Weekly News — Week of August 13

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Back to School Events
—– FM Kids – Bring your backpack and your family to enjoy our Back to School-Backpack Blessing Event.  We will participate as a family in a fun time to pray over our kids (Grades K-6) and their backpacks! Then laugh together with Keith Coast, Preteen Camp Pastor, from 3-5 pm on Sunday, August 27, in the Worship Center.

—– FM Students – Calling all students in Grades 7-12 to a time of prayer for the school year on Sunday, August 27, at 10:15 am and then come back in the afternoon 3-5 pm for sand volleyball, gaga ball, kickball, hanging out and food!

For more information and to register for both events, go to firstmelissa.com/events.

Christmas Musical
The First Melissa Christmas Musical is Sunday, December 10. You can be a part of this production in a variety of ways, whether your preference is in the spotlight or behind the scenes.  Go to Information Center in the foyer to learn more or email Kevin Barham at kbarham@firstmelissa.com

Israel By The Book
For 2017, we have an amazing Holy Land trip planned just for you. Learn your Bible like never before as you walk where Jesus walked. Plan now to join Pastor Trey in the Holy Land from November 28 – December 8, 2017. Registration deadline is August 28.  Go to treygraham.com for costs, trip itinerary, brochures and all the details. For more information, email radio@firstmelissa.com or call 972.838.2277. Pick up a trip brochure at Information Center.

Welcome to the Church Family
We welcome the following new members to the First Melissa family:
•  Melba Cortez Smith
•  Marilyn Jones
•  Renee Bell
•  Vincent & Jerri Caldronia
•  Gary & Lauri Welch
•  Larry & Marlo Hofmann

A look ahead…
• Summer Guest Speaker, Pastor Chad Holland – August 20 @ 6:30 pm
• Hope Cancer Support Ministry meeting – August 29 @ 7 pm
• Wednesday ministries for all ages begins August 30 @ 6:30 pm
• Bless My Church Offering – September 17
• Volunteer Expo – October 1

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