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January

Birthdays
  5th - Cassie Franklin
  5th - Bonita Calhoun
          Lorraine Goodwin
  8th - Cheryl Traylor
          Covey Ben Griffin ll
  9th - Cay House
          Jeri Humphrey
          Opal Franklin
21st - Adam Calhoun
27th - Richard Griffin
29th - Blake Cooper
30th - Dee Fleming
31st - Gabe Basham

Anniversaries
7th - Earnest & Dee Woods


COMMUNION RAIL OFFERING
Rains County Good Samaritans

Thousands, of Rains County residents, find nourishment and financial help through the vital work of the Rains County Good Samaritans.  Please be generous.


Rains County Good Samaritan Mission Project
Food Bank work days are Saturday Feb 8th 8:30 - 12:30 and Thursday Feb 13th 12:30 - 4:30

Thrift and Clothing day is Saturday Jan 25th 8:00 - 12:00

Any time you can help during the week Monday - Thursday, 8-4 is appreciated.  
A lot goes on behind the scenes sorting donations to be ready for sale days.

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 until February 
The new 8 week study, Invitation to the New Testament will be starting soon.
Monday, Feb 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Library or
Wednesday Feb 5th at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall.

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

Men's Prayer Breakfast
 

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
This is the beginning of another new year, we invite everyone who feels the call to sing in the choir to join us on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm for practice to glorify the Lord, with song.  Come worship the Lord in song and praise.

Judy Sorsby


Outreach & Mission

Thank you for your support to Tanzania Moto in 2019. Our church was able to make a significant donation to this Mission Project because of your generosity . We plan to continue our support in 2020. Here is an update of the mission:

In the initial trip Rev. Mike Mayhugh and Rev. Cropper (Quitman) assisted with start-up costs for goat and chicken farms, and they seeded a small business loan program for promising enterprises in several financially impoverished areas. While doing so, Christianity and the Methodist faith were encouraged. Their mission helped construct one church and provided other progressive actions to help introduce Tanzanians to Methodism.

The goal of the January 2020 mission trip to Tanzania is to train, support, equip, and assist Tanzanian Methodist Pastors and Lay Leaders in understanding the fullness of the gospel of the Kingdom. They will be teaching Servants' Feast Christian Ministry's “From Called to Sent” curriculum modified to fit the Tanzanian context.


10 United Methodist Pastors and Lay Leaders from the Texas Annual Conference will be partnering with Pastors and District Superintendents from the Tanzanian Annual Conference, traveling first to Dar es Salaam and then out to some of the more remote western Villages in the Kibondo District to provide the much needed training and support. Our focus is on the struggling Methodist Churches and helping them become vibrant, growing and strong outposts of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are trying to strategically supply whatever is needed in those churches to help them fulfill their mission.


Emory Methodist Women
We didn't have a regular meeting in December due to all the family activities, during the holiday season. We celebrated with our annual Christmas party, which was a huge success. Ladies from EUMC, Alba and other guests attended. There were delicious finger foods galore, that we all enjoyed. We played some of our favorite games. We had a great time with the Chinese gift exchange.

Our next meeting will be held after worship on the 3rd Sunday, and as always, all ladies of the church are cordially invited to join us for a delicious lunch and choosing our projects.

Submitted by Bonita Calhoun, VP


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