Men’s Breakfast

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United Methodist Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, November 16 at 7:45 am in Wesley Hall.

Annual Bike Drive

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Christmas is fast approaching and United Methodist Men (UMM) is holding their annual bike drive again this year!  The drive will benefit the Metrocrest Holiday Store, which serves low-income families in Coppell and surrounding communities. A donation of $100 will provide a bike and helmet for one child. Ways to Donate: Bring a check or pay by credit card at the UMM table in Wesley Hall or the Ministry Center on Sunday mornings (November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8). Bring a check to the church office anytime before December 11. Click here, then select OTHER as the fund option, and enter BIKE DRIVE in the memo box.

Adopt a Child for Christmas

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First Coppell is partnering with Methodist Children’s Home again this Christmas to provide kids with clothes and gifts that will make their season bright! This program serves children, ages birth to 18, who have come through CPS or have been voluntarily placed by parents or legal guardians. All children come from difficult home lives, typically characterized by some type of abuse or neglect. The goal if for the children to be returned to their family of origin within 12–18 months. However, this is often not the case if the family is unable to re-establish themselves well enough to provide a safe, healthy environment within that timeframe. You do not have to purchase everything on a child’s list but we encourage you to have 3 to 4 items for each child. Click here to sign up. All gifts need to be wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the church office by December … Read More

Annual UMW Cookie Jamboree

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Annual UMW Cookie Jamboree to be held December 8. The Cookie Jamboree began as a fund raiser for United Methodist Women in 1986. It is always held in December in preparation for Christmas. Being able to select from dozens of different types of cookies has always been the most fun part. Families buy for holiday entertaining, neighborhood gift-giving and personal nibbling! Proceeds go to different missions each year chosen by members of UMW.  This year the funds raised will be used to buy sports equipment for Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI). YOU can help by baking cookies and donating them for the sale. Bring you cookies/sweets in a foil lined box to the church on Saturday, December 7 between 11 am and 1 pm or Sunday, December 8 by 9 am. Please leave them in Room 301 off of Wesley Hall. The sale is on Sunday, December 8 from 9-11 a.m. … Read More

November Mission of the Month: Ghana, West Africa Mission Trip

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November funds are designated for Ghana, West Africa Mission trip happening late July through early August 2020. This trip directly interacts with children, ages 4 – 18, who have been rescued from child slave labor and are living at the Touch A Life Care Center, the only long term rehabilitation center for trafficked children in Ghana. Planned activities for 2020 include building raised beds, eye exams as well as making and delivering blankets for all of the children. Make checks payable to FUMC with memo “Africa Mission Trip” or you can TEXT 2 GIVE. Text to 73256 with subject line as FUMCC. You will receive a link and simply follow the instructions.  

Advent Wreath Worship Readers Needed

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We are looking for families and individuals to help lead sanctuary worship during Advent. Sign up today to read the advent wreath litany and light the candle. For more information, please contact Martha Hagan-Smith at mhagan@fumccoppell.org.

Camp Pike Notes

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Camp Pike 2020 Counselors Needed The counselor application process has begun for the 2020 Camp Pike counselor team! We’re looking for high energy, motivating young adults with a desire to work with middle school aged youth as counselors next summer. There is no specific church affiliation required to apply. Applicants must be 18 years old by July 11, 2020. Counselor camp dates will be July 5-18. Beginning this year counselors will not be charged any fees! Applications are due by November 15! That’s earlier than in years past so please spread the word! For more information and to apply go to https://www.camppike.com/counselors. We are very much looking forward to another beautiful summer in Colorado changing young lives and experiencing the Best Week Ever!   Camp Pike 2020 Dates: Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 18 Pre-Registration for returning Camp Pike campers starts Monday, November 18. If you have been to Camp … Read More

Reading Buddies Needed

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One + One is a United Methodist partnership that serves children, changes lives, and transforms communities. The concept of One + One is everyone gives 30 minutes, one time per week, to one child.  Through one-on-one mentoring relationships here in Coppell, YOU can help by reading with a child, partnering with teachers and administrators, and praying for Coppell ISD. Contact Martha Hagan-Smith at mhagan@fumcCoppell.org to find out how you can make a huge difference in the life of a child! Currently Wilson has 3 children  and Town Center has 2 children that are waiting for reading buddies. 30 minutes a week can change a life!

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 November 24 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 light lunch to follow. Please RSVP to Rick Williamson at rwilliamson@fumccoppell.org.    

Coppell Cares

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Coppell Cares provides healthy snacks to students who need them throughout the school year. Please leave them in the bin marked “Coppell Cares.”  Click here for a complete list. Coppell Cares Weekend Backpack Program The goal of the Coppell Cares Weekend Backpack Program is to help eliminate food insecurity for the children who attend CISD schools. This program, under the Coppell Cares umbrella, provides nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack items to eligible CISD children (and siblings) to feed these children over the weekend during the school year when they are not receiving meals at school. Kids in Mission pack the weekend backpack items and then adult volunteers deliver bins of the bags to each participating CISD school who distribute the bag to each child to take home on Fridays. Items needed are listed below. Please leave on the metal shelf in Wesley Hall. Individually packaged Peanut Butter Crackers 100% Fruit … Read More