Greeting, and a very Happy New Year to you all!! I pray that 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for you!!
Our Mission Teams Council is beginning the New Year by offering another UMCOR Disaster Response Training/serving opportunity, and here are the details and link for you to please register.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Room 334 | $30 | Led by Rev. Chuck Graff
Registration required by January 22 through the Central Texas Conference
First Church will offer an UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) basic Early Response Team Training Class led by Rev. Chuck Graff (Certified ERT Trainer) on Saturday, January 26. Cost is $30, and you can register through the Central Texas Conference at this link. MinistrySafe is required for all ERT certification.
Also, please stop by 5th Street on Sunday morning, January 13, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, to view our newly equipped Disaster Response Trailer, and visit with our current Early Response Team members. They will be glad to share information with you regarding our service to others during times of disaster, training details, and the work that we do when we “Go Out To Be God’s People In The World” to help others during times of various local, state, national and international disasters. All of our currently trained volunteers are invited to wear your green UMCOR shirts and badges (I have extras if needed), and come help us hand out training event flyers whenever you are available during this time. Special thanks to the fantastic grandchildren of Joe and Una Bailey for spending their Christmas holiday and gifts shopping at Lowes and purchasing various tools and items needed for this trailer — you are all awesome!! What a great blessing to others!!
Below are the Spring Outdoor Ministry Retreat Dates. If you are interested in learning more about our amazing outdoor retreats to surrounding state parks that include a variety of accommodations, healthy outdoor activities, worship, small groups and storytelling, campfires and smores for all ages, please contact me at Cgraff@myfumc.org.
Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries, Outreach Ministries Involvement
SPRING, 2019, OUTDOOR RETREATS
LAKE BROWNWOOD STATE PARK
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 8-10
TWO PERSON CABINS (5 CABINS) $170 FOR TWO NIGHTS
- Louise Engel
- Jim and Velma Martin
FOUR PERSON CABINS (5 CABINS) $190.00 FOR TWO NIGHTS
SCREENED SHELTERS (4) $70 FOR TWO NIGHTS
RV CAMPSITES (15 SITES) $50 FOR TWO NIGHTS
- Dan and Beth Cooper
Chuck and Terry Mencke made their own reservation.
TENT SITES (MANY NEAR SHELTERS UNLESS YOU WANT TO CALL AND RESERVE YOUR OWN).
CADDO LAKE STATE PARK
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 3-5