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A Letter from Pastor Cindy


From My Heart to Yours,
Some very important things will be happening in my life and in the life of SFUMC in the near future and I want to share these exciting opportunities with you. First of all, on Friday, August 9th, I will be boarding an airplane bound for Nairobi, Kenya, via Dallas, Qatar, and finally Nairobi. This 20 hour flight and once in a lifetime opportunity is being provided by World Vision. This is a Christian organization that does good work all over the world. I will have the opportunity to see for myself all the wonderful ministry that is happening around the Nairobi area. Once the trip is over, I will be sharing my experiences with you and and we will pray together about how SFUMC can possibly be involved with World Vision and the outreach to the people of Kenya. I am very excited about this great adventure and ask that each of you keep me and all of us going on the trip in your prayers.
Secondly, I will soon pass around a list offering people the opportunity to have me come and visit you in your home. The last time I did this, I was blessed beyond my expectations by the chance to get to know many of you better. If I visited you last fall, please wait to sign up until others have had the opportunity. Visiting church members and regular Sunday attenders is one of my favorite things to do.
Thirdly, beginning in September, I will offer a new Sunday School class aimed mainly at the younger couples and singles of SFUMC. This class will start with the Nicky Gumbel "Alpha" book. It is a wonderful look at the basic precepts of Christianity and what they mean to each of us.
There will be a video each week and then time for discussion. The class will be from 9:30am to 10:20 or so each Sunday. So, if you are somewhere between 20 and 45 you are invited to attend. There are quite a few of you who are part of the church and this will be an opportunity for you all to come together and get to know each other better. If you have any questions about the class, please give me a call.
And finally, beginning in September, the order of worship at 10:45am will be changing somewhat. We will have what is called a "Blended" worship because it will include both modern and traditional worship elements. Never fear, we are not jumping into a full blown contemporary worship format. There will be some guitars and songs that are maybe not in the hymnal, but there will also be at least one traditional hymn each week. The choir will continue to have special music each week and I will still be preaching. The purpose is to have a time of worship that somehow bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary worship styles that will offer a worshipful experience to everyone. I encourage you to come expecting to worship the Lord and focus on praising God each and every Sunday.
May God be glorified in all that we say and do inside and outside of SFUMC as we strive to represent Jesus well. To God be the glory.
In Christ,
Pastor Cindy

Director of Programs / Music Director

New Cook Teams Forming


     With September approaching we are anticipating larger crowds on Wednesday evenings for our family dinner and evening worship.  The teams who have been providing meals this last year have done a spectacular job and will be rewarded with a star in their crown, but they could use a little help.  Several members have already stepped up and asked if they can help.  Others are out there, I am sure, just waiting for the chance to serve their church family a delicious meal.  This is your chance to serve… literally. 

     If you would serve on a Wednesday night meal team which would never be responsible for more than one night a month and hopefully less, please let me know by calling the church office and giving Sandra your name.  If you have a group of friends who would like to work together as a team, please give Sandra a call and let her know who will be on your team and who your contact person will be.  The church # is 512-237-3325.



Our Wesley Nurse
Sharlene Scheler RN BSN
August 2019

Fitness and Exercise: Working Out When You're Over 50

You Need Exercise Now More Than Ever

Let's face it: A 50- or 60-year-old body isn't the same as a 20-year-old one. You won't be able to do the same things -- nor should you. But exercise is key to your independence and a good quality of life as you age. So what do you need to think about to be healthy without hurting yourself?

What Exercise Does

You lose muscle mass as you get older, and exercise can help you rebuild it. Muscles also burn more calories than fat, even at rest, which will offset your slowing metabolism. Exercise helps stop, delay, and sometimes improve serious illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis. It can help your brain stay sharp and keep you from falling into a funk.

Types of Exercise

Young or old, everyone needs different kinds. Cardio or aerobic exercise gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe harder, which builds your endurance and burns calories. Strength or weight training keeps your muscles ready for action. Flexibility exercises help you stay limber so you can have a full range of movement and avoid injury. Balance training becomes important after age 50, so you can prevent falls and stay active.

