This Week – Wednesday, August 14, 2022
Sunday, August 14th
Luke 12:49-56
Flowers for Sunday
The flower arrangement on the altar is given in loving memory of Earl and Ann Marshall by Greg and Esther Milam.
Adult Ministry Team Meeting
THIS Sunday at 11am
Adults of all ages, join us for our second Adult Ministries Team meeting. We will be focusing on two potential new Sunday School classes/Small Groups and the use of the 11:00 hour on Sunday mornings. Please let Jessica know if you need childcare. We will meet in the Religion for Life classroom from 11am-12pm. Join us!

First Methodist Kids Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Hallie McCallum! Hallie currently serves as the Chairperson for our Children's Ministry Team. Hallie is married to Casey, and they have two children, Lauren (3rd grade) and Parker (preschool). When Hallie is not serving our church as a 4th and 5th grade Sunday School leader, you might find her at work as a dental hygienist or traveling and spending time with her family. Thank you for your leadership, Hallie! All of us First Methodist Kids LOVE you!
Acolyte Interest Meeting and Training
Would you like to serve as an acolyte or crucifer during worship? Come learn all about this special way of serving your church on Sunday, August 28th at 11am in the sanctuary! Parents are encouraged to stay and learn about the details, as well. Please let Jessica know if you need childcare for your littles during the meeting.
Join us for the 9 o'clock hour on Sundays!
Been thinking about having your child(ren) attend a Sunday School Class or small group? We have a GREAT time on Sunday mornings learning and fellowshipping with each other. Come upstairs to the Gathering Room at 9, and we will take your child(ren) to their class! And parents, we would love to help you get plugged into a group of your own! Come see us!
Upcoming Lessons
August 14th: Back to School: Always Be Prepared
August 21st: Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
August 28th: God Speaks to Me: 1, 2, 3
Throughout the month of August, our youth will be meeting in the homes of some of our church families for an opportunity to play some games, have some devo time, and break bread together. If you would like more information contact Adam.
The Book Club

Our book for August is Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer. Niki Shires will be leading that discussion.

September book - Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson-Calista Joyce

October - Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

November - The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout-Joy Merriweather
- Congregational Care Notes -

Sympathy is extended to the family of Patricia Warren who died on August 4th. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 14th at Smith and Son's North Chapel at 4:00PM with visitation beginning at 3:00PM.

· Jerri Sue Maxwell

· Craig Stallings

· Frank Bratcher - Dave Bratcher's father in hospice

· Ava Jane Saliba

· Joyce Sanders

· Georgia Roth

· Roanne Nace

· Marty and Al Noles

· Ed Labry

· Elizabeth Vaughn-Neely

· Virginia Byrum

If you need to reach out to our Congregational Care Team, please contact Jan Kelley at the church office: 731-422-4002 or send an e-mail her way.