We are exploring Why FUMC Coppell is Here— in this community, at this time in history.
GROW IN GOD’S GRACE | LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART | SERVE WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH
Dear Friends in Christ,
When I think back on 2017, an image from the post-Easter WONDER Sermon Series comes to mind – an ancient character stepping out of a larger than life Bible to become ‘real and relevant’ for us. In so many ways, FUMC Coppell took a step from the Bible to life in 2017, making our faith more real and relevant in daily life.
That ‘Bible to life’ imagery also prompts a metaphor for 2018. WE ARE HERE, in the Coppell, Texas area, at this particular time in history. As comedian Michael Jr reminds us, as we reconnect with WHY WE ARE HERE… WHAT we do will have greater impact for God’s Kingdom. I believe that we are here not to simply “go to church” (although going to church is important and I hope to see you here every Sunday!), but to live out our calling. We will need to STEP OUT OF THE CHURCH and into the community in new and innovative ways in 2018.
As you read about the hopes and dreams for a ‘stepping out’ church in 2018, I pray that you will consider how you are called to be a part of what God is doing through FUMC. As we all ‘step up’ in our prayers, presence, service, witness and financial investments to God’s work here, this community of faith will ‘step out’ in outreach and service and TRULY BE HERE like never before. By knowing and owning our WHY – WHAT we do to GROW, LOVE and SERVE will have incredible impact. I cannot wait to see what God will do through FUMC Coppell in the year that is before us!
Yours expectantly in Christ,
In 2018, FUMC Coppell will facilitate 18 new Life Groups, tripling the number of active groups in 2017, expand the availability of the Next Steps class to inspire guests to grow their faith, and welcome new adult disciples to help them connect with the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ
FUMC Coppell will double the investment of reaching our community by committing to welcome all who come through the doors with the promise of “A Greeter at every door, every Sunday, every service” and exploring new opportunities to engage with the Cypress Waters and Golden Triangle communities.
The ministries for community outreach, justice, and mercy at FUMC Coppell will continue to touch lives in 2018. Quarterly church-wide events in 2018 will bring the whole congregation together for fellowship and Faithworks service with partner agencies. FUMC Coppell will continue to work with Project Transformation in providing supplies and meals for 120 summer interns and continue working to end childhood hunger in the zip code with a weekend backpack program and Sack Summer Hunger. The students at FUMC Coppell will serve their neighbors in the summer with two mission trips building wheelchair ramps and working on other meaningful construction projects.