Happy Mother's Day!
First Church News & Updates - May 11, 2018

POPS 2018
What a Feeling! POPS 2018 was another spectacular musical event! The POPS concert is a benefit for Boys to Men of God & Daughters of the King, an amazing local outreach program. Currently over $5000 has been donated. We will continue to accept donations until Monday, May 14.

Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy this First Church News.
This week in worship...
Sermon Series

Sermon Title: "My Toe Hurts!"

Dr. Will Cotton will preach at the 8:30, 9:40 and 11 am worship services. Liturgists include Robin Levins at 8:30 am and Dr. John Clifford at 11 am. We will have special music from  both the Revelation Ringers Bronze and the Youth Choir. 

The Source , our weekly devotional guide, is available on the church website . Please join us in worship this weekend...Sunday at 8:30 am (Sanctuary), 9:40 am (Family Life Center) or 11 am (Sanctuary).
Spotlight on Church Office Volunteers

Guess how many of our office volunteers are going to France with the choir and volunteering at VBS? 
The church office depends on our wonderful volunteers who answer phones, greet visitors and otherwise make the office run efficiently. Many of our regular volunteers will be unavailable during much of June. If you have ever considered volunteering in the church office, this would be a great time! You can try it on a short term basis and decide if you might enjoy it full time. Volunteers work 9 am - 1 pm or 1 - 5 pm one day a week. In addition to the short term opportunities, we currently need a regular volunteer on Thursday mornings.  Men and women are welcome. Contact Wanell Soslow, wanell@fumc-rr.org, or 512.255.3336.
Ministry Focus
Children's Ministry
Promotion Sunday
Promotion Sunday is coming up!
Sunday, May 27 is Promotion Sunday for Kindergarten-5th grade children. Children who just finished kindergarten will meet in Pod A, Room 2 at 9:40 am. The Children's Ministry team and volunteers will walk them to  the Walk of Faith Hallway in Bldg. 5-2nd floor. The children will tour the Walk of Faith classrooms and learn about our rotation system. Parents are welcome to join the tour at 10 am or you can pick up your new first grader in Bldg. 5-217 at 10:40 am. All children currently in grades 1 - 5 will move up on May 27.
VBS Registration

Don't miss VBS. Click to register today!

Student Ministry
Summer Youth Events
More from Student Ministries...  
Adult Ministry
JOY Senior Fellowship

Join us for the last JOY Fellowship Gathering before our summer break.
Summer Bible Study
Summer Bible Study begins June 11
Join us for a six week Bible Study entitled Does It Make Sense To Be A Christian? Hear the evidence that backs up your faith and how that evidence helps you to both defend and proclaim the reason for your hope in Jesus Christ. Topics include: 
  • The book of God's words. 
  • The book of God's works. 
  • What do the gospels say about who Jesus was? 
  • Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? 
  • Was the resurrection essential? 
  • Grace.  
Orientation is Monday, June 11 with study sessions from June 18- July 30, except July 2. Register on the website or contact James Lehrmann at jameslehrmann@sbcglobal.net.
More from Adult Ministries...  
  •  Love Wins - New study begins May 13, 9:40 am in Bldg. 5-136.
Caring Ministry
Are you caring for aging parents, a spouse or loved one?
The Sharegiving while Caregiving support will meet on Sunday, May 20, at 12:15 pm, in Bldg. 5-122.  For more information, contact Wanell Soslow at wanell@fumc-rr.org or 512.255.3336. 
MIssion Focus
Mission Month
Do you have time and talents to offer but you're unsure how to get involved? 
Whether it's world travel or web development, construction or coordination, the many missions at First Church want to get you engaged! The Villages team is hosting Mission Month every Sunday in June in the common area next to Payne Cottage in between services. Each week, different active missions will have volunteers and information available to help you learn about the many awesome things our church is doing locally and internationally and providing an easy way for you to get engaged.
Please stop by and find your passion!
Spring Sale Thanks

Heifer Project

Children's Ministry Mission for Spring is the Heifer Project
For the entire spring semester, all children's Sunday School offerings are going toward the purchase of livestock for needy families. Each class selected a certain animal as their goal to purchase. Heifer International puts faith into action with its time proven principle of passing on the gift. Every family who receives livestock agrees to pass on one or more of its animal's offspring to another neighbor in need.
Heifer Update 5.6
5.6.2018 Update:  Children's Ministry is celebrating the incredible progress of the Heifer Mission! Every grade has achieved at least their first, if not their second goal or third goal! The first graders have added a fourth goal. It is a tight race between 1st and 5th graders to see who can collect the most. We are so proud of these kids. They have collected a total of $2088!
A Finance Snapshot...
Finance Update


  • Year to date Revenue: $783,800.87
  • Year to date Expenses: $802,736.14
  • 2018 Budget: $2,481,067.63
Friends of First Church
Footprints Children's Grief Ministry
This week at First Church
Saturday, May 12

Sunday, May 13 - Happy Mother's Day!
  • 8:30, 9:40 and 11 am - Worship services
  • 11:00 am - Life Groups, Bldg. 5-124 & 222
  • 11:30 am - Alleluia Chorus Children's Choir, Bldg. 4-2

Monday, May 14

  • 7:00 pm - Boy Scout Troop #157, Bldg. 3/FLC
  • 7:00 pm - France Choir Rehearsal, South Suite
Tuesday, May 15
  • 8:30 am - UMM Tuesday Breakfast group, Ju├írez Restaurant on South Mays
  • 9:30 am - UMW Deborah Circle, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 12:30 pm - Brown Bag Theologians, Bldg. 5-124
  • 6:30 pm - Stephen Ministry Supervision, Bldg. 5-123, 126 & 127
  • 7:00 pm - Finance Committee, Bldg. 5-124
Wednesday, May 16
  • 6:15 am - UMM Breakfast, fellowship, & devotional, FLC/Bldg.3
  • 9:30 am - Disciple Bible Studies, Bldg. 5
  • 9:30 am - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 6:30 pm - Disciple Bible Studies, Bldg. 5
  • 6:30 pm - Women's Bible Study, Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 7:15 pm - Chancel Choir rehearsal, South Suite
Thursday, May 17
  • 9:30 am - Heart to Heart Quilters, 115 Winsted
  • 11:30 am - JOY Senior Fellowship Luncheon, Bldg. 5-127
Friday, May 18
  • 8:30 am - Round Rock Helpers, Bldg. 4-2
  • 9:30 am - Ministry of Motherhood (MOM), Bldg. 5-232/234
  • 8:00 pm - Narcotics Anonymous-Right Stuff, Bldg. 4
Saturday, May 19
  • 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! 
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