First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Open Hearts — Open Minds — Open Doors

Monthly Church Activities

 
Playground Dedication
 
 
Loma's Garden Dedication
 

Men's Wild Game Potluck Supper

 
 

 
Sunday, August 8  --  Special music was provided by Mike Bryant and Gordon Burnett

 
 
 
The Blessing of Public School
Teachers and Administrators
The Blessing of Students and Backpacks
 
Church potluck lunch served Sunday, August 15th, with make your own ice cream sundaes for desert.
 

Advent

 
 

Advent Wreath

The circular wreath represents God's eternity and unity.   Evergreens are a symbol of enduring life.

Advent is the first season of the liturgical year and is a four-week period in which the church looks forward to the birth and incarnation of Jesus Christ. This season is observed for the four Sundays prior to Christmas. The lighting of the Advent Wreath in our worship services and in our homes is symbolic of our preparation for the Christmas season. The traditional liturgical colors for this season are purple and/or blue. 
 
 
The Cooper Essex family lights the first candle on the Advent Wreath.  The first candle is blue and symbolizes expectation.
 
 
 
The Gary Padgett family lights the second candle on the Advent Wreath.  The second candle is blue and symbolizes hope.
 
    
The Heath Holbert family lights the third candle on the Advent Wreath.  The candle for the third Sunday is rosecolore (a special shade of pinkish-purple), because it is lit halfway through the Advent season when we are starting to relax a little in anticipation of Christmas.  This candle symbolizes joy.
 
 
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, John and LouCree Schallhorn light the Advent Wreath.   The fourth candle on the wreath is blue and symbolizes purity.
 
 
The Christ candle was lit on Christmas Eve by the Chris Counce family.  The Christ candle reminds Christians that Jesus is the light of the world.

 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hanging of the Greens Service

 
 
 
 
After the morning service, the Men's Sunday School class served a chili and sandwich lunch.  Following the lunch, the church was decorated for the Christmas season.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 XYZ  Group Christmas Lunch was held on December 9th

 
 
 
 

 Sunday, December 12th, the Children's Choir presented their Christmas program.   

 
 
 
 

The December Activity Committee hosted the annual Christmas Pot Luck after the program.


Sunday, December 19th

 

The Chancel Choir presented its program of Lessons and Carols


The January Activity Committee sponsored a chicken & noodle lunch with donations to benefit the landscape fund.
 
 
 
 
 

 

The United Methodist Men prepared and sold pork loins on Saturday before the Super Bowl.  
 
 
   
 
 
 
                        
 

 

 February
 
Allen Mooney, Gordon Burnett, Mike Bryant, & Colton Westfall
 
 
 
 
 
There was a Valentine Balloon Release following the morning service, then a Spaghetti Lunch was served by the February Activity Committee and the UMY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Easter Egg Hunt
 
 
 
 
 
2011 Choir Festival
 

Service of Dedication  --  November 6, 2011

 
Rev. Charles G. Ashcraft, Sr.
 
Rev. Roger B. Hook
 
District Superintendent, Rev. Dennis W. Spence
 
Warren Jennings, Sr., David Jessup, & Gary Hudson of the Loan Institutions deliver the paid up Note to Craig Pinson, Finance Chairperson.
 
Rev. Daniel R. Kirkpatrick lights the first copy of the Note.
 
  
Everyone in attendance was given a copy of the Note to be burned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November Activity Committee hosted a potluck lunch after the note burning.
 
 
Bobbie Adkinson and Jerry Rodgers spoke after lunch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

First United Methodist Church Volunteers Renovate Child's Room at Dana's House

      
 

The March Activity Committee hosted a Soup & Chili Luncheon with donations benefiting the Music Ministry

 
 
 
 
 

 

Holy Week Activities

 

 

 

 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

 
Everyone enjoyed Hamburgers and Hot Dogs cooked by Bro. Daniel and Gary Padgent.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holy Week Luncheon and Devotional
 
Dr. David Bush, Pastor at FUMC Stuttgart, gave the Devotional.
 

 
Christ in the Passover — A Presentation of Jews For Jesus
 
 
 
Traditional Jewish Passover meal led by Aaron Trank, a missionary from Jews for Jesus
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The Passover Seder Plate


 
Holy Week Luncheon & Devotional 
 
Devotional given by Rev. Horace Coose, Pastor of De Witt Friends Church
 

 
Maundy Thursday
The Last Supper 
 

Good Friday
Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross 
 


 
 
 

 

2012 Seniors

 
Fran Jennings                            Hara Hestir                                  Janie Thompson
 
 
Carla Walton presents each Senior with a Bible.
 
 
 
 

 

Once Upon A Parable   —  Children's Festival Choir Spring Musical

Mrs. Marjorie Jenkins, Director
 
 
 
 

 

Children's Carol Choir

 
 


 
  
 
 
 

Time Out for Camp Tanako
 
 

               
 
 

 
LeAnne Pittman Burch, daughter of Gail Pittman was promoted to Brigadier General Saturday, August 18 at the Arkansas Supreme Court building.  LeAnne became the second woman in history to reach the level of Brigadier General of the U.S. Army JAG Corps as an Army Reservist.  She was assigned as the Chief Judge, Army Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency.   Congratulations!
 

Arkansas Rice Depot's Adopt A School

 
 
DeWitt FUMC adopted a school for the kids backpack program by raising $2,400.   Needy kids in the DeWitt Elementary school will take home food in a backpack from the Arkansas Rice Depot.

 
 

 Praise Band Project

Aidan White, base guitar; Rick Long, drums; Daniel White, vocals; Debbie Briggs, piano.

 
 
 
 
 

College Student Sunday

Laura Jo Prange & Rustin Holbert
Ryan Holbert
Katie Koen & Suzanna Rieves
Peyton Gasaway & Paige Patterson
 


Christmas Eve Service


The Chancel Choir 2013 Christmas Cantata

"What Sweeter Music Can We Bring"

 

 
"T'was The Year Before Christmas"
Presented by the Carol Choir & Festival Choir 
  




 
Angle Tree
 
 

 
 


College Student Sunday

Laura Jo Prange & Rustin Holbert
Ryan Holbert
Katie Koen & Suzanna Rieves
Peyton Gasaway & Paige Patterson
 

Sunday, April 13

 
 
 


Monday, April 14

Rev. Mary Welch, Bayou Meto - Lodge Corner UMC

Tuesday, April 15

Jan Edwards, Gillett UMC, Deluce/Prairie Union UMC

Wednesday, April 16

Clefton Vaughn, Grand Avenue UMC -Stuttgart

Thurday, April 17

 
Maundy Thursday Service 
Lisa J. Smolowitz, a missionary from Jews for Jesus  led us in the traditional Jewish Passover,  "Christ in the Passover."

Friday, April 18

Scriptures & Songs of Jesus' Passion
Led by Chancel Choir