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September 12: Wednesday Night Live Begins (through November 7 or 14)

A light meal will be served at 5 p.m., with the presentations/classes to follow at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Sept. 20: Heather Graham from Harvest House of Beaumont will be discussing Human Trafficking

Sept. 26:  Adult classes will take place on regular schedule. Youth will attend Lion’s Club Carnival. All families and youth are welcome to join Youth for the carnival. If you need transportation to and from the church there, be sure to let Randall know ahead of time. Plan to meet at 6:30 pm at Orange City Lions Park (1802 S Main Orange TX).

September 17: Senior Sisterhood starts fall schedule at 10:00am in the Family Life Center

Our Sr. Sisterhood will start the fall season with a Brunch in the Family Life Center Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Our guest speaker will be Jay Trahan, Economic Development Director, City of Orange.  Jay will be sharing information about upcoming business endeavors for our community. All Senior Women are invited to attend.  We encourage you to bring your FUMC friends, as well as ladies from other churches and the community. For more information call Betty Merchant at 409-779-1470 or Lynn Fields at 409-313-0078 

September 18: Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group (through October 23)

Deepen your prayer life on Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Parlor. The Tuesday Morning Bible Study group will read and discuss Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. Fervent is a Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer! Please contact Nicole to reserve a book ($10), 409-782-6296 or mrsjcwatz@gmail.com. You should bring your book, Bible, and a drink to class. 

October 13 - Fall Festival Fundraiser

Purchase $10 tickets for Brisket Dinners (Brisket, baked beans, and potato salad) from members or on Sunday mornings (Sept 23 & 30, October 7). Brisket sold from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Preview Live Auction items at 11 - Auction begins at noon. in addition, bid on Silent Auction items, purchase Meals in a Minute (frozen meals) starting at $10, sweets from the Sweet Shop, or Plants! Proceeds support the Marjorie Malloy Enrishment Center and offset hosting Hurricane Harvey Recovery Teams for free as they helped rebuild Orange.

October 14: "Get Your Pink On" Sunday

October 28: Spooked Fundraiser (6-12th graders), 5-7 p.m.

This fundraiser works a lot like the flamingo “flocking” or frog “frogging.” However, we deliver goodie bags to people and ask who they’d like to “Spook” next. The youth will make goodie bags beforehand. On October 28, we will deliver them to a house asking for a donation to see who that person would like to “Spook.” We then deliver the spook candy to the next house.

October 31: Shine The Light at FUMC

Time: 5:30-7pm 

November 9-11: The Big Event (6th Graders ONLY) at Camp Cho Yeh

The Big Event strives to create an environment where sixth grade students can be together to connect with Jesus Christ and learn how their faith can set them on a course that will turn their teenage journey into a wonderful adventure. This year the retreat will be at Camp Cho Yeah the weekend of November 9-11, 2018. This weekend is set apart from the other Conference Youth retreats and is distinctly different to cater to the needs of sixth graders and the ministries that they are a part of at their local church.  The retreat focuses on John Wesley's threefold idea of grace and other Wesleyan ideas. There is also time for worship, small groups, outdoor recreation and mastering the art of sixth-grade-silliness. Cost: $125  Register here 

November 25: Friendsgiving at FLC in FUMC (6-12th graders)

Cost: Bring a covered dish (Can be leftovers) Have your teenagers invite their friends to our Friendsgiving. We will share a Thanksgiving meal together and play games.

December 2: Children’s Christmas Musical

Join us for food, fellowship and a wonderful Children's musical put on by Doug Rogers and First Methodist Kids

December 9: Angel & Elves Christmas Shopping Trip meet at FUMC (6-12th graders)

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 and then take them home to bring their gifts to their families.

December 16: Youth Christmas Party at TBA (6-12th graders)

Cost: Bring a 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, and bring a white elephant gift as we celebrate Jesus’ birth and the end of the semester!

January 20: Youth Bonfire at TBA (6-12th graders)

Keep warm in January during our Youth Bonfire. More information coming.