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First United Methodist Church

201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches Texas 75961

NEWSLETTER
Volume 8, Issue 5
May 2015

WORSHIP/SUNDAY SCHOOL TIMES


8:45 am
Contemporary Worship Service
9:45 am
Sunday School
10:55 am
Traditional Worship Service

Church Office (936) 564-8308


Fax (936) 564-8582
Email: info@fumcnac.org
Website: www.fumcnac.org

Office Hours: Mon-Thur: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Closed for lunch 12:00 -1:00 pm

MAY
02 - Wesley Foundation
Benefit Dinner and
Auction at 5 pm - FLC
03 - Confirmation Sunday/
I Can Sunday
05 - Preschool Cinco de
Mayo
10 - Mothers Day
11 - Primetimers at 10:30
am - FLC
14 - Heart-to-Heart Chorus
rehearsal at 9:30 am - Choir
Room followed by performance at Westward Trail
Nursing Home at 10:30 am
15 - Preschool Year-End
Program
17 - Graduation Sunday
Coffee with the
Pastors (New Member
Class) at 4:30 pm - Parlor
24 - Pentecost Sunday
May 24-27 - Texas Annual
Conference

JUNE
07-13 - SH UM ARMY Navasota TX
07 - Communion Sunday/
I Can Sunday
08 - Primetimers at 10:30
am - FLC
20-27 - Jr High/Sr. High
Mission Trip to Belize
21-22 - Hosting UM Army
from Pearland TX
22-26 - East/West District
Camp at Lakeview
28 - Patriotic Sunday

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 3


Join us Sunday, May 03, 2015 during both the 8:45 am Contemporary Worship
Service and the 10:55 am Traditional Worship Service as we celebrate
Confirmation Sunday. Our confirmands will be participating in the worship services.
Continued on page 3

MOTHERS DAY - SUNDAY, May 10


Join us Sunday, May 10, 2015 during both the
8:45 am Contemporary Worship Service and the
10:55 am Traditional Worship Service
as we honor our Mothers.

Happy Mothers Day!

GRADUTATION SUNDAY - May 17


On Sunday, May 17 at both services we will celebrate our high school seniors and their
achievement. Each service will be senior-led with several students sharing a brief
message. During the Sunday School hour in the FLC, seniors will have breakfast with
their families with a short program to honor them and remember. Our graduating seniors
are: Hudson Arrant, Cole Badders, Allison Jeffery, Guy McCormack, Jenna Richardson,
Tyler Underwood, Bonner Watson, Elliott Welch, Kendall Whitbeck, William Young.

FUMCS SUMMER SCHEDULE


JUNE
Childrens Ministry - Faith/Family/Fun Summer Activities in June:
Meet for SFAs 2 pm Wednesday Movies; Meet for Skate-O-Rama 6 pm $1.00 Way Back
Wednesday; Thursday Afternoon Swims @ SFA Recreation Center Pool
07 - Communion Sunday/I Can Sunday/Service Sunday
07-13 - SH UMARMY to Navasota TX
20-27 - Jr./Sr. Mission Trip to Belmopan, Belize
21-27 - Hosting UMARMY from Pearland TX
21 - Fathers Day
22-26 - East District Camp at Lakeview
28 - Patriotic Sunday
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A Note From The Pastor


When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without
warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale forceno one could tell where
it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit
spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different
languages as the Spirit prompted them.
Acts 2:1-4; The Message

On May 24 we celebrate Pentecost in the church. It is one of the principal days


of the Christian year, celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter. The Greek word
pentecoste means "fiftieth day." Pentecost is the day on which the Christian
church commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and others assembled in Jerusalem. It marks the beginning of the Christian church and
the proclamation of its message throughout the world and is often referred to as
the birthday of the church. The liturgical color for Pentecost is red. Traditionally,
Pentecost has been a day for baptisms. Because it was the custom in the early
church for persons being baptized to wear white robes or clothing, the day also
became known as Whitsunday, a contraction of white Sunday.
We have been talking about the nature of the church and our role as disciples;
as we celebrate Pentecost, we remember how we are of one mind, one family,
proclaiming to our community the good news of Jesus Christ.
There is lots of good stuff coming in May, Confirmation, Mothers Day, a celebration of our High School graduates, and Annual Conference, where Trent will
be commissioned as a Provisional Elder. See you in church!
Peace,

