Guest speaker for June Caregiving Heroes Meeting

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The 6 Stages of Caregiving: Before, During, and After As family caregivers, we often navigate our experience without a compass. What if there was a framework to help identify and address the purpose, challenges, and insights in each stage of caregiving? Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified Senior Advisor, will address these issues at the Caregiving Heroes June meeting. The 6 Stages of Caregiving is an eye-opening, fluid guide to help prepare for what may be next, including after our caree (care recipient) is no longer with us here on Earth. The stages include: The Expectant Caregiver The Freshman Caregiver The Entrenched Caregiver The Pragmatic Caregiver The Transitioning Caregiver The Godspeed Caregiver As we move through each stage, our role and relationship with our caree changes. We can better adjust to the stress of caregiving emotions when we understand our changing roles and purpose. Meeting information: Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm in Room … Read More

Vacation Bible School 2019

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This year we are going to Mars and Beyond where we will discover that there are no limits when we allow God to work within us. Ephesians 3:20 – Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us. Join us June 17-20 from 9 am to noon. All kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade (fall 2018) are welcome. Cost is $30. After May 19 cost increases to $40. Last day to register is June 2. Click here to register your child. Click here to sign up as an adult volunteer. Click here to sign up as a youth volunteer.

Prayer Ministry: 140 Days of Prayer

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FUMC Coppell has been focusing, this year on Living in God’s Presence as we look forward to celebrating our 140th anniversary on Sunday, September 22. As of May 6 we will be 140 days out from this celebration, and we want to include everyone in our journey as we hope to live more fully in HIS presence.  We would like to focus our attention on intentionally praying for this congregation, it’s staff and it’s ministry to the Coppell community.  It is our  hope that you will consider signing up for a day (or 2 or 3!!) where you will specifically remember this Church in your prayers. Of course, it is our hope that you frequently pray for FUMC Coppell, but this day we ask for special focus. Feel free to return again and again to this signup and add your name to more days! Click here to sign up. We … Read More

May Mission of the Month: Metrocrest Service / Sack Summer Hunger

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Designated for Metrocrest Services/Sack Summer Hunger (SSH) Program. FUMC Coppell supports Metrocrest Social Service (MSS) in providing a wide range of emergency aid, financial assistance, and services, including the SSH program. SSH and volunteers from FUMCC ensure children in need receive 5 days of food for each week during the summer break. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for SSH and the other food programs. We are currently signing up volunteers to deliver SSH groceries to families each Saturday morning starting May 25 through August 10. Click here to sign up. Please join us in helping to eliminate food insecurity in our school district this summer. Want to make a donation for this mission? Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “SSH” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text FUMCC to 73256. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions. For more information about Sack Summer Hunger, please … Read More

Summer Camps

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Registration is now open for the camps below. Click here to go to the information/registration page. Vacation Bible School: June 17-20. For children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade (fall 2019). Little Lights Shine Camp: June 10-13, June 17-20, July 8-11 and/or July 15-18. For children ages 2 to 5 years. Sports Camp: June 17-20 and/or July 22-25. For children ages 5-12. Dodgeball Camp: July 22-25. For children ages 5-12. Cooking Camp: June 24-27. For children completing 2nd through 5th grade.  

Four Ways You Can Support Project Transformation

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Project Transformation (PT) is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, which provides both after-school and summer programs in underserved communities. Here are ways to support PT: Volunteer to read one-on-one with children during our two reading weeks at Chapel Hill UMC in Farmers Branch from 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 17-20 and June 24-27. 
 Meet daily at FUMC Coppell at 8:45 am to carpool and arrive at Chapel Hill by 9:15 am. Sign up at Project Transformation Reading Partner. We need 15-20 volunteers each day.  Volunteer must be at least 13 years old, and those 19 and older must have completed the MinistrySafe online training.  Find info at https://www.fumccoppell.org/resources/ministrysafe/ Volunteer to help serve dinner to 140 college interns on Sunday, May 26 at Group Dynamic in Carrollton. Sign up at Project Transformation Intern Dinner. Volunteer at Family Fun Night at Chapel Hill UMC on Thursday, June 20. Cook … Read More

Next Steps Class

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Take Your Next Step: New to FUMC Coppell or interested in knowing more about the church? Join us May 26 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 rwilliamson@fumccoppell.org.    

Sponsor a Child

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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 6 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 anne@fab-studio.com, 214-783-8753 or Martha Hagan-Smith at mhagan@fumccoppell.org. Click here for more information about this program and to read about the children.  

Coppell Cares

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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

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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.