First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
May 8, 2019
Children's Sunday School is a long-standing tradition that our church upholds. Children ages 2 years old through 5th grade have the opportunity to learn stories from the Bible and the love of Christ each Sunday morning thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who have taught throughout the years and this year. 

It is such an honor to be working with the children here at the church where I grew up. I am so excited about the growth that is happening in our church and our children's ministry, and I am doubly excited to be able to share with you the opportunity to teach some of our youngest disciples. 

With the growth in our church, I need your help to ensure that our children are empowered with God's word. We need 36 Sunday School teachers for the 2019-2020 school year to volunteer to teach our children once a month. We have a fantastic curriculum by Sparkhouse that is prepared for you each time you teach. You will also have someone to help you teach; however, you don't have to have a teaching buddy or any prior teaching experience in order to sign up! You just need a love for Christ and a love His children. 

We have been blessed with a dedicated group of Sunday School teachers and Wednesday night volunteers this school year. Our schedule allows you to be involved in the children's ministry and continue to attend your Sunday School class. 

The children need you! It says in Revelation: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news."

Please prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry. To sign up, you can contact me ( lbuchanan@longviewfumc.org ) or the church office at 903-753-4463. What a blessing you will be to the children. 

Blessings,

Loren Buchanan, Children's Director
Where are you connected?
Our Easter Season Sermon Series will be "Visions and Voices" based on the Book of Acts. This series will focus on how we faithfully respond to God and reject other destructive pulls on our lives.
Click the link below for more information and to register for the Men's Ministry Retreat on May 18!

Congratulations to our 2019 High School Senior graduates! Each Senior received an ESV Study Bible as a gift at Senior Recognition Sunday.

Also, a special thank you to Janice Barnett for taking such wonderful group and family photos for our Seniors this Sunday!
Click the Senior Recognition Sunday logo to view more about each graduating Senior and their plans for after High School!
Reading First is still going strong!
This past week, Becky Berry read "The Wonkey Donkey" 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
We were blessed to welcome a family of long-time visitors as members of our church family this past Sunday in our 8:30 Faith Matters worship service. Joseph, Rachel, Kara, and Grant Schultz - welcome to FUMC Longview!
The Davidson Foundation Lecture Series - May 11
Saturday, May 11 is the semi-annual Davidson Foundation Lecture Series event at Davidson Chapel in Diana, TX. This lecture series is composed of several educational lectures about the state of political and religious freedom in the United States.

Distinguished speakers include Texas State Historian Monte Monroe, and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht. A complimentary fried catfish luncheon will be served after the lecture.

The FUMC Longview church bus is providing transportation for the first 14 people to sign up in the church office. The bus will depart at 9:30 AM from the north parking lot of the church.

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