Wednesdays are a big night for us here at Argyle UMC, and we want to invite you to connect with this community in one of our favorite ways—through a shared meal! All are invited to dinner on Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm. Each week, the menu will be sent out on the Sunday prior to each Wednesday and you can register online for meals individually or through a semester pass. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Tolin at email@example.com.
Borman Elementary students wear uniforms every day to eliminate the distractions and insecurities kids sometimes associate with what they wear to school. UP ministry provides these uniform items each year at the beginning of school and then, again, when the weather gets cooler.
This November, we will be providing the uniform items along with new coats and socks. We are also providing some pantry items that the kids snack on when they get hungry.
UP ministry is collecting monetary donations to help purchase the required uniform items since they are very specific. We have also included a sign-up link below for the other items if you prefer to shop on your own. All donations will need to be delivered to the church by Noon on November 19th.
When we share a meal with family and friends, we are doing so much more than eating. We are building our community, strengthening our lives and learning to love each other freely.
Everyday God is doing amazing things in our lives and in our church. A lot of those good things happen around tables and food with good friends and people we love to live life with. In Tables, Tailgates and Take Out we are going to look at how God’s people gathered around tables and food in ways that not only filled stomachs, but fed souls.
UP Angels is our Christmas angel tree mission. We provide toys, clothing, and necessities for families in Argyle and Denton. You can adopt a child or family! This sweet mission provides Christmas blessings to many families.
UP ministry adopts angels from Argyle and Denton each Christmas. This year, we are hoping to bless close to 200 kids, so we need your help! You can adopt one or two kids or an entire family. We can also take monetary donations if you don’t have time to shop.
You will be able to pick-up a tag in the church foyer starting on November 19th until December 3rd. The tags will be on the tree after Thanksgiving, but will be available the week before in case anyone wants to take advantage of the deals after Thanksgiving. Return all gifts, unwrapped, by Sunday, December 10th no later than 11am. Please include your tag so we know which child your gifts are for.
Thank you for blessing these kids during the Christmas season!
Our consumer economy has hijacked Christmas.
While we love made-for-TV movies, food, family and gifts, Christmas is about so much more. It is a conspiracy - a revolutionary act by God to ultimately undermine the power of sin and darkness in human history. In God’s work of Daring Grace, God risked taking on human form so that we could know the power of a love that can change the world and transform our lives. Beginning Nov. 26, we will recall God’s willingness to hear us in our greatest times of darkness, step into the fragile times of life with us, and give us the strength to live with Daring Grace.
Join the Argyle UMC staff and friends as we read Pauses for Advent together each day beginning on November 27. Join us on the Argyle UMC Facebook page at 7 AM each morning for reading, stories and prayer. Books will be available beginning November 5 for $7 a piece at the welcome desk or by contacting Jennifer Tolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on one biblical word of wonder each day of Advent. Pausing for a few moments to read Hudson’s meditations on the word for the day will guide readers to a deeper understanding of Advent. Hudson also briefly explores the lives and thoughts of 4 significant characters in the Christmas story, encouraging readers to immerse themselves in the dramatic story. His simple approach provides a doable daily practice and gently leads readers to discover how they can open their hearts and lives more generously to God.
DECEMBER 15 | CONCERT 7:30 pm
Our choir is hosting a Christmas Concert with a love offering going directly to the hurricane relief fund. Come and enjoy an orchestra, hand-bells, lessons and carols, and an anthem that Anastasia Markina has composed and dedicated to our church. If you are interested in joining the choir only for this cantata, you are welcome!
All Christmas Eve Services with have Candlelight.
10:00 am | Family Service
12:00 pm | Contemporary Service with Communion
3:00 pm | Family Service
5:00 pm | Traditional Service with Communion and Argyle Chancel Choir
11:00 pm | Traditional Service with Communion
We are hosting the HSNT Community, the Denton Wesley Foundation and other Community partners to share a Thanksgiving Meal with us at our Community Table. This is always such a wonderful opportunity to share God's love with our community.Serve and host our community partners by preparing food to share at our meal!
On Sunday, October 29th from 4-6PM, we will be hosting our annual Fall Fest. This is a free community event to build relationships with families in our community. There will be Trunk-or-Treat, inflatables, games, a cakewalk, DJ music, face painting, prizes to win, snacks and treats, hayrides, and more Fall Fun! All are welcome to join us for the fall festivities!
During our Living Rich sermon series, we invite you to Live Generously and Give Generously with your life. On Sunday October 29th, you will have an opportunity to give generously by donating blood to Carter Bloodcare. You must bring your photo ID to donate. With this act of Generosity, each person who is donating is contributing to at least 3 lives.
