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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Shelby Meeks
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

A Note From Pastor David
About What's Next...

On May 20 immediately following our 11:00 am worship services, we will hold a Church Conference in our main sanctuary. The purpose of this gathering will be:

  • Seek authorization from our church body for a Capital Campaign this fall to raise funds for this initial work.
  • Seek approval for the purchase of the 1.13 acre property and office building at 951 N Walnut Creek Drive which we intend to use to free up additional ministry space on our campus.
  • Authorize our architect, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, to begin construction drawings so that we can more accurately determine project costs.

Here is what I am asking you to do today—

Below you will find a link to a survey put together by Horizons Stewardship who is helping us prepare for a potential capital campaign. Your input is a vital part of determining the readiness of our church to take this next step. This is a confidential survey. None of our church leaders, including me, will see your name attached to your response. I want to encourage you to respond both prayerfully and honestly with your insight. We would appreciate your response as soon as possible, but no later than May 14. If you have questions about the survey, please contact me at Pastor David Alexander.


IF: Table Night
6:30 PM • MAY 15 • THE LOFT
IF: Table Groups are designed for women to gather around a table once a month and create a place of belonging— a place where women feel known. These gatherings provide an environment for a conversation about following Jesus and sharing God’s grace with others throughout our lives. To register, visit the website or email Refresh for more information. We hope to see you there!

Practical Marriage Morning
9 AM • MAY 19 • A-222
Are you married or engaged to be married and looking to improve communication, recharge your relationship, or simply reconnect? Take advantage of this free class led by trained counselors who will guide couples in the basic principles of a healthy marriage in a safe and fun environment. Take a morning away to invest in your relationship! For more information, visit our website or email Couple's Ministry. Childcare is available upon registration.

FX End of the Year Bash
6:30 PM • MAY 20 • SANCTUARY
We hope to see you at our big bash to celebrate the end of another school year! We will be celebrating with lots of outdoor games, hot dogs and s’mores! Family Experience is a high-energy, crazy-fun, interactive program where all ages can learn and experience God together. Parents, grandparents, toddlers, kids and youth can experience worship side by side. Come kick off your summer with us! This event is free and fun for the whole family.

Serving @ First
Are you being called to take a next step and serve within the church? We invite you to join us for one of the next sessions of Serving @ First. This one-hour class prepares you to serve by teaching the basics of our churches mission, direction for spiritual leadership, and provides Safe Sanctuary training. Following the class, those seeking a place to serve will receive guidance for next steps. You may register for the class on our website.

Summer Music Camps
There are three different music camps to choose from this summer! Offered through AIM, the Art Institute of Mansfield, these fun and creative summer camps are designed for music students of all levels (not just piano students)! From silly games, to silent movies there is something for everyone! If you register before May 31, you get a 10% early bird discount! Register for all three camps and get $75 off your total! For dates and descriptions of each camp, please visit the website or contact Beth LaMee.