Church News: April 23, 2017

Come celebrate the season of Easter with Coffeyville First United Methodist Church! We will hear lessons from 1 Peter 1:3-9 and John 20:19-31. Our liturgist will be Carmen Winston. As we reflect on the encounters with the risen Christ, Pat McCoy will preach on Thomas and the other disciples first encounter.

First United Methodist is located at 10th and Elm with worship at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. Children are always welcome in worship. Our 10:50 a.m. worship service is also broadcast live on KQQF 98.9 FM each week.

In addition to worship and Sunday School, there are other opportunities for fellowship and growth. Boy Scout Troop/Pack 47 meets weekly on Monday night at 7:00 p.m and the Girl Scouts Daisy troop meets on Fridays at 6:00 p.m . On Wednesday, visit with Pastor Nicole at Utopia at 9:30 a.m.

Our family movie night has been rescheduled for May 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. In honor of the opening of baseball season, the movie will be Angels in the Outfield. We will enjoy pizza and popcorn. All are welcome!

Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

At First United Methodist Church, we welcome all peoples with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” To find out more about First United Methodist Church go to www.coffeyvillefirstumc.org or our church Facebook page.

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April 19th Church Council Meeting

At our April 19th Church Council meeting, items discussed included:

  • possible repair of the carillon,
  • the stained glass window repair project,
  • scheduling a playground work day for June 24th from 8-12 a.m.
  • the kitchen stove project
  • not having brunches after our single 1st Sunday worship services during the summer (June, July, August, September) and having Sunday School instead
  • finding an Annual Conference lay representative (Grand Island, NE from June 7-10),
  • hosting the Parsons District Care and Share on October 19, 2017
  • allowing Healthy Families to have ESL classes for their children’s families in our classroom space
  • scheduled a special meeting to complete our annual Pastoral Review on Sunday, May 7 after worship (around 10:45) as we did not have full quorum present and it is important to for the review.

Our next meeting is scheduled for May 17th at 5:15. Reports due to Pastor Nicole by May 8th.

All Church Movie Night

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On May 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. , FUMC will have all church movie night in Fellowship Hall at 4:00. In honor of the opening of baseball season, the movie will be Angels in the Outfield (CVLI Licensed). Themes include abandonment, disappointment, Father-Son, selfishness, embarrasment, fighting, sports, teamwork, believing in yourself, denial with dignity, passion, angels, miracles, prayer, and more.

We’ll have movie style popcorn, drinks, and pizza. We’ll have coloring sheets for those who arrive early or want to stay late. This is a free event, everyone is invited, and you’re encouraged to bring friends. Feel free to bring sleeping bags, camp chairs, and whatever else you need to get comfortable.

Easter

We celebrate Easter with excitement and joy! Children are excited to search for Easter eggs, a symbol of new life. Many adults remember the traditions which often include attending church in your best Easter clothes and sharing Easter dinner with family.
In church, we shout “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!” with passion and gusto. We proclaim that Christ overcomes death! We are excited about our faith! It is a blessing for which I am thankful! We need a little excitement, passion, and gusto about our faith!
But what happens after the Easter candy is eaten, the table is cleared, and the Easter clothes are returned to the clothes hamper after church? What happens when Monday, then Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday roll around?
We have a choice as people of faith. We can proclaim a risen Christ and God’s power over sin and death on one Sunday a year and continue to live the rest of the year as though love didn’t win, God didn’t overcome, and Christ is still in the tomb. Or we can embrace Easter as people of faith, proclaiming it with our entire lives every day! It can become a living part of our words and actions, part of the fabric of our very beings.
We can continue to look for signs and symbols of new life every day. We can live and serve as those who have a God and Savior that overcomes brokenness, death and sin. We can participate in communities of faith in order to grow in faith and support one another on the journey.
Will you celebrate Easter for one day or with and through your entire life?

Church News: April 16, 2017

Come celebrate Easter with Coffeyville First United Methodist Church! We will hear lessons from Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 and John 20:1-18. As we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Pastor Nicole will preach “A New Day”. The chancel choir will sing *Easter Alleluia*.

First United Methodist is located at 10th and Elm with worship at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. Children are always welcome in worship. Our 10:50 a.m. worship service is also broadcast live on KQQF 98.9 FM each week.

This Sunday, we will also have an Easter potluck brunch at 9:30 a.m. with adult Sunday school during/following, and an Easter egg hunt and activities for all children and youth at 10:00. Everyone is welcome!

In addition to worship and Sunday School, there are other opportunities for fellowship and growth. Boy Scout Troop/Pack 47 meets weekly on Monday night at 7:00 p.m and the Girl Scouts Daisy troop meets on Fridays at 6:00 p.m . On Wednesday, visit with Pastor Nicole at Utopia at 9:30 a.m. Administrative/Church Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Sunday, April 23rd at 4:00 p.m., we will have a family movie night. In honor of the opening of baseball season, the movie will be *Angels in the Outfield*. We will enjoy pizza and popcorn. All are welcome!

Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

At First United Methodist Church, we welcome all peoples with “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” To find out more about First United Methodist Church go to http://www.coffeyvillefirstumc.org or our church Facebook page.