Choose the Right Activities

Lower-impact exercise, with less jumping and pounding, is kinder to your joints. Some activities provide more than one type of exercise, so you'll get more bang from your workout buck. Definitely pick things that you enjoy doing! Your doctor or physical therapist can suggest ways to adapt sports and exercises, or better alternatives, based on the limitations of any medical conditions you have.

Simple and effective! It builds your stamina, strengthens lower body muscles, and helps fight against bone diseases like osteoporosis. It's easy to work into your day. You can go solo or make it social. At a moderate pace, you'll get exercise and still be able to chat with a friend or group.


If you like to sweat a bit more when you exercise, try jogging to get your heart rate up. As long as you take it slow and steady, wear the right shoes, and take walking breaks, your joints should be fine. Soft surfaces, like a track or grass, may also help. Pay attention to your calves and hips, with extra stretching and strengthening to lessen your chance of injuries.


It doesn't really matter what kind: ballroom, line, square, even dance-based aerobics classes like Zumba and Jazzercise. Dancing helps your endurance, strengthens your muscles, and improves your balance. It burns a lot of calories because it gets you moving in all directions. Research shows learning new moves is really good for your brain, too. Plus, you could be having so much fun, you might not notice you're doing exercise.


Much of the benefit of this sport comes from the walking: an average round is more than 10,000 steps, or about 5 miles! In addition, your swing uses your whole body, and it requires good balance -- and calm focus. If you carry or pull your clubs, that's even more of a workout. But even using a cart is worth it. You're still working your muscles and getting in steps along with fresh air and stress relief.


It's especially good when you have stiff or sore joints, because your legs don't have to support your weight. The action gets your blood moving and builds muscles on both the front and back of your legs and hips. You use your abs for balance and your arms and shoulders to steer. Because there's resistance, you're strengthening your bones, too. Specially designed bike frames and saddles can make riding safer and easier for various health issues.


Racquet sports, including tennis, squash, and badminton, may be particularly good at keeping you alive longer and for lowering your chance of dying from heart disease. Playing tennis 2 or 3 times a week is linked to better stamina and reaction times, lower body fat, and higher "good" HDL cholesterol. And it builds bones, especially in your arm, low back, and neck. Play doubles for a less intense, more social workout.

Strength Training

Muscle loss is one of the main reasons people feel less energetic as they get older. When you lift weights, work out on machines, use resistance bands, or do exercises with your own body weight (like push-ups and sit-ups), you build strength, muscle mass, and flexibility. It'll make things like carrying groceries and climbing stairs easier. You can join a gym, but you don't have to. Digging and shoveling in the garden counts, too!


You can exercise for longer in the water than on land. There's no weight putting stress on your joints (and making them hurt), and the water offers resistance to build muscles and bones. Swimming laps burns calories and works your heart like jogging and cycling, yet you're not likely to overheat. The moisture helps people with asthma breathe. Water-based exercise improves the mind-set of people with fibromyalgia.


Actively holding a series of poses will stretch and strengthen your muscles, as well as the tendons and ligaments that hold your bones together. Mindful breathing makes it a kind of meditation, too. Yoga can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure and relieve anxiety and depression. Check out different styles and classes to match your level of fitness and what appeals to you.
Tai Chi

This quiet exercise is sometimes called "moving meditation." You move your body slowly and gently, flowing from one position to the next, while you breathe deeply. Not only is it good for balance, it can also improve bone and heart health. It may help ease pain and stiffness from arthritis. It might even help you sleep better.

How Much?

If you're in good health, you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio activity a week. It's better when you spread it out over 3 days or more, for a minimum of 10 minutes at a time. Also spend time at least twice a week specifically working the muscles in your legs, hips, back, abs, chest, shoulders, and arms.
Generally speaking, the more you exercise, the more benefit you get. And anything is better than nothing.
Start Slow

This is especially important if you haven't been exercising for a while or when you're starting some new activity that your body isn't used to. Begin with 10 minutes and gradually ramp up how long, how often, or how intensely you exercise. Need motivation? Track your progress, either on your own or with an app or online tool like the National Institutes of Health's My Go4Life.