A Note From The Associate Pastor


Wesleys understanding of grace is such a beautiful and holistic picture. We have prevenient grace, which enables us before we make any decision or movement toward God. We have justifying grace, which is granted to us as we respond, repent (literally: turn around), and gain new life. It is the grace of reconciliation, restoration, and redemption. And finally, we
have sanctifying grace, which empowers our growth, as the image of God created within us begins to shine through. Wesleys formulation emphasizes that salvation is a more complex action than just a one-time encounter. We dont just meet
God once then go about our business. God is active in every part of our preparation, transformation, and growth as Christian people.
Recently though, I have begun to see this pattern in more than just our spiritual lives. God invites us to participate in these
three forms of grace through our mission work, as well. If we think about missions, there are three main types of work that
we do. Some work, like food pantries, homeless shelters, and childcare enable people to get through the day. These are
ways to care for people, regardless of their decision to change. Through programs like these people are put into a position
where change can occur. Second, there are ways in which we aid in transformation. GED programs, resume writing and
financial management classes, even providing dress clothing are all examples. Then finally, there are ways in missions that
we can help to promote growth in peoples lives. This could be through transitional or low-rent housing, community organizing, or even short-term employment and training opportunities.
As baptized Christians, we are all called to Gods mission in the world. Though each of our callings are made manifest in
different ways, we are part of a larger and far more complex work of God here in the world. I encourage you that as you go
about your day, begin to look for those ways that Gods grace is present in every situation. Let us pray that God would
grant us eyes to see.
Blessings,

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Continued from page 1 - FUMC Summer Schedule


JULY
04 - 4th July Ice Cream Social
05 - Communion Sunday/I Can Sunday
16-19 - JH Mission Trip to Big House, Longview, TX
19 - FUMC Blood Drive
20-24 - VBS
27-31 - SH Beach Retreat to Laguna Beach, FL.
AUGUST
02 - Communion Sunday/I Can Sunday
16 - Youth Sunday/Celebration Sunday
21 - Back-to-School Bash
30 - Promotion/3rd Grade Bible Presentation

SR. High UM ARMY - (Navasota TX) - June 7-13. Cost $250


per person.
East/West District Camp Registration Deadlines
Our District Camp at Lakeview will be from Mon, June 22
Fri, June 26 opened to students going into 4th grade through
12th grade.
Camper Costs:
April 20: Early Bird deadline ~ $255.00;
May 18: Regular deadline ~ $275.00;
June 1 - Final deadline ~ $295.00
Jr. High Big House - (Longview TX) - July 16-19.
Cost: $150 person.
Sr. High Beach Retreat - (Laguna Beach FL) - July 27-31. Cost TBA

CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2015

Erin Marie Ash

Reid McFarlin Boyett

Khlo Lauren Johnson

Sophie Anjoli Jordan

Jackson Dodge Oliver

Peyton Quinn Toner

Brandon Alan Turnage

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Jeffrey Elliott Bowser

Andrew Tyler Coe

Ethan Michael Parker

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EAST/WEST DISTRICT LAKEVIEW CAMP

Each summer, youth from throughout North America visit Lakeview for a unique Christian camp experience in the
Texas Piney Woods. Our camps provide young people and teens with the opportunity to get closer to God through
worship, education, activities, and involvement with others seeking the same goal.
Lakeview provides a safe and welcoming environment for campers to enjoy nature and to further themselves as
good people through activities such as the David Barber Challenge Course, gospel teachings and interaction with
others.
While camp is a learning experience, it is also a fun one. Campers can bask in the serenity of our 1,300 acre property or take part in individual and team recreational activities including:

