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Vol. 24 July/August 2017

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” —Jeremiah 31:25


IN THIS ISSUE Mission & Vision

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From the Pastor’s Desk

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Children’s Ministry

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Music Ministry

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Health & Wellness

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Letter From the Editor

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Ministry Matters

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Fredericksburg Pride

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Calendar

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What’s Coming Up

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Celebrations and Concerns

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ear Friends, I trust you are having a wonderful and blessed summer season. I assume most of you are; everyone keeps talking about their upcoming vacation(s)! So, a few “summer” items: First, a celebration. On Sunday, June 25th, we conducted an official Church Conference meeting to approve the Simpler Church proposal. The proposal carried overwhelmingly, by about 97%. That feels good, doesn’t it? We will work this Fall to set up the new structure to be implemented in January of 2018. If you want more info on the proposal, just email me or come by the church office. Much, much thanks goes to Bud Harris, Crawford Guthrie, Terry Collier, and all those who laid the groundwork 2 and 3 years ago. Way to go church! Now that we have the administrative structure off the table, we get to put our full energy into ministry! To that end, we are looking at cranking up “Wednesday Night Alive” (tentative name) this September. Our hope is to have a meal, plus most of our Bible studies, youth and children’s ministry, music ministry, and other small group activities centered around the meal, all on one night. In August we should have the specifics. If there is some study you would like to see us do, participate in, or teach, please let me know. Making disciples for Jesus Christ, that is what we are finally about. I think most of you have heard that our associate pastor, Sid Spiller is going to

retire at the beginning of August. I confess mixed feelings. On the one hand, Sid has obviously been a real blessing to our church, and to me as well. I am so glad he was here when I began two years ago. On the other hand, I understand Sid’s need to transition to the next part of the journey. You will be missed, my friend. Tentatively, we will have a reception honoring Sid on Sunday, August 6th. With that in mind, Monte Marshall will be coming on board as our part time associate pastor September 1st. Now if we can just get Colleen Halley to come back. I keep telling her to retire back to Fredericksburg and work for free, but so far she hasn’t been too keen on the free part. Finally, let me simply say thank you. This last Sunday marked my two year anniversary of being among you. Don’t know how much of a blessing I have been for you, but without a doubt you have been a huge blessing for Brenda and I. Thank you so much for your care, concern, encouragement, and hospitality. It continues to be my privilege to be your pastor. Let us continue to keep each other covered in prayer.

Grace and Peace,

George

Rev. George Lumpkin has served as Senior Pastor of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church since June of 2015. He has been serving as an ordained minister in Texas for more than 25 years. fredumc.org 4


SURRENDERED to God “reeze,” yelled the over enthusiastic police officer as she pointed her gun at me. I did, of course and raised my hands immediately and said, “I work here!” Moments before I had arrived at the store only to hear the alarm blaring, apparently set off by the road

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construction taking place right outside the building. I turned off the alarm and was just about to call the police department when the officer arrived and caught me in the “act.” She lowered her gun and called in the false alarm. The officer seemed excited to be catching a robbery in the


act and she was visibly irritated after I explained what happened. That was an interesting experience. Have you ever had a police officer point a gun at you? It’s a bit unnerving.

Moses surrendering to Him. When Moses grew tired, others would help him to keep his hands raised. What a great picture of our dependence on God.

That event came to mind as I thought about why people raise their hands in worship. When my heart is set on worship it’s almost an automatic reaction to lift my hands in praise to our amazing God. In praise of all He has done, to sing for joy and to feel somehow more connected to Him.

Our family has been going through a battle the last nine months and it’s been difficult. Raising my hands in surrender to God is the only thing I could do. When I have grown tired and weary, friends have lifted me and my family up with their help, listening ear and prayers. God has been so good through this whole experience, showing Himself faithful, merciful and kind.

