February 1: Generosity Workshop by Horizons Stewardship
10am-4pm at West University United Methodist Church in Houston
February 9: Valentine’s Bakesale
Valentine's treats to be sold from 8:45am-12pm (Before & After Services)
February 9: Unfinished Crafter's Bible Study Resumes
For more information, visit: https://www.fumcorange.org/discipleship/womenand39s-ministry
February 15: Mardi Gras Chicken Gumbo & King Cake
Join us in the Family Life Center after the Mardi Gras parade for Chicken Gumbo, King Cake, and fellowship
February 16: Methodist Men's Gumbo Fundraiser
Eat in or Take out: Cup of gumbo w/rice, potato salad, crackers & drink - $5
2 cups gumbo w/ rice - $10; 3 cups gumbo w/ rice - $15
Proceeds support local projects.
February 16, 5-7pm: Youth Bonfire at the Abshire's House
February 19, 5-7pm: Special Military Box Assembly at Wednesday Night Live
Join us in the Family Life Center for a special night of assembling care boxes for our military.
February 25, 6-7:30pm: Fat Tuesday Pancake & Ice Cream Sundae Meal
A breakfast meal and dessert will be served as we celebrate Fat Tuesday together in the Family Life Center that evening.
February 26, 5-7pm: Lenten Soup & Ash Wednesday Service
A lenten soup will be served from 5-6pm in the Family Life Center followed by an Ash Wednesday Service from 6-7pm in the Chapel.
February 29: Generosity Workshop by Horizons Stewardship
10am-4pm at West University United Methodist Church in Houston
March 22, 5-7pm: Church Trash Clean Up (Meeks)
March 29: Church Workday
Help prepare the church for the Easter season as well as work on various projects around the church after the service that morning.
April 5: Egg Drop, Egg Hunt, & The Great Surprise
3:00–Egg Drop—Youth will drop the eggs from the 2nd floor of Family Life Center for the competition
3:30– Easter Egg Hunt—Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 5th grade (Youth Hide Eggs)
4:15ish– The Great Surprise—Easter Family activities in the Family Life Center
April 9, 6pm: Maundy/Thursday Service (Chapel)
We will have a special service with communion this evening in the Chapel.
April 10: Come and Go Prayer Vigil (Chapel)
Come and go as you please that day in the Chapel in a beautiful environment to pray that day. More details to come.
April 17-19: Leadership Retreat in Galveston, TX
A retreat to learn more about yourself and how to lead better with who you are. For 6-12th grade students and adult leaders. Cost: $40. More information to come. Website: https://www.txumcyoung.space/lead-retreat
April 19: District Youth Scavenger Hunt
Join us for a scavenger hunt, food, worship, friends, fellowship with other youth in our district, and more! Hosted by the Wesley Center on Lamar University in Beaumont. Time TBA
Please RSVP by April 12th if you can make this event so we can know how many to plan for transportation.
May 3: Graduate Breakfast
We will honor our seniors graduating that morning. If your teen is graduating, I need a baby and graduation picture of them from you. I can scan them to return to you OR you can bring me copies. I also need lyrics from their favorite Christian song and their favorite Bible verse as well. Also PLEASE RSVP to me by March 29th to ensure an accurate count for the meal. All graduates and their family members are invited.
May 5-15: General Conference in Minneapolis
May 17: Youth Led Sunday Worship
The youth will lead both services this Sunday with Randall Bridges preaching.
May 24: Texas Annual Conference in Houston
May 31: One Service Followed by a Town Hall Meeting
Join us for a meal following the service for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss decisions made at General Conference and Texas Annual Conference.
June 8-12: Senior High Camp at Big Stuf (Panama City Beach, FL)
Big Stuf is a camp with quality Biblical teaching, passionate worship, and a beautiful place to be with God. Their mission and vision is to inspire students to live life with Jesus by creating experiences that will make a difference in the lives of students. For more information, visit: http://bigstuf.com
June 14: Car Wash Fundraiser
Knock down your camp price by joining us Sunday morning prepared to wash cars (swimsuits recommended). We will wash both services as well as during the Sunday School hour. If you own a spray attachment that will go on the end of a hose and don't mind us borrowing it that Sunday, please bring a few, Thanks!
June 15-27: Texas Youth Academy
The Texas Youth Academy is a is a two week summer experience for selected high school students who are currently in 10th-12th grades to live in an intentional Christian community on a college campus in Texas. They participate in an intensive encounter with Christian life that will leave them confident that God is shaping their future in radical and exciting ways.
Days are patterned by worship, Scripture, study, small groups, service projects, art, and Communion. They will learn about the Christian faith from adult mentors and faculty members from various seminaries. They will practice this faith with other youth from across the state. They will be challenged in new ways to follow Jesus on the journey to Christian living. Texas Youth Academy is unique in its profound confidence of teenagers’ capacities for theological leadership, and a commitment to giving these young people concrete opportunities to put this into practice. Each opportunity cultivates adolescents’ ability to wrestle with thorny theological subjects, giving them confidence in their faith agency. they also encounter a myriad of ways in which others live their lives for God.
View student’s experiences here: https://www.texasyouthacademy.com/videos
For more information, visit: https://www.texasyouthacademy.com/
June 22-25, 9-11:30am: Vacation Bible School (Family Life Center, Education Building)
K-5th graders are invited to join us for a week of learning about God through various activities. More information to come.
June 26-29: Camp Eagle
Cost: Deposit of $150 is due by Feb 16th ($295 total due before fundraisers)
Next year’s speaker will be leading Camp Eagle through the Pentateuch or Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. We will also have an awesome opportunity to trust God and take leaps of faith on once in a lifetime obstacles while we are there.
You can check out the promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xmLeauSLJs
July 15: Youth District S.P.A.R. Visit
July 15-18: Jurisdictional Conference
July 19, 5-7pm: Church Trash Clean Up (Meeks)
August 1: Back to School Orange
August 30: Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday followed by All American Picnic
September 20: Christian Education Sunday
We will honor all who help teach classes at the church that morning during both services.
September 30: No Wednesday Night Live, Meet at Lion's Carnival Instead
October 28: Shine Your Light On Jesus (Family Life Center)
November 22: Church Decoration for Advent Day after Services
November 29, 5-7pm: Church Trash Clean Up (Meeks)
December 4: Orange's Christmas Parade
December 5: Jesus' Love Never Melts
December 13: One Service in Sanctuary
Join us this Sunday for our Christmas Cantata