First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
July 15, 2020
Hello Church!

I'm Pastor David Lee, and my family and I are so excited to be with you here at Longview First United Methodist Church! Thank you for making us feel so welcomed already! We are looking forward to a time where we can take off masks, shake hands, and give hugs, but until then, we will do all we can to get to know you as you get to know us. My wife Beth and I are from the Oklahoma City area; we were married during college and moved to Texas soon after graduation. We lived in West Texas in a couple of small communities south of Lubbock, where our first daughter, MaKenna, who is now 7, was born. We then moved east to Marshall, where I served on staff at Marshall FUMC for four years, and our second daughter, Payson, now age 3 (almost 4) was born. These last two years, I was the Senior Pastor at FUMC Gladewater. At this time, I am finishing up my Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU, intending to graduate this coming Spring. 

I am excited to be here in Longview and am especially thrilled to be here at FUMC. I look forward to working alongside you and making relationships that will last a lifetime and beyond. I know God has amazing things in store for this congregation and this community. I feel so blessed to be a part of the future of this church and its ministry. I genuinely love people and want to know each and every one of your stories. Our stories and history shape us and give each of us our own experiences that God uses to draw others into the Kingdom. I cannot wait to continue building that Kingdom here in Longview, and wherever else in this vast world, God takes us! 

Peace & Blessings
Pastor David Lee 
Where are you connected?
Our in-person worship time is
changing from 9:30 to 9:15 AM!
Please still adhere to all in-person worship guidelines, and please arrive early to ensure you & your family will have seats!
We can't wait to see you!
Please remember that we are requiring all visitors to FUMC to wear masks during the entirety of your visit. This includes small group meetings and Sunday worship.

Thank you all for your understanding in this ever-changing environment. We hope that these safety measures will allow us to continue to allow in-person worship and small group gatherings!
We had a week full of fun at art camp this past week! We focused on the Parable of the Sower and making sure our hearts are ready to listen and hear God's word. It was a week full of fellowship with friends (new and old), devotions and prayers, and neat art activities!
We need Terrific Tuesday volunteers!

A child needs you to volunteer with Terrific Tuesday. A child needs you to be a group leader, guide them between stations, listen to their silly jokes, and be attentive to their needs. A child needs you to read a story, make a character come alive, enrich their world with fascinating new places, and dream about distant worlds and times. A child needs you to help provide healthy snacks, introduce them to something other than chips and fruit roll-ups, and give them the energy they need to listen and have fun. A child needs you to share your gifts and abilities with special presentations in dance, music, and art, to bring out their creative side and bring beauty into their lives. A child needs you in their life.

  • Group leaders (4) – leads 4-5 students to stations and assists at stations — no preparation required for each week. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. (We prefer you sign up for a month- if you have a busy schedule, pick November or December, as these months have fewer Tuesdays).
  • Reading First Volunteers – pick one Tuesday (or more) to read a story. Volunteers are needed from 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM. 
  • Snack Volunteers – pick one Tuesday (or more) to provide a healthy snack for 25 students. Volunteers are needed from 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM.
  • Dance/Music Volunteers – pick one Tuesday (or more) to share a presentation on dance or music with students. Volunteers are needed from 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM.
  • Organize Craft Room – Volunteer to inventory and organize arts and craft supplies.

We will follow the COVID-19 protocols established for LISD. Contact Pastor Romnie to sign up at rscott@longviewfumc.org.
Life Together at FUMC Longview
We are replacing the hymnals for our Sanctuary!
If you would like to dedicate a hymnal in honor or in memory of someone, click one of the buttons below to either download the order form, or to order and pay online. You may bring or mail the completed form & payment to the church office if you'd prefer to not order online. Call the church office with any questions at 903-753-4463.
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 mhopper@longviewfumc.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