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Lent Discussion Guide – 2

Lent 2021 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul  Session 2— “Moved” Scripture: James 2:14, 26 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.” Discussion Why do people of faith have a special responsibility toward future generations?  What is the relationship between environmental concerns and issues of poverty, health, and compassion?How does nature help restore our souls?When is the last time you glorified God in a place where nothing made by people was in sight?  Describe that experience.  If you haven’t done this in a while, where could you go in the next week to rest in nature?Matthew Sleeth uses the three characters in Jesus’ story of the Good...

You Are Here

You Are Here: First Steps for Christians on Race and Racism  Facilitator: Rev. Katie Newsome (knewsome@fumcrockwall.com) Dates: Thursdays, February 11-March 4 Time: 7-8 PM Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89543417219) Summary: Join us for this course for this four-session curriculum created by The General Commission on Religion and Race as a first step for Christians who are unsure about what racism is and unclear about its relevance to individuals, the church, and society as a whole. This resource is designed for individuals who are ready to learn about how racism operates, how it affects Christian communities, and how people of faith can recognize and resist racism. If you are a beginner, this discussion is for you! Name *FirstLastEmail...

Creation Care

Click Here to Sign up to Family Field Trip – Week 1 WELCOME to the FUMC Family Lent Observance 2021: Creator Responsibility Educate Action Truth Inspiration Observation Nurture   CARE This Family Lent at Home Kit is an encouragement for your family to worship the Lord during Lent by considering His Creation together over the next six weeks. “All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect.”  (The United Methodist Church Book of Discipline / Social Principles / The Natural World) Read the entire United...

Lent Study

Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul by J. Matthew Sleeth M.D. Description: Not long ago, J. Matthew Sleeth had a fantastic life and a great job as chief of the medical staff at a large hospital. He was living the American dream―until he saw an increasing number of his patients suffering from cancer, asthma, and other chronic diseases. He began to suspect that the Earth and its inhabitants were in deep trouble. Turning to Jesus for guidance, Sleeth discovered how the scriptural lessons of personal responsibility, simplicity, and stewardship could be applied to modern life. The Sleeths have since sold their big home and given away more than half of what they once owned. In Serving God, Saving the Planet, Sleeth shares the joy of adopting a less materialistic, healthier lifestyle, stronger relationships, and richer spiritual lives. Lent...

Lent Missions

Lent Missions | Waco, TX Methodist Children’s Home | Boys Ranch MILK JUG PROJECT – Our Goal is to raise funds for materials to build a Camp Pavilion on the 500-acre Boys Ranch. PICK UP A JUG TODAY BOYS RANCH • Established in 1977, the Boys Ranch serves up to 40 youth on the 500-acre campus located 10 miles Northeast of Waco. • 8 to 10 boys live in each of the 4 homes. Each home is supervised by a Home Life Manager with a master’s degree in social work or other human services field and staffed by live-in home parents. • Youth participate in a work and equestrian program that help them develop discipline, a strong work ethic and self-confidence. They also participate in various recreational activities at the Boys Ranch, on the Waco campus and in the community. To participate, simply pick up a jug, fill it with change throughout the season of Lent, and return jugs to the...

Operation Vaccination

First UMC Rockwall: Operation Vaccination Covid Can’t Stop Us From Caring Our church is committed to supporting our church members and our Rockwall community as the Covid 19 vaccine is distributed.  We are encouraging you to: Access this information for yourself and/or family.Share this information with friends and neighbors.Contact Rev. Christina Hildebrand at 972-771-5500, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com, if you or someone you know needs assistance with registering for the vaccine or with transportation to receive the vaccine. Rockwall County/Helping Hands Vaccine Waitlist There are currently over 5,000 people currently on the waitlist. You will not be told your place in line when you register.You will receive a text message when it is time to receive your second dose. Additional Information links: ·         Rockwall County COVID-19...