Eylau United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER (May 2017)

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Our Purpose:

Love God - Love Others - Serve God in the World

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Garage Sale ... Continued

(May 6)

 

We are holding a Giant (Huge, Really, really BIG) Garage Sale to benefit Eylau United Methodist Church, Saturday, May 6.  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.

 

All donated items (no clothing please) 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 a Finance Committee member.

 

Thank You for your service to our Lord!

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Disciples Class

 

Our newest Adult Sunday School class is off and running!

 

We are studying

“The Book of Acts”

YOU are cordially invited!

Facilitated by Shauna

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5th Sunday Singing

(April 30 @ 11 AM)

Join with us for a great time of worship and singing.  And remember to bring your loose change for the Noisy Offering.

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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 April 30, 2017. 

COME AND JOIN US!!!

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Game Day for Seniors

(Begins Thursday, May 11)

It is time to GET TOGETHER for some fun and games – don’t you think? 

 

On the 2nd Thursday of each month you are invited to come and play in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m.  Bring your favorite board and card games and a snack to share.  Drinks with be provided.  This event is for the whole congregation and your friends– all are welcome!  It will be a great time to reconnect with each other and enjoy the blessing of each other’s company. See you there!

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Fish Fry

 Sat, May 13 @ 1 PM

 

You are invited to a FREE Fish Fry, which will be put on by our own Gary Ogden.  Please add you name (including the number in your party) to the sign-up list in the old fellowship hall, as Gary needs to know how many fish to fry.

 

Thank you Gary!

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A Special Sunday

 

May 14

 

Come and share in some delicious Muffins for Moms.

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Memorial Sunday Meal

(May 28 @ noon)

This Memorial Sunday we will be remembering our Veterans during the worship service, as well as, during a shared Potluck meal.  Please turn in your "In Memory of Service Form" by May 21, so that your beloved veteran may be included in the ceremony.

 

Is it enough to think today 
Of all our brave, then put away 
The thought until a year has sped? 
Is this full honor for our dead? 

Is it enough to sing a song 
And deck a grave; and all year long
Forget the brave who died that we 
Might keep our great land proud and free? 

Full service needs a greater toll, 
That we who live give heart and soul 
To keep the land they died to save, 
And be ourselves, in turn, the brave!

—Annette Wynne

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Annual Conference

 

“Unified” is the theme for this year’s conference at The Woodlands UMC from May 28-31


After several years in Downtown Houston, delegates will go to a new location, use a new app that greatly reduces the need for paper, and enjoy “TAC Talks,” similar to the popular corporate “TED talks” by some of our own ministry experts. No worries, however, Wi-Fi is readily available in this year’s location, so if you are not physically attending the 2017 Annual Conference at The Woodlands UMC May 28-31, you can tune in for live streaming of all the main events. This provides a basic introduction to the 2017 conference.
 
To save over $35,000 on printing costs for the pre-conference journal and worship guides, worship leaders Craig Gilbert and Michael Vaughn have recommended delegates access information before and during the conference via the Guidebook app. It will include maps of the venue, restaurant lists, hotel information, social media links, and even a community photo album. More information on how to access and use this new tool will be given at the pre-conference meetings. 
 
This year’s conference host church is 30 miles north of Downtown Houston, provides ample parking and convenience to hotels and a number of restaurants within walking distance. 
 
“This is our first year to go paperless,” notes TAC Communications Director Paula Arnold, “and our first year to host a session featuring three TAC Talks targeting a specific topic with a 20-minute presentation.” These speakers and topics include Rev. David Dorn on the topic of social media, Pam Fulbright-Scheyer, of Crossroads at Park Place on answering God’s call as a lay person, and Cassandra Nunez of Galena Park UMC, speaking on outreach to the changing mission field.
 
This year’s ordination speaker is Bishop Scott J. Jones for the worship service Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm. Delegates will be voting on five resolutions from General Conference.

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May

Birthdays

 

01 Howard Killian

09 Amanda O'Farrell

25 Ashton Allison

31 Jason Combs

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View the current sermon HERE!

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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. 

The United Methodist Women will be planning a trip to the Rahab's Retreat & Ranch in Kilgore in the next few months.  We will be delivering basic needs for them, such as, feminine products and toilet items.  If you would be able to help us with that please do.  Contact any UMW member.  For information go to:

 

www.rahabsretreatandranch.com

 

This is a ministry to help stomp out human trafficking.

 

We invite all women of the Church to attend and find out what UMW is all about.  Our next meeting will be June 19. 

 

Thanks,  

Carol

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Islam & Christianity

(Sundays – 5 PM)

 

Journey with a former Muslim as he shares the evidence that led him from Islam to Christianity.

 

• What do Muslims believe about Christianity and Jesus.

• What do Muslims believe about prophets, the Christian Bible and the Quran?

• How do the messages of Christianity and Islam differ?

 In “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” we will discuss these and many other interesting questions.

 Join us for an 8 week study

Beginning April 23, 2017

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As the blood of Christ is the fountain of all merit, so the Holy Spirit is the fountain of all spiritual life; and until he quickens us, imparts the principle of divine life to our souls, we can put forth no vital act of faith to lay hold upon Jesus Christ.

—John Flavel

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Next Fellowship meal will be May 28!

 

This will be a special meal to honor our Veterans.

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Liturgists for May

 

07 - ___________

14- Laverne Ogden

21 - Carol Stoner

28 - Bill Adams

 

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Newsletter Preparation

 

Newsletter Volunteer Day is Wednesday, May 24 @ 5:30 PM 

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Committees

To see the 2017 Committee list,  visit this link and click "COMMITTEES"

2017 COMMITTEES

 

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Opportunities

 

SUNDAYS:

• Gathering Time - 9:15 AM

• Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 AM

• Worship - 11:00 AM

MONDAYS:

• The Agape Group @ 10 AM

WEDNESDAYS:

• Choir Practice @ 6 PM

 

Special dates

 

Nursing Home Singing, April 23, 2017 

Islam & Christianity, April 23, 2017

Food Pantry, April 27, 2017

 Fifth Sunday Singing, April 30, 2017

Pack the Pew Sunday, April 30, 2017

Noisy Offering, April 30, 2017

Islam & Christianity, April 30, 2017

Garage Sale Continued, May 6, 2017

Itinerancy Meeting (Longview), May 6, 2017

Islam & Christianity, May 7, 2017

Education Meeting, May 9, 2017

Game Day for Seniors, May 11, 2017

Fish Fry, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day, May 14, 2017

Islam & Christianity, May 14, 2017

Church Council, May 21, 2017

Islam & Christianity, May 21, 2017

Newsletter Volunteer Day, May 24, 2017

Food Pantry, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day, May 28, 2017

Remembering our Veterans Meal, May 28, 2017

 Nursing Home Singing, May 28, 2017

Islam & Christianity, May 28, 2017

Annual Conference, May 28-31, 2017

Pentecost, June 4, 2017

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