Family and Friends,
Please consider participating in our middle and high school mission camp fundraiser. If this summer’s camps are also impacted like 2020’s, fundraising is the only way we will keep our 41 year old organization alive. Typically we fundraise to keep our costs low for our students. However, your support is desperately needed as our reserves are depleted.
U.M. ARMY invites you and your family and friends to support U.M. ARMY missions and register for the U.M. ARMY Virtual Valentines 5K.
Register and participate to run a virtual 5K or one mile family fun walk the week of February 13-19th. Run from home, track your progress with your favorite app, and submit a screenshot of your time. Participants and sponsors will be invited to celebrate together at the closing ceremony on Zoom Saturday, February 20th at 6:00pm CST.
Participants will receive a package of U.M. ARMY swag, including a participation medal.
We will award prizes for winners of the following age brackets, for both male and female 5K participants: under 18, 19-35, 36-50, 51-65, and 65+
The cost is $50/participant or $100 per family. Sponsorships are available for $100 to be listed on the event webpage and recognized during the closing ceremony. After you register, you will receive an email from PayPal to complete your registration with a payment. You may also mail a check to U.M. ARMY, P.O. Box 12170, College Station, TX 77842. Please note that the registration system will not include the family discount, but your invoice will indicate the correct $100/family rate.
You may register or sponsor the event here. Please check the box for NXNW Texas, as this is our local U.M. ARMY region.
Note, if you are competing in the 5K, you will need to send a screenshot of your run time to email@example.com by the end of the day on Feb 19, 2021. If you don’t have an app to track your time, please communicate with Scott.
We hope you will share this event with your friends, family and Church. We have a Facebook Event to help you spread the word.
We invite you, if you have time, to make a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day pilgrimage journey to the manger we have set up in front of the church.
Beginning at noon on Christmas Eve, we will have candles set out next to the manger for you to use at home as you join us for our Christmas Eve service. There will also be some clear ornaments and markers available so you can write your family name on an ornament and place it on the Christmas tree that is next to the manger. In this way you can mark the completion of your pilgrimage journey in a visible way.
The first batch of pumpkins for this year’s Patch arrived today! Check out the new Photo Galleries on Facebook to watch the Patch fill up!
There are still shifts available for working in this year’s Patch. To sign up, use this link, or call the church office.
Hope to see you Sunday Morning at 10 am, for Outdoor Worship!
THIS IS A REMINDER TO PLEASE FILL OUT THE CHURCH REOPENING SURVEY TODAY, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO
SURVEY CLOSES TODAY.
ONE PER HOUSEHOLD.
This morning, you should have received an email containing a survey link. It is vitally important that the committee has your answers as soon as possible. Please check your inbox, and your spam filter.
If you DID NOT receive it, please email Kailey MacAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
The body of the email message is reprinted below:
Please be advised there is a team hard at work to prepare for eventual in-person worship services. The team is comprised of the following:
Matt Cullum, Patty Clark, Georgia Albury, Patti Griffith, Jesse McMillin, Amy Brooks, Larry Thomas, Pam Ferguson, Tawny Rybowicz, Denise Davis, Kailey MacAllister, Nancy Flanagan, Marie Snider, Jim Bowden, Mark Vennerholm
The team seeks specific information from membership in order to significantly move forward with plans to re-open for in-person worship. We respectively ask someone within your household to respond to the attached survey.
Survey Response Guidelines:
1. This is a participation survey that should be responded to as representing your entire household. (not one survey response for each family member)
2. The survey assumes you understand that the Church will be following CDC related guidelines.
3. Please complete this survey by close of business on Wednesday 27 May.
From Rev. Vanessa Sims:
My son, Captain Anthony L. Sims Jr, is an Iraq Veteran. On September 18, 2008, seven members of the 2nd Battalion, 149 Aviation, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade lost their lives in a helicopter crash when they were en route to a Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Balad,Iraq.
My son’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew was one of helicopter’s that were in an aerial convoy with the helicopter that crashed. Words can’t express the agony me and my husband experienced while waiting to hear if our son was among the crew that crashed. Praise be to God, it wasn’t his helicopter crew.
Unfortunately, it took that incident for me to fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice of the men and women who are serving and those who have served in the Armed Forces. Since that experience, I try to honor those who serve and their families. This year ,I was led by the Holy Spirit to honor military spouses. These unsung heroes provide significant contributions, support, and sacrifices to help keep our country safe.
As you might know, I am the founder and Executive Director of Thou Art My Sister Ministries. Thou Art My Sister Ministries is a mission oriented Christian service and non-profit organization. We hope to transform lives by demonstrating our faith through love and action
In 1999, Congress declared May as National Military Appreciation Month. That declaration encourages US citizens to observe the month of May in a symbol of unity for those who are currently serving and for those who have served. Since Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a presidentially-approved holiday, we decided to put our faith and love in action by honoring military spouses
To honor military spouses, we held our 1st Annual Hope, Honor, and Help Military Spouses Appreciation Brunch at the Denton Woman’s Club on Saturday, May 9. Since, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. I requested the City of Denton to join me, Thou Art My Sister Ministries, John Czapko and friends to join us in honoring military spouses. On May 8, Chris Watts, Mayor of the City of Denton declared May 8 as National Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the City of Denton.
This year, our special honoree was Trinity’s member Louise Mealing. Louise was our fist honoree. We are blessed and thankful by her gifts and service to our country and our church. In the spring of 2012, I shared a dream about the military with Louise. To my surprise, Louise gathered together Trinity Crafters and made a beautiful military quilt.
In cooperation with Growing In Faith Sunday School Class and Trinity UMC, I co-sponsored a special worship service with Morse Street Baptist Church on June 30, 2012. Because this special worship Service for Hope and Healing was dedicated to veterans, the beautiful military quilt made by the Trinity UMC Crafters was unveiled during the service at Morse Street Baptist Church.
Finally, at our 1st Annual Hope, Honor, and Help Military Spouses Appreciation Brunch, we enjoyed listening to special piano music provided by Dewey Christian.
A gallery of photos from the Brunch, held at the Denton Woman’s Club building on Saturday, May, 9th 2020 can be found on Trinity’s Facebook page!