Crosswinds Newsletter
June 2, 2021 - Volume 568
A Word from the Executive Pastor
School is out, and our kids are home for the summer. Are you looking for ways to spend your summer out of the house? Our church has things planned for youth and the whole family. Hope you can join us for one or all of the following: On June 11th, everyone is invited to our Drive-in Movie Night in the FLC parking lot to watch the animated movie, Big Hero 6. The church is providing popcorn and water to share during the movie. June 11th is also the last night to register for Youth United Missions Week, July 11th - 15th.  We will be partnering with FUMC Mansfield for this event. More details on this week of service to come.
 
On June 16th, Wednesday night activities will begin for the youth. Our next youth series is called “Soul Fires”. We will begin kids’ first day back with the long-awaited Water Wars, which will include a water obstacle course, a slip and slide, water games, and snow cones. This event is from 6-8 PM.
 
Join us for a fun-filled, free community event at Mountain Peak Park on June 25th from 7-9 PM called GLOW NIGHT.  Everyone is invited to dress up in brightly colored clothes and play games, win prizes, dance, and participate in challenges. It will be fun for the whole family. Bring your friends!
 
Last but not least, on Sunday July 18th, after worship, our church is invited to an old-fashioned LAKE DAY at Lynn Creek Park (Joe Pool Lake) from noon-10 PM. It’s been a while since we have had a church-wide picnic. This venue gives us plenty of room to spread out and to visit with one another! Come together to celebrate as a faith community before we begin preparing for the next school year.
 
I look forward to seeing you at some of these activities. Please feel free to contact Keelee with any questions you might have, or if you’d like to volunteer your time this summer to work with the youth.
 
Blessings,
Pastor April
Youth Parent Meeting TONIGHT
June 2, 6:30 PM in the FLC
We will meet with youth parents and volunteers on June 2nd, in the FLC AT 6:30 PM. We will be talking about summer programming and how we are moving forward. We will also discuss United Mission Week. If you are a youth parent (for incoming 6th graders and up), we encourage you to attend!
Youth Mission Week
Registration Deadline June 11
FUMC Midlothian Youth will be participating in United Mission Week July 11-15 along with First Methodist of Mansfield. All middle school and high school students who have completed grades 6-12, are invited to participate. We also need adult volunteers from FUMC Midlothian to help throughout the week!

The registration deadline is June 11, so please register now! Click on FMC Mansfield United Mission Week Website to sign up or volunteer! Make sure you opt to "Pay Later" as you will pay $50 to FUMC Midlothian and the church will cover the remainder of the cost.

Youth Mission Week will be on the agenda for the Parent Informational Meeting Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30p in the FLC. We will go over details and answer any of your questions then.

We look forward to a fun summer with our youth and hope you will join us as we continue ministry this summer! Here you can find answers to FAQ's. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, as well. See you June 2nd for the Parent Informational Meeting!
Outdoor Family Movie Night
Friday, June 11th @ 8 PM
Youth Water Wars
June 16, 6-8 PM
ATTENTION YOUTH! Grab your swimsuit and let's get SOAKED! Obstacle course, slip and slide, inflatables, games, snow cones and more! All students 6th-12th grade are welcome to attend this FREE event from 6-8pm on JUNE 16th, as we kick off our youth summer program, SOUL FIRES (more ifo coming soon)!! Wear a modest swimsuit and bring a towel! Get ready to have BUCKETS OF FUN!

