FALL FESTIVAL FOCUS GROUP LEADERS

“A Shield of Faith” – We will share ideas about getting ready to die. What we need to do to help our family and friends deal with the things we leave behind when we are gone from our earthly home. In preparation our faith in God is strengthened.

Sarah Tunnell Clark

Sarah is a lifelong United Methodist being the first born of Methodist minister James Tunnell and Carolyn Tunnell Scrimshire. The last gift from her father’s leadership was his preparation for death, he died suddenly in 1981 at the age of 48. Sarah is a lawyer and has been serving as County Court at Law Judge in Houston County (Crockett) for over 18 years. One of her responsibilities is to preside over cases involving probates and guardianships. UMW has always been an important part of her life. Sarah is completing her term as Conference Chair of Nominations.

 

“Exceedingly, Abundantly, More Than You Can ASK!”

We will pray together. The class will be Lecture and interactive. The hope is you will be encouraged. And grow in your prayer life. To God Be All the Glory! We will look at Mark 11:22-26.

 

Endrika M B West

Endrika was born in Augsburg Germany. Parents served in the Military. Endrika is a member of First United Methodist Church attending the Westchase location. She has been a member for 13 years.

In 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Levingston, she served as the Director of Prayer about 6 years. She was one of the leader’s on the Healing Team with Pastor Susan Grittman and Pastor Michelle Hall. She lead the prayer service with Pastor Grittman and Pastor Hall, and after they left, She was ask to continue Leading, and she asked her family to serve with her.   God prepared her to lead after they were reassigned to other positions. She also served in UMW FUMC as Spiritual Growth; also started her own UMW circle called Adira Batel serving in both.   Later she would go on to be District UMW Spiritual Growth- Central South, which she served two terms. Then District UMW Vice-President she served until she became, Texas Conference UMW Vice-President. She also served in her church in volunteer work and vacation Bible School every year until about 2011. She served in the choir and on the Praise Team until 2011. She served on the FUMC Administration Board as well. She attended Mission U and the Emmaus Walk #34.

Endrika West has served in the areas of prayer, teaching, speaking and more. From 2010-2014, she worked with the youth at the Krause Center and the COMET program with AISD. She has served in the community as well as Serving on the AISD Bond Committee and serving on the Pastoral Committee at AISD by invitation from the superintendent Mr. Chambers, She is not a Pastor, by invitation she sit on that committee for the community of Alief. She has served as Texas Conference UMW Vice President from fall of 2015-2016 finishing another’s term, and 2016-2018 her own term. She graduated from the Prayer Academy in 2014. She attended College Of Biblical Studies.

Endrika is married to Keith L West. Both serving as Minister’s for Our Lord. They both come from families of Minister’s and Pastor’s. They have been married 36 years. They have six children and two grandchildren and a niece they are raising. Endrika homeschooled all their children.

Endrika Brady West is answering God’s call to bring truth to all through the Gospel. Encouraging them to stay on the path that leads to Jesus Christ. In this endeavor and for every moment of this journey she gives God all of the glory!

 

“Qualities of Christians Faith”

   In my class we will focus on Qualities of Christians Faith.

 

Rev E. Lorraine Brown

 

Rev Brown was born in Greenville, Texas, grew up in small community five miles east of Greenville. She attended public school in this small community and graduated from Commerce High School. Immediately after graduation, she went to Prairie View A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Laboratory Medicine. She worked many years in Laboratory Medicine, and is a second career pastor/minister.

 

After answering her call to ministry, she attended Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, where she received a Masters of Divinity. She is an Ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is also a Certified Spiritual Director, a certification she also received through SMU’S Perkins School of Theology.

 

She has been active in various roles at both the Conference and District Levels of the Texas Annual Conference. She currently serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and hold the position of Chairperson of Clergy Mentors. Is also on the District Board of Ministry in the East District of the Texas Annual Conference and a member of the District Leadership Team.

 

She is the proud mother of three sons. The grandmother of seven granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. Her granddaughters are truly the love of her life. Rev E. Lorraine Brown is an avid lover of sports (baseball, football, basketball, and tennis). She loves spending time alone with God and in community through Prayer and Bible Study.

