OF CORSICANA · 2019-04-25 · should be at. As the teen years rolled around, I did not want to go...


Transcript of OF CORSICANA · 2019-04-25 · should be at. As the teen years rolled around, I did not want to go...




April 26, 2019


Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life . . . And Maybe the World

A FUMC Sermon Series

In 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven gave the commencement address at the University of Texas’ graduation ceremony. In this speech he stood up and boldly proclaimed that there are little things that each of us can do every day to make our world a better place, and he said it starts with making your bed. This concept also applies to our faith. There are tangible things that we can all do that will make ourselves and our world a better place, and it all starts with… making your bed. Throughout the month of May, while we have so much for which to celebrate and look forward, we are going to consider some small changes we can make in our lives that have potential to impact our world in large ways. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our confirmands, the mothers and mother figures within our church, all of our graduating seniors, and as we remember all of those who have served our country valiantly.

Date: Sermon Title: Scripture: Special Day: 4/28 Make Your Bed Joshua 6:15, 16, and 20 5/5 You Can’t Go It Alone Ruth 1:15 to 17 Confirmation Sunday Combined 10:50 Food Pantry Sunday 5/12 Give People Hope 1 Samuel 2:1 to 10 Mother’s Day 5/19 You Must Dare Greatly Daniel 6:10 to 13 Senior Sunday Combined 10:50 5/26 Never, Ever Quit! 2 Timothy 4:6 to 8 Memorial Day Observation


We celebrated the baptisms of twelve people on Easter Sunday! Praise God for those who made commitments for Jesus Christ!!

Senior Brunch is right around the corner. May 19th. If you have a High School graduate not listed below, please let us know asap. Also, if you have a senior please call Jenna Bittick at 817-909-2327 about pictures and RSVP of family members. Be looking for your invitations in the mail. We can't wait to celebrate with all of you!

KiKi Blanton Lauren Smith Caden Reed

Maddie Young Whitney Green

Justin Elrod

Senior Brunch

Stewardship opens an avenue of thought that allows us to give without always questioning what we will get in return. Every one of us is talented in some way. Stewardship encourages us to use any talent we have to benefit an individual, the Church, or the community. “What shall I return to the Lord for all the Lord has given to me?” (Psalm 116:12) Jesus asks us to demonstrate our love for him through our generosity to others. In our everyday lives, he calls us to share our gifts of time, talent, and treasure with others. “While we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people – but especially to those of the household of the faith” (Gal 6:10).



Maundy Thursday


Good Friday

at FUMC Corsicana


The month of April we celebrated Easter with Bounce House fun and Easter Egg

Hunts. The Easter Bunny came to play and dance with the kids.

We are enrolling for next year. If you know anyone that is interested let them

know. Our preschool classes fill up quickly.


Children’s Corner I grew up in church. I went to church twice on Sundays. I was also at any other activity during the week my parents thought I should be at. As the teen years rolled around, I did not want to go to church, but my mom would bribe me with whatever worked! Fast forward a few years later, I now have a family of my own and I value the local church and the impact it has made on my life. I memorized scripture in my Sunday school class. I quote it to myself when life gets tough. I memorized the books of the bible in order Genesis through Revelation. I am also pretty good at bible trivia! I made lifelong friendships, but most of all I built a relationship with God that has endured over the years. I now teach that to my children. My son, Andrew Cerda, on Easter Sunday, took his next step of faith and was baptized. I see it now! Thank you mom! I encourage you to bring your children to Sunday School and to church every Sunday we have some AMAZING teachers ready to invest in your child’s eternal life. – Christina Palm Sunday was a blast! Thank you to all who made it possible!

Upcoming Events:

Confirmation- May 5th

Mom’s Night Out - May 15th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

(Child care provided must RSVP to 903-467-4579 by May 10th for child care)

Last Day of Club UMC and FaithQuest - May 15th

ART CAMP - June 4th -6th

Vacation Bible School – July 15th -18th


May 1st – Youth Bible Study 6:00 pm May 5th – Youth Overflow 6:00 pm May 8th – Youth Bible Study 6:00 pm May 12th – Mother’s Day No Youth Overflow May 15th – Youth Bible Study 6:00 pm May 19th – Senior Sunday – Contact Jenna if you have a Senior Youth Overflow 6:00 pm May 22nd – Youth Bible Study 6:00 pm May 26th – Overflow 6:00 pm May 29th – Youth Bible Study 6:00 pm June 2nd – 7th Youth Mission Trip

If you have a pool we could use one Wednesday

night during the summer PLEASE contact Jenna

Phone #: 817-909-2327

Email: [email protected]

Nothing better than playing Apples

to Apples around a cup of Mita’s

coffee! Thankful for times where we

just get to have fun together!

