Emory United Methodist Church   •   456 N. Texas Street, Emory, TX  75440    |    903.473.2411
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N.O.W Committee Update
It's Time to Spring Forward into Action!

March 25th is the Fundraiser Dinner, Silent Auction and Cobbler Competition for the 150th Anniversary! Sat-urday at 5:30-8:00 pm at Emory City Centre. Sign up for the Cobbler Competition at the church office. Tickets for the event are available in Fellowship Hall. Please invite your friends to join us and make this a great event. We have lots of auction items donated by the businesses in our community, as well as handmade items. We are sure you will find an item or 2 to bid on.

We need lots of helpers to make this event run smoothly. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board, please find a spot where you can help the church.

T-Shirt Contest
Several people want a new church t-shirt. We are asking for you to design it! Funky, Fresh or Traditional. Let's make a statement and show the community where we belong. The win-ning designer will get their shirt for free. Designs need to be in the church office by April 12th. NOW Committee will select the winning design April 13th.

Our Prayer Box at Good Samaritan Food Bank
We received 5 prayer request from the community the month of January . It is a privilege to lift one up in prayer! Galatians 6:2- Carry each other's burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Announcement
Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox Collection—This month we are collection quality crafts. If you sew, knit, crochet, or like woodworking projects, put your talents to use for children. Thank you for your support.


Looking Ahead

March 25th will be the Fundraiser dinner and silent auction for the 150th Anniversary!  Saturday at 5:30-7:30 at Emory City Centre. Tickets for the event will be available soon.  Please invite your friends to join us.  We have lots of auction items donated by the businesses in our community.  We are sure you will find and item are 2 to bid on.
 
Also, we are asking each person to donate a handmade gift, a special item or a service to be auctioned.  Please let Nancy Bowyer know by March 1st what you will be donating to the auction so we can plan the space needed to display your item(s).
 
April April 7th  6:00 pm we will have a Passover Seder meal.
 
April 16th we are hosting the community Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast.
 
April 23rd Appointed by Grace gospel group will be singing at our worship service.   May Founder's Day – May 6th we are planning on having  a float in the parade!  We are going to have a theme of 150 years.


Nurture Nugget:
If you want 2017 to be your year don't sit on the couch and wait for it to happen.  Go out.  Make a change.  Smile more.  Be excited.  Do new things.  Get involved.  Don't hang around negative people.  Don't gossip.  Wake up early.  Spend time with God.  Show more gratitude.  Be kind.  Do things that challenge you!

Nurture
Children and Youth outings, bowling and roller skating
Confirmation class started
Congregational Care team established
Daily Devotions for the entire congregation
Quarterly social event
Formal acolyte training

Outreach
Church website roll out, www.emoryumc.org
Gospel Night, inviting the community to join us

Witness/Worship
Announcement slides prior to worship service
New Visitor bags and children's bags
Updated Church Brochures
New worship bulletin format

If you focus on the hurt you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson you will continue to grow.

Matthew 25:35, For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.