Waxahachie District News Rev. Don F. Scott District Superintendent August 13, 2008 The Waxahachie District Mission: “To Make Disciples in Accordance with the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.” Near Time Events and Deadlines District Office Closed Tomorrow Don and Mary-Ruth will both be attending meetings out of the office, so the district office will be closed tomorrow. We will reopen as usual on Monday. Clergy Meeting Date Change Due to several major conflicts, it is necessary to change the date of the next clergy meeting to Tuesday, August 19. We will still be meeting at Ferris Heights at 10:00. Information Needed: What’s Your Legal Name? Time is Running Out! If you have not sent this information, send it now. If your church is Incorporated, your legal name is the last name you filed with the Secretary of State. More Events are listed under “Looking Ahead” at the bottom of this page. A complete calendar is available at http://www.ctcumc.org/waxahachie/ under the “Calendar” link. District News Charge Conference Schedule (repeat) The charge conference schedule is attached. Remember that charge conference forms can be downloaded from the conference website http://www.ctcumc.org by clicking on “Forms”. Please feel free to ask Mary-Ruth if you have any questions or concerns. Your Photos Needed! (repeat) We would like to put together a photo album to welcome the new Bishop and help acclimatize him or her to the Central Texas Conference. To that end, we are asking if each pastor would please provide the district office with a picture of your church and your parsonage family. (Please include the names of everyone in your family photo!) You are welcome to submit digital photos via email. Please send all pictures by no later than September 1. Conference News Bishop Lowry’s Welcoming Service Bishop Lowry’s Welcoming Service will take place at 6:00 on September 14, at Fort Worth FUMC. Please see the attached invitation for more information. Senior Adult Training: September 1-3, Mount Sequoyah (repeat) Are you starting a senior adult group? Are you leading a senior adult group in your church or district and need ideas? This training will assist you in all areas of senior adult ministries. Come learn from experts in the field and network with other leadership from around the jurisdiction September 1-3 at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dr. Gentzler, director of the Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries, the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee is the keynote. In addition to Dr. Gentzler’s sessions, there will be five workshops with leadership from Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. For details and registration forms visit the Mount Sequoyah website www.mountsequoyah.org or call 800-760-8126 Young Adults: Looking for a meaningful way to connect? (repeat) Join CTC Young Adults – college age, students and young professionals for a long weekend of service and fellowship. March 26--29, 2009: UMVIM Young Adult Mission Trip Aldersgate Enrichment Center in Early, Texas is a ministry related to the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church to meet the needs of physically and mentally challenged adults. Employment and life-skills training are provided for those of our society who otherwise would be considered unemployable. Registration and additional information to come. A Message from the CTC History Committee (repeat) The Central Texas Conference History Committee has been working since 2006 on the History of the Central Texas Conference. Many members of this committee have been working on various topics and subjects. However, we are keenly aware that a great many members of this conference have been involved and participated in many areas, boards, commissions, and programs of the conference and have wonderful and insightful details to add to our story. We would like anyone that would like to contribute a recollection, insight, behind-the-scenes notation, story, or comment to do so. We have noted the various areas and topics we are covering. We have a Web site for this history at http://ctchistory.com HOWEVER, we have a blog (the place you can send these comments) at http://ctchistory.com/blog. We would be ever grateful to hear from you with any anecdotes, serious stories of struggle, or just fond memories. Fall Leadership Summit: Missing: Young Adults (repeat) The Central Texas Conference Fall Leadership Summit on Young Adult Ministry will take place on Sept. 6, 2008 at FUMC Mansfield. All pastors in the Waxahachie District are strongly encouraged to attend this event! Come learn ways to build community and reach out to young adults in your area. More information is available at http://yasummit.com/. District Availabilities Corsicana FUMC Seeks Music Director First UMC of Corsicana seeks a part-time music director. The job requires approximately 15 hrs. a week. The music director will select choral music and worship responses, direct the Chancel Choir, and help facilitate the music ministry of the church. Interested persons should submit their resumes to FUMC Corsicana, Attn: Mike Alexander, 320 N. 15th St, Corsicana 75110 or email to email@example.com. Midlothian FUMC Seeks Contemporary Worship Leader (repeat) Seeking a Contemporary Worship Leader for 11am Sunday service averaging 150 in attendance. Need keyboard/lead guitar skills. Previous music leadership experience. 10-12 hours per week. Sunday morning plus rehearsal/planning. Excellent facility/sound/multi- media/backup musicians and singers. Salary negotiable. