Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Kaufman

208 S. Houston Street * Kaufman, TX 75142 * 972-932-2838

Thanks to EVERYONE who were involved with this wonderful event.  We enjoyed the 1550 children who visited the Patch this year!!

Thanks to EVERYONE who were involved with this wonderful event.  We enjoyed the 1550 children who visited the Patch this year!!

Weekly Update for November 10, 2017


Please join us for worship this Sunday, November 5 at 8:20am the Service of Praise or 10:45am Service of Celebration. This week Caleb Holder will bring the message titled, Being Prepared.  Scripture lesson from  Matthew 25:1-13.


Children and Youth News:


Beginning Wednesday September 13 we will start new fall curriculum; children will begin Connect from Sparkhouse. The youth will be doing a study on Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change, designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves, and their money – and how it all works together. Matt is looking for volunteers to fill spots on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Nights. We also need two bus drivers for Wednesday night. If you feel called to help, please contact Matt at mattpate@fumc-kaufman.org


Outreach News:



It is not too early to bring a toy for Christmas for Kids! Look for collection boxes in fellowship hall and the church office. We will also have our collection boxes around town beginning the middle part of November and also need a lot of support from you with that. If you have a good contact with a local business, please ask if they would allow a collection box in their business. We are hoping and praying for not only your support, but also support from our community to make this a huge success for children that need our help.


Kaufman Christian Help Center- Urgent Need!

Our church  is now specifically responsible for supplying canned soup and canned meat.  If you can help, please bring your donations to church on Sunday or during office hours through the week. As always, they also accept monetary donations, please visit their website to donate or for more information at http://www.kaufmanhelp.org. You may also bring your check by the church office or take to Kaufman Christian Help Center.   We are told that just one dollar will provide 3 meals for someone in need. But, however you choose to make your donation, just please make it. A hungry child standing in front of an empty pantry should never happen in our town on our watch.



The United Methodist Men will host their annual Chili and Stew Supper Thursday, November 16, 5:00pm –

8:00pm at Kaufman County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 adults/$3 kids for all you can eat chili, stew, hot

dogs, & dessert provided by United Methodist Women. Tickets are available from any member of

United Methodist Men or at the door.  Raffle tickets will be available at the event and start at $2.00 each. Some of the prizes to be given away are a Stihl chainsaw, a Dewalt miter saw, a girls day out that includes a mani-pedi for two and lunch at Especially For You Tearoom. There are 30 prizes to be raffled off – something for everyone! We are excited about our new crowd-friendly chili recipe this year! Hope to see you all there! For more information, contact Ken Caffey, ken.caffey@embarqmail.com


North Texas, East District Charge Conference

All administrative council members are encouraged to attend the NTC, East District Charge Conference on Sunday, November 19 at Wesley UMC in Greenville. We will carpool from church (or take the church van if there is interest) from our church parking lot at 1:30. Charge Conference begins at 3:00pm. We should be back to Kaufman by 7:00pm


Disciple Fast Track II: Into the Word, Into the World


This year’s Disciple Bible Study is a 24 week study that will see us exploring Genesis & Exodus and Luke

& Acts. As we go into the word we will learn and apply various spiritual disciplines and be guided in

experiencing the gifts of rest and renewal. Through this we will be empowered to go into the world using

Scripture as our guide for our shared ministry. The class will start Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am in the Ad Building Conference Room. Each class session will last no longer than 1 ½ hours. Completion of Disciple Fast Track I is not required for this class. All we ask is that you bring a willingness to learn, a desire to share, and your bible. Course books are available for $32.00. Please call the office if you have any questions.


Sunshine Gang

Christmas at the Dallas Symphony - Make plans now to spend an exciting evening with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Morton Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas on Thursday, December 14th. We will hear their annual Christmas Pops program that is filled with a variety of Christmas music and entertainment. Tickets are $34 each and MUST be confirmed by Wednesday, November 15th. Our tickets are being held and may not be available at that price after that date. This price includes transportation for the first 20 confirmations. Please call Carole Aga (or leave a message) at 972-962-8939. Time and additional info will be forthcoming.


Open House at the Aga's - Please join us for an Open House Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 3rd at the home of Bobby & Carole Aga:

When: Sunday, December 3rd

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: 1703 S. Houston Street

What to Bring: Please bring a dish or Christmas snack to share

Who: Sunshine Gang and all who can come ..... All are invited

For more information, please contact Bobby or Carole Aga at 972-962-8939

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