God wants us to fellowship together — in, out of church

Tina Trout Terrell and
Christie Trout Stephens

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren todwell together in unity.” – Psalm 133:1.

The car was packed down with 4 suitcases (Mike over packed, not me), three toy bags with the favorites of each kid, pillows, blankets, and snacks. This was our first real long road trip as a family. We were traveling to Chicago to see some of our really good friends.
Mike and I were prepared with a stack of movies. We had our fingers crossed that the kids would sleep and watch movies the whole drive. Little did we know, something else was in store. The kids were so good! They played together, we talked a lot, and we shared so many giggles. The time together was amazing! We definitely made some memories.
In Chicago, Mike came to life! He was able to reconnect with his friend, Ed. I think God puts certain people in your life when you need them most. Ed is one of those people. They were able to talk about work, catch up with family news, and laugh as they shared memories and made new ones.
These short times together were little refreshers-just enough to keep us going until the next time. They were such a blessing.
God wants us to fellowship together. Being together, rejoicing together, and praising together rejuvenates our souls. It’s nice to have a group to call “my people!” A perfect way to do that is visit a church on Sundays. If you aren’t already a part of one, First United Methodist Church of Diboll would love for you to join! Come fellowship with us!
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Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Methodist Choir is looking for you! Join them for practice on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Come and join the fun.
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The annual Back to School Bash is being planned now. This is a huge community-wide project that helps students in our district receive school supplies for the new school year. Collections of supplies are being taken now. Drop boxes for school supply donations are located at the following locations: DISD admin office, Commercial Bank of Texas, Brookshire Brothers, and First United Methodist Church. Monetary donations can be given to FUMC Diboll. Volunteers are needed! If your organization would like to help, please contact the church office as soon as possible.
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First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade – 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday.
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Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!