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-775-3993. Free Piano! (repeat) Wesley UMC has an old Ellington Cincinnati upright piano to give away. It still plays OK but needs tuning. We need to make room for another one recently donated to the church. See picture attached. Could you put this in the next district email that goes out. We need it moved asap. They can contact Mickey McGaugh at the church office 903-872-1877 between 9-12 Tues- Fri. Or they can email us at email@example.com Corsicana FUMC seeks Part-Time Organist (repeat) FUMC of Corsicana seeks a part-time organist/pianist to play anthems, hymns, preludes, and postludes for its two traditional Sunday services. This person will also accompany choir rehearsals on Wednesday nights, play for special events, weddings and funerals as needed. Interested persons should submit their resume to FUMC Corsicana, Attn: Rev. Mike Alexander, 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana, TX, 75110 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Director of Music Ministries (repeat) First UMC Alvarado seeks a part time (10-15 hrs per week) Music Director to be responsible for the over all music program. Responsibilities include: Leading music in worship, leading Bell Choir, Directing the Chancel and Children’s Choirs and developing a Youth Choir. Experienced candidate must be spiritually grounded, energetic, and able to energize the congregation. FUMC Alvarado is a mid-sized congregation (190 average worship attendance) located 20 minutes south of Fort Worth (I-35W and Hwy 67). Email resumes to email@example.com. Ovilla UMC Seeks Youth Director (repeat) Ovilla UMC, a growing church 30 minutes south of Dallas, seeks a part-time youth leader. Applicants should be able to work on Wednesday nights and on Sunday with Jr. & Sr. High youth programs. Responsibilities include working with adults, a youth council, summer youth mission trips, summer camp, and leading Bible Studies. Flexibility and personal maturity are required. With a youth program of 20 active, well-rounded youth, this ministry desires an energetic, personable self-starter to grow the youth ministry to the next level. Salary negotiable & competitive. For more details and to request an application call: Ovilla UMC church office at 972-617-8840 or email Cal Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org Ovilla United Methodist, 1403 Red Oak Creek Rd., Ovilla, Texas 75154 Joys & Concerns Waxahachie Dan Hippman, husband of Rev. Sandy Hippman (Lakeside) Brownwood Ray Dean, father of Kit Dean (Eolian) Polly Deen & family, sister of Vicki Eldredge (CTC Church Growth Office) Betty Ebeling, mother of Shirley Lewis (wife of Wayne, Bangs/Mullin) Mike Friend, husband of Margaret Friend (Cross Plains FUMC) Ruby Finley, mother of Carolyn Jamar (District Assistant) Angelle Hardin, daughter of Bill Grisham (Retired, residing in Stephenville) J.W. & Sibyl Hodges (Retired, residing in Dublin) Cathy Mordecai (Dublin First/Green’s Creek) Klel Quesenberry (Retired, residing in DeLeon) Sharon Reed, wife of Bill Reed (St. Paul, Breckenridge) Howard Scroggs, father of Don Scroggs (Brownwood First) Paul & Judy Stephen (Santa Anna/Trickham/Valera) Please remember the family of Vina Mae McAden (surviving spouse of Lynn McAden) in her recent death at the age of 98. Rev. McAden served the Blanket and May churches in the 1980’s until his death in 1988. Fort Worth Bobby Cullen’s (Lighthouse Fellowship) father is home recovering from a heart attack he suffered last Thursday. Bill Bellamy (husband of Kathy Bellamy and father to Bryan Bellamy, Arborlawn) continues his recovery from lung transplant. Vicki Eldridge’s (Church Growth & Development) sister Polly dealing with serious health concerns and will soon be going to M.D. Anderson in Houston. Raul Gutierrez’s (Arlington Heights) daughter, Jessica is hospitalized and making wonderful progress in her recovery. She will hopefully be moved to a rehabilitation hospital at Baylor Dallas in the next few days. Please keep Jessica, Raul, and Elsa in your prayers. Updates on Jessica Gutiérrez will be posted on Caring Bridge. This is a website that has been set up so that everyone can keep informed of any changes in Jessica’s condition. The website will ask for some personal information from you but it will not be shared with anyone. The website will ask for your email address, first name, last name and zip. It will also ask for your month and year of birth to make sure that you are over 18. Then you can set up a personal password or just use the main password both places that a password is needed. www.caringbridge.org/visit/ahumc password: ahumccares Bob Weathers’ brother (retired), Howard Nichols is fighting esophageal cancer. Sol Love, Mike Love’s father (Burleson) Mid-Cities District Earlene Rhodes (Mother of Beverly Tye, Asbury) Charlie Krueger, (Mother of Kathey Youngblood, Trinity) Several MC people on African Mission trips Tommy Tribble (retired elder) rehab Bill Vance Merna Albertson (Mother of Ron Albertson, Trinity) C. J. Trimble (husband of Gala at BOM) Vicki Eldredge”s (Church Growth Office) sister has cancer – will soon be going to M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston Brenda Wier’s (Metro Board) sister Beverly Greene has been on such a roller coaster this past week. Some very positive improvement only to be followed two days later with a tramactic set- back. Please keep them all in your prayers. Temple Pastor Tom Beaty's father, A. C. Beaty died yesterday. The funeral is to be Saturday at 10 am in Palo Pinto at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Beaty is the pastor at First UMC, Gatesville. Waco Kent Berry Gayle Nealy Susan Ledger, wife of Ike Ledger Carl and Linda Freeto Peace around the world Sherry Byars (District Assistant) & husband, Bruce in the loss of his cousin in Nacogdoches. Waxahachie Dan Hippman, husband of Rev. Sandy Hippman (Lakeside) Neil Baldwin, husband of Rev. Jan Baldwin Seth Larsen, nephew of Rev. Jan Baldwin Weatherford Marie Helm, LOA, at home George Sutton’s (Acton) mother Sarabelle Laraine Waughtal’s father & mother Looking Ahead August 14: District Office Closed August 18: dCOM File Review August 19: Clergy Meeting, 10:00 – 2:00, Ferris Heights UMC August 21: dMLT, 7:00, Waxahachie FUMC August 24 – 30: Don attending DS Orientation August 25: dCOM Meeting, 10:00, Waxahachie District Office September 1: District Office Closed in observance of Labor Day September 2: Regular office hours resume September 11: Witness and Evangelism Council, 7:00, Ferris Heights **Where your email settings allow, the following guide is provided for your convenience: District Meetings, yellow District Office Events, green dCOM Events, Blue The Waxahachie District Office P.O. Box 156 Waxahachie, TX 75168-0156 (972)937-8891 or (800)895-8891 Fax: (972)937-8892 Administrative Assistant: Mary-Ruth Hooper Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 9 – 4:30.
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