October 9, 2020
Hello, Church!
 
This week I want to be sure to communicate some important information to you about our Children’s Ministry! Please look below to see how we are beginning to offer additional in-person opportunities for parents and kids to connect with Jesus and one another!
 
This represents our starting point for in-person ministry to families and their kids. We will continue to open up more opportunities as we have interest AND volunteers. We are also looking to hire additional nursery staff. This is where all of you can help. As we continue along and eventually come out of this pandemic, we are committed to dramatically increasing the number of volunteers serving in our family ministries. We also want to make sure that our efforts are aimed at ministering to, and supporting parents, grandparents, guardians, and all those raising children.
 
As you look at the schedule below, you will note that going forward we are placing a high value on giving kids an opportunity to be part of multi-generational worship. Hear me: kids are wanted in worship. With all their wiggles, giggles, and spontaneity. While we will be providing nursery care for our youngest kids during the worship hour, I don’t want you to think for one second that it means we don’t prefer to have your kids with us in the worship time!
 
Weekly Sunday Children’s Ministry
We will hold this course for the next several weeks and evaluate effectiveness and interest as we go!
 
Online ZOOM: 8:45-9:15 am – 1st—4th grade
Downtown Campus
9:45 am
  • Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
  • Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!
 
11:00 am
  • Nursery available for birth – 2 yrs old (+3s not yet potty-trained)
  • 3s (potty-trained), 4s, and 5/Kinder Preschool Sunday school
  • 1st—4th grade Sunday school
  • 5th—6th grade Sunday school
Main Campus
9:45 am
  • Nursery available for birth—kindergarten
  • Kindergarten—6th grade Powerhouse Children’s Hour with Laughing Larry
 
11:00 am
  • Nursery available birth—Kindergarten
  • Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!

Love in Christ,
Ryan
WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
  • 8:45 am: Children's Sunday School with Zoom, Grades 1st-4th
South Campus
  • 9:00 am: Outdoor Worship
Downtown Campus
  • 9:45 am:
Contemporary Worship, Sanctuary
          Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
          Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!
  • 11:00 am:
          Nursery available for birth – 2 yrs old (+3s not yet potty trained)
          3s (potty trained), 4s, and 5/Kinder Preschool Sunday school
          1st-4th grade Sunday school
          5th-6th grade Sunday school
Main Campus
  • 9:45 am:
Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
          Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
          Kindergarten – 6th grade Powerhouse Children’s Hour with Laughing Larry
  • 11:00 am:
Outdoor Worship, Main Campus *
          Nursery available birth – Kindergarten
          Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!
Baylor Campus
  • 10am: Outdoor Worship, 821 Speight Avenue*
 
Saturday: South Campus

Adult Class Schedule available HERE.

Worship, on-demand Saturday/SundayFirstwaco.comYouTube & app
Sunday radio service broadcast continues at 9:00 am on 106.7FM.
Tuesday, 12 noon: Contemporary Worship & Lunch, Downtown Campus
Thursday, 12 noon: Traditional Worship & Lunch, Main Campus, masks required
*PLEASE NOTE: Our rain plan at Main, Downtown, and Baylor is to move the service into the sanctuary. If it is raining and you are able to come to an indoor service, please remember to wear your mask, practice physical distancing and respect others by respecting their personal space.
CELEBRATING BAPTISM
Andrew Neckar with his parents, Chad and Rachel, with his brother, Jonathan.
Andrew's Prayer (written for his baptism)
CELEBRATING NEWLY WEDS!
Homer and Helen Fajardo
David and Stephanie Jones
SONGS OF HOPE ON LOCATION
Come sing along with John Tidmore for Songs of Hope, at the home of Gloria Dulany, 9312 Spring Ridge Circle, Waco, Monday, October 12th, noon. Requests taken. Don't forget your lawn chairs! Streaming live on Facebook at noon.
LIVE WITH RYAN
Join Ryan on Wednesdays as he shares what's going on at First Waco, takes your questions, interviews members, and travels around Waco, sharing Christ. Streaming live on Facebook at noon.
WORSHIP NIGHT
Upcoming WORSHIP NIGHT at the Main Campus on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm! Come and join your church for a midweek night of worship, prayer and pouring out your thanks and praise to God. Let’s gather together to give the Holy Spirit room to encourage, empower and engage us for His glory.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR:
Sandi Snowden, Margaret Elliott, Jeff Shavers
PRAYERS OF SYMPATHY FOR:
Fred and Diane Shavers in the death of her father, Chuck Beghtel. Also to his grandsons, Kevin, Jeff, and Brian Shavers and to his great-grandchildren, Caty and Jackson Shavers.
Click on the button above for the Daily Prayer guide to pray for our pastors and ministry staff.
FIRSTKIDS ONLINE RESOURCES
Children’s weekly Weekend Curriculum is posted online at First Waco. If you have any questions, contact Tara DeLeon.
MIDWEEK CLASSES
The Midweek classes will be offered in-person and virtual. Please go to this link for class information and to register for either IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL.

The Life of King David Part 3
Wednesdays, Sept. 23rd-Nov. 11th, Downtown Campus Fellowship Hall, noon-1:00 pm. Contact Ronnie Marroquin for information.

Transformational Discipleship
Thursdays, Oct. 1st- Nov. 19th, Main Campus, Room 110, 6:30-7:30 pm, Pastor Jon Thornsbury.

Epic of Eden
Mondays, Oct. 5th- Nov. 30th, Main Campus Sanctuary, 5:30-6:45 pm, Pastor Ryan Barnett.
ONGOING ADULT WEEKDAY STUDY GROUPS
MONDAYS
Monday Morning Women's Study
Join us in person or virtually for a study of Max Lucado’s “Never Alone.” We meet Mondays at 9:30 am at Main Campus, in room 110, and Pastor Molly will host a group at the same time on Zoom. Join us in person on Monday, or email Molly Simpson for the Zoom link.

WEDNESDAYS
Band of Brothers Men's Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 am, Garden Room, Main Campus, in-person gathering! Contact Ryan Barnett for the link if you prefer to join by Zoom.
ADULT WEEKEND ONLINE RESOURCES
If you need help accessing an online group, please let Pastor Jon Thornsbury know. Click here to view document with class times and details.
Click the button (At a Glance) for the week's upcoming events.
PRAYER REQUESTS
The First Methodist Waco Prayer Team is a group committed to praying for you and your needs. We believe in the healing power of prayer! If you would like us to pray for you or a loved one, please click here, contact Sara Holmes or call 254.772.5630.
During this time, we want you to have access to our pastors and Business Office. To reach the pastors with email, click here or call the church 254.772.5630. To reach the Business Office, call 254.772.5630 x221 or email Cindy Knapek. To give to church ministry, click here, use the app or call the church. Mail checks to First Waco, PO Box 7736, Waco, 76714. You may text to give at 254.306.0810.
First Methodist Waco Campuses
Main Campus: 4901 Cobbs Drive, Waco, TX 76710
Downtown Campus: 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
South Campus: 2801 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706
If you need to reach a staff member by phone, please call 254-772-5630.
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