When to Call Your Doctor

Chest pain, breathing problems, dizziness, balance problems, and nausea when you exercise could be warning signs. Let your doctor know sooner, rather than later.
Your body isn't going to recover as fast as it used to. If your muscles or joints hurt the next day, you may have overdone it. Dial it back and see what happens. Check with your doctor if the pain continues.

United Methodist Ladies
The Methodist Ladies of FUMC of Smithville met at Winchester Methodist Church.  Their minister, Pastor Trisha, gave the opening prayer and devotional.

The group then went next door for cookies and a cold glass of tea provided by the Winchesters ladies.  Linda Hart was hostess.

After a good time of visiting, the ladies gathered at the Ice Cream Shop.  They had fun selecting their favorite ice cream before heading home to Smithville.

Attending were 8 members and 2 guest:  Terry Conrad, Linda Allen, MaryAnn Walborg, Judy McAbee, Heloise Long Castle, Judy Johnson, Her granddaughters, Claire and Carolyn, Helen Stogner-Mick and Dianna Ewen.

Smithville Methodist Men News

No Methodist Men pancake breakfast
In August or September


Youth update from the Upper Room:
As mentioned before, building a youth group from scratch is a marathon, not a sprint, so we’re still recruiting youth to start attending our youth group.  The last official youth group we had, there were 4 youth, which included a young man that has started coming here recently, and he is a Junior.  We got to join in on the fun with the visiting youth group by meeting them at Lost Pines 8/Film Alley for bowling and video games, where Pastor Cindy proceeded to beat our group in bowling.  We’re thankful for having a pastor that will still take time out to go have fun with the young people!!!  We had a lot of fun!!!  One of the best things about our time with the visiting group was their praise and worship time in the evenings.  The music was uplifting, and the messages given were inspirational.  The sweetest moment though had to be when their entire group came up to our youth room, and everyone laid hands on the person in front of the other, and we all prayed for our youth group, and the youth of Smithville in general.  It was a very touching moment.  It was GREAT having them here, and we look forward to having them next year.
Youth involvement in the church:
Our youth have continued to be involved in church activities.  In July, our youth were active by helping serve meals on Wednesday nights, reading scripture in Sunday services, picking up church attendance sheets, turning off lights, blowing out candles, taking up the offering, giving the lesson for a Wednesday night youth group, setting up the FAC for the memorial service, working in the prayer garden, and by working side by side with the youth group visiting from Dallas in Vacation Bible School.
Youth on the move:     
Our youth have been busy by preparing for school, band, and the upcoming year in sports by attending summer workouts.
A word from the Director of Youth Ministries:
Thank you again for another month of prayer, and support for the youth department.  We have taken on a project of a Blessing Box, and it has already had a positive impact in our community.  The original intent was to provide reading books on the Smithville ISD summer’s reading list for young people from 6th grade through high school, and to also provide snacks and tracts for young people in need in our area.  This is another way to show young people we care for them, we’re here for them, and also to help get more young people on our campus.  Not only does it provide a temporary need, but the tract inside leads them to Christ.  Please continue to pray for the current and future youth of Smithville First United Methodist Church.  

Gordon Cyr, Director of Youth Ministries
(832) 859-2331 cell or office (512) 237-3325

2019 VBS

Thanks to everyone who helped with VBS 2019, “Go to Nineveh!”  So much fun!  So much love!  So many things learned about God, about love and even about Jonah!  Thank you Church!



Diabetic Bingo on Tuesday's from 2pm to 4pm, at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Activity Center.

The cost is FREE.

The winnings will be food, household needs like dish soap, laundry detergent. It is a come and go bingo. Come and join the fun. You do not need to be diabetic to play and win.