Boating and Kayaking


Hiking
Beach Volleyball
Archer y
Gaga Pits
Camper Costs and Deadlines:
$255.00 Early Bird by April 20

Fishing
Basketball/Softball/Baseball/Soccer
Swimming and Water Slide
Challenge Course
Biking

$275.00 Regular by May 18

$295.00 Final by June 1

~Adults looking for a free, meaningful and transformational vacation ~


Please consider serving as a counselor.
Counselor Costs: Covered. Final deadline, June 1, 2015
Contact Jeff Campbell for students going into 7th grade and up.
Contact Elsa for students going into 4th grade going into 6th grade.

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MEMORIALS
Memorial Gifts are Given:
IN MEMORY OF:
FROM:

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IN MEMORY OF:
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FROM:

Wilda Dorsey
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (Amy Vohs Choir Family), Lana Alford, Freida Johnson,
Clara Harris; Claudia & Delia, Susan Langley, Rudy & Bettie Washburn, Judy Williamson,
Floy Bousman, Directors, Officers and Employees of BancorpSouth-Fredonia, Ed Cole,
March of Dimes Office of Government Affairs in Washington DC, Mary Akin
Monette Thomas
Clyde Sheffield & Family, Trent Oliver
Fran Richardson
Dick & Pat Rayne
Jerry Lackey
Dick & Carol Voigtel
Richard Carter
Dick & Carol Voigtel, Rudy & Bettie Washburn, Mary Akin
Ernestine Fountain
Judy Williamson, Clyde Sheffield Family & Cindy Hancock Family, Larry W Woznuck,
Nancy C Woznuck, Harold Bogan, Trent Oliver, Wayne & Shannon Stringer,
George & Karen Taylor, Marty Schmidt Taylor, Floy Bousman, Ben & Deborah Covin,
Joyce & Mike DeLoach, Linda & Jack Cusick, Steven & Noreen Black, Ed Cole,
James A Kingham, Bill & Kay Kirkland, The Oncology Group, J W & Delores Griffin,
Dr. Larry & Mrs. Walker, Leslie Gandy Wayne & Julie Gandy Geter, Duke & Sherry Wright
Leon Hutchison
Mary Jo Hutchison
Duane Maurstad
Johnnie & Dottie Johnson

CHORAL MASTERWORKS CONCERT


Friday, May 8 at 7:30 pm - W. M. Turner Auditorium

SFAs A Cappella Choir, Choral Union and Womens Choir will perform one of the pillars in all choral and orchestral
literature - Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requeim (A GermanRequiem)

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors, $7.50 Students


For tickets or more information: 936-468-6407 ~ 888-240-ARTS ~ www.finearts.sfasu.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in 2015? Consider working with high school foreign exchange students
with International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES)! This is a PART-TIME, work-from-home job with lots of flexibility.
High school youth exchange has a profound impact on teens, families, communities, and the world! A caring and supportive Local Coordinator is crucial to the program, as they recruit and screen volunteer host families and are the primary
support to the exchange student during the program. Our LCs experience the excitement and deep satisfaction of knowing they played a major role in making this life-changing experience possible.
If you love teens and feel they deserve a supportive agency, a passionate coordinator, and a quality program, please
consider joining our team. You can make a difference!
Basic requirements:
Minimum 25 years of age
Have own transportation
Internet access and basic computer skills
Good communication & people skills
Driven, committed, and goal-focused
Interest in foreign cultures and desire to improve global awareness
If interested in this position, please send a copy of your resume, including your contact information so we can
follow up with you in a timely manner. Jwells@icesusa.org

