First United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.



Welcome to First United Methodist Church    
600 S. Alice, Monahans, Texas 79756, (432)943-2516



 Open Hearts.  Open Minds.  Open Door


Click HERE to read the September newsletter.  After clicking on the link, the file will be located at the bottom left-hand corner of your browser page.  Click the file to open the newsletter.


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Click HERE to view the 2016 Prayer Chain.


If you have a prayer request, please call the

church office at 432-943-2516 or


The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Psalms 145:18


Click HERE to see when your team is scheduled to count.

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together,
running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be
measured back to you.”

Luke 6:38


Saints in Training 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM on Sundays 
Parcels of Hope - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Wednesdays 
Oct. 22nd - Church-Wide Garage Sale
The church wide garage sale will be held in the Fellowship

Hall. We will need help Thursday evening and Friday to

get things set up and ready for Saturday. Please let Frances

Curry or the church office know if you can help. Thanks.
Oct. 23rd – Children Leading the Worship Service

Oct. 29th – Fall Festival




Our next meeting day will be on Sunday, November 20th.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 

Colossians 3:17 



Come join us on Tuesdays during the noon hour
as Pastor Beth Harrington leads us in a DVD/study guide
based old testament study.  The series is called
Epic of Eden by Dr. Sandra Richter.  In Epic of Eden,
Dr. Richter clearly and powerfully communicates
a history of God’s redeeming grace,
weaving together a story that runs from the
Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem.
Everyone is welcome!
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,  
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the
man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
II Timothy 3:16-17
...for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke
as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 
II Peter 1:21





The 2016-2017 school year began on September 6th.

Please click on the Children's Day Out Link for more information. 



The office doors will be locked from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the safety 

of the children. If you need in the building, please ring the door bell and

Frances will let you in.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the 
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14




Youth meetings resumed on September 7th

in the Fellowship Hall.  If you are interested in providing

a meal for the youth, please contact Shelby Valdez,

Gloria Fambro or the church office. 

Please click on the Youth Ministries page for more information.
Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 71-17



Local UMW meetings will be called when necessary. 


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

 Deuteronomy 6:5  





Parcels of Hope is a food ministry of our church and is dedicated to the memory of Tina Fambro who began this ministry in December of 2011 to meet the needs of those who do not qualify for the Greater Works program.  Using a downstairs classroom, Tina began feeding several families a month.  Before long it was necessary to move to the Scout Hut where we now serve as many as 200 families a month. 

Since Tina's death in March 2015, Reverend Beth Harrington has served as director.  An average of 5 volunteers open the pantry each Wednesday from 9 am - 1 pm during the summer.  Beginning this fall, we will return to our regular hours of 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 3 pm.  

Parcels of Hope is funded by plate offerings, memorial and individual gifts, fundraisers and grants.  Since we are able to purchase food from West Texas Food Bank in Odessa, we are able to make a dollar go a long way.  This makes monetary donations especially helpful. However, we always appreciate donations of any of the items listed below.

If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact the church office at 943-2516.





     Items needed by Parcels of Hope

  •  canned Meats - all kinds
  •  canned vegetables - all kinds but especially green beans, corn and mixed  vegetables
  •  beans - canned or dried
  •  pasta - all kinds
  •  soups - all kinds
  •  breakfast foods - all kinds
  •  canned fruit - all kinds
  •  rice, sugar, crackers, chips, salt/pepper, Crisco, Jell-o,
  •  instant potatoes, and cornbread mix
  •  personal hygiene items   


The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

John 21:17
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
Matthew 25:35






Do you like the monthly bulletin boards?
Would you like to participate?  We welcome your ideas and creative
approaches to enrich our daily connection to Christ.  We are open to
all ideas with a religious connection.
Pick a month!!
Call Frances at the church office (943-2516) to volunteer. 
Large sheet paper is available, and Frances would be happy
to assist you if desired.