Mark Your Calendars

Office Closed for MLK Day

January 16th


The Church office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Confirmation Class Meeting

January 22nd


Is your child going to be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade next year? Is your child older than eighth grade but hasn’t gone through Confirmation Class?

Confirmation is membership class for children/youth. Pastor Kathryn Strempke and Youth Director Travis Burdett are looking at whether First UMC needs to offer a Confirmation Class next school – and HOW.


To be part of the discussion, join Travis and Kathryn NEXT Sunday, January 22nd, at noon in Wesley Hall for light snacks and discussion.

Coat Drive

January 22nd through January 29th


The youth will be planning a coat drive for Jan 22nd   and 29th. Start cleaning your winter closet now!

Training for New Officers

January 29th


New and returning officers of the church - time to mark your calendars! January 29. 2017: Lay Leadership Training at University Park UMC, 4024 Caruth Blvd in Dallas.

Super Bowl of Caring

February 5th


Super Bowl Sunday is Coming!

Get ready to fix chili and donate soup. 

Planning Your Departure

February 8th


Christians face death with our faith in a resurrected Lord. Therefore we can plan ahead without fear. Come Wednesdays, Feb 8th, 15th, and 22nd to plan ahead for your funeral and your will.

Church Leaders Needed

There are still many ministry groups who need leaders. There is no limit to the size for these groups. Over the next month, please be in prayer for where God is calling YOU to serve:


• Church Growth (inviting, welcoming, involving)

• Missions (i.e. food distribution, vaccinations, clothing sale, community garden, etc.)

• Member Care

• Children’s Ministry Support Team

• Youth Ministry Support Team

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GP Food & Clothing Co-op

In March we received 717.5 lbs. of food from FUMC and wanted to thank everyone for such a blessing to our community.


Pantry Needs…Canned Meat (like chili or ravioli, etc.), Tomato products (sauce, whole, diced, etc.),

Corn, Green beans, and cash to purchase needed items.


Clothing Needs…Men’s & Boys.…Shoes (all sizes);

Men’s jeans [sizes 32 – 36]; Men’s underwear [med & lg.]; boys underwear [all sizes], Men’s summer t-shirts [all sizes] and Men’s and boys white t-shirts.

Women’s…Shoes (size 9 ½, 10, 11, 12); socks.


Other Items needed…QUEEN & KING SHEETS, BLANKETS [double, queen & king] and TOWELS


NOTE: Please check expiration date on all food items.

                  The Co-op can NOT give out expired items.



Kids, Inc. Clothing Needs

Kids In Need of Clothing, Inc. need the following:


Appropriate school clothing for P-12 grade

New underwear, socks, hats and gloves

Gently used tops and coats


Box available for drop off in narthex. 

Sundays:


  8:45AM  Worship - Baker Chapel

  9:45AM  Sunday School

11:00AM  Worship - Sanctuary

11:00AM  Iglesia Unida - Youth

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