8-3-17 CMUMC Updates

I spent some time at the High School this morning as a volunteer in the concession stand for the CMISD Foundation … Caddo Mills hosted a STEM Conference (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and we were there to serve these amazing teachers from all around HUNT COUNTY.  Wow, what these kids are learning these days is amazing and I was reminded, yet again, of how important our administrators, teachers and school board members are! Please pray for them all as they get ready to go back to school – our kids need their leadership, knowledge and inspiration!!
Vanessa Pope’s mother, Emily Coe’s grandmother and Sadie and Shelby’s great grandmother passed away yesterday … please keep them in your prayers.
THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th, 10-11:30 AM … What Happens When I Die?
Join me in the EDUCATION BUILDING for a discussion of heaven and hell!  Youth are welcome and if you need childcare, I need to know by Thursday evening please.
DID YOU KNOW: Facebook is a great way to communicate
With Facebook approaching 1 billion daily active users, Facebook Pages are constantly growing in importance and for a small church with a LIMITED advertising budget, our social media presence is important!  I post our sermon titles every Thursday afternoon and any other miscellaneous activities at other times during the week, but PLEASE TAKE PICTURES … THAT’S what followers like to see!  Send a few good pictures of things that are going on and we’ll review/approve them quickly!  And please LIKE and share on your OWN page everything going on so YOUR friends see what’s happening!
ALSO … if you use your location services on your phone, it’s SIMPLE to tap one little location icon on your phone to show you’re at CMUMC!  If you don’t know how to do this, Facebook has EASY instructions … click here.
ONLY 5 KIDS LEFT FOR “Back to School Adoption” … bring your supplies and backpacks back by Sunday, 8/13 please …
Thanks to all of you are brought or are bringing backpacks and those who adopted one of the 16 kids and 7 families we are supporting.  I can email you a list if you’d be willing to adopt one of these 5 kids (No backpacks needed, just paper, markers, glue sticks, etc.) Please pray for these 6 families and 16 kids!
1 2nd grade
2 4th grade
1 5th grade
1 6th grade 
1 8th grade 
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS: Sunday, August 20th … 11 am
Be sure you bring your backpacks!
START SAVING YOUR “STUFF” … we’re having a RUMMAGE SALE, October 21st
Brenda and the CREW will be spearheading the NEXT garage sale to raise money for their ministry, but start NOW saving your good stuff!!!
– YOUTH PARENT MEETING: Sunday, August 13, 4:30 PM ... in addition to hearing about all the fall events planned, I will spend a few minutes discussing CONFIRMATION, a very important milestone in the faith journey of your kids. 
The CREW BOWLING night … Sunday, August 13, 5:30 … after the parent meeting the kids will have dinner and then go to Shenanigans for BOWLING!  Brenda will be sending you the costs and details and remember, we’re always looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve a lite dinner!! youth@caddomillsumc.org 
– NO YOUTH GROUP Sunday, August 20th ... it’s back to school the next day!
– HUGE BACK TO SCHOOL BASH … Sunday, August 27th … kids will DEFINITELY want to wearing shirts that can get VERY, VERY dirty!!
Debbie Lyons 
Pastor, Caddo Mills United Methodist Church 
PO Box 417 – 2500 First Street, Caddo Mills, TX.  75135