May 21, 2013 Updated
Youth Choir Video Up
The video of the Youth Choir's performance last Sunday is now up right here.
May 21, 2013 Update
May 19 Sermon Posted
Reverend Gifford Long's sermon for May 19 is posted here.
May 18, 2013 Update
Youth Mother's Day VIdeo Up
The video of the youth for Mother's Day is posted right here.
May 18, 2013 Update
Our Graduating Seniors
Congratulations and best wishes to the following:
South Grand Prairie High School
Dakota Liles (grandson of Ron & Margaret Liles)
Booker T. Washington Academy for Performing Arts, Dallas
Keller High School
Kelsey Lewis (great-granddaughter of Lavonia Lewis)
Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Candace Anne Hartsell (granddaughter of Ben & Mary Ann Hartsell)
Kasey Noelle Davis (granddaughter of Barbara Nelson)
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA
Raven Forrest (granddaughter of Barbara Nelson)
May 14, 2013 Update
Report on UMW Immigration Study and Event
From UMW President Jeanne Green:
"The study went very well. We had visitors from Axe Memorial, Plymouth Rock and Faith Methodist churches, as well as Walnut Ridge Baptist to study with us. Gifford remained for the entire study. The instructor, Rev. Jo Biggerstaff, is a retired deacon in full connection with the UM church. She is a certified Director of Christian Education."
May 11, 2013 Update
Farewell from Associate Pastor Scott Anderson
Thank you so much for the memories during my time at First United Methodist Church Grand Prairie. You all have done so much for me these past couple of years, and I could never thank you enough for that! I have grown to love this church very much, and have nothing but high hopes and optimism for the future of this congregation. If there is anything I can ever do for any one of you, please don’t hesitate to look me up, wherever I am, and give me a call. You will always be in my heart forever.
May 8th, 2013 Update
Associate Pastor Scott Anderson's Last Sermon Posted
Associate Pastor Scott Anderson's last sermon on May 5th is available right here.
May 1, 2013 Update
New Special Music Posted
The Chancel Choir and Flutists Sean Manley and Cassandra Pittman's special music performance is posted here.
March 28th, 2013 Update
Easter Cantata Video Up
The video of our 2013 Easter Cantata, "The Power of the Cross" is up right here.
March 26th, 2013 Update
New Garden Pictures Up
Pictures from the Garden Work Day last weekend are posted here.
March 25th, 2013 Update
Lessie Vonner featured on United Methodist Church's website
FUMCGP member Lessie Vonner is featured on the United Methodist Church's website as part of the focus on Women's History Month in March. Go here to see the article.
March 22nd, 2013 Update
Nathan Judy's Special Music Posted
Nathan Judy's Special Music for UMW Sunday is posted here.
March 20th, 2013 Update
New UMW Sunday God Moment Posted
The God Moment for UMW Sunday is posted here.
March 9th, 2013 Update
UMM Habitat for Humanity Project Pictures Posted
Pictures of the UMM Habitat for Humanity project and their March breakfast are posted here.
March 6th, 2013 Update
Pictures of Youth Events and Activities Posted
Pictures from several youth activities and events have been posted right here. They include Confirmation, the Bishop's Rally, and the making of the Banner and duct tape crosses.
February 3rd, 2013 Update
UMW Chili Cook-off Report
We raised slightly under $500.00 this year.Thanks Charlie Smith, Charlie Crouch, Thaddeus Vick, Ron Blackwell for setting up...Joe Arredondo for securing the cheese, etc. Lizz Shirey for photos.
1. Texas Pulled Pork - Gifford Long
2. Bread Pudding - Brenda Jonas
3. Gooy Chocolate Surprise - Larrissa Judy
4. Cabbage and Sausage
5. Vermont Chili? Shrimp/Noodles
1. Mike Sheffield Award - Lisa Vick "Lisa's Famous Super Bowl Chili" (103)
2. Ron Blackwell "Good Ole Texas Chili" (tie)
3. Glen Simpson - "Goldi Locks"(tie)
4. Zach Armijo - "Take Down"
5. Roberta Sheffield - "Sugar & Spice"
6. Buffalo Fire
8. Pavo Chili con Dientes Pequenos
9. Judy Ranch Chili
10. Natural Cowboy Chili
11. The Lady and Lass Garden Chili
13. Tom Jonas' Concoction
Pictures for the event are right here.
February 12th, 2013 Update
Scout Sunday Pictures Posted
Scout Sunday pictures are posted right here.