These last several months I’ve experienced something a little different as I raise my hands to Him. It’s an act of surrender. I thought about the act of surrendering, as with the police officer, and what that communicates. There was nothing to protect me, I was vulnerable and completely at the mercy of the officer with her gun pointed at me. This reminded me of a story of Moses and the Israelites. For the Israelites to defeat their enemy, Moses had to raise his hands. The Israelites would win as long as Moses’ hands were raised, but would start losing if he lowered them. That battle was completely dependent on God and

The battle goes well when we are surrendering to Him and His authority in our lives.

Blessings, Lisa Lisa Davis serves as Children’s Director for FUMC. During the last 7 years , she has taught God’s Word to children as a children's leader at Bible Study Fellowship, Sunday School and at multiple VBS programs. This has developed a passion in her for the Bible and for children to know it. She is excited to bring children and their families closer to Christ. fredumc.org 6


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in Concert

n Thursday evening, July 27th at 7 p.m., the Middle School Choir from Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano will be presenting a concert. The group is traveling on their Choir Tour and we are pleased that they are coming to Fredericksburg! There are 100 folks from Custer Road that are on tour, some of them are the adult chaperones, but the majority are Middle School students which makes for a very large youth choir! The Junior High Revelation Choir will have stops in Keller, Weatherford, Granbury, Luckenbach and then Fredericksburg. When they leave us, they will go to Sea World, then Alamo Heights Church in San Antonio, and several other San Antonio locations like the River Center Mall and the Arneson River Theater, then return through Harker Hights and Kileen and back home.

The High School Revelation Choir just returned home after a visit to NYC and Washington so it’s the Junior High’s turn! The Associate Minister of Music at Custer Road is Tim Morrison. The concert will feature the choir singing a mix of different styles of song along with solos and ensembles. It’s sure to be full of fun, excitement, and some great music - let’s have a great turn out for this great group of kids!

Fuel your fire, join a choir! If you have any questions please email me at don@fredumc.org, or call me at 997-7679… To God Be the Glory!! Don Doss joined the FUMC staff in April of 2007 having served in several other Boerne and Kerrville churches. Don is FUMC’s Director of Music Ministries, and he oversees all of the musical groups and music ministry work that happens here. He personally directs the Chancel Choir and the Praise Team as well as the Kid’s Music Academy. fredumc.org

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I thought I would share plant ideas to repel mosquitos! 1. Marigolds: These flowers are colorful additions to landscaping, but they have a distinctive smell that repels mosquitoes and other garden pests, including squash bugs and tomato worms. Marigolds contain a natural compound used in many insect repellents. Plant some marigolds in the garden among your squash, melons and tomatoes or near open windows and doorways where mosquitoes might be tempted to enter. 2. Lavender: About the only insects you see around lavender are bees. They love the flowers, but other bugs stay away. Lavender has a pleasant scent that comes from the essential oils in the leaves of the plant, but the bugs hate it. Hang some dried lavender in your closet and you won’t

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have to worry about moths eating your clothes. The herb is a perennial and is drought resistant once established, a bonus for areas that are watching their water consumption. 3. Lemon grass: Lemon grass can grow up to 4 feet tall, but the best thing about this decorative grass is that it contains citronella, a common natural ingredient in many mosquito repellents. You’ve probably heard of citronella candles and torches. The plant itself does even better at deterring mosquitoes because it has a stronger smell. Lemon grass tolerates heat and drought but not frost. So in most areas, it’s best planted in a pot that can be moved indoors in winter. 4. Garlic: This herb has long been regarded as a deterrent to blood-sucking vampires and werewolves, but it really deters buzzing bloodsucking mosquitoes. Planting garlic around the garden also will ward off other insects and creepy


crawlers. Garlic extract sprayed in your garden is harmless to plants, but bugs don’t like that garlic odor. 5. Rosemary: Though you'll want to plant an herb garden for cooking, rosemary repels flies and mosquitoes. It also has a pungent scent that drives away other bugs, including cabbage moths. It does well in hot dry weather, and thrives in containers, so you can set it in various places around the garden. 6. Basil: This herb also tastes great in your favorite dishes but doubles as a bug repellent. Basil’s strong smell keeps mosquitoes away. In addition, if you put a potted basil plant near your picnic table, you won’t have to worry as much about flies either. 7. Catnip: Many cats love catnip, but mosquitoes won’t come near it. In fact, some studies show that catnip is 10 times more effective than DEET, the chemical formally known as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide and found in most commercial insect repellents. Roll up a few catnip leaves and rub them on your skin, and the bugs will stay away (although you might attract the attention of the neighbor’s cat). Catnip grows almost anywhere, and it will spread in your garden, so growing it in pots is best. 8. Petunias: These annuals add a bright splash of color to any landscape, but the funnel-shaped

