The Apostles’ Creed by Matt Chandler is a 12 week study (with break half way).We will examine the primary tenets of Christianity. The Apostles' Creed was born from the apostles' teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history. Contact is Carol Miracle, this study meets on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at the Miracle’s house. A light meal will be served, workbooks are required.
Ruth is a women's Bible study of Ruth's journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. The second in the Living Room Series, this 6-week study delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you've ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you'll find a loyal sister in Ruth. There will be two times to meet and discuss. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. both in the Deen Building (beginning Saturday, September 21). You will need a book for this study.
Jesus Among Secular Gods is a 6 week topical study in which we will challenge society's beliefs in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and others, Zacharias and Vitale skillfully point out the fallacies in their claims. Presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in the Bible, they help you articulate why Jesus is who he said he is and defend the claims of Christ to others. This study will begin Sunday, September 29, 5:00 p.m. in the Deen Building. Contact Pastor David Cartwright, workbook is required. If you would like a book ordered for you, please contact the church office before noon, Monday, September 16th.
Start the school year out with a blessing!
Teachers, educators and other people who work with children in educational settings are invited to be honored and receive our prayers during worship on August 12th. Students and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks/work bags to be blessed! We want you to know that our church is praying for you every day of the year, but especially as the school year begins.
Russell Memorial UMC
201 S Fourth St.
Contemporary: 8:30 a.m. Traditional: 11:00 a.m.
N2N is our monthly community meal served the fourth Saturday of each month. The meal is free and open to anyone who would come. We also welcome those who are looking for a chance to serve others. Help in preparing the meal and serving in the kitchen is needed from 9:30AM until 12:30PM.
Please join us Easter Sunday, April 1, for services celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We have two services available, our contemporary service is at 8:30 a.m. in the Deen Building, traditional worship is in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. (we also have Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m.) Hope you see you Sunday!
Join us Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. for Maundy Thursday (Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday. The English word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." As recorded in John's gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).) We will serve communion. All are welcome.
Sunday, March 25
12:15 P.M. Noon
Bring your Easter basket and join us immediately after the 11 a.m. service as we hunt for Easter eggs. Open to all kids up to 6th grade. Bring your friends.
In the park behind the Deen Building
Contact the church office 903-873-2569 or Mary Keller 214/546-8786 for questions.
Our local UMW unit will be hosting the Northwest District Spring Meeting Saturday, March 4th. We will gather at 9:30 a.m. for registration and fellowship and the meeting will open at 10:00 a.m. The program will be presented by Denise Allen. Denise is employed as a paralegal in the Tyler area. She is a veteran of the Army Nursing Corp, heads the Stephen Mission at Marvin United Methodist Church, and has recently completed a course of Culture Sensitivity through a grant study at Perkins School of Theology. Denise will be talking about JUSTICE FOR OUR NEIGHBOR (JFON) and its ministry in the East Texas Area. JFON is a United Methodist ministry providing legal services, education, and advocacy for low income immigrants.
The Northwest District Learning Fair is a workshop event hosted by the district leadership team. It is intended for clergy and laity participants to gain insights on how to increase effectiveness in local church ministry. Workshops are listed below. To register (no cost) visit the Northwest District web site.
- Converting ministry into Disciple Making
- Worship Made Special
- Staff Parish Relations
- Technology in the Church
- Partnering with Parents: Influencing the Next Generations of Christians
- One Board Model (administration)
- Sharing Your Story
- Finance - Leading a Sustainable Financial Ministry
- Trustees - Managing Resources and Visioning the Future
- See How They Love Each Other (caring for the congregation)
- Campus Ministry
- Early Disaster Response
- Children's Ministry
- Greater Generosity (Legacy gifts)
The church brunch is a quarterly fellowship event that gives an opportunity for the whole congregation to gather on Sunday morning. The meal is provided by certain Sunday School classes on a rotation basis. Breakfast casseroles, muffins, fruit and beverages are served.