Our traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 7:00 PM! We will wrap up our Escape to Bethlehem Advent series with ‘Escape Chaos & Find Peace’. Join us for communion and candlelight.
The students of FUMC Navasota are excited to present: ‘A Very Mixed-Up Christmas Pageant’. This Sunday, December 18th, the students will be performing their Christmas play during the 11:00 worship service. What happens when kids show up to perform a traditional Christmas Pageant…in their Halloween costumes?! Come find out in this contemporary spin on a traditional nativity play.
This is the season for singing and FUMC Navasota will once again head out to spread Joy through caroling! Join us at the church at 5:00 PM, December 18th and we will depart together to sing. (No experience/skills needed!)
Following the Gospel Brunch service this Sunday, the students of FUMC are invited to take part in some holiday fun with an Egg Hunt in October. Bring your best egg gathering basket or we will have one for you.
Sunday, Oct. 30th is a fifth Sunday. That means you are invited to join us for brunch in the FUMC Navasota, Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:30 and our worship service will start at 11:00. If you are able, please bring a favorite brunch item to share. This is a very special time of worship that we share together in a different setting but with the same Spirit!
The Kairos prison ministry began the Luther Unit Weekend #9 on Thursday night and will conclude the weekend on Sunday afternoon. Please pray for the team working inside the prison and those working outside who prepare the food for everyone. This is a powerful weekend to see the Holy Spirit move in the lives of the residents of the Luther Unit!
This Thursday, Sep. 29th, at 10:00 AM we will be setting up space for our outreach ministry with the Salvation Army. If you are available to help please join us. Also, we will begin receiving donations of clothing of all sizes and non-perishable foods to be distributed including: Canned fish, meat-based canned soups/stews, nut butters, dried beans, whole-grain cereals, rice and pasta, canned fruits and vegetables.
We begin our prayer…
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Enlighten, O God of compassion,
the hearts of your children, sanctified by
penance, and in your kindness grant those you stir to a sense of devotion a gracious hearing when they cry out to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Read the following Scripture two or three times. Romans 12:1-2
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on one or more of the following questions:
- What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
- What in this passage comforted you?
- What in this passage challenged you?
Read the scripture passage again, followed by this reflection:
How does this passage connect with the experience of your daily life?
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
How have I conformed to the ways of the world? I have seen my spiritual life grow over the years, but what is hindering me from deeper growth, a deeper inner life?
“Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
The more I surrender control of my life to God, the more I become attuned to God’s voice and how he wants my will to freely choose his will. What areas of my life need to be surrendered today?
Read the scripture passage one more time. Bring to the Lord the praise, petition, or thanksgiving that the Word inspires in you.
Complete this time by reciting the Lord’s Prayer and the following:
“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn” Psalm 37:4-6
Our annual Church conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Navasota First United Methodist Church at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
At this meeting our usual business will be conducted followed by a vote on whether or not to disaffiliate from the United Methodist denomination. This vote is for members of the church and can only be done in person.
For more information on disaffiliation visit the Texas Annual Conference website HERE
The church office will be closed September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Have a blessed holiday.