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It almost seems unreal;

my family and I have


fnally arrived in Texas. We
have been anxiously
awaiting this day, and at
times it felt as if we just
wouldn't make it here.
Now with glad and
thankful hearts we begin
this new chapter in our
journey of life and
ministry. At this time of
transition, I would like to
take a moment to give
thanks.
I ofer thanks for the gift
of old friends. Without
them we may not have
survived the recent
months of endless
packing, sorting, and
existing in the midst of
chaos. They have
supported us physically by
the labor of their hands.
They have supported us
emotionally through their
gracious words and
Children and youth (pg. 2)
Choir Notes (pg. 3)
Important Dates (p. 4)
Calendar (p. 5)
Vol. 10, No. 7 July 1, 2014
(cont. on pg. 6)
In this Edition
Welcome Cartwright Family!
We are taking a
break from our
weekly K5 Kids
meeting for
summer. We will
have activities
planned
periodically, so
be on the
lookout for
information about upcoming events!
The Youth Group is going to summer hours!!
We will not meet every Wednesday, but we will
have some fun things to do this summer. Stay
tuned for information on all upcoming
activities!
Summer Camp
Lakeview Summer Camp is here! PLEASE be at
the church with your camper, ready to go at
7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 7th. We could use
some help getting kids down and back. If you
would be available to haul children, please
contact the church office (903-873-2569).
If you would like to send a note to a camper,
the address is :
Camper Name
Grade Level
North x Northwest District Camp
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801

Our campers are:
Austin Caldwell 8
Marissa Fields 7
Dalton Huf 6
Claira Huf 5
McKenzie Massey 10
Katie McDonald 6
Jared McDonald 9
Darya Ross 10
Darby Watson 7
Aidan Watson 6
Abby Wilcoxson 7

HELP WANTED!
Needed:
Adult child care provider for our church
nursery. Sunday mornings, 8:20 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Contact the church ofce (903-873-2569) or
Theresa Turner (903-873-3447)
Our counselors are:
Kelly Miracle
Dianne Patterson
Rebecca Rowe












Our mission at VBS this year was collecting
school supplies for the Back to School Fair. Our
kiddos raised 450 items!!
Help Jana on Her 3 Day Journey
Jana Davis, and her husband Damon, will walk in
their 2nd 3 Day 60 mile journey in November to
raise money for breast cancer research. They are
walking in memory of Linda Glover. If you would
like to help them meet their fund raising goal,
forms will be available at the church or you can
donate online at the3day.org. Keep an eye out
for more opportunities to give to this cause.
Notes from the Loft
Summer Singers Needed:
The Sanctuary choir is now on
its summer schedule, when
we meet for rehearsal on the frst Wednesday
of the month at 7:00 P. M. Our next monthly
rehearsal will be Wednesday, July 2. New
members are welcome at any time; at the
present time, our needs are limited to the
soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections. Come
to rehearsal on the 2nd or just come to the
choir room on Sundays at, or shortly after,
10:30 A. M. See you at Choir!
Love,
Bob
Cottage Meetings
We are looking for folks willing to host a small
group in their home for a cottage meeting
with our new pastor. If you would be interest-
ed, please contact the ofce 903-873-2569.
Thanks!
Thank You Cards
Thank you for your love, concern, and care
during his lifetime and at his death.
It was absolutely wonderful to have the great
lunch ready and waiting for our family after
the funeral. Your loving service and faithful
prayers are a tremendous blessing to us all.
The James Lawrence Family

Dear RMUMC family,
Thank you for the lunch and bible you gave me
graduation. I really appreciate your
thoughtfulness.
Love,
Zac Moore

Dear Russell Memorial Family,
Thank you for your wonderful love and
support for my family and me during our four
years of ministry with you. Your generous gift
at our departing was truly a blessing. You will
ever be in our hearts and prayers. God has
incredible things in store for you!
Grace & peace,
Billy








