Blessing of the Backpacks

This Sunday (August 15) we are inviting all our kids to bring their backpacks to church as we bless them and pray over our students as they begin their new school year! If you have students in your family or neighbors or friends you would like to invite to join us we would love to see them as we lift them up before they set off into this new school year. 

Praying for our Schools

The Grimes County Ministerial Fellowship is once again coordinating the churches of our County to pray for the coming school year! This Sunday, August 15th, we will be gathering at New Hope Church (2159 TX-105) starting at 5 p.m.  We will have a brief time of praise, worship, and prayer before members from each church  are dismissed to go to their designated schools to pray.   
FUMC has been assigned to pray over W.B. Bizzell Academy (the old Webb elementary building) – 1604 Stacey St.  Please come and join us as we pray our students, teachers, and staff into this new school year!

West District Hymn Sing

Join us for a Festival of Hymns, Sunday the 15th at 6:00 PM, where we will raise our voices to sing the great hymns of the faith. We will gather in the Christ UMC College Station, sanctuary and together with churches across the District become the choir that will lift our voices to our Father in heaven. We will sing hymns, gospel songs, and modern songs, all accompanied by a variety of instruments and groups. You do not need to be a choir member to come, all are welcome! Following the festival we will enjoy Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Knights of North Castle VBS – Day 5

Join us tonight for VBS in-person at First Presbyterian church Navasota! We will be meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS. We will have food for everyone from 6:00 to 6:45. Menu includes hotdogs, chips, drinks, and a little dessert to fuel everyone up for the activity stations. The address of First Presbyterian church is, 302 Nolan Street.

Knights of North Castle VBS – Day 4

Get ready for night 4 of ‘Knights of the North Castle’ VBS! We can’t wait to see you at First Presbyterian church Navasota TOMORROW NIGHT (July 8th) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS together, in person! We will have food for everyone from 6:00 to 6:45. Menu includes hotdogs, chips, drinks, and a little dessert to fuel everyone up for the activity stations. TONIGHT you will join the fun by playing the Lesson 4 video HERE

We can’t wait to see you at First Presbyterian church Navasota on July 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS together, in person! We will have food for everyone from 6:00 to 6:45. Menu includes hotdogs, chips, drinks, and a little dessert to fuel everyone up for the activity stations.

Knights of North Castle VBS – Day 3

Get ready for night 3 of ‘Knights of the North Castle’ VBS! Tonight you will create a beautiful work of art as you make your own foil art Nativity. And you will be challenged to construct a marble maze! Join the fun by playing the Lesson 3 video HERE

We can’t wait to see you at First Presbyterian church Navasota on July 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS together, in person! We will have food for everyone from 6:00 to 6:45. Menu includes hotdogs, chips, drinks, and a little dessert to fuel everyone up for the activity stations.

Knights of North Castle VBS – Day 2

Get ready for night 2 of ‘Knights of the North Castle’ VBS! Tonight you will create a beautiful castle mosaic craft and Dragon Pop-up toy! The Dragon Pop-up is a SUBSTITUTE for the lesson 2 science project, building a catapult. Please assist your VBS camper in building their Dragon Pop-up. Join the fun by playing the Lesson 2 video HERE

We can’t wait to see you at First Presbyterian church Navasota on July 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS together, in person!

Knights of North Castle VBS – Day 1

Meet Sparky the dragon tonight at ‘Knights of the North Castle’ VBS! In your VBS supply kit you will find all you need to create your own knight and make your own snow! Join the fun by playing the Lesson 1 video HERE:

We can’t wait to see you at First Presbyterian church Navasota on July 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for the last night of VBS together, in person!

VBS is coming July 4th – July 8th!

Our theme this year is: Knights of North Castle by Cokesbury Publishing. Last year, we had a fully virtual VBS. This year, we are excited to be able to present a hybrid online AND in-person VBS experience. Once again, the majority of VBS will be done taking advantage of the online resources provided by Cokesbury, but we have built in two opportunities to gather together. We will launch our VBS on Sunday, July 4th. To celebrate everyone participating is invited to FUMC Navasota to enjoy a catered meal at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall! This will give us an opportunity to gather together in a time of fellowship before the online VBS activities begin at 6:00 PM Sunday evening. The online portion of VBS will be linked on our website and Facebook page. We will have VBS kits available for our kids at the FUMC office for pick up during office hours 8:30-12:30 Monday to Friday. Each kit has all of the material needed for each day of VBS. On Thursday, July 8th, we will invite everyone participating, and who feels comfortable, to meet together at First Presbyterian Church of Navasota from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM! Our final day of VBS will be a traditional day of fun, games, crafts, food, and Bible lessons… and the kids’ favorite, lots of dancing!

12. Jesus is buried in the tomb

Scripture: John 19:38-42

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. 41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Reflection: 

It is nearing night on this Good Friday. In less than an hour the sun will set and darkness will take over. Imagine the darkness that crept into the hearts of Jesus’ followers, friends, and family on their first night without him.

Activity:

Walk outside and look toward the setting sun. As you gaze on the horizon consider the darkness that is a life lived without Jesus. While considering this let your mind rest on people in your life who are living in that darkness and pray that they might awaken to the living Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

Prayer:

Lord, you are the true light of this world and as this day ends I thank you for your Spirit alive in me that lights my spirit on fire. I pray that fire will sustain me until the great celebration of Easter Sunday and your victory over sin and death. Amen. 

The Body of Jesus is Laid in the Tomb 1917 Eric Gill 1882-1940 Transferred from the Library 1979 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P08064