November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014
MISSION: To know God and to make God known
First United
Methodist Church
P.O. Box 277
1826 Nall Street
Port Neches TX 77651
Phone: 409-722-8357
Fax: 409-722-8358
Website:
www.fumcportneches.org
Email:
[email protected]
CHURCH STAFF
Pastor
Dr. Wesley Welborn
Home Phone 853-4233
Cell # 979-203-0755
[email protected]
Secretary
Christy Champagne
[email protected]
Music Director
Brittany Perry
Pianist
Shawn Simonson
Financial Secretary
Gwen Hill
[email protected]
Mother’s Day Out/
Children’s Director
Allenda Savant
[email protected]
Youth Director
Alicia Permenter
[email protected]
Custodian
Robert Arnold
Grace and peace in the name of God our Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ.
We are excited to have Wesley Putnam coming to lead us in a revival November 16-19. Rev. Putnam is a full-time United Methodist
evangelist. He uses drama, story-telling and music in his presentations.
He will have a special story-telling time with the children during Sunday
School and at 5:30 p.m. each evening. In addition to the Sunday morning
services, there will be evening services beginning at 6:30 each day.
We need volunteers to install the new playground this Saturday and
the next Saturday.
My sermon this Sunday is, If You’ve Got It All Under Control,
You’re in Serious Trouble, Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25.
See You Sunday, Wesley
Rules for Living
Keep Moving
One time I paid a pastoral call on an elderly member, who was extraordinarily healthy and spry. I asked her what her secret was. She said
simply, “Keep moving.”
The health experts are coming to the same conclusion. If you want
to be optimally healthy, you have to keep moving. Walk, run, bend, turn,
stand, work, play, stand—keep moving. Don’t sit down and quit.
That is also true spiritually. We have work to do. We have a world
to transform. We have lives to change. We have Good News to share.
We have the story of a Crucified and Risen Savior to tell. We have love to
give. We have a Lord to serve. We have far too much to do to sit down
and quit.
Jesus was always on the move, going some place. He still is. If we
are to be his disciples, we had better be following him. Keep moving.
NEWS FROM THE PEWS
HOSPITAL
Lois Boudreaux
Everett Culver
Kimber Fondren
Charlene Williams
Medical Center
St. Luke’s
Texas Children’s
Medical Center
CHURCH MEMBERS
Eleanor Baird
Chuck DuBois
Kent Hathorn
Lynn Jarrell
Mary Beth McDuff
Jeff Martin
Kathy Newman
Evelyn Romberg
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your prayers, cards, and phone calls. Your care and concern have helped me improve each day. I thank God for each of you, for your faith and dedication, and for the love you have shown to me during this time. We serve a mighty God! Blessings and love, Mary Beth McDuff Jerry Thompson family
Richard Walker
Michael Worthington
A Special Olympics Track & Field Meet
will be held at Bridge City High School
on Friday, November 14.
They are in need of a lot of volunteers as well
as spectators. Volunteers must be
7th grade - 12th grade and adults. If you can
volunteer, please contact Alicia Permenter at
[email protected]
FAMILY MEMBERS
Ava Armstrong
Kelly Baker
Donna Broaddus
Gilroy Broussard
Mahlan Broussard
Demi Demas
Janet Duncan
Martha Hall
Loren Henricks
Jan Horton
Mike Leger
Lois Lovett
Russell Martin
Family of Hill Morrison
Debbie Murphy
Kim Risinger
Joey Romero & family
Pete Trosclair
Ted Tudor, Jr.
Rusty York
FRIENDS
Liz Anderson
Elisha Barnhill
Scott Bergeron
Wanda Bienvenue
Jan Boone
Myrtle Broussard
Gina Cessac
Jackie Cross
Louis DeVillier
Mary Dominguez
Paula Gregory
Jerry Grisham
Carolyn Hamerly
Betty Healin
Susan Hilton
Charles Irons
Tom Jordan
Natalie Laws
Family of D P Lyons
Dom Mars
Tanya Milan
Seth Morey
Becky Nichols
Lydia Ramirez
Anita Rice
Danny Ritchie
Brooklyn Roy
Debra Schwartz
Many Vara
Milford Wood
Zeke Mills
Joshua Needham
Eddie Pierce
Stephanie Smith
Jonathan Welborn
Military Families
ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOME
Margie Fuller
Nida Garrett
Cindy Hemmengway
Shirley Hurd
Marie Jordan
Troy Kerr
Gwen Park
Marjorie Pierce
Betty Ragan
Hugh Reeder
HOMEBOUND
Freddie Cotton
Kent Lee
J29 StuMin and Genesis College and Young Adult Ministry
is wanting to update and upgrade the upstairs Student area
(now called THE LOFT). We could use the following items: First Aid supplies, storage tubs with lids (all sizes), board games, ping pong balls &
paddles, new or slightly used WII games, music players. Thanks for
supporting J29 StuMin & Genesis College & Young Adults.
Charlene Stough’s
sister
MILITARY
John Alexander
Chris Allen
Angie Keltz Brody
Erek Gonzalez
Michael Head
Brian Howard
Travis Johnson
Kevin Knippa
Connectional Conference & Leadership Training
Sunday, November 16
3:00 pm
Beaumont, Wesley UMC, Family Life Center
Jean McFatter
Story Hour
Please look for
the 2015 Story Hour
sign up sheet on the
Children’s/Youth table
in front of
the Fellowship hall.
