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A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family,

Welcome to the final month of 2018. This weekend we begin a new sermon series, This is Christmas!

You will see evidence of our excitement for this special season throughout our campus this weekend as well as several special photo opportunities for your family to enjoy. If you would like to share your photos with us to show before upcoming services, please send your photos to info@fmcm.org.

There are several things I want to bring to your attention today.

We’re already preparing for our 11 Christmas Eve Candlelight services. As we plan for over 6,000 people to be in worship with us December 23rd and 24th, many of those who will be experiencing First Methodist Mansfield for the very first time, we are looking for ushers and greeters to help welcome guests and members. Service times are listed below. To register your availability, please click here.

Sunday, December 23— Candlelight Services
2 pm— Family Christmas*
4 pm— Contemporary*
6 pm— Contemporary*✝
8 pm— Traditions with the Chancel Choir and Orchestra*✝

Monday, December 24— Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
10 am— Family Christmas*
2 pm— Family Christmas*
4 pm— Contemporary*
6 pm— Contemporary*✝
8 pm— Traditions with Chancel Choir and Orchestra*✝
10 pm— Traditions with Chancel Bells
11:30 pm— Communion and Candlelight

* Nursery will be available at these services for children— birth to Kindergarten.
✝ Live Streaming available for these services.

This Sunday evening our Children’s team will be hosting a Christmas Spark Family Adventure. This is a special event designed especially for preschoolers (2 yrs- kinder). Your families are invited to our Happy Birthday, Jesus pajama party where children will participate in crafts, games, and learn about the night Jesus was born. This one-hour free event will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm in the Gym. Registration is required. We also will be collecting new stuffed teddy bears to be donated to Cook Children’s Prayer Bear Ministry. Hope to see you there!

Finally, I am thrilled to share that beginning this weekend, Pastor Shea Reyenga will be preaching at The Well service on Sunday morning at 11 am on a regular basis. In this new role, Shea will join me in serving as one of our main weekend communicators. For those who have heard him preach already, you know why I am so excited about this new role for Pastor Shea. Note that, The Well Cafe which meets in the Loft at 11am on Sundays, will continue to be a video venue.

I hope you will make every effort to be in worship this weekend as we begin this great season together!

Grace & Peace,

Pastor David