Back to School – Back to Church

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Summer is almost over. School begins August 21st. Further we look forward to increased church activities. Our annual Burgers Lake trek is on August 13th. Our annual FISD staff breakfast is on August 18th and our regular Wednesday night children’s activities begin after labor day. Yes, we will have our Wednesday night Bible study, our meals and our children’s activities. …

“Hotter than a well diggers lunch bucket”

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Hotter than a well diggers lunch bucket was a favorite term used by my father-in-law, Melissa’s dad. Needless to say, summer is upon us. It is getting hot. Thankfully, not as hot as death valley which recorded 127 degrees. Yes, that is hotter than Wichita Falls which holds the Texas record of 120 degrees. Yet church goes on. We still …

“That Time Again”

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It’s that happy time again. It is time for Annual Conference. Annual conference will be held June the fourth through the sixth at First United Methodist Church in Richardson Texas. Annual Conference is the Churches main business meeting of the year. It involves all of the United Methodist Churches of North Texas. Obviously that is why we call it the …

Christopher Allen

Honor – Exodus 20:12

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Although I cannot verify it, I have been told that Mother’s Day is really not a religious holiday. Rather it was a holiday invented by the greeting card companies in order to increase their card sales. Well, whatever… I do not think that matters so much. The scriptures seem very clear that we should honor our mothers and fathers. The …

Welcome

Welcome to First UMC Forney!

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Welcome to FUMC Forney! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like that to attend …

Christopher Allen

People get Ready.

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  The Lenten season begins  on Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a time of forgiving and being forgiven, culminating upon Easter Day.  It should not surprise us, that in the early church, Lent was a time of penance or making resolutions for sins and crimes committed.  Easter, the high holy day of the church, the day of Christ’s resurrection, became the …

Christopher Allen

We Are Not Making this Stuff Up

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2 Peter 1:20: “no prophecy of scripture came about by the prophets own interpretations.” It seems that in every generation there is someone who wants to rewrite the bible. While disturbing, it is all too common. There are always some who believe that the Bible should be updated to meet modern taste and expectations. Others find the Bible too difficult …