Erin and I would like to take a minute to send
out a heart felt thank you to everyone involved
with this years VBS. From your gifts to your
prayers, to the time you volunteered, we
appreciated it all!! It was a great time thanks to
all of you! Nancy
Our Presence and Our Gifts
June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22
the early service 42 42 50 42
Sunday School 79 76 87 92
Traditional Worship 95 93 104 140
$8,089.25 $6,630.37 $5,089.61 $5,529.31
Dates to Remember!
July 4, 11:30 a.m. Community Picnic
July 7-11, Church Camp
July 7, 6:00 p.m. Trustees
July 9, 11:30 a.m. Birthday Girls
July 14, 6:00 p.m. Finance
July 20, 12:00 p.m. Church Council
July 21, 6:30 p.m. Day School
July 26, 11:00 a.m. Neighbor to Neighbor
July 27, NO POTLUCK!
SAVE THE DATE: OUR AUCTION WILL BE OCTOBER 4TH
July Worship Assistants

Altar Guild: Theresa Turner (Chairperson), Phillis Humphrey,
Becky Hardy, Judy Powers, Lucy Hill, Linda Malone
Ushers: Gerda David (Head), Denny McCormick, Mike Roddy
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Robin Fincher 7-1
Lillian Cormier 7-4
Ryley Caldwell 7-6
Trinity Hulsey 7-6
F.G. Hardy 7-7
Carol Miracle 7-8
Connie Watson 7-8
Tony Hulsey 7-9
Marissa Fields 7-10
Jim Lathem 7-10
Mack Waller 7-12
Mary Spears 7-12
Judith Hollister 7-17
Peggy Rogers 7-17
Louise Shupp 7-17
Holly Hullum 7-22
Arthur Galope, Sr 7-23
Marie Shastid 7-23
Philip McDonald 7-24
Les Whitacker 7-26
Chris Baldwin 7-27
Mike Williams 7-27
Ronnie Butler 7-28
Nancy Morgan 7-29
Mike Cade 7-30

Community Outreach Program
Neighbor to Neighbor Lunch
11 am-1pm
Fourth Saturday of each month
Deen Building - George Hall
OPEN TO ANYONE
WHO CHOOSES TO COME
Please contact Gerda David for
details (214-538-0192).
July
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2
7:30p.m. Sanctuary
Choir
3 4 Fourth of July
11:30am
Community Picnic
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8:30 am Early
Service
9:45am Sunday
School
11:00am Worship

7 Church Camp
10:00 am Prayer
Group
6:00pm Trustees
8 Church Camp
6:45pm Bee
Keepers


9 Church Camp
Birthday Girls
10 Church Camp 11 Church Camp

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8:30 am Early
Service
9:45 am Sunday
School
11:00 am Worship

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10:00 am Prayer
Group
6:00pm Finance
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7:30am UMM
Breakfast
8:30 am Early
Service
9:45 am Sunday
School
11:00 am Worship
12:00 pm Church
Council
3:00pm Crestwood
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10:00 am Prayer
Group
6:30pm Day
School

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Neighbor to
Neighbor
Lunch 11 am1pm


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8:30am Early
Service
9:45 am Sunday
School
11:00 am Worship
NO POTLUCK


