Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (November 2016)


Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World


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. 



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.



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a week:   


1) Come to a worship service to fall more in love with God and His Word.

2) Participate in a small group to learn how to better love others in community.  

3) Serve in a ministry to impact others.


Love God, love others, serve God in the world.





07 Aleesha Wooten

07 Glen Turner

12 Delma Kidd

12 Gracie Carr

16 Elaine Patterson

18 Bobby Kidd




View the current sermon HERE!


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.


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



All women of the Church are invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with the United Methodist Women during our Christmas party on December 12, 6:30 PM @ Johnny B's.  

Peace & Blessings to all,

Carol Stoner


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)



Road to A Generous Heart 2017

Key to Eylau UMC’s faithfulness in 2017 is that of individual and family Faith Commitments.  When God’s people were challenged with the vision of rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem, the Bible says the walls were posted by family groups and that each family had their own responsibility or work to complete (Nehemiah 4).  This is still true today.  In order for Eylau UMC to achieve her purpose to "Love God, Love Others and Serve God in the World" we must fund the 2017 operating and outreach budget. 

If we have the vision to attract and retain new members through increased community outreach and the making of disciples of Jesus Christ, God will bless us with the financial resources we need to continue His work in the church, community, and world.  We commit together by faith to trust God to do what only He can do.  We want you to pray over every aspect of God’s vision for Eylau UMC. 

Specifically, the commitments required to fulfilling our vision are: 

1) Make the commitment do one or more of the following: Read the Bible daily, Read through the Bible once during the year, Develop a personal discipline of daily prayer, Read through the New Testament, pray daily for Eylau UMC’s mission, membership & staff.  No other commitment is more important for you and the church in achieving a generous and content heart.

2) Make the commitment to serve in one of Eylau’s internal ministries, committees, or teams to ensure we deliver a ministry that is pleasing to God and helps us better accomplish our mission.

3) Make the commitment to serve in at least two "Outreach Opportunities" to share the gifts and talents God has given you.

4) Make the commitment to help Eylau fully fund its operating budget for 2017 by giving generously and sacrificially of your financial resources which God has generously given to you by growing one step forward toward the goal of giving a full tithe.

5) Make a commitment to be a better evangelist, inviting friends, relatives, associates and neighbors to Sunday and weekday activities at Eylau UMC.

6) Make the commitment to be more deliberate in your faith in 2017 by becoming a member of Eylau United Methodist Church.

* Please feel free to visit with the pastor concerning your personal faith commitment, for suggestions on reading the Bible, Prayer, or serving in various ways at Eylau UMC.





The garage sale was a success!  Thank you to all who helped.  The proceeds will be added to the general budget.


Next Fellowship meal will be November 20!


We are having a Thanksgiving meal.

See you there. 


Liturgists for November


  6 - Linda Breed

13 - Laverne Ogden

20 - Carol Stoner

27 - Bill Adams

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


Newsletter Preparation


Newsletter Volunteer Day is Wednesday, November 16 @ 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


Charge Conference @ FUMC/Texarkana, October 23, 2016

Pastor on Vacation, Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2016

• Food Pantry, October 27, 2016

Pack the Pew Sunday, October 30, 2016

5th Sunday Singing, October 30, 2016

Noisy Offering, October 30, 2016

• Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 6, 2016

• Election Day, November 8, 2016

• Food PantryNovember 10, 2016

Veterans Sunday, November 13, 2016

Church Council, November 13, 2016

SPRC Meeting, November 15, 2016

Newsletter Volunteer Day, November 16, 2016

Outreach & Evangelism, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Meal, November 20, 2016

Community Thanksgiving Service, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016

1st Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016

Nursing Home Singing, November 27, 2016