A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander
This Sunday we will wrap up the Sermon Series, “Grace Revolution: Experience God’s Generosity” as we focus on Romans 11:6 and God’s Great pan of grace for our lives. This past Sunday the message focused on Sanctifying Grace. This week Chaplain Jim Rowland who worships in “The Well” service shared an illustration of sanctifying grace with me. I asked him if I could share it with you. It is inspiring!
“I ran the mile in Junior High and High School. Distance runners do what they call “Hitting the wall” which means that you feel like you can’t go on; your lungs burn, your legs start to feel weak, and sometimes your side starts to hurt. The pain is very real and makes you want to quit. The runners that can push through the pain get what is called the “Second Wind” which is a rush of endorphins accompanied by feelings of incredible refreshment, return of strength, and the pain suddenly decreases. The feeling is intoxicating. In the spiritual growth toward sanctification we also “hit the wall” many times. If we will endure these moments and keep trying, God will renew our strength; we will feel refreshed, and rise up as on eagles’ wings. I have always felt the moment of the “second wind” as the absolute presence of God’s grace carrying me forward.” Rev. Jim Rowland
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY!!!!
You are encouraged to attend a Summer Bible Study called “Your gifts can Grow Your Church” that begins this coming Wednesday at 12 noon in room 6. It is a 12 week study. The Study will be lead by Rev. Albert Fisher. I was told you are welcome to bring your lunch and munch during the study. For more information see Pastor Albert.
Central Texas Conference Youth
Central Texas Conference Youth are coming to Arkansas June 12th thru 18th! As you may know 80 youth and adults will be staying in the church. They will be going out daily and helping people in the area. To make their stay more comfortable we are in need of people to take home a batch of their towels wash and return them to the church the next morning. Would you be willing to wash a load of towels? If so please respond to this email or contact Amy Gilmore at email@example.com or call her at 479 855-1158 or sign up in the office.
There is also another way you may help host. Donations of packaged snacks like granola bars, individual packages of chips ( currently on sale at Sam’s Club) and individual packages of cookies . These donations are needed by June 7th.
Thank you to all the persons who have been the Church during the month of May and delivered Meals on Wheels to area residents and to those who helped with the Church-wide Clean Up day last Saturday. Each of you have been blessing to others!
Short-Term Mission Trip to McGehee
July 17, thru July 23 FUMCBV will host a short-term mission trip to McGehee in Southeast Arkansas. Sadly, many persons in McGehee were affected by flood waters in March. Please prayerfully consider being a member of the mission team. You do not need to be an expert crafts person, just have a heart to be both the hands and feet of Jesus to others. The cost of the trip is $270.00 and includes travel, lodging, food, materials. For more information see Linda and Richard Stewart or call the church office.
Next Sunday is Memorial Day weekend! We will have all 3 services as normal.
God is faithful!
Don’t just come to church, Be the CHURCH!!!!