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You Gotta Laugh . . .

Published November 8, 2013

If you can’t make fun of yourself . . . well, you’re missing out. Maybe you like contemporary Christian music, maybe you hate it; but you should get at least a chuckle out of this: I don’t care who you are — that’s funny, right there! (source: First Baptist Church of Orlando)

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“Who is this Man?”

Published November 7, 2013

The Discipleship Sunday School Class will be beginning a new 5 part study called “Who Is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus.” The DVD and study guide are available online here: ChristianBook.com – http://zndr.vn/OGcljs Amazon.com – http://zndr.vn/OGcmnx BN.com – http://zndr.vn/OGcpQ9   Who Is This Man? Small Group Bible Study by John Ortberg. He is history’s most familiar figure. His impact on the world is immense and nonaccidental. From the Dark Ages to post-modernity he is the man who won’t go away. And yet … He did not brashly defend his movement in the spirit of a rising […]

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Visioning Workshop

Published November 5, 2013

The DeLeon FUMC will gather Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. to begin determining how the church will best reach the surrounding community. As part of the Healthy Church Initiative, the Rev. Ben Disney will lead the meeting, following which the pastor, the coach and the leadership of the church will discern a vision to guide the ministries of the church. Input from members of the church is vital to the process. In the HCI Consultation Report, the lack of a clear, shared vision was cited as an area of concern for DeLeon FUMC. “Complacency and a lack of a […]

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Family Fun Day

Published November 5, 2013

Join the NewLife class of DeLeon First Methodist Church for fun and hotdogs on the church lawn Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made up of young adults, the NewLife Sunday school class is sponsoring friendly competitions in volleyball, horseshoes and washers, along with a bouncehouse for the youngsters and a hotdog lunch for everyone. There’s no cost to come and hang out, or to come and go as you please. Even if you don’t make plans to come out, if you’re driving down the road and see us on the lawn, come join in.

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Light ’em Up

Published November 4, 2013

My nearest neighbor lives a mile away, down a dirt road. His nearest neighbor lives a half mile from him. You might say we live out in the country — and DeLeon, itself, is sort of out in the country, too. I know it’s November, now, but my neighbor started putting up his Christmas decorations last month. Ordinarily, I’m (if not an actual Grinch), not much of a Christmas decorator. And, since the likelihood of anyone being impressed by my decorations ranks somewhere in the neighborhood of a triceratops walking through my front yard, I don’t figure the world is […]

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Prayers from the Kitchen Table

Published November 3, 2013

If you haven’t already done so, check out our new friend Crystal Nabors’ blog called “Prayers in the Kitchen: A look at life from the farmhouse table.” “My road of life has been long and twisted and now it has finally reached the old dirt road I’ve longed for; the road home,” she says there. “I thank y’all for visiting me; it’s great to have company now and then.  On these pages you will find my view of life; a view of life from the farmhouse table.  You’ll also find down home recipes that I’ve grown up on and a […]

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Visioning the Future

Published November 2, 2013

“What would be worse than being born blind? “Having sight without a vision.”  — Helen Keller Vision is: The faculty of sight Unusual foresight A mental image produced by the imagination The experience of the super-natural as if with the eyes. I have heard it said that having vision is more than just looking on the bright side. It is looking on God’s side. Finding the vision God has for us individually and as a Church takes time and prayer. I read an article that had this analogy: “Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, […]

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In Honor of Friday!

Published November 1, 2013

We dare you not to smile! Animator Adam Brown wanted to see what Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes looked like in motion, and the resulting video is 31 seconds of pure joy!

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Last Harvest Festival Post

Published November 1, 2013

Okay, last time we’ll post about the upcoming Harvest Festival (of course, it’s tomorrow — see what we did there?) DeLeon FUMC’s annual Harvest Festival will be take place tomorrow, Nov. 2, at the church’s Heritage Hall at 616 S. Houston in DeLeon. Here’s the short version of the schedule: 8 a.m. – Garage Sale Opens 9:30 a.m. – Booths (Kitchen, Casseroles, Market Place, etc) Open 11 a.m. – Lunch available 5 p.m. – Evening meal available 6:30 – Live Auction Throughout the day – “Jump Houses” for kids; Knife Sharpening and Legal Document Writing for adults. The Festival gets […]

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Guest Speaker Nov. 3

Published October 31, 2013

As Pastor Judy Richmond continues to recover from her surgery, Dr. Eric McKinney will be the guest speaker at DeLeon FUMC for both services (8:45 Contemporary and 10:55 Traditional). McKinney, who will be speaking on “Everyday Saints,” joined the staff of the Texas Methodist Foundation after retiring from active pastoral ministry, and completing a two-year stint as Interim Chaplain at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. McKinney served as a pastor and district superintendent for 35 1/2 years. He chaired numerous Conference committees and boards, and continues to serve as a Trustee or Board member for The Methodist Mission Home, the Wesleyan […]

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