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UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 9, 10 a.m.: Sr. Sisterhood Resumes

It's time for our Sr. Sisterhood to get back together to start off the fall season. We will gather in the Family Life Center Monday, September 9, at 10 a.m. A brunch of Breakfast Casserole, Biscuits, Jellies and Muffins will be served. Our guest speaker will be our new pastor, Rev. Lani Rousseau. We invite all women to come and bring your girlfriends to get acquainted with Lani and to enjoy good food and good friendships.(As most of you know, we usually meet on the 3rd Monday, but due to scheduling conflict, this month we are meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month). If you have any questions call Betty Merchant at 779-1470 or Lynn Fields at 313-0078.

September 11, 5:00 p.m.: Safe Sanctuary Training (Classroom 2, Upstairs in the Family Life Center)

Safe Sanctuary is a policy that promotes child safety. All adult leaders in our church are required to certify that they are familiar with the policy and will follow it when working with children and youth in the church.

Safe Sanctuary certification is a two-step process for adult volunteers:

  1. Complete a form authorizing the church to order a background check. Click here to see the form; print it to complete it and return to the church office.
  2. Annually demonstrate familiarity with the policy by completing training and answering a few questions. Training is available as needed.  Contact the youth director for more information.

September 11: Wednesday Night Live (Fall) Returns

Mental Health- Taking Your Power Back and an Acts class offered. For more information on food and class details, click here

September 15, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00pm: Safe Sanctuary Training (Youth Room in the Family Life Center)

Safe Sanctuary is a policy that promotes child safety. All adult leaders in our church are required to certify that they are familiar with the policy and will follow it when working with children and youth in the church.

Safe Sanctuary certification is a two-step process for adult volunteers:

  1. Complete a form authorizing the church to order a background check. Click here to see the form; print it to complete it and return to the church office.
  2. Annually demonstrate familiarity with the policy by completing training and answering a few questions. Training is available as needed.  Contact the youth director for more information.

September 22: Christian Education Appreciation Sunday

We will honor Christian Education teachers during both services this morning. 

September 25: Lion's Club Carnival/NO Wednesday Night Live

In lieu of coming to Wednesday Night Live, we will meet at the Lion's Club Carnival this night. All families and youth are welcome to join us for the carnival. If you need transportation to and from the church there, be sure to let Randall know before the 25th. Otherwise we will plan on meeting at Orange City Lions Park (1802 S Main Orange TX) at 6:00pm. In the past we have been able to get in with a canned food donation on opening night but haven’t seen that posted anywhere. If you’ve heard they are doing that again this year, let us know. 

October 6, 3-6pm: District Youth Gaga Ball Tournament

Join us for a gaga ball tournament, food, worship, friends, fellowship with other youth in our district, and more! Hosted by the Wesley Center on Lamar University in Beaumont. Leave church parking lot at 2:30pm and return at 7:30pm.

Please RSVP by Nov. 29th if you can make this event so we can know how many to plan for transportation.

October 20, 12:30-6:30pm: Youth go to CM Farms (Dry Creek, LA)

Cost: $14* if paid by October 6

$15* if paid by October 13

$17* after October 13

*Not including food or other events under the Extra Fee Fun section
RSVP Here

Things Included in Admission Fee

2 Corn Mazes,  BeeLine (100lb weight limit), Spinning Vortex Tunnel, Ride the Animal Barrel Train, Farm Wagon Rides, Jumping Pillow, Animal Barn, 2 Tether Ball Courts, LIVE Cow Milking Demonstrations, Black Mamba Swing, Tire Pyramids, Dirt Mountain Slide, Sand Box with Diggers, Old Bull Wagon slides, Farm Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe, Farm Wagon Basketball, Corn Hole games, Horseshoe Ring Toss, Rubber Duck Races,  Corn Barn, Nerf Gun Wars, Bouncy Ball Corral, Corn Ball, Duck Dynasty, Roping Barrel, Hen House, Tour the old farm house (The Homestead) built in the 1870’s and the Learning Barn Museum of Antique Farm Equipment & Tools, Bunnyville, Barnyard Bing-Oh, and lots of photo props.

Extra Fee Fun

Shop & Eat

A concession stand will be available for extra charge that has burgers, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, etc. Next door is a candy shop of gifts, fudge, jarred goods, roasted nuts, t-shirts, and more!

Paintball Shooting Gallery Ride

$5 per ride includes 100 paintballs to shoot. Over 20 mounted paintball guns!

Water Blaster

$5 to shoot at old farm equipment! You get a bucket full of water bottles.

Alva Lee Mining Company

Try your hand a gemstone mining. Purchase bags of rough at varying prices.

Pony Rides

$5 per ride our friendly ponies!

More information can be found at: http://cmfarmsllc.com/ 

October 31: Shine the Light (Family Life Center)

Join us in the Family Life Center for food, fellowship, candy, and games. Don't forget to come dressed up in your costume for the night!

November 10: District Charge Conference

December 8, 1:30-7p.m.: Angels & Elves Shopping Trip

Angel and Elves Christmas Shopping Trip is a time for us to bless our community by buying gifts for less fortunate families in our city. We will get to spend a little bit of time with one of the kids from each family as they help us shop. We will all gather back at the church to play games with the kids, eat with their families, and then take them home to bring the gifts to their families. Meet in the FLC lobby at 1:30pm.
Please register ahead for this event so that our transportation needs are met correctly: https://forms.gle/JERLogZ1aXVzisDL8 (more event information in link as well).

December 14: Jesus Love Never Melts, Advent VBS (Family Life Center)

Come as a family and walk from station to station to enjoy games, food, science, stories, crafts and more about Jesus' upcoming birthday.

December 15: Youth Christmas Party

Bring a wrapped white elephant gift $5 or less; Last name A-L bring a dessert, Last name M-Z bring a drink. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater (for our contest), as we celebrate Jesus’ birth and the end of the semester!

December 24, 6 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Sanctuary)

All are invited to join us for a time of celebration of Christ's birth. 

January 5: C.R.E.W. Resumes with One Word Painting Night (FLC)

Please wear clothes that can get paint on them that evening.

February 9: Valentine’s Bakesale

Valentine's treats to be sold from 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. (before and after services).

February 21-23: Ignite Youth Retreat at Carolina Creek

Cost: $135 if registered by Jan. 19 and

$150 if registered by February 2.

Ignite is our retreat for 7-12th graders where our prayer is that something is sparked in your student's faith. We'll have worship, workshops, small groups, and activities centered around the theme of commencement in ministry.

April 5: The Great Surprise (Easter VBS), Egg Drop, & Egg Hunt

3:00–The Great Surprise—Easter Family activities in the Family Life Center
4:00–Egg Drop—Youth will drop the eggs from the 2nd floor of Family Life Center for the competition
4:30ish–Easter Egg Hunt—Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 5th grade (Youth Hide Eggs)

April 17-19: Leadership Retreat in Galveston, TX

Cost: $40

A retreat to learn more about yourself and how to lead better with who you are. For 6-12th grade students and adult leaders. 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.

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 17: 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 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