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Angels we have heard on high….

When you hear of an angel what image pops into your brain?  Maybe someone beautiful, with blond hair, wings, and a halo?  Despite this image everytime an angel shows up in the Bible the angel has to tell the person do not be afraid! This Sunday we get closer to Christmas day as we hear the story of the angel telling Mary of who Jesus is.  It is an amazing story that calls us to dig deeper into our faith.  The music and heart of the season still shines even in these crazy times. I hope you will join us on either Facebook Live or Youtube Live. Join us Sunday at 11 am!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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The Music of Christmas…

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?  I love music and especially Christmas music.  It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without singing carols and playing music on the radio.  The one bright side of returning to online worship is that we can sing again!  My favorite carol has always been Joy to the World.  I love the lyrics and how upbeat it is.  This Sunday we celebrate Christmas and music by joining the traditional services Christmas Cantata.  I hope you will join us on either Facebook Live or Youtube Live. Join us Sunday at 11 am!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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The Heart of Christmas…

What makes it Christmas?  What are the most important parts of the Christmas celebration for you?  What can you not live without?  This Christmas season as we deal with COVID and our isolation we will ask what is The Heart of Christmas?  What makes it Christmas and what can we not live without?  If we stripped away all the presents, the lights, the decrations, the cooking, and the parties is it still Christmas for us?  This Sunday we ask those questions and talk about John the Baptist.  Join us Sunday at 11 am!

This Sunday we are online only worship due to the spike in COVID cases.  Join us Sunday at 11 am on both Facebook Live and Youtube Live.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Looking for a Worship Leader!

First UMC Ignite Worship Leader
Job Description

Ignite Worship is the modern worship service of First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie.  We are looking for a passionate and faithful worship leader to join our community.  We worship on Sundays at 11 am.  The worship leader will be a leader in our faith community, lead dynamic and passionate worship, and create the strategy and vision for musical worship.

Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly 11 a.m. Sunday worship service and weekly music rehearsals.
  • Be a leader in our faith community, participate in non-worship planning and fellowship activities when possible.
  • Manage and schedule worship team.

Requirements

  • Strong lead vocals.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage the congregation in worship.
  • Keyboard or guitar player is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for modern, contemporary Christian music. 
  • Committed to be an active disciple of Jesus Christ.

Hours: 4-5 Hours a week (3 hours on Sunday, remaining time is flexible)
Salary: $200-$250 a week (depending on experience)

Interested?
Send recording of you leading worship and resume to travis@fumcgp.org


122 N Center St, Grand Prairie TX 75050

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A new kind of Advent…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I hope you will take the time to see the many blessings around you, even right now in a hard year.  I hope you will find moments of thankfulness even in a holiday that will be very different. It will be a different day, but we know God is at work.  This coming Sunday we kick off the celebration of the Advent season. We will listen to the call of the prophets, and I am very excited that my very good friend Rev. David McMinn will be preaching.  He is the Campus Minister at the University of Texas Wesley Foundation.  I hope you will join us for both on a Sunday that promises to be a blessing.

This Sunday we return to online only worship due to the spike in COVID cases.  Join us Sunday at 11 am on both Facebook Live and Youtube Live.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis