May 16, 2023
Our Town Hall Gatherings Start Tomorrow!
TOWN HALL GATHERINGS
Tomorrow • May 17 • 11am • Chapel
We will have our first of three Town Hall Gatherings tomorrow at 11am in the Chapel. In each of these, our lay leaders will share a summary of the feedback received from our congregation this spring to inform the next steps of faith God is leading us to take as we step into the future. If you are unable to attend, we will be going live on our website so you can join us online. Mark your calendars for the following dates and times: Wednesday, May 17th at 11am, Sunday, May 21st at 3pm, and Sunday, May 28th at 12:30pm.
FEED THE KIDS – FOOD BAG RETURN
May 20th and 21st • During All Services
We have already had an incredible turnout of food donations so far for Feed the Kids. Just a reminder, if you have not had a chance to bring your items to donate, you can do so this weekend. Feed the Kids is a local Ministry Partner whose purpose is to feed children that are food insecure over the summer. If you were unable to make it to worship but would like to help, please know that First Methodist is hosting a food drive all summer to fill the shelves with the items they need most which include:
- Individual Mac & Cheese Cups
- Individual Chef Boyardee
- Individual Fruit Cups/Applesauce
You can place these items in the big blue bins found around our campus throughout the summer and we will make sure they get to the right place. For questions or for more information on how you can serve with Feed the Kids, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd GRADE BIBLES
May 20th and 21st • During All Services
All 2nd graders are invited to join their parents in worship on May 20th and 21st where there will be a special time in the service for them to receive their very own Bible. After receiving their Bibles, we will take a group picture in the Atrium. Your children may then go to Ignite with the Children’s Staff Member present or return to their parents and attend the rest of the service. If you are in 3rd or 4th grade and have not received a Bible from us, please join us as well. For more information email email@example.com.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP 2023
June 12th – 15th • Registration closes June 6th • fmcm.org/vbc
REGISTER NOW for our READY, SET, MOVE! 2023 VBC! We offer two sessions to join us along with Special Needs classes; the Morning session is from 9am-12pm and our Evening session is from 6pm-8pm. We are excited to help your children move forward in their own journey of faith as we focus on how we can follow Jesus HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE at READY, SET, MOVE! Vacation Bible Camp on June 12th-15th. VBC is for ALL children who will have completed PreK-4th grade during the 2022-2023 school year. We follow the MISD guidelines, so to be in the PreK class your child would have needed to turn 4 by September 1st, 2022. We also offer WEE VBC for volunteers’ children who are 1 year of age through children who turned 4 years old after September 1, 2022. You have to register and be an active VBC volunteer for your children to be in WEE VBC.
Our Included Special Needs Ministry is offering a VBC experience during the evening session for Kindergarten and older. Spaces are limited to ensure the safety of our participants and overall quality experience, so register quickly. Inclusion is offered at both the morning and evening sessions for Pre-K through 4th grade. To register, use the main Participant Registration links.
All 6th graders through ADULTS (for the ’22-23 school year), WE NEED YOU to be READY, SET, and MOVE with us as we guide the children to FOLLOW JESUS HERE, THERE, and EVERYWHERE! We can not put on VBC without the help of all our amazing volunteers like YOU!
5th GRADE MISSION SQUAD
June 12th – 15th • 9:00 – 12:00 • Registration closes June 6th
5th Graders, we have a place for you! 5th Grade Mission Squad will be during the morning session of VBC. Those currently in 5th-grade will join the VBC kids for a high-energy time of worship, before heading to work on their very own mission project on our church campus! This is a great opportunity for our 5th graders to serve and truly make a difference in their community. Visit our website here to register.
UNITED MISSION WEEK
July 9th – 13th • Registration closes June 18th • fmcm.org/missionweek
Have you signed up for United Mission Week? Don’t miss out on this exciting week of serving our community. Students (currently in 6th grade – 12th grade) and volunteers come together to engage with our community through construction projects that our Missions Department has arranged, as well as partnering with local non-profit organizations projects. Throughout the week, there will be amazing opportunities for worship, prayer, fun activities, great food, and most importantly of all, experiencing the presence of Jesus together as we serve others. Every night, after a hard day’s work & a much needed shower at their teams assigned shower houses, you will get to hear from gifted and talented worship leaders, speakers, and spend time bonding with your teammates.
Registration is now open and will close on June 18th.
You can register and see more information about United Mission Week by visiting our website here.
PRE-ORDER YOUR FIRST METHODIST MANSFIELD 2023 SUMMER SHIRT
Pre-orders close on May 19th
We are excited to launch our 2023 Summer Shirts! These shirts are available by pre-order through May 19th and will be available to pick up at our FMCM Market by June 3-4. We have shirts available for the whole family (2T-3XL). Visit our link here to order.
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