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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Shelby Meeks
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

Easter
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Make plans to join us on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as well as one of our five Easter services. We would love for each member to extend an invitation to a friend, neighbor, coworker, or somebody in the community to join you.
HOLY THURSDAY
APRIL 18 | 7:00 PM | SANCTUARY
GOOD FRIDAY 
APRIL 19 | 7:00 PM | SANCTUARY 
EASTER SATURDAY
APRIL 20 | 6:00 PM | CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 
EASTER SUNRISE
APRIL 21 | 7:00 AM | TOWN PARK 
EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 21 | 8:15 AM | SANCTUARY 
EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 21 | 9:30 AM & 11:00AM | CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 

Easter Volunteers
We need your help to welcome guests to our Holy Week and Easter services! Volunteer for one or more of the following services: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunrise, and three Easter Sunday services. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt to wear while serving. Visit our website to sign up!

Vacation Bible Camp 2019
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
We are so excited to raise our game with your kids June 17-20 at Power Up Vacation Bible Camp. At Power Up VBC,  kids will be challenged to Power Up and Raise Their Game, as they learn that God's power has given them everything they need to live a godly life. Kids will begin each day energized at an amazing time of worship and bible story time. They will also make crafts, play fun games, enjoy a yummy snack, learn about missions outreach, and share in small group time with their group. There are 2 sessions to choose from: Morning 9:00-12:00 and Evening 6:00-8:00. For more information and to register beginning April 1st, go to our website!

Kairos Cookies
APRIL 6 & 7
We have a great opportunity to provide homemade cookies as a gift to those who are participating in the Kairos Prison Ministry. Watch for bags to be in the pews the weekend of April 6th-7th with specific directions.  Fill these bags with your favorite home-baked cookies and return the next weekend April 13th-14th.  

Handbell Concert
APRIL 7 • 5 PM • SANCTUARY
Join us as we celebrate another wonderful musical season! Come hear fun and beautiful music presented by Chancel Bells, Joyful Ringers, our Handbell Quartet and the Jubilate Community Handbell choirs and singers. You will not want to miss this FREE special musical presentation!

Seder Meal
APRIL 9 • 6:30 PM • THE LOFT
Calling all ladies! Join our Refresh Women's Ministry for a Seder Passover meal. The Seder, a festive holiday meal, actually means "order". It is called this because the meal is done in a certain order that takes us from slavery to freedom. We will partake in the foods on the Seder plate that recount the highlights of the Exodus, and participate in songs, prayers, questions. We will also provide a buffet dinner alongside the Seder plate.  Childcare is available with registration. Register for this event here!

Boomers & Beyond Trip
APRIL 12 • 7:30 AM • MEET IN CHURCH PARKING LOTS
Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney is the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas with roots that began back in the 1870s. Over 450 vendors offer a mix of antiques, trendy apparel and accessories, garage sale items, home decor, shabby chic and vintage. For more information about this outing or Boomers & Beyond in general, head over to our website.

Fun Run
APRIL 20 • 9 AM • PARKING LOT
For the fourth year, the whole family is welcome to rise and shine and join us at the starting line. We will kick off the Easter weekend with a one-mile Fun Run and more fun here on campus. Special guests will be passing out eggs during the event during the run. This is a great opportunity to bring your friends, neighbors, and co-workers! T-shirts are available for the whole family! If you would like to volunteer at the Fun Run, contact Michelle Gery. To register and purchase a fun run shirt visit our website!