First United Methodist
Church Mt. Pleasant
202 South Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Choir Practice: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
On Sunday nights from 6:00 to 6:30p.m. we have devotional time
featuring contemporary music and singing.
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Mt. Pleasant FUMC.
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"We strive to be a church family that worships together acting as one body using our talents to share God's love by reaching out and leading people to Christ, making disciples of them, and nurturing them to Christian maturity."
Dear Members/Friends of Mt. Pleasant FUMC,
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Tom Spellings to our church as our new pastor. Rev. Spellings was appointed to Mt. Pleasant First United Methodist Church by Bishop Bill McAlilly and the Nashville Area Cabinet of the Tennessee/Memphis Conferences after much prayerful consideration. We believe that sovereign God has prepared Brother Spellings well and sent him to lead us in fulfilling the plans and purpose. He has for us in the next season in the life of our church.
Rev. Spellings and his wife, Gail, are coming to us from First United Methodist Church of Humboldt, Tennessee, where he has served as senior pastor for the past three years. Previous appointments have included the Gleason First/New Valley UMC charge (four years), the Maury City/Floyd’s Chapel UMC charge (four years), and the Rutherford/Salem UMC charge (four ½ years), all in West Tennessee. He was the resident chaplain for St. Matthew’s Wesley Home and served as the Spiritual Director of the West Tennessee Emmaus Community.
Rev. Spellings has a B.S. degree from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia; an M.A. degree from The American University in Cairo, Egypt; and a Master of Divinity in Theology from Memphis Theological Seminary. He plays the guitar and enjoys using it in leading worship and during weekly pastoral visits at St. Matthews.
Brother Tom and Gail have been married since August 8, 1987. They have three adult children: Tom, 26; Jamie, 24; and David, 21. Gail has been working as a teacher’s aide in the local schools of their appointments.
The Spellings will be moving into the parsonage on June 28 and establishing their new home. Rev. Spellings will lead us in worship for the first time on Sunday, July 10. The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is planning a welcoming luncheon for the Spellings after worship on July 10th. Please plan to participate.
We look forward to the gifts and work God has for us in the days ahead. Please pray for Brother Tom and help him get off to a great start on his new appointment with our church family.
In His Name,
Stuff happening now!
We will be helping Family 2 Family with backpacks for Mt. Pleasant Elementary School as our Christmas in July project. Families in need of assistance will receive school supplies and a backpack at the Back to School Bash on August 2 at the Community Center. We will be providing supplies for 25 of the 385 backpacks. Tags with the supply list will be available on July 3 and will need to be turned in July 24th. The Evangelism Committee will stay after church to stuff the backpacks. Please help get them off to a good start! Any group, class, family, or individual that would like donate any additional money please contact Sara Hines or Eve Holden. This project is a massive undertaking that involves the whole community and is so very much appreciated by the school and the families. Missions has already given and we thank them!
Church History Clean-up - July 12th
We have boxes and drawers of old Church materials that need to be sorted through, organized, and preserved or cleared out. There are photographs, pamphlets, old bulletins, receipts, letters, etc. Some things are one-of-kind items are from as far back as the late 1800's. There are many old bulletins and articles with a lot of duplicates that need to be disposed of. Anyone who is interested and willing to help please meet with Liz Whitwell in the fellowship hall on Tuesday Morning: July 12 from about 9:00 to 11:00.
From the Director of Christian Education, Don Kerce
From the Desk of the DCE:
Thanks to Tricia and George for stepping up and facilitating the new “COVANANT” class. They have eleven Disciples’ in that class and I have heard that it is a very interesting study with a lot of class participation. The congregation may want to look into the next eight weeks study that will start soon. We’ll announce it in the bulletin.
Also, Thanks to Janice and Marvin for continuing with the Disciple IV study. They also have some devoted Disciples in their group also.
Jesus in the Gospels is also going strong. We find some very interesting comparisons to New Testament and Old Testament scripture.
We are looking forward to our Advent study this year. We are going into a study by a pastor at Lake Magdalene Church in Tampa, Florida. He has giving this study as a donation to God and His works in Mt. Pleasant UMC.
If you aren’t attending Sunday school, you are missing some very interesting study material. Let me take this opportunity to invite you to one of our classes. We are studying the NIV bible series at the present time in the Book of Acts. The Ladies have started a Ladies study and we have studies for all other age groups. We have a nursery open for Sunday school and church services.
Don Kerce, DCE
Isaiah 35:7 (NRS)
the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
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Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.