Announcements

October 11, 2019

Rev. Susan Robb – October 20, 6:30 pm

Join us in the sanctuary for an inspiring presentation by Rev. Susan Robb, author of Called: Hearing and Listening to God’s Voice. Come a little early and enjoy light refreshments and fellowship!

Fall Festival – save the date! October 27, 4 pm.

We need your help!  Please sign up to help at the event or donate candy. Details here!

First Church Kids get all of the Children’s Ministries information here

Continuing Children’s events:

  • Sunday School, 9:30 am. Preschool, Bldg. 2/Pods; Elementary, Bldg. 5/upstairs 
  • Bible Buddies is a program designed for children, ages 3 & 4 (by September 1st of the current school year), at the 8:30 and 11 am worship services. Children participating in Bible Buddies will begin the service in the sanctuary with their parent. The children leave with the Bible Buddies volunteer and go to Bldg. 2 to hear a Bible story and do a craft or activity for the remainder of the worship service.  Parents pick up the children following the 8:30 am service in Suite/Pod B and following the 11 am service in Suite/Pod AFor the safety of all, parents must sign in their child(ren) and make a nametag at the Bible Buddy cart in the foyer prior to service.  Fill out a new form each new school year. 

First Church Student/Youth Ministry  – get all of the Student/Youth Ministry information here

Upcoming Student/Youth Ministry events:

  • IGNITE – Sunday evening gatherings at 5:30 pm. Details here.
  • WILDFIRE – Wednesday evening activities at 6:30 pm. Details here.

Continuing Student/Youth Ministry events:

  • Sunday School, 9:30 am – 6th-12th grades, Bldg. 5/upstairs

First Church Adults – get all of the Adult Ministries information here

Upcoming events:

  • Women’s Bible Studies:
    Wednesday groups
    – Next study begins on October 23. Join us for a 7-week study, Seamless, by Angie Smith. Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am or evening at 6:30 pm. Contact Janet Reynolds at jreygma@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.
    Tuesday morning group – Fall study began on September 10. We’ll be studying the Book of James using the study of James from Matt Chandler, a pastor from the Dallas area.  It is a 13-week study with personal weekly study as well. Contact Denise Blomquist at mommystruck@gmail.com.

Continuing Adult events:

  • By the Book Adult Sunday School Class – upcoming sessions:
    Oct 13, 20, 27 – Suellen & Scott Hill – Selected Lessons from the “Renegade Gospel” (by Mike Slaughter)
     
    Join us in room 5-148 for any or all of these thought-provoking lessons
  • NEW 6-WK ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIES,  Moses by Adam Hamilton begins October 13, 2019. In this six week series, retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt.Join Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given.

    Where/When: Sundays, 9:40, Bldg. 5, Rm. 136. Contact Janet Reynolds (jreygma@gmail.com) for information.  All are welcome. No registration needed. Just come!

  • First Church Crafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 am at the 115 Winsted House. All current and wannabe crafters are welcome!
  • Brown Bag Theologians meet Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in Bldg. 5-122Join the pastor(s) each week as we discuss the upcoming Sunday’s scripture and sermon topic.  We combine lively discussion with prayer time for our First Church prayer requests.
  • Heart to Heart Quilt Ministry meets on Thursdays at 9:30 am at 115 Winsted HouseSince 1999, the Heart to Heart Quilt Ministry has given 1400+ quilts to infants and children to age 17, who are experiencing catastrophic illnesses or other difficult situations. The members pray over each the quilt, hoping that each child will feel God’s love.  Come and join our hands-on ministry. All—beginners to masters — are welcome. 
  • Women’s Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, in Adkins Bldg. 5 – 127. Bring your lunch and join us!  For this month’s book and more information, contact Judy Hart, jchart1492@yahoo.com .

First Church Young Adults

  • The Network – Young Professionals Group. The Network is primarily a fellowship group but we’ve added a conversation about the intersection between faith and life in the 21st century.  We’ll watch a TED talk (or something comparable) and have some guided discussion.  Plus snacks!  Find more information, including a link to our Facebook page, by searching “network” at fumc-rr.org, or contact Faith Bradshaw, faithbradshaw0@gmail.com.

First Church Missions

  • Round Rock Helpers are ready to serve! Round Rock Helpers exists to provide services (typically 3 hours or less over a couple of work sessions) to seniors, the disabled and others with minor repairs.  If you or someone you know needs help, or for more information, please contact Fred Clark at 512-450-4398.
  • Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry. Footprints offers 10-week workshops to children in the community who have suffered the loss of a loved one through divorce or death. These classes help the children work through their grief from a “You are not alone” aspect.  The workshops are offered free of charge to the children and their families. If you would like to donate,  go to the website, fpcgm.org. 
  • Help Feed our Children—The First Church Backpack Project needs YOU! This coming school year we will be serving Wells Branch and Bluebonnet Elementary. This project takes a small commitment and means so much.  To learn more, contact Terri Bowden at terri.l.bowden@gmail.com.
  •  Meals On Wheels — Adopt A Route. M.O.W. provides hot, home-delivered meals, five days a week to those who due to illness, age or disability are unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves.  We begin deliveries at 10:30 am, Monday—Friday,  and a route takes less than 2 hours.  We love to have families with children deliver meals and this could be a summer family mission project.  Call Rose Dietrich to see where you can serve—512-255-4970.  (Located at the Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad).
  • Senior Access Needs More Drivers. Go to their webpage, senioraccesstx.org or call 512-310-1060 to learn more about this community service to our elderly neighbors.
  • Round Rock Area Serving Center Needs Your Help! Volunteers are needed!  Can you give just 3 hours per week?  There are a variety of jobs.  One is right for you!  Great for service hours!  New volunteer orientation is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4 pm; other orientations by special arrangement.  1099 E. Main St.  Call 512-244-2431.

First Church Opportunities

  • Dedicating the altar flowers. You may dedicate the altar flowers on Sunday mornings in honor or in memory of someone, or a special occasion. The arrangement costs $75.00 and our florist handles everything. We are booking dates in 2019.  Please call Tricia at 512-255-3336 to reserve your special date.
  • Be a Communion Server. Please consider participating in the church as a communion server. We need volunteers for the Sanctuary and Crossroad Services. If you are interested and would like to receive information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Rae Frenette,  rae@fumc-rr.org, 512-255-3336. 
  • We Love Adult Volunteers in Children’s Sunday School. Preschool and Elementary Sunday School is made possible because of our wonderful volunteers!  You will have the opportunity to teach or shepherd in Sunday School or Bible Buddies. We are seeking volunteers for 4-5 week rotations. All lessons and materials are provided. Contact Jennifer Hall,  jennifer@fumc-rr.org or 512-255-3336,
  • We are looking for a few GREAT Volunteers. Come volunteer with us in the office and learn more about your church, staff and the programs here.  We have daily shifts 9am – 1 pm, and 1 – 5 pm and on the job training.  Come join us.  Contact Rae Frenette, rae@fumc-rr.org or 512-255-3336.