Weekly e-newsletter
Our Mission: 
Grow in God's grace. Love with all our heart. Serve with all our strength. 
A Word from Pastor Tom
Dear Friends in Christ,
 
Easter weekend is here! I invite you to experience these most meaningful Christian holy days through:

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion – available online tonight by 6 pm. Learn about the richness of the Jewish celebration of Passover and how Jesus’ disciple’s experienced Passover in a different way that first Holy Week. We invite you to have grape juice and bread ready at home in order to participate in communion at the conclusion of the service.
Good Friday “Tenebrae” Service in the Ministry Center at 7pm (in person and also online). In this service that recalls the darkness (‘tenebrae’) of Good Friday, we will commemorate the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ with your church family. If you are worshipping from home, have a candle and nail ready. To worship in person, please register here.
NEW! SUNRISE at the SOUND, 6:45 – 7:15 a.m. register here. Due to the overwhelming response to our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, we have added this inspiring SUNRISE option to provide additional space for potential community attendees at the later services. 

Remember to bring lawn chairs, mask and an attitude of expectancy as we celebrate the Risen Christ.
Easter at the SOUND, 9:30 register and 11 register (also by live-stream at 9:30 – no prerecorded services this Sunday).

Remember to come early and bring:
  • lawn chairs or comfy blankets to sit on in the grassy area,
  • masks
  • an attitude of expectancy as we celebrate the RISEN CHRIST at the SOUND with the Cypress Waters community.

Park street-side or in garages within a couple of blocks of the SOUND and come early to enjoy complimentary Ascension Coffee outside of their shop adjacent to the venue. Again, it will be a different kind of Easter, but it will be AMAZING (the weather is looking amazing as well – thanks be to God!).  I can’t wait to see you in person as we worship the Risen Christ together!
Yours Gratefully in Christ,
Tom
 
P.S. Many thanks to dozens of volunteers who delivered “Easter at the Sound” signs and Easter crosses this past week. Remember to keep the white side facing out until Easter morning, when we turn the sign to the “Christ is Risen” side, proclaiming Easter HOPE to our community!
 
P.P.S. Back by popular demand – RISE UP will be coming back Sunday, April 11 at 8 am. Join us for this informal, outdoor worship experience at the amphitheater adjacent to the Ministry Center.
Sunday
Join us in Worship
this Sunday, April 4

Easter

Who Do You Say That I Am?
“A Different Kind of Easter"

Mark 16:1-8 (NIV)
The Sound at Cypress Waters is a popular local outdoor venue. Remember to come early and bring lawn chairs or comfy blankets to sit on, masks and an attitude of expectancy as we celebrate the RISEN CHRIST at the SOUND with the Cypress Waters community. Park street-side or in garages within a couple of blocks of the SOUND and come early to enjoy complimentary Ascension Coffee outside of their shop adjacent to the venue.
6:45 am service.
9:30 am service.
11:00 am service.
9:30 am will be available via Facebook live stream.
Sunday morning, to check in and send prayer requests,
text EASTER to 94000.
We encourage you as an individual or a family unit to dialogue
more about the sermon through this helpful curriculum guide.
Worship Registration
9:30 In-Person, Indoor Blended Worship
Due to water damage in the Sanctuary, worship will be in the Ministry Center.

Registration is open weekly beginning Sunday. You will receive a confirmation email (from eSPACE). NOTE: In-person service requires mask-wearing and preregistration (for communication in case someone tests positive for Covid-19.)
Sunday April 11, we will again offer our RISE UP worship service at the outdoor amphitheater area on the west side of the Ministry Center at 8 am. Bring your own lawn chair/blanket and bug spray, backyard umbrella for the sun, and prepare to physically distance/mask up as we RISE UP in an informal time of singing, praying and hearing God’s word. Registration is open weekly beginning on Sunday.
Lent
Resurrection Eggs ...

are a fun and different way to tell the Easter Story. Each egg contains an object that helps us understand a little more about the events that happened during Holy week leading up to Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Jesus. This is something that all can enjoy. The Resurrection Eggs are available in the hall by the Rosenburg Chapel.
Weekly
Weekly ZOOM Meetings
 
Pastor Tom's Bible Study - Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. Click here.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study - Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Click here.
Upcoming
Meeting on Wednesday,
April 7 at 7 pm.
Caregiving Heroes

Family caregivers assisting loved ones as they age ultimately deal with end of life issues. At the virtual April meeting, retired hospice nurse Lorna Bell will explain hospice services, when hospice should be called in, and what to look for when choosing a hospice provider. Her uplifting examples of end of life stories should prove comforting.

Contact CaregivingHeroesGroup@gmail.com to ask for a link to the Zoom meeting or ask to join the Caregiving Heroes Coppell Facebook group.
Grief & Healing Support Group

A six-week support group for persons who have experienced the painful death of a loved one. It is designed to help individuals work through the grief process, grow through the loss, and find support from others.
  • new group begins Sunday, April 18
  • 3 to 4:30 pm via ZOOM
  • $15 suggested donation for book, "How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies," by Theresa A. Rando
  • Led by Carol Sheer and Ron Harrison
Call the church office at 972-462-0471 to register.
The 2021 FUMC Coppell UMM Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, May 16. This years tournament we will be playing at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. Great course and amenities. Only a 10 minute further drive versus Bear Creek where we have held the tournament for the last several years.

Registration details to follow in April. Email Shane Schulz (shaneschulz@verizon.net) if any questions.
Student Ministry
More information and links can be found in this week's
Important Dates to Mark on your Calendars
 
April 17 - Coppell Dog Park Day
April 25 - Zoom Yoga Class
May 23 - End of Year games and movie night
 
NEXT WEEK Mission Trip info and sign ups will go out!
Camp Pike is being planned and is scheduled to happen this year. Lots of factors and details are being worked on, but we'd love to have your students join us on the mountain this year! Christy can try to answer any questions you may have. Registration is open: https://www.camppike.com/
Missions
March Mission of Month ...

is designated for Metrocrest Services/Sack Summer Hunger (SSH) Program. With the extended economic situation we expect many families will need help this summer. Metrocrest Social Services, our partner for this program, has not announced their plan for SSH 2021 as of yet. We are planning ahead so we can serve as many families as needed this summer.
You can HELP feed these families in multiple ways:
  • Support this mission with your donation dollars (click here to give online and select Mission of the Month for the fund, make checks payable to FUMC with memo “SSH” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text FUMCC to 73256. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.
  • Participate as a member for the Packing team. This team will pack groceries for the first week and last week of the summer program and as needed from May 27 through August 12 to pack supplemental food.
  • Participate as a member of the Delivery teams. These teams deliver food to families in the program on Saturdays, May 29-August 14.
Participate as a member of our Transport team. This group transports food from the sourcing location to FUMCC. It would be helpful for to have a large truck or SUV. This team will be scheduled as needed based on arrangements with local suppliers.

Questions about how to volunteer or how the process works can be sent to Julia Moomau, Julia_Moomau@yahoo.com. You can reach out to Sally McCurdy anytime at sallymccurdy@verizon.net, with general questions or for more information about any of our Community Food programs.
 
We look forward to working with you all to help eliminating food insecurity in our community especially in these unusual times. THANKS so MUCH for your help!
United Methodist Women
UMW & Friends continue to help both here and regionally.

Several of the circles and women's groups recently made Easter baskets for Christ's Foundry and Easter dinners.

On Easter, Christ's Foundry will have a small sunrise service in the parking lot and a main service in the afternoon at Lovers Lane. Rev. Amy Spaur said that the Easter baskets are an extra special blessing that will be passed out to the children and will be a huge lift to their spirits!