Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (October 2016)


Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World


Blessing of the Animals

Sunday Oct 9 @ 11 AM

God Loves the Animals!  In the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark, it is clear that God provided for the blessing of the animals just as for the blessing of people.  So, we thought it appropriate that we have a special Sunday set aside for the Blessing of the Animals. 


It is amazing how well the animals get along together in this setting, but we do encourage pet owners to bring their pets in carriers or on leashes.  It assures the owners that nothing is going to startle the animal or cause it to run away in a unknown setting. 


* Everyone is invited to bring items for the care of the animals at the Texarkana Animal shelter, such as:


Dog Food

Cat Food


Flea & Tick Shampoo


old towels

old blankets

old sheets

old pillowcases

old pillows


(see Elizabeth for more details).


The Blessing will be a part of our 11 AM worship service.



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Nursing Home Singing

@ 2 PM - 4th Sundays

We have a group of folks who gather at a local Nursing Home for a wonderful time of singing.  Won't you think about joining in this outreach ministry?  Talk with Laverne Ogden for more details.





04 Lana Akin

06 Shedera Combs

08 Lynn Payne

18 Nettie Evelyn Black

26 Lindsey Koenig

31 Tony Jones



View the current sermon HERE!


Giant Fundraiser!

Garage Sale - Bake Sale - Free Beans & Cornbread (on Saturday)

October 14 & 15


We are holding a Giant (Huge, Really, really BIG) Garage & Bake Sale to benefit Eylau United Methodist Church, Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15.  There will be something for everyone: children’s clothes & toys, adult clothes, kitchen, bathroom, living room stuff, furniture, small appliances, and knick-knacks galore — some used, some new.


So, now is the time.  Clean out those closets you have been putting off doing, also storage units too.  All donated items can be placed in the gym, on the left  side of the door.  We will have a sign up sheet for all those who would like to work setting up and/or during the sale.


If you have any items you’d like to donate, you need more information or you would like to donate an hour or two to this effort please contact:


Elizabeth Allison


Thank You for your service to our Lord!


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. 



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, November 13.  Thanks!


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


The next United Methodist Women's meeting will be on the 3rd Monday in October (the 17th) at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.  All women are welcome. 

We encourage everyone to continue to fill up their Thank Banks, which will be collected on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

Peace & Blessings to all,

Carol Stoner



First United Methodist / Texarkana 

Sunday, October 23 @ 6:00 PM

The United Methodist Church is a connectional system.  No local church exists independently, but all are linked and connected in a system of mutual support and accountability through district, annual conference, jurisdictional conference, and general conference.  According to the laws of the United Methodist Church as set forth in The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, at the local church level, the charge conference is the basic unit in the connectional system.

The date for the Annual Charge Conference is set by the district superintendent, who is the presiding officer. The primary purpose of the charge conference is to review and evaluate the total mission and ministry of the church, receive reports, and adopt goals recommended by the Church Council. Charge conference provides an opportunity to review the ministry of the church over the past year and determine the direction of the church in the coming year, including the election of church leaders and the adoption of the pastors’ salary.

This year, our District Superintendent, Rev Chuck Huffman, has decided that Eylau UMC’s charge conference will be held as part of a cluster with other churches in the Texarkana area. Even so, it will still provide the opportunity to focus on the mission and ministry of Eylau UMC.

Please make plans now to attend and learn where we are and where we hope to go next year as the Body of Christ in this place and in this time. Hope to see you there.


Pack the Pew Sunday

Pack the Pew Sundays happen every 5th Sunday at Eylau United Methodist Church. 

It begins with Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m., and continues with our 5th Sunday Singing service at 11:00 a.m.  In addition members are encouraged to F-R-A-N-GELIZE each 5th Sunday by inviting Friends, Relatives, Associates and Neighbors to worship with us. 

F-R-A-N-GELISM is another name for Evangelism and it's purpose is to “bring to life” the words in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Acts 1:8.

Matthew 28:19-20 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8- "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

The next 'Pack the Pew' Sunday is October 30, 2016. 



3rd Sunday Meal


Nov 20 @ 12 noon



Join us for our annual Thanksgiving meal.  


 Turkey and Ham will be provided.  YUM!!!  Please bring your favorite side dish and/or dessert.


You will not want to miss this good time of food, fellowship and fun as we give thanks to the Lord.





You are invited to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 22 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)


Quiet Hour

Speak, Lord, in the stillness, while I wait on Thee;
hushed my heart to listen, in expectancy.
Speak, O blessed Master, in this quiet hour,
let me see Thy face, Lord, feel Thy touch of power.

For the words Thou speakest, “They are life” indeed;
living Bread from heaven, Now my spirit feed!
All to Thee is yielded, I am not my own;
blissful, glad surrender, I am Thine alone.

Fill me with the knowledge, of Thy glorious will;
all Thine own good pleasure, in my life fulfill.
Like a watered garden, full of fragrance rare,
ling’ring in Thy presence, let my life appear.

—Emily M. Crawford


Next Fellowship meal will be November 20!


We are having a Thanksgiving meal.

See you there. 


Liturgists for October


  2 - Linda Breed

  9 - Laverne Ogden

16 - Carol Stoner

23 - Bill Adams

30 - 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 Wednesday, October 19 @ 5:30 PM 





To see the 2016 Committee list,  visit this link and click "LEADERSHIP"








• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM


• The Agape Group @ 10 AM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)


• Choir Practice @ 6 PM


• Computer Class @ 11 AM (By Appointment)



Special dates


Food Pantry, September 22, 2016

Nursing Home Singing, September 25, 2016

Clergy Gathering @ Lakeview, September 26-27, 2016

District Clergy Meeting, September 29, 2016

Finance Meeting, September 29, 2016

Lay Leadership/Nominations, October 5, 2016

• Blessing of the Animals, October 9, 2016

• Council Meeting, October 9, 2016

• Columbus DayOctober 10, 2016

Food Pantry, October 13, 2016

Garage Sale, October 14-15, 2016

Bake Sale, October 14-15, 2016

Free Beans & Cornbread, October 15, 2016

Bishop's Visit @ Marvin UMC/Tyler, October 16, 2016

United Methodist Women, October 17, 2016

Outreach & Evangelism, October 19, 2016

Newsletter Volunteer Day, October 19, 2016

Nursing Home Singing, October 23, 2016

Pastor on Vacation, Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2016

Charge Conference @ FUMC/Texarkana, October 23, 2016

• Food Pantry, October 27, 2016

Pack the Pew Sunday, October 30, 2016

5th Sunday Singing, October 30, 2016

Noisy Offering, October 30, 2016