Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Church Yard Sale

The Sew and Sews Ladies Group will be hosting the June 2nd yard sale as our part of the Castroville City Wide Yard Sale. They need Volunteers to help set up the last week of May.

 Volunteers needed to work the Yard Sale on the day. 

Furniture to clothes and everything in between. 

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Jun
3
11:30 AM11:30

Celebration Sunday Pot Luck

Join us as we Celebrate our 2018 Grads and those 2nd graders who received their going into 3rd grade promotion Bibles.  The church will provide a cake, while breaking with the "we plan out everything" Methodist tradition... the POT LUCK is truly pot luck.  Some times it is all meat, sometimes all salads, so surprise us with a dish or two you will bring to the pot luck scheduled for after worship on Sunday May 7. Stay for a while and get to know the folks who share the pew with you.

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Fajita Dinner Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser for the church. The fires are started before dawn to get the beef and chicken cooked, rice and beans come with the meal.The 28th Annual Fajita Dinner celebration at Medina Valley United Methodist Church will be after worship services on Sunday. The day before many willing hands will gathered to chop tomatoes and onions, roll tortillas, dice peppers and package cheese to go with the meals.  The bake sale table will be set up in the  the morning for sale of pies, cakes, brownies, and the ever popular chocolate chips cookies.

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

4th Annual Pet Fair

Our Castroville Community 4th Annual Pet Fair will be a free fun event for all the fur babies. Large or small they all must be on a leash, unless they are in a pen or carrier.  The day includes crafts, a  photo booth, snacks, dog demonstrations. For the horse and pony lovers, we will have a blacksmith on the grounds and offer pony rides for $5.   Vendors are welcome to apply for a free 20x20 booth space on the lawn. There is a fee for inside the hall vendor spaces. ($10 for a 10x10) these inside spaces are free to our church family members and not for and non- profit groups. A hound group will be doing a demo at 11am.  The first pet Blessing is scheduled for 9:30am. The PET Costume contest is set for noon, with a prize in the 3 different Pet sizes, small pet, medium  pet and large pet.

 

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Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Administrative Council

Administrative Council meetings are open to all and you can vote.

This group of church leaders receives reports from individuals and groups about church business such as Finance, Trustees and Social Media.

When necessary the Ad Council approves funding and programs.

Chair Sonny Lewis

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Mar
31
9:15 AM09:15

EASTER EGG HUNT

FREE Annual Easter Egg Hunt, join us as we host this community event for children 0-12.

We provide three different egg hunting areas by age: 0-4, 5-7, 8-12

If you have a special needs child let the church office know and we can work something out. (830)931-3533

For the youngest we do more treats than candy so be sure and check what is in the egg they picked up.

Light refreshments will be served in the church hall after the egg hunt.

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Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick

For over two years we have been picking up trash on FM 1957, also known as Potranco Road. Church Volunteers gather for a safety briefing at 8am in the church parking lot before heading out to our site near the school. New pickers always welcome to join us, but they must be over 7 years of age.  Community service hours are available for ROTC and National Honor Society students.

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Mar
11
to Mar 25

EASTER FOOD BASKETS

We will providing 12 Easter Food Baskets to those the MVISD office has told us could use some help in providing basic needs. You can adopt a whole basket or one item from the basket. The program will  run to March 25th.

A list of items needed will be in the church lobby.

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Mar
5
7:15 PM19:15

OUTREACH/Missions

Outreach and Missions Team will be meeting to discuss plans for the year, along with detail planning of the district clothing drive (Feb-Mar) and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Mar 31).  We will also be discussing the Pet Fair on May 12th. (We meet after Bible Study in the same room as half of the Outreach Team is in the Bible Study Class.)

We are currently in need of stuffed animals for our Prayers in the Pews program, these fuzzy Prayer Warriors are for those who need a smile and a prayer for what ever reason. Some go to homes with worshipers while some are sent overseas. 

Open meeting everyone may attend and vote.  Team Leader Annette Davis.

 

 

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Heath Issues Class

This FREE two hour session provided by Abby Figueroa of Home Helpers will be an over view of the disease processes for Dementia, Parkinson, Congestive heart Failure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, and infection control.  This is a closed class just for people who worship with us.

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Feb
11
to Mar 18

Clothing Drive

Annual District Disaster Clothing Drive working with other churches we gather gently used clothing that is in turn shipped to a processing plant to be cleaned and sized. The clothes are then stored until the next disaster.  Your donations may be in a bag or box. We will even take them still on the hanger.  No need to send anything to the drycleaners first.

