WEWELCOME YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DUBLIN, TEXAS Sunday JULY 22, 2018, 11am Service: The Scripture is Ephesians 2:11-22 and the message will be brought by the Gideon's and will ask for a free will donation at the end of the service, which helps the organization procure bible for free distribution to our youth in college and motels, hotels and hospitals. "'COMMUNITY TABLE" On the last Wednesday each month from 5PM to 7PM come join us for a delicious meal, it is free of costs and we welcome everyone! Please come and invite friends or family members to come with you. Good Food and Good Fellowship. In June we served 260 people. "Well done" to ALL involved. Central Texas United Methodist Church Annual Conference was held in Waco Convention Center June 10 through June 13. We enjoyed many worship experiences as well as to conduct the business of our conference for another year. We had a number of pastors Ordained including John Woodard at DeLeon First United Methodist Church in DeLeon. When you see him, congratulate him for this is a lengthy and complicated process. We received our appointments yesterday and I will be returning to First UMC, Dublin and Laurel St. UMC, Dublin for another year! I am running short of time so I will post more later. Pray for your Church, your Community and for each other constantly! God's Blessings of Presence, Peace, Grace and Love be upon you!
Bishops kick off Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward -- WASHINGTON, D.C. _ The Council of Bishops in partnership with The Upper Room is launching Phase 3 of Praying our Way Forward. Phase 1 involved 84 members of the Council of Bishops praying for The United Methodist Church’s way forward for 15 minutes daily, from August to December 2016. This was followed by Phase 2, which resulted in 18 continuous months of daily individual and corporate prayer by faithful members of annual conferences around the globe. “Now we are ready to launch Phase 3, which begins June 3 and continues through the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019. In this phase, we are encouraging every United Methodist to fast weekly and to pray daily with the Council of Bishops,” said Bishop Al Gwinn, the Prayer Team Coordinator. In Phase 3, all United Methodists are invited to: 1. Engage in a weekly Wesleyan 24-hour fast from Thursday after dinner to Friday mid-afternoon. Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be unadvisable might consider fasting from social media, emails or another daily activity. 2. Pause and pray for our church’s mission and way forward daily for four minutes from 2:23 through 2:26 am or pm in their own time zone OR at another time. This is because the Special Session of General Conference will be held February 23 through February 26, 2019. 3. Pray using a weekly prayer calendar that will be posted on the UMCPrays.org website from June 2, 2018 through the end of February 2019. The calendar will list a unique cluster of names each week. The names will balance USA bishops and delegates with Central Conference bishops and delegates. It will also include General Secretaries, Commission on a Way Forward members, the Commission of the General Conference and the staff of the General Conference. “We urge every Annual Conference to use the video available on the umcprays.org website to promote Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward. There will also be a local church media kit with downloadable resources including logos, social media posts, and bulletin inserts available by Memorial Day,” said Tom Albin, director of Spiritual Formation for The Upper Room. Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett, Council of Bishops Life Together chair added: “We believe that the acts of weekly fasting and prayer will help us approach General Conference both individually and corporately in a posture of humility and receptivity to one another and to the leadership of God’s Holy Spirit” For more details, visit UMCPrays.org.
email@example.com Pastor - Ken Lunsford firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary- Leta Sage Mailing Address: First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 248 Dublin, Texas 76446