Weekly e-newsletter
Our Mission: 
Grow in God's grace. Love with all our heart. Serve with all our strength. 
A Word from
Pastor Sumesh and Pastor Beth
Dear Friends in Christ,
 
This Sunday we begin a new Sermon Series called Life in the Vine. This series is based on the theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It is based on John 15:1-17 where Jesus refers to himself as the Vine and his disciples as the branches meant to bear fruit to bring glory to the Father. Jesus gave the picture of the Vine to describe his life with his disciples and their lives in relation to each other. We begin this Sunday by focusing on Jesus welcoming us all to share in relationship with him and in his Kingdom work of love and compassion and in turn to welcome others to it and welcome true friendship with all who love Jesus. Please join us this summer in worship either in-person in the Ministry Center or live-streamed on the church Facebook page at the 9.30 am Blended Service as we discover what it means to be alive in Christ and to bear fruit that will last.

Plans are being made for a very special July 4th celebration! We will gather for worship at The Sound in Cypress Waters (the same place we met for our Easter Service) at 9 am followed by a time for breakfast together and then the Patriotic Pops led by the Music Ministry of our church. Please make plans to join us for this special time. We will not be having the 8 am Rise Up Service and the One-Room Schoolhouse that day.
 
Our gathered time of Sunday learning during summer is on for 6th Grade to adults joining us in-person for worship and are not meeting in their Learning Groups or are new to our church. The One-Room Schoolhouse will be held from 10:45 to 11:30 am after the Blended Service in the Ministry Center. This is an opportunity to dig deeper into the Scripture and the sermon preached on it that day. We request you to please pregister (link here) so that the required arrangements can be made for those attending. For children Pre-K there will be nursery care provided and K-5th Grade will meet with Ms Kathy Braem in the Ministry Center Patio.
 
We look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Sumesh and Pastor Beth
 
P.S. For the first time in over a year, the United Methodist Men will gather for breakfast on Saturday, June 19th at 8 am on the Ministry Center Patio.
 
P.P.S. Continue to be in prayer for our children this week as they explore Adventure Island in Vacation Bible School. Also be in prayer for our students on their mission trip this week with the UM Army.
Sunday
Join us in Worship
this Sunday, June 13

“Life in the Vine"
Welcome

Mark 6:30-44 (NRSV)
8:00 am Rise Up worship on patio at Ministry Center

9:30 am blended worship is available in-person
(Ministry Center) and via Facebook live stream.

Sunday morning, to check in and send prayer requests,
text FUMCC to 94000.
One-Room Schoolhouse

Sunday mornings from 10.45 to 11.30 am in the Ministry Center. All ages are welcome from 6th Grade to Adult. Join us in a journey of deeper understanding of what God is telling us in our individual lives and in the life of our church through a time of discussing the Sunday Sermon. Whether you have questions seeking answers for greater clarity or want to know more on the background of the Scripture or want to share your thoughts on how to apply it, this will be an interesting time of interactive learning for all who attend. Click here to register.

Also, at the same time, children K-5th grade will meet with Ms. Kathy Braem & Co on the Ministry Center Patio with nursery care provided for Pre-K children.
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 am In-Person, Indoor Blended Worship in the Ministry Center. Click here to register.

You will receive a confirmation email (from eSPACE). NOTE: In-person services no longer require mask-wearing throughout the service. Currently seating is provided for those that choose not to wear a mask as well as those that choose to. At this time, due to the size of the Ministry Center auditorium, preregistration is still being requested.
8:00 am Rise Up Worship on Ministry Center Patio. Click here to register.

Join us at the outdoor amphitheater area on the west side of the Ministry Center. 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.
Upcoming
United Methodist Men ...

are planning a breakfast with speaker on Saturday, June 19 at 7:45 am on the Ministry Center Patio. Guest speaker will be Randy Horton, a former FBI agent.
Mark your calendars…..AGAIN!

