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First United Methodist Church

201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches Texas 75961

NEWSLETTER
Volume 8, Issue 11
December 2015
NOVEMBER
25 - Church Office
Closed at noon - Sun, Nov
29

29Hanging of the
Greens Service at 6 pm
Sanctuary
DECEMBER
05 - CHRISTMAS OPEN
HOUSE
In the Sanctuary
4 pm - TubaChrismas
Concert
5 pm - Music of
The Season
In the Parlor
5 pm Santa & Mrs Clause
In the Gathering Area
5 pm Wassail
On the Front Lawn
4 pm - Petting Zoo
6 pm - Youth Live Nativity
6:30 pm - Parade
06 - Parsonage
Christmas Open House
between 2 - 4 pm
13 - Journey to
Bethlehem @ 9:45 am FLC
Chancel Choir
Cantata during the 10:55
am Traditional Worship
Service
20 - A Night Like No
Other @ 9:45 am - Chapel
Service of Hope at
6:00 pm - Sanctuary
24 - Christmas Eve
Services
6 pm & 11 pm
Carols, Communion and
Candlelight Service in the
Sanctuary
27 - One Service ONLY at
10 am - A D Players

WORSHIP/SUNDAY SCHOOL TIMES


8:45 am
Contemporary Worship Service
9:45 am
Sunday School
10:55 am
Traditional Worship Service

Church Office (936) 564-8308


Fax (936) 564-8582
Email: info.fumcnac.org
Website: www.fumcnac.org

Office Hours: Mon-Thur: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon. Closed for lunch 12:00 -1:00

FUMCNAC Invites You To


Celebrate ADVENT With US

Hanging of the Greens Service


Sunday, November 29 - 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Advent is a season for preparing, not only do we prepare
our hearts for the celebration of the coming of the Christ
Child, we also prepare the Sanctuary for this festive
time!. The service will be family-centered, including children
as readers and participants. Following the service, we will
have refreshments and Christmas caroling in the Parlor.

TUBAChristmas Concert
Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 pm
in the Sanctuary
Don't miss the annual TubaChristmas Concert at
First United Methodist Church featuring Dr. J. D.
Salas, Tuba and Euphonium players from all over
East Texas. This continues a long tradition begun in
New York's Rockefeller Plaza in 1974.
Come enjoy a low-brass Christmas Musical Feast.

A Note from the Senior Pastor


Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in
heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
Luke 6:23
Christmas is a vision that enables all of us to look around us and see what
is amazing and good in our lives. It is a reminder that we all need the
laughter of God to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously. I think of it
as the Christian idea of humor that says whatever falls into the earth will
rise again. Our laughter is the echo of Christmas joy in each one of us.
If you really understand and accept the mystery of Bethlehem, glad tidings
of great joy, you heart will be filled with the laughter of God. You are sad
now but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy, and that
joy no one shall take from you (John 16:22).
I know that Christmas is a season of busy and hectic, my prayer for you is
that every day, you would take a moment, look around you, experience the
joy, the laughter, that is in Christ Jesus.
Peace,

A Note from the Associate Pastor


16

The word of Christ must live in you richly. Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms,
hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 Whatever you do, whether in speech
or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:16-17 (CEB)
The other day I wandered into Lowes. I was in need of a few nails to hang pictures, but when I entered the
doors I had to stop and check my watch. Yes, it was still November and I wasnt going crazy, but the Christmas decorations are already out! What happened to Thanksgiving? Thankfulness is not something that comes naturally to
most of us, even us Christians. Its a skill that we have to develop, but like any other skill the only way to do this is
through practice.
One of my favorite ways to practice this is to keep a thankfulness notebook. Before bed every night, write
down 5 things you are thankful for. They can be small (someone who smiled at you) or huge (family and friends).
Everyone can find five. If you do this, each day it will become easier. You will start to notice those things for which
you are thankful, and you will become thankful for more things. This holiday season, lets not skip over thankfulness
or the joy that it brings.
Blessings,

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Continued from page 1Advent Celebration

Christmas Open House


Christmas
Open
House

Saturday, December 5
In the Sanctuary
4:00 pm - TubaChristmas Concert in the Sanctuary
5:00 pm - Music Of the Season featuring Dr. Brad Meyer
(Director of SFA Steel Band), Heart-to-Heart Chorus,
Bell Choir and Childrens Presentation
In the Parlor
5:00 pm - Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Bell Tower
5:00 pm Wassail
On the Front Lawn
4:00 pm - Petting Zoo
6:00 pm - Youth Live Nativity
6:30 pm - Christmas Parade