blossoms also have a licorice-like scent that repels many insect pests, including aphids, tomato hornworms and squash bugs. But do keep an eye on these flowers because other crawly garden pests are attracted to petunias, including slugs and caterpillars. 9. Mint: Who doesn’t like the taste of mint? It’s a beautiful plant that smells and tastes great to people, but ants and mice absolutely hate it. It can spread quickly in the garden and is hard to remove, so you might want to keep it in a pot. Put some containers of mint around your patio or in your garden, and it will ward off critters including mosquitoes. These are just a few of the many plants that bugs find distasteful. Surrounding yourself and your patio with a few them will keep the bugs away from you, too. Some of the plants are perennials, which will come back from year to year while others need to be replanted annually. You can find all of these plants at most nurseries and garden centers. Blessings of Health, Tammy

Tammy joined the FUMC family in 2005 after working as a hospice case manager for HCM for 1.5 years and at Children’s Medical Center for 17 years before that. fredumc.org

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The Not So Fun Stuff

Tricia Small is one of the newest member to the FUMC family. She graduated from UT Austin with a journalism degree, and joined the staff in November of 2014 She is passionate about transforming lives by sharing the love of Christ. 11

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ello friends! Your friendly neighborhood communications director here with your late summer edition of The Thread. First of all, I just want to say thank you for the overwhelmingly positive feedback on my article from the last edition. Your kind words were so encouraging, and that kind of response from so many of you is how I know it was God speaking and not me. Earlier this week, I told Don that when I first graduated from college, I was applying to jobs in the Pacific Northwest. I had this idea in my head about moving way far away and going on some crazy adventure in Oregon or Washington State. Which of course is not what happened, because here I am with you! Don said, “Oops. Sorry. We got you instead.”

I was particularly touched recently by the story of a couple who lost a baby halfway through a pregnancy, and who lifted their arms in worship and thankfulness through eyes full of tears in the hospital chapel immediately after. They were heartbroken, they didn’t understand God’s purpose in not allowing them to raise their daughter, but they believed their Creator was still good. And that is the promise. Day in and day out. In every situation. In every circumstance. Our God is good. His words are true. We are His. When we submit to these truths, the obedience becomes so sweet. As we continually seek Jesus, we experience His peace: the peace of knowing He is for us! Through every trial and testing and all the pressures this world puts on us, we are not abandoned. We have a friend, an advocate, a savior who says, “I know. I understand. I love you.”

Our God is good. His words are true. We are His.

And friends. I am not sorry at all. Moving to the Hill Country has been a way better crazy adventure than I could have possibly imagined, because it’s what God wanted for my life. My fiancé Zac and I reflected together this week about how a few years ago we could never have imagined being where we are now, and I remarked that God’s plan is always way better than mine. If I’m being honest with you, taking this job and packing up and heading to Fredericksburg was easy for me. I felt confident about what the Lord wanted from me and I was all-in, ready to obey. That’s not always the case, though, is it? Sometimes obedience to Jesus is tough. Real tough. Forgiving when you really want to be angry is tough. Letting go of worry and anxiety is tough. Trusting God with your finances is tough. Trusting Him through heartbreak and tragedy is tough.

