September 18, 2015 - This past Sunday Pastor Karen Jones held a leaf up during children's moments and ask the children what would happen to the leaf now that it had fallen from the tree. The children respond it would turn brown and die. "How could the leaf stay alive?" Pastor Karen asked. A child replied by staying connected to the tree. Pastor Karen went on to say we as Christians are like the leaf. In order to grow as Christians we must stay connected to our faith.
Children really do have so much wisdom. When Pastor Karen asked how they can stay connected to their faith every child seemed to have an answer including prayer, being a Christian example to others, going to church, reading the Bible, and telling others about Jesus. Pastor Karen continued in this theme of staying connected to God in her sermon titled "Five Marks Of A Methodist." These five marks of a Methodist as originally identified by Methodist founder John Wesley help all Christians stay connected to our faith. The five marks include:
FIVE MARKS OF A METHODIST
Five marks confirm our identity as genuine
And fruitful followers of Christ:
A Methodist Loves God
A Methodist Rejoices in God
A Methodist Gives Thanks
A Methodist Prays Constantly
A Methodist Loves Others
Methodist Men's Breakfast
Falling leaves and back to school are two sure signs that fall is here. The sign of fall we most enjoy at Center FUMC is the return of Methodist Men's breakfast in September. This Sunday, September 20th is at 9:30 in the fellowship hall will be our first men's breakfast since summer break. The Methodist Men cook breakfast for our church members and guests that consists of eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage, cheese grits, hash browns and fruit. Come join us for the best breakfast in town! Breakfast is free but donations are appreciated. The men cover the cost of the breakfast themselves so that all donations can go to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco.
Low impact ladies exercise is offered every Wednesday and Friday in the fellowship hall at 9:00 am. Please join us for exercise, fellowship, and fun!
If you do not have a church home, Center First United Methodist Church members invite you to join us in worship at 8:30 and 11:00 and Sunday school at 9:45. Members at FUMC pray you have a blessed week.