Weekly News — Week of August 19




Welcome to the Church Family
We welcome the following new members to the First Melissa family:
John and Debbie Cave
John and Lynne Broadway

HOPE Cancer Support Ministry
Is your family or loved one encountering difficulties due to illness? Or, perhaps you feel led to serve others who are facing these stressful, traumatic times due to sickness? If so, you will want to join others at the August meeting of HOPE Cancer Support. It will be held Thursday evening, August 30, from 7 to 8 pm in Room A201. For more information, please contact Jonnie Davis at jldcrafts@gmail.com or 214-578-3324.

Embrace Brasil Mission Report
Embrace Brasil is a ministry organization based in Lamarao, Brazil. Led by Vitor and Amanda Freitas, they strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a community full of hurt, confusion and emptiness. The mission of Embrace Brasil, as they primarily serve the youth of this impoverished community, is to “embrace them where they are, proclaim Jesus as Savior, and, in love, empower them for a fulfilling future.” Make plans to attend their mission report NEXT Sunday, August 26, at 6:30 pm in Room A105.

Men’s Ministry Serving Others
Men, there is an exciting opportunity to serve coming up on Saturday, September 1! FM Men’s Ministry will meet for a breakfast at 7 am in The Café for a time of prayer and fellowship. They will then proceed to various duties from handy-man to honey-do’s as they serve in the IMPACT WIDOWS ministry. Please reach out to Dan Goddard at men@firstmelissa.com or call 972-984-8959 for more information.

Bless My Church Sunday
Jesus motivates us to be generous with our time, talents and treasures. Join us on our mission to reach people globally with the life-giving message of Jesus. Pray now about how you can give generously to God’s work at First Melissa during the Bless My Church Offering, Sunday, September 9.

Looking Ahead
• Men’s Huddles return THIS week, on Mondays or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm.
• MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) begins Thursday, September 6.
• Discover Membership Lunch, Sunday, September 9, 11:30 am.

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