Forming fully devoted followers of Jesus

School Age VBS Day 1

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Today was a great first day at G-Force VBS. We talked about ways to MOVE with God and how God wants us to MOVE to help others. During story time, we listened to the story of God speaking to Moses in the burning bush and having a plan to MOVE his people out of Egypt. The kids learned new songs (and dance MOVES), played “Follow Moses” in recreation, and participated in crafts and science! It was a full and fun-filled day.

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! It’s green day, and the word for the day is ACT. We will hear the story of Solomon building the temple.

You are always invited to join us for worship on Sundays at 8:30 am for casual worship in the Family Life Center and 10:50 am for traditional worship in the Sanctuary.

 

Parkwood / Deepwater Outreach

Deer Park ISD is the pride of Deer Park. Families move to Deer Park so that their children can attend great schools and get a solid education. DPISD has grown and changed with the community over the past 25 years.

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Why Parkwood and Deepwater Schools?

After reviewing the demographics of DPISD it is clear that the schools of Parkwood & Deepwater have the highest concentration of economically disadvantaged students. 43% of DPISD students are economically disadvantaged but the Parkwood and Deepwater schools have 82% economically disadvantaged students.

Deer Park United Methodist Church is working toward establishing supportive partnerships with the schools of Parkwood and Deepwater. Pastor Paul has met with  some staff at each campus and believes there are several ways that the church can support the Families of Parkwood and Deepwater.

You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss possible partnerships and needs:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Deer Park United Methodist Church

1300 East 13th. Street

Deer Park, TX 77536

Please park in the East Parking Lot and we will meet in the room next to the Food Pantry.

We have invited other area United Methodist congregations to participate in this outreach.

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 To learn more about the Parkwood and Deepwater Schools:

 

Contact us if you are interested in this outreach opportunity.

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Pre School VBS Day 3

We have had a great three days of preschool VBS!
The hallways echoed with shouts of “He is risen, indeed!” today as we SHARED the story of the resurrection of Jesus. On Easter Sunday, a traditional greeting is, “He is risen,” and the response is, “He is risen, indeed!” Today in story time as we shared that greeting, one class I noticed every face had a smile on it. It is hard not to smile when SHARING the story of the resurrection.
This week we have MOVED, CARED, and SHARED in the name of Jesus. The kids have had a great time learning songs and motions, doing crafts, playing, and hearing stories. Thank you for sharing your kids with us! They are a true joy, and we thank God for them.
We hope you will join us in worship on June 21 as the VBS kids sing the songs learned during the week at both the 8:30 am service in the Family Life Center and the 10:50 am service in the Sanctuary.

 

Pre School VBS Day 2

Day 2 of Preschool G-Force VBS is in the books! The word for the day was CARE.
In story time, we heard about four friends who CARED so much about another friend who could not walk that they carried him to see Jesus. The friends saw a house that was packed like a can of sardines (and we saw an actual can of sardines) and knew they could not fight their way through the crowd. The four friends lifted their friend’s mat, dug a hole in the roof, and lowered their friend to see Jesus. We can CARE for our friends by praying for them or showing kindness in other ways.
The kids also learned new songs (with great hand motions), made a megaphone for sharing God’s love, and played with a bright parachute in recreation. The kids are excited to share what they have learned this week with you at 11:30 am tomorrow in the Family Life Center. Tomorrow the kids will wear their VBS shirts.
You are invited to join us in worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30 for the casual service in the Family Life Center and 10:50 for the traditional service in the Sanctuary.

