to deliver a bag, we ask that you deliver it within the week.  For additional information , contact Janet Cable at jcable@fmconroe.org .
Save the Date!
Christmas for Others
Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We are getting organized for this year's Christmas for Others! If you would like to purchase a food basket this year for a family in need, the cost is $65. This Sunday, December 3, you can place your donation in the Communion offering or designate your gift by noting Christmas Food Baskets in the memo of your check. 

On Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., we will be assembling food baskets, distributing food baskets, baking cookies, and decorating cookie bags at the Crisis Assistance Center at 1022 McCall Street, Conroe, Texas. 

We will also be distributing those wonderful cookies through the community the week of December 17 through 24. If you would like to bring a little Christmas cheer to the community servants in our area, please sign up! 

You can sign up for any of these areas of service using the Connect Card on Sunday, or you can email Rev. Janet Stilwell at jstilwell@fmconroe.org

NOTE: If you are a parent wanting to serve with your child during their designated time slot, or a children's or youth ministry leader wanting to serve with your age group, please click here to sign-up.
Specialty Pecans for Sale 
Now through Sunday, December 10
Lobby area by Chapel
$10 per 8 oz. bag

Need a gift or stocking stuffer? 

Each Sunday, the United Methodist Women will be selling praline pecans and sweet 'n spicy pecans to benefit local missions: Children's Safe Harbor, Wesley Community Center, Methodist Day School, Montgomery County Youth Services, and Montgomery County Women's Center.
Part-time Accounting Staff Position Available 

First Methodist Conroe is currently looking for a part time accountant. The position requires 15-20 hours per week. Candidates for the position should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or similar business field. Please direct resumes and questions to Rev. Mike Lindstrom, Executive Pastor, via email at  mlindstrom@fmconroe.org .
Caring Ministry
Love Shawl Ministry
Monday, December 4 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  
Room 113

For more details, contact Elaine Alderman at 936-588-8920.
Grief Support Ministry
Monday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Room 115

For more details, contact Chris Gritzmacher at 936-524-0584.
Discipleship Ministry
December Prayer Calendar

Our December 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 focus on the birth of the Christ Child. The Season of Christmastide is the time when we celebrate God's response to us by sending us a Savior, born in humility, and poverty. As you spend time each day in these familiar scriptures imagine you are hearing the story as a child for the very first time - what do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel? 
Family Ministry
Family Service Opportunity at Carriage Inn
Sunday, December 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Christmas season provides many opportunities to celebrate God's kindness given to us in the gift of his Son. 

You and your family are invited to share that kindness with others by helping us serve Holy Communion with residents at Carriage Inn. To sign-up or for more information, please  click here.
Missions Ministry
UMW Christmas Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, December 7 at 10 a.m.
Wesley Room

Join the United Methodist Women (UMW) in a Christmas gathering and hear the amazing story of  Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances by Rachel Anne Ridge. 

Afterwards, there will be a 2017 special mission recognition. Gifts will be presented to five local missions. Lunch following the Christmas meeting.
Youth Ministry
Upper Room Sunday Nights
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Students in grades 7th through 12th are invited to come out to our worship nights on Sundays.

Join us for food, fun, worship with our worship leader, Sam McCabe, and small groups.

Providing our students with a special worship time ensures them with the opportunity to deeply connect with God in a meaningful, unique way. Students will get to build relationships with our youth leaders and peers while growing their focus on glorifying Christ. You won't want to miss it!

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Person at 936-756-3395 or rperson@fmconroe.org.