First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Ann-Marie McLain
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

Join us as we start a new sermon series on January 13/14— Elephant In The Room. We look forward to seeing you in worship as we uncover some of these elephants.

United Weekend Retreat
5:30 PM • FEBRUARY 2-4 • MEET IN THE LOFT
High School students— you will not want to miss this fun retreat!! Hurry, registration will close after Sunday, January 14thWe will travel together to Sky Ranch for a weekend filled with rest and a time to grow in fellowship with one another. The cost is $150 for students and $100 for adults. Register on our website or contact Amanda Hardeman if you need further information.

Early Response Training
6:30 PM • JANUARY 20 • THE LOFT
The mission of the Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster. This was extremely needed after Hurricane Harvey and is crucial for any disasters that will occur in the future. The cost for this training is $30 which includes class materials and lunch. Registration closes on January 16, 2018so do not delay! To sign up to be part of this important team, please register here.

Celebrate Recovery Special Guests
6:30 PM • JANUARY 18 • CHAPEL
Join us for special music guests— Dylan and Larisa Peacock at Celebrate Recovery. Dylan and Larisa are the Contemporary Worship Leaders for First Methodist Mansfield. Theirs is a musically gifted beginning and they are very passionate about using their gifts and talents to connect people in a closer relationship with God through their original music. We look forward to seeing you there!

Night To Shine Volunteer Training
6 PM • JANUARY 22 • CHAPEL
We need your help! In order to serve the amazing people with special needs in our community, we still need more buddies to help make this evening memorable. Each participant at Prom will have a buddy that stays with them and experiences the night alongside them. Visit our website to sign-up to volunteer.  And as part of our volunteer process, please make sure to attend the training session on Monday, January 22. If you need more information, please contact Leslie Waldson.

Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids
6:30 PM • JANUARY 22

  • Divorce Care is for men and women who are going through a divorce, recently divorced or separated and need Christian support. Adults will meet in the C Building, room C-9.  Register your attendance for Divorce Care here.
  • Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. Kids meet in A-210/211. Register for DC4K by stopping by the website. When registering, please enter each child separately.

Refresh
JANUARY 23/24 • THE LOFT
For this coming Refresh, we will spend 6 weeks with Shauna Niequist in her study Living Life Together.  To help you with scheduling, we have a Tuesday session from 6:30-8 pmand a Wednesday session from 11 am-12:30 pm. To join either group, visit our website. Direct any questions you might have to Pastor Sharon Reid.

Run With Heart
JANUARY 27 • METHODIST HOSPITAL
Step out for your health and a good cause at the 5th Annual Mansfield Run With Heart! We are supporting the Run With Heart event sponsored by Methodist Mansfield Hospital with water stations for the runners. To register to help at a water station, please contact Susan Luttrell. To sign up for the Run With Heart race, visit here.

Spark Family Adventure
4 PM • JANUARY 28 • GYM
Join us for Watch This, our next Spark Family Adventure! This special, one-hour free event is designed specifically for preschoolers (2-5 years) and their families. We will have fun with hands-on science experiments, photo booth, special snack, and a chance to win a special giveaway at the end as we learn that Jesus can do anything! Join us for this crazy good time! Due to limited space, registration is required. Please sign-up on our website or contact Jennifer Redmond for additional details.