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 September 15, 2017


Pastor Beth begins a new series on Songs of Faith. Our scripture reading is I Chronicles 17:16-17.” Sermon title is Amazing Grace. Acolytes are Lylla Lisle and Laney Sanders. Mike Parker is our liturgist.


Service of Praise begins at 8:20am and Service of Celebration at 10:45am.

Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30am. Our nursery is open during both services and Sunday School.


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


Save the Date - September 30th Family Movie Night

Outreach News


Kaufman Christian Help Center- Urgent Need!

Due to fewer donations in the summer months and supplier issues due to Hurricane Harvey,

Kaufman Christian Help Center has an urgent need for canned soup, canned meat, macaroni &

cheese and dried beans. They will accept any non-perishable food, but these are the most urgent needs. 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.



Hurricane Harvey: Ways to Help

FUMC Kaufman will provide Cleaning Buckets and Hygiene Kits for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Check out our special page dedicated for Hurricane Relief.


FUMC Fall Golf Tournament

Our FUMC Fall Golf tournament is tomorrow on September 16 at King’s Creek Golf Club. This is going to be a fun event. We would like for everyone to come out to enjoy the day with us even if you don’t plan to play golf! Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. and we will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. This will be a “best ball” format. We will have many prizes that will be offered as well as raffle items.  Paul Murrey Ford is sponsoring a car give away hole-in-one prize.

We would like to have 18 teams total! Registration fee is $60.00 per golfer and it does not matter if you are a single or if there is less than 4 on a team. We will make sure that teams are assigned.

For more information, register as a sponsor/player and make online payments go to our Golf Page

or contact Dave Spaulding at 972-486-4307 or 214-862-7467 or email Dave dspaulding52@gmail.com.

All proceeds will go to support all of the ministries of this church.


2017 Pumpkin Patch

Fall is almost here! Time to start thinking PUMPKINS! The patch will open mid-October. Dates and times will be announced soon. Consider how you can help and contact one of the following:

Laura Marsh- class visit schedule, laurawmarsh@gmail.com

Earlene Davis- class volunteer schedule, davis1002@yahoo.com

Pam Caffey -evening volunteer schedule, pamcaffey15@gmail.com

For all other information, contact Greg Doster, gregdoster@msn.com

All proceeds from the pumpkin patch this year will benefit our Survive and Thrive Focus.


Pumpkin Patch Market

Make plans to join us for our annual Pumpkin Patch Market on October 21, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Booth spaces are $20.00 each (one parking space, on the north side of Fellowship Hall.)

This year we are adding an indoor Health Fair. Individuals and groups are encouraged to rent a

space for your home business, arts and crafts, or bake sale. Food vendors and food trucks are

wanted also! For registration forms and more information, contact Pam Caffey at




From Venetia Doster: Our Pumpkin Patch will soon host over a thousand little ones who love to

eat mini pumpkin muffins!

If you have some mini muffin pans and use the recipe that follows, we can use your help! Please

make a batch and put them in a zip lock bag and throw it in the freezer. If you prefer some culinary

fellowship, we will meet at the church kitchen on September 24 at 2:00 PM to make in mass

production. Ingredients will be provided! If you are able to make some in your home, please let

Venetia know at church or by email; vsewnice@gmail.com. It will help our planning to make the

right amount for the kids. Hopefully we will see the "Muffin Man"!!!


                         1 1/2 cups sugar                               3/4 Tsp cinnamon

                         1 Tsp pumpkin pie spice               3/4 Tsp ginger

                         1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)       3/4 Tsp Salt    

                         2 eggs                                                  1/2 Cup vegetable oil

                         1/3 Cup water                                   1 Cup Pumpkin – fresh or canned

                         2 Cups flour                                      3/4 Tsp baking soda


In a mixing bowl: Mix sugar, spices and salt together. Set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, with wire whip, whip eggs for 10-15 seconds. Add in oil, water and pumpkin. Add sugar mixture and mix for 60 seconds. Do not use electric mixer and do not overmix. Gradually add in flour and baking soda. Dip out into well-greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 48 mini muffins.


To make the icing, mix 2 cups powder sugar, 2 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice creamer, ½ tsp cinnamon, and

water. Mix with wire whisk until lumps disappear. The icing should be thin, so it will dry to just a glaze.


Sunshine Gang

After a summer break, The Sunshine Gang will resume their monthly luncheons Thursday,

September 21 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Bring soup, sandwiches, or dessert and join in the

fellowship of friends as we make plans for the upcoming months.

Contact Bobby or Carole Aga if you have any questions.



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