Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (November 2015)


Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World


Thanksgiving Basket


We are putting together a basket for a family in need.  A Ham and Turkey will be purchased with Social Concerns funds.  


Everyone is invited to help by bringing canned goods and all the trimmings to complete the basket.


Men's Breakfast

Men's Breakfast

Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 8:30 AM in the Fellowhsip Hall


Please join us for a great hour of Christ-filled fellowship, laughter, spiritual devotion and prayer, along with some awesome food!  Come learn more about how to get more involved with upcoming Eylau UMC events. Invite a friend to join you for the best breakfast in town! 


For more information contact: Don Petty




This year the district will conduct two Charge Conference meetings in the north and south portions of our district; with special speaker, Rev. Dr. Elijah Stansell.  


Our Charge Conference will be held

@ Red Bayou UMC in New Boston,

Saturday, Nov 14 @ 10 AM



ALL Eylau UMC members

 are welcome and encouraged to be in attendance. 


 See you there!





A New Heaven and New Earth: The Book of Revelation Revisited

by Reverend Paula J Behrens


(Fellowship Hall)

Wednesdays @ 7 PM

You are welcome to join in the fun!



8-     The Victory Belongs to God (11/11/2015)

9-     Seals, Trumpets and Bowls (11/18/2015)

 Thanksgiving Interlude

10-     Silence in Heaven (12/2/2015)

11-     The Two Beasts and Babylon (12/9/2015)

12-     A New Heaven and New Earth (12/16/2015)


We have taken a look at the visions of Daniel, the apocalyptic writings in the Gospels and now we are into the Book of Revelation!




You are invited to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 24 at 7 PM (details upcoming).  The service is sponsored by the Liberty-Eylau Ministerial Association.  All are welcome.


Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!  Give thanks to Him; bless His name! (Psalm 100:4)


Happy Birthday! 


7 Aleesha Wooten

7 Richard Glenn Turner

10 Lula Rhyne

12 Delma Kidd

12 Gracie Carr

16 Elaine Patterson

18 Robert Kidd

30 Dura (Dude) Purifoy





View the current sermon HERE!



Join us for a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 21, in the parking lot of Eylau UMC from 10 AM to 3 PM.  We are looking for a GREAT pot of chili!  Fill out an Entry Registration form today to compete for a prize.





Applications must be completely filled out, printed and received by the church no later than November 18, 2015, if sent through the US Post Office.


Applications may also be submitted through the church website, however, they must also be received by the church no later than November 18, 2015.


Contact Information: Don Petty @ 214 808-5280


FIRST PLACE . . . $250

SECOND PLACE . . . $100

THIRD PLACE . . . $50



Even if you don’t want to bring a pot of chili, you can still come and be a taster!  Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun day at the church!



1. Entry fee is $20

2. Applicants must supply own stove and/or hotplate(s) and all utensils needed to prepare and serve chili.  A limited number of trash cans are available; however, liners, sampling cups, spoons and napkins will be provided by Eylau UMC.  And a limited number of tables are available for serving use, please let us know if you will need one as indicated on the application.

3. Applicants must supply their own ingredients.  These ingredients must also be displayed in writing for the judges on the serving tables used, especially for those with food allergies.

4. All applicants are required to be set up and cooking by 10:00 AM on location.

5. All entries will be judged at 1:00 PM with awards being announced at 3:00 PM.

6. Winning applicants must be present to accept awards as they are announced.

7. All applicants are responsible for cleaning their cooking and serving areas before leaving the facility.  This includes bagging their trash.

8. *** Please call Don Petty @ 214-808-5280 concerning the availability of a TABLE or ELECTRICAL, as we have a limited supply, only. ***




It is time to get your Christmas Child boxes ready!  Boxes are waiting for you in the Fellowship Hall.  Please return the filled boxes to the church by Sunday, Novermber 15.  Thanks!


 The UM Women will pick-up the cost of $7 per box.



Eylau United Methodist Women


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 


Remember to bring your filled Thank Bank to worship on Sunday, November 22.  The World Thank Offering is one of the five channels of Mission Giving through United Methodist Women that makes a difference, every day, in the lives of women, children and youth around the world. It is an opportunity for each of us to share in an "attitude of gratitude", by making gifts out of gratitude for God's abundance, and in celebration of the joys of life.


The Eylau United Methodist Women will meet again on Monday, December 14 @ 6:30 PM. 


If you wish to join United Methodist Women, you may do so by attending one of our meetings.




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3rd Sunday Meal


Our next Fellowship meal will be Sunday, November 15 - a Special Thanksgiving celebration!  See you there.





- Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

- Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

- Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

- Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

- Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

- Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

- Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference (Author unknown).


Let us remember to be thankful for all that we have, all that we are, and all that we can learn as God walks with us, leading and guiding us, during this season of Thanksgiving.


Grace & Peace,

Pastor Paula




A priest told the children of his parish they could come trick-or-treating at the rectory, but only if they dressed up as a saint. So a group arrived on the eve of All Saints’ Day: one dressed as St. Anthony, one as St. Joseph, another in a St. Clare costume — and then a child dressed as a dog.

“My boy,” exclaimed the priest, “you were supposed to come as a saint.”

“I did!” replied the child. “I’m St. Bernard.”



Next Fellowship meal will be November 15!


Join us for a special Thanksgiving meal.



Liturgists for November


 1 - Don Petty

 8 - Max Harris

15 - Carol Stoner

22 - Jewel Sullivan

29 - Elizabeth Allison


* Please let the pastor know if you would like your name added to the Alternate liturgist list.


 Newsletter Preparation

 Newsletter Volunteer Day is November 18 @ 10:30AM 





To see which Committees you will be serving on visit this link and click "LEADERSHIP"







• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM


• Prayer Meeting @ 10 AM (Check Calendar)


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

• Revelation Bible Study @ 7 PM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


Special dates


• All Saints' Day, November 1, 2015

• Daylight-Saving Time ends, November 1, 2015

• Men's Breakfast, November 8, 2015

• Church Council Meeting, November 8, 2015

• Finance Meeting, November 10, 2015

• Veterans Day, November 11, 2015

• Charge Conference, November 14, 2015

• Thanksgiving Meal, November 15, 2015

Newsletter Volunteer Day, November 18, 2015

• Chili Cook-Off, November 21, 2015

• UMW Thank Banks, November 22, 2015

• Community Thanksgiving Service, November 24, 2015

• Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015

• First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015

• Noisy Offering, November 29, 2015