The rain in May forced us to postpone and reschedule the FUMC Coppell Bob Boyles Memorial Golf Tournament. The rescheduled date for tournament is August 8 with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. We will still be playing at the Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch and the tournament format will remain the same. Registration has been reopened and you can register HERE. If any questions, email Shane Schulz at shaneschulz@verizon.net.
Children's Ministry
Cooking Camp 2021: Cooking Around the World

This year we will once again have some wonderful cooking demonstrations for you to view. Starting June 14 we will post one cooking video a day for you to watch, join in and enjoy the food. All of the recipes will be available for you to print and enjoy. Feel free to also share the videos so that more people can enjoy these wonderful dishes from around the world.
Music Camp

June 21-24, 9 am-12 pm
This year we are inviting children entering 3rd – 6th grade (Fall 2021) to come learn a musical. We will learn the musical, have snacks and get to know each other during this 4 day camp. As a celebration of what we learn, we will then perform at the end of our camp. If you have questions please feel free to contact Kathy Braem at kbraem@fumccoppell.org.

Click here to register. Note that space is limited.
Student Ministry
SUMMER CALENDAR is here!!

Be sure to check it out and put those dates on your own calendars. Further details including times and sign ups will sent out at a later date.
Missions
Mission of the Month

June’s mission of the month is Christian Community Action (CCA) Back to School Initiative. This program will give children backpacks, school supplies, 2 school outfits, and shoes. This year families will be served in the following schools: Lewisville ISD, Coppell ISD, Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD (Denton County portion), Argyle ISD, Frisco ISD (Denton County portion), Lake Dallas ISD, Little Elm ISD, Northwest ISD (Denton County portion).
 
Please consider a financial contribution. We can make financial donations go much further purchasing the needed items. The program costs $100 per student and CCA’s goal is to serve 1,200 students this fall. Help make this mission possible so that no child goes to school and not have the tools needed for a successful learning year! Click here to give online and select Mission of the Month for the fund, make checks payable to FUMC with memo “CCA” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text FUMCC to 73256. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.)
Project Transformation Volunteers Needed
 
Project Transformation (PT) is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, which provides both after-school and summer programs in underserved communities. FUMC Coppell participates in PT as a partner church by committing volunteer, financial, and spiritual resources. This year we will provide volunteers each day for two weeks of virtual reading one-on-one with children at Chapel Hill UMC. Financially, we will sponsor an intern, and provide dinners for interns. Spiritually, we will join with other partner churches to pray for PT’s ministry. 
 
FUMC Coppell will be virtually volunteering through Zoom the weeks of June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, 9:45 am - 12 noon each day. We need 5-7 volunteers for each day, Monday through Thursday. These can be the same or different volunteers each day which means you can sign up for as few as 1 day or as many as 8 days. All virtual volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, or 13-15 years old with a parent or guardian present during their volunteer shift.

Please signup using the GivePulse link below using the code “Coppell” when signing up. You will receive a confirmation email that includes a detailed volunteer orientation video. You must watch this video for detailed instructions on how to read virtually through Zoom using online books!
 
All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to have completed Ministry Safe training within the past two years. Once you have signed up and if your Ministry Safe training has expired, Kathy Baker will send you a link to Ministry Safe that must be completed by June 14th
 
The weekend before volunteering, volunteers will receive an individualized email from the volunteer coordinator at Chapel Hill UMC. This email will include the Zoom link for that site, the Google Drive folder for each child they will be reading with that includes the appropriate e-books, and a Google Form for them to complete after they have completed their volunteer shift. Please connect on Zoom at least 5 minutes early.
Sack Summer Hunger

We are excited to announce that Coppell Cares will be partnering with Coppell ISD for Sack Summer Hunger this summer. This program will provide CISD students or non-CISD children 18 and under with FREE meals through the summer. These are children and families who live in the Coppell school district (Coppell, south Lewisville, west Carrollton, Valley Ranch and North Irving). In the summer of 2020, we served 409 children from 181 families over 12 weeks.
 
Every Saturday morning from late May to August, volunteers will deliver a sack of food and a gallon of milk for each child to their family’s door. We will meet in the cafeteria parking lot at Austin Elementary School at 8:45 am in order to pickup food prepared by CISD. Each route will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

Click here to sign up.

Please reach out to Sally McCurdy at sallymccurdy@verizon.net, or Julia Moomau at julia_moomau@yahoon.com with any questions.
Adult Ministry
Providence Class enjoyed brunch with one another last Sunday at Ascension Coffee.