Thursday, September 20th
1556 Hwy 51, Madison
Wear your team colors
Bring Your Favorite Tailgate Food
Bring A Friend
and you don’t need this ticket to get in
Will see you there!!!
We were truly blessed during our July SAM luncheon. Not only was there the usual good food, but we were treated to wonderful music. Payton Sowers, Doris Watson’s grandson, is a talented musician. He plays thirteen different instruments and sings as well. During our luncheon he played the harmonica and piano at the same time. The music was beautiful and thrilled our souls. He later played the accordian and intrument a lot of us seniors grew up listening to, but had not heard in many years. Thank you Payton, for blessing us with your talent. May God continue to use you.
After the music, our Youth Pastor, Ryan Sawyer encouraged us as seniors. His topic was, “Three Reasons not to lose heart” (2 Corinthians 4:1-18)
First, as seniors, we carry the gospel of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5)
Secondly, senior’s are inportant to God. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9; Jerimiah 29:11 KJV; Isaiah 71:8-9) Ryan’s imphasis was on Jerimiah 29:11 in the King James Version. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” While this is a well known verse, it is important to note that in the KJV the translation reads of the thoughts God thinks toward us. He is thinking of us as seniors. Amen! Thank you Ryan for encouraging words!
Thirdly, seniors impact the younger generations (2 Corinthians 4:15; Psalm 71:8) Amen!
We had a small turnout this month. For those of you who were not here, we really missed you!
“And let us consider how to stir up one another
to love and good works”
“Because we are members of His body” (Eph. 5:30), the men’s fellowship at First Independent Methodist Church enjoyed an amazing cookout. We converged on the home of Billy & Carol Mason on May 18th and shared in conversation while our brother Billy grilled most delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. We know that where two are three are gathered in His name, He is present. I am sure He enjoyed our fellowship as much as we did. We hope you will join us next time.
We are a diverse group of believers here at FIMC. Our church is blessed to have different races and folks from an array of different states who have move to the area and have chosen to worship here. While we are serious about our Lord and sharing His gospel we also enjoy the fellowship we have with each other. One way we enjoy this fellowship is when we have Fan Day. Because we are from all over the USA we bring our favorite football teams with us. We poke fun at each other and raze each other about success and failures on the field. This one day a year we wear our team colors to church and sit with those who who are fans of “our” team. We even forgive Pastor Doug for being an Ole Miss fan, and we still love him. Afterward we enjoy a fellowship dinner in the Blend, our new youth building. Each person brings something for a nice tailgate party and the food is delicious.
Most importantly is remember who we are in Christ. While we have our fun we must never forget our Savior and the Word of God. On this Sunday, 2016, Pastor Doug preached a sermon titled: Becoming a Team Player. Below is an outline of his sermon reminding us that we are all a part of the body of Christ.
Becoming a Team Player
1 Corinthians 12:12
What should being a team player mean to me?
Belonging is Necessary to my Growth. It give me a place for my family to
learn, allows me to accomplish God’s Word, and gives me roots down in faith.
Why does ‘team church’ need a pastor/coach?
To lead, feed, and succeed. (Acts 20:28)
No one rides the bench on God’s team.
Four Words that describe the attitude of a team player.