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,

In the past few years, the name “Pixar” has become associated with creative, challenging and (some might say) risky film experiments. Who would have thought that we could care so much about the romantic life of a trash compactor robot (WALL-E) in dystopian America or be so emotionally invested in an intergenerational adventure to South America featuring a lonely elderly widower and an earnest, but tent-challenged, young boy scout (Up)?  

But in 2010, Pixar began working on perhaps their most ambitious, and hard to explain, experiment – how to depict what is going on in the ever-dynamic neuropsychological interworking’s of an 11 year old girl during a cross-country life transition? Can you imagine trying to pitch that idea to the Pixar finance office? Well, five years later yet another Pixar creative gamble paid off. This Sunday will feature the last movie in our Everyday Heroes Summer Movie Series, Inside Out, and explore how everyday hero Riley navigated a challenging season in her life with the help of her God-given emotions. In so doing, we will explore one of the most mystifying passages of Scripture in the Bible (doesn’t that sound intriguing) as a window into how to navigate the challenging season we are in with the help of God and our God-given emotions. Don’t miss watching this Oscar-winning movie or Facebook Live worship this Sunday morning at 9:30 or 11.

Speaking of experiments, this Sunday August 2, 8-8:30 am we will launch our RISE UP worship service at the outdoor amphitheater area on the west side of the Ministry Center. After consulting with our Medical Professionals Advisory group along with our Regathering Team, we believe that an outdoor service is a way to regather in worship while at the same time do our part in minimizing risk to our community and work against the spread of Covid-19 as we follow health department protocols. So bring your own lawn chair/blanket , bug spray , and 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 as Pastor Beth preaches. Please pre-register here by Friday midnight so we can prepare for this special time together. The church building will not be open but our hearts will be receptive to God and to one another in the first experience of FUMC gathered worship in almost 5 months. I hope to see you Sunday at 8:00 am.

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Tom

P.S. We will also be “extending the communion table” after the 9:30 and 11 am worship service. Drive through communion will be available in the parking lot/porta cache on the east side of the Sanctuary building from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm. Please enter the east parking lot by the Bethel School Road entrance ( see complete guidelines and instructions below ). Much grace, peace and health to you all!
Sunday
Join us for Online Worship this Sunday, August 2

Everyday Heroes - Inside Out
Psalm 137:1-8

8:00 am: Rise Up Worship ( must pre-register: see note in Tom's article )
9:30 am: Traditional Worship on Facebook Live
11:00 am: Elevate Modern Worship on Facebook Live

Remember to click on LIKE to let us know that you are participating.
We encourage you as an individual or a family unit to dialogue
more about the sermon through this helpful curriculum guide .
Click here to watch the July 26 Traditional service or
click here for Elevate service.
Holy Communion This Sunday
 
We will be offering Holy Communion after each online service . Pastors Tom, Beth and Sumesh will consecrate the elements during worship, and then the prepacked bread and cup will be available following the services. We invite you to enter the east parking lot from Bethel School Road following the online traditional service at 10:15 am and following the online modern service at 11:45 am (elements offered until 12:15 pm). Please read the guidelines and instructions below.
 
At the parking lot entrance, a volunteer will greet you and guide you in the process. There will be two lanes in which all traffic will go in the same direction (north)
  1. The closest lane to the Sanctuary will be for those who want to park in the north end of the parking lot (adjacent to the playground) to walk up to the covered east Sanctuary entrance and kneel and take communion as a family, or single person. Please wear a mask to and from the table and respect 6ft social distance applicable for all who do not reside with you.
  2. The furthest lane from the Sanctuary will be for those who want to drive through to pick up consecrated communion elements under the pop-up canopy and take them home.
  3. All vehicles will then exit from the northwest exit of the main sanctuary parking lot.
 
Note: If you would like to have the elements delivered to your house after the service, please reply to this email by 10:30 am Sunday.
Ongoing
Z OOM Coffee with the Pastors

Weekly on Wednesday from 10:30-11:00 am. Just an informal time to catch up a bit with others in the congregation. Hope to see you then. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85999851651?pwd=RkRRSThCd09Jd2FSbnRkTjh0Mkg0QT09
Meeting ID: 859 9985 1651
Password: 212017
Children's Sunday School

Join Kathy Braem for a Zoom meeting at 10:30 am on Sunday.
Meeting ID: 767 1685 7415
Password: 1JbrhY
Upper Room
 
If you would like a copy of the July/August Upper Room , limited quantities are available in the Rosenburg Chapel.
Special Opportunities
Virtual Summer Music Camp Opportunity August 3-7! 

We hope you will join us for a music and arts “at-home” camp geared toward families with preschool/elementary-aged children that will incorporate music, art, nature, play and worship! We will be using the curriculum “In the Image” a Music and Arts Faith-Formation Experience by Mark Burrows. Activities are self-paced and can be completed on your own time. Sign up by TODAY to receive the supply packet.
 
The creative, fun activities are designed to go along with a family’s daily rhythm. Activities will include:
  • A Bible Beat to begin the day with purpose.
  • A simple, open-ended art project to do whenever children and parents are feeling inspired.
  • A nature devotion to share during outdoor play.
  • A game to engage that pre-meal energy (or to play any time of the day!).
  • A family worship experience to end the day, or begin the day, or whenever you feel like it!
  • And a musical soundtrack to accompany any type of activity.
 