 

 

Pre School VBS Day 1

DSC_0019During pick-up time after our first day of Preschool G-Force VBS, I overheard a parent ask their 3-year-old child, “What did you learn today?” The child responded, “I learned about Moses and a sheep.” It was a humbling reminder of the importance of VBS and Bible stories for kids, even the tiny kids.
Today in story time, we met Moses, who had just talked to God out of a burning bush. God told Moses to MOVE the Israelites out of Egypt, out of slavery, and that God would be with him the whole time. Our word for the day was MOVE – God wants us to MOVE to share God’s love, to help our neighbors, and to spread the word of God.
The kids certainly did a lot of MOVING today too! Sure, preschoolers are a squirmy, wiggly bunch, but they also spent time travelling to music (where they learned a new song and its motions), crafts (where they made wind-catcher crosses), and recreation (where they played fun games). We hope to see all your bright faces again tomorrow for green day. The word of the day is CARE, and we will meet five friends who care for each other.
You are invited to join us in worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30 for the casual service in the Family Life Center and 10:50 for the traditional service in the Sanctuary.

We’re Debt Free!!!

timeisnowLogoThe Time is Now new balance is $0.00!

Three years ago Deer Park United Methodist Church made the decision to retire the debt of $ 949,289. 130 of families and individuals made commitments totaling $ 831,679.67

It was estimated that DPUMC would have a debt between $120,000 and $150,000 on January 1, 2015. As you can see above our debt is now $0.00. This is the result of your commitment to freeing DPUMC from debt.

Thank you for your faithfulness.

Prayers and Volunteers Needed for Flood Cleanup

Scott Moore (Texas Conference disaster response coordinator) and Taylor Meador Fuerst (senior pastor, Westbury UMC, Houston), are calling for volunteers to assist with carpet and furniture removal, packing boxes, and general cleanup.  The need is immediate.

Those wishing to volunteer need to meet at Westbury UMC in Houston by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning to then be deployed to a home in the area.

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Today, June 1, Pastor Brandi, Joel Eichler and Susan Graham are volunteering in this effort. If you would like to go on Tuesday please contact the office by replying to this email.

$1109 raised for Relief and Recovery through the Little Churches offering on May 31. Thank you all for your generous support of those affected by the recent floods.

 

Texas Flood Relief

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The Little Churches offering at DPUMC this Sunday, May 31st will be designated for Texas flood relief through UMCOR.

 

 

 

 

The United Methodist Committee on Relief Supports Conference  has issued emergency grants for Flood Relief in Texas and Oklahoma

May 27, 2015—After torrential rain caused severe flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day weekend, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has issued five emergency grants in support of relief activities undertaken by the affected United Methodist annual (regional) conferences.

Greg Forrester, executive in charge of UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response work, said today that UMCOR has issued emergency grants at the request of the TexasRio TexasCentral TexasOklahoma, and Oklahoma Indian Missionary conferences, where flooding and tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes.

In total, 18 people are known to have died in the storms and flooding across the area.

“UMCOR has been in contact with the conference disaster response coordinators in all of the affected conferences since the weekend,” Forrester said.

“Early Response Teams (ERT) have been deployed as requested,” he added, “and the disaster response coordinators are in contact with each other. It’s great to know that the trained conference disaster response teams are equipped and ready to respond to survivors of such a severe event as this.”

Some of the worst damage occurred in the small town of Wimberly, Texas, and other parts of Hays County, in the Rio Texas Conference. The conference reported on its web site that 400 homes had been completely destroyed in the area, and many more were damaged.

Rio Texas also posted guidelines for assisting flood survivors. To help out in any of the affected conferences, please visit the conference web pages by following the links above. Do not self-deploy or send unsolicited material supplies.

Your gift to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670, helps UMCOR respond to the most vulnerable people affected by this and other disasters in the United States.

Tyler Talley’s Senior Recital

The Talley famBarryandTylerily would like to invite everyone to a senior recital by Tyler Talley.  Tyler will be singing on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:00pm in the DPUMC sanctuary.

We would love to have you join us for this special event.

$858 for Van, Texas

$858 for Van, Texas with Little Church Offering

On Sunday, May 10, 2015 a tornado damages a large part of Van, Texas.

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DPUMC responded with prayer and action. Sunday, May 17th, the Little Church offering was designated for the Recovery Effort in Van. $858 was received through the offering for the cleanup and recovery.

Continue to check the website for possible opportunities to help in the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Van.

While the people of Van may no longer be in the news they still need our prayers.