We had a

super fun and


Garage Sale

to raise

money for our

mission trip!

Thank you for

all your

donations and



May 18th

10:00 am

Texas Veterans Parade Corsicana.

If you would like to help or participate with

the FUMC float, please contact

Kathy Meisetschleager at 817-713-9472.


If you would like to read the scripture at one of the

Services, please contact the Church Office.


1 – Brenda Reed, Jo roby

3 – JoAnne Hawkins, Leonard Mixon

4 – Maggie Hammett

5 – Joseph Kittrell, Sandra Mahood

6 – Gail Hierholzer, Lary Reed, Randy Suratt

7 – Sean Cofer

8 – Judy Dunavant, Amy Joss, Frank Murchison,

Jackson Taylor, Tim Young

9 – Bradley Hopkins, Christian Seth

10 – Stan Miles

11 – Gayle Hill, Vickie Oldenbuttel

14 – Robert Montfort, Nancy Philo

15 – Bennett Gordon, Jason Hammett, Robert Keathley,

Madeline Moore, Alissa Prince

18 – Linda Mertz

19 – Benjamin Johnson, Ted Klock

21 – Ryan Abel, Neal Green, Jr., Judy Paschal, Hannah Prim,

Milford Roop

22 – Madison Hill, Susan Mitchell

23 – Jimmy Reed, James Testa

24 – Harry Hudson, Tracey Jordan, Donna Miller, Kathy Nease

25 – Kristen Green, Hunter Joles

28 – Kim Wyatt

29 – Maria Johnson, Jennifer McGinnis, Tara Richey

31 – Claire Blanton, Gary Campbell, Kyle King

13 – Rollin & Vicki Cochran

Mike & Judy Dunavant

16 – Frank & Risa Marx

18 – Don & Holly Gibson

21 – Edward & Heidi Janak

22 – Atwell & Lesa Goins

27 – Bill & Lisa Naylor

28 – Paul & Laura Osiecki

31 – James & Terri Orn

Financial Update

2019 Budget: $846,213.00

2019 Budget received to date: $186,445.94 2019 Connectional Giving: $77,621.00

We have been blessed to pay $42,000 toward Connectional

Giving this year leaving us a balance of $35,621

Have a Blessed Day, Dawn Clay


May 2nd – National Day of Prayer @ 10:00 am

UMW Spring Bible Study & Luncheon

May 4th – Confirmation Dinner

May 5th – Confirmation Sunday

Combined 10:50 Service

Food Pantry Sunday

May 14th – Young at Heart

May 15th – Last Day of Club UMC / FaithQuest

May 16th – Preschool Graduation

May 19th – Senior Sunday / Senior Brunch

Combined 10:50 Service

May 20th – Last Pastor’s Power Lunch

May 22nd – Last Wednesday Night Supper

May 23rd – Last Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study

May 27th – Church Office Closed

June 2nd – Youth Mission Trip!


• Easter at FUMC

• May Sermon Series

• Easter Baptisms

• Stewardship

• Senior Brunch

• Palm Sunday Pictures

• Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

• Preschool News

• Children’ Ministry News

• Youth News

• Welcome New Members

• Birthdays & Anniversaries

• Financial Update

• Weekly @ FUMC

• May Dates to Remember

First United Methodist Church 320 North 15th Street Corsicana, TX 75110 (903) 874-5656 Fax (903) 874-2026 Email: [email protected] Visit our web site: www.fumccorsicana.org

Return Service Requested

Our Ministry Staff Dr. Steven Bell Senior Pastor [email protected] Rev. Zach Stiefel Associate Pastor [email protected] Rev. Martin Orozco Pastor Iglesia JEME [email protected] Dr. Cindy Harrison Director of Music and Worship [email protected] Karen Compton Hand Bell Director [email protected] Amanda Hughes Accompanist / Organist [email protected] Tiffany Morgan Choral Assistant [email protected] Sean Cofer Praise Team Leader [email protected] Donna Jackson Preschool Director [email protected] Christina Cerda Director of Children’s [email protected] Jenna Bittick Youth & Young Adults Director [email protected] Dawn Clay Director of Operations [email protected] Sherry Andrus Administrative Coordinator [email protected] Dora Orozco Hostess Jane Ray Email Ministry [email protected]

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage


TEXAS Permit No. 84

Inside This Issue