We hope you and your family will join us as we discover what it means to be created in the image of God by embracing our inherent creative abilities, seeing the the good in things, taking responsibility to care for creation, creating community and valuing rest.
 
We will meet by Zoom each morning at 9:30 am, August 3-7, to “kick-off” our day of camp! If you can’t join us at 9:30, no worries, you and your family can still go through the activities.
 
Sign up today by emailing Deanna Goodman, FUMC Children’s Music Coordinator, at dgoodman@fumccoppell.org .
Backpack Tags

Calling all artists! This school year is going to start like no other. One thing that will be the same is our annual backpack tag. In order to make this possible, we need some awesome designs. Our verse: Romans 8:31- "If God is for us, who can be against us".

Write the verse on a 3x5 card and then illustrate the verse. Scan and email your design to kbraem@fumccoppell.org by August 17.
Caregiving Heroes
The mission of Caregiving Heroes is to provide support and education to family and friends in our community who are assisting loved ones with aging or other concerns. 

Our next virtual meeting will be Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm. Caregiving Heroes continues to hold monthly virtual meetings aimed at supporting family caregivers. Virtual meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm. Get a link to join the meeting from the monthly Heroes email or by joining the Caregiving Heroes Coppell Facebook group.  The Facebook group allows members to ask caregiving questions, share resources and news, and find support at any time. For questions or to receive Heroes emails, contact Marilyn Horton at CaregivingHeroesGroup@gmail.com

Click here for the newsletter.
Upcoming
It’s Time for Golf!

This year’s United Methodist Men (UMM) Bob Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament will be Sunday, September 13 at Bear Creek Golf Club with a shotgun start at 1 pm. Click here to register for the tournament.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 9. Please register as early as possible to help with final planning. Full refunds will be available for any cancellations prior to the registration deadline. Questions? Email steve_moomau@yahoo.com .
Due to COVID-19 this year’s tournament will be different than prior years to ensure the safety of all participants. More information about about “What to Expect” is available if you click on the registration link above.
Missions
August Mission of Month

The goal of the Coppell Cares Weekend Backpack Program is to help eliminate food insecurity for the children who attend CISD schools. This program, under the Coppell Cares umbrella, provides nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack items to eligible CISD children (and siblings) to feed these children over the weekend during the school year when they are not receiving meals at school.

We WILL need help assembling/packing the weekend backpack items this year as Kids in Mission may not be meeting regularly at the start of the school year. Adult volunteers deliver bins of the bags to each participating CISD school who distribute the bag to each child to take home on Fridays. Signup Genius links will be provided when we know more about this fall's school schedule and model.
 
Approximately $10,000 is needed to enable this program for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for your support in helping to achieve our goal of eliminating food insecurity. Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “WBPK” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 73256 with subject line as FUMCC. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.Contact Sally McCurdy at sallymccurdy@verizon.net .
Christian Community Action (CCA) continues to need the following items to restock their shelves. You can drop off items in the tan bin located in the hall by the Rosenburg Chapel entrance.
  • canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • oatmeal
  • hamburger helper meal packets
  • spaghettios with meat balls
  • canned ravioli
Sack Summer Hunger

Due to the delay in school start date, we are adding another week to SSH.
Direct questions about the teams to Julia Moomau at 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 CC Food programs.
Urgent pantry needs in response to COVID-19 pandemic:
  • canned fruit
  • dried beans
  • mac & cheese
  • rice
  • diapers
  • laundry & dish soap

Click here for a complete list of needs. Food items can be dropped off at the church in the green bin located in the hall by the Rosenburg Chapel.

$1 = 3 meals
Make a monetary donation directly to Metrocrest at metrocrestservices.org/idonate.php
Volunteers Needed

Metrocrest Services is still operating during regular business hours and is in need of volunteers to assist the food pantry and food box assembly so they can continue to serve our neighbors in need during this difficult time.

  • Food Pantry - Click here for more information and to register.
  • Food Box Assembly - Click here for more information and to register.
Student Ministry
The goal of Student Ministries during this summer is to give your students the chance to get to come together to learn and have fun, but need your help. Students are asked to follow all rules put in place by Student Ministries so activities don't have to go back to all being online. Even though sports, scouts and camps are allowing students to come together and not always be socially distant, extra care must be taken as the church is called to do no harm.

More information can be found in this week's Student Ministry full newsletter.
What time works for you on Sundays?
                                           
We're planning on just doing one thing a week on Sundays and will be on zoom, but we want to know what time works best for everyone. The morning option will be combined. Other times will be split into middle/high school. We can also do middle school in the am and high school in the pm if that's how the votes go. Click here to read more and take the survey.
Coming Soon

We are going to have a Parent advisory meeting on August 9 at 5 pm! This is a great time for us to get feedback and discuss with parents about what fall will look like, and what your kids need/want from their ministry.
Adult Ministry
Learning Groups and Life Groups

During this time of social distancing and building closure, many of the groups are meeting by zoom, or outside at a place that can accommodate the social distancing in relationship to the size of the group. Knowing that some of you need the learning and/or the fellowship, We want to encourage you to find a group that will help you develop in your faith as a disciple of Christ. Please contact the following people:

Learning Groups – Terry Settle at sasharags@aol.com
Life Groups – Steve and Julia Moomau at steve_moomau@yahoo.com