Crosswinds Newsletter
July 29, 2020 I Volume 525
A Word from the Pastor
"Returning In-Person"
Outreach Opportunity:
Help Bless MISD Students
This past Sunday we introduced a new opportunity to serve our community. MISD has 1,245 elementary students in the reduced lunch program. Before they are able to return to campus, these students will need masks and a personal water bottle. We want to make sure each student has what they need to keep themselves and other students safe. That’s why we will be providing these for them. 

The cost to purchase masks and water bottles for all the elementary students in the reduced lunch program across MISD is $4,000. The church has already pitched in $2,000. If you are able to help, we encourage you to give. Put “MISD help” in the memo of your check or use the other tab on our giving page and write the same. This is a chance to bless some families in our community in a tough season.  
Creation Kids K-5th
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM on Zoom
starting tonight, July 29th
Click Zoom for the meeting link
Daily Encouragement Update
Starting next week, we will no longer be posting Daily Encouragement videos. Rest assured, we will continue to use social media to encourage, teach and make disciples; but in new ways. Of course, daily Waypoints as well as different forms of encouragement and teachings will continue to be posted on a regular basis. Daily Encouragement videos will remain on our YouTube Channel and you can even go straight to the Daily Encouragement Playlist if you'd like to view them.
GGP Hiring Positions
God's Garden Preschool, a ministry of FUMC MIdlothian, has teaching positions available for the 2020-21 school year. We are looking for someone who is creative, full of energy, and has a heart for working with early childhood aged kids. This position will work closely with our GGP director and resource coordinator to carry out the vision for this preschool ministry.

We have 2 day, 3 day, and 5 day positions available following the MISD school year calendar and one monthly evening training. Our hours are 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM. Training will be provided for the positions. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Michelle Coffin at Michelle Coffin or (972)775-3993.
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 .
Housefires - Wednesdays @ 6 PM
Through August 5th

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 Pastor Matt Evans .
Weekly Discipleship Video
Week 9 - "The Book of Mark" Series
"The Cross and the Resurrection"
Read Mark 15:25-32
Are we the kind of disciples who are willing to do the hard things so that God can receive glory?
Read Mark 15:33-34
What part do you most connect with right now? What part do you need to make your prayer?
Read Mark 16:1-8
Why do you think Mark ends his gospel this way? What does he want us to gather from this?
Wrap Up
Will you be the kind of disciple who is willing to speak for Christ?
WayPoint is a daily guide to help you grow and expand upon the scriptures we are studying. WayPoints are 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
Matt Evans - death of his aunt
Pat Kummermehr (friend of Kim Domke) - Nursing Home w/COVID-19
LuAnn Eakin - hospital Baylor Dallas

 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.
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  

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
To My Church Family,
As most of you know, Sunday was my last day as your accompanist. I have been blessed to have been with such a kind congregation and an excellent staff. Many of you have sent me cards and gifts or called, and I am very grateful for all. Sunday was special, and I will always remember the drive by greetings, the flowers, as well as the tasty and beautiful cake. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and I will miss seeing you as I have for the past months. I’m praying that things will get back to normal soon and everyone stays healthy. You are forever in my heart. 
Sue Fiske
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