'Summer' Tagged Posts

'Summer' Tagged Posts

August News

First Church Family,      There are several things that happen that make me realize summer is moving to its end. One is that I notice a yellow jacket’s nest on my property. That happened Thursday, and thank goodness, this year I saw the nest and took care of it before I ran over it with a weed eater (which is usually what happens.)      Another reminder that summer’s end approaches is the fact that anyone who grows tomatoes, okra, or…

FLAT WESLEY Adventure

Go on an adventure with FUMC as we celebrate summer with FLAT WESLEY! (The idea for the FLAT WESLEY is based on the youth literature character, Flat Stanley©, by Jeff Brown.) Directions: Color the FLAT (John or Charles) WESLEY template, then cut him out. Take FLAT WESLEY with you throughout your summer, take a photo of what you are doing with him to share with your church family! Let your imagination soar as we enjoy these tangible reminders of the…

July Message

First Church Family, When I begin a note to you with those words, I am not just using them figuratively. We are the family of Christ here in Lenoir and are meant to love, pray for, and care for one another. It is an honor to be a brother to all of you! July is upon us, and with it the Independence Day holiday. This year, July 4 comes on a Sunday. We will worship in one service together, at…

Promises, Promises

First Church Family, I pray that you had a blessed Memorial Day Weekend. That holiday marks the unofficial beginning of summer. And last Sunday, we began our summer worship series on the “Promises of God.” In ensuing weeks, we will take a close look at some of the important things God promises us in the Scriptures. Topics will include promises made about: eternal life, heaven, the Holy Spirit, God’s presence, rest for the weary, peace in our lives, and God’s guidance, among others. I…

June Message

First Church Family, Over the past week, it has felt like we have jumped right into summer, with daily highs near 90°. That is after a long, cold, dark, and wet winter and early spring. Over the past fourteen months, we at First Methodist have been the most cautious and safety conscious church of which I am aware. We have sought to follow governmental guidelines as closely as possible. And I am proud of and thankful for our decision making…