Parsonage Christmas Open House


Jeff and Lene invite you to
Christmas Open House at the Parsonage
4412 Raguet Street on
Sunday, December 6 between 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

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Continued from page 3Advent Celebration

Chancel Choir Cantata


Sunday, December 13 during the 10:55 am Traditional Worship Service

Magnificat: Mark Hayes setting of the "Song of Mary" from Luke 1: 46-55 is a
lyrical and poignant setting of one of the earliest Marian hymns in
Christianity. Hayes combines the purity of the Latin text with English for the sake
of congregational understanding to bridge past traditions with a fresh, vibrant
setting of the text in a contemporary manner. We hope you will love it!

Sunday, December 13 at 9:45 am in the Family Life Center


Children are invited to Journey to Bethlehem. Pass through time and into the days when
Jesus was born.

Sunday, December 20 at 9:45 am in the Chapel


During the Sunday School hour, Childrens Ministry will have a Live Nativity in the Chapel. Come visit
the Holy Family. You are invited to take pictures with your children and loved ones. Please bring your children
by for the Night Like No Other presentation and gift.

Service of Hope
Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 pm
in the Sanctuary
The magic of the holidays is often missing for those suffering grief and loss. Bright lights and the
sounds of Christmas Carols do not always lift heavy hearts. If you or someone you know is experiencing
the loneliness and sadness of loss, you are not alone. On December 20, the longest night of the year,
First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches will have a worship service honoring and remembering our
losses in a place of faith, hope and love, where prayers, music and messages will comfort and uplift you.
This service will be held in the Sanctuary at 6:00 pm. First United Methodist Church is located at
201 E. Hospital Street in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information, contact the church office at
936-564-8308.

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Continued from page 4Advent Celebration

Christmas Eve Services


Thursday, December 24
6:00 pm & 11:00 pm

Carols, Communion and Candlelight Service


in the Sanctuary

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS


Sunday, December 27 - One Service only at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary
10:00 am One Worship Service ONLY with A. D. Players A
Houston-based Christian Drama Company will be performing a
show called "A Cardboard Christmas" which are the true stories
behind the hymns "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night."
Great for all ages.

MEMORIAL GIFTS
Memorial Gifts were given:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM :

Marjorie Terry
Skeeter & Carolyn Davis
Mrs. Lucile DeWitt
Harold Bogan
Gwen Harper
Jerry & Mary Lynn Andis, Dick & Pat Rayne
Helen Foreman
Hila Wilkerson
Merle Arrant
Emmie Peacock Smith

GO GREEN
Email Kathy @ kathy.t@fumcnac.org to receive your contribution statement electronically.
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THANKSGIVING COVERED DISH


CHURCH-WIDE THANKSGIVING COVERED DISH
Our Thanksgiving Covered Dish Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 22nd in
the Family Life Center immediately after the Late Service. We ask each family to bring
one dish according to the plan shown below (be sure to prepare enough for your family
and 8 other people). Turkey, dressing and bread will be furnished by the church.
Members who worship at the Early Service are urged to return for the good meal.
If your last name begins with A F - please bring either Sweet Potato or Potato Casseroles
If your last name begins with G M - please bring either Green Beans or Broccoli
If your last name begins with N S - please bring Desserts (please have your dessert sliced or cut at home)
If your last name begins with T Z - please bring Green or Fruit Salads

HELP US DECORATE OUR CHURCH


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
At least it has been if you have been in any store. The first Sunday of Advent is November 29
and by then the church will be decorated as well. The Worship Committee will be decorating the
Sanctuary and other areas of the church on Sunday, November 22. If you could help that would
be great! If you have questions contact Caryl Hall, 936-560-3322.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE


Each year the churches of Nacogdoches sponsor a Thanksgiving Service and
Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2508 Appleby Sand Road. The service is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday, November 23, 2015 followed by
dinner at 7:00 pm. Rev. Leo Douglass from St. Pauls CME will be delivering the thanksgiving message.
Thanksgiving meals are also delivered each year to those who are homebound and to poor families in the Nacogdoches area. In order to provide the
necessary amount of food, we need six volunteers who will agree to cook a
turkey and deliver it to the gym at Sacred Heart by noon on November 23,
2015. We also need volunteers who will help deliver the meals in the afternoon (2 4 pm) on November 23. Everyone is invited to join the Community Choir which will rehearse on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 pm at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church. If you would like to participate in this mission
of sharing during the Thanksgiving season, please email - sharon.b@fumcnac.org or call Sharon Bright in the
Church Office (936) 564-8308. May God bless you and keep you!!!
____I will cook a turkey and deliver it to Sacred Heart.
____I would like to help deliver food to the poor and homebound.
____I would like to participate in the Community Choir.

