- Pray about getting on a budget.
- Families who are experiencing growing children without getting a raise are wondering how they can make it! Check out this great national ministry called Angel Food Ministries: . This ministry provides families an opportunity to get nutritional food at a reduced cost on a monthly basis. View the menus and enter your zip code to get connected in your community. Share this link as we help one another stretch our resources.
- Find the agencies who offer assistance in Brazos Valley, go to: http://www.uwbv.org/211/
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sometimes we wonder what it takes to move forward spiritually. We pray and ask, how do we become new? How will our journey begin and where will our faith take us? When everything starts moving forward, how will God’s plans be revealed? All these questions can be answered through experiencing faith in God. Take a pause now to spend time listening to a powerful series called “By Faith.” These messages will share insights about living ready, running our own race, receiving healing, and renewal by having faith in the love of Jesus Christ.
Listen to By Faith - "Live Ready" "Run Your Race" "Healed and Made New"
Friday, August 20, 2010
Being fully human, as well as fully divine,
you know the pressures and stress that I face right now.
I ask that you guide me as I take this test,
so that I may do my best.
Help me to use the knowledge I have gained,
in this class and all my classes to build up your kingdom,
for the good of all people. Amen
Written by David Bennett
an attitude of remaining loving regardless
of any 'affliction' that we may have.
Help us to live in peace with everyone.
Anyone who tries to taunt, tease, bully or pick
on us about our affliction, give us peace. For with
Your help, it can be easier to move beyond or
away from such afflictions/people
and allow our faith to keep us strong. Help us
remember this when it gets too difficult to not
let anger take us in the wrong direction.
We wait upon You. Help us see how we are stronger with
Your power helping us to remain loving despite anything! Amen
Praise God, Jacques Richard
Brotherhood @ 1st College Station
We also ask that You would watch over them, at home and at school and grant them proper direction so that they may learn of Your wonderful virtues. We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
Written by David Bennett
Thursday, August 19, 2010
What a great summer @ 1st College Station UMC!
What a summer; the 2010 summer temperature in College Station, Texas was blazing hot! So many days were over 100 degrees but it did not stop great things from happening @ FUMC-CS. Enjoy this slide show highlighting the Youth Car Wash, Father’s Day dedication of our prayer rails, camp send-off, new members, baptisms, Church Anniversary, Family Promise, UMW Conference, Family Swim Bash, District Hymn Sing, Habitat house warming, and Back-to-School Blessings. [ View Slide Show ] [ Listen to Rev. Floyd Polk of Lee Chapel UMC in Bryan, TX pray for 1st Church ]
- Texas Conference Story about College Students: http://www.txcumc.org/news/detail/1767
- Texas Conference Campus Ministry Form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHdsM1BtS1hfN2hnNHRSTEFFTEc0bFE6MQ
- Article about 40 Days of Praying for our College Campuses:
- Prayer Site for the 40 Days of Prayer: http://pray40.com/
- General Board of Higher Education - Scholarship info (deadlines have expired for 2010 but keep it on your 2011 list): http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3475011/k.33E/Loans__Scholarships.htm
- http://1stcollegestation.org/study.html Study @ 1st College Station:
Please share this with our grad college students (I do not have their emails) and all families with students in college. Keep the prayers going up for God to move by faith on all the needs that college students have throughout their educational preparation season. God hears us and guides us through all things...thanks be to God.
Let me know how I might assist and support you...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
UMW – Amanda said she would love to come speak and give her testimony once she recovers. She has a story to tell.Let’s continue to keep Amanda in our prayers.
Please pray this prayer for the O’Neal family.
“Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for Amanda and Johnny O’Neal. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, kidney disease, and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.” (By Jesus' stripes Amanda is healed!)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
At the point when I was introduced to Family Promise it was still in the plan¬ning stages. My Pastor then, Kenneth Green, asked me to meet with Ann Park and Sara Loeppert to see if this would be a ministry the church would consider as an outreach ministry.
After this initial meeting at Hastings in College Station in the summer of
2007, First Church officially became a I host church in August '07. I can recall there being only 4-5 churches involved including First Church-CS at
I serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for First Church-CS and a volunteer for
the Day Facility. Initially, volunteering at the Day Facility had become an
everyday event. I had to laugh at myself when I realized that most of my time was spent at 1806 Wilde I Oak Circle during that first year. The 2-5:15 time slot and my work schedule fit perfectly allowing me the time to spend at the Day Center. No, I am not there as much as in the past. But I will continue to be a volun¬teer at the Day facility.
At First Church-CS, it is my responsibil¬ity to oversee that everything is ready to welcome FP guests when they ar¬rive. As a matter-of-fact, it was a bit overwhelming preparing for the very first Rotation. First Church-CS is
a small church with a small member¬ship, but the members have such BIG HEARTS. At the beginning of this program, even I questioned if First Church would be able to do this. Immediately, the doubt was erased when some creative and ener¬getic volunteers began planning how to section off our sanctuary allowing ample space to accommodate 14 guests comfortably. First Church
opened its doors October 19, 2008, to 13 FP guests. When only 2-families
are in the program it has become more convenient to set up in the Nurs¬ery and Lab rooms. The First Church Family believes we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Beginning with the 2010 rotations,
there have been great changes for the better. More volunteers have been
recruited from the "Powered Singles on Pursuit." This group of singles is doing a magnificent job in covering areas from preparing meals - staying
overnight and driving in the AM. It is no longer necessary for me to be at the church every day. Parents are bringing their youth and children to fellowship/socialize with our guest children. Wendi Peterson is the influ¬ential force behind all of the new volunteers. This group was a much needed unit, in that, some of the re-sponsibilities were lifted from many of the original volunteers who have been there for every host week since we became involved in Family Program.
I enjoy most being able to provide a safe space for families to stay to¬gather; to see them reach goals they've set for themselves to regain their independence.
I am proud to be a part of this won¬derful ministry and I wish it was some way that we could get the idea over to other churches that becoming a host church is relatively easy. If your church can't host families, connect with another church and do what you can or volunteer on your own.
[ View News Letter]
Monday, August 16, 2010
[ Family Promise of Bryan-College Station ]
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 8th was a great day in the Lord as 1st Church College Station experienced the sacrament of Baptism. Both children and families were blessed when the body of Christ embraced God’s grace during the baptismal service. Additionally, the remembrance of baptism celebration encouraged all to remember the love of Jesus Christ. Enjoy this slide show and be a part of a blessed day @ 1st Church College Station... [ more info about Remembrance of Baptism ]
Monday, August 9, 2010
I am a member of Talkshoe.
My beloved in Christ, I am very happy what God is using
you to do at this End Time. I do really appreciate your
concern for taking the Word of God to the mass. As a
man of God I sense in my spirit that having you in
Ghana to teach preach etc the gospel will be
deliverance, peace, joy ans togetherness to the
kingdom of God.
We found your Church website very interesting
because we share the same Vision, the Same Faith,
and common goal to win souls for Christ, musical
inspiration, blog, and also empowered existing Christian believers to be strong in the
Dear Daughter of God Pastor Jacqui King We will be very happy if you will
accept our INVITATION to come to Ghana.
Since we got your website we became so much proud because we believe that sharing
the word of God with us the kingdom work in Ghana , Africa as a whole will move as expected.
Therefore I would really appreciate if you could reply to enable us start our preparation
and also you cam ask more about us. Church Website and my number:
I would be waiting to hearing from you soon.
May God Bless you
Apostle David Adzaka