First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
May 1, 2019
Men’s Retreat, Saturday, May 18 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Men’s Ministry at FUMC Longview is hosting a day retreat for the gentlemen of our church at Double E Ranch, located at 4601 Bobwhite Rd., Gilmer, TX 75645. 

Sign up is available online at mensretreat.lvfumc.org . There is no cost, but donations are accepted for the barbecue lunch prepared by our own Men’s Ministry Pit-master, Stephen Scott, who has a great selection of venison sausage to serve with BBQ chicken and fixings.

Men’s Ministry is new to our congregation, and it is focused on growing disciples through fellowship and service. The fellowship that this ministry offers is the launch point of what we want to provide for the men of FUMC Longview. Men of all ages gather each month, except July, to bowl and have lunch. But, the month of May is our big event for the ministry at Double E Ranch! It's sure to be a fun time, complete with kayaking, skeet shooting, fishing, and so much more.

Not only does the Men's Ministry offer fun and fellowship for our men, but we participate in several outreach and mission opportunities within Longview and our church. In April, our Men's Ministry event was building Beds of Hope during Love Does. We made many beds for foster children in the East Texas area. There are two additional mission days ahead in July and December where our men will gather to help Newgate Ministry.

So, keep an eye on The Voice and the church website for monthly Men’s Ministry events at FUMC Longview! This ministry is such a great way to meet new friends, have a great time hanging out with other Christian men, and find a place to grow as a man of God in mission. The May 18th day retreat is a great place to start for those who haven't joined us in past events. We hope to see you there, and please don't hesitate to contact me at nfirmin@longviewfumc.org with any questions you may have about the retreat, or about the Men's Ministry in general.
God bless,

Pastor Nathan
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Youth Ministry Meetings for Sunday, May 5

3:00 PM - For current 5th through 8th graders that are interested in or are already registered for Big House - our middle school mission trip to Baytown, TX on July 11 - 14. Parents please attend this meeting too!

4:00 PM - For students and adult leaders registered for S.O.S. mission trip to Memphis, TN. Parents are welcome to join their children for this meeting.

5:00 PM - For all participants attending the Belize mission trip; attendance is mandatory.

All meetings will be in the Youth Activity Room In the youth wing. Please enter through North Parking Lot doors by the playground.
Reading First is still going strong!
This past week, Bocca Sue Rambo read "Little Red Hen" to the children of South Ward Elementary.
Donations for Asbury House

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

In May they are collecting laundry supplies!

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!
FREE Easter Cantata CDs
An audio recording of this year's Easter Cantata is available to pick up in the church office!

The CD is free, but donations are always thankfully accepted.
Life Together at FUMC Longview
Welcome new members Joel and Katie Herrington to our church family!
Congratulations to Payton Herrington and Sadie Tageson on their confirmation. We are so happy to have them as official members of FUMC Longview. Payton is a senior at Hallsville HS and Sadie is in 7th grade at Pine Tree.
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