First United Methodist Church
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The Voice
April 14, 2021
Summer is just around the corner, and that means one thing: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! This summer, we will be “Anchored” as we deepen our faith in God. At Anchored VBS, kids embark on an undersea adventure, diving deeper in their faith and discovering the unwavering love of God! There will be Bible lessons, food, games, singing, arts and crafts, and Diver Diva! VBS is for kids entering pre-k through sixth grade. Fifth and sixth graders will also have the opportunity to participate in local missions with Pastor Romnie throughout the weekend. Mark your calendars and invite your friends for an incredible weekend this summer. 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

We will gather July 16th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, and July 17th from 9:00 - 11:30 AM for food, fun, and fellowship. On Sunday, July 18, we will conclude VBS weekend with the kids participating and sharing in worship at the Beacon service with a church-wide ocean-themed lunch to follow. You can register your child(ren) at vbs.lvfumc.org. 

Of course, adult volunteers are needed. Please contact Loren at loren@lvfumc.org or 903-932-1289 if you would like to volunteer.
Where are you connected?
Love Does is THIS SATURDAY! It's not too late to sign up to help build beds or clean at Wesley-McCabe! Click the link below to register.
We are also collecting boxes to use for storing items from Love Does! Boxes may be dropped off at the church office. Contact Pastor Romnie with any questions at romnie@lvfumc.org.
"Meals with Love" - Substitute Delivery Drivers

Meals with Love is a program through Longview Community Ministries that delivers meals to senior citizens and shut-ins. Drivers and substitute drivers are needed the 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Training will be provided. Click the link below to sign up or contact Pastor Romnie at romnie@lvfumc.org
Join us for our spring sermon series on Sunday, April 18 through the month of May! Resurrection People: Living into the Realities of Easter will challenge us to think about what it looks like to live on the other side of Easter as we seek to be a people who abide in Christ and share his love with all.
The School for Little Children needs loving, caring teachers!
SFLC is currently accepting applications for summer and substitute teachers to work various days and hours. Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of this important ministry to children.

If you are interested, please contact Dallas Lemmon at 903-753-3121 or dallasl@longviewsflc.org
Join us in Beacon Worship this Sunday as we honor Justin and Drew Beltran for their long-standing mission service to FUMC. Both have consistently shown up to serve at Newgate Mission, Big House, S.O.S., S.O.S. Texas Edition, and Asbury House.

April is mission focus month, and we want to share some highlights of what we all do for mission in Youth Ministry.
Parents and graduating high school students:
please send your senior photo and requested information to janice@lvfumc.org by April 26 so that we can share your accomplishments in the bulletin for May 2!
Youth parents and students - grab your work gloves! We need volunteers for Love Does this Saturday!

Join us from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Wesley-McCabe UMS (1115 S. Mobberly Ave). The youth ministry will be cleaning, cutting, and doing basic yard work for the church grounds and extra lot. Bring edgers, weed trimmers, mowers, rakes, or other yard work tools if you have them! Contact Janice with questions at janice@lvfumc.org
Newgate Mission is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, NaTusha Howard. Click on the play button below to learn more about NaTusha and the services Newgate provides.
It's Time Again for our Mission Envelope Fundraiser!
From April 11-25, envelopes for our Mission Fundraiser will be located in the Cook Foyer and Welcome Center. Simply pick an envelope with an amount and place that amount in the envelope to donate. Your donations will help support mission activities throughout the year.

Contact Pastor Romnie with questions.
Attention men of all ages!

Have you noticed a gap in your spiritual life? Do you just not think much about God, His church, or His people between Sundays? Here's something that could help!

Thursdays with Jesus is doing a post-COVID reboot to Tuesdays with Jesus! TWJ is a small, low-impact book study group where passages are read aloud during the meeting with pauses to discuss what was read and any insights. Please note, you DON'T have to agree with the author or anyone else's opinions. No read-ahead is needed, and you can always catch up if you miss a meeting.

Meetings are every Tuesday at 5:30 PM in room 303, and typically last an hour. We've just finished reading Reading for the Invisible God: What Can We Expect to Find? by Philip Yancey. Our next book was recommended by Pastor Dave and is Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up by Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle. This study will begin on April 20. You don't have to buy a copy of the book - just come and listen if you want to, and if you decide later you'd like to read the book, we can loan you a copy!

Contact the church office for more details on TWJ.
Life Together at FUMC Longview
A big thank you to those who helped organize and deliver the Easter lilies!
Maybelle Henderson, Julie Moon, Carrie Pevey, Mary Price, Karen Ward, and Vicki Wolfe.
If you or someone you know is sick or hospitalized and is unable to attend worship with us, please let us know!

Contact the church office at 903-753-4463 or email us at fumc@longviewfumc.org
To submit an article for The Voice, please email Megan Hopper at megan@lvfumc.org. Info must be submitted by Friday at
5 PM in order to be in next week's edition of The Voice.
First United Methodist Church of Longview
400 N. Fredonia St. Longview, Texas 75601
Tel: (903) 753.4463
Fax: (903) 236.7608