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Sunday, October 15, 10:00 am
150th Anniversary Celebration Service and Luncheon
Emory United Methodist Church
Anniversary Celebration Service!
150 YEARS! 1867 - 2017

• Performance by the renowned Wiley College a Cappella Choir
• Contemporary Music with Lisa Mayhugh
• Worship Service led by Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Dedication of 2 Historical Markers following the service.
Community is most welcome to attend and celebrate with us!

Communion Offering for October

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe.  UMCOR's work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.  Please be generous.

N.O.W. Committee
Nurture Outreach and Witness Committee

Thank you for the delicious food you provided for the High School Teachers. They really appreciated the breakfast.
Thank you Bonita, Mary White, Matthew, Nancy Krantz and Sundowne for setting up and handing out the notebooks at the Back-to-School Fair! It was a great event.

September 9th will be selling opportunities for the Quilt Give-Away at the Car Show and again September 16th at Community Market. Please send your friends down to get their opportunities. Spread the word.

September 24th is Greene's Lake Picnic after worship. It is a great fellowship time! Bring you favorite dish.

September 27th at 7:00 am is "See you at the Pole". Christians are to meet at the flagpole. Don't hide your light, come make a stand.

Looking Ahead: Advent The Drama Team is starting to plan our nativity scene. We need actors (including animals), people to build the set and costume makers. Please see Mary White to get involved in this special event.

Nurture Nugget Enjoy your Life! Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6.

Christmas Shoeboxes  
 This month we are collecting small toys, crayons, colored pencils, etc.. Any item to fit into the shoebox. Thank you for your generosity to this ministry.

Church Library News
New Additions: NEARING HOME by Billy Graham

NEARING HOME is full of great advice on life, faith, and finishing well. You do not have to read the chapters consecutively. Chapter 5, "Fading Strength but Standing Strong" I found to be the most outstanding. The hidden perils of aging are discussed such as fear, illness or growing disability, depression, loneliness, anger, financial stress, and becoming so absorbed by our worries that we only think about one-self. Dr. Graham states "When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice."

Available in church library in paperback or audio book.

Study Opportunities
Women's Bible Study, each Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. We are currently studying books of the Apocrypha. This is a structured, insightful study.

Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Library.  Beginning in November, we will be studying "In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson.

Book Club will meet on third Sunday evening once a month in Fellowship Hall. Each month, a different book/author will be featured. Meetings will be held at Emory UMC Fellowsip Hall or Alba UMC.

Emory Methodist Women News
Our August birthday was Jerryle Morrow.

We will be ordering the cookbooks we all contributed to. The price will be $10, and there are about 300 recipes, so we'll announce later when they will be available for purchase.

Will we ever get to make our American Heritage Museum outing?? Once again, it has been postponed. We have decided to wait until after all the festivities coming up in the last quarter of the year, so it may well be next spring, but we will go, eventually. Bear with us, please.

Our contribution to the Back to School Fair went over well. We gave out 1500 notebooks to students and teachers. We also provided backpacks filled with school supplies to our congregation students.

We are planning to sell pumpkins at the Community Market on the 21st of October, after church on the 22nd, then possibly Friday afternoon, the 27th, Saturday, the 28th and if we get volunteers, after church on the 29th. If you will be pumpkin shopping, check ours out first.

We are looking at November 11th for our annual Fall/Holiday Bazaar. We plan to do a free carnival outside for the kids. We'll need prizes (like stuffed animals, etc.), so if you would like to contribute to that, please feel free to do so. We'll be needing 2 liter bottles of soda that we can use in a ring toss game. If you give these, please be sure they have an extended expiration date. We don't want our games to be Halloween themed. We need volunteers to help work the carnival, and for the pumpkin sales. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We'll be selling popcorn made in our new machine, and maybe cotton candy, hot dogs or corn dogs, nachos and soda.

We are still working on finding a low-cost vet to set up at our Market, for pet vaccinations, and making appointments for neutering and spaying.

Our next meeting will be September 17th following worship. As always, all ladies in the church are cordially invited to join us for a meal, good fellowship, and planning our activities and mission work.

Prepared by Lea Weatherley

Health & Fitness
Calhoun’s Gym LLC, would like to give back to the Church. Church members will now get $10.00 off all gym prices and 20% of gym dues will be given to the church offering. Lets get healthy and fit, as we support Asa Calhoun in his mission to give back to the church. Gym members will have 24/7 access to the facility

Pioneer Club

Pioneer Club starts September 6; this will be for K-5th grades. We will pick the children up after school and ask that the parents pick them up at the church at 5:00. The forms are in the office or just give me a call and I will deliver them. If you would like to help with this program please contact me at the number or email listed below.

Helen Heavey 903-217-7423 hheavey@verizon.net st, transportation will be provided from the school to EUMC, and parents can pick their children up at 5pm.  More information to come.

150th Anniversary Planning Committee Update:  

Our special anniversary celebration is almost here. If you haven't turned in your RVSP we need it today.

We are wrapping up the final details. Wiley College Choir is coming for our special music. The food is being ordered. The family stories are getting put together. The decorations are getting finished. Historical markers are getting installed. The Bishop, out-of-town pastors and guests are making travel arrangements. It will be a grand celebration of our history!

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

Thank you, 150th Anniversary Planning Committee

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7 am, the men of our congregation meet in Fellowship Hall for breakfast, study of the Word and male fellowship.

EUMC Community Market
The EUMC Community Market will be held on two Saturdays in September. On September 9, we will be hosting our vendors in conjunction with the 20th Annual Classic Car Show. Our September 16 market will be held in conjunction with the Rains County Fair, Fair Parade, and Chili Cookoff on the square. Both should be excellent markets. Anyone planning to have a booth anytime soon would be wise to do it during one or both of these events. Remember, there is no charge for church members but be aware that we are already needing to consider where to set up in an overflow area during the Car Show.

The cookbook that we have created in a joint effort with the Mt. Sylvan and Edom United Methodist Churches is going to print this week. It is an impressive collection of over 300 recipes. It will definitely be completed and delivered to us before the holiday season and hopefully, before the 150th event. Keep this in mind for gifts, stocking suffers, etc. We will be taking preorders.