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Methodism 101

Methodism 101: The Basics of our Tradition Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Heard (sheard@fumcrockwall.com) Dates: Sundays February 14, 21, 28, March 7 Time: 5-6:15pm Location: Online via Zoom Cost: $5 per binder Summary: Who was John Wesley?  What do we believe as Methodists?  And, why do we have “United” before “Methodist” in our name?  Get the answers to these, and many other questions during a five-week study on Methodism.  Open to all members and guests, this study will explore our denomination’s rich history and practical theology. Week 1: UM History, Week 2: UM Theology & Doctrine, Week 3: UM Doctrine & Governance, Week 4: Local Church History and Future Challenges for The UMC. Name *FirstLastEmail...

Rhythms of Growth

Rhythms of Growth: Weekly Devotionals and Dialogue Facilitator: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com) Dates: Sundays, Jan 17th- May 30 (You can join this group anytime) Time: 4-5pm Location: Zoom Summary: Rhythms of Grace will be an ongoing, weekly study.  We will share our reflections on the daily devotionals in a conversational style format. Our time together will also be for fellowship and community building as well as prayer. Name *FirstLastEmail...

Annual Leadership Summit

Annual Leadership SummitJanuary 23 – 9-11 AMSanctuary Thanks for coming – video is below Our agenda will be to receive reports and close-out 2020. It was an amazing year on many levels. Our agenda will also include accepting and approving an operating/ministry budget for 2021. We have authority to operate based on 2020 budgeting only through the end of January. We will also receive updates on the Trinity Project: Becoming One. There is much good news to share. Our church has not been deterred by the pandemic and ministry and mission have quickly adapted to the “next normal.” We are grateful for the strong leadership of our church and the level of commitment of our staff to be the presence of Christ in our community and...

A Rockwall Christmas

A Rockwall Christmas Eve | Community Worship Service Thursday, Dec. 24 | 5 PM | Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium | In-Person and Live Stream All are welcome! Outdoor Christmas Eve Service!We will have plenty of room to spread out and will be able to invite our friends and family to join us. Wonderful music will be performed, children and youth will be a part of the service. Our phone and glow stick will be our candlelight during “Silent Night…” and so much more! Registration is NOW Open for our Chrsitmas Ever Service at the Stadium Please let us know you are attending to better help us prepare. Please follow all safety protocols – including wearing a mask during the service.

Advent Discussion Guide

Advent 2020 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Sent: Delivering The Gift of Hope At Christmas  Session 4 — Sent: To Bring New Life Scripture:Ezekiel 37:1,3 NIVThe hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones…He asked me, Son of man, can these bones live?  I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Discussion Describe the scene you imagine as you read the Ezekiel text.  What do you think has happened in this valley?  Who were these people? What did they do to deserve such a death?In the text, how does the vision of dry bones become a vision of new possibilities? What roles does the prophet have in this transformation?Jesus came to make us new.  In what ways do you need God to breathe new life into you, your circumstances, or your interactions with others?How can...

Advent Discussion Guide

Advent 2020 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Sent: Delivering The Gift of Hope At Christmas  Session 3 — Sent: Jesus is God With Us Scripture: Matthew 1:23“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us.” Luke 2:6-7“While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her first born son, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Discussion What are your observations and take-aways from Justin’s story of Russell’s birth and NICU experience and Joe’s story of Corey’s birth and NICU experience?Have you ever felt “equally fragile” on the inside while the ”outside” appeared intact?What tangible reminders (the prayer blanket, the Zaky) do you have so that in hindsight, they allow you to see Jesus is God with us?When have you experienced Jesus is...