For questions call Sharlene Scheler RN Wesley Nurse at 210-259-3733 or email Look forward to seeing you and having fun.

Emmaus News
Thank you so much for signing the list of all the SFUMC Emmaus community members on Sunday, 7-21-19. I will get a group email list together so I can send out reminders and to share names of those wanting to form reunion groups, to get on prayer vigils, to help make agape and to just give us a way of communicating with one another.
Please plan on attending and help us to welcome our guests as:

Smithville FUMC hosts the August Cathedral Oakes Emmaus Community Gathering at 6:30 pm, 8-20-19.

The evening will begin with a Pot Luck Dinner in the Fellowship hall followed by a wonderful worship service with great music. Terry Carmack will be giving the 4th Day talk. It would be very nice if we could provide special music to have during communion.  

Anyone interested in attending a 72 hour Walk to Emmaus spiritual retreat is invited to join us for dinner and worship that evening.

The next La Grange Women’s Walk is scheduled for March 19-22, 2020 and Heidi Stone will be the Lay Director of that Walk.
The Men’s Walk in La Grange is now scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 in La Grange.

De Colores! 

Terry Carmack (512)237-0087(texts preferred or email:


Bible Study Update

No Sunday at 6:00 pm Bible Study during the month of August.

Bible Study will return on September 1, 2019.

  Food Pantry:
  Needs volunteers on Wednesday mornings.  

Church Office:

Needs 1 volunteer each Wednesday from 10-12 to cover the phone during the weekly staff meeting.
Drivers Needed:
For rides to church and doctor appointments.  If you would be willing to serve Christ in this way, please call the church office at 512-237-3325.
Smithville Community Clinic:

We are always looking for volunteers to help out to do basic office/receptionist duties. Please contact Brianna Temby at (512) 237-0647.

New Hope Respite:
  Needs volunteers on Thursdays in the FAC.





WEDNESDAYS @ 9:30 am


Prayer is a sacred practice that works in ways we can’t even begin to comprehend. As Christians, we have faith in God’s plan, but can you explain the peace or comfort you experience in the midst of grief or trials? Do you ever need a moment in the middle of your busy-ness week to pause and recharge? Come to the chapel and quiet your heart. Prayer is personal. Prayer is powerful. You will find your life enriched as you pray. Suzanne and Neta meet each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Come as you are, come when you can.

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:26-27 NRSV

New Hope Respite 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursdays

 FUMC Family Activity Center


This spring, I was asked to keep the congregation updated regarding the Alzheimer's walk that is held in Smithville every year.  Members were unaware that New Hope Respite had a team last year & walkers from the church wanted to be included in our team. In fact, our team was number 1 in donations. We welcome everyone to become part of the team.  Funds from the walk  stay in the Austin area and help to assist Alzheimer's Texas to provide classes as well start-up funds for respite programs such as New Hope Respite.  We received  such a stipend in the fall of 2014 to begin New Hope.  Please consider joining the team, making a donation or both.  We welcome you.  The walk is Saturday September 21, 2019, beginning at 'The Towers'.  To register as a 
walker, to donate, or both, just click on the following link
In the event you would prefer not to register on line, we will have forms available in the church office to complete and Rob Robinson will be glad to get you registered.  Please help us to make the walk of 2019 a success.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • Judy McAbee, Aug 2nd
  • Jerry Rose, Aug 2nd
  • Austin Floyd, Aug 6th
  • Gordon Smith, Aug 9th
  • Dennis Wild, Aug 9th
  • Terry Conrad, Aug 10
  • Kallie Gilbreath, Aug 11th
  • Charles Keathley, Aug 12th
  • Ronnie Lanier, Aug 12th
  • MaryAnn Walborg, Aug 12th
  • Tom Bettes, Aug 16th
  • Matthew Holder, Aug 16th
  • Sandra Mohr, Aug 17th
  • Krys Dube, Aug 18th
  • Frances McGilvray, Aug 25th
  • Mary Ann Lueders, Aug 26th
  • Mike Dehmer, Aug 28th
  • Karen Jones, Aug 28th
  • Terri Krueger, Aug 31st

