Emory United Methodist Church   •   456 N. Texas Street, Emory, TX  75440    |    903.473.2411
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Saturday, April 21st from 5 to 7 pm on Emory Methodist Church grounds.  Donations will be accepted.  Proceeds will go toward a new church bus.  Come join us for some delicious fried fish 'n fixin's.

COOKBOOKS Still Available
We still have "A Taste of Love" Methodist Country cookbooks left, so if you want one, contact Mary White, Nancy Krantz or the church office.  The price is $10.  If you choose to have it mailed to you, the fee is $7.20 per book.  These are great for yourself or for gift giving.  If for a gift, they can be mailed directly to the recipient if you would like.
These cookbooks were a collaboration of some of the great cooks of Emory UMC, Edom UMC, and Mt. Sylvan UMC sharing their favorite recipes.  Everyone knows we Methodists love to eat, and these recipes will make your mouth water and your stomach growl.   With approximately 300 recipes to choose from, you're sure to find one that will tickle your pallet.
Hurry, before they are all gone!

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

Mary White opened our meeting with prayer and a devotional reading. Kathy Kuba and Glenda Harder prepared our meal, which was delicious. Thank you, ladies!!

The discussion of whether or not to buy an ice maker for the group / church resulted in the decision to simply buy bags of ice for special events and dinners.

The road trip to American Freedom Museum at Bullard was amazing. Memorabilia from the Civil War to the present was on display for viewing enjoyment.

Upcoming events:
Tentatively, on April 21st , the church will sponsor a Fish Fry, We voted to provide desserts.

May 4th and 5th will be our Annual Yard / Bake Sale. If you have items you'd like to donate, please contact Kathy or one of our officers, or bring them to the Youth Fellowship Room no later than May 2nd.

July 13th at 6 pm, we will be hosting an Ice Cream Social with homemade ice cream. Mark your Calendar and join us for a delicious treat.

September 7th, 8th and 9th will be a Ladies Retreat at Lakeview. The cost is $40 per person, but we discussed having EMW pay for half. No definite decision was made. More details later.

December 7th will be our annual Christmas Party , at the Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited to attend— simply bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $10.

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 15th, following worship. All ladies of the congregation are cordially invited to join us for good food, fellowship and planning our activities/missions.

Submitted by: Lea Weatherley

Walk to Emmaus

Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who: Wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith, and Christian's who are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God and wish to rekindle their faith. Emmaus is a 72-hour experience where you will meet with Jesus, walk with Him, talk with Him, and forever be changed by Him.

Walk Date Where
Men's Walk #86 10/4—10/7/18 Gilmer, Texas
Women's Walk #87 10/11—10/14/18 Gilmer, Texas

If you are interested in attending a Walk talk to Mary White, Mary Nixon or Nancy Krantz. (By the way, you will not be doing a lot of actual walking.) Luke 24:32

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
We would like to thank everyone for all of the plastic eggs and their generous donations, for our Easter Egg Hunt for the children. We are so blessed to have such great supporters.
Thank you, Helen Heavey

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Every 4th 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.