We need volunteers. Sign Up Now!
Part-time Financial Administrator Needed
FUMC Midlothian seeks a part time financial administrator, working an average of 25 hours per week.  While the work schedule is flexible and working from home is permitted, office hours at church are required.  Experience with Quickbooks is required for both payroll and bookkeeping. Contact Dr. April Fehler at aprilf@fumcmidlo.org or click on full job description for more information. Please help us spread the word by liking and sharing the job post on Facebook!
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Part-time Early-Childhood Care Workers Needed
Come join our Early Childhood Care Team where you will be serving children, infants through not yet in Kindergarten. Your primary purpose is to provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to the children while at our Church, ages 0-5 years in a clean environment. This is a part time (4-8 hours) weekly position with opening on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights (during the school year), and other as needed childcare for various ministry events. Email Keelee Allen, Children's Minister, or go to fumcmidlo.org/job-opportunities for more information.
FUMC Lake Day
Sunday, July 18, 12-10 PM
Stay tuned for a schedule of fun events for the whole family!
Mark Your Calendars
June 11th: Drive in Movie, 8 PM FLC and FLC parking Lot
June 16th:  Youth Water Wars, 6-8 PM, outside parking lot and FLC
June 16th-July 21: Soul Fires for Youth, Wednesday evenings
June 25th: Glow Night, 7-9 PM, Mountain Peak Park
July 6th-July 29th: GGP Summer Program (TWTH)
July 11th-15th: Youth United Mission Week, partnered with FUMC Mansfield
July 18th: Lake Day at Lynn Creek Park, 12-10 PM, Joe Pool Lake 
August 7th: Back to School Carnival, FUMC Midlothian
August 8th: Youth and Children's Sunday School begins
August 15th: Backpack Blessings
August 29th: Godly Play begins
August 30 & 31st: Meet the Teacher for GGP
September 1st: GGP Fall Begins
This Week at FUMC
Youth Summer Parent Meeting Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:30 PM in the FLC

Choir meets each Wednesday at 6pm to rehearse. Contact Paul for more info. The choir will break for the summer beginning in July.

Discipleship Bands meet at various times throughout the week. New Discipleship Bands can form at any time! For more information, please contact the church office.

Children's Church starts this Sunday, June 6th in both services and will meet throughout the summer.

Worship with Us This Sunday, June 6
"Storm the Gates", Matthew 16:13-18
Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory, District Superintendent
8:30 AM Traditional in the Sanctuary
11 AM Contemporary in the FLC
WayPoints are daily devotionals designed to help us prayerfully engage God’s Word so that we might respond in obedience. We encourage everyone to participate in the WayPoints. They are available at Waypoint and FUMC Facebook.
Creation Kids Links:

Stay connected in Creation Kids Children's Ministry! Follow us on our Facebook page, Creation Kids, and our Instagram page, @creationkidsfumcmidlo, to keep up with resources for connection. For more information, email Keelee Allen.
Junior & Senior High Youth Group
will resume in September
Stay Tuned for Summer Events & Ministry

Stay connected in FUMC Midlo Youth Ministries! Follow us on our Youth Facebook page, FUMC Midlo Youth (public) and our Instagram page, @fumcmidloyouth. Youth and Youth parents, join our private Facebook Group, FUMC Midlothian Youth. For Remind 101 for Youth, text @7b2dff6 to the number 81010. If you have any questions, please email Pastor Brady.
We offer Nursery and Early Childhood Care (infant through pre-k) during our Sunday morning worship services. Please email Keelee with any questions. Thank you!
Church Office Hours
Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm. Visitors will no longer need to have their temperature checked upon entry since the preschool will not be meeting in the summer and will fall under new State guidelines in the Fall. Masks are welcome and optional.
Prayer Requests
New
Steve & Sue Mueller Family - death of daughter Bridget

Continuous Prayer
Karen Wilson, Dorothy Wares, George & Dee Culps, Don Lish, John Lowe, Chelsea Peel, Jim Sibley, Peggy Mathis

Military
ARMY - Matt Carroll, Tim Kruettner, Harold Barton, Josh Schenck, Austin Lockwood
NAVY - Matthew Price, Andrew Cantrell, Zachary Tucker, Thomas Shirley, Matthew Watford
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 and first responders 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
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
Finance Coordinator: Barry Hornburg
Organist: Laurie Duke
Media Director: Valerie Dick
Facilities Director: Matt Sanders 
FUMC Midlothian | 972-775-3993 fumcmidlo.org