December 2016: Saying Thank You & Goodbye

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Thank you and goodbye

From Associate Pastor Zach and Laura A message from Zach As most of you have probably heard by now, I have been appointed as the Senior Pastor of FUMC Howe. This means that Laura and I will be moving to a new town and a new church. While we are excited about the move and the new possibilities, we are … Read More

December 2016: Healthy Church Initiative Update

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Healthy Church Initiative

Updates from HCI Teams Good work is occurring with our HCI Teams, including visiting other churches in the community to see how things are done in other settings through observation and discussions with other church leaders. In addition, there has been a review of the community-wide survey recently completed. Family Ministries Team has set their top five priorities as developing small groups, … Read More

December 2016: Chrismon Tree

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Chrismon Tree

The Seasons of Advent and Christmas invite a host of beautiful decorations into the worship space of the church. Chrismon trees have become popular in churches, especially when worshippers understand that Chrismons are the most significant part of such a tree. Chrismons (which many folks understand to mean Christ monograms) are decorations that symbolize a variety of theological and biblical … Read More

Live Thankfully: December 8, 2016

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Live Thankfully

Live Thankfully is in its 4th year in Wise County At the heart of this movement is the desire to help hungry people by donating food to them at this time of the year. This is a very worthwhile community partnership that we are helping with. In 2016, there are more than 200 families who need help with food. We … Read More

Ministry Evaluation Team Begins Work: October 9, 2016

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Healthy Church Initiative

At the October 9, 2016, Administrative Board Meeting, a Ministry, Program, and Activity Evaluation Team was enlisted to carry out the required evaluation of all church ministries to ensure that every ministry, program, and activity of the church is fulfilling both the mission and vision of the church. This team, which is currently composed of Debra Wilkinson, Cheryl Renfro, Annette … Read More