New and Upcoming
 
New classes and Bible studies. Great volunteer opportunities.  Ways to respond to community needs.  When something new is coming to First Methodist, you’ll find it posted here.
 
Or, if you’d rather the news come to you, sign up for our newsletter here.  If you have something you’d like announced or publicized, email Caitlin. 
 

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

6-7:30pm on February 21st @ The Hub

Come enjoy pancakes, bacon, eggs, and more!  There will be masks to decorate and fun table games for all ages.

ALL are welcome! Invite friends and neighbors!


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Lenten Studies

Adam Hamilton’s “Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws”
Mondays, 7pm, beginning Feb. 27 – 6 sessions. Led by Gary Clay.
CLICK HERE to sign up.
 
“Witness to the Cross” by Amy Jill-Levine
Thursday mornings at 9:30.  Rose Christian Bible Study

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Military Fellowship February Meeting

February Meeting: Everyone is welcome!!

We will meet and hear from Lance Olinski, CEO and Founder of Streetside Showers. Everyone is welcome!

February 8th at 10 am in Dyer Hall


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Mission Panama Informational Meeting

There will be a Panama Mission Trip Informational Meeting on February 27 at 7pm in the Parlor and via Zoom. Our next mission trip to Panama is October 7-15, 2023. We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary of working under the leadership of Dr. Rev. David & Cindy Ceballos and alongside the indigenous people of Panama. Come hear more about this exciting trip that includes medical, medical support (no experience needed), construction, and working with children. There is a place for everyone! Want to know more? Email Ann Spaight.
 
You can also click here to visit our Panama page to learn more about our mission and see pictures of our team in action!

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Women’s Weekend

Come join is for Women’s Weekend 2023! This is a wonderful chance to connect and enjoy fun, faith, and fellowship. We will be digging into Colossians 2:7 and what it means for our lives; “Be rooted and built up in Christ, be established in faith, and overflow with thanksgiving just as you were taught.”
 
Prothro Center on Lake Texoma
February 24 – 26

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Spring Studies

We have many classes and groups who are starting Spring Studies.  Here are a few, but you can look at all our groups here.
 
Open Hearts Women’s Bible Study will begin our spring semester with Adam Hamilton’s Forgiveness:Finding Peace Through Letting Go. In this book and DVD study Hamilton shows how to receive the freedom that comes with forgiving – even if we are the ones who need forgiving. 
 
All are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 9:30 in the Youth Hub Conference Room starting January 11, 2023. For more information, contact Patti Churner at pathedy@gmail.com.
 
United Women in Faith is having their first meeting of 2023 on 1/16 @ 9:30 at the Market Street @ El dorado & Ridge (meet upstairs).  Come share a snack and meet women of faith in mission and ministry.  
 
Military and Veterans Fellowship is having their January meeting on 1/11 at 10am in Dyer Hall.  The guest speaker this month is Bob Simpson, a member at FUMC who relocated to McKinney a couple of years ago following his retirement from the Veterans Administration in Birmingham. Bob will be discussing a unique VA program he worked in at the Birmingham VA hospital, the Blind Rehabilitation Service. As always, we’ll have coffee and snacks and an opportunity to catch up.  If you have any questions, please email me at mrkcampbell090@gmail.com or call me at 301-802-3732. 
 

Last Changes Study/Support Group for Seniors is a small group that meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays monthly at the church and online via Zoom. Their purpose is:

• To learn and to share information about aging with grace, living life fully, and dying with hope
• To take a spiritual approach to facing questions and concerns about aging
• To explore “last changes” from a practical, legal, medical, psychological, emotional and spiritual perspective
Their next meeting is Thursday, January 14 at 130 PM in room E215-225. Newcomers are always welcome. Contact Tom Kirwin (214-293-7344) for more information or for Zoom instructions.
 
Sarah Circle will meet Monday, January 16 at 6:00pm in the home of Marion Howell. We will be sorting and bagging items to have distributed to the Community Health Clinic patients as gift bags. Items, such as, shaving cream, wallet, gas gift card, razor, etc. are welcome for men. For women hand lotion, perfume, small jewelry, nice soap, etc. would be good. Bring any collected items and a snack to share to Marion’s to start our new 2023 year helping others and having fellowship together. Contact Debbie Mishler (214-546-4350) for information about Sarah Circle.

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Grief Support Group

Our Grief Support Group is starting a new session in March.  It is an 8-week study.
 
Every Tuesday, beginning March 21.  10-11:30am in the Hub room Y-105
 
CLICK HERE to learn more about this group.

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Bridgeport Summer Camps

JUNIOR/SR HIGH SCHOOL CAMP  https://www.bridgeportcamp.org/camp-schedule/

The youth attending the Mixed-age camp this summer! It’s June 26-30. Registration opens tomorrow, January 4 @ 9 a.m.! Register & pay $50 deposit by Jan. 31 for early bird rate, $375. We also need adults to come be counselors. Reach out if you are interested in going to camp with us! Let CJ or Deidre know if you have any questions!
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMP https://www.bridgeportcamp.org/camp-schedule/
 
Bridgeport Summer Camp (3rd-5th graders) registration opens Wednesday, Jan 4th We are going to C-3 July 24TH.  Let Cheridy know if you have any questions!

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January 2023 Blood Drive

A New Year for Saving Lives!

We have now saved 9630 lives saved since 2000 !!!
 

January 29th Blood Drive

8 to 12:30

Church St. Auditorium, lower level
 
CLICK HERE to register or you can walk in that day.

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New Years Day Worship Schedule

Please note there will be no 8:00 a.m. Sanctuary worship on January 1, 2023. All our other services will take place as normal. We hope you join us in person or online to start the new year with worship and communion!


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