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10:00 am Prayer
Group






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Birthday Girls are going to
Buttermilks in Canton this
month. The reservation is
for 11:30 a.m. If you need a
ride, please meet at the
church by 11:00 a.m. RSVP to
Linda Greenwald 903-896-
4825. Its sure to be a great
time!
actions. When Rene and I have been at our wits end, friends have
literally stood in for us to see that necessary tasks were accomplished. I also give thanks for the
gift of new friends. In the last few months we have been warmly embraced and befriended by
numerous people of the Russell Memorial congregation. Upon our arrival we were simply
overwhelmed by the number of willing hands ready to help us into our new home. Our new friends
here in Wills Point have made us feel at home. For your willingness to welcome us into your
community, we give thanks.
I ofer thanks for new beginnings. The opportunity to explore new possibilities in life is energizing.
We do not know what challenges will come with tomorrow's work in ministry. While we may not
particularly like that uncertainty, we can embrace it with confdence because, in the words of the
old hymn of the church, we know who holds tomorrow. The work of the church is always in God's
hands. As we join together for the work of Christ's church, we can be certain that God holds us in
His divine grace.
Above all else, I give thanks for the faithfulness of our Lord through all that has happened in our
journey here. Through all the trials of moving, through all the unexpected difculties, my family
has been reminded of Christ's shepherding presence with every step we have taken. This
awareness has served as a constant reminder that the Lord has ordered our steps. God has
worked through completely unexpected events to provide for our move to Wills Point. Of this I am
certain, and for this I give thanks. For as long as it is pleasing to God, my family and I are delighted
to be at home among you, serving Jesus for the purpose of the Kingdom.
Thanks be to God; let the journey continue.
Pastor Dave
(cont. from pg. 1)
Here is a picture of all the VBS participants and
Volunteers. We had the best time!
The kids at VBS were very
excited to shave Jerry Dons
head. The 4-5 graders won
the prize for bringing school
supplies and guests!
Remember in Prayer:
Alfred Arvizu
America
Bennie Scott
Bill Lacy
Billy Bobbitt
Billy Bruster
Bo & Maxine Clopton
Bruce Lacy
Clif Rabal
Connie Watsons dad
Cotton & Lue Miles
Chris Cagle
Chuck Currie
David Cartwright & Family
Dennis Basham
Don Hollister
Gayle Groover
Ginger Hess
Methodist Church (RMUMC)
Helen Lawrence
Inez Wade
Israel, Egypt, Syria, Russia,
Ukraine, Venezuela & Iraq
Jane Webber
Jay & Marty Miller
Jennifer Langford
Jim Sandifer
John Frazier
Johnny & Laura Bates
Joni Tunnell
Ken Davis
Lana Burnside Hughes
Liz Ellis
Londell Green
Lopez Miles
Mack Waller
Margaret Butler
Mary Helen Castleberry
Nadine & Charles Mills
Norma Hundley
Our Armed Forces
Our World
Phil Looney
Rick Lutzinger
Robert Ruckart
Sandra Brown
Sharon Akins
Thomas Hill
Tom Richardson
Vivian Pine
Judy Powers
Vic Jordan
Wick Wilkerson
Yadira (Jo) Galope




Memorials

In memory of James Lawrence
given by Tommy & Linda Malone,
Kathy Laney & Family, Jeanie Teel & Family,
Betty Pratt, Maxine Page, F.G. & Becky Hardy,
Powers Family, Ted & Diane James, Jacqueline
Hawkins, Lucy Hill, Robert & Linda Greenwald,
Ted Deen, Sr., Priscilla West, Sara Bullard,
Horace Pat Baker, Susan Crow, Friendship
Class, and Dairy Queen Friends

In memory of Blanche Reed
given by Ted & Diane James, and Ted Deen, Sr.

In memory of Gladys Owens
given by Ted Deen, Sr.

In memory of Hoyt Parsons
given by Molly Brittain.
In memory of Weldon Powers
given by Pat Mitchell,
Robert & Linda Greenwald, Sara Bullard,
Seekers Class, Chancel Choir, Tommy & Linda
Malone, Phyllis Mayo, United Methodist Men,
Dairy Queen Friends, Tom McLeod, Susan Crow,
Maxine Page, Ken & Patsy Aulich, Elizabeth Ellis,
and Billy & Dorothy Bruster.

The Russell Report
Russell Memorial United Methodist Church
A Family Rooted in Christ and Reaching Out in Love
201 S. Fourth Street
P. O. Box 335
Wills Point, TX 75169

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ORGANIZATION
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Wills Point, TX
Dr. Billy Watson, Pastor Dr. Bob Gilbreth, Music Director
Nancy McDonald, Ofce Administrator Fritz Gilbreth, Organist
Theresa Turner, Ladies Hand Bells Director Mary Keller, K5 Kids Coordinator
Denise Ross, Pianist Jackie Cockerham, Financial Administrator
Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Join us Sunday Morning!
Contemporary Worship @ 8:30 Sunday School @ 9:45 Traditional Worship @ 11:00