Emory United Methodist Church   •   456 N. Texas Street, Emory, TX  75440    |    903.473.2411
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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.

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  
We received enough items to be able to make up 12 Shoeboxes plus postage for them.  Because of your generosity, 12 children who might otherwise have had no Christmas gifts, will receive this gift of love.  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.

EMW News - Emory Methodist Women

Our meeting was opened with a devotional reading and prayer by Mary White.

We then all enjoyed a meal prepared by Kathy K., Vera B., Mary W. and Nancy K. Thank you ladies. Everything was delicious!!!

The November and December birthdays are Lonnah Basham, Judy Claunch and Mary White.

Thank you to Terri Baker for putting up your canopy for our Fall Festival and Bazaar. It was a great help!! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to work the games, brought cupcakes and sodas. The kids had a lot of fun.

Also, a special thank you to Jeri Humphrey for getting our banners and signs, and for getting vendors for our Bazaar. Thank you to everyone who donated crafts, food items and time. The lunch sold out. We still have cook books. If you would like to purchase one, they are $10 each. Ask at the church office, or one of our members. They make good gifts or stocking stuffers.

We voted to give money to the Houston area churches apportionments, the Methodist Children's Home, Angel Tree and Good Samaritan.

We selected a nominating committee to put names up for officers for 2018. They put the names of the present officers forward, and it carried unanimously. The 2018 officers will be, Kathy Kuba, president, Mary White, vice president, Vera Barrett, secretary and Nancy Krantz, treasurer.

Our Christmas Party is scheduled for Dec. 8th at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. We will once again do the Chinese Gift exchange, so be sure to bring a wrapped or bagged gift ($10 limit) and your favorite finger food. There will be games, an inspirational story by our favorite storyteller, Cay House, and maybe even a skit. All women of the church are invited to this event. We always have a lot of fun, good food and meaningful fellowship. Please join us.

Our next meeting will be January, 21, 2018 following worship. Ladies of the church who aren't members of this group are cordially invited to attend.

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
The children are learning all about the Bible. They are starting to memorize the Books and how to look them up. We are really enjoying our new playground, we have our snack on the tables, weather permitting, we will continue every Wednesday to have a good and fun time outside. If you know any children K - 5th grade, that would like to come please let me know.

Thank you for your help. The children always get so excited packing the boxes that it is a great time in teaching them about sharing and giving.

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.

Youth Fellowship
This event is for 6th-12th grade students.  Led by Mrs. Sundowne Smith, the youth will meet each Wednesday evening that school is in session, at 6:00 pm in the newly redecorated Youth Building.  A meal will be served, then a Bible lesson, games and discipling.  Come join us for fun and great fellowship.