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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Shelby Meeks
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

Carter Blood Drive in Honor of Amanda Ferguson
In honor of Amanda Ferguson and to kick off United Mission Week, United Student Ministries will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday, July 15th from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. There will be two buses located in our parking lot by Building D. For more information or if you're interested in donating visit their website.

Prayers for United Mission Week
This week, 300 students and adults will be serving in our local community being the hands, feet, and heart of Christ in a variety of ways. We encourage you to pray for these students and volunteers as they are out building relationships with those around us. Also, we want to invite everyone to celebrate with us at our closing worship service on Thursday, July 19 at 5:30 pm in our sanctuary. Come and show your support for these amazing students who have given a week of their summer to serve others.

Embracing Differences in Marriage
This day retreat is an opportunity to work on self-discovery to improve the "US" in marriage. Couples will be able to work together for discussion as well as in groups with others! The Enneagram Personalities, Love Languages, and other resources will be used to better understand the differences and create a oneness! There will be no childcare available and registration is $20. Hope to see you there!! For more information contact Erica Uplinger or visit our website to register!

Financial Peace
JULY 25-SEPTEMBER 19 • 6:30 PM • A 207
Financial Peace University is not your typical “money class.” It is biblically-based, practical, entertaining and fun. Through video teaching, class discussions and small-group activities, you will learn how to make healthy decisions about your money and gain the practical skills needed to achieve your financial goals. Register online today or contact Chrissy Smith if you have questions.

Celebrate Recovery Musical Guest: The Holy Pickers
JULY 26 • 6:30 PM • CHAPEL
Join Celebrate Recovery on Thursday, July 26th to hear the musical stylings of The Holy Pickers! The Holy Pickers began in October 2015 and have been playing everywhere from assisted living centers to Beautiful Feet in Fort Worth. They are a group of Christian musicians that are always open to anyone who shares their same love of music! We hope you will join us for this special night of worship!

College Mission Trip to Haiti
Clean water is vital to sustain life but many people in Haiti don’t have access to it. College-aged young adults are invited to an exploratory meeting to learn more about a mission trip to Haiti. The trip will be January 4-11, 2019 with the Water To Life Project and the Methodist Church of Haiti. Participants will be partnering with local churches to bring clean water and education to a rural community. Find out more by visiting us online.