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The Sunday Scoop Welcome to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church!

August 6th 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 8/6 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 & snacks in the Fellowship Hall) 12ish—Retirement Celebration for Pastor Sid

3rd Annual Back to Church Celebration It’s that time of year again! Our Back-to-Church Sunday is coming up on September 10th. You’re invited to join us for a combined worship service at 11:10 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal and of course, our annual talent show! Spots for the talent show are limited, so sign up with Don Doss at or 997-7679 right away!

What’s Ahead RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR PASTOR SID TODAY, August 6th following the 11:10 worship service Many of you know Pastor Sid is taking his second retirement officially beginning August 15th. Help us celebrate his ministry with a fellowship meal following our 11:10 worship service TODAY! Join us for ice cream, sandwiches, chips, relish trays, cookies, and brownies. There’s a collection box for notes and cards in the Fellowship Hall, so even if you can’t stay, we hope you’ll leave words of thanks and love for Pastor Sid and Marge!

PUPPET MINISTRY PICKING BACK UP Sundays at 11 a.m. beginning September 17th in Room 26 in the Treehouse (Children’s Wing) Contact: Andrea Gentry (512-351-6330) The FUMC puppet ministry is designed to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through fun and innovative ways using large, muppet-sized puppets. Each show is chosen based on the message, the audience, and preparation time. Kids age 8 through adults may participate. All you need is love for Christ, a strong arm (or two), and a cooperative attitude!

STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING COURSE Beginning Mid-September Contact: Mel Mueller ( “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galatians 6:2 A new Stephen Ministry Training Class is scheduled to start in mid-September. Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one lay person caring ministry to people who are going through a tough time. Stephen ministers usually provide care in the form of emotional support and company to one person at a time for about an hour once a week. You can learn more at If you think you might be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, you can contact Mel for more information, or come by the church office and pick up an application.

NEW TUTORING PROGRAM Tuesdays from 3:30-6 p.m. beginning September 12th Contact: Ginger Barr (254-223-3417) or Lisa Davis (830-456-1953) This Fall, we are beginning a new program to help serve 3rd-5th graders in our community. Each Tuesday, we will offer tutoring for kids recommended by the school, and we need volunteers to serve as tutors, snack helpers, and bus drivers. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a month, or commit for a school year. Please prayerfully consider getting involved with this new ministry. Contact Lisa or Ginger with questions or for more information!

Noteworthy News.. -We are hosting an ice cream social for our elementary school teachers on Thursday, August 24th at 3 p.m. to show our support for the work they do in our community! There will be a sign up sheet for ice cream and sundae toppings in the foyer soon, so be on the lookout for that. Today’s communion rail offering will benefit our teacher appreciation fund. Thank you for your past help and we look forward to continuing serving and supporting our elementary school staff throughout the year! -Our church-supported workers overseas, Adam and Suzie Hailes (son-in-law and daughter to Charlie and Zala Koym) will be here NEXT Sunday, August 13th to share more about their mission work in Madagascar! They will speak in both services and will be available between services so you can get to know them better!

This Week at a Glance.. Tues., Aug. 8th

-Wonder Workers at 8 a.m.

-Prayer Shawl at 9 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 9th

Thurs., Aug. 10th

-Quilters at 9 a.m. -Choir Rehearsal at 6 p.m.

-Praise Team Rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.

Ministry Doesn’t Take a Vacation Summer is a time to slow down, take a break from regular routines and regiments, travel, enjoy rest and have fun!! This is an important part of the rhythm of life as God designed it, but as Christians, we know that God is with us all the time. We are continually learning and growing as a body of Christ. Fredericksburg UMC wants to keep you connected to your faith this summer! Every few weeks, we’ll send you a postcard with some ways you can stay connected with us and with God whether you’re away from home traveling or staying in town. Going to be gone for an extended period of time? No problem! Everything is also available on our website, And as summer winds down and we gear up for Fall, there will be lots of ways to get involved in mission and ministry. Keep checking out the Scoop for new opportunities to learn, grow, serve and make this place your home as we continue creating new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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 9977679. 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.

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 Wednesdays after school beginning September 13th Contact: Lisa Davis (, 997-7679) Cost: None Our Wednesday afterschool Tree House Kids’ Club is for children in K-5th grade and will begin the Fall 2017 semester mid-September. Transportation from school is provided, and kids will get a snack and participate in fun activities while learning about the Word of God! Registration packets will be available in the church office soon. If you have any questions, contact Lisa!

NEW DAY KMA Thursdays after school beginning September 14th Contact: Don Doss ( or 997-7679) Cost: General music education free, contact Don for special instrument instruction tuition Our Kid’s Music Academy will pick back up mid-September! Our music director, Don Doss, has worked hard for many years to make this a comprehensive music school at little or no cost to the families it serves. Registration packets will be available in the office soon! Contact Don for more information.

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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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.

Sunday Scoop for the Week of August 6th  
Sunday Scoop for the Week of August 6th