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ANGEL TREE

Angel Tree (Nov 22 - Dec 6)


During advent there will be a tree at the Preschool Reception Area
by the FLC decorated with angel cards, each representing a child
who has at least one parent in prison. Each card has the sizes and the needs of the child. Choose an
angel from the tree and buy presents for him or her, totaling around $50. The gifts are collected at the
Church (by Sunday, December 6) and delivered to the children in the name of their parent, along with a personal message from the parent to their child. Remember to pray for these children and their parents, that
God will be very real to them this Christmas and that they may be reunited next year in a Christian home.

CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE


A portion of our regularly-scheduled Church Council Meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 5:30 pm in the Parlor
will be a Called Charge Conference. Church Council Chairs, please be reminded to email sharon.b@fumcnac.org your
reports by Thursday, November 19 to be able to view it online.

BRING A FRIEND TO CHURCH SUNDAY


On Sunday, November 29, 2015 the First Sunday in Advent.
We hope you will bring a friend to church with you. Help us initiate the glorious season of Christ Birth.

MISSION NEWS
Volunteers needed for Nacogdoches County Christmas Blessings
This years event will be held at the Expo Center on Wednesday, December 16th. Love INC, Toys for Tots, Empty
Stocking, and other organizations have united in this event to qualify participants and avoid duplication. There are a
wide variety of activities that you can participate in to help the Love INC staff make this a wonderful Christmas for the
working poor and others in need.
Set Up Love INC will collect toys and other donations up to the event. The day before the event, Tuesday, December 15th, they will set up the Expo Center like a store, sorting toys by age and gender. MANY volunteers
are needed to put this together. You may want to encourage your UMW Circle or Sunday School class to participate. They will begin at 9:00 AM and work until they are done. Depending on the number of volunteers, they
are usually through by 5:00 p.m.
The BIG DAY December 16th. They need shoppers to walk around with the clients while they choose gifts for their
children. There is also a place for children who come with their parent to do crafts. Volunteers are needed to
supervise the craft area while their parents shop. Clients will have assigned appointment times, and volunteers
can sign up to help in 3-hour increments beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event will last until 8:00 p.m.; volunteers
are needed to help with tear down.
Provide refreshments for the volunteers You are welcome to provide refreshments for volunteers on December
16th.
Love INC wants to thank those volunteers who have helped in the past. They hope you will join them this year.
This is as much of a blessing to the volunteers as it is to the clients! For more information, call Love INC at 936569-8555.
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ADVENT BIBLE STUDY


2015 Advent Bible Study
Sunday Nights at 5:00 pm from Nov. 29th-Dec. 20th
In the coming weeks of Advent, I hope you will join us in exploring the meaning of Christs incarnation, through an innovative study entitled Embodied Light. The book, written by Melissa Tidwell, provides short daily readings (2-3 pages) to re-focus your day and help to explore the purpose of the season of Advent.
We will be called to deeper faith, incorporating our whole selves (body, mind, and spirit), as we
seek to follow the fully human/divine Jesus Christ. The study will be led by Rev. Trent Oliver.
Please contact the church office or sign up on the sheets just outside the sanctuary. (Books will
be $10).

GREETING MINISTRY
2016 Greeting Ministry
The greeting ministry is one of the most important ministries of our church. Its a way
we participate in Gods prevenient grace, which beckons us to come and bids us to
grow. Our greeters warm welcome and smile are the true beginning of worship together in our community.
Since this ministry is so important, we are working to expand the greeting ministry,
and thats where you come in! If you feel called to practice hospitality and make others welcome, we would love to invite you to become a part of the greeting ministry.
Our greeters sign up for a month of at a time. What this entails is coming 15-30
minutes before service and welcoming people. Thats it! As soon as service begins, you are welcome to return to your
seats and worship like normal.
I hope you will consider serving next year with our greeters. There will be a training/interest meeting on Dec.
6th in the sanctuary immediately following both services. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Trent Oliver at
trent.o@fumcnac.org.