Every time I am overwhelmed, stressed out, want to be angry or irritated or feel sorry for myself, I think about Jesus in the garden, praying that God would take this cup from Him, “but not my will but thine be done.” Humility. Strength. Obedience. And what glory Jesus’s obedience on the cross brought the Father! How marvelously He revealed His deep love for humanity! Layer by layer. Precept by precept. Trial by trial. God’s spirit is building that faith in me. Revealing more of the mind of Christ, so that His will is my will, and I joyfully obey His leading. Peace, Tricia

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MINISTRY MATTERS God’s Love in Action Mission in Belize

raveling to Belize with my three girls was an amazing experience. I have been on medical mission trips before, but this was the first time I have travelled with a group with multiple projects and goals. The community we served in Bella Vista, Belize has a lovely group of people. Pastor Lionel has slowly been improving the church facility to truly serve his congregation and the community surrounding the church. The days were long but I described the trip as having contagious energy. Some mornings when I woke up, I thought this is the day my kids or I would collapse, but somehow we would all make it through with smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts. God refreshed and recharged us through our encounters with the people of Bella Vista and listening to our group of kids sing praise songs to Haley Cole's awesome ukulele playing. Our days consisted of seeing patients, laying tile floor, delivering food, running VBS, holding a teen night and adult bible devotion, performing puppet shows, helping prepare food, walking through the community inviting people to church, and 13 Vol. 24 July/August 2017

taking a cold refreshing shower before falling into bed. I will admit that I was hesitant about leaving my girls in a foreign country to go run a clinic in another location. I was without phone service, internet, transportation and had no idea really where I was. The community took care of us. The community made sure my kids ate and drank water and put on their sunscreen when I wasn't there. My children cried the night we said our goodbyes. Rebecca, sitting on the lap of one of the local young adult girls, had tears streaming down her face. She didn't want to leave. My kids had been without their electronics for a week, ate food they had never seen before, travelled for hours in a bus without air conditioning, were wet with sweat, and loved every minute of it. Traveling to a foreign country under not so perfect conditions may not be on your bucket list, but I can't begin to tell you how much you will gain from serving others. If you can't join us for the Belize 2018 trip, find another opportunity to serve. No project or deed is too small. Submitted by Kristi Stafford


News from Annual Conference he Rio Texas Annual Conference was held in Corpus Christi starting the evening of June 7th with a moving Communion Service. Phenomenal sermons are the norm at Annual Conference, and they were exceptional in all three services. The theme for this year’s conference was “Focus on Fruitfulness” which was emphasized throughout the conference. The conference concluded the morning of June 10th so everyone could return home before Sunday. Although fewer than in the past, there still were a number of reports that require the approval of the convention and made up the boring part of any convention. Thankfully, more time was spent in teaching and informational sessions this year than in the past. Bishop Schnase shared a message during the opening session and led a teaching session on the last morning. In his teaching session, Bishop Schnase pointed out that the population in our conference was 49% Hispanic and 34% white, but the membership of our churches was 89% white. He called for better evangelism and greater effort to reach the Hispanic neighborhoods. Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of one of the largest Methodist churches in the U.S. and author of many Christian book series, led three excellent teaching sessions: The first was “What Leaders Do and Why,” the second was “Effective Worship and Preaching,” and the third was ”Mission, Evangelism and Methodism.” All provided

exceptional insight and information, and we hope to have videos of them available for in-church training. The excellent teaching sessions, the inspiring sermons at the evening services, and the wonderful seafood available in the restaurants around Corpus Christi all made for a most gratifying conference. Now if they could just do something about the reports! Submitted by Jim Ryan

SPECIAL thanks

Dear FUMC,

I apologize for being so late, but I wanted the chance to thank you all for your generous donation within my senior basket. All gifts were thoughtful and very special. From the beautiful blocks and apple sauce to the container of quarters and laundry detergent, it all makes me smile and be reminded of what a great church we have in our community. Again, thank you all, and I am sorry for missing the formal gifting. May you all have a blessed summer. Best, Eleanor Kneitz

Thank you to everyone who contributed to my gift basket. It will all be put to good use as I start my new journey as a college student! I appreciate all the love and support. -Hannah Wilson fredumc.org

