In this Issue:
Music Camp Volunteers Needed
Adopt a School - JMS
Thank You's
Congregational Care - Prayer & Birthdays
Youth and Children
Nursery Volunteers Needed
Freshening Up!
Church Officer Nominations
July 18

Sermon title:
"How Majestic is Your Name"

Sermon Title: "Rise and Share:
Transformation Rising"


Congratulations to proud parents Laura and Jimmy Caple and proud grandparents Jerry and Lynn Martin as they welcome Claire Elizabeth Caple who was born Monday, June 28, 2021.
We still need adult volunteers for Music Camp
Chaperones, Snack Coordinator, Snack Donations, registrar (at start of day)  
We only need 1 Chaperone per day, so you can take a day here and there. Please let David Luna know at or click on the Sign-Up Bar above
(We currently have 22 children signed up) 

Click on the Music Camp Graphic above to find out MORE !
New Opportunity!
Items Needed: Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products (all types) Donation Locations: Pass-Thru, Foyer and Office
-- Mission & Outreach Committee
Thank Yous
Thanks everyone who sent me a birthday card for my 90th birthday. All
the cards I received were wonderful and made my birthday really special!!!
You all hold a special place in my heart!!! Raymond Jewell
Dear Longview EPC, THANK YOU for your donation of $600.00 towards our partnership in Guatemala. Your generosity allows this organization to affect the lives of so many students, families and communities in need. We are privileged to be a part of students committing their lives to Christ an making a difference in the world, and we are so glad you are a part of our team! God Bless, Barak Tschirhart, Missions Director / Andrew Atwell, Director, Co-Founder / Todd Gehrmann, Director Co-Founder, Next Step Ministries
Dear Friends of Newgate, It is with a grateful heart that we write to thank you for your support this year. I am pleased to report that Newgate Mission is now providing the most services that we had before the pandemic. We are serving meals to our people seven days a week! That is about an average of 150 - 200 people a day! Our van runs three mornings a week, morning devotionals are five mornings a week and the list goes on. Thank you to each of you for helping us serve our community. The kindness and generosity you provide helps us in so many ways. May you always be blessed, NaTusha Howard, Executive Director, Newgate Mission
Congregational Care
Please Pray for: Bailey Salmon, Robert Metzler, Marge Smith, Becky Birdsong, Kathy Diamond, Raymond & Jeanneen Jewell, William McCluskey, Jan Kelly, Barbara Steinbach, Aaron Leath
Our Retired Community:
At Home - Jean Pollock
Arabella: Joann Peterson
Buckner- Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler, Elaine Beckett, Jim Yancey
Parkview - Marge Smith
Summer Meadows - Joanne Stephens
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Carthage - Naomi McPeek
Henderson- Bob Bement
Oklahoma - Jean Knight
Wisconsin - Ellie Bessey
Mansfield - John Williamson
Gilmer - Joe Poole
Happy Birthday!
7/15: Carin Koegelenberg
7/16: Bill Bankston, Alexander Swallow
7/18: Jeffrey Shea
7/19: Kyle Ashley
7/22: Larry Bennett
7/23: Suma Jayakar
7/25: Leonard Wiley
7/26: Larry Frazier, Jack Hunt, Jean Pollock, Fiona Rolland
8/1: Taya Kumlangngam
8/3: Michael Goolsby
8/4: Sandra Skoog
8/6: Edith Certain Smith
8/8: Rebecca Williams
8/9: Chad Johnson, Carolyn Langseth, Tom McMahon
Fun Friday! - Friday, July 23 MOVIE at 10:00 am
Dear Faith Family,
We are in need of some help in the church nursery. We have two slots each Sunday open between now and the beginning of school.
Would you please consider clicking on the link below and filling one of those slots? The Sign-Up Genius website is quick and easy to use. You simply click on an open slot, type in your name and email and you are all set! You do not have to set up an account.  The website will even email you a reminder! Please click the link below and sign up for slot! We really need your help in the nursery! You might call someone and plan to work together one Sunday.
Mission Spotlight
"Blessing of the Backpacks"
July 23 at 9:00 a.m.
The Roc-First Baptist Church
209 E. South St.

We would love to have your help to pack backpacks before the actual event. Join us for donuts, coffee & a "Blessing of the Backpacks" as we kick-off the Junior League of Longview School Supply Train 2021 with a brief time of sharing and taking part in the beginning stages of the backpack packing process - the FUN part! Read more HERE!
Our School Supply Train will be held on Saturday, July 31 at the ROC-First Baptist Church

Please contact me with any additional questions. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon! Blessings! Reagan Maldonado
Ministry Engagement Coordinator – East Texas
Buckner Children and Family Services
1014 S. High Street, Longview, TX 75602
Office: 903.757.9383,
Calendar and Upcoming Events:
Thursday, July 15
Jr. High Mission Trip July 15 - 18
5:00 p.m. Session Meeting
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Saturday, July 17
6:30 a.m. Newgate
Sunday, July 18
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Wednesday, July 21
12:00 p.m. Prayer Team
Youth Movie Night
Thursday, July 22
5:30 p.m. Praise Team
Friday, July 23
Children's Ministry - Fun Friday!
Movie at 10:00 am HERE
Sunday, July 25
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
3:00 Youth Summer Activity
Wednesday, July 28
Youth Movie Night
Thursday, July 29
5:30 p.m. Praise Team

Sunday, August 1
9:30 a.m. Worship Service with Celebration of the Lord's Supper
August 2 - 5, 9:00 - Noon
Music FUNdamentals Camp
Sunday, August 22
9:30 a.m. Celebration Sunday Worship Service
We’re Freshening Up!
The Worship Arts and Building & Grounds teams are doing a refresh of the sanctuary foyer. Work began this week and, if all goes as planned, will be complete by Celebration Sunday this August. Thank you to Diana McMahon, Susan Shea and Nico Fourie for their leadership on this project! 
Reminder: Nominations for Leadership Positions due Aug. 31
Dear Members,

This is an important and exciting time in the life of our congregation as we are able to participate in the process of electing members to serve as our Ruling Elders and Deacons. Below you will find a "button" to the nomination information which includes a brief description of Elder and Deacon positions to be filled as well as how to nominate. We ask you to prayerfully consider nominating a church member for the Deacon and Ruling Elder positions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.
Michael McMahon, Ruling Elder/Chair, Matt Yost, Ruling Elder, Brian Daugbjerg, Cliff Hale
Andy Howell
WE HAVE A NEW / UPDATED CHURCH APP for your phone, or tablet!
"Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
We will have an extra news on July 29th
The next semi-monthly church newsletter will be published on August 5.