First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

This Sunday, Sept. 6: New Sermon Series and Communion

Pastor Curtis starts a new sermon series this Sunday! For the next four weeks we'll focus on better understanding and knowing the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-13).

We’ll also celebrate communion together Sunday.

The church offices will be closed this Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Have a wonderful and safe weekend! Here's a great article from United Methodist Communications on glorifying God in all of our work. As you prepare for your day off, always remember that our jobs are an opportunity to serve Christ every day.


Around the Church:

Upper Room Devotions for September-October are available in the Narthex.

Finance and Church Council meets next Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the conference room.

The United Methodist Women meet next Wednesday in the conference room at 9:30 a.m. All women are invited to join them for fellowship.

Come sing with us! Our choir practices each Wednesday at at 7 p.m.

Please pray for Mark Boles and family as they mourn the loss of his sister. Please add the family and friends to your prayers during this time of grief and loss.

The Communion Rail Offering for 2015 benefits Meals on Wheels and the Sealy Christian Pantry. Our church’s generosity continues to glorify God!


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Holy Spirit ... sometimes known as the “other brother Darryl"

Remember the three backwoodsmen from the 1980’s TV show Newhart? These guys were brothers, and whenever they’d enter a scene, one would announce, “Hi, I'm Larry; this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.” Darryl and Darryl never spoke until the last episode of the series, they just tagged along with Larry. Larry was the spokesperson for the group. If you dealt with him, you dealt with all three of them. But for all practical purposes, the two Darryls were mostly human props. Larry was the only one who could be interacted with, at least verbally.

Now before I make the ridiculous attempt at illustrating the Holy Trinity with three sitcom characters, rest assured that I haven’t lost my mind. There’s a point here, I promise, and here’s hoping I can make it without putting my foot in my mouth.

Sometimes I think Christians see the Holy Spirit as the “other brother Darryl.” The last one mentioned. Second runner up. The member of the Godhead we understand (and talk about) the least. Read the rest of the story here


Coming this month and beyond

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News from First Kids Mother's Day Out:

School started Tuesday! First Kids MDO is back at it for another year of hugs, kisses, learning and playing. And we're feeling so very blessed ... We just love these little munchkins! We welcomed more than 20 children to our classes this year and added a new teacher: Elise Every. She joined First Kid teachers: Vicki Hensley, Joanna Kruzel and Michelle Rapsilver. Please continue to pray for our teachers, our First Kids and our First families. This is an exciting time, but also one of uncertainty and change. We ask God's blessing on this school year, that it may be a time when we appreciate and fully use God's gift of learning and loving. Find out more about our program here

VBS news:

The school supplies our VBS kids lovingly donated at VBS were delivered to Selman Elementary. Thanks to all of the parents who made this happen. And thank you to Lauren Carroll, our VBS coordinator, for making this mission a reality!

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First United Methodist Church

Sharing God’s Love by Serving Others

Reverend Curtis Matthys

Sunday Services: 8 am & 10am