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  • Interactive Dinner Theater: To raise funds for Military Ministry,

    Interactive Dinner Theater: To raise funds for Military Ministry,

    Dinner Theater: Saturday, Aug. 4 at 6 PM or Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5 PM

    Tickets go on sale this Sunday at church, or call (210) 772-3345 to make reservations for “Shoestring Theatre”—a play within a play.  Rehearsals take place Sundays at 2 PM and if you are interested in helping with the production, with cooking, or serving, please talk to director Connie Norton.  There will also be a silent auction with this play.  Remember that all the funds raised will help our active and retired military through Bible studies, Bible resources, Christian marriage counseling and retreats, and PTSD recovery through CRU Military Ministry.  Show you care and help promote this interactive dinner theater.

  • Vacation Bible School 2018, July 16-20

    Vacation Bible School 2018, July 16-20

    VBS starts next week.  Are your kids going to be there? Are your neighbor’s kids going to be there?  “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” – a VBS where kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.  Led by our in-reach ministry team, the fun will take place in the evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday, from July 16 to 20.  We still could use more crew leader assistants, who help shepherd a small group of children through the different “stations,” so please pray and consider helping.  We truly need you. Everyone, please keep this important ministry in your prayers. 

  • 2018 Youth Summer Mission Trip

    2018 Youth Summer Mission Trip

    The Youth Mission Trip took place June 24 – 30 this year.  There were six adults and twelve youth that participated. Their destination was San Augustine County, Texas.  They again connected with Next Step Ministries, which is doing extensive work in that community to help those in need.  Our group broke into two work teams for the week. One team worked on the home of an 89 year old widow.  Next Step suggested at first that she tear down her home and they could start over, but she loves her home so our team leveled the back corner of the house, replaced window panes and siding, and installed shelving and trim in the kitchen.  The other team helped build an addition on a portable building to become a woman’s home.  They framed the outside walls and roof, and put decking on the roof.  In addition, they wired the original part of the building.  The mission trip company that the youth group works under, Next Step Ministries, not only plans a week where youth can learn to serve and be the hands and feet of Christ, but they also make sure the youth have a time of worship and learning about God.  Each morning after breakfast, they had morning devotions, then devotions during lunch, and would finish off the day with a worship service and a time of reflection on how God is working in their lives.  The youth mission trip was a blessing for everyone.  Thank you to all those who also participated in this mission trip through your prayers and financial contributions. 

  • M.A.D. Camp Completed!  - Music/Art/Drama Program, June 18-22

    M.A.D. Camp Completed!  - Music/Art/Drama Program, June 18-22

    Our M.A.D. summer children's program (Music, Art and Drama) was a wonderful success.  All week long the twenty-five children participated in art projects, music and drama, as well as some fun games and refreshments.  The center of the camp was the preparation of a musical called “Star Quest.”  The message of the play centered on the importance of scripture and scripture memorization.  All of the kids learned the music, some worked on the drama portion of the musical, and everyone worked on many individual art projects, including painting, stained glass, etc…  We thank our leaders: Drama and Music—Irma Bayne and Kellie Meyer, Art and Games—Scott Martin.  We also thank all of our other volunteers: adults and youth.  We especially thank the Lord for making this fourth year of the MAD program a success.

  • Free M.A.D. Camp, June 18-22

    Free M.A.D. Camp, June 18-22

    Our M.A.D. summer children's program (Music, Art and Drama) will take place June 18-22, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until noon. The focus will be the preparation of a wonderful musical called "Star Quest: Search for the Stolen Scriptures,” which will be performed Friday night at 7 PM.   In a galaxy far away, and in a future not too distant, the crew of spaceship J-316 is on a mission: trekking through the galaxy, bringing the Word of God to people everywhere! But there is a radical plot underway by a power-hungry ruler to erase scriptures from the galactic database. The crew of J-316 has just landed on a planet whose inhabitants still employ the age-old practice of Bible memorization. With the Word of God hidden in their hearts, they foil the evil rulers plot.  Nothing in this world or beyond could be more important than making sure God’s Word remains available to people throughout the galaxy!  Call (830) 772-3345 today to sign up your children.

  • VBS 2018, July 16-20

    VBS 2018, July 16-20

    It’s time to gear up for Vacation Bible School 2018.  VBS had been set for July 16-20, Monday through Friday.  This year it will again be in the evenings, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.  It will include a snack meal, so food preparers are needed as well as the usual small crew leaders and station leaders.  We need lots of volunteers, so please mark these dates now that you might be able to help. Keep this ministry in your prayers.

  • Youth Summer Mission Trip to San Augustine County, Texas

    Youth Summer Mission Trip to San Augustine County, Texas

    Our annual youth mission trip will take place June 24-30.  The youth will be working with the same mission ministry as last year, Next Step Ministries, and they will again be doing home repairs to homes in a poverty stricken area of our state: San Augustine County.  To raise money for this trip, the youth have already participated in several fund raising efforts including a yard sale, chicken plate sales, and Breakfast Taco sales.  To help raise the rest of the money needed for this mission project, the youth have set up a “Wall of stock” fundraiser at the church.

  • Interactive Dinner Theater, August 4 & 5

    Interactive Dinner Theater, August 4 & 5

    As a follow up to last years “The Good, the Bad, and the Holy” the church will again be putting together a dinner theater to help our returning troops through Cru Military Ministry.  Rehearsals on the play, called “Shoestring Theatre” will take place Sundays at 2 PM in June and July.  If you are interested in being part of the cast or backstage crew, sign-up on the sheet on the church bulletin board.  We would love to see lots of new faces for this new interactive dinner theater.

  • Methodist Food Pantry Fundraiser

    Methodist Food Pantry Fundraiser

    The dinner theater” Love Thy Neighbor,” which took place April 7 and 8 was a great success. Approximately three thousand dollars was raised for the food pantry ministry. We would like to thank all those who attended this event, and all who worked to make it happen.  From our actors, cooks, silent auction providers, to all those who worked behind the scenes, thank you.  Not only did we raise funds, we had a great time, met a lot of people from the community, and witnessed to the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The Food Pantry is open on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, from 6 to 7 PM, and volunteers are always needed at 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM.

  • Prayer Garden Lights

    Prayer Garden Lights

    Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. -  Matthew 5:16

    Our new prayer garden lights are dedicated to Ann Williams and John McGinnis, and the dedication stone includes this verse.  It is a simple command to understand, but tough to follow.  Part 1: Let your light shine by doing good deeds.  Part 2: Let it shine in such a way that it brings glory to God, not to ourselves.  Our prayer garden lights call us to action and humility, in His name.