Mondays, March 11-April 15
11:30 AM & 6:30 PM
Join us for a six week Lenten Study, “Journey to the Cross and Beyond” led by Rev. Larry Shores. The study will be offered at two times. Come at 11:30 am and bring a sack lunch in the Fellowship Hall or come to the 6:30 pm study in Meeting Room A. Each week’s study is 1 1/2 hours and includes reading and discussion.
MEN'S BOOK CLUB
Saturday, March 30 @ 10:30 AM
Join us in Meeting Room A for fellowship and a discussion of the book of the month.
50+ Ministry Luncheon
Friday, April 12 @ 12:00 PM
Join with folks 50 and older on the second Friday of each month for food, fun, fellowship, and an opportunity to get to know a lot of people. We have different guest speaker each month presenting on topics of interest. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted.
Easter Experience for Children & Families
Saturday, April 13 @ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Families are invited to an interactive hands-on, multi-sensory experience designed to help children connect the baby Jesus of Christmas to the Resurrected Jesus of Easter. Journey through a series of “stations”, each representing a different part of Jesus’ story. There will be snacks and a special egg for the children to take home and open on Easter morning.
BLAST! Kids Play and Praise Our God
PLEASE NOTE: We will not have BLAST in April
BLAST! is a program for children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month for crafts, songs, games, and stories designed to help us learn about our Savior and loving those around us. There is no cost to participate and all children are welcome! BLAST! is offered on the 2nd Saturday of every month. We do not meet in June, July and August.
Monday, April 8 @ 1:00 PM in Room 7
Join us for a devotion and prayer followed by a crafting project and fellowship. The Crafters is open to anyone who loves to be creative and connected.
United Methodist Women Mary Martha Circle
Tuesday, April 9 @ 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall
The Mary Martha Circle meets in the fellowship Hall at 9:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month for fellowship, refreshments, and a service project. In November, the Circle meets at 11:00 am for a potluck Thanksgiving luncheon. In December, the Circle meets at 11:00 am for a Christmas party.
Friday, April 19 at 9:00 am in Room 7
The Quilting Group makes quilts to donate to the Linus Connection. The Linus Connection is a Central Texas organization which gives handmade security blankets to children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in emergency rooms, crisis centers, foster care, battered women’s shelters, and to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives. All are welcome to the quilting group! Bring your sewing machine.
Parent's Night Out
Friday, April 12 | 6:00-10:00 PM
Parent’s Night Out is open to children ages 2 to 10. The cost is $10 per child for the night. We play games, sing songs, eat snacks and do a fun craft before settling down to watch a movie. Children arriving before 6:30 are invited to bring their dinner and eat together. Children are encouraged to arrive in their pajamas and bring a mat to lay on during movie time.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please contact Elizabeth Edmiston to register ([email protected] or 512-563-8840 or use the sign up sheets located in the Education Building breezeway.
Food n Fellowship
Sunday, April 14 @ 12:00 PM
All are invited to our monthly church-wide potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share.
50+ Game Day
Friday, April 26 @ 1:00 PM
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for dominoes, cards, and board games.
WOMEN'S PROGRESSIVE DINNER
Saturday, March 30 @ 5:30 PM
All women are invited to share in a fun dinner party experience. Make some new friends while enjoying delicious food.
Here’s how it works: Everyone will meet for appetizers and a short devotional in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 pm. Then everyone draws names (and maps) to determine where you will have your salad and main course. The whole group will then meet back in the Fellowship Hall for dessert and a closing devotional.
Participants are asked to provide either an appetizer or dessert to share.
Child care is provided. A signup table is located by Meeting Room A. For more info, contact Nancy Eckert: (512) 983-7292 or [email protected]
United Methodist Men
Saturday, April 6 @ 8:00 AM
Men of all ages are invited to gather at 8:00 am on the first Saturday of every month in the Fellowship Hall for coffee, breakfast, fellowship and service projects.
Mothers & Ministry
1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM
Mothers & Ministry is a place for moms to build community with other moms, find support and encouragement, to grow spiritually, and to find opportunities for community service.
Child care is provided.
Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
1st Wednesday of Every Month at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
On the first Wednesday of every month (except June, July and August), volunteers pack up donations of food for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program which provides food for kids in need at Camacho Elementary, our neighborhood elementary school. We are always looking for volunteers to come help pack food.
Old Time Gospel Service
Saturday, February 16 @ 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Join us in the fellowship hall for dinner and a slightly different type of service featuring classic gospel songs performed by Cade Baccus and “The Sawdust Stompers”.
