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The Sunday Scoop Welcome to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church!

Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016


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10/23 Sunday Schedule 9 a.m.– Contemporary Worship Service 9:30-11:30 a.m.– Agape Time (coffee and snacks in the Fellowship Hall) 10 a.m.– Sunday School (join us in the Fellowship Hall today to hear more from Bishop Schnase) 11:10 a.m.– Traditional worship service (Sanctuary)

Special Guest, Bishop Schnase! Today we welcome Bishop of the Rio Texas Annual Conference, Robert Scnase, as our guest preacher. Robert Schnase served as bishop of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning in 2004. This last summer, Bishop Schnase was assigned to the Rio Texas Conference beginning September 1, 2016. Schnase is the author of the bestselling books Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Practicing Extravagant Generosity, and Seven Levers: Missional Strategies for Conferences, and his latest book, Just Say Yes: Unleashing People for Ministry. Before his election as bishop, Schnase served for 15 years as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in McAllen, Texas, a congregation that became widely known for its extensive mission and outreach, for reaching younger generations, and bicultural ministry. He also served congregations in Harlingen, Texas and in Great Britain. Schnase is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Perkins School of Theology. He enjoys birding, fishing, canoeing, and traveling in Central America. Schnase is married to Esther and they have two adult sons, Karl and Paul.


What’s Ahead

TODAY, October 23rd, before and after worship Family Life Center (Gym) You are invited to the Family Life Center today anytime before, after or during our regular Sunday worship services, to walk a prayer labyrinth. Dating back to ancient Greece, labyrinths are sometimes confused with mazes which are branches with different paths and directions. The labyrinth has a clear route to the center and back. Clear and uncomplicated, unlike the complex and distracting world we live in. The labyrinth is designed to quiet our minds from the busyness of everyday life and allow the walker to focus on prayer and feel the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is an opportunity for silent reflection and personal refreshment, as well as an invitation to continue praying for the fruitfulness and faithfulness of our church. Please wear socks (but there are some available if you forget!) Detailed instructions will be provided at the labyrinth.

FOUNDATION GRANT REQUESTS The Entire Month of October Learn More: The FUMC Foundation is established to provide a means through which enduring charitable gifts will become a living memorial and a perpetual source of financial support to benefit the church and its programs. It is the vehicle for receiving and managing gifts that look to the future and enhance the ability of the church to promote its ministries and care for its property. Each year, our Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Foundation awards grants to help fund ministry! All applications must be submitted to the church office by Oct. 31st. Visit the webpage above, or stop by the office to pick up an application!

CONSECRATION SUNDAY Sunday, October 30th, Regular Sunday Worship Schedule Celebration Chili Fest Lunch to follow the 11:10 service NEXT SUNDAY, we have an opportunity to practice both gluttony and generosity on the same day! October 30th is our annual Consecration Sunday, and we invite you to join us immediately after the 11:10 worship service for a Celebration “Chili Fest” Lunch served in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to bring a pot of your special chili, Amen! If not, come on! Bring you, your family, and your appetite. That is the gluttony part, of course. The generosity part is that Consecration Sunday is when we get an opportunity to practice the spiritual discipline of giving. Specifically, we do this by filling out and turning in our “Estimate of Giving” cards. This is an estimate of how much you think you can give to the Lord through His Church this coming year for mission, ministry, and worship. As well as being an “outward and visible sign” of the generous hearts that the Lord Jesus calls us all to, these cards are also very helpful to the church in calculating the budget for the coming year. Sign up sheets are available if you would like to offer your help with the meal.

TRUNK OR TREAT Sunday, October 30th from 4:30-6 p.m. Contact: Joel Griffin ( Cost: None We invite you to join us by our fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat hosted by our youth ministry! Kids through fifth grade are invited to come in costume for carnival games, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn, candy and lots of fun! If you would like to volunteer your trunk to host a game, or have any questions about the event, contact Joel by email or in the office at 997-7679. We look forward to seeing you there! If you can’t be there, we could use candy donations! There is a box to drop off any donations in the Fellowship Hall.