RED CROSS SHELTER


When the church went into our remodeling program we ask the Red Cross to take us off the
shelter list. We think it is time to re-enlist in some form or fashion. There are several options
open to us and what sheltering could look like for us in the future. But first, we need to retrain
and organize. The Red Cross would like to come in and spend a few hours with as many of us
who would volunteer. They will guide us through some new approaches and skills we need to
learn to be certified as a RC shelter.
If you are interested and will give a small amount of your time to train, we need for you to sign
up. When we get a good list together, we will set a date for the Red Cross to come in and take
us through the course.
You do not need to call the church office. Just contact Jim Jenkins at 936-554-1408. As the list grows, he will post it
near the office along, with any other needed information.
This Church has always had a heart for sheltering, and we know you will respond to this call for help.

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CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDER FORM


Christmas Poinsettias Order Form
You may place your order in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends. The cost is $10 each. Please fill
out this form and place it in the offering plate with your check payable to FUMC or you may return it to the
Church Office. Deadline for placing orders is Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Please note: Poinsettias may be picked up after the 6:00 pm or 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Services.
Name:__________________________________________

Contact No:_________________________

No. of Poinsettias:______________________________

In Memory of (Name ONLY):_______________________________________________________________


______________________________________________________________________________________

In Honor of (Name ONLY):________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________________
~~~Thank you for your help in decorating the Church Sanctuary this Christmas~~~

THANK YOU
The words thank you are spoken by people every day. They are used at every type of event. However, at
this time they are just inadequate to express all my feelings. I cannot imagine shaping words into sentences that
would be moving enough or powerful enough to express the honor I feel. The oak tree dedicated by the Church is a
symbol of fidelity and strength that far exceeds any contribution I may have made. The announcement in Church
stunned me. Pastor McDonalds words at the dedication overwhelmed and humbled me.
The efforts of many people were necessary to compile the survey that the Pastor spoke about at the dedication.
It was a yearlong project by the trustees in 2014 and implementation began this year. The work produced a propertycondition report and ten-year plan for repairs and renewal. However, I stress to you, this was group effort. So when you
see them you should thank, Colleen Abernathy, Jerry Andis, Jim Jenkins, Bob Palm, Brian Payne, Pat Rayne, Sam
Smith, Bob Stevens, Dawn Stover, John White, and Tim Young. Moreover, your prayers and thoughts of stewardship
should now be directed to our churchs Finance Committee, for it is they who will determine or develop the ways and
means to complete the work.
Thank you,

Harold Hall
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YOUTH MINISTRY
Ignite Ministry Calendar
Ignite Youth meet in the Youth Center on Wednesday nights
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Jr. High meets 6-7:30 pm (7-8th)
Sr. High meets 6:30-8 pm (9-12th)
Ignite Bible Study meets on Sunday nights
5:30 pm Open Gym and Snack Supper (FLC)
6:30-7:30 pm Ignite Bible Study (YC:7-12th)
Ignite Sunday Morning meets every Sunday morning at 9:45 am
7-12th in the YC
Juice, Coffee, Donuts, Kolaches, and a relevant Bible Lesson
November
11-Ignite: Friends Matter
15-Ignite Bible Study: James
18-Ignite: The Cross Matters
22-Ignite Bible Study: The Compassion Experience!
25-Thanksgiving Break
29-Thanksgiving Break
Special Events
Saturday, December 5th: Youth Live Nativity @ 6p