We would like to
thank all of you
for your continued
support of this
Children’s program.
Time is going fast…
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 6
from 9am - 1pm for Christmas with Christ.
This is a day for children Kindergarten - 5th
grade to come
and make
Christmas gifts
for family,
friends or
teachers.
There will be
a sign up sheet
for helpers
on the
Children’s/Youth table soon.
NEWS FROM THE PEWS
PRESENCE
Sunday, November 2, 2014
You’re Invited to come experience
THE MASTER’S STORYTELLER
November 16-19
Sunday morning 9:00 & 11:00 am
Sunday night through Wednesday
5:30 pm BibleQuest (K-5th grade)
6:30 pm Worship & Drama for all families
Presented by Wesley Putnam Ministries,
a unique blend of Bible stories and songs.
What would the prophet Elijah look like if he appeared today?
What if Daniel from the lion’s den came to life
as a West Texas cowboy? Come hear
the Master’s Storyteller, Wesley Putnam,
as he brings these ancient characters to life.
** Starting at 5:30 pm BibleQuest:
a fast-paced program designed to make learning
Bible facts and truths exciting for elementary students.
The kids will love his blend of music, stories, and fun.
** Then at 6:30 pm is worship and drama for the whole family.
Please join us for this exciting, free program.
A love offering will be collected each night.
Please remember
when returning jars,
there are cabinets in
the kitchen for them to
be placed in. Also,
we are asking that only
“canning jars” be returned,
no mix/matched jars
like mayo, salsa, etc
and jars with labels.
There is no one to clean
these jars up.
Thank you for your help.
Did you know…
This week is Municipal Court Week.
There will be a reception this Friday, November 7 from 9:30 to
11:00 am. Our own Judge Morris
McCall will be speaking at approximately 10:00 am.
Sunday School......................82
9 am Praise Service..............82
11 am Traditional Service ...108
Worship Total......................190
GIFTS
Oct 27 - Nov 2
Offering
Sys. Contrib.
Loose Plate
TOTAL
$7807.00
136.00
$7943.00
Capital Campaign
$22,602.45
Sunday, November 23
First United Methodist Church
will present Bibles to
our 3rd graders:
Ansley Husen
Dylan Rector
Kaden Kreuzer
Lily Euston
Sandra Stout
As you consider your pledge,
we remind you that we offer Electronic Giving
as a way to automate your offerings.
It is convenient for you and
provides much-needed consistency
for the church. Please visit the church website
at fumcportneches.org
and locate the online giving button
where you can set up both recurring
and one-time contributions. Or, if you wish,
you may also complete a paper authorization
form and return it to the church office.
SERVICE
November 9, 2014
9am Greeters: J29 StuMin
11am: Pathfinders
Children’s Sermon: Dr. Welborn
Story Hour: Niki Lege’ & Nancy
Smith
YOUTH NEWS
November 5: 6-7 pm Mid Week Boost (JV & Varsity)
Wednesdays,
6-7 pm
“Midweek Boost”;
Sundays, 4-5 pm
“Hangtime”; 5-7 pm
J29 Youth
Fellowship
November 9:
9 am & 11 am Worship
10 am Sunday School
4 pm JV & Varsity Hang Out
5 pm Fellowship-Worship Activity
November 16:
9 am & 11 am Worship
10 am Sunday School
4 pm JV & Varsity Hang Out
5 pm Fellowship-Canned Food Scavenger Hunt
November 19: 6-7 pm Mid Week Boost (JV & Varsity) Bowling Deadline
November 23:
For I know the plans I
have for you," declares
the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to
give you hope and a
future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
22nd Sunday
After Pentecost
November 9, 2014
LECTIONARY READINGS
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7 UMH 799
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
9 am & 11 am Worship
10 am Sunday School
4 pm JV & Varsity Hang Out
5 pm Fellowship-Bowling & Laser Tag
November 30: Thanksgiving weekend - No Hang Out or Fellowship
THE WEEK AHEAD
SUNDAY, November 9
9 am Praise & Worship
10 am Sunday School
11 am Traditional Worship
1-6 pm Upper Room Prayer line
5-7 pm J29 StuMin Fellowship
THURSDAY, November 13
9 am-2 pm MDO
4:30 pm Girl Scouts-Bible class
6 pm Praise Band practice
SATURDAY, November 15
1-5 pm Shower-Fellowship hall
MONDAY, November 10
10 am Bible Study-Alletta Thompson’s SUNDAY, November 16
home
9 am Praise & Worship
5 pm Wolf-Cub Scouts-Asbury
10 am Sunday School
6 pm Webelos-Cub Scouts-Asbury
11 am Traditional Worship
12-3 pm Praise Band practice
TUESDAY, November 11
3 pm Connectional Charge Conf9 am-2 pm MDO
Bmt Wesley
6-8 pm Pack 51 Adult Meeting-Asbury
5-7 pm J29 StuMin Fellowship
6:30 pm Promises-Fellowship, Parlor 5:30-6:30 pm Wesley Putnam-kids
6:30-7:30 pm Wesley Putnam-family
WEDNESDAY, November 12
5:45 pm Hand bell practice
7 pm Chancel Choir
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