Kid’s Music Academy This Week at a Glance.. Today we are blessed by a special performance by our Kid’s


Academy Choir! Now in its 9th year, KMA serves more than 50 elementary school

Mon., Oct. 24th

Tues., Oct. 25th

-Disciple Bible study at 6:30


-Wonder Workers at 8 a.m. -Prayer Shawl Ministry at 9 a.m. in the library -747 Bible Study at 10 a.m. -Women’s Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 26th

-Bell Choir at 6 p.m. -Chancel Choir at 7 p.m. -Treehouse Kids’ Club after school -Back Porch Youth Ministry from 5:30-8 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 27th

-Prayer Time in the Sanctuary at 12 p.m. -Kid’s Music Academy after school -Praise Team Rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. -747 Bible Study at 7 p.m.

children each Thursday afternoon, providing outstanding instruction in music theory, voice and a variety of instruments. Thank you for your continued support of this vibrant ministry! Contact Don Doss at to learn more about getting involved with KMA.

Noteworthy News.. -Our Food for Kids ministry is almost out of plastic grocery bags. If you have some extra ones lying around, donations are welcome in the church office! Thank you for your continued support that helps kids from going hungry in our community! -As we go into the budget planning season for 2017, the Church Council wants to encourage anyone interested in developing new ministries to take part in the goal and budget development process. You can pick up a letter with additional details in the church office or at the Welcome Desk! -October’s edition of The Thread is available online at! Submissions for November/December’s edition are due by November 1st. -Make this Place Your Home t-shirts are available for $10 each in the church office during regular office hours! Proceeds go to our children and youth!

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY Sunday, November 6th, 8:40 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:10 a.m. This is a special time to remember and honor all the “saints” in our lives who have loved us and helped shape our hearts and lives in special ways. We will begin with a short worship service in the Memory Garden at 8:40 am. There we will lift up those who have been interred in our columbarium as well as those persons whose names have been placed “In Loving Memory” on the Memory Wall. During our regular worship services, we will lift up and remember those members of our congregation who have passed away in the last year. We hope that you will join us on this special Sunday as we give thanks for all who have meant so much to us.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT BOWLING Sunday, November 6th, 5-8 p.m. Contact: Kenneth Williams ( Cost: $7 for two games and shoe rental Calling all bowlers, people who support bowlers, and people who just want to have fun! Join your FUMC family and friends for an evening of bowling and fun at BB’s Billiards and Bowling at 758 S. Washington St. For extra excitement, create a team of 4-6 people and compete against other teams. Can your Sunday School class out-bowl the youth or the church staff? Let’s find out! Prizes will be offered throughout the event. Sign up now before space runs out by emailing Kenneth Williams with your team or individual information. Come join in the fun even if you don’t want to bowl!

COMMUNITY MISSION DAY Saturday, November 19th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Meet at Fredericksburg UMC, travel to locations Contact: Jim Ryan ( or 990-2916) We need volunteers to help those in need in Fredericksburg. The assistance will go to members of our church, clients of the Meals-on-Wheels program, and we will also try to finish the Spring job at the Black Methodist Church on Main Street. There are jobs for all skill levels, so don’t worry if you don’t have experience! Your time is a wonderful blessing to people in our community. Contact Jim Ryan to sign up or learn more.

CHURCH CONFERENCE MEETING Sunday, November 13th, following the 11:10 worship service (about 12:30 p.m.) Our annual Church Conference meeting is scheduled for November 13th, following the 11:10 worship service. All members are invited to attend and vote on pastor compensation and elect new officers for the upcoming year.

A Special Word from our United Methodist Women The United Methodist Women wish to give our deepest thanks to all those who helped in any way with the 69th Annual Bazaar this past week. Special thanks to Lizzie and Al Bispo, her sister from California, and the committee. Special thanks also to Gwen Kordzik and each of her helpers in Attic Treasures. A quarter of the proceeds will go to our church’s mission committee, and the rest will support missionaries and projects locally, nationally and globally. Thank you so very much! May each of you be richly blessed. -Leta Ann Metzger President, United Methodist Women

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Some Quick Details. . We are located at 1800 N. Llano Street, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Our regular Sunday Schedule is contemporary worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school for adults, children and youth at 10 a.m., and traditional worship at 11:10 a.m. Our regular office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. (closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch. You can reach the office at 997-7679.

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