The Button Bugle

Week of December 01, 2019

The message for December 01, 2019

The Reel Christmas Story

Reverend Kenny Dickson

This morning, you are all in for a BIG treat. Button welcomes Rev Kenny Dickson as he brings our morning message. Kenny will be kicking off our Advent sermon series entitled, “The REEL Christmas Story.” This morning he will bring a message about HOPE from the movie “A Christmas Story.” Kenny is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and the founder or Crossroads Faith and Film. He has a passion for showing how we can hear the message of Christ even in things like secular movies. I hope you will all be in worship to hear this amazing message. (Maybe watch the movie again so that you are ready to hear the Word.) Give him a warm Button welcome and I’ll be back with you next Sunday! Pastor Melissa
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Creative ways to give to Button.

Kroger Community rewards Program

Link your Kroger card to Button

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for BUTTON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH either by name or BL768 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewardscard account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewardscard, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger

Use Scrip to purchase gift cards and support Button

2 Days of Holiday Gift Card Shopping: December 5 and 6

December 5 and 6 only, you get access to special bonuses and you don’t pay the online fee when you pay with a Discover, Mastercard, or Visa credit card.

No fee on credit card payments

During these 2 days, there’s no online fee when you shop any brand or gift card type and pay with a Discover, Mastercard, or Visa credit card—which means you don’t pay the 2.6% fee per transaction. Take advantage of this limited-time opportunity by simply entering your credit card information at checkout. It’s the easiest way to feel good about giving back to your organization during the holidays.

2-day bonuses up to 20% on physical cards

Plus, stock up on physical cards to use as gifts during 2 days of bonuses on physical cards only from the 40+ brands below. Check back for bonus rebates to be revealed December 5 at 12:00 a.m. ET.

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Take the night off from cooking and support Button

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Pledges for giving in 2020

2019 is making a rapid close and your leadership team and pastor are busy preparing for our 2020 ministry year. Thank you so much for our first Sunday of collecting pledge cards back. We have received donations totaling about 43% of what we will need to accomplish our 2020 budget. We still need more but I am very pleased with our first round of cards. There is still time to bring yours back and help us hit the lofty goals that our leadership team has for our upcoming year. God has big plans for Button and we want everyone to be a part of them. Grab a card, fill it out and turn it in on Sunday in the offering plates. Remember, you don’t have to sign them. This commitment is between you and God. Your gift is so vitally important to the work we have begun and will continue to do here at Button UMC. Let's dream with our eyes wide open and be a part of what God is doing here! Blessings! -Pastor Melissa

New Adult Sunday School Class

There is still room for more people to join the fun and fellowship. We meet at 9:30 am in the Choir Room behind the sanctuary! Join us this Sunday and extend your morning time at Button to two hours. Sunday School is also offered for kids and youth at the same time.

Sunday School Substitute Teachers

We Need substitute teachers on occasion in all of our classes. If you would be willing to teach Adult, Youth or Children's Sunday School at 9:30 am on an occasional basis, please let Pastor Melissa know. We would like to have a list for each class to consult when their normal teachers have to be out. We can help you prepare! Such important and blessed work.

Why teach Sunday school ?

Why do I teach Sunday School? I absolutely love being around kids. They smile easily. Like all of us, they light up when someone actually listens to them. When someone shows an interest in their story, their opinions. Also, I have learned so much about my own faith by preparing a lesson for them. You really want to learn something? Teach someone that thing and watch your own knowledge grow!

- Pete and Judy Corwin

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

Current Needs



Canned fruit

Vegetable Beef Soup

Large cans of soup

Pork and Beans

Tomato Soup




Dish Soap

Bars of Soap


Laundry detergent

Corn muffin mix



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Stay tuned for information about Poinsettia sales for Christmas

PJs and Pancakes with Santa

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Come join us for this fun time at Button. We will have crafts, yummy pancakes, and a special guest joining us at 12:30 pm. Event runs from 11-1 pm and all the money will go towards Youth Missions. Bring a friend, invite a neighbor. We will have fun and get us all in the Christmas Spirit!

Button fundraiser following the holidays - save all your gently used items until January.

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Progressive Dinner for the Youth

The Youth are planning a progressive dinner for December 20th. We have homes for both the appetizer and dessert but need someone willing to host the main course.
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Can you bring a meal for our youth? We need your help!

What if we were a church who prayed for each other ?

Family members of John Couzelis, sister-in-law, Jan and brother in law, Scott diagnosed with cancer.

Louise Howard Phillips, mother of Gabby Black, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Terry Devers who has recently been in the hospital.

Family of Kaiden Stump, an 8th grader in Frisco, who recently passed away from Leukemia.

Church Staff

Melissa Hatch - Pastor

Tiffany Young - Kids Day Out Director

HIllary Slothower - Pianist

Cheryl Anderson, Christina Cunningham, Susan Cox - Office volunteers

Antonia Howard - Church Treasurer

Even God has a sense of humor.

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Meet Melissa

Melissa Hatch is so excited to be serving as Button's newest pastor. A lifelong Methodist and Aggie, she loves preaching, teaching and missions and helping people find a place to belong. She received her Bachelors Degree in English from Texas A&M and her Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at TCU. She is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and previously served at Prosper UMC, First UMC of Plano and Custer Road UMC. Melissa has been married to Michael, a teacher at Prosper High School, for 18 years and they have 2 children, Madeline (15) and Mitchell (12). She loves napping, spending time with her family and two dogs, Penny & Trevor, and reading all types of books. She also really enjoys traveling and all things Disney!

Meet Antonia Howard

Antonia Howard, a woman of faith, relocated her three beautiful children, Antonisha, Tasia, and Ta’Jon from Modesto, CA, to Frisco, TX. Antonia has previous experience as a Church Finance Manager. In that role, Antonia managed the general accounting functions and prepared all financial information to ensure data support monthly and year-end financials. Antonia carries a double A.A.S. degree in Accounting and Computer Science and is a Certified Internal Revenue Tax Preparer Specialist for individuals and small businesses.

Antonia’s passion is providing holistic therapy to women and is a Licensed Certified Massage Therapist, focusing on the psychological, as well as physical relaxation for the body, mind, and spirit connection.

Meet Hillary Slothower

Hillary is a Music Education student at the University of North Texas. Along with playing piano for many years at Rock Church in Rockford, IL, she is very excited to share her God-given talents with Button Memorial United Methodist Church.

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