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First Church News & Updates - January 10, 2020
Happy Friday. We hope 2020 is off to a great start for you!

You may have seen local and national news stories saying that the United Methodist Church has agreed to split. Don't believe everything you read in the news. You should have received a special message on Wednesday from Dr. Will Cotton which clarified the current status. If you did not receive his email, you can access it here.

Enjoy this First Church E-News.
Experience Love. Spread Hope.
This Week in Worship...
Scripture: Daniel 1:1-8

Please join us in worship at 8:30 am (Sanctuary), 9:40 am (Family Life Center), or 11 am (Sanctuary). The Student Ministry program is staffing the Twin Oaks Cafe in January. Stop by for coffee, donuts and more!
2020 Leadership Retreat and Church Conference
Leadership Retreat
On Saturday, January 25, from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, LeadFirst will host our annual Leadership Retreat and Church Conference in the Family Life Center. The Leadership Retreat is a time for training and planning in preparation for the many ministry and missions of 2020. The purpose of the Church Conference is to consider the 2020 annual budget. All church members are invited. So that we can plan for lunch and snacks, please click to register for this event.
Ministry Focus...
Children's Ministry
We are collecting new twin-size sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows for our church-wide mission for Sleep in Heavenly Peace . On February 1, volunteers will be constructing twin bunk beds for area children who currently do not have their own bed. The new bedding we collect will be given to the children with their new bed! Any money donated will also go to Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Student Ministry
Disciple Now (DNOW) is an in town Spiritual Retreat weekend for students in grades 6-12 on the weekend of February 21-23. Students will stay in host homes (by gender and age) and be led in Bible Study and discussion by young adult leaders. Worship rallies will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings with a live band and speaker. Students will participate in a mission/service activity on Saturday. We encourage students to invite friends to join us in this life changing experience. The Disciple Now Kickoff Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 19 at 6 pm for students, parents, leaders and host home parents. 

One of the new additions to DNOW this year will be a special Ignite gathering on January 12 that we are calling PRE NOW! At this gathering students from all participating churches will come together for games, worship, to learn about the theme for this year. Click for more information.
Adult Ministry
21 days until the First Church Build Day for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
This week at First Church...
Saturday, January 11

Sunday, January 12
  • 8:30, 9:40 & 11 am – Worship Services
  • 9:40 am – Sunday school for children, youth and adults
  • 3:00 pm - JTeam, Bldg. 5-234
  • 4:30 pm - Youth Choir, South Suite
  • 5:30 pm - Student Ministries IGNITE, Bldg. 3/FLC

Monday, January 13
  • 9:30 am - Ring of Joy, North Suite
  • 7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop #157, Bldg. 3/FLC

Tuesday, January 14
  • 8:30 am – UMM Tuesday Breakfast Group, Juarez Bakery
  • 9:30 am - First Church Crafters, 115 Winsted
  • 9:30 am - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-122
  • 12:30 pm - Brown Bag Theologians, Bldg. 5-122
  • 6:30 pm - Community Bible Study, Bldg. 5-223
  • 6:30 pm - UMW Lydia Circle, Bldg. 5-127

Wednesday, January 15
  • 6:15 am – UMM Breakfast, fellowship, & devotional, Bldg. 3/FLC
  • 9:30 am - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232
  • 6:00 pm – HeartSong Choir, South Suite Sanctuary
  • 6:30 pm - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232
  • 6:30 pm - Youth Bible Study, Bldg. 5-220
  • 7:15 pm – Chancel Choir, South Suite Sanctuary

Thursday, January 16
  • 9:30 am - Heart to Heart Quilters, 115 Winsted
  • 11:30 pm - JOY Fellowship, Bldg. 5-232

Friday, January 17
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4-2
  • 9:30 am - MOM (Ministry of Motherhood), Bldg. 5-232

Saturday,January 18



There is always a lot going on at First Church. Visit the website , find us on Facebook or Twitter , and check the  Church Calendar so you don't miss out!
Blessings,




Betty Robertson
Communication
First United Methodist Church Round Rock
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