MISSION NEWS
I Can Sunday, May 3rd for SFA Food for Thought
Our Food Drive for May will be given to the SFA Food for Thought Student Food Panty. The mission purpose for this
Food Pantry is to provide supplemental healthy food to SFA students who are experiencing food insecurities. It is not a
University-funded service. It is supported by charitable contributions and donations. Financial contributions can be
made to SFA Hunger Jacks and placed in the offering plate.
Targeted items: canned vegetables, rice, rice sides, pasta, pasta sides, spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese, boxed
cereal & oatmeal, peanut butter & jelly, canned fruit, canned beans, Chef Boyardee, canned soups, canned chicken,
canned tuna, salt, pepper & spices.
HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) is in need of volunteers.
For Mondays and Thursdays (8am-12pm). Join a team of 8 to do jobs; such as, sorting, shelving, unloading, computer
data entry, etc.
For Wednesdays pick up bread from their supplier.
Anytime someone to moderate technical knowledge to help maintain their website. This could be done mostly from
home.
Looking for Board Members. If you are interested in the work that they do, you should check it out.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Rev. Trent Oliver by email at trent.o@fumcnac.org.
Mission Nac 2015
FUMC will partner with other churches in Nacogdoches to repair homes of people in the community. Mission Nac is not
a handout, but a hand up to people of Nacogdoches. It is an intense, four-day local opportunity to serve others from
June 10th till June 13th (you may work any day, any amount of time). Watch for more information on FUMC E-News and
bulletin announcements. Contact Rev. Trent Oliver for more information and registration.

Volume 8, Issue 5

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FUMCNAC CALENDAR
MAY
02 - Wesley Foundation
Benefit Auction at 5 pm - FLC
03 - Confirmation Sunday/
I Can Sunday
05 - Preschool Cinco de Mayo
at 10:30 am - FLC
Worship Committee
Meeting at 5 pm - Library
07 - Board of Trustees
Meeting at 5:15 pm - Library
East District Pre-Conference Meeting at 7 pm - FLC
10 - Mothers Day
11 - Primetimers meeting at 10:30 am - FLC
12 - Childrens Committee Meeting at 5:30 om - Conf Rm
UMW Circle VI Meeting at 6:00 pm - Parlor
14 - Heart-to-Heart Chorus rehearsal at 9:30 am - performance at Westward Trails Nursing Home - 10:30am
15 - Preschool Year-end Program at 9 am - FLC
Evangelism Committee Meeting at 4:30 pm - Library
17 - Graduation Sunday
Coffee with the Pastors (New Member Class) at
4:30 pm Parlor
18 - UMW Circle III Meeting at 6:30 pm
19 - UMW Circle I Meeting at 9:30 am - Library
UMW Circle II & IV Meeting at 9:30 am
UMW Circle VII Meeting at 10 am

Preschool Board Meeting at 6:30 pm - Library


21 - Missions Committee Meeting at 6:30 pm - Conf.
Rm
24 - Pentecost Sunday
28 - Heart-to-Heart Chorus rehearsal at 9 am followed
by performance at Stallings Ct Nursing home at 10 am
Church Council Meeting at 5:30 pm - Parlor

June
02 - Worship Committee Meeting at 5:00 pm - Library
04 - Board of Trustees Meeting at 5:15 pm - Library
ROOM RESERVATIONS
If you are planning to reserve a room in the Church for a

