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The Sunday Scoop Welcome to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church!

Sunday, May 21st, 2017


Sunday Scoop is your one-stop-shop for learning

about mission and ministry here at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church! We want to keep you connected to upcoming events, ongoing activities and ministry opportunities in our home. We want you to know that whoever you are, you are welcome here, and we invite you to make

this place your home!

Sunday Schedule 5/21 9 a.m.—Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 10 a.m.—Sunday School for Adults, Youth & Children 11:10 a.m.—Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary 9:30—11:30 a.m.—Agape Hour (coffee and snacks in the Fellowship Hall) 3 p.m.—Music Club Concert in the Sanctuary

Wheels for the World A local high school senior, Ellie Cole, reached out as a representative for Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World, a Christian wheelchair collection organization, asking for our help! Wheels for the World collects, restores and distributes wheelchairs and other assistive devices (walkers, canes and crutches) to provide help for people with disabilities in countries around the world while sharing the Gospel. Their desire is for local churches to unite and collect wheelchairs for this honorable purpose. They are seeking wheelchairs, foldable metal walkers, metal canes, and metal crutches (in any condition). They can provide donors with a receipt if requested. If you have any of these items you can donate, please bring them to the church office. To learn more about Wheels for the World, visit

What’s Ahead MUSIC CLUB CONCERT Today, May 21st at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary Today is the last Music Club Concert of the 2016-2017 concert season. The Fredericksburg Music Club will welcome San Antonio Brass, Inc. in concert today at 3 p.m. Comprised of some of the finest brass players in Texas, including the principal brass of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Brass has been South Texas's premier brass ensemble for over 25 years. Since its founding in 1982, the SAB has contributed to the cultural life of San Antonio, Bexar County and the state of Texas through its performances and educational programs. This is a free community event for all ages. To learn more about the Fredericksburg Music Club or San Antonio Brass, Inc, visit

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AHEAD July 10th-14th from 9 a.m.—12 noon Contact: Lisa Davis (, 830-997-7679) It’s that time of year again! Vacation Bible School is coming up in July, and we need volunteers! We’ll need group leaders, assistant leaders, activity leaders, and helpers in the kitchen and on the cleanup crew, VBS is for children ages four—5th grade, and registration is open now for participants and volunteers at fredumc. Our theme this year is “Maker Fun Factory,” and it’s all about being created by God for a purpose. This is one of the most important outreach ministries of our church, and a great way to share the love of God with kiddos in our community! Be on the lookout for a Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer at VBS feature in the next edition of The Thread! If you are interested in learning more, get in touch with Lisa.

Noteworthy News.. -The May/June edition of The Thread is here! Check it out right here on Issuu. -There are laundry baskets for each of our graduating seniors in the Fellowship Hall. We will present them each with their baskets at our 9 a.m. worship service next Sunday, May 28th. That means we need to get them filled with lots of goodies before then! We are welcoming donations of snacks, school supplies, socks, laundry supplies, socks, etc. to help get them ready to head off to college. Your gifts are appreciated! -Our Spring/Summer Programming Guide is available now! Check it out on Issuu, or pick up a hard copy in the foyer or church office. -Don’t forget to pick up a copy of “A Year of Fruitfulness” if you haven’t already! This is a summary of all the things our ministries accomplished in 2016. Copies are available on the big shelf in the foyer or in the church office. -Thank you to all those who donated to our recent Lenten Clothing Drive. We received word during a recent missions meeting that emergency responders called the Adventists (the organization that organizes and stores donated items) after tornadoes damaged areas in Canton, a city east of Dallas. The clothing we donated will get packed up and shipped off to families in need in that area! -The Church office will be closed next Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

This Week at a Glance.. Mon., May 22nd

Tues., May 23rd

-Disciple Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.

-Wonder Workers at 8 a.m.

-Prayer Shawl Ministry at 9 a.m. in the library

-747 Bible Study at 10 a.m.

Wed., May 24th

-Choir Rehearsal at 6 p.m.

Thurs., May 25th

-Prayer Time in the Sanctuary at 12 p.m. -Praise Team Rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. -747 Bible Study at 7 p.m.

