Join us this Christmas Eve for Lessons & Carols as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will have a 7 p.m. Candlelight Service in our beautifully decorated Sanctuary. For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulders. And His name will be called, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
I have a confession to make to all of you: I love my sleep. However, this semester I’ve had to switch up my schedule for 5th Quarters. The churches in town are taking turns hosting this fellowship event after football games so that Junior High and High School students have a safe place to hang out after home football games. After Homecoming, three of the churches came together and hosted Ultimate Frisbee on the Junior High football field. The area was filled with over 100 students laughing, playing, snacking, and having fun.
In a few weeks Clyde FUMC will be hosting the event (October 2nd and then again on a November 6th,) and we need your help! If you’d be willing to chaperon the event, provide hot dogs, or help get the place ready, we would love the help! It’s a wonderful thing to see the churches coming together for a common purpose, and I hope you’ll come join us!
Dear Friends of Clyde FUMC,
In case you missed it, I need to catch you up on something big: our Fellowship Hall is DEBT FREE!!!! When God fulfills His promises, like this one that He made in February, it is simply exciting! And exciting times call for one thing – celebration!
So we have a few special events coming up to help mark the occasion (all are in the Fellowship Hall):
Prayer and Praise this Sunday (Sept. 13) at 4:30pm. When I first moved to Clyde, I called for a couple of prayer nights where we specifically asked God to meet our financial concerns. Now that He has delivered in a very powerful way, it’s appropriate that we pause to say “Thank You!” This will be a unique Prayer and Praise service – it’s called Harp and Bowl worship, patterned after Revelation 5:8-9. I participated in one of these a few years ago at a NWTX Conference Prayer Summit at Ceta Canyon, and young and old appreciated the reflective, free, from-the-heart time of worship.
Combined Worship Service next Sunday (Sept. 20) at 10:30am, where we will dedicate our Fellowship Hall! We will celebrate how God used all of us to move that mountain of debt, and we want to give special attention to Dorothy Jean Edwards, as some momentum-shifting gifts were given in her memory. Come join us for this special celebration!
The John Wesley Adventure, Sunday (Sept. 27) at 10:30am, where Rev. Tom Fuller will tell the first installment of the exciting story of John Wesley’s life and the early days of the Methodist movement. Join us also for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings (Sept. 27-29) at 6:30pm for more of the amazing things Wesley did. Please be praying that we “would not be hearers only, but doers also of the Word” we will receive during this revival-type experience!
Again, our special schedule for September 20th and September 27th is as follows:
9:00am Coffee and Donuts Fellowship Time
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Combined Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall
***(Note, we’ll be on our regular, 2-service schedule for this Sunday, Sep. 13th.)
Don’t miss this chance to party like … um, … Jesus would!
Only By Grace,
Pastor Clyde FUMC