MYF NEWS:
The “River” Party is THIS Sunday. Location will be officially announced via Twitter, Facebook, and Email. 5-7pm. Bring a dish to share, lemonade and water will be provided.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER ORIENTATION
Fall Sunday School Teacher Orientation TODAY @ 9:45 & 11:00 am in Room 105. Please plan to attend one of these.

FUMC BLOOD DRIVE TODAY
FUMC is hosting a blood drive with South Texas Blood & Tissue Center from 9am-1pm TODAY in Wesley Hall. All presenting donors in August will receive: a $10 HEB gift card; Mini physical; and The satisfying feeling of saving lives!! THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET LOCATED ON WESLEY NURSE’S OFFICE DOOR!!! For more information, please contact Michelle Truchsess at 830-625-4513 x 105.

TEACHERS NEEDED….
FUMC is in need of a Sunday school teacher for combined grades 2nd-3rd at the 11:00 Sunday school hour. Our attendance is great at this hour, and we feel it would be best to make our groups smaller in size and safer in student to teacher ratio. If we are unable to find a teacher, we will keep the classes as K-2nd and 3rd-5th, but we will need an additional adult to help supervise children and be a helper to our current teachers. If you are available to teach 2nd-3rd class or be a helper during the 11:00 hour, please contact Kristi Lindsay at Kristi@fumcnb.org or fill out the Easy Sign Up tear off in the bulletin today and drop in the offering plate or in the church office.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
Next Sunday (Aug. 24), we’ll be taking a special offering for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help offset their administrative costs. Gifts like yours make it possible for UMCOR to use 100% of all other contributions on relief projects as well as for victims of natural disasters, instead of on administrative or fundraising costs.

BACKPACK BLESSING NEXT SUNDAY…..
Start planning ahead, on Sunday, Aug. 24th at all 3 services, children are invited to bring their backpacks to church and receive a blessing for the upcoming school year.

THIRD GRADE BIBLES:
FUMC will be presenting Third Grade Bibles to all Third Graders on September 21st during all 3 services. If you have a third grader, please notify Kristi Lindsay with the correct spelling of your child’s name and in which service you would like your child to receive his or her Bible by filling out the tear-off form in the bulletin or by emailing Kristi at kristi@fumcnb.org by Sunday, Aug. 24th to ensure that your child’s name is included in the bulletin.

BUY A BIBLE, BLESS A YOUTH
If you would like to honor a Third Grader with a Bible, please complete a form which can be found in the Welcome Center, Children’s Ministry Board in the Information Super hallway, or in the church office and include a $15 donation. For more information, please contact Kristi Lindsay at kristi@fumcnb.org.

PRE-SCHOOL UPDATE:
We are still registering children for our MDO program ages 1-2 yrs. Children must be 1 by Sept. 1 of the current school yr. Contact the school office 608-1724 or the director 708-5487 for more details. Refer to church website for more extended insight into the school.

24!!
The 24 Challenge is underway! Can you offer 24 hours of service in a 24 week period? Don’t forget to turn in your hours using the Easy Sign Up in the bulletin or a pew card today, or email us at 24@fumcnb.org.

FINANCIAL UPDATE – As of July 31, 2014
July Income – $77,797.70
July Expenses – $80,753.41

YTD Income – $542,962.33
YTD Expenses – $577,797.47

REACH Campaign: As of July 31, 2014
TARGET GOAL: $975,000.00
PLEDGES as of July 31: $752,427.68
COLLECTED as of July 31: $377,440.46


This Week’s Calendar

SUNDAY, August 17
8:30/11:00 am Traditional Worship
9:45 am Contemporary Worship
9:45/11:00 am Sunday School
9:45/11:00 am Sunday School Teacher Orientation, 105
5:00 pm MYF “River” Party

MONDAY, August 18
9:00 am Karlovich’s Sm. Group, 114
9:00 am Staff Planning Meeting, 219
9:30 am D/S Parent Meeting Day, 118
5:30 pm Stephen Ministry, 219/220/222
6:00 pm Worship Mtg., 215

TUESDAY, August 19
9:00 am UMW Circle Day
6:00 pm Rwanda Team Mtg., 114
6:00 pm McKinley’s Study, 219
6:30 pm Lujan’s Sm. Group, 118
6:30 pm Klare’s Sm. Group, 215
7:00 pm Troop 119, 100

WEDNESDAY, August 20
9:00 am Lindsay Sm. Group, 114
10:00 am Potthoff’s Sm. Group, 219
6:00 pm Trlica Sm. Group, 118
6:00 pm Handbells
6:30 pm Dunk Sm. Group, 215
6:30 pm Leal Sm. Group, 219
7:00 pm Sanctuary Choir
7:30 pm HIS Praise

THURSDAY, August 21
1:30 pm Mahjong, 118

FRIDAY, August 22
7:00 am Men’s Small Group, Sertino’s
6:00 pm Parent’s Night Out, WH

SATURDAY, August 23 8:30 am Men’s Breakfast, Casa Garcia’s

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