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PRIDE CAGERS FINISH THIRD in national travel basketball association tourney he Fredericksburg Pride fifth-grade basketball girls climaxed 4 days in the National Travel Basketball Association’s national tourney Sunday by finishing third in a field of 25 teams from 10 states. The tournament, held in Myrtle Beach, S. C. from last Thursday (June 29) through Sunday, featured nearly 200 teams from fourth grade through high school age divisions. Pride lost to only one team in the tournament, an all-star squad from the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. metropolitan area. That team, CE 2024 Thompson, never had a close game en route to winning the fifth-grade championship Sunday afternoon. Pride, composed of third, fourth and fifth graders from Fredericksburg, finished 4-2 in the tournament. One of those wins came Saturday morning in bracket play when Pride’s girls upset defending tournament champion and topseeded Lady Prime Marissa Coleman from Washington, D. C., 39-37, on a shot at the buzzer. “No Texas girls’ team has ever finished that high in the NTBA National Tournament,” said San Antonio’s Tom Brown, Texas’ NTBA director, who issued the bid for Fredericksburg’s girls to enter the NTBA national event. Brown owns the Alamo City All Stars Sports Center in San Antonio where the Fredericksburg teams have played often 15 Vol. 24 July/August 2017

during the last three years to develop their skills and basketball IQ. “You all achieved tremendous results. All the teams you faced were all stars selected from large cities with lots of athletes. Those types of teams can field much more talented rosters than your group of girls just from Fredericksburg. This high a finish was just a tremendous outcome.” Team members were Lauren Danz, Madison Frantzen, Taylor and Rilyn Grona, Madison McKinnon, Jordan Zenner, Kirsten Hartmann, Aurora Araiza, Charli Olfers and Ryann Gallagher. Pride opened pool play Thursday with a 37-25 win over Queens, N.Y. Next Pride defeated the Ervinton Lady Rebels from Virginia, 3916. Pride closed out pool play with a 42-18 loss to eventual tournament champion CE 2024 Thompson. A 2-1 record in pool play qualified Pride for the Gold Division (top teams based on pool play), which opened play Saturday morning. “Texas has never even had a girls’ team qualify for the Gold Division,” said Brown. Pride’s first bracket-play opponent was the Lady Prime team that won the national title the previous year as fourth graders. “We just challenged our girls to play their hardest, physically and mentally, and with more heart against the defending national champions,” said Kristin McKinnon, who along with her dad, Garet von Netzer, coaches the team.


“We took our final timeout and challenged our girls to finish strong. Madison McKinnon took the inbounds pass and got the ball quickly to Lauren Danz just inside our half-court line. Madison Frantzen and Aurora Araiza set screens on their inside girls, and Lauren drove hard and hit a lefthanded layup at the buzzer. “The whole gym just went crazy.� Pride then defeated the Greensboro, N.C. Lady Gators, 22 -13, to reach the final four Sunday morning. Pride again faced CE 2024 Thompson in that game. Pride trailed by seven at half before Thompson pulled away to win 42-13 against an over -matched Pride team. Thompson defeated the SoMC Spartans, 4623, Sunday afternoon to win the title.

Pride’s third-place ďŹ nishers in the naonal NTBA tournament are from le, front row: Charli Olfers, Kirsten Hartmann, Taylor Grona and Jordan Zenner. Back: Madison McKinnon, Coach Garet von Netzer, Aurora Araiza, Lauren Danz, Rilyn Grona atop Danz’s shoulders, Madison Frantzen, Ryann Gallagher, Coach Krisn McKinnon

“We got off to good start and led most of the game. Girls couldn’t possibly play any harder than our girls did in that game. “With about 40 seconds to play, we trailed by two, 37-35. At that point, we got the ball inside to our post Madison Frantzen who scored to tie the score 37-37. The gym was going crazy because of the level of play, the pressure and the intensity on both sides. “We got a turnover off their next possession and got the ball back with 6 seconds to play, almost the length of the court away.