Jan. 29-31: The Difference weekend retreat. More Info @
www.fumcnac.org/youth-events

December
2-Ignite: Advent Conspiracy
6-Ignite Bible Study: James
9-Ignite: Advent Conspiracy
13-Ignite Bible Study: James
16-Ignite Christmas Party
20-Christmas Break
23-Christmas Break
27-Christmas Break
30-Christmas Break

CHILDRENS MINISTRY
FUMC Childrens Ministries
Live Nativity Petting Zoo
On December 5th, 2015
(the night of the Open House)
from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Childrens Ministries will also be complimenting the Youth Live Nativity by


providing live nativity animals (including a camel, donkey, a lamb and 2 goats)
for the Nativity at 6:00 pm.

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FUMCNAC CALENDAR
NOVEMBER
22 - Church-Wide Thanksgiving Covered Dish at 12 noon in the
Family Life Center
Disciple II Bible Study at 4 pm - Conference Room
Confirmation Class at 6:30 pm - Room 208
23 - Community Thanksgiving Service
12:00 pm-Cook Turkeys to be delivered to Sacred Heart
02:00 pm-Delivery of food to shut-ins
03:00 pm-Choir Rehearsal
06:00 pm-Service
07:00 pm-Dinner
25 - Church Office Closed at noon - Sunday, Nov 29
29 - Hanging of the Greens Service at 6 pm - Sanctuary
Disciple II Bible Study at 4 pm - Conf. Room

DECEMBER
01 - Worship Committee Meeting at 5:00 pm - Library
Adult Council Meeting at 5:30 pm - Conference Room
03 - Board of Trustees Meeting at 5:15 pm Library
Charge Conference/Church Council Meeting at 5:30 pm - Parlor
05Christmas Open House beginning at 4 pm
06 - Deadline for Angel Tree Gifts
Greeters Meeting at 9:45am/12 noon - Sanctuary
Parsonage Open House - 2 pm - 4 pm
Confirmation Class at 6:30 pm - Room 208
08Childrens Ministry Meeting at 5:30 pm - Conference Room
UMW Circle VI Meeting at 6:00 pm
10 - Heart-to-Heart Chorus - Meet at 9:30 am/Perform at Nacogdoches Treatment
Center at 10:30 am
Evangelism Committee Meeting at 4 pm - Library
Finance Committee Meeting at 5:30 pm - Library
13 - FUMC Blood Drive at 8:00 am - FLC
Journey to Bethlehem at 9:45 am - FLC
Chancel Choir Cantata during 10:55 am service
Confirmation Class (Christmas Party)
14Primetimers at 10:30 amFLC
15UMW Circle I Meeting at 9:30 amLibrary

UMW Circles II & IV at 9:30 am; UMW Circle VII at 10 am


17 - Missions Committee Meeting at 6:30 pm -Conf Room
18 - Preschool Christmas Program - Sanctuary
20 - Night Like No Other at 9:45 am - Chapel
Service of Hope at 6:00 pm - Sanctuary
21 - UMW Circle III Meeting
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
AT NOON WED, DEC 23 - SUN, DEC 27
24 - Christmas Eve Services - 6 pm & 11 pm
27 - One Service ONLY - A D Players
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
THUR, DEC 31 - SUN, JAN 3

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
The January Newsletter Articles should be emailed to
sharon.b@fumcnac.org by 3:00 pm Wed, Dec 9, 2015
BULLETIN and E-News DEADLINE
Bulletin and E-News should be emailed to
sharon.b@fumcnac.org by 3:00 pm Tuesdays.
ROOM RESERVATIONS
If you are planning to reserve a room in the Church
for a meeting, gathering, etc., a request can be made
either by completing a Building Use Form that can be found in the
Workroom or online at www.fumcnac.org; scroll down to the
bottom of the page and click resources, church forms and then
building use. For more information contact Jim Jenkins at
936-564-8308 or email jim.j@fumcnac.org.
ACCESS ACS
To obtain an ACCESS ACS user ID, logon to www.fumcnac.org,
click the ACCESS ACS link at the bottom of the page. For more
information, kindly contact Sharon Bright at 936-564-8308 or
email sharon.b@fumcnac.org.

Regularly-Scheduled Meetings
Mondays:
Mens Emmaus Reunion Group meets at 7:30 am in the Parlor (1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays)
HRT Emmaus Reunion Group meets on Mondays at 5:30 pm - Barbara LaFours
Tuesdays:
Celebrate Service Rehearsal at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Wednesdays:
Christian Writers Fellowship at 5:45 pm
YoWe (Youth on Wednesday Evenings) at 5:30 pm-Jr. High Ignite; 6:30 pm Sr. High Ignite - Youth Center
Bell Choir Rehearsal at 6:00 pm in Room 207