Please drop off your donations in the fellowship hall after Feb 11, there will be one area set aside for donations.

 

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Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Equipping the Saints Training

Annual training event held at Boerne FUMC you can attend for free. You pay for your own lunch, or you may brown bag it.

Am Classes:Finance and Trustees, How to be a Strategically Small Church, Does your church have an Emergency Plan, others classes available

PM Classes SPRC, Caring for your Congregation and community, other classes available

Full class list available on the hcdumc.org website

 

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Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Our Special Candlelight Service will take a different format than our normal Sunday Worship.

Using the Methodist Book of Worship as a starting point we will be celebrating the with

 "A Festival of Nine lessons and carols"  We will also be celebrating with Holy Communion.

We will have our normal Sunday morning fellowship, Sunday School and worship also at the normal time.

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Santa visits

Santa will be visiting our friends at the American Legion Post 460 at 1305 Fiorella St here in Castroville. If you are dreading taking the kids to see the store/mall Santa-then this low key event is the perfect place to go. Santa is a member of the post and is bilingual.

During your visit you may take all the photos of you and yours with Santa, pets are welcome too! Each child receives a goody bag from Mrs Clause or an ELF.

We are delighted to share this event with our worshipers and the Legion motto: For God and Country.  FYI our own Paster Ev and Lay Leader Janet are members of this American Legion Post.

 

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Dec
17
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Christmas Program

Annual Children's Program for Christmas. Come giggle with the countless shepherds and angels, new sheep and Wise men as we celebrate the Lords birth. Get there early to get a good seat as worship will be crowed as grandpa and nana come to see what the grands are doing.

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Nov
19
to Dec 17

Christmas Baskets

We will start collecting food items for our second round of Community Food Baskets in late November or early December. There is a standard list that we ask you to shop from so all the baskets are the same.  You can buy one item or adopt a whole basket. The sign up sheets will be in the church lobby once we are ready to announce the start of the Christmas basket season.  The families that receive the baskets are preselected by the Federal Programs office at the Medina Valley ISD.  (These baskets will have a ham.)

(The fee for a basket adoption runs about $60-70.00 and varies yearly.)

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Oct
29
to Nov 12

Thanksgiving Baskets

We will start collecting food items for our first round of Community Food Baskets in late October  or early November. There is a standard list that we ask you to shop from so all the baskets are the same.  You can buy one item or adopt a whole basket. The sign up sheets will be in the church lobby once we are ready to announce the start of the basket season.  The families that receive the baskets are preselected by the Federal Programs office at the Medina Valley ISD.  (These baskets will have a turkey.)

(The fee for a basket adoption runs about $60-70.00 and varies yearly.)

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Oct
21
to Oct 31

PUMPKIN PATCH

 The annual pumpkin patch is a community event. We welcome Scouts, NHS, ROTC folks to join us as we set up the patch for our pumpkin sale. Community service hours can be earned by Volunteering to work a shift in the patch. The patch is open 24 hours a day for photos but sales only happen after school and on weekends.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

National Night Out

In Support of the National Night Out sponsored by the La Coste and Castroville police departments the church will host a booth at each location. The booth manager for La Coste is Shirley Hodges, she does games and hands out candy.  The booth manager for Castroville is Janet Cook, she does face painting. The location and times of the event varies so please contact the booth manager in late September if you would like to help with this fun Out Reach.

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

FAJITA DINNER PREP DAY

Put on your apron, grab the big knifes  and join us in fellowship as we prepare the Pico and clean the grills for our annual fundraiser.

We will need help chopping tomatoes and green peppers. Packaging the cheese and the Pico and wrapping the tortillas. 

Bring a dessert so it can be priced for the dessert sale table.

Normal start time around 9, join us in the fun as we gather in Christ's name for this different type of fellowship even if you can only come for an hour.

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Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Children, Youth and Vunerable Adult Training for RIO TEXAS Churchs

We will be hosting the Rio Texas and Hill Country District training workshop in the fellowship hall. This training is required for all adults who will be working with Children, Youth and vulnerable adults, either in Sunday school, Children's church, VBS, Youth Group, Camps or delivering meals to shut ins.  In preparation for the workshop you should enroll on www.safegatherings.com and complete the initial two hour training also.   

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