“Your girls definitely represented your community and state very well,� said John Whitley, NTBA president.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our girls,� said von Netzer, a long -time FUMC member who has been using the FUMC Gym to prepare his Pride basketball girls. “I have been coaching kids for more than 22 years and have never seen kids who play harder than these girls. We shouldn’t have even been on the court with some of these talented, well-coached teams, but they found you can compete with just about anyone if you refuse to get out hustled.� Submitted by Garet Von Netzer Special thanks to everyone who donated to the Pride Team’s travel expenses. fredumc.org

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Special Events Retirement Celebration Sunday, August 6th around Noon *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 second worship service on August 6th! We’ll provide ice cream, and will be passing around sign up sheets in worship July 23rd and 30th for sandwiches, chips, relish trays, cookies and brownies. (Remember no pineapple!).

Back to Church Sunday Sunday, September 10th at 11:10 a.m. *Join us for our THIRD annual Back to Church celebration! We’ll have a combined worship service at 11:10 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal and of course our annual talent show. Spots are limited, so sign up with Don Doss at don@fredumc.org ASAP.

Children Treehouse Kids’ Club Wednesdays after school beginning Sept. 13th Our Wednesday after school Treehouse Kids’ Club kicks off on September 13th! Registration will be available soon. We are still looking for some snack helpers, and a group leader for the year. Contact Lisa Davis at 997-7679 or lisa@fredumc.org for more info. 21

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Treehouse Explorers Tuesdays from 3:30-6 p.m. beginning Sept. 12th We are kicking off a new tutoring program this Fall for 3rd-5th graders in our community, and we have lots of volunteer roles available! If you would like to get involved, contact Lisa Davis at 997-7679 or lisa@fredumc.org.

Kids Music Academy Thursdays after school beginning Sept. 14th Registration for KMA will begin soon. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with our impressive community music program, contact Don Doss at 997-7679 or don@fredumc.org

Children’s Sunday School Sundays 10-11 a.m. *Contact Lisa Davis at 997-7679

Youth Back Porch Youth Ministry Click this link or get in touch with Joel for a complete Summer Calendar *There are lots of special events throughout the summer. Wednesday Night youth group will continue meeting at different locations each week. Contact Joel Griffin at joel@fredumc.org for more details.


Youth Sunday School

Office Help Needed

Sundays 10-11 a.m. in the youth room (back porch)

Contact: Linda Klein (997-7679, linda@fredumc.org)

*Contact Joel Griffin at joel@fredumc.org for more details

Our office manager, Linda Klein, is compiling a list of volunteers who are willing to answer the phone during staff meetings (Mondays at 2 p.m.) and when she occasionally is out of the office. If you are interested in helping in this way, please call the church office at 997-7679, or send an email to linda@fredumc.org. Let her know if you prefer mornings (8-12) or afternoons (1-5) and which day (MondayThursday) works best for you! We thank you in advance for your willingness to help our office.

Music Bell Choir *Bell Choir will resume rehearsals in September. Contact Deborah Agnew at dgagnew28@gmail.com

Chancel Choir Rehearsal Wednesdays at 6 p.m. FUMC Sanctuary *Contact Don Doss at 997-7679 or don@fredumc.org for more info.

Wheels for the World Ongoing Ministry

Praise Team Rehearsal Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. FUMC Sanctuary *Contact Don Doss at 997-7679 or don@fredumc.org for more info.

Youth Choir Concert Revolution Middle School Youth Choir Thursday, July 27th at 7 p.m. FUMC Sanctuary *Free community event performed by this 70+ youth choir from Custer Road UMC. All are invited!

Ministry Opportunities Elementary Ice Cream Social Thursday, August 24th at 3 p.m. We are hosting an ice cream social for our elementary school teachers 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. Thank you for your past help and we look forward to continuing serving and supporting our elementary school staff throughout the year!