Ted & Terri Krueger
August 2nd

Glenn & Joyce Ginder
August 16th

John & Kathy Burleson
August 17th

Howard & Mary Burns
August 23rd

Joseph & Beverly Cooper
August 26th

James & Betty Richardson
August 26th


Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Hosea 11:1-11
  • Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 830)
  • Colossians 3:1-11
  • Luke 12:13-21
Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
  • Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 (UMH 783)
  • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
  • Luke 12:32-40
Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Isaiah 5:1-7
  • Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 (UMH 801)
  • Hebrews 11:29-12:2
  • Luke 12:49-56
Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Jeremiah 1:4-10
  • Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)
  • Hebrews 12:18-29
  • Luke 13:10-17


We invite all students,
      teachers and
educators to bring their
  backpacks with them
to worship on Sunday,
  August 25th, as we
fill them with a special blessing
  for the start of the
      school year.


FUMC Smithville

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Fun Facts about the Month of August
  1.  The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx.
  2. August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere.
  3. August’s flower is the gladiolus. The flower was discovered in Africa in the 17-18th centuries and was initially used as food (don’t try this at home!).
  4. The name “August” was given by Roman emperor August, in 8BC. Until then, the Romans called August “Sextilis” meaning the sixth month of their calendar. Augusts claimed this month his own because most of his victories occurred during August. Many other versions of the name designate this month as Harvest Month.
  5. Famous birthdays in August include Barack Obama, Herman Melville, Hulk Hogan, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Madonna, Robert DeNiro, Peter O’Toole and Cameron Diaz.

August is...
Admit You Are Happy Month
American Adventures Month
Audio Appreciation Month
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Catfish Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children's Vision and Learning Month
National Eye Exam Month
Family Fun Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Goat Cheese Month
Happiness Happens Month
Immunization Awareness Month
National Back to School Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Panini Month
Peach Month
National Picnic Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
Sandwich Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
Win with Civility Month
August Quotes
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- William Shakespeare

"If the first week in August is unusually warm,
the coming Winter will be snowy and long."
- unknown

"August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor."
- Henry Rollins

"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs."
- Henry David Thoreau

"What dreadful hot weather we have! 
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
- Jane Austen

"If a cold August follows a hot July,
It foretells a Winter hard and dry."
- unknown

"Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood."
- Gloria Swanson

"I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease ... observing a spear of summer grass."
- Walt Whitman

"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme

"For every fog in August there will be a snowfall."
- unknown

"Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat." 
- Ann Landers

"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summer day: 
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, and took them quite away!"
- Lewis Carroll

"For every fog in August,
There will be a snowfall in Winter."
- unknown

"There's a time each year that we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees'es and sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day's work is over, then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying, each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time."
In the Good Old Summertime, Lyrics by Ron Shields

June 25, 2019
Council Members Present:
Tom Bettes
Gordon Cyr
Doug Floyd
Pastor Cindy Layton
Judy McAbee
Trisha Menasco
T. K. Orsak
Non-Council Members Present:
Courtney August
Patti Herndon

  1. Trisha Menasco called the meeting to order and Pastor Cindy Layton offered the opening prayer.
  1. Treasurer’s Report – Courtney August emailed a copy of the Treasurer’s Report to the members prior to the meeting for review, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes.  At the meeting, she presented available funds in General Funds and Gifts & Memorials along with a Profit & Loss statement.  Courtney advised that contributions were down for the month. Pastor Cindy Layton had a question regarding the Profit & Loss statement. Treasurer’s report was approved online.
  1. Approval of Expenditures in Excess of $500 – Discussion on Group Recovery regarding equipment needed to cut down the tree in the prayer garden so Pastor Cindy made a motion to give a donation of $500 out of the Prayer Garden Funds, Patti Herndon seconded. Motion passed. It was advised that pictures of the tree would be needed for insurance purposes.
  1. New Business – Tom Bettes brought up a discussion regarding needing new speakers in the sanctuary. The cost would be between $250-$500 (no approval was needed.) What we have works but is outdated. Discussion continued on the need for more technology and how to make the sanctuary a more welcoming area. More lighting was discussed. The inside bricks are starting to crumble. Wiring needs to be updated. Eventually we may need to have a major capital campaign.

