November 14, 2023
Angel Tree Tag Pick-up this weekend!
ANGEL TREE OPPORTUNITIES
Tag Pickup: November 18/19 & 25/26 • In-between Services in Atrium
It’s Angel Tree time! Stop by our atrium during these weekends to adopt an angel and find out all the different ways you can serve with our Angel Tree. Each year we support “angels” from the Mansfield ISD, the Methodist Children’s Home, Homeless Veterans and families, the Mansfield Nursing Home, as well as Common Ground Network. There are several different ways you and your family can serve with our Angel Tree team this year! To find out more information or to volunteer, visit our website at fmcm.org/angeltree.
USO DONATIONS AND MILITARY RECOGNITION
Items are due back the weekend of Nov. 25/26
This past weekend our Military Ministry began to recognize and celebrate all of those who are active or retired in the military as well as those who are Gold Star Families. If you haven’t already, as you head into our sanctuary take a moment and read off the names of those on the stars posted and give a prayer of thanks for those individuals and their families. If you were not able to connect with our Military Ministry and would like to have your name or the name of someone you know who is in the military or who is a Gold Star Family, simply text the name to 817-477-6498 or email us. Stop by our ministry corner this weekend before or after service and fill out a star to put on display. We are also taking up donations for the USO. For a list of those donations, go here.
UNITED WOMEN OF FAITH POINSETTIAS SALES
Online Sales: Open Now
Chapel Sales: November 26th & December 3rd
Ministry Corner: December 9th & 10th
Add a cheerful look to the sanctuary and to your home at Christmas! The flowers may be purchased online in honor or in memory of a loved one through December 10th. The flowers will decorate our Sanctuary throughout the Advent Season and may be taken home after your Candlelight Service. Flowers are $17.00 each. You can go online and order now, or visit our chapel on Nov. 26th and Dec. 3rd or our Ministry Corner on Dec. 9&10. If you have any questions please contact us here. You can order your poinsettia Here.
Registration now Open!
Confirmation is an opportunity for students in grades 6 and up to take ownership of their faith. This ten-session journey (starting on February 4th) will empower students to grow their faith through prayer, Bible reading, and working in community with fellow believers. Another key part of this journey is the Mentor’s important role in walking alongside the Confirmands! We would love for you to be part of this important journey. You can register a Confirmand here and sign up here to be a Mentor today!
November 28th • 9:00 – 10:30 AM • Building C-10
December 7th • 6:30 – 8 PM • Building A – 216
Everyone knows “it takes a village” when it comes to raising kids, and our newest group “The Village” is here to help you do just that. Each month The Village will feature a program that will highlight a particular challenge as it relates to parenting, mentoring, leading, and/or teaching children, and help you find ways to respond to those challenges in a practical and loving way. This month we will be focusing on “Parenting in the Age of the Screen: Understanding Screen Time, Smartphones, AI, and The Future Our Children Will Inherit Helping parents understand the effects of new technology and make a plan to to help their children develop healthy tech norms”. Topics include: – Screen time – Smartphones and mental health – Dramatic shifts in culture, dating, etc. – Paradox of choice – information overload and dealing better… – AI and the needs of the 21st century workforce – Tech boundaries and parent controls. If you are interested in learning more about The Village or if you have any questions contact us by emailing email@example.com.
FAMILY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
December 3rd • 4:00 – 6:00 PM • Chapel
We are throwing a birthday party for Jesus and you’re invited! Join us for an exciting, interactive, family-style worship in the chapel followed by several fun, Christmas-themed activities in the gym. There will be lots to do for both preschoolers and elementary-aged kids, so bring the whole family and get ready for some Christmas fun! And, did we mention this is a pajama party?! So don’t forget to wear your PJ’s!!
We will also be taking this opportunity to collect new teddy bears to donate to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. If you would like to participate, please bring a new stuffed bear (without scents or electronics) to the event on December 3rd, and our team will deliver the bears Cook Children’s Hospital. Let’s see how many bears we can donate to the kids who need them most!
Is your 2nd-6th grader interested in being part of the FWX dance team for the Happy Birthday Jesus event? Just click here to sign them up to be part of this event and to order their Christmas t-shirt! Rehearsals will take place in the chapel on 11/15 and 11/29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Hope they can join us!
Don’t forget to check out our Online Bulletin each week for: New Events, Prayer Request, Giving and ways you can connect to all we have going on here at First Methodist Mansfield. FMCM.org/Bulletin