 

 

The Art of the Journal: Taking Time with God

 

This focus group will be about learning to take time with God by writing things down: gratitude, scripture, petitions and reflections. These will aid in guiding spiritual growth, even in the smallest of ways.

 

Ashley Johnson

 

Ashley’s class will be about learning to take time with God by writing things down: gratitude, scripture, prayers, petitions, and reflections.

 

She has been married to her husband and best friend, Michael, for 13 years. She has two spirited boys– Lex, who is 11 years old, and Rigel, who is 6. She currently work’s at Lufkin Middle School as a 7th grade science teacher and find ways to minister to her students through grace and love. She has a degree in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University; and is a graduate of UT Arlington with a Master’s in Curriculum. In addition she also has taken up art journaling as a hobby, allowing her to share her gifts even more.

She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches. She currently serves as the UMW Unit Vice President for Nacogdoches First United Methodist Church and Communications Coordinator for the East District United Methodist Women.

 

 

“The Message behind the Music”. The objectives for this focus group is to learn the origin of hymns, the inspiration in composing them and what they mean to us today.

 

 

Mattie Ordaz

Mattie is a lifetime Methodist and a member of First United Methodist Church Navasota, TX. She is currently the Minister of Music at her home church, also the song leader at Anderson United Methodist Church, Anderson, TX. She is the Pianist for the early service on 2nd Sunday’s. She’s a retired nursing supervisor, past President of the Texas Conference United Methodist women. She is the mother of one daughter, grandmother of five boys and great grandmother of eight. In her spare time she enjoys crochet, plays Mexican train and Canasta pennies from Heaven. She loves outings with the Hockley Honies Red Hat Club, and does a little Christian Comedy.

 

 

2017 UMCOR Kits Information

UPDATE: E & I –  UMCOR Project 2017, Health Kits are be brought to Lakeview 9/15-16, 2017.

We have the 2017 information on UMCOR Kits and Flood Buckets below.

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UMW “HANDS on” PROJECT 2017 FOR UMCOR 

Health Kit

Value: $12.00 

1 hand towel 

15″ x 25″ to 17″x 27″.  Kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable

1 washcloth 

1 comb

Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6″.  No pocket combs or picks, please.

Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6″ of teeth

1 metal nail file or clipper

no emery boards, please

1 bath-size soap

3 oz. and larger sizes only.  No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content, do not remove from original packaging

1 toothbrush

Adult size only, do not remove from original packaging

6 adhesive bandages 

¾” to 1″ size common household Band-Aids

1 plastic bag 

One-gallon size sealable bags only

$1 to purchase toothpaste

Assembly directions

Set the $1 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

Important notes

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
  • Please remove all packaging.
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items – nothing more.
  • DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.
  • UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste, and shipping, place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations. 

Processing & shipping costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets: $1.50.

Last updated 01-30-2015

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Cleaning Bucket

Value: $65.00

1 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid

Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.

Liquid laundry detergent

two 25-oz. or one 50-oz. bottle(s) only

Liquid household cleaner

12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water no spray cleaners

Dish soap

16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

1 can air freshener

aerosol or pump

1 insect-repellent spray

6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

1 scrub brush

plastic or wooden handle

18 cleaning wipes

handi-wipes or reusable wipes no terry cleaning towels remove from packaging

7 sponges

no cellulose sponges due to mold issues remove from wrapper

5 scouring pads

remove from wrapper
no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

50 clothespins

Clothesline

two 50-ft. or one 100-ft. cotton or plastic

24-roll heavy-duty trash bags

33-45 gallon sizes remove from the box

5 dust masks

2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

should be durable enough for multiple uses remove from packaging

1 pair work gloves

cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembling directions

Place all liquid items in the bucket rst. Place remaining items in the bucket tting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to t all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important notes

  • –  All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
  • –  All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.
  • –  If you cannot nd the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including largersizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.
  • –  If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicatingwhat has been omitted.
  • –  Cleaning buckets are only used within the United States. They are not opened to verifythe contents unless there is indication some items have been omitted.Packing kits

    Box weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.

    Shipping kits

  1. Complete two packing lists – one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
  2. Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shippinglist helps the depot to quickly process kits.
  3. Processing & shipping costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 foreach kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets: $1.50.

Last updated 01-30-2015