First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
October 2, 2019
John Wesley's Sermons Revisited and Reinterpreted

John Wesley is the founder of the Methodist expression of Christianity. His sermons are part of the doctrinal heritage of our faith and still guide us in important ways toward faithfulness. This month we are going to be revisiting and reinterpreting some of Wesley’s sermons for our annual focus on discipleship.

I am amazed at how many of the things that Wesley addressed are still pertinent and timely today. I hope that you will join me in this series as we make connections with our faith heritage and connect it with our current call to discipleship in Jesus Christ.

We will begin this series this Sunday as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. We will come to the Lord’s Table with our brothers and sisters across the globe. This signifies the depth and breadth of God’s reach through The Lord’s Table as we explore the meaning of The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, as a means of God’s grace availed to us through this sacrament of the church. Symbolic visuals and special music are planned to make this a meaningful time of worship together.

Come and share with us at The Lord’s Table as we share that table with our worldwide community of faith. Make this journey of discipleship with us as we explore Wesley’s wisdom as interpreted for our world today. Use this opportunity to grow in your personal and communal discipleship as we, the Body of Christ, here at FUMC seek to be A Beacon of Hope for All.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Jay
Where are you connected?
Worship 2Gether begins this Sunday!
Youth, join us in the Faith Center at 10:45 AM for Faith Matters worship. We'll then go to lunch. Location is TBA.
Congratulations to the Killingsworth family!
On September 25, 2019, Lee and Allison Killingsworth formally adopted their daughter, Kyli Beal, into their family. Judge Tim Womack, presided over the joyous event.
The Killingsworths also have daughter, Alyssa. Grandparents are Pack and Ann Killingsworth.
Congratulations to Drew Beltran!
Drew Beltran was awarded the Dave Campbell Texas Football Scholarship for Athlete of the Week this past Friday at the Lobo game!
He was awarded $250 in scholarship money.
Reading First is going strong!
Last week at Reading First, Rio the horse and Lisa Sobey visited to wrap up our theme on animals for September!
Donations for Asbury House

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

In October they are collecting paper!

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!
Kidz Connect Choir Update

The two Kidz Connect Choirs are making excellent progress at our Wednesday afternoon rehearsals! Our first performance in worship will be on Sunday, October 20 (10:45 AM Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary). The second performance will be on Sunday, November 17. Please save the dates!

Copies of the songs and recordings will be shared on the internet so that parents can access (and download) these resources on computers, tablets, and cell phones. Please help your child learn the songs at home and ensure that they are fully prepared for October 20.

We are so happy your child is with us singing and praising God through the gift of music! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the children’s choir program at FUMC Longview.

Paul Roberts
Director of Music & Fine Arts
Life Together at FUMC Longview
Join us for Wednesday night dinners, where Chef Michelle and her staff are sure to whip up a delicious meal!
October Menu

October 2
To start: Salad
Meal: Chicken dumplings, green beans, carrots, and rolls
Dessert: Banana pudding
Drinks: Tea and coffee

October 9
To start: Salad
Meal: BBQ Chicken, squash, broccoli, and rolls
Dessert: Cheesecake
Drinks: Tea and coffee

October 16
To start: Salad
Meal: Hamloaf, squash, broccoli, and rolls
Dessert: Cheesecake
Drinks: Tea and coffee

October 23
To start: Salad
Meal: Spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread
Dessert: Brownies
Drinks: Tea and coffee

October 30
Meal: Hot dogs with chili cheese and chips
Dessert: Cookies
Drinks: Tea and coffee
If you or someone you know is sick or hospitalized and is unable to attend worship with us, please let us know!

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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