October 14 is UMW Sunday!
First Church News & Updates - October 12, 2018
The Women Renewed conference is tomorrow. It promises to be a good day for the participants. If you are registered, we hope you will be renewed and refreshed!

To get your Friday off to a great start, listen to Council Oak Bells performing Dorian Dance by Michael Joy.

Enjoy this First Church E-News.
Vision 2025 - Experience Love. Spread Hope.
This Week in Worship - United Methodist Women Sunday
Rev. Inell Claypool
In celebration of UMW Sunday, we are having a guest pastor, Rev. Inell Claypool, in all three worship services. Rev. Claypool is from the Upper New York Annual Conference and serves beyond the local church as Chaplain at Wesleyan Homes in Georgetown. When she is not regularly preaching at Wesleyan, she is on the Ministry Team at First UMC in Georgetown. Rev. Claypool may look familiar because she and her husband have attended our CrossRoads service. Rev. Claypool will be preaching at all three worship services.

Scripture:  Ephesians 4:20-25

Please join us in worship this weekend. The 8:30 and 11 am services will be in the Sanctuary. The 9:40 am service will be in the Family Life Center.
Staff Opening: Facilities Supervisor. Full time position.
Our new associate pastor, Dr. Pat McCain will serve as Executive Pastor, thereby streamlining the broad responsibilities of the Operations Manager. If you are interested in the position of Facilities Supervisor, please send your resume to Dr. McCain at pat@fumc-rr.org. Staff-Parish Relations in partnership with our Trustees Chair, Scott Reid, is working on the full job description.
A Finance Snapshot
Year to date Revenue: $1,603,728.53
Year to date Expenses: $1,747,868.76
 
2018 Budget: $2,481,067.63 
United Methodist Women. Is it the place for you?
First Church UMW is a community of women worshipping, sharing, praying, studying, serving and working together. We are a creative and supportive organization that works with women, children and youth in the local and global community. Young mothers, retirees, career women, married, single…all are welcome. Click here for more info...
Upcoming Churchwide Events
Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival will be here before you know it! October 28, 4-6 pm
We need candy and volunteers! Bring wrapped candy to the Youth Office by October 25. Sign up online to volunteer for a short shift.

Bring the entire family (minus pets) in Halloween costumes to celebrate at this free Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival at First Church, Included in the Fall Festival are interactive games, inflatables, live music, hotdogs, snow cones, popcorn, a trackless train and much more!

Although the event is free, families are asked to bring food item donations for our Thanksgiving Bags Mission. Items include: canned fruit, canned corn, canned green beans, sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, corn bread mix, brownie or cake mix, instant potatoes or a monetary donation.
Ministry Focus...
Children's Ministry
J-Team is this Sunday...new time!
It's not too late to join us at a new time for pizza and a fun Improv Event. J-Team is Sunday, October 14 from 5 to 7 pm. We will meet upstairs Building 5 in cafe area. Cost is $2 for pizza. Please RSVP to Tammy@fumc-rr.org so we will have plenty of food!
Student Ministry
Sharing our blessings...the Thanksgiving Bag Mission
In 2013 the Student Ministries program began an outreach to the community by providing Thanksgiving meals to limited income families in local elementary schools. The first year we provided meals to 60 families at 5 elementary schools.  

Over the years this ministry to our community has been adopted by many members of our congregation, which has allowed us to feed even more families each year. In 2017, we fed 374 families Thanksgiving meals including the turkey and pie!
  
As this ministry has grown over the years we have expanded to include more schools and organizations. This year we will serve the following elementary schools: Berkman, Blue Bonnet, Caldwell Heights, Robertson, Union Hill, Voigt and Wells Branch. We will also include Success High School, Texas Baptist Children's Home, Texas National Guard and Boys to Men of God/ Daughters of the King.  

This outreach to our community is only possible through generous donations of food, volunteers delivering the meals, and volunteers helping to organize and distribute the meals.   Grab a bag this Sunday, October 14, or from the Church office next week to provide a family with a Thanksgiving meal! 