meeting, gathering, etc., a request can be made either by


completing a Building Use Forms that can be found in the
Workroom or online at www.fumcnac.org, scroll down to the
bottom of the page and click resources, church forms and
then building use.
ACCESS ACS
To obtain an ACCESS ACS user ID, logon to
www.fumcnac.org, click the ACCESS ACS link at the bottom of the page. For more information, kindly contact
Sharon Bright at 936-564-8308 or email
sharon.b@fumcnac.org.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
The June Newsletter Articles should be emailed to
sharon.b@fumcnac.org by 3:00 pm Wednesday,
May 13, 2015.
BULLETIN and E-News DEADLINE
Please email all information to sharon.b@fumcnac.org for
our weekly Bulletin/E-News by 3:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Regularly-Scheduled Meetings
Mondays:
Mens Emmaus Reunion Group meets at 6:30 am in the Parlor (1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays)
HRT Emmaus Reunion Group meets on Mondays at 5:15 pm - Barbara LaFours
Girl Scout Troop 1406 meets on Mondays at 6:00 pm in the Scout Lodge
Tuesdays:
Girl Scout Troop 1016 meets every other Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the Scout Lodge
Celebrate Service Rehearsal at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Wednesdays:
Christian Writers Fellowship at 5:45 pm in the Library
YoWe (Youth on Wednesday Evenings) at 6 pm-Worship and Message; 7 pm-Small Groups
Bell Choir Rehearsal at 6:00 pm in Room 207
Chancel Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room.
Thursdays:
Grace Emmaus Reunion Group meeting at 8:30 am in the Library
Heart-to-Heart Chorus at 9:30 am in the Choir Room and performances at Nursing Homes at 10:30 am (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Sundays:
Youth Praise Band practice at 4:30 pm in the Youth Lounge
Cub Scouts meets at 5:00 pm in the Scout Lodge
Youth on Sunday Night 5:30-Youth Open Gym; 6:30 pm-Youth Snack Supper; 7:00 pm-Youth Bible Study

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Our Staff
DR. JEFF McDONALD
Senior Pastor
jeff.m@fumcnac.org
REV. TRENT OLIVER
Associate Pastor
trent.o@fumcnac.org
JEFF CAMPBELL
Director of Youth Ministry
jeff.c@fumcnac.org
ELSA JORDAN
Director of Childrens Ministry
elsa.j@fumcnac.org
LISA LABOSKY
Director of Preschool
lisa.l@fumcnac.org
DR. TOD FISH
Director of Music Ministry
tod.f@fumcnac.org
DR. GARY WURTZ
Celebrate Worship Leader
gary.w@fumcnac.org
DR. ANDY PARR
Organist
andy.p@fumcnac.org
SHARON BRIGHT
Office Manager
sharon.b@fumcnac.org
KATHY THOMAS
Financial Secretary
kathy.t@fumcnac.org
JIM JENKINS
Building Manager
jim.j@fumcnac.org

PRAYER CONCERNSUPDATED, Monday, April 20 (am)


For a more up-to-date Prayer List, kindly contact our Church Office564-8308.
J. R. Wright, Quinn William (preschool student), Jack Matthews, Caceal Dean (Mary Harbordths
niece), Audre Smith (Natalie Andersons mother), Jim Morris, James Scott, Alicia Ross (Natalie
Andersons co-worker), Elvin Ervin, Virginia Kerr, Steve Goldstein, Barbara LaFour, Ashley Akin
(Mary Akins granddaughter), Gary LaFour, Katherine Beckwith, Carolyn Andrews, C. D. Thomas,
Bill Tucker, Mark Brunson, Amy Ames (Debra Bankstons niece), Jim Havard, Keith Henry, Jean
Smith (Cindy Himes mom), Jarrell Grout, Rudy Washburn, Russ Hairston, Judy Hairston, Rebecca Brimmage (Rev. Jerome Brimmages niece), Erik Robberson (Rev. Barbara Robbersons son),
Jake Sanford, Audry Quick, Kittie Dobbs, David Lymbery (Betty Bunchs grandson), Judy Williamson, Doug Smith (Sam Smiths brother), Preston Turnage, Nathan Begley, Amy Risner, James
Lee (Jo Taylors husband),
Our Hearts Goes Out To
Jill Koerner and family on the passing of her mother, Mary Snyder.
Anne Ashcroft and family on the passing of her father, Dr. Henry McGrede.
The family of Raymond Franks on his passing.
The family of Slaton Smith on his passing.
Beth Jones and family on the passing of her father.
Names will remain on a published prayer list for 90 days. The prayer team appreciates current updates on requests. Please email your requests and updates to info@fumcnac.org If
you know of a member of FUMC who is in the hospital or who will be having surgery, kindly contact the Church Office - 564-8308. EMERGENCIES, call 936-585-2294.

The mission of the First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches is to make disciples through
Christ-centered service and outreach. With Gods help, we will do this through witnessing,
teaching and loving.

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