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. 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 http:// joniandfriends.org/wheelsfortheworld/

Fall Ministry Guide Contact: Tricia Small (997-7679, tricia@fredumc.org) We are already thinking ahead to our Fall/ Winter programming guide. If you are a ministry leader, if you’re looking to start a new bible study or outreach event, or if you just want to verify we have all the details for your ministry correct, send an email to tricia@fredumc.org by August 1st! fredumc.org

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July 1 Lorrie Stewart 1 Jerald Jenkins 2 Cherry Wilson 2 Randall Lea 2 Pat McConnell 2 Cindy Warman 3 Keven Eckhart 3 Ken & Frances Baethge 4 Ron Frisbee 4 Faith Moellering 4 Jim Wilhite 5 Charlie & Zala Koym 5 Craig & Deborah Sly 6 James & Marianna Lively 6 Pam Coe-Brown 6 Judy Ryan 7 Steve Cannon 7 Clay McAnally 7 Alicia Pate 7 Savannah Neffendorf 7 Chris & Emily White 8 Danielle & Randall King 8 Amy O’Neil 9 Laura Bowman 9 Rebecca Stafford 9 Randall & Liz Wunderlich 10 Spencer Neffendorf 10 Jack Wiemers 10 Betty Phillips 10 Cathy White 10 Roy & Andrea Gentry 11 Lauren Schverak 11 Vedena Brown 11 Gayle Darling 11 Dennis Houy 12 Marge Bennack 12 David Hughes 12 Kevin Pickard 12 Voy & Liz Althaus 12 Terry & Cathy Collier 12 Mary & David Wiemers 13 Judy Hutcherson 13 Lloyd Harper 13 Deanna Carroll 13 Cody Segner 13 Carissa Plocheck 13 Dennis & Donna Henke 13 Bill & Nora Dempsey

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13 Reed & Diane Cobb 14 Alice Kneupper 14 Lonnie White 15 Jim & Kristie Gedeon 15 Lucy Little 15 Dick Hoopman 15 Frank Jenson 15 David Wiemers 16 Nancy Coon 16 Diana Perry 16 Jo Dodd 16 Dorman Schmidt 16 Melinda Lowrey 17 Roselie Miiller 17 Jace Axe 17 Collins Gonzales 17 David & Margaret Kneese 18 Irene Mauldin 18 David Whiting 18 Dave Schafer 19 Evelyn Ibbotson 19 John Draper 20 Anne Surma 20 Christian Gould 20 Jim & Glenda Swink 21 Zala Koym 22 Charles James 22 Dee Walker 22 Shawn Straker 22 Paxten Keyser 22 Grace Gallaspy 22 Roy & Pam Alspaugh 22 Bob & Judy Hickerson 22 Bill & Rhonda Strelke 23 Jason Smith 23 Wesley Traver 23 Rick & Pat Hoerster 23 Vernon & Linda Treibs 24 Al Bispo 24 Kim Houy 24 Trey Carroll III 25 Beth Colvin 25 Dalton Inks 25 Kate Hallford 25 Russell & Rita Rice 26 Cathy Collier 27 Levi & Lynn Shaw 29 Jim & Jackie Heupel 30 Larry & Kathy Stull 31 Marcia Draper

31 Grace Crook 31 Rick Schafer

August 1 Beth Smith 1 Steve & Connie Wehmeyer 2 Franklin Bryant 2 Frank McGill 2 Stanley Rabke 2 Julia Habecker 2 Eric & Crystal Whiting 2 Steve & Randye McAnally 3 Elizabeth Banning 3 Emily Hallford 3 John McCallum 3 Frances Rushing 3 John & Sandy Doudna 3 Mark & Janice Langerhans 4 Joyce Trautman 4 Pat & Amy O’Neil 4 Neil & Nina Pruitt 5 Hannah Wilson 5 Frances Heimann 5 Donna Jacoby 5 Luke Rizzo 5 Robert & Barbara Heinen 6 Billie Rowell 6 Susie Thompson 6 Bill Dempsey 6 Daryl & Stephanie Whitworth 6 Dean & Lorrie Stewart 7 Herbert Ahrens 7 Bruce & Donna Itz 9 Sharon McMahon 9 Brenda Nichols 9 John & Julie Davies 10 Del Irons 11 Elizabeth Wunderlich 11 Pam Wilhite 11 Tim & Ann Barsch 12 Donna Bryant 12 Sandra Houy 12 Charles & Carole Gillespie 14 Herbert Schmidt 14 Jane Bowersox 14 Bob & Anne Surma 15 Dick Bowersox 16 Tammy Amerson-Wilson 16 Sherry Cleckler

