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Upcoming Events
DEC

17

SUN
contemporary service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during services
DEC

18

MON
Cub Scouts
6:00 PM
DEC

19

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DEC

20

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
DEC

24

SUN
contemporary service
8:30 AM
in the Family Life Center
Sunday School
9:30 AM
For all ages
Traditional Church Service
10:45 AM
Nursery and Children's Worship offered during services
DEC

25

MON
DEC

26

TUE
Boy Scouts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DEC

27

WED
Emmaus Reunion Group Meeting
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Women's Emmaus group meets in the Ed. Building, The Men's Emmaus group meets in the Family Life Center. Nursery upon request
Pathways
5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
UMYF
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
begins again
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Sanctuary
DEC

28

THU
Hooks & Needles
4:00 PM to 5:00 AM
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Missions

At FUMC Lockhart, we have a variety of opportunities for Hands-On Mission work

  • Caldwell County Christian Ministries Food Pantry
    We meet at the Food Pantry at 8:30am on the Third Monday of each month to prepare grocery sacks for the Food Pantry clients. Please join us as we reach out to our local community in this outreach ministry.

     
  • Habitat for Humanity
    The Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity  is currently building our third Habitat home in Lockhart.
    For more information on CCHFH, or to join our group, please contact Jody King at 512-559-1135. Everyone has a talent that can be used to "build hope in our community." 
     
  • Knitting Ministries
    The UMW Hooks and Needles  Group meets on Thursday afternoons at 4pm. Their current project is crocheting hats, scarves, lapghans and shawls for cancer patients, the homeless, foster children, and residents at the nursing home.  Please contact the church office for more information.
  • Threads of Love
    The Threads of Love Quilting Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. They will have a program to discuss new projects, blocks of the month, charity sewing, etc.  Bring a drink and a light snack to share.  All ages are welcome!  Contact Diana Villa at villabear04@aol.com, or the church office for more information . 
  • Meals on Wheels
    We deliver hot lunches to the Lockhart Community during the months of September and December.  Please contact the church office if you would like to volunteer for this community service. 

     
  • UMW Card Ministry
    Volunteers meet on the 4th Tuesdays of each month at 11:00 am to create lovingly handcrafted cards for our church.

     
  • ELF, or Emergency Life Fund
    Our church is a point of contact for many in the community looking for help with groceries, gasoline, medical bills, etc.  In addition to HEB gift cards, we will also provide a personal hygiene bag.  Please contact the church office to volunteer to help keep a supply of these bags available for our neighbors.  

     
  • Golden Age Home
    Our church has been supporting this Assisted Living Facility for many years. Please contact the church office for more information.

     
  • Angel Tree
    Each year, Karla Field provides an Angel Tree for the members of our church to purchase Christmas gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated in a local prison.
  • UMCOR Mission Projects
    School Kits:    In 2017, our members collected over 30 school school supply kits and our Threads of Love sewing group sewed the cloth school bags.      

    Cleaning Buckets:   After the devastating  floods from the Hurricanes in 2017, our members contributed more than 30 cleaning buckets to help replenish UMCOR's supply.  
      
    UMCOR's supply of cleaning buckets is still low.   Instructions for filling the buckets can be found at

    https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning

    Take buckets to the church office for shipment.  

In addition to the Hands-On Missions, an altar rail offering is collected on Communion Sundays at FUMC Lockhart, currently the first and third Sunday of each month, to provide donations to these mission projects: 

January   1. ELF, FUMC Lockhart's Emergency Life Fund.
This fund allows our pastor to help the needy in Lockhart when they come to the church asking for help with groceries, electric bills, and other necessities.

                     2. UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe.

February  1. Our Scouting Program. Our congregation has been supporting this Scouting program for 100 years!
                 
2. Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity. Providing home repair or new construction for those in our community needing a hand up.

March       1.  One  Great Hour of Sharing - A Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. 
                      AND:  Salvation Army - Founded in 1865, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name, without discrimination.
                  2. Rio Texas Conference Disaster Relief
- Offers aid in the midst of natural disasters.

April         1.  Methodist Children's Home in Waco - Provides services to children and youth daily through residential care, foster care and other services.
                 2.  Easter Sunday:  World Vision - 85% of World Vision's total operating expenses are used for programs that benefit children, families and communities in need, throughout the world.

May           1.  Foundation for the Homeless - During 2016, more than 1200 adults and children used Foundation for the Homeless services to prevent, end or reduce family homelessness.
                      2. Lighthouse 2911 - Helps families, children and teenagers succeed, and build a better future.

June          1.  Caldwell County Christian Ministries  - Providing food and other services to residents of and transients through Caldwell County. 
                   2.  UM Army - Rio Texas Conference - Providing Christ centered missions that serve people in need, and promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth and young adults. 

July            1.  Crop Walk - Church World Service program to End Hunger in the World, one step at a time. 
                   2.  VBS - This is our opportunity to open the doors to our church and share God's fellowship with the Lockhart community.  

August       1.  No More Malaria - A program to prevent malaria, around the world. 
                       2. Heifer International -  A program to empower people to turn hunger and poverty in their communities into hope and prosperity. 

September 1.  Rio Texas Conference Disaster Relief - Provides caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. 
                    2.  Stephen Ministry - Lay care givers trained to provide Christian care to the congregation, and to our local community.  

October      1.   UMCOR, Puerto Rio Relief - United Methodist Committee on Relief, providing help to Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane.  
                    2.  Lydia Patterson Institute -  Provides an environment where Christian faith, values and knowledge converge to give students the education needed to succeed.

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