First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
September 8, 2021
It seems like we have been planning this forever, but Terrific Tuesday finally arrived! Twenty-five students from Bailey Elementary and Bramlette Elementary arrived at Wesley McCabe for one and a half hours of fun. Students began with snacks provided by UMW of First United Methodist Church, and then they divided into three groups for rotations of art, reading, science, and a Bible story. Our fifth graders are participating in a semester-long cooking program learning about nutrition, safety, and of course, how to cook. They will be planning our Thanksgiving Feast later in the semester.

This program happened because the members of FUMC dared to dream, and then you put a lot of work into making that dream happen. The dream began with the question, "what if we had the opportunity to engage in ministry on the southside of Longview?" When the opportunity presented itself in the form of a building with a heritage of serving, you accepted that dream and turned it into a reality. Many hours of clean-up and renovation led by our Facilities Team transformed the building into classrooms for Terrific Tuesday and other ministries. The youth spent countless hours painting, mowing, and moving items, while others decorated, planned lessons, and volunteered in so many capacities. Julie Moon, Mary Greenwaldt, Jana Pritchett, Norma Bruce, and Cheyenne Bussey have put together lessons for each segment, recruited volunteers, and decorated classrooms, and of course, Janice Crane has gifted us with her enthusiasm and love for children (she and Peggy Woods lead our 5th-grade group). Brandon Cernetisch helped with all the technical components, and Stephen Scott stepped in to cover all the odd jobs. As I write this, I know I will neglect to mention someone, but your help and vision are a part of our dream to be a beacon of hope for all.
 
We are off to a great start, but there is still more to do! We will begin sign-ups for Spring semester volunteers in October, so look for more information coming soon.

In Christ,
Pastor Romnie
Here are a few pictures from day 1 of Terrific Tuesday!
Where are you connected?
It's not too late to join us for Wednesday Night Live! Click here to view week 1 of Pastor Jay & Pastor David's studies.
Since July, we have returned to a more traditional communion service, although we still offer sealed communion elements in the pews. Have you ever thought about assisting with communion service at our Ascension (8:30) or Beacon (10:45) Sanctuary Worship services? Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. Areas of service include assisting the pastors during the communion service at either worship service as well as preparing the elements and set-up of the altar. If you are interested in this area of service, please contact the church office at 903-753-4463 or email Stancy Simpson at stancysimpson77@gmail.com for more information.
Children's WNL Details

WNL continues this evening for children ages Pre-K to 5th grade. We are so excited to meet this fall on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, September 1 - November 10. We will be learning about taking initiative, launching into action, and how we are God's custom creations.

Be sure to pre-order your child's Chick-fil-A dinners by noon each Tuesday (see the flyer below for more details). Check-in will be in the North Foyer at 6:00 PM. Children will enjoy music, dinner, and group activities. Pick up will be in the North Foyer at 7:30 PM.

We're excited to see you on Wednesdays for faith, fun, and fellowship! For more information, contact Jana at jana@lvfumc.org or 903-753-4463.
We still need volunteers for WNL!
We need weekly volunteers each Wednesday for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade from September 1 - November 10. You will guide small groups of children from 6:20-7:30 PM. Please click the button below to sign up! The kids will be happy to see you and you will be blessed to be a vital part of our Children's Ministry!
All children in grades 2-5 are invited to participate as an acolyte during Beacon Worship. Parents, please check your calendars and click here to sign your acolyte(s) up to serve! This will allow us to print their names in the bulletin each Sunday. Email Jana at jana@lvfumc.org with questions.
Women's Bible Study- Epic of Eden: Jonah
Join us on Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 AM beginning September 16 in the Heritage Room.

This 8-week study will be taught by Clair Manning. The cost of the workbook is $16.

Call the church office to sign up or for more details at 903-753-4463.
What does it mean to be chosen?
The FUMC Men’s Discipleship Group meets every Thursday for lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM in Nicholson Chapel.

The group is starting a new study on the hit TV series The Chosen. Each week the group watches an episode of The Chosen. Then, the episode is discussed along with Bible reading. The Chosen Interactive Bible Study book is also used allowing the group to dive more deeply into each episode as we explore the life of Jesus. A Chick-fil-A lunch is offered.

Please contact Jerrod Allen at 903-399-8862 with questions. Please come if available.

Click here to view a 1-minute video to learn more!
Life Together at FUMC Longview
Welcome, new members!
Bill and Linda McClellan joined FUMC this past Sunday by transfer of membership from Tennison UMC in Mt. Pleasant. Welcome to the church family, McClellans!
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 info@lvfumc.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