If you are interested in an Advent Sunday School lesson, the Koinonia class would like to invite you to join them at 9:15 on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall. The class will begin Adam Hamilton’s new study “Incarnation” this Sunday, November 29. Covid - 19 protocol will be observed.

Advent devotionals to go along with our sermon series are available from the church. Those who would like one can contact the church office at 285-6454, and we will mail it to you or you can let us know to prepare one for you and you can come by the church and pick it up. 

The Salvation Army would like to give older children $10 gift cards for Christmas. To make this possible, they need our help. Gift cards can be from fast food places like Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s or even Walmart so they can pick out their own gift.

Would you like to order a poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one? Poinsettias will be displayed in the sanctuary starting Sunday, December 20. This year poinsettias will be sold by the church and proceeds will go to the Flower Fund. Poinsettias are $20.

There are also baskets beside the toy collection box inside the Troy doors to collect gloves, mittens, scarves, winter hats, underwear, socks, etc. for needy children that will be donated to the local schools. These will be collected throughout the holiday season as they will not be delivered until school reconvenes after Christmas 

After careful consideration, the church has decided to cancel this year’s Upward season. If you know anyone outside the church that may have a child that has played in the past, please share this information with them. 

It is time for our annual Toy Drive for Reelfoot Rural Ministries. A collection box is in the area connecting the halls that lead from the Troy parking lot doors and in the Fellowship Hall to receive your donations. Please bring toys as soon as possible as the Toy Store is open from November 9 through December 11. 

YOU ARE INVITED TO A SERVICE OF EVENING PRAYER AND MUSIC SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15 6:30 P.M. SANCTUARY 

Sunday, November 1, we will celebrate All Saints’ Sunday during our morning worship services and remember our loved ones who have passed away this past year. 

Saturday, October 31. 

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Sept. 16th, 2020
5-7 p.m.

Have you missed cooking for Methodist Monday Meals? Here’s your chance to fire up the kitchen again. The Evangelism Team has begun a new project to take sweet and/or savory treats to faculty/staff of all our city and county schools. The project will begin in September and run into December.

This Thursday at noon, the church will send out a link to sign-up for worship this Sunday, August 16 via email and text. You will be able to pick from two services: 8:30 am and 10:00 am. 

It’s almost that time again! Kids will be going back to school and can use assistance with school supplies and needs.
By sponsoring a child for $25 you will help provide them with the tools they need to have a successful school year.
Thank you for helping!

Beginning Wednesday, May 6, the front half of the sanctuary will be open for prayer from 10am until 2pm. Please enter through the Troy Street doors.

The Over 50 Club will meet on Thursday, March 12 for lunch and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am.
Music is being provided by Pam Mabry. 

Sunday, March 8, the time changes. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed Saturday night. 

It is again time to order flowers for Easter! This year, there are two choices for Easter flower memorials and honorariums. Lilies are available for $20 each. 

 While you are looking forward to the warm days of summer and making plans for your children’s activities, don’t forget our United Methodist camp, Lakeshore. Lakeshore is for kids from seven-years-old through Senior High School.

Our church has always been good at what God calls of His people to do, to be a conduit of His love to others. From Upward® Basketball to helping those in need, the FUMC family is fully engaged with our community. One of the ministries that started here at FUMC has taken on a life of its own... Mission Blitz!

Methodist Monday Meals will be served on Monday, March 9, and March 23, 2020. 

Katherine Rowe, a missionary serving in Africa will be at church on Sunday, February 23, 2020. She will be available during the Sunday School hour in the Chapel to share her experiences as well as explain her mission work in Africa.

The Over 50 Club will meet on Thursday, February 13 for lunch and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. A $5 donation is suggested. 

The Lifeline Bloodmobile has a new permanent home. It will be at First United Methodist Church on third Thursdays. It will be parked by the Troy entrance on the upper parking lot. You can give blood on the third Thursday of each month from 12 Noon - 6 p.m. 

Methodist Monday Meals will be served on Monday, February 10th and 24th

Preschool Registration For 2020-2021 School Year Registration for church members will begin January 21. Registration for currently enrolled students begins on January 27. Registration will be opened to the public on February 3.

Hopefully you remember the story of how the Methodists led the way in establishing African American colleges when the Civil War ended. Merely months after wars end, our Methodist family began Rust College in Holly Springs, MS in 1866.

Please join us for dinner on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall where Dr. Eric Soard will share updates on our mission work in Tanzania. Dinner donations will support this on-going work. 

Methodist Monday Meals will be served on January 13th and 27th during the month of January. 

Child care will be provided for the 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Service. 

On Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m., we will have our annual Christmas Eve service for children. When the children arrive, they will be asked what nativity character they would like to be. We will then dress them over the clothes they are wearing as Joseph, Mary, a shepherd, a wise man, an angel, a sheep, or a camel.

On December 29th, the children are going to see the Discovery Park lights. The bus will leave at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Tori for more information and to sign up. 

The Dyersburg Choral Society will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 2280 Parr Avenue, Dyersburg. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this free concert. 

Methodist Monday Meals will serve meals in December on December 16th instead of the week of Christmas. 

It’s time once again for our mitten trees to go up in the church. Each year we collect mittens and gloves for school age children to help keep them warm in the winter. This year we are changing it up by adding socks and underwear.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS 

Please remember to sign up to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Please give one hour of your time this Christmas season to support the Salvation Army to help feed and clothe our neighbors.

The Seekers’ Sunday School class will sell poinsettias this year. Forms are available in the print room to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Poinsettias are $20. Deadline to order poinsettias is Sunday, December 1st. 

METHODIST MONDAY MEALS 

Methodist Monday Meals will be served Monday, November 25. Ladies preparing the meals will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

Wednesday, November 20 

5:30 p.m. Advent Workshop 

Sunday, November 24 

2:00 p.m. Decorate for Advent 

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, we will host an Advent Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

November 17th, At Ross United Methodist Church 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. 

It is time for our annual Toy Drive for Reelfoot Rural Ministries. A collection box is in the back of the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Hall to receive your donations. 

A list of age-appropriate toy suggestions is posted by the Chapel. Toys may be brought to the church through Friday, December 6. 

Daylight Savings ends Saturday, November 2. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 FOR THE DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT EVENT. 

UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEER 

Your child should have come home from school with an Upward brochure this week. If not, please contact Patti Lou Parker at 285-4794 for registration information. Also, we desperately need help with this year's season. Please call Patti Lou if you are willing and able. 

The Quarterly Meeting will be Monday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room. Methodist Monday Meals will be served Monday, October 14, and October 28. Ladies preparing the meals will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

Due to unforeseen events, the MS River District Ministry Celebration has been cancelled. We will announce a new date at a later time.