Sisters in Grace
Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens
“You have been faithful in handling this small amount…Let’s celebrate together.” -
It’s party time! Christie and Jessie both celebrated their birthdays in September. They have such busy lives that they had to wait until this weekend to party. Christie let Jessie pick a couple of friends to take to Build-a-Bear Workshop in Houston. Because she invited Emma, I decided to crash the party and go too.
I really don’t get to spend as much time with my sister as I’d like. We’re both swamped with our own little families and our jobs. It’s also hard just to do things for yourself right now, so this little trip was exciting.
What a treat! After getting to Houston, we enjoyed an amazing dinner where the girls drank water out of wine glasses to be fancy. The waiter just giggled at them. At the hotel, the girls went for a late night swim in the indoor pool, and then we cuddled into our beds. Christie and I had a bed each to ourselves while the girls slept on a pull out bed in front of the television. It was great! Maybe a little too great because Christie said I snored loudly all night. The next morning, we got up and had breakfast in the hotel dining room. The staff was extremely nice, and the food was delicious. Next, we were off to the mall. The girls were excited. We went to The Galleria, and it’s been years since Christie and I had been there. We were a little excited too. We ooohed and ahhhed over things in the windows that we’d never be able to afford (and some things we’d never buy even if we could afford them). Our most important stop was Build-a-Bear. The girls picked and created the cutest stuffed animals ever. The lady that helped make them was so wonderful. I got teary-eyed hearing her explain how special this toy was as the girls held the tiny hearts in their hands and made special wishes on them before placing them in the stuffed animal. That was a celebration in itself.
I love that I got to celebrate with Christie and Jessie. Fun and celebrations are important parts of Christian faith because it’s encouraging and uplifting and helps us see the good in life. Make time to celebrate with those that you love!
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Why join us? Are you looking for a sense of belonging? Are you craving a connection to faith but cannot find where you truly belong? Come give us a try. First United Methodist Church, Diboll, has much to offer!
Worship, Family, Community, Faith
We are here to worship at Diboll FUMC! Worship is at the heart of our services providing a personal, spiritual connection through song; Bible based services, and connection to like believers. Family – We are part of the family of God, but we are also a close knit church family as well. We love, support, and grow in Christ together. Community – The congregation supports our church community, but also the community of Diboll. Our goal is to be the “hands and feet of Jesus Christ” in Diboll. We partner with community organizations and other local congregations to make Diboll a wonderful place to be. Faith – Our church is so lucky to have a support system of faith. Our members have a strong connection to the Lord and offer faith based prayer and support.
We have a class for every age and every way! From the very young to the young at heart, we have something for you. We offer couples classes, women’s, men’s, and children’s Sunday school along with Youth each week. Sunday school begins at 10:00am each Sunday morning. Join us for coffee fellowship at 9:30am in the fellowship hall.
Children and Youth Ministry
U.M.Y.F., United Methodist Youth Fellowship, is a time of connection and fellowship for young adults grades 6-12. Youth meet Wednesdays at 6:30 and Sunday evenings at 3:30. The Young United Methodist Youth, Y.U.M.Y.’s, meet weekly at 3:30-5:30 on Sundays. YUMY’s provides worship for children grades PK4-5th grade.
Music and Choir
Can you make a joyful noise? Then the FUMC Diboll choir wants you! The Chancel Choir is under the exquisite direction of Nita Hurley. Practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. Seasonal cantatas are held for Lent and Advent Seasons. The FUMC choir proudly participates in the local, Diboll Community Choir events.
We want to welcome you with open arms. We want to make you feel at home with us. Please join us and allow us to serve you. All are welcome brothers and sisters in Christ. Come home to Him. Let us know what we can do to serve you.
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Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!