Chancel Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room.
Thursdays:
Grace Emmaus Reunion Group meeting at 8:30 am in the Conference Room
Heart-to-Heart Chorus at 9:00 am in the Choir Room and performances at Nursing Homes at 10:00 am (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Sundays:
Youth Praise Band practice at 4:30 pm in the Youth Lounge
Cub Scouts meets at 5:00 pm in the Scout Lodge
Youth on Sunday Night 5:30-Youth Open Gym; 6:30 pm-Ignite Bible Study
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Our Staff
DR. JEFF McDONALD
Senior Pastor
jeff.m@fumcnac.org
REV. TRENT OLIVER
Associate Pastor
trent.o@fumcnac.org
JEFF CAMPBELL
Director of Youth Ministry
jeff.c@fumcnac.org
ELSA JORDAN
Director of Childrens Ministry
elsa.j@fumcnac.org
LISA LABOSKY
Director of Preschool
lisa.l@fumcnac.org
BECCA ANTHONY
Asst. Director of Preschool
becca.a@fumcnac.org
DR. TOD FISH
Director of Music Ministry
tod.f@fumcnac.org
DR. GARY WURTZ
Celebrate Worship Leader
gary.w@fumcnac.org
DR. ANDY PARR
Organist
andy.p@fumcnac.org
SHARON BRIGHT
Office Manager
sharon.b@fumcnac.org
KATHY THOMAS
Financial Secretary
kathy.t@fumcnac.org
JIM JENKINS
Building Manager
jim.j@fumcnac.org

PRAYER CONCERNSUPDATED, Monday, November 11 (am)


Melanie Kieffer (requested by Patrick Rovers Houser), Annette Martin, Rachel Turnage, Bobbie Forsythe, Mike Rigsby, Vida Raney, Marie Baker, Steven Russell (Lynn Teagues brother), Mickey McDonald (Jeff McDonalds father), Ann Wilson, Lety Ceja (Preschool Teacher), Sue Smith, Michael Johnson,
Macra Brunson, Campbell Cox, Rudy Washburn, Hunter LaGrone (requested by Charles Reynolds),
Jenny Scott (Kay Jeffreys daughter), Juan Alvarez (requested by Karina Ibarra), Katie White (Preschool
Teacher), Jeff Thomas (Carla Coffees cousin), Jonathan Wolfe (Gale Whites son), Stephanie Bentz
(Cathy Johnsons daughter), Jean Stephens, Bette Lewis, McKenzie Hanlon (requested by Colleen Abernathy), Dave Collun (Sheila Smiths cousin), Kirk Watson (Kelly Youngs brother), Suzanne Ferguson,
Arin Lee, Leah Dorsey (Leon Dorseys daughter), Roy Laprarie (Al Smiths brother-in-law), Jena & Zack
Koerner, Cecilia Andis (Jerry Andis sister), Richard McCray, Jan McIntyre, Jean Frankie, Connie Lester,
Bess Ellen Dillen (Mary Akins sister-in-law), Peggy Cox, Eddie Ash (David Ashs father), Dianne House,
Sue Whatley, Daniel Coolidge, Kate Maloy, Joe Butters, The Rosenbaums (Jana LaFours parents),
Anne DRaj (Sharon Brights sister), David Lymbery (Betty Bunchs grandson), Roger Van Horn, Debbie
Sellman (friend of Jo Taylor), Jack Macris (Sharon Scifres brother), Bret Hightower (Helen Grouts
nephew), Jarrell Grout, Al Campbell, Mary Jo Hutchison, Rick Potter (friend of Betty Ford), J W Cayce
(friend of Ray & Judy Hartenstein), Terry Robinson (Jenny Johnstons father), Jarrod Johnson (SFA
basketball player), Brad Hull (Doris Smiths son-in-law), Ashley Akin (Mary Akins granddaughter), Elvin
Erwin, Kittie Dobbs, Judy Hairston, Jean Adams (friend of Sue Law), Shirley Reed (Dayna Westbrooks
mother), Doug Smith (Sam Smiths brother), James Lee (Jo Taylors husband), Hank Curbow, Peyton
Ramsey, A. L. Mangham, Danny Quick, (Audry Quicks son), Jewel Gardner (Karen Jenlinks aunt),
Rosemary Moffatt (Tanya Kellys mother), Jammie Cole, Randy Doan (Malcolm Doans brother), Amy
Ames, (Debra Bankstons niece), Erik Robberson (Rev. Barbara Robbersons son), Rebecca Brimmage
(niece of Jerome Brimmage).
Our Hearts Go Out To
The family of C. D. Thomas on his passing
Military Personnel in Combat Zone
Jack Duffin (requested by Sarah Duffin), Jake Trotter
Names will remain on a published prayer list for 90 days. The prayer team appreciates current
updates on requests. Please email your requests and updates to fumcnac@suddenlinkmail.com.
If you know of a member of FUMC who is in the hospital or who will be having surgery, kindly contact
the Church Office - 564-8308.

The mission of the First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches is to make disciples through
Christ-centered service and outreach. With Gods help, we will do this through witnessing,
teaching and loving.

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