    Marcia McClure submitted a detailed report prior to the meeting from the Prayer Garden Committee, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes.
  2. Trustee’s Report – Doug Floyd advised that Chris will continue to do the lawn care but it may cost extra to mow in smaller areas. It has been a concern that he does not let the office know when he is on the campus and that he needs to turn in invoices in order to be paid. The trustees are still looking for LED lights for the Administration Building. Kinds and prices vary. Patti Herndon suggested that we have a trustee work day in the future. Doug advised that the air conditioning in the parsonage is now working.
  1. SPRC Report - Confidential
  1. Pastor’s Report – Pastor Cindy gave an update on Annual Conference held in Corpus Christi.  Tom Bettes, Julie Smith and Pastor Cindy attended the conference. She gave the Board and update of events happening in the life of the church. Pastor Cindy expressed her concerns about low attendance on Sundays possibly due to members traveling for the summer. A detailed copy of the Pastor’s report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes
  1. Director of Youth Ministries Report – Gordon Cyr reported that the youth had their first big event on June 21. There has been an outpouring of donations for items requested. The youth still needed a ping pong table. Working on getting the kids to be involved in the church. The Dallas youth will be having a worship time in the FAC during the week of VBS and all are invited to attend. It was recommended to add picnic tables to the carport of the Education building and make it a hot spot. A love box for books and other items was also recommended.
  1. Director of Programming Report – Patti Herndon gave an update on the progress of VBS planning. Youth from Dallas will help again this year. The theme this year is Jonah and the whale. November 9th will be the Fall Festival and Quilt display. A women’s retreat is being planned for after the festival in November.
  1. Old Business – A discussion regarding the projector and screens need attention and that a large ladder or scaffolding may need to be rented.
Next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m. Patti Herndon offered the closing prayer. 
Minutes taken and recorded by TK Orsak.
FUMC's Calendar
Upcoming  Calendar events:

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Special Event - Youth Bonfire - 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Health Fair 10:00 - 2:00 Rec Center

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Emmaus Gathering - FAC - 6:30 

Friday, August 23, 2019
Movie Night FAC

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Blessing of the Backpacks during Worship

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Administrative Council Meeting 6:30

  • Dorothy McNeely – Dianna Ewen’s Mother
  • Josephine  Mcgregor – Friend of Janis Vasek
  • Cari Nally-Geraughty – Associate of Reed Morgan
  • Lynn Dale
  • Mark Srubar–Brother of Jean Lastavica
  • Richard Pifer-Friend of Karen Boehk
  • Katherine Temby
  • Cherrell Rose
  • Buddy Turner- Friend of Kathleen Caso - Clock
  • Patricia - Sister of Suzanne Hinnant
  • Ann Isaac - Friend of Penny Ackerman
  • Preston & Ellie Kyle - Robin Barton’s friends      
  • Ted Krueger
  • Ken Harris
  • Leticia Walborg - MaryAnn Walborg’s daughter-in-law
  • Clients of Food Pantry
Newsletter Submissions
Newsletter Guidelines: Submissions must come from churches or organizations directly related to the First United Methodist Church and include ready-to-publish copy and accompanying graphic. Deadline for submission is 10:00 am the Friday before the week of publication. Publication is based on relevance and space available. Newsletter submissions/questions may be sent to

Your Church Staff

Rev. Cynthia Layton, Pastor
Patti Herndon, Director of Programs
Sandra Mohr, Secretary
Courtney August, Treasurer
Gordon Cyr, Director of Youth Ministries

Phone: (512) 237-3325
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