First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

This Sunday, Oct. 16: Worship at 8 & 10 am, Sunday School Classes at 9 am

This week, we're encouraged to Keep on … PRAYING (Luke 18:1-8)


This week’s reading from Luke, 18:1-8, offers a story and a probing question from Jesus.


The story is of a widow who shows up regularly at court pleading for assistance until the judge finally grants it to be rid of her. The question is: Will the followers of Jesus be this faithful to trust that God will indeed grant justice when we continue to ask?


The challenge of the question is twofold: a) Will we have faith in God to provide justice, and if so, b) will we show that faith by persisting in confident prayer until we see the signs that God is granting it?


Join us at our 8 or 10 am worship service as we explore this topic in our sermon series: KEEP ON ... Lessons from Luke. And don't forget about our Adult and Children's Sunday Schools held at 9 am!

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News for our New Adult Sunday School!

This Sunday's Topic: How can churches cooperate with community organizers for the good of the community? Be sure to bring your Bibles to class. This week's lessons are based on Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Genesis and Matthew. Community Organizing will be a great a contemporary issue this for our class.

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AROUND FIRST UMC SEALY:

Tickets on sale NOW for this year's Annual Harvest Festival, Oct. 30, 2016. Get them at church this weekend ... or at the church offices next week! This fun event will be held in our fellowship hall.

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OCTOBER GOAL: To commemorate 130 years of First United Methodist ministry in Sealy, we are collecting 130 things each month. For October, our goal is to deliver 130 cans of CHILI and/or BEANS to the Sealy Christian Food Pantry. Bring all you can! Donation boxes are in the Narthex and Church Offices.

New Bishop, Scott Jones, is coming to our district!

Mark your calendars and don’t miss this opportunity to meet-greet-and-learn from an expert in the Wesleyan Way. The first visit near us will be Oct. 23, at 5pm, at First UMC Houston, the Westchase Campus. (10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042)

UMM Support First Responders in a Special Way

This week our United Methodist Men delivered special books to the Sealy Police Department. (Pictured: UMM James Schroeder & Sealy PD Assistant Chief Jay Reeves)


Strength for Service to God and Community daily devotionals are designed specifically for first responders but patterned after a manual that gave comfort to countless U.S. military since World War II.


Strength for Service to God and Community contains 365 one-page devotionals written specifically for firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and others who respond to everyday tragedies. It is a ministry of the Commission on United Methodist Men, an agency of The United Methodist Church.

Write down these important upcoming First UMC dates:

  • Oct. 21: Sealy High Prayer Breakfast, Fellowship Hall (6 am)
  • Oct. 23: Meet the Bishop (5pm, at First UMC Houston, the Westchase Campus)
  • Oct. 30: Harvest Festival at FUMC (11 am) (10 am service ONLY)
  • Nov. 6: All Saints Sunday ((10 am service ONLY)
  • Nov. 13: First UMC Veteran's Program
  • Nov. 27: Hanging of the Greens Service (6pm)
  • Dec. 3: Sealy’s Fantasy of Lights
  • Dec. 18: Christmas Music Event (10 am service ONLY)
  • Dec. 24: Family & Children Christmas Eve 4pm
  • Dec. 24: Candlelight Christmas Eve 7 pm
  • Dec 25: 10 am service ONLY

Sign up for Altar Flowers:

Altar flowers are used throughout the year to enhance the worship experience in the church Sanctuary. Individuals or families may sign up for any given week to provide altar flowers.They are a wonderful way to honor a special occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baptisms, holidays, etc.) or remember loved ones and friends who have passed away. Find out more here

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CHILDREN'S & YOUTH UPDATE

Help needed for the Sealy Student Breakfast: Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 am!

Our church is hosting a prayer breakfast for SISD band, color guard, Tigerettes and cross country members Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 am. The Methodist Women will be cooking and the youth will help serve. Please volunteer if you are able! Contact Pastor Curtis at 979-885-2223 or Joanna Kruzel at 713-922-0721.

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COMING THIS MONTH & NEXT

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First United Methodist Church

Reverend Curtis Matthys

Sunday Worship at 8am & 10am

First Kids Mother's Day Out (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8am to 12pm; Ages 1-3)

Caring for the needs of our church and community through prayer,deeds, inspiration and love in the Spirit of Christ.