Crosswinds Newsletter
July 15, 2020 I Volume 523
A Word from the Executive Pastor
Good morning, Church!

This week, we have a new pastor coming on board! Our new Youth Pastor, Matt Evans, will officially join the staff this Thursday, July 16th. We are so excited he has come to join our team! He just settled in to the parsonage and wanted to share the following with the church. 

Blessings,
Pastor April  
Executive Pastor
Hello Church,

I would like to thank you very much for welcoming me into the FUMC Midlothian family! I would like to take this time to thank those of you who were at the parsonage to help me move in and thank those who were willing to come help, even after all of my belongings were moved into the house. I would also like to thank those who have sent me welcome letters, care packages and gift cards. Your abundant love has been evident to me during this transitional period, and I thank you all for welcoming me as a part of your loving family. I am truly blessed to be here and look forward to meeting each and every one of you in the days to come. Again, I cannot express my gratitude enough, and I am grateful to be here! I look forward to the work that God has for us as a congregation!

Grace and Peace, 
Pastor Matt
Youth Pastor 
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross Blood Drive was a huge success! THANK YOU!! The next one will be September 27th , so mark your calendars or register now! To register, go to the Red Cross website and enter our sponsor code, fumcmid, under "Find a Blood Drive". To get more details, go to our Blood Drive Event on Facebook .

Food Drive Update
Our church was so generous in our last food drive to Manna House that it took three large trucks to carry every donation to their warehouse. Thank you for meeting the needs of our community!  A special thanks goes out to our Cub Scouts and our Scout Troops 512 and 215 for their help in delivering the food to Manna House this past week.
Creation Kids Links:

Stay connected in Creation Kids Children's Ministry!  Follow us on our Facebook page, Creation Kids page , and our Instagram page, @ creationkidsfumcmidlo , to keep up with resources for connection. For more information, email Keelee Allen at  keeleea@fumcmidlo.org .
Housefires - Wednesdays @ 6 PM
Throughout the Summer

Stay connected! Follow us on our Youth Facebook page, FUMC Midlo Youth (public). Youth and Youth parents, join our private Facebook Group, FUMC Midlothian Youth (private community). For Remind 101 for Youth, t ext @7b2dff6 to the number 81010.
If you have any questions, please email Tatiana at tatiana.jordan1@yahoo.com .
Weekly Discipleship Video
Week 7 - "The Book of Mark" Series, Mark 11-13
Read Mark 11:15-19
If you are watching with others, I want you to share with each other some of your observations. If not, take a moment to consider them.
Read Mark 12:28-31
I wonder how we can grow in love for God and neighbor? How are you growing in this way?
Read Mark 12:38-40
I wonder why it is that we feel the need to hide our brokenness? What can we do to change that?
Daily Encouragement Videos are available on our webpage at Daily Encouragement and on our FUMC Facebook page.
WayPoint is a guide to help you grow and expand upon the scriptures we are studying. Available at Waypoint and FUMC Facebook .
Worship  Live  Sunday Mornings on Facebook
Recorded worship services can be found on our website, Facebook page and Youtube channel.
Prayer Requests
New
Tracy Brown - hospital with COVID-19
Wendy Hein - home with COVID-19
Kelly Wilson - COVID-19

 Continuous Prayer
Jeline Pegram, Raymond & LaFerne Cuddy, Karen Wilson, Dorothy Wares, George & Dee Culps, Dave Swiedom, Don Lish, Rodger Keyes, John Lowe, Chelsea Peel
COVID-19 Crisis , All those who have to make important and wise decisions regarding reopening businesses, churches and all other places.
 
Military
ARMY - Matt Carroll, Tim Kruettner, Harold Barton, Josh Schenck, Austin Lockwood
NAVY - Matthew Price, Andrew Cantrell, Zachary Tucker, Thomas Shirley
AIR FORCE - J.D. Culps, Andrew Miller 
MARINES - Collin Johansen, Josh Dunaway,  Seth Allen, Bradley Perez, Elizia Delapaa  
NATIONAL GUARD - Derek Boots

Remember in Prayer
Our world, our country, our community leaders, all our military troops around the world, our church, our pastors, the staff, church members, visitors, and Midlothian community
Thank You For Your Generosity
Thank you for your generosity! We continue to do great ministry as a church because of you and your faithfulness. We encourage you to continue giving to the church's ministry either by mailing in your financial gifts or giving online by clicking on the button below. Every gift helps us do greater things for God's Kingdom!
Church Staff
Senior Pastor: Rev. Brady Johnston
Executive Pastor:  Rev. Dr. April Fehler
Youth Pastor: Rev. Matt Evans
Children's Director:  Keelee Allen
God's Garden Preschool Director: Michelle Coffin
Traditional Worship Leader:  Paul Martin
Contemporary Worship Leader: Jason Westbrook
Administrative Assistant: Mary Beth Mayo
Financial Secretary:  Babette Maxwell  
Media Director: Valerie Dick
Facilities Director:  Matt Sanders  
Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
FUMC Midlothian | 972-775-3993 fumcmidlo.org