Leland Stevens

Leland Stevens

January 10, 2022

Dear Church, 

This email is a follow-up to a Remind text sent earlier this morning.

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our precious Leland Stevens died this morning and has joined the church triumphant. Let us give thanks to God for Leland’s life and the countless ways he served Christ’s church, family, community, and country. 

Services are pending. 

Please continue to hold the Stevens family in your prayers. 🛐✝️❤️☮️⚓️🕊

In God’s grace and timing!
Pastor Sela
Update 1/12/22
This message informs you that Leland Stevens’ Memorial Service will be held later at a date to be determined when COVID-19 cases are on a downward trend. Please continue to keep the Stevens family in your daily prayer. 
Thank you, Pastor Sela

Neely Bingham

Neely Bingham

November 10, 1931 – January 04, 2022

Neely Bingham, a beloved member of the church, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Neely was a member for many years and shared his musical gifts with the church.
Neely was a guitarist with the band at the Sunday morning early service a few years ago.

Let us give thanks to God for Neely’s life, and everyone blessed to know him. 

Please keep Carol and their family in your prayers. 

Service is pending for a later date. 

You may view Neely’s obituary here.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Friday, December 24th
6:00 P.M.

Jean Stevens

Lois Jean Clark Stevens
October 27, 1929 – November 26, 2021

Dearest Friends in Christ!

You may have already received the news that our beautiful, musical, funny, faithful, and loving servant Jean Stevens has transitioned from this world to her heavenly home Friday morning, November 26, 2021.  

Jean and Leland joined First United Methodist Church – Taylor on May 29, 1988. Jean played the piano for the church for many years. When she retired, she would still substitute many times. Jean was active in the church and held multiple roles in the community and the public schools as a music teacher.  

Let us give thanks to God for Jean’s life, and the time we were privileged to know and serve alongside her. We are grateful and blessed to have known Jean and her faithfulness to her family, friends, community, and church. 

Please keep Leland and their family in your prayers. You may check the funeral home’s website for the obituary when it becomes available. In the meantime, here is a story about Jean posted on our website.

Memorial Service
Thursday, December 2, 2021
2:00 P.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos G. Parker Blvd,
Taylor, Texas 76574    

Interment Service
Immediately following the Memorial Service
City of Taylor Cemetery
1101 E. 4th Street
Taylor, Texas 76574

Immediately following the Interment Service
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas 76574
512-352-2593 / www.fumctaylor.org

Grace, Peace, and Love!
Rev. Sela Finau

Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale

Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, December 4th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Come and shop for all of your holiday decor, gifts, stocking stuffers, crafts, and baked goods!

Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry Volunteer Day

FUMC will serve at Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 – 10:30 AM
Sign up HERE to join us in this important community mission!

Catch the Autumn Ghost at the Pumpkin Patch!

Catch the Autumn Ghost at the Pumpkin Patch!
Sunday, October 31, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
All Hallow’s Eve Autumn Service
Special Message
Live Music
No Tricks, All Treats
Children’s Craft

Pumpkin Patch 2021

It is time for our annual Pumpkin Patch!
October 9 – 31
Monday – Friday, 3:00 P.M. until dark
Saturdays, 9:30 A.M. until dark
Sundays, 11:30 A.M> until dark
Volunteers are needed!
Please sign up HERE to work the patch.
Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive on Saturday morning, October 9th.
Come and help with unloading if you are able.

Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner

Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
(Meals provided by Christ Kelm)
Wednesday, October 27 @ 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Includes chicken fried chicken, green beans,
and mac n’ cheese
Dessert by donation
Pick up only
Tickets are $12 each
Pick up your tickets in the church office to sell!

Church Work Update

Church Work Update
The church is closed this week for abatement work.
(Monday, 8/30, – Friday, 9/3/21)
Phones are not working. 
Call or text 817-874-3533 if it’s urgent.
Email non-urgent messages to pastor@fumctaylor.org or office@fumctaylor.org.
Thank you!

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