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"How we end is how we start..."

This season of Easter leading up to Pentecost, Resurrection theology abounds in multiple expressions: The ending of things, the beginning of things.

Our upcoming staff changes will allow for opportunities to fully live into the resurrection theology of Jesus Christ. How we develop closure is how we start in a new setting or with a new staff person.

Having good closure means we celebrate their accomplishments and grieve their leaving, appreciate their gifts, and express our thanks in meaningful ways. Likewise in welcoming new staff, we wear name tags, introduce ourselves, orient the new persons to the systems and processes of our operation, provide gift cards for meals as they discover and explore our community, and pray for everyone in the transition process.

Susan Gallander will be honored on May 20th.
Greg & Darlene Humphries will be honored on May 27th.
Rev. Jenna Morrison will be honored on June 10th.

"How we end is how we start..." is Resurrection theology at work! 

See you Sunday!
Always,

Rev. Dr. Joe Pool 
Your pastor and friend
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE
Rev. Jenna Morrison
11 AM | Worship Center, Building A 



CHILDREN'S MINISTRY





2018 CONFIRMATION CLASS

Thank you for your commitment to the church. We are so proud of you.

CONGRATULATIONS!

YOUTH MINISTRY
FUMC Rockwall Youth Group 
Meets Weekly on Sunday Night for Fellowship from 5-7 PM 
Youth Sunday School is offered from 9:30-10:30 AM 


YOUTH S UMMER






MISSIONS



SAVE THE DATE | OCT 7-12 | UMCOR MISSION TRIP, SALT LAKE CITY

Adult Mission Trip to UMCOR Depot West, Salt Lake City, UT, Oct 7-12. Team will pack emergency supplies in warehouse. Lodging in Episcopal Retreat Center downtown (twin motel-like rooms) and common area with kitchen/gathering room. Responsible for own flights to Salt Lake City (may use frequent flyer miles or otherwise) Meals: the group will rotate dinner preparation. Local transportation: rented group vans. Approximate cost $250 plus airfare (about $250). For details or trip flyer, contact Ruth Sears, ruthsears@live.com, 972-772-5323 or Rev. Clay Womack, cwomack@fumcrockwall.com.

MINISTRIES
CELEBRATING THE TIMES OF OUR LIVES
Single Women 55+
First Sunday Brunch at Fatted Calf (April 8)
Following 11 AM Worship Service












SAVE THE DATE | AUG 12 | 5 PM
Old Fashioned Chautauqua Gospel Harmony program featuring the Forever Changed quartet. This event is sponsored by Sailsetters 55+, but is open to the public. The program will be followed by a cookies/punch reception.



FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Summer is coming!  Summer will be here before we know it. Our First Impression Teams: Sunday Shuttle Ministry, Greeters, Ushers, Welcome Center Ambassadors, and Welcome Bag Door Step Drop off Volunteers will still be needed. Please sign up to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE -
First Impression Teams Thank You Luncheon and Training Updates
November 11 | 12
- 1:30PM
You all are the best!



MUSIC AND MORE

Come and join the Chancel Choir as we make a joyful noise! 

Wednesday evenings 7-8:15 PM
in Choir room. 

Childcare is available.
Everyone is welcome! 



ALTAR FLOWERS
Please remember that you can invite your church family to celebrate a special event with you by sponsoring a floral arrangement on any given Sunday. The cost is $30 each for a small arrangement or $60 each for a large arrangement. 

To Sign Up - Stop by church office or contact Jennifer Potter, jpotterfumcrockwal.com, 972-771-5500.



Congregational Concerns and Joys
We celebrate the joy of baptism:
Savanna Cantrell, daughter of Tammy Simmons.
Alyssa Marie Halbach, daughter of Colton & Emily Halbach. 
Quintin Thatcher Bellows, son of Marvin & Leah Bellows. 
Caroline Annelle Presley, daughter of Nathan & Catherine Presley.




We offer prayers of sympathy for the following families:
Martha Sorrells and family upon the death of her mother, Suzanne Jones. Carl Robertson, upon the death of his wife, Nancy.
Laurie Bingham and family upon the death of her husband, Kevin.
Billie Stevenson and family upon the death of her husband, Bill.
Mary Peisen and family upon the death of her mom, Elizabeth Morrow. Shannon DeCuir and family upon the death of husband, Fred Kalberer.


FINANCE AND ATTENDANCE
First United Methodist Church Rockwall
1200 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087
www.fumcrockwall.com  |  972-771-5500