Lilies can be ordered in honor or memory of a loved one to decorate the chancel area in the Sanctuary for Easter. Pick up an order form in Wesley Hall or church office, and place the form and money ($13 for each lily) in the drop box by church office door. The order deadline is April 14.
The March mission of the month is for Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI), a private Christian High School affiliated with the United Methodist Church, located in El Paso, Texas. LPI is committed to providing an environment in which Christian faith, values, and knowledge converge to give students a cross-cultural, academic, and state-of-the-art education, by creating opportunities to develop skills to succeed and transform a changing world. FUMC provides a $4,500 scholarship for one student, $1,000 in teacher gift cards for Christmas, and $2,500 to host a summer intern. We need a host family for this summer. Contact Del Dunham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martha Hagan at email@example.com.
A six-week workshop/support group for persons who have experienced the painful death of a loved one. The purpose of the group is to help people work through the grief process, grow through the loss, and find support from others. The group begins Sunday, March 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call the church at 972-462-0471. Fee: $15 for the book, “How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies.”
Take Your Next Step: New to FUMC Coppell or interested in knowing more about the church? Join us March 31 to explore Christian essentials, distinctive Methodist practices, the ongoing story of FUMC Coppell, and possibilities for your “next steps” as a part of that. Class meets in Room 301 at 10:45 am with a luncheon to follow. Please RSVP to Rick Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUMC Coppell is teaming up to increase our commitment to stand in the gap and help empower children who are at risk in Ghana, West Africa. Touch A Life is the only long term rehabilitative care center in Ghana and there are 8 children that are currently without Educational sponsors. Since 2006 TAL has provided school, housing, uniforms and more for over 120 youth. We have set a goal to sponsor these children for the educational needs. $125 a month ($1,500 a year) sponsors the child and ensures that they will have a bright future! To sponsor a child contact Anne White at email@example.com, 214-783-8753 or Martha Hagan-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information about this program and to read about the children.
Coppell Cares provides healthy snacks to students who need them throughout the school year. The following snacks are needed for the 2018-2019 School Year: Prepackaged snacks (No nuts) such as raisins, craisins, fruit snacks, veggie stick, pretzels, chex mix, Goldfish, Cheez-its, popcorn, cheese & crackers, granola bars, breakfast bars. Click here for a complete list. Please leave them in the bin marked “Coppell Cares” in Wesley Hall.
Realm Rollout – Have you heard about FUMC’s new online ministry tool called Realm? If you consider yourself part of this church family, you’ll love it. Realm is a web-based app that informs our church staff, connects our congregation, and multiplies a wide variety of ministries here at the church. Realm is available 24/7 from anywhere, using a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Take a minute to check it out! Please note that you must use Firefox or Chrome for Realm (not Internet Explorer). Click here to check it out.
FUMC Coppell has begun a focused effort to support local food shortages. More than 42 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States. Food pantries, such as Christian Community Action (CCA), rely on the donations they receive from churches like us to help keep their shelves stocked. To meet this challenge, we are starting a Faithworks: Let’s Bag Hunger monthly focus. Bags with a list of needed items for the CCA food pantry are available on Sundays in Wesley Hall, Wilkinson Hall, and worship exits. Simply take a bag and fill it up with the products listed and return to the designated bins in Wesley Hall. Click here to see the current needs. CCA will pick up those items on the first Thursday of the month to help restock the pantry that … Read More