Happy New Year!
First Church News & Updates - January 3, 2020
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. Now it is time to get back to a more regular schedule. The church office is open 9 am - 1 pm today and will be back to regular hours, 9 am - 5 pm next week.

You're invited to join some of your First Church friends at a basketball game on Sunday...Austin Spurs vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. Tickets are available here.

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Experience Love. Spread Hope.
This Week in Worship...
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

The sacrament of Holy Communion will be served at all services.
Ministry Focus...
Children's Ministry
We are excited to announce the return of Crossing Point for all 5th graders for the spring semester, beginning January 5, 2020. Crossing Point is a class that will take an insightful look deeper into the Bible using fun and challenging curriculum. Taught by Cassandra Ricks, this class is a great opportunity to bring our 5th graders closer together as a cohesive group as they move towards youth ministry this summer. All 5th graders will begin meeting in room 202 (across from the cooking room) every Sunday beginning on January 5 during the Sunday School hour. Please contact Tammy Parks, tammy@fumc-rr.org, if you would like more information.
Wonderfully Made (formerly Created by God) is a class for 5th and 6th grade students and their parents. It is a course on human sexuality from a Christian perspective. The class is intended to help open communication between tweens and their parents on this important topic. It deals with the basics of growth, sexual development and reproduction, providing an opportunity to obtain accurate information, as well as a better understanding of what it means to be Wonderfully Made by God.

We only offer this course for these two grades, and only once a year, so don’t miss the opportunity for your child to participate! Registration is open online for $75 through January 6.
Student Ministry
2020 Middle School Leadership Development Class

We are so excited to announce this new class that is being offered by our ministry! Starting in January we will be launching a Leadership Development Class specifically designed for middle school students who are looking to grow in faith and in leadership. We will be using the highly recommended Habitudes curriculum developed by Dr. Tim Elmore and the staff Developing Leaders which seeks to “empower the emerging generations with skills to lead in real life.” 

We are so excited to have the chance to offer this study to your students and hope that you will encourage them to join us on this semester long journey! Classes will run on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45 pm starting on January 15 and ending May 6. 

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
Community Bible Study
30 days until the First Church Build Day for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
This week at First Church...
Saturday, January 4

Sunday, January 5
  • 8:30, 9:40 & 11 am – Worship Services
  • 9:40 am – Sunday school for children, youth and adults

Monday, January 6
  • 1:30 pm - JOY Leadership meeting, Bldg. 5-124

Tuesday, January 7
  • 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

Wednesday, January 8
  • 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
  • 7:15 pm – Chancel Choir, South Suite Sanctuary

Thursday, January 9
  • 9:30 am - Heart to Heart Quilters, 115 Winsted

Friday, January 10
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4-2
  • 9:30 am - MOM (Ministry of Motherhood), Bldg. 5-232
  • 12 noon - Mom Life, Bldg. 5-124

Saturday,January 4

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!

Betty Robertson
First United Methodist Church Round Rock
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