Crosswinds Newsletter
May 19, 2021 - Volume 566
A Word from the Pastor
This past Sunday we were able to honor our graduating seniors. This is a wonderful time in their life, and we are so proud of each of them. This coming Sunday we have the opportunity to celebrate another important milestone for our youth: confirmation. 
 
Confirmation is a significant time in the life of both our confirmands and the church. Confirmation is a process of giving our youth the resources to discern their relationship to Christ and preparing them to become full members of the church. On Sunday they will share their experience with the church. It will be a time for us to celebrate what the Lord is doing in each of their lives. 
 
We invite you to join us for the confirmation service this coming Sunday, May 23rd, at 11:00 AM in the Family Life Center. 

Pastor Brady Johnston
“In His Steps” Tour 2022
If you’re interested in going with the church to visit the Holy Land in 2022, now is the time to reach out. We will be travelling with FUMC Weatherford and spots are beginning to fill up. Deposits are refundable up to August. For more information, contact Fred Smith at fred.smi@att.net
Youth Game Night Tonight
Join Us 6:30-8 PM
The End-of-the-Year Youth Party, "WATER WARS", has been rescheduled due to impending storms.
Join us June 16th, from 6-8 PM!
Attention Youth & Parents:
We have a YOUTH PARENT MEETING on June 2nd, in the FLC AT 6:30 PM. We will be talking about summer programming and how we are moving forward, as well as United Mission Week. If you are a youth parent (incoming 6th graders and up), we encourage you to attend!

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In partnership with First Methodist Church Mansfield, FUMC Midlothian youth will be participating in United Mission Week, July 11-15. We are so excited for the opportunity to continue our Youth Mission Trip but in a little bit different way. All middle school and high school students who have completed grades 6-12, are invited to participate. Below you will find the link for the First Methodist Mansfield website. There you will find the registration link and other details about the week. 

Please try to make the Parent Informational Meeting Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30pm in the FLC. We will go over details and answer any of your questions regarding United Mission Week and the Summer Youth Program, etc. Some major points to note for United Mission Week:

*Cost - $50 (payments will be made to FUMC Midlothian directly)
*High School students have the option to spend the night at FMC Mansfield
*Middle School students will be driven to/from Mansfield daily
*Registration deadline is June 11th
*Special Needs program available - do not spend the night and worksites will be indoors
*We will need adult volunteers from FUMC Midlothian

We look forward to a fun summer with our youth and hope you will join us as we continue ministry this summer! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. See you June 2nd for the Parent Informational Meeting!

Part-time Financial Administrator
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.
Methodist Midlothian Medical Center
A special thank you to FUMC for your discipleship and generosity to help provide 275 thank you gift bags for the entire staff at Methodist Midlothian Medical Center. The staff were very appreciate. You were asked to make 275 thank you notes and you made over 400!! Also, because of your generosity, we received a combination of gift cards and money enabling us to give a gift card to every employee!! We are excited to continue our Methodist Connection in the future, so stay tuned!!
Update on Parsonages
We are currently moving forward with a contract on the Meadowcrest parsonage. 
With several outdoor projects, the weather is causing some delay in our ability to get the Hillcrest parsonage ready to list. We will keep you posted once we know the dates it will be listed. 
This Week at FUMC
Holy Spirit Bible Study has their last meeting this Wednesday at 4:30 PM.

Youth Group meets tonight (Wednesday) for the last time during the school year at 6:30 PM in the FLC and is open to students 6th-12th grade. Bring a friend! Tonight we will have a fun GAME NIGHT, since Water Wars is rescheduled for JUNE16.

Choir meets each Wednesday at 6pm to rehearse. Contact Paul for more info.

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.

Confirmation Sunday will be celebrated in the By the Well Service at 11 AM this Sunday in the FLC.

Godly Play has returned during during the 11 AM worship service only, during the school year. Children who want to attend will be released during the By the Well Service to worship together through parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons. The Godly Play team will bring them back to the Family Life Center at the end of service. All school-age children must wear a mask at this time.

Worship with Us This Sunday, May 23
"Rooted & Built"
Colossians 2:6-7
8:30 AM Traditional in the Sanctuary
11 AM Contemporary in the FLC
WayPoint Daily Devotionals are designed to help us prayerfully engage God’s Word so that we might respond in obedience. We encourage everyone to participate in the daily WayPoint devotionals. WayPoints 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
Wednesday Nights thru May 19
6:30-8 PM in the FLC
LAST WEDNESDAY TO MEET

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.
Bring a friend!
Nursery and Early Childhood
Infant Through Pre-K is Available
We offer Nursery and Early Childhood care (infant through pre-k) during our Sunday morning worship services. If you would like your children to attend, please visit our Creation Kids Webpage to review our policy or email Keelee with any questions. Thank you!
God's Garden Preschool Registration
Registration for God's Garden Preschool is open for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click on the button below to register now.
Church Office Hours
Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm. Please be aware that all visitors will need to perform a temperature check upon entry during the preschool hours per state licensing guidelines, through the end of the school year. 

Please remember we are practicing social distance and wearing face masks as an act of love for one another while on campus. Face masks continue to be required when you are at the church - in both the Main Building and the Family Life Center.
Prayer Requests
New
Richard Norman - hospital
Sage Boteler - surgery

Continuous Prayer
Karen Wilson, Dorothy Wares, George & Dee Culps, Don Lish, John Lowe, Chelsea Peel, God's Garden Preschool, JIm Sibley, Peggy Mathis

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, 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
To My Dear Church Family,
I thank you all for the many prayers and get well cards. I knew I was in good hands when my surgeon said God Bless You as he left to prepare.
Jeff Correll
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Dear Church,
Thank you for your recent prayers, sympathy cards and expressions of kindness when my brother recently passed away. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. It's nice to be a part of a church like ours. 
Sincerely,
Ron Knight
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: Cindy Gudgell
Organist: Laurie Duke
Media Director: Valerie Dick
Facilities Director: Matt Sanders 
FUMC Midlothian | 972-775-3993 fumcmidlo.org