5th - Joan Thomas
  6th - Cody Jenkins
10th - Jewell Cooper, Jenkins Franklin
11th - Mitchell Baker
18th - Tommye Sue Griffin
19th - Ethan Calhoun
23rd - Jerryle Morrow, Storey Smith
26th - Glenda Harder
29th - Linda Spurger


  5th - Reggie & Dorothy Riddle
10th - Art & Sherri Henry


Golden Cross

The Texas Annual Conference Golden Cross program has been providing a healing ministry to persons in need of assistance with medical care since its beginning in 1921.  Many persons have been restored to health and have had their faith restored as well, through the generosity of Christians in the local churches and the benevolent medical care of doctors and hospitals throughtout the Conference. Please be generous.

We need volunteers to help hand out school supplies and run the game. We need to bring our game, banner, table decorations and school supplies at 3:00 to set up at the High School. Please contact Nancy Bowyer or Nancy Krantz.

Subsequent meetings will be 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Contact Nancy Bowyer or Sherri Henry for more information. 

Youth Fellowship Hurricane Harbor August 17th

Baptism Celebrations August 18th at Elaine Jenkins place.  Everyone welcome!  This will be a great day bringing these 3 and youth into God's family.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved Mark 16:16

Rains County Good Samaritan
Please consider serving our Mission organization.
Volunteers are needed during the week to help in the Thrift and Clothing area.  They work 8-4, Monday - Thursday.  Come by any time during those hours and you can help with sorting and folding.  There are many tasks to be done.

Thrift Store - Saturday August 24th 8:00 - 12:00

Food Bank - 
Saturday August 10th 8:30 - 12:30 and Thursday August 15th 12:30 - 4:30

Ushers: We need YOU! If you would like to be an usher, please sign up on the volunteer ushers list in the Fellowship hall for the month you would like to usher or give Helen Heavey a call.

Bible Study - Cancelled for Summer
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in Fellowship hall. 

Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Library. We are studying the book Whisper, How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson.

Men's Prayer Breakfast - Cancelled for Summer
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7 am, the men of our congregation meet in Fellowship Hall for breakfast, a devotional and fellowship.

Choir News
In September we will begin a new church year.  The choir will begin their practice on Thursday, August 1st at 5:00 PM.  We welcome anyone who loves to sing to the Lord to come join us!  We have some great songs lined up to practice and present - some old, some new.  The Lord says, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord".
Judy Sorsby, Choir Director

Walk to Emmaus
Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who: Wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith, and Christian's who are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God and wish to rekindle their faith. Emmaus is a 72-hour experience where you will meet with Jesus, walk with Him, talk with Him, and forever be changed by Him. If you are interested in attending a Walk talk to Mary White, Mary Nixon, Stan McNear or Pastor Danny.

Walk Date Where
Men's Walk #90 10/03 - 10/06 Gilmer
Women's Walk #91 10/10 - 10/13 Gilmer ( 2 women or going so far)

Emory Methodist Women

Our meeting was opened with prayer by Kathy Kuba, and a devotional reading by Bonita Calhoun. We then enjoyed a luncheon prepared by Helen H, Lorraine G and Jerryle M. It was delicious. Thank you, ladies.

Our Ice Cream social was attended by 36 members of the congregation. Everyone had a great time, and feasted on several different homemade flavors, and banana splits galore. We took in $150, which was donated to the van fund.

On Sunday, the 21st, a group of ladies from our organization presented the service. There was singing of praise hymns, scripture readings, and a reenactment of the first official meeting of the group of ladies who subsequently became known as the United Methodist Women, which is committed to mission work with under privileged people the world over.

We discussed either assisting or donating to the Back to School extravaganza on Aug. 15th. It was pointed out that the church had collected funds for this at the communion rail offering.

On Aug. 14th, we will be preparing and serving breakfast for RISD Intermediate teachers. Anyone wishing to prepare food, fruit etc. for this, please see Kathy Kuba or check the bulletin board in fellowship hall for a sign up sheet.

We closed our meeting by singing Happy Birthday to Judy Sorsby, then reciting the Lord's Prayer. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 18th. We extend a cordial invitation to all ladies of the church to join us for lunch, fellowship and planning our various mission activities.

Submitted by Lea Weatherley

Looking Ahead:
September 5th the start of the NEW 11-week Womens Fall book study, FERVENT.  5:30 pm at Rains County Library.  Introductions and Watch the movie War Room, which inspired this book. 

September 25th Mens Breakfast

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