Please return your filled Thanksgiving Bags to the church by Sunday, November 11.   We will be delivering meals on Tuesday, November 13, from 6 - 7 pm.
Adult Ministry
Mission Focus...
Mission Panama 2019 - June 22-30, 2019
Our next Mission Panama trip is on the calendar! If you're interested in getting more information about this life-changing ministry, join us for an informational meeting on Sunday, November 4 at 12:15 pm in Bldg. 5-127. Questions? Contact Jennifer Glasgow, jennlglasgow@gmail.com.
Do you have some unused Christmas cards?
Kairos Texas Prison Ministry is currently collecting unused greeting cards (English or Spanish) to distribute to the inmates at Lockhart Correctional Facility. Please leave any cards you would like to donate in provided boxes in Santuary foyer or Famiy Life Centr so that some may send Christmas greetings to their loved ones this holiday season. Thank you for your support and God Bless!
This week at First Church...
Saturday, October 13
  • 10:00 am - Women Renewed, Bldg. 3/FLC
  • 10:00 am - Visitation and Funeral for Dwight Miles, Sanctuary

Sunday, October 14
  • 8:40 am - Life Group - Be Awesome, Bldg. 4-2
  • 8:30, 9:40 and 11 am - Worship services
  • 11:00 am - LifeGroups, Bldg. 5-124, 148, & 115 Winsted
  • 11:00 am - Becoming a Girl of Grace, Bldg. 5-223/224
  • 11:00 am - Guatemala Team meeting, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 12:15 pm - Welcome Home, Bldg. 3/FLC
  • 4:30 pm - First Church Youth Choir, South Suite
  • 5:00 pm - J-Team, Bldg. 5-223/224
  • 5:30 pm - Ignite Snack Supper, Bldg. 4/Payne Cottage
  • 5:30 pm - Pastor's Bible Study, Sanctuary Foyer and South Suite
  • 6:00 pm - Ignite Middle Shool, Bldg. 5-2nd floor
  • 6:00 pm - Ignite High School, Bldg. 3/FLC

Monday, October 15
  • 8:45 am – Ring of Joy, South Suite
  • 3:45 pm – Kids of the Kingdom Chimes, Bldg. 3/FLC
  • 7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop #157, Bldg. 3/FLC

Tuesday, October 16
  • 8:30 am - UMM Tuesday Breakfast group, Juárez Restaurant on South Mays
  • 9:30 am - First Church Crafters, 115 Winsted
  • 9:30 am -Women’s Bible Study, Bldg. 5-122
  • 10:00 am - A Matter of Balance class, Bldg. 5-148
  • 12:30 pm - Brown Bag Theologians, Bldg. 5-122
  • 6:30 pm - Community Bible Study, Bldg. 5-223/224
  • 6:30 pm – Stephen Ministry Supervision, Bldg. 5-127,126,123
  • 7:00 pm – Finance Committee, Bldg. 5-124

Wednesday, October 17
  • 6:15 am - UMM Breakfast, fellowship, & devotional, FLC/Bldg.3
  • 9:30 am - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 5:00 pm - Revelation Ringers, North Suite & FLC
  • 6:00 pm - HeartSong Choir rehearsal, South Suite
  • 6:30 pm - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 6:30 pm - Jubilation Bell rehearsal, North Suite
  • 7:15 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, South Suite
  • 8:00 pm – Wildfire HS Bible study, Bldg. 5-223

Thursday, October 18
  • 9:30 am - Heart to Heart Quilters, 115 Winsted
  • 11:00 am - JOY Day Trip to ROCK
  • 7:00 pm - Council Oak Bell rehearsal, North Suite

Friday, October 19
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4-2
  • 9:30 am - MOM Weekly Gathering, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 8:00 pm - Narcotics Anonymous-Right Stuff, Bldg. 4

Saturday, October 21
  • 7:00 pm – Bridge Club, Bldg. 5-127
  

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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