First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

This Sunday, Oct. 18: Earn. Save. Give. Sermon Series continues

During the month of October, our church is discovering a new stewardship program, Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. The program centers around John Wesley’s surprising advice on money and introduces us each week to faithful Christians who, like all of us, struggle with what to do with our money.


Pastor Curtis will head to Colonial Belle after the 10 am service. On the third Sunday of each month, he and members of our Caring Ministry hold a worship service with Holy Communion for the residents.

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Earn. Save. Give. Bible Study starts tonight!

4-Week Bible Study @ the Parsonage

Wednesdays starting tonight, Oct. 14 @ 6:30 pm

Childcare offered at the church starting at 6:15 pm


Coinciding with our church-wide study of Earn. Save. Give. Wesley's Simple Rules for Money by James A. Harnish, is hosting a study group at the parsonage on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, starting TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14. A nursery will be provided from 6:15 pm until 7:45 pm for those needing childcare.


Respond to this email for directions!

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Around the Church:

Buy your tickets to the 2015 Harvest Festival! The 2015 Fall Harvest Fest will be Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11 am. We'll have a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Country Store and Children's Activities and, of course, a great BBQ meal with lots of deserts. All donations, volunteering and tickets sales are greatly appreciated and needed! Reserve your tickets here or pick some up at church this weekend. Tickets are just $10 a plate. Drive through or dine-in!


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


The Sealy Christian Food Pantry needs help collecting specific food items for the upcoming holidays. The pantry is giving out special Thanksgiving and Christmas packages this year, in addition to the regular food. Each church is being asked to contribute a specific item. Ours is Canned Green Beans and Canned Corn. Please donate as many as possible during the month of October! Drop them in the Narthex or by the church office.


Upper Room Devotions for November-December are available in the Narthex.

Sanctuary Remodeling: Join us next Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 am in the sanctuary!

Pastor Curtis is forming a Church Remodeling Committee. If you’d like to be part of this group, please let Pastor Curtis or Leslie Ellis know. The first task is to meet Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 am and/or 6:30 pm for a Church Interiors Church Study. PLEASE join us if you are able. This is a very important meeting with our church and Church Interiors to develop a plan and rendering for a remodeled sanctuary building.

Children's Church Update... from Nicole Poenitzsch

This fall is going to be a wonderful, blessing-filled time for the young children in our church! Here's the schedule for the next few weeks:

Oct. 18 Jill Waters

Oct. 25 Nicole Poenitzsch

Nov. 1 Shae Whatley & Megan Oliver


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please don't hesitate to contact me or respond to this email. We are looking to have enough volunteers to split our children into two groups, for a more enriched Sunday School experience.

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Coming this month and beyond

National Night Out

The Sealy Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Saturday Oct. 17 at the Abe and Irene Levine Family Park located at 406 Main Street. There will be food, fun and concessions followed by a free movie. This year we will be featuring the family friendly movie “Frankenweenie”. The festivities will begin at 5 pm, so bring your blankets or chairs and come out and enjoy the evening and meet your local police officers. You can also follow the event on Facebook at Sealy Police Department for updates.

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First United Methodist Church

Reverend Curtis Matthys


Sunday Services: 8 am & 10am