First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
August 21, 2019
It is still about a million degrees outside (only a slight exaggeration), so it may be hard to believe that fall is almost here! We had a fantastic summer at FUMC with tons of exciting events, great studies, excellent worship, and time spent enjoying being together as a church family. We certainly made the most of these amazing weeks! As kiddos, teachers, administrators, and staff are getting ready to go back to school, FUMC is preparing to return to our regular fall schedule... with a few new things thrown in the mix! We will have several Bible studies and small group opportunities for everyone, both on Wednesday nights and on Sunday nights! We will have new activities for youth and children as well to help them grow in faithfulness and relationship to God and church.

It all starts at our big Fall Kick-Off event on Wednesday, September 4th at 5:00 PM on the North Lawn! We’ll have burgers from The Butcher Shop grilled by our Men’s Ministry, the Kona Ice snow-cone truck, inflatables for the kids, and plenty of time for you to hang out with your church family! We’ll also have opportunities for you to learn more about all our new studies and events and get signed up for whatever works for you and your family. 

With so much going on, there is definitely something for you, your family, and even your friends! So be sure to join us on September 4th. Email me with any questions about studies or upcoming fall events at bnewcomb@longviewfumc.org!

In Christ,

Pastor Becca
Where are you connected?
Sunday Night Deep Dive begins September 8th!
Wednesday Night Live begins September 11th!
Donations for Asbury House

Each month Asbury House is collecting one type of item to help stock their shelves!

In August they are collecting crayons!

You can bring your donation items to the church office during the week or drop them off at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings in the Asbury House boxes!
Upcoming Music & Fine Arts Event - September 14

The Music & Fine Arts Council will present an evening of fabulous Cajun cuisine and French music in the Faith Center, featuring concert pianist and arranger Wade Daniel, authentic Cajun music, and yé-yé music from the 1960s!

Menu:
Appetizer - Shrimp gumbo
Main Course - Jambalaya with roasted pork and maque choux (cream corn)
Dessert - White chocolate bread pudding
Drinks - Iced tea and coffee

Admission is $9 (payable at the door). Please call the Church office to make a reservation.

Deadline to make a reservation is Monday, September 9.
Life Together at FUMC Longview
UMW is excited to share that they assembled 150 Hygiene Kits to be sent to UMCOR!
We still need donations for our annual Church Library Book Sale! If you'd like to donate, please note that the last day we can accept books is September 6!
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
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First United Methodist Church of Longview
400 N. Fredonia St. Longview, Texas 75601
Tel: (903) 753.4463
Fax: (903) 236.7608