16 Gwen Fullbrook 16 Julie Ramos 16 Christopher White 17 Gregg Hagelstein 18 Joy Edwards 18 Meredith Itz 18 Wanda James 19 Laura Lundeen 19 Amber McMahon 19 Bill R. White 20 Ross Hardin 20 Phillis Wolters 20 Eleanor O’Neil 20 Neil Pruitt 20 Dennis & Kim Houy 21 Jim Graham 21 Jacob Hartmann 21 Don Urbanec 21 Monte Marshall 22 Bonnie Bremer 22 Leta Ann Metzger 22 Mary Segner 22 William Strelke 22 Glenda Swink 22 Tom Telle 22 Deborah Wiginton 22 Bill Strelke 23 Harlie Gallaspy 23 Eunice Gary 23 Rachel King 23 Karl Ransleben 23 Carl & Carrie Langerhans 23 Ron & Nellie Frisbee 23 Garet & Mardi Von Netzer 24 Nick Longley 24 Molly Wyatt 24 Sid & Marge Spiller 27 Ruth Basse 28 Pat White 28 Ross & Deborah Hardin 29 Garrett Gentry 29 Archie & Linda Klein 29 Gary & Barbara Wilcox 30 Norma Peterson 31 Carol Barnhouse 31 Robert Heinen 31 Bill & Betty Treude 31 David & Marcia Lyngaas

· Dates and names in bold are anniversaries.


CONTINUING CONCERNS Nursing Home & OUR Military Retirement Center Ruth Braeutigam Romilda Jamison Norma Petersen Marvin Prochnow Melrose Sultemeier Jimmie Tree Ken Baethge Jim Barnhouse Joy Edwards

Don Heidebrecht Maxie Hoerster Agnes Houy Mary Boenker Merle Isom Priscilla Althaus Alice Hester Lou Koym

OUR Missionaries

Scott Benfield Khristy Brazell Roland Cleveland Adam Duecker Gary L. Goin Dylan Guess Houston Haley Chance Harling Wacey Holladay Mark Klaerner Bryce Klein Jason Loving Alec Maples Quentin Moellering

James Muncy Dennis Ray Phillips Chris Pieper Steven Ramsey Tyler Remini Jeffrey Schmidt Jason Smith Bruce Stafford Perry Waters Charlie Watson Ash Westerfield Weston Williams Dara Wydler Steve York Joshua Weaver Ethan Waterman

Here I am. Send me.

Central Asia: Brian & Cynthia -Isaiah Eastern Asia: Misti Ecuador: Ecuador: Tim & Daina Madagascar: Adam & Suzie, Phoebe, Emma, Baylee & River Detroit: Jana & Leigh serving the Japanese Philippines: Marsha

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Fredericksburg United Methodist Church 1800 North Llano Fredericksburg TX 78624-2917 **************************************

Connect with our staff Rev. George Lumpkin……Senior Pastor (glumpkin59@hotmail.com) Rev. Sid Spiller……..Associate Pastor (sid@fredumc.org) Don Doss……………………Director of Music Ministries (don@fredumc.org) Joel Griffin…………………..Director of Youth Ministries (joel@fredumc.org) Lisa Davis……………..Director of Children’s Ministries (sharon@fredumc.org) Tricia Small…………………Director of Communications (tricia@fredumc.org) Travis Houy.....................Director of Media Ministries Judy Hickerson……………..Organist Linda Klein………………….Office Manager (linda@fredumc.org) Selena Hendrix……………...Director of Finances (selena@fredumc.org) Florie Hernandez……………Custodian Tammy Amerson-Wilson RN………Wesley Nurse (TAmerson-Wilson@mhm.org)

Regular office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.—5 p.m., closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch. You can reach the office at 830-997-7679, or visit fredumc.org to learn more about our worship and ministries.

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