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  • 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.

  • Food Pantry Fund Raiser: Dinner Theater and Silent Auction, April 7 & 8 

    Food Pantry Fund Raiser: Dinner Theater and Silent Auction, April 7 & 8 

    Armed with a sharply judgmental attitude and a pair of binoculars, homeowner Leona Crump is consumed with anxiety over her new neighbors. Will they be California beatniks? Or paroled drug pushers? Or  more frightening yet, perhaps someone with children?! Her worst fears are realized when an odd-ball "hill-folk" family move in across the street. Adding to Leona's exasperation are her daily dealings with her refrigerator-raiding neighbor Paul, the local real estate saleswoman, the mailman, an Avon lady, a police officer, and a paper boy... all, she is sure, who were only put on this earth to annoy her.

    This new dinner theater, a fund raiser for the church’s food pantry, will take place on Saturday Night, April 7, at 6 PM and Sunday Night, April 8, at 5 PM, and will include dinner.  There will also be a silent auction each night – so think about what items you could donate for the food pantry ministry.  Talk to Ginger Meyer if you have something you would like to donate, and be sure and buy your tickets for the dinner theater this Sunday!  Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

  • M.A.D. Club Play Performance, April 4th at 7 PM

    M.A.D. Club Play Performance, April 4th at 7 PM

    Our MAD Club (Music, Art and Drama) spring session is ending with their musical performance on April 4th at 7 PM.  The play is called “Kingdom Connections,” and takes us into the lives of some of the kings of Israel.  The performance will last about thirty-five minutes and refreshments will be served afterwards.  Please support this community outreach program and the kids by coming to the play.  M.A.D. Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 PM, and all kids from 2nd through 6th grade are welcome.  We have both spring and fall sessions of M.A.D. club, and M.A.D. camp will meet during the summer, June 11-15.

  • Easter Sunday, April 1

    Easter Sunday, April 1

    Sunrise Service (7 AM) – The Easter sunrise service will again be held on the front lawn of our church, and will include a short sermon by the pastor and Holy Communion.  It will be a quiet contemplative service to begin the Easter celebration.

    Regular Easter Service at 9 AM

    Christ is Risen!  This service will feature communion and beautiful music, including beloved Easter hymns sung as we transform the cross of Good Friday into the flower covered cross of Easter, and powerful choir anthems.  After the service we will be serving coffee and donuts.  Come, be part of the most special day of the Christian year, and experience God’s love.

    Sunday School and Easter Egg Hunt (10:15) - Our traditional Easter egg hunt will again be held during the Sunday school time, Easter morning, beginning around 10:30 AM.  Have your child bring their basket, but we will have spares just in case. To give our celebration the South Texas twist, we will also have piñatas for the children.

  • What Will Heaven Be Like?

    What Will Heaven Be Like?

    Hint: It won’t be anything like this cartoon. Heaven has received a lot of attention in recent years as bestselling books and movies tell the stories of people who claim to have been there. But what does the Bible actually say about Heaven? In his book, The Real Heaven, Chip Ingram sets aside the hype and myths and digs into the Scriptures to discover what God actually wants us to know about the hereafter. Most importantly, Chip examines why our understanding of Heaven matters now, in this life. Because what we believe about heaven actually affects us today in more ways than we could have imagined.       

    Starting April 8, the Sunday after Easter, our church will begin a six week church wide worship and Bible Study venture to learn the scriptural truth about heaven, with the help of Chip Ingram’s scholarship.  We will have resources for our existing and new small group Bible studies, and we will have some copies of “The Real Heaven” for purchase.  The more we understand God’s Word about heaven, the more joy we will experience anticipating it and preparing for it here and now.