September 27, 2023
Pumpkins are here!
NEW MEMBER DINNER
TONIGHT • 6:30 – 8:00 PM • Building D
Are you interested in becoming a Member of First Methodist Mansfield? Have you joined over the past several months and want to get plugged in? We want to invite you to our New Member Dinner! During this dinner, Pastors and staff members will be present to answer questions and help you get connected in different ministries. To sign up for our New Member Dinner, go Here. If you have any questions or want more information, email us at email@example.com.
PUMPKIN PATCH HOURS and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sunday – Thursday • 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday • 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Our pumpkins are here! Have you had a chance to check out our Pumpkin Patch? The Pumpkin Patch is open daily and there are several places to capture the best fall photos with your family. The proceeds earned through our pumpkin sales goes back to into the community through the mission work done by United Student Ministries.
Would you like to serve at the Pumpkin Patch? There are several 2-hour shifts a day for students or families to serve. We also have another load of pumpkins arriving on October 8th and we would some help unloading them from the truck at 12:30pm. If you can can help or for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at fmcm.org/pumpkins. You can also sign up to volunteer Here.
WESLEYAN SMALL GROUPS
DAY: Starting on: October 3rd • 10:00 – 11:30 AM • Chapel
EVENING: Starting on: October 4th • 6:30 – 8:00 PM • Building D
When people risk joining together with others in a common desire to know and love God and neighbor more fully the Holy Spirit will be present in recognizable ways. Discipleship in early Methodism was centered on this conviction. Beyond curriculum-driven studies, Wesley organized his churches into small groups that met weekly to share how they were doing spiritually by answering the basic question: “How is it with your soul?” Join Pastor Thomas and Michelle Rebel to learn about Wesleyan Small Groups and practice what became the heartbeat of the Methodist movement. You can register Here.
FAMILY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
October 15th • 4:00 – 6:00 PM • Chapel
Family Experience is a high-energy, crazy-fun, interactive program where all ages learn and experience God together. Parents, grandparents, toddlers, kids and youth of all ages can experience worship side by side. We hope to see you there as we focus on living with INTEGRITY! What’s inside matters most. The worship service will be in the Chapel and the message it brings will be DRIVEN home by a family activity of building logo cars followed by a fun derby race in the gym. Prizes for each winner in each category will be given. If you would like more information, email email@example.com
FALL FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA
October 28th • 3:00 – 5:00 PM • Church Parking Lots
Get out your calendars and save the date, Saturday October 28th is going to be a blast! Join us for our Fall Family Extravaganza from 3:00 – 5:30pm on our main campus parking lot. This year will be bigger and better than ever! Our whole parking lot will be covered with trunks, treats, and tons of fun. This event is open to everybody so invite all of your neighbors and friends to come.
- Trunks with games and candy
- Touch a Truck
- Decorate a Donut
- Cake Walk
- Hay Ride
- Pumpkin Patch
- Rocket Launching
- Chili Cook Off
- Burgers for a Cause
And so much more!
Here is How You Can Help:
- Save A Spot: Last year we had thousands of people from our congregation and community on our campus for this fun event. This year we want to invite you to gather your family, friends, small group, class, teams and save some spots in our parking lot to host some fall fun! You can set up and decorate trunks, use lawn chairs and card tables, host a game, and so much more. Awards will be given out to those who show the most fall fun! We can’t wait to see how creative everybody can be. The more saved spaces, the more fun for our congregation and community. To save a spot, fill out this quick form.
- Donate Candy: we would love for you to donate some candy/treats. Bring a bag or two to our church atrium before the big day.
- Setup or Clean Up: Be part of our setup or clean up crew! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- Be part of our Chili Cook Off: Want to show off your secret chili recipe? Sign up to be part of our Chili Cook Off here.
INCLUDED BALL 2024
SAVE THE DATE: February 23rd
Are you ready to make a difference in someone else’s life? Serve at our first annual Included Ball on Friday, February 23rd. It takes over 300 volunteers to put on this magical evening hosted by our Included Special Needs Ministry. Our biggest need is for people to serve as buddies for our guests, but there are many other serving opportunities as well. Registration to serve opens on September 30th and we would love for you to prayerfully consider joining us in serving that evening and help make it A Night to Remember. Registration for our guests opens on November 1st. For more information, and to register, visit our website at fmcm.org/includedball.
SAME MINISTRY, NEW NAME
Our Boomers and Beyond Ministry is getting a makeover, complete with a new name! From now on our Boomers and Beyond Ministry will be known as Thru the Ages. This ministry offers a variety of activities including Bible studies, bingo, potluck and games, chair yoga, day trips and so much more. Once or twice a year we host a luncheon for us to gather for great food and fellowship. This is a wonderful time to visit with one another, sharing in each other’s lives and special moments. All adults 55+ are welcome. You do not need to be a member of our church to attend; invite friends, family, and neighbors to any of our events. Email us here for more information about this ministry.
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