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Please also see what’s happening with Kids LINK and Pulse Student Ministries!

Announcements Kids and Youth
  • Church Baby Shower!

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    Baby Shower for Jeff and Katie Sanchez

    Sunday, March 1       5:30 p.m.

    Family Life Center

    Hosted by Parents and Youth of Pulse Student Ministries

    Congregation is Invited to Come!

     

    It’s a girl!  Jeff and Katie are registered at Babies R Us and Target. 

  • Title: “Who Lives in Your ‘Nineveh’?”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Sunday January 25, 2015
    Scriptures: Jonah 3:1-5, 10


  • Sermon Title: “Philip invited people to come see Jesus. So do we. ”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Sunday January 18, 2015
    Scriptures: John 1:43-51


  • Sermon Title “At the Border of Comfort and Demand”

    Bishop J. Michael Lowry
    Sunday January 11, 2015
    Matthew 19:16-21; Luke 9:23-26


  • Missonal Community FAQ

    by Adam Ribbeck, Discipleship Minister
    Why?
    There’s a lot of people around us today who are asking spiritual questions, seeking truth and meaning, and in a sense they are pursuing God. They are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and our family members.
    What they are not doing, however, is they aren’t waking up on Sunday morning saying “Ya know, I really need a sermon today, I think I’ll go to church!” That’s just not in their frame of reference anymore. There are still those for whom Sunday morning worship will be the “front door” of the church; but many people need a new doorway into the Christian community.

    So how do we reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
    The missional community is a group of friends who are committed to living a “sent” lifestyle. Friends who live out their “sentness” together, inviting people who are unsure about Christianity to join them along the way. Over the last four months, the Missional Community Pilot Program has been learning about how to live in these groups, and how to launch them this Spring.

    In this space, I’ll be writing some more about missional communities so that you can catch the vision and join us as we launch them at St. Philip’s. If you’re curious or you want to get involved, get in touch with me at adam@stphilipsumc.org or on my cell, 512-784-1127.

  • Super Bowl Party!

    Sunday, February 1st, 5:30 p.m. -game ends
    This year the youth are opening their Super Bowl viewing party to the entire church! Come watch the big game on two big screens in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite Super Bowl party food to share.

  • Families Restored

    Saturday, January 10, St. Philip’s is hosting this event in partnership with St. Julian of Norwich Episcopal Church. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, visit www.familiesrestored.com

    Addiction and alcoholism are ever-present facts of life in our time. Fortunately, resources are available! Some of them are spiritual ones. This conference hopes to raise awareness not only of the “culture of addiction” but also specifically of what spiritual re-sources might be available to mitigate the worst features of that culture.

  • Sermon Title: “Re-Place the Christmas Decorations”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Sunday Nov 30, 2014
    Scriptures: Isaiah 64:1-9

    Video during Sermon is from CenterLine Media: Click Here


  • Christmas Bible Study: Under Wraps

    Starting December 2nd & 3rd, we will be offer-ing a new Bible Study on Tuesdays at noon, and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. The Tuesday daytime study will be in Family Life Center Room 16 and the Wednesday night study will be in Education Ministry Center Room 11.

    This is an exciting experience where we will look at some of God’s unexpected characteristics as revealed in the story of the the birth of Jesus. It is sure to help you experience Christmas this year in a fresh new way.


  • Celebrate Christmas All Month Long!

    Dec. 13 – Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Pageant 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Family Life Center
    Dec. 14 – Choir Christmas Cantata 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM – Chapel
    Dec. 18 – Traveler’s Candlelight Service 7:00 PM – Chapel
    Dec. 21 – Holy Mackerel’s Musical Gift 9:30 Service – Family Life Center Longest Night Gathering 7:00 PM – Family Life Center
    Dec. 22 – Christmas Piano Concert 7:00 PM – Family Life Center
    Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services

    4:00 PM Children & Family Christmas – Family Life Center
    5:30 PM Traditional Service – Chapel
    7:00 PM Contemplative Service – Family Life Center
    9:00 PM Christmas Bells Service – Chapel
    11:00 PM Traditional Service – Chapel
  • Title: “How to Give”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Sunday November 16, 2014
    Scriptures: Matthew 6:1-6


  • Breakfast with Santa

    Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 29 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.! This is a wonderful photo opportunity while your children chat with Santa, and a delicious breakfast will be available from our United Methodist Men for only $6.00 per person ($20 maximum per family)

    !Santa


     

  • Love The Rock – Recap

    Recap of the Love the Rock Campaign


  • Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Pageant

    St. Phil’s Kids is gearing up for Advent! We’re preparing a “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Pageant” and will need actors, actresses and parents to pull this off! Please join us TODAY at our first meeting from 3 – 4 p.m. in the FLC.


  • Covenant Bible Study

    Starts Tuesday, September 9, 7 p.m.
    Covenant is an in-depth group Bible Study that centers around our relationships with God, with each other, and with the world.  Dr. Dale Schultz will be leading a small group through this program.

    It differs from other Bible studies in that it emphasizes the biblical concept of Covenant—the enduring commitment between God and people—as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses with us as God’s people.

    The 24-week study covers the whole Bible by moving between the Old and New Testaments—discussing books from each in a way that shows the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole. Sign up at www.StPhils.us.


  • Volunteers Needed

    Teachers and subs continue to be needed for preschool and elementary Sunday School. Please contact Kyren Schultz at children@stphilipsumc.org or call the church office at 512-244-2175 to discuss possibilities. Thank you so much!


  • Summer Vacation Bible School

    Mark your calendar and join St. Philip’s June 22-26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., for Vacation Bible School!

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  • Panama Mission Trip Opportunity

    July 4-12, Cost $1400
    If you are interested in being a part of our Panama mission team this summer, sign up at our website at www.stphilipsumc.org/youth/panama. The age limit for this trip is from Fall 2015 High School students and above. Adults are encouraged to go, even if you have no youth. After signing up you will receive more details about the mission. The last date to sign up / drop out of the trip is January 30, 2015.

  • Spring Break Mission Weekend

    March 13-16
    Mark your calendars now for our annual Spring Break Mission Weekend. We will be joining forces with St. John’s UMC, FUMC Georgetown, and Hutto Discovery UMC for a weekend of service in surrounding areas. Start off your spring break on the right foot with this great opportunity.

  • Youth Text Messaging Available

    To sign up text: @pulses to the number 512-865-4843. This service allows us to keep you informed on up to date info regarding our student ministry activities.


  • News from St. Phil’s Kids

    Last Sunday was amazing in The Tree House! During both Sunday School hours, the children assembled 60 “Blessings Bags” for the less fortunate. We talked about Matthew 22:37-39 “He replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself,” which is the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke.

    The Blessing Bags include bottled water, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, granola bars, a pair of socks, a comb and toothbrush, and a small first aid kit. The bags are to be kept in the car and shared with someone less fortunate. The kids all took bags and also shared them with the adult Sunday School classes in the EMC. Thank you to the many people who donated items and to Ginnie Colbert, Mark Wood and Deanna Feil who helped Sunday morning.