A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander
Dear FUMCBV Family,
I have been gone most of this week traveling the state and dodging water. I have been in Texarkana doing the initial visits for the congregation I will serving with in July, attempting to close on the new house that will not happen until next week now because of a delay in the receiving the appraisal, and preaching during a revival at one of my two first churches in Camp Arkansas. It was a long drive to get back to the church this morning. It took 5 hours because of two detours because of water over the highway.
I got back just as the United Methodist Men’s Pancake Day was ending. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped in anyway. It was a good morning and as always the pancakes where delicious!
There is ham leftover from the breakfast that will be for sale between services on Sunday morning for $4.00 a pound.
Calling All Men!!!
A Message from United Methodist Men’s President Lou Kaufman about the upcoming Ladies Night Dinner on Wednesday Night May 10th at 6:30 in the Beck Hall!
“LADIES NIGHT OUT…..Or as some might call it, “Ladies Appreciation Dinner”. This is an evening that show the women of the church just how much we think about them. This is their night to sit and enjoy the dinner and entertainment. The dinner will be Fantastic and the entertainment is as good as it gets. I have seen Doug Anderson perform before and he is as professional as they come. His magic will astound you and with his comedy, you will not have to listen to my jokes. What more could you ask for.
Now is the time to purchase your tickets and you can get them at the church office or call Lou Kaufmann at 366-1291. Tickets will be on sale this Sunday at the three church services and this is the deadline. There is a list of women without spouses that we need to invite and the list is in the church office. If you would like to invite them to Ladies Night Out, please do so. We can even reserve a table just for you and your gals. Come on men, let’s do our best to support the women.
Church work Day Tomorrow Saturday, May 6th!!!
Tomorrow is the Church Workday beginning at 8:30 until ( your guess). Volunteers are greatly needed to help with outside/ inside chores and projects. Bring yard tools or cleaning supplies if you are able. Please come join the fun there will be coffee and snacks served!!
News from the Mission Team!
As you know there is so much flooding in the State of Arkansas! The above photo is of current sandbagging taking place in Des Arc, Arkansas on the White River today. I lived in Des Arc for 6 years between 1996 and 2002. The river is fore-casted to crest at 36.5 feet. People are being moved out of their homes and sandbagging is going on like crazy I have been told. Please pray for persons affected by flooding.
Currently area around Pocahontas, Arkansas is flooded. I want to share with you a way you can serve immediately in mission and ministry from Linda and Richard Stewart.
“An appeal from the Stewarts”!
Just a quick note to let you know Richard and I have agreed to (quickly, very quickly) and lead a team of 8 to go to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and help with the flood relief operations. We talked with Pastor Jeanne Williams, soon-to-be our senior pastor, and she is very glad our church might help as her current church at Walnut Ridge is serving as the disaster site for the community. Our conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Janice Mann, has also asked for a team from our church. Based on the water receding so we can get into Walnut Ridge, we are planning on leaving the church this coming Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. and will return Thursday, giving us two days to help onsite. Most likely we’ll be doing muck-out/clean up work, but the team will need to go in prepared to do whatever they need at the time.
We’ll be working out the logistics of lodging, food, etc., Team members will need to provide their transportation (we’ll car-pool in), air-mattresses/cot, bedding, towels, tools and funds for food. My hope is to find a church in the area where we can “camp out” in the fellowship hall, have access to showers, and kitchen, but those things are in the works.
If you are interested, please give us a call ASAP or at least by Saturday night. Our cell is 316-706-2384 as we need to respond quickly. We’re also putting out an appeal for donated cleaning supplies, etc. and will take those items with us when we go.
Many prayers and hands are needed. If you know of someone who might be interested, please feel free to prayerfully share this e-mail with them.
Linda and Richard Stewart
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God is Faithful!!
Don’t just come the church, Be the Church!!