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm in Portable 1
This class offers the participant a connection with others and an opportunity to grow in God’s love and grace through engagement with spiritual disciplines and discovering the difference it makes to live out a commitment to Christ through covenant membership in the United Methodist Church. Learning how to participate in our mission to transform our world one relationship at a time by taking the next step along the path as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Often, when people come to the church, they have questions. Those questions can range from details about why certain churches do what they do and other questions have major implications about for what we believe. In this six week series, we are going to talk about the 6 common questions people have as they get involved in the life of the church:
- Why Jesus?
- Why Church?
- Why Communion?
- Why Baptism?
- Why United Methodist?
- Why the Bible?
At the end of the study, my hope is that the people who attend the class will have a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of their faith and how they relate to their lives.
When we think of being rich, so much of our imagination is drawn to the things we own and the money that we have, or the money we wish we had. Living rich has to do with so much more than our assets, bank accounts and net worth. It has to do with how we acknowledge just how wealthy we are each and every day and how we can live lives that are committed to serving something greater than ourselves.
The Denton Wesley Foundation offers a warm lunch on Thursdays and the Shiloh Food Bank on some Fridays for students of UNT, TWU and NCTC. Currently 200 students are served and engaged each time and Argyle UMC has an opportunity to partner with the Wesley Foundation to impact the lives of the young adults. Volunteer for one or more times for the Lunch or the Food Pantry.
Join us for 4 weeks to identify your Spiritual Gifts, discover the area of ministry for which you have a passion, and explore ways to apply your gifts in life and ministry. Classes are on Wednesdays Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18 from 6:30 - 8PM in Portable 1.
If you’re interested in studying the Bible and finding community, check out our Disciple Fast Track study that begins Wednesday, September 27 at 5 pm. This is a challenging 24-week course that does a comprehensive survey of the entire Bible through reading, video teaching, and discussion. Many who have taken the Disciple course say that the experience changed their lives. Anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the Bible (regardless of where you are on your personal faith journey) and coming to a closer walk with God will find this a very rewarding and informative study.
Discover The Miracles of Jesus: Finding God in Desperate Moments, a six-week Bible study by Jessica LaGrone leads us in a captivating exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst.
Our relationship with Christ is full of twists, turns, unanswered questions and that is what leads us to a truly vivid and colorful relationship with Christ. At Argyle UMC, our stories, our doubts, and our journey together as a community has shaped us into a church that seeks to help other people see themselves as God sees them—just as our journey has helped us see our own bright, beautiful history and future in Christ. We invite you to join our colorful journey as we explore our mission, vision, and values in a four-week sermon series—Vivid.
Confirmation is a class for 7th grade students
which helps them explore what it means to have a faith of their own. During the confirmation journey, student will learn the history of the christian faith, the early church and the methodist church. Students will also learn what it means to be part of AUMC church family, as young members, and discover their place in our ministry. They will seek to understand God's purpose and call for their lives and explore what it means to live into that calling now, as 7th grade students. Over the course of our time together, students will take the foundation that has been laid for them by their parents, church family, and other loved ones, and begin to build a faith of their own.
7th grade parents are invited to attend this Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm.
We are excited to offer Created By God for our 6th & 7th grade students.
Created by God is a program designed to communicate to 6th & 7th grade students that we are a fantastic creation made by God. The topics of human sexuality, values, and relationships are approached in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner. There will be a parent meeting on September 7 in the SMAC so that you can preview material before your child takes the course. This event is open to all 6th & 7th graders, so feel free to invite friends. Sign up here.
Do you fee overwhelmed? Inexperienced? Intimidated? Insufficient? Too old? Too young? To invisible? Too afraid? Gideon’s story involves far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 200 soldiers. His epic victory actually tells of one man’s struggle with his own weakness- and the One True God who transformed it into triumph. Journey with us through Gideon by Priscilla Shirer.
Getting connected into a new church or taking one step closer into getting involved can be daunting. Starting Point is a casual, no-pressure time to hang out with Pastor Sarah Roberts, as well as other pastors and staff, to get to know a little more about Argyle UMC and to ask any questions that are important for you in finding a church home. All are invited to join us for Starting Point. Questions? Please contact Pastor Sarah at email@example.com. Childcare available by RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The need for mentors in our local schools continues to grow and UP ministry is now looking for mentors and study buddies to UPlift kids in our community! Opportunities are available in multiple schools throughout Argyle, Denton, and now, Lantana. If you have 30-60 minutes each week to dedicate to a student throughout the school year, we invite you to become an UP Mentor! Please email your name, preferred school, and preferred day to email@example.com.
