First Church Events
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Student Ministry Summer Mission Trips FundraiserThe FUMC students are holding a fundraiser to cover the cost of summer mission trips and transportation. Our senior high students will travel to Crownpoint, New Mexico to do construction-type work at the Navajo Reservation. Our junior high students will travel to Fort Worth and, among other things, will build a wheelchair ramp and serve at a food bank. Fundraising boards are located in the MCMC and outside the church office. There are envelopes attached to the board marked with varying monetary donation amounts. Choose an envelope and enclose your donation. You may place the envelopes in the offering plates during worship services or bring them to the church office. If you would like to make a donation online, visit http://www.fumcgt.org/give/and choose “Youth Mission Fundraiser.” You may also text to give: text FUMC48 and the amount you want to give to 73256; click the link; choose Student Ministry Fundraiser; complete your gift.
FUMC Night Out at Dell Diamond
Kick off Memorial Day weekend watching the Round Rock Express with your church family and friends on May 24 at 7:05 PM. We have discounted reserved seating in the Home Run Porch area of the Dell Diamond for $8 per person with $24 maximum for a family. After the game, stay to watch the fireworks. This is a great way to connect with your church family. Invite friends and family too! If you have questions or need more information, contact Janna Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE to register. You may register for tickets through 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 21. Baseball tickets can be picked up on Thursday, May 23, in the church office from 12:00–6:00 PM. If you cannot pick up your tickets on that day, email or call Janna and she will meet you outside the entrance of the Dell Diamond with tickets on game night. Please note: The game ticket does not include the parking fee of $10.
United Methodist Men (UMM) Golf TournamentThe UMM Golf Tournament is June 3. Make plans now to participate in this annual tournament. Ways to participate include playing a round of golf with lunch included for $90.00, sponsor a hole for $100, or sponsor a golf cart for $25. Contributions of any amount are also accepted. Proceeds will benefit local charities and groups, such as Meals on Wheels, Backpack Buddies, Boy Scout Troop 151, and others. Contact any of the following to sign up: Mel Staton 512-868-9007, Don Paull 512-423-4274, Ken Armstrong 512-869-6903, Bill George 281-682-0531, Al Langley 512-863-2488, or Mike Mullenix 512-217-0557.
Lunch with Rev. Brooks Harrington
Rev. Brooks Harrington will preach on June 2 at the 8:30 AM worship service in the Sanctuary and the 11:00 AM worship service in the McKinney Christian Ministry Center (MCMC). A video of the sermon from the 8:30 AM service will be shown in the 11:00 AM service in the Sanctuary. Following the 11:00 AM worship services, Rev. Harrington will discuss his recent book, No Mercy, No Justice over lunch. The lunch will take place in the MCMC 1000 rooms from 12:30–3:00 PM. If you are interested in attending the lunch, you must RSVP by May 29. To RSVP, visit https://tinyurl.com/y6bjflgh, or send an email to email@example.com, or call the church office at 512-863-2370. No payment is required, however, donations will be accepted at the door to offset cost of food.
Rev. Brooks Harrington is the founder of the Methodist Justice Ministry, a pro bono legal ministry that provides legal protection and supportive services for indigent victims of child abuse and family violence. He has been a Marine infantry officer, a criminal prosecutor in Washington D.C., a litigator in private practice, and is an ordained United Methodist elder and the pastor of an inner-city church. You can find more information at https://www.revbrooksharrington.com.
Snack Donations for Vacation Bible School
We are collecting snack donations for VBS: individual packages of goldfish, pretzels and teddy grahams, individually wrapped fruit snacks and Rice Krispy treats, and applesauce squeeze pouches. You may purchase at a store or use this Amazon link http://a.co/7nn95BR. Please bring donations to the Children’s Ministries Office.
Volunteer for Vacation Bible School
Please consider volunteering for VBS 2019 on June 17-21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Sign up at http://bit.ly/FUMCVBS.
Senior Adult Vacation Bible School (VBS): Abundant Living—Late-in-Life Lessons from the Parables of Jesus
August 5-8 (Monday-Thursday) from 9am-12noon, ending with lunch on Thursday . Classes will be at The Wesleyan at Estrella in The Hewlett Community Room. There will be special music, bible study, fellowship, and refreshments. It will be led by Dr. Pamela Harrison, Dr. Daryl Loyless, Rev. Dr. Don Guerrant, and Rev. Jim Turley. Senior Adult VBS is co-sponsored by FUMC Georgetown and High Seas Ministries. Registration will open June 1.
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Events in the Community
Sharing Stories from the Border--A Public Forum on the Refugee Crisis
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2pm - 3pm at Georgetown Public Library in Hewlett Room 222.
Come join us as we share about our recent trip to Brownsville, TX. A group from Hope United Church traveled to the border on a fact-finding mission to learn first-hand about the refugee crisis. Come hear our stories!
This event is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Georgetown Public Library, First United Methodist Church Georgetown, or the City of Georgetown.