First United Methodist Church
Friday, February 24, 2017
To Know God and Make God Known
The church is located at the corner of Nall and Eugene Streets
(1826 Nall St. Port Neches, TX 77651).
We are three blocks north of Magnolia (FM 366) on Nall. Parking is located
in the back of the building.
The church office is open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and closed for Lunch 12-1pm.
Fridays we are open from 8am-12pm.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE & WORSHIP AT 9:00 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT 11:00 AM
From the Pastor
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4
Dear Church Family, Part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is using your God-given gifts, talents, and resources to serve the church and the world so that the Good News of Jesus Christ can be shared with others. Service comes in many forms ranging from teaching Sunday School, to singing in the choir, to painting classrooms, to serving on committees, to helping school children, to feeding the hungry, to drilling water wells in Africa, and so on. Service can take place within the walls of the church, or out in the community, or across the world, or even in your own living room. Whatever the form of service, and wherever it might occur, the point is that we are all called, as Christians, to serve. However, the question is…where are YOU being called to serve? Every Christian who has come into a loving relationship with their Creator through faith in Jesus Christ has been gifted by the Holy Spirit. These God-given spiritual gifts are to be used in order to serve in the church and in the world. In several places in the New Testament we hear about various spiritual gifts, including administration, evangelism, healing, mercy, and teaching. If you want to look them up for yourself, you can find them in Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-12, 28, and Ephesians 4:1-16. Now, you might be wondering what your spiritual gift is or if you have more than one spiritual gift. Well, I have a deal for you and all it will cost you is a little time. We have a spiritual gifts survey available for you to pick up at the church which you can complete to find your spiritual gifts. Or, if you would like, we have an online spiritual gifts survey which you can find on our website. Either way, I invite you to discover your spiritual gifts and then put them to use. Of course, that means you need to know where you can use those wonderful gifts. This Sunday (February 19th) we will be hosting a Showcase of Ministry between the two services in our Fellowship Hall. There you will find volunteers from many of the different ministries at FUMC, Port Neches. I invite you to visit our Showcase and to learn about these ministries to see where your gifts might be needed. I will also be providing a sheet that will help you understand your gifts and where they can be utilized in our church, in our community, and in the world. Our goal is to help everyone discover their gifts and to then implement them into the life of our congregation. Whether you serve in our church, or out in the community, or across the world, or from your home, your gifts are important and they are needed. We need YOU! I would like to emphasize that your service is needed in our church, but that does not mean that you are limited to serving within the walls of FUMC, Port Neches. There are many ways that your gifts can be used to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ to our community and the world. I am also aware that many of our members are unable to regularly make it out of their homes and into our church and community and I want you to know that your gifts are still important and can be used, even from your home. And if you have a new ministry in mind that might benefit from your spiritual gifts then I would love to help you to serve. The sky is the limit! Let us all serve as God has called us to serve.