8-10-17 CMUMC Updates

This Sunday we finish our summer sermon series on the EXODUS: From Reluctant to Bold Faith.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as I have, re-learning some of the basics of our faith but digging deeper into what some of the “basics” are really all about!  This Sunday we’ll talk about the end of Moses’ life as he’s within a stone’s throw of the Promised Land.  I have been especially touched by his steadfast VISION and his mostly unwavering FAITH in being obedient to God’s call on his life. 
 
I’m left wondering WHAT’S NEXT for the Israelite’s as they face the future God has been preparing them for, and with that in mind here are 2 things for you to mark on your calendars …
 
– BIBLE TALK, Friday mornings starting September 8th … 9-10 AM
This will be a CASUAL look at the most influential chapters in the Bible, starting with GENESIS … I WILL arrange for childcare if you give me at LEAST 48 hours notice so please be thinking ahead. Invite a friend and bring your study Bibles … we’ll go verse by verse, chapter by chapter into November and I look forward to building strong relationships with those who come!
 
– WHAT NEXT? Visioning for Our Future … 3 nights of conversation and planning
Now that’s we’ve renovated our entire building, added an Education Building and put up the new playground … what’s NEXT for Caddo Mills United Methodist Church?  Let’s dig down into where God might be leading us … let’s brainstorm, together, what our next steps might be! Begin praying that God will give us discerning hearts and willing spirits to do what He wants us to do for His glorious Kingdom!  CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE 
WED Sept. 13 … Dinner and Dreaming … donations accepted for dinner
WED Sept. 27 … The Big Picture (No dinner, just brainstorming)
WED Oct. 11 … What Next? Making specific plans for the future (No dinner)
 
THIS SUNDAY 9/13 …I WANT TO TAKE A GOOD PICTURE OF OUR SANCTUARY …
Please plan to come a few minutes early and be prepared to move all the way up to the front so all the chairs are filled in.  If you have a great camera, please BRING it because we need a fabulous picture of the new sanctuary for the website cover. Don’t worry, the picture will be taken from the BACK and yes, you can move back to your spots, but we will do this at 9:50 so please be there!!
 
THIS SUNDAY 9/13, PLEASE BRING YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES …
Thanks to everyone who is buying school supplies for our 16 adopted kids … bring everything back this SUNDAY and we’ll get it distributed next week.
 
THIS SUNDAY 9/13 IS JOINING DAY …
If you have been wanting to make CMUMC your official church home, please let me know right away!  If you have professed membership in a  church in the past, I will be happy to do a simple letter of transfer – if you have never been a member of the church, you can read the vows on our website.  BUT PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
 
THIS SUNDAYThe CREW PARENT MEETING and BOWLING
Contact Brenda for details about this IMPORTANT meeting and FUN bowling excursion! She’ll be giving you the complete fall calendar and discussing CONFIRMATION plans.
 
NEXT SUNDAY 9/20 IS BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
Kids should bring their friends AND their backpacks for an ALL IN “Back to Church” Sunday!!  
 
JOURNEY WITH JESUS PARENTS (Kids 5th and Younger) … 
We’re updating the website calendar and kids page as details become available on upcoming events … have you returned the SURVEY to Brandy? If you need one, contact her!
 
KIDS BEACH CLUB…
Brandy is working with the administration at Lee Elementary and at Kids Beach Club to get details and plans finalized for this fall!  As SOON as we know details, we’ll let you know!
 
SAVE THESE DATES: more details on the website
 
August 27, 5:30-7:30 … The CREW Back to School Bash … a HUGE party!!
 
September 9, 6-8 pm … Journey with Jesus PIZZA, POPCORN & MOVIE NIGHT 
 
September 10th, 9:45 am  … Adult Sunday school starts back  with coffee and conversation around the BOOK OF RUTH … if you need childcare, I need 48 hours notice please. Everyone is welcome … contact Wendi for details.
 
September 16th, 5:30-7:30 … ADULT KIDS, dinner and game night … the CREW is hosting a dinner for all our active seniors
 
SEE YOU SUNDAY!!
 
Debbie Lyons 
Pastor, Caddo Mills United Methodist Church 
PO Box 417 – 2500 First Street, Caddo Mills, TX.  75135  
903-527-3470  (TEXT 972-896-5254)