First Quarter Financial Report Your finance committee wanted to give you an update on our financial situation as of the end of March. I am happy to report that we are in good financial condition. Our pledge and plate is holding steady; although we are about $15,000 behind where we should be. Our expenses are in line with what we budgeted. In fact, they are less than budgeted. The staff and committees do an excellent job of watching their expenses and getting the most from every dollar. Below is a recap of the finance report as of March 31st, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me or call the church office.

Revenue: Expenses: Surplus:

Actual $214,426 $210,225 $4,201

Budget $229,125 $227,976 $1,148.59

Your faithfulness and financial support help the church fulfill its vision and mission both here in Fredericksburg and throughout the world. There are so many great things going on in our church. We support missionaries throughout the world and reach elementary students and youth right here in our neighborhood. We have been able to upgrade the children’s wing without additional debt. Our youth are working to make another mission trip to Belize. There’s not enough space to list all the great things going on in this church (but you can check out ‘A Year of Fruitfulness” to get more details about them). A strong financial foundation is important to the church as it goes about achieving its part in the transformation of the world. Thanks and God Bless, Gregg Hagelstein Finance Chair

Ongoing Ministries VISITATION DISCIPLES NEEDED Contact: Alice Hahn (998-7440, Thanks to the responsiveness of our members, the Congregational Care Visitation Group now numbers 22 disciples! We have just enough to minister to our existing list of homebound members. We are asking your help to allow us to expand our homebound ministry. Disciples in this ministry visit homebound members once or twice a month, send cards and/or make phone calls to recognize birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events, and find other creative ways of demonstrating their caring and support. Some of these disciples also deliver communion once a month to the homes of the members who request it. If you feel a calling to help in this ministry, please contact Alice G. Hahn!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL Sundays at 10 a.m. We have six adult Sunday school classes available each Sunday morning. Choose Life meets in Room 6-8, Encouragers meets in Room 7-9, Inquirers meet in the Family Room. The Family meets in Room 11, Searchers meet in Room 10, and Thee Bible Class meets in Room 2. To learn more about each class, visit the Welcome Desk, or call the church office at 997-7679.

MUSIC MINISTRY Our vibrant music ministry is under the direction of Don Doss, who leads the Chancel

Choir and Contemporary Praise Team. Choir rehearses at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary, and Praise Team rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Our Praise Team leads contemporary worship at 9 a.m. on Sundays (sound check at 8:15), and our Chancel Choir leads the traditional service at 11:10. To get involved with these groups, contact Don Doss at, or call the church office at 997-7679. We also have a

Wesleyan Hand Bell Choir that

will resume rehearsals at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in September. The bells are under the direction of Deborah Agnew. To join this joyful ministry, contact Deborah at 9975339, or

Sunday School for Youth and Children

We have Sunday School classes in the Children’s Wing for kids in K-5, and for youth fr contact children’s director Lisa Davis at, or youth Director Joel Griff

TREE HOUSE KIDS’ CLUB Picks back up in September Contact: Lisa Davis (, 997-7679) Cost: None Our Wednesday afterschool Tree House Kids’ Club for children in K-5th grade finished out their Spring 2017 semester and will take a break for the summer. Thank you to all those who volunteered and helped us bring the love of God to so many children in our community! Tree House Kids’ Club will kick off their Fall semester in September. Contact Lisa for any additional information.

NEW DAY KMA Picks back up in September Contact: Don Doss ( or 997-7679) Cost: General music education free, contact Don for special instrument instruction tuition Our Kid’s Music Academy had a great year of musical education! Thank you to all the teachers and volunteers who helped us make New Day KMA a success. KMA will also take a break for the summer, and classes will pick back up again in the Fall. Contact Don with any questions.

BACK PORCH YOUTH MINISTRY The Back Porch has a special summer schedule Contact: Joel Griffin ( Cost: Varies by Event Middle school and high school youth are invited to join the Back Porch for special events throughout the summer. If you would like a summer schedule, visit http://, or contact Joel!

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CLICK HERE for our full google calendar. (also

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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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