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Homeless Count Volunteers

January 24th


Once a year, along with communities across the country, we count our homeless friends. The Count, a requirement under Federal Law, helps communities understand the extent of homelessness, changing trends, and the measure of success in making homelessness as rare, brief and nonrecurring as possible.

 

The Count takes place on Thursday night, January 24, 2019 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m at the Grand Prairie Public Safety Building Community Meeting Room (1525 Arkansas Lane Grand Prairie, TX 75051).

 

Training will be provided by the Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization (GPHOO), the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition and the MetroDallas Homeless Alliance. Volunteers are asked to sign up in teams of at least 2 people each (four are preferable). Individuals and teams of 2-3 people will be grouped into larger teams. One member of each team of 4 or more will need to have a smartphone and will be asked to upload a special app for counting the homeless. Volunteers will go in their own cars. Grand Prairie Police Officers will escort the teams as needed.

 

Deadline to register is 5 p.m., January 18th. Must be 18 or older to participate. Teams of at least 2 people are requested. Each person e-mail your name and phone number to gphomelessoutreach@gmail.com. Additional instructions and a release form will be sent to you.  

 

Contact the Grand Prairie’s Homeless Count call the GPHOO at 817-706-7487 or email us at gphomelessoutreach@gmail.com.  

End of Year Contributions

January 27th


Sunday, January 27th statements will be available for pick up. Please see Rita in the foyer  of the sanctuary starting at 10:00 AM to pick yours up. If you are not able to attend service, your statement will be mailed to you.

Officer Training

January 27th


The Metro District will offer church officer training Sunday, January 27, 2-4 p.m. at Elmwood United Methodist Church 1315 Berkley Ave (in Oak Cliff, basically at Illinois and Tyler Streets, about 12 miles away).

Souper Bowl of Caring

February 3rd


The NFL’s Super Bowl is February 3.  (Think the Cowboys have a chance?) Our church’s Souper Bowl of Caring will also be Feb 3.  Be ready to bring a can (or two) of soup to give to the Grand Prairie Food Cooperative.

Chili Cook Off

February 3rd


The annual Mike Sheffield Memorial Chili Cook Off will be Sunday, February 3, after the 11:00 services. Time to dig out the recipe and clean out the ol’ crock pot!

Grief Support Group

February 17th


During Sunday School hour on 3rd Sundays, a Grief Support Group will meet in Wesley Hall. ANYone is welcome, and this is a group that will grow and shrink according to individuals’ needs. We will address issues common to ANY kind of grief (not just death or illness).

Will You Read Scripture?

We need scripture readers for both the 8:45 and 11:00 services.  Please sign up in the foyer. (Don’t worry – if you discover later in the year your month won’t work, we’ll work out a trade.)

Coats for Kids - Kids INC

Grand Prairie's Kids INC (In Need of Clothing) is collecting coats for kindergarteners to high schoolers until Dec. 21. Please bring new coats with tags to the church foyers.

How to Dress for Church

Friends, it’s that time of year when we guess about the weather. We tried to turn the heat on for the sanctuary building, and the water refused to heat up.

 

So? Dress in layers. Be prepared for shifting temperatures in our buildings in case we guess wrong and/or the machinery doesn’t want to function.

Check Out Our Programs

There's more to FUMCGP than Sunday mornings!

 

Come try us out:


For children’s activities on Wednesdays 4-6.


For youth activities on Sundays noon-4. Lunch is included!


For adult studies on Sunday mornings in a choice of Sunday School

classes and a Wednesday bible study.


For young adult fellowship Tuesdays in homes, supper & prayer group.


For men’s fellowship second Saturdays 7:30 a.m. at Outlaw’s Barbecue.


For missions first Tuesdays’ vaccination clinic, second Saturdays’ food

distribution, or in the community garden


Also, let's not forget that Wednesday night and Sunday activities are back!

 

Every Wednesday:

5:00 - 6:30 PM  Supper - Wesley Hall

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Hand Chimes - Children's Building

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Bible Study (Grades 3 - 5) - Children's Building

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Spirit Ringers(Grades 3 - 5) - Children's Building

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Bible Study (Ages 4 years - 2nd Grade) - Children's Building

6:30 - 7:15 PM KIDS Choir (Ages 4 years - 5th Grade - Children's Building

6:30 - 7:00 PM  Celebration Ringers (Adult Bell Choir) - Children's Building

6:00-7:00 PM  English Bible Study – Wesley Hall

7:00 PM  Spanish Language Worship - Chapel

7:15 PM  Chancel Choir Rehearsal -  Choir Room


Every Sunday:

12:00 - 2:15 PM  EPIC – Youth Building

2:15 - 2:45 PM  Youth Orchestra - Choir Room

2:45 - 3:30 PM  Youth Bells - Children's Building

3:30 - 4:00 PM  Youth Choir - Choir Room

GP Food & Clothing Co-op

Pantry Needs:  CANNED SOUP, CANNED MIXED VEGETABLES, CANNED BEANS and cash to purchase needed items. Just drop your donation off at church or the Co-op.


NOTE: Please check expiration date on all food items.  The Co-op CANNOT give out expired items.



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Sundays:


  8:45AM  Worship - Baker Chapel

  9:45AM  Sunday School

11:00AM  Worship - Sanctuary

11:00AM Comunidad Cristiana Multicultural  - Youth Building

11:00 AM  Ignite Worship - Chapel