O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
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This well-known hymn is often sung around this time of year in observance of Veteran’s Day. The writer of America the Beautiful, Katherine Lee Bates, was born in Massachusetts in 1859. In the summer of 1893, Miss Bates was visiting and teaching in Colorado. It was there while standing on the summit of Pike’s Peak, looking out over the countryside from some 14,000 feet that Katherine was inspired to write the opening sentences of this beloved text. She writes,
Thank you to everyone that played a role in our Fall Retreat!
Ski Trip deposits are due this Sunday, November 17th. The $80 deposit will get your student added to the list to go. We also need volunteers willing to come with us. To make this a fun and safe trip, we'll need to have plenty of adult chaperones. Chaperones get to go skiing for free.
Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family,
I want to share my excitement with you as we prepare to worship this Sunday. First, I am excited for all of you to meet Tori Frazier, our new Director of Children’s Ministries. You can read more about her in this newsletter, and you will have a chance to greet her at the conclusion of Sunday’s worship service. She has jumped in with both feet already and is ready to get to work building relationships and getting to know our children and their families. I extend a hearty Thank You to our Staff Parish Relations Committee, and particularly to Deb Lowrance and her search team who have persevered for so long to find just the right person!Read more ...
Wednesday, November 20
5:30 p.m. Advent Workshop
Sunday, November 24
2:00 p.m. Decorate for AdventRead more ...
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, we will host an Advent Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.Read more ...
November 17th, At Ross United Methodist Church 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
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