Sep
8
to Dec 7

COAT DRIVE

We will be hosting a COAT DRIVE to support Eagle Pass United Methodist Church. Included in this drive are hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New coats are most welcome as are clean gently used coats.  We need coats for kids, teens and adults.  Clean extra blanks most welcome also. Diapers have been asked for also.

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Oct
24
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.  The Pumpkin Patch Shift sign up sheet is managed by our Lay Leader Janet Cook you can reach her via the church office. On the 31st we host a Lawn Party on the grass out front, stop by as Church members wear costumes and hand out candy! Feel free to park in the parking lot for” free” while you trick or treat our neighbors.

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Dec
14
8:00 AM08:00

Adopt A Highway Litter Pick Up

As part of our Out Reach to the community we adopted a section of highway near the Potranco Elementary School on FM 1957. Once a quarter we pick up trash on a two mile section of the road. No one walks the whole two miles as we send out teams of two and three along various sections of the road. Normally we are done with the pick in a hour and a half.  First time pickers MUST meet in the church parking lot at 8am for a safety briefing.

 

  

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Dec
28
to Jan 18

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

We  will be ringing the hand bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at our local Walmart on Wednesdays from 11am to 7pm. You can sign up to ring as a team or family.

Money raised will stay in our area(Medina Co)  to support such thing as the Angel Tree program, and emergency disaster support.

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Apr
11
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.

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Apr
12
7:00 AM07:00

Easter Sun Rise Service

Our Community wide Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7am on Houston Square, near the Le Parc Independent Living Center at 501 Madrid St. Look for us on the grass near the center of the park.

Le Parc Independent Living Center is allowing us to use their facility to provide a free breakfast after the service for those attending the sunrise service.

At 10:30am we will have a service at the church.

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Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

National Night Out

In Support of the National Night Out sponsored by the La Coste  police department. The church will have a booth. Our booth manager for La Coste is Shirley Hodges, she does games and hands out candy. Contact Shirley in late September if you would like to help with this FUN Out Reach.  KIDS WELCOME and fur babies too!

La Coste event is Tuesday Oct 1, 6-8pm in the park near the tracks.

 

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Sep
29
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 31st 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 morning for sale of pies, cakes, brownies, and the ever popular chocolate chips cookies.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

FAJITA DINNER PREP DAY

Put on your apron, grab the big knife  and join us in fellowship as we prepare the Pico and clean the grills for our annual fundraiser. Please bring your cutting board!

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

Bring a dessert for the bake sale table.

Normal start time around 8, 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. Yes school age children and teens can come and help.

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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Back to School Fair

Our 5th annual Back to School Fair is still a work in progress at this time.  This fair is for incoming 6th graders who the District Office has identified and will be receiving limited amount of gym gear and school supplies. Worshipers are welcome to Volunteer to assist at this event. Please contact our Lay Leader Janet Cook.

 

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Mar
1
to Apr 17

Clothing Drive

Our annual clothing drive for disaster survivors.

Our own Hill Country District in partnership the the Seventh Day Adventist church collects, sorts, cleans and bags our donations for shipment to the next disaster. Please no prom dresses but they take belts, hats, gloves, fanny packs and tote bags. Half used boxes of diapers and depends also welcome.

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Dec
2
to Dec 16

Christmas Baskets

We will start collecting food items for our second round of Community Food Baskets in 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
28
to Nov 11

Thanksgiving Baskets

We will start collecting food items for our first round of Community Food Baskets in 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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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Education Sunday

This special Sunday we honor and bless all those who  work in or attend school. New 3rd graders will receive a Bible embossed with there name. During worship we will bless backpacks, totes and briefcasea whatever you carry your school work in..teacher or student.

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Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

First Aid, CPR and AED training

This Training class is open to the community. The fee for the class and the certifying is $55 per person. You must be at least 12 years of age to attend the training. This is a one day class is being offered on two different days.  Call the church office (830) 931-3533 to book your seat in one of the classes.

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Jul
28
2:30 AM02:30

First Aid, CPR and AED Training

This Training class is open to the community. The fee for the class and the certifying is $55 per person. You must be at least 12 years of age to attend the training. This is a one day class is being offered on two different days.  Call the church office (830) 931-3533 to book your seat in one of the classes.

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Jun
25
to Jun 29

Vacation Bible School

Our FREE Vacation Bible School Program includes a bible story, singing, crafts, games and a light snack every evening. Our VBS is lead by trained and certified church Volunteers. Our VBS program is for children entering Kindergarten this fall to those who just finished the 5th grade. .

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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Church Yard Sale

The Sew and Sews Ladies Group will be hosting the June 1st 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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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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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
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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Jun
24
7:00 AM07:00

Mens Breakfast

Our second men's breakfast of the year is in the planning stages, and is shaping up to be just as fun as the first meeting.  So who is brining the twenty five pounds of bacon?

The sign up sheet is in the church lobby. Someone has already signed up for the devotional and the cooking so you just need to focus on what you are bringing.

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Jun
3
8:00 AM08:00

INDOOR YARD SALE

We will be taking part in the Castroville area city wide yard sale on Saturday June 3rd

You may start brining your boxes of donated items for the church to sell. If you need someone to pick up your items call the church office M-Th 9-12at 830-931-3533 to arrange pick up.

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May
24
to Jun 7

Treats for TROOPS

The church is collecting food/snacks along with fun items like books and water pistol to ship

to the TROOPS as part of an Out Reach -Missions project.

TREATS FOR THE TROOPS(You do not need to get everything on the list!)

Slim Jims or Jerky, Vienna sausage or tuna

Can opener

Homemade cookies (NO CHOC CHIP, label what is in them)

(Store brand choc chip okay)

Microwave popcorn, crackers, pretzels

Gum, Lifesavers and mints, candy that is not gel or cholate based

Seasoning packets (soy, salsa, taco, etc)

Plastic jar or canned salsa, cheese and bean dip

Pringles or chips in a can

Plastic jar peanut butter, jelly too

Nuts any kind, small packages

Canned fruit small cans

Paperback books (used ok, comic books to novels)

Writing paper and envelopes

Greeting Cards & stamps (for all occasions to send home)

Frisbees, balls, and water pistols

Fancy soap & body wash

Hygiene wipes, panty liners

DO NOT INCUDE

Anything with chocolate, caramel, fudge

Gel or aerosol

No POP TARTS they melt

Nothing fresh but cookies

No drink mixes

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