Families with children are welcome, but child care is not provided.
Chili Chow Down & Baked Goods Auction
Saturday, March 2 | 5:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
We’ll have chili eat’n, a lively Baked Goods Auction, games, and a silent auction where you can bid on all kinds of things. There is no charge to attend and eat chili. Proceeds from the auctions will go to Project Transformation.
The winner of the “Best Tasting Chili” contest will win the much respected, though repulsive Stuffed Armadillo award. The baker of the item which receives the highest bid in the auction will win the highly coveted Floury Apron award.
Sunday, February 10 | 7-11 AM | Fellowship Hall
On Sunday, February 10 the Boy Scouts will be serving a free breakfast to the congregation. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, and orange juice will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 to 11:00 am.
Please come by and enjoy some breakfast!
Friday, February 8 @ 12:00 & 6:30 PM
All are invited to a free Valentine’s celebration dinner and entertainment in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 PM or 6:30 PM.
Child care is provided for children up to age 11 years old.
Please RSVP with the number of guests, which meal you would like to attend, and how many children you need child care for. RSVP to [email protected] or 512-563-8840.
Sunday, December 16 @ 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary
We will have a Church Conference to vote on the simplified structure proposal and approving the slate of nominations for the new LUMC Board and Nominations Committee.Families with children are welcome, but child care is not provided.
Sunday, December 20 @ 8:30 and 11:00 am
The Choir will be presenting “Christmas Presence”, a cantata by Pepper Choplin on Sunday, December 16 at the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. We invite you to come and welcome in the Christmas season. From the miracle of prophecy to the miracle of the Savior’s birth, this Cantata blends familiar carols with original compositions to present the timeless message of Christmas in a new fresh way. Please join us to celebrate Christ’s presence with us in song.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILD
Friday, December 21 @ 6:00 pm
All are invited to a fun-filled evening, where we will enjoy a soup and sandwich supper and build gingerbread houses. Bring a bag of candy to share to decorate with. We will provide the meal and everything else. Invite your friends and neighbors. This event is family-friendly and fun for all ages!
Sunday, December 9 | 5:00 PM
Join us for an evening of caroling in the neighborhood. We will meet in front of the church at 5:00 pm, where we’ll break into groups and go out into the community to spread some cheer! After we finish our caroling, we will meet back in the Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate and cookies.
Vacation Bible School
July 15-19, 2018
9:00 am-12:00 pm
For children ages Pre-K (Potty-Trained) Through 5th Grade
There Is No Cost To Participate
REGISTRATION OPENS IN MAY 2018
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:00 PM
Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays; what to do about coming changes; and how to discover hope for your future.
Turkey Build & Potluck Dinner
Saturday, November 10 | 6:00 PM
Join us in the fellowship hall for a potluck dinner & turkey building! After we share a meal together, we will create wooden turkeys and count our blessings! Each family will be able to work together to build a turkey, each feather highlighting something you are thankful for.
Bring a hammer and a potluck dish to share. Be sure to wear clothes you can paint in!
All materials to build the turkeys will be supplied and there is no cost to participate.
Saturday, October 27 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
Everything at Fall Fest is free!
We’ll have food, games, prizes, face painting, bounce house, family pictures, scavenger hunt, and more!
The Pumpkin Patch
> PUMPKINS IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
> SCAVENGER HUNT
> SCIENCE, MATH & ART ACTIVITIES
> PLENTY OF PHOTO OPS
Sunday, October 28 @ 5:00-6:30 PM
We will have all the supplies you need. Just bring a pumpkin, or, better yet, buy one from our Pumpkin Patch!
FAMILY FUN & MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for a FREE night of fun for the family! We have outside games, including gaga ball, jumbo Connect 4, jumbo checkers, jumbo Jenga and a kiddie wash. There will be a concession stand with drinks, popcorn, snow cones, and homemade goodies. Sales from the concession stand will go to support the Costa Rica Mission Team. All items in the concession stand are $1.00 or less (drinks are $1 and includes refills).
Emmaus 4th Day Gathering
Monday, August 6 @ 6:00 PM
Heartland of Texas Emmaus Community: Join us for a potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm followed by worship in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm. ANYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND!
Fall Bazaar & Craft Show
Friday, October 5 @ 5:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, October 6 @ 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Come and browse an assortment of handmade gifts, baked goods, craft vendors (Saturday only), bid in the silent auction, and enjoy delicious food!