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MARCH

Birthdays
1st - Asa Calhoun, Aaron Calhoun
3rd - David Traylor
5th - Louise Graham
6th - Daryl Nixon
7th - Helen Kipp, Cindy Cooper
10th - Leiza Alexander
20th - Tashera Haley
26th - Nancy Krantz
30th - Jesse Haley
31st - Belinda Smith

Anniversaries
29th - Covey Ben & Gigi Griffin


COMMUNION RAIL OFFERING
Tanzania Moto
Tanzania Moto (or Tanzania on Fire) is a ministry which brings together several related projects with the expressed goal of not only opening churches and building communities of believers throughout Tanzania, but also providing real hope to families through micro loans and small business opportunities to equip and change those families forever. Through this ministry we intend to fund and start several churches throughout Tanzania.    Please be generous.


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.


Good Samaritan work days are:
Thrift & Clothing -
Saturday March 28th, 8:00-12:00

Bible Study
The new 8 week study, Invitation to the New Testament will be starting soon.
Wednesday Feb 5th at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. 
Mondays at 6:00 pm will start March 9th.

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 at FUNNY FROGS for breakfast, a devotional and fellowship.

Choir News
The Choir is gearing up for the season of Lent and the coming of Easter season. Music affects us in powerful ways. Hearing our old favorites and treasured hymns helps us remember pleasant times. Song lyrics give us words to describe feelings that are other wise hard to express. Music offers comfort and relaxation. Music connects us with God, drawing on His strength and courage. Using His gift of music unleashes His power within us.
Judy Sorsby


Outreach & Mission

Community Women's Book Study
8 weeks March 3- April 28 TUESDAYS 1:00 -2:30 at Rains County Library.  We will be studying 20/20 Seen Chosen Sent by Christine Caine. 

In this study, you'll develop a new understanding of how God sees you and has chosen you to help make Jesus' name famous on this planet. Through biblical teaching and lessons from her own life, Christine will challenge you to share the story of how God's love has transformed your life right where you are.

- Interactive teaching videos (30 minutes each)
- Personal study segments between each weekly session
- Leader helps guide questions and stimulate discussion

Tanzania Moto
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
There are several upcoming events to add to your calendars:
March 27th - Game Night
April 4th - 1 Day Women's Retreat - Tyler
April 24th - Game Night
May 22nd - Game Night
June 5th & 6th - Garage Sale
July 17th - Ice Cream Social
October 17th - Fall Festival/Barzaar


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