April
19
2016

04/19/2016 Newsletter

Life in Christ  

First United Methodist Church of Cameron, Texas

2016 Publication – Number #07 

Church News – April  19, 2016

 

   Note from the Pastor:                 "Are We in the Last Days?"

     Certainly a hot topic at the center of many Christian circles lies the question: “Are we living in the end times?”  Are we in the last days? Generation after generation for the last 2,000 years have featured groups of people and prominent theologians who have thought Jesus was set to return.  However, Jesus made it clear that no one – not even Him – would know the hour or the day.

     So with this Spirit in mind let’s take a look at Matthew 24: Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"   4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.   5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.   6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.   7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

     My personal belief is that we are in the beginning of sorrows or “birth pangs” leading to a potential unprecedented historic period in world history. Yes, it could be 300 years away before Christ returns, but I would be mildly surprised if wasn’t in the next 100 years.  But, again, I have no idea, and God has given me no special revelation.  The purpose of this article is to simply get us thinking about worldly events from a “macro” view.

     Earthquakes in Japan, Ecuador, even the flooding of Houston are big events and perhaps a start of the “beginning of sorrows.”  I know, I know, it’s a stretch but I said before the year started that this was going to be the year of the natural disasters – we’re seeing it folks.  Is it cyclical or something more?

     We don’t know. I don’t know. But I want to offer you this opportunity: sit quietly somewhere for a few minutes and honestly ask and answer this question: Am I ready to meet Jesus?  What I mean if He were to show up, are you ready to meet Him?  I’m not asking if you are ready to die, I am asking if you are ready to meet Him.  Are your priorities, wants, and desires matching up with something that would glorify Jesus?  It’s a great time to do this exercise because if we aren’t in the “beginning of sorrows,” we are at the very least a day closer to Jesus’ return.  

      In His Love, Drew

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F U M C 

Sunday School . . . . . . . .  9:45 am

Fellowship Coffee . . . . . .10:30 am

Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:00 am

 

 Attendance 

Mar. 2016

06

13

20

27

 

Sunday School

-

-

23

-

 

Worship

83

84

95

281

 

 

 Apr. 2016

03

10

17

24

 

Sunday School

23

24

9

 

 

Worship

96

94

61

 

 

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MAYSFIELD CHURCH  

Worship . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am

Attendance

Mar. 2016

06

13

20

27

 

Worship

16

16

13

31

 

 

Apr. 2016

03

10

17

24

 

Worship

16

 

 

 

 

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 Amelia Lara

 

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April Worship Support

 

 

Lay Leaders:      Jerry Bethell

                          April 24th - Youth - Chandler Barton

                          May 1  Murrdock Donner

 

ACOLYTES:   

April 24- Morgan Suffield & Hannah Hux          May 1 – Ian Duffy & Stockton Kruse

GREETERS       Leader: Rhonda Kruse
April 24 - Ben & Jenny White                             May 1 – Robert Maler & Franklin Stewart

USHERS:           Leader: Kyle Kruse
Apr. - Anton Kopriva, Cesare Mancuso, Pat Hale & Ben White

May – Robert Hudson, David Kostroun, Rod Holcombe & Andy Holcombe

SUNDAY COUNTERS: 

April - Lee Riding & Teri Adcox

May – Wende White & Pat Hale

4th SUNDAY LUNCHEON - HOSTESS & HOST                  Leader: Brenda Barton
April - Nancy Tucker, Leslie Watkins, Karen Hale, Brenda Barton

May – D’Ann Williams, Phyllis Fisk, Mallory Patzke & Jennifer Kostroun

Home Bound Communion:  Minnie Goldrick, Joyce Terhune, Betty Kopreva & Rev Drew Weber

Communion TeamBrenda Barton

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Thursday, April 28th 

 

FREE PANCAKE SUPPER

Everyone is Welcome!

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

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MEMORIALS: 

For:  Benjamin Zajicek and Patsy Essingler Perry

From: Mary Ann Perrin & Siddy Perrin Dillon

For: Patsy Perry

From:  Judith Noteboom - Five Strong Physical Therapy

 

HONORS:

For:  Carol Barr -for her quiet, unassuming devotion to her Christian duty-

From: Anonymous

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YOUTH NEWS

Good afternoon everyone!   

I hope this email reaches you all well. Spring is typically a season where things tend to happen at the speed of light. Before we know it, it will already be summer. 

In preparation for this Spring season and for Summer, I've posted some of the upcoming things happening here at Unashamed Synergy! I hope to see full participation from parents and youth as it will be worth while for everyone involved!

***Please note that Camp payments are officially due next Tuesday, April 12th. If you are interested in attending, please contact me ASAP as spots are quickly being filled. You'll need to pay a $100.00 deposit along with the $100.00 2nd payment per student. Thankfully, the Methodist Men at FUMC have decided to sponsor each student going to camp and pay for the remaining $75.00 balance per child. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to encounter God in a refreshing way along with your peers during the summer period!

***Next, please pay special attention to May 1st. We'll be taking a trip to Austin, TX for the God's Not Dead concert by the Newsboys!!! Each youth interested in going needs to pay $20.00 by Sunday, April 24th. The church will cover the meal for the evening.

Looking forward to an exciting next couple of weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in Christ, BJ

                                              Happy 1 Year Name-iversary, Unashamed Synergy!!!

                                                                                             Est. March 22nd, 2015

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Summer Camp                       Date: June 13 - 17, 2016                           Location: Lakeview - Palestine, TX

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Unashamed Youth Calendar

April  24  -  Youth nights 5-7 pm

  • April 24th   -  Youth Council Meet 3:30 pm  -   “God’s Not Dead”  Part 2  Due - $ for Concert
  •  May 1st “God’s Not Dead”  Concert leave @ 2pm Austin
  • June 13-17  Youth Camp  at Lakeview
  •  July 11-14  VBS 2016!

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

Apr 18           Scholarship Deadline

Apr 18           Camp Registration Deadline

Apr 19            Finance Committee 12 pm

Apr 20           Men’s Meeting 7 am

Apr 20           Prayer Meet 5:15 pm

Apr 20           Bible Study 6 pm

Apr 20           Choir Practice 7 pm

Apr 21           Senior Games 1:15 pm

Apr 24           Sunday School 9 am

Apr 24           Sunday Worship

Apr 24           Church Luncheon and  4th Sunday Food Collection

Apr 24           Youth Council 3:30 pm

Apr 24           Unashamed Youth 5-7 pm

Apr 27            Men’s Meeting 7 am

Apr 27           Prayer Meet 5:15 pm

Apr 27           Bible Study 6 pm

Apr 27            Choir Practice 7 pm

Apr 28           Senior Games 12:15 pm

Apr 28           Pancake Supper 5:30 – 7 pm

May 1           Youth God’s Not Dead Concert - Austin

May 15         Baccalaureate Sunday 6 pm

May 27         Yoe Graduation 8 pm

Jun 13-17      Youth Camp at Lakeview

Jul 11-14        Vacation Bible School

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Find help in your Bible                                   

                                   When you need…      “Strength”      Philippians 4:13         2 Samuel 22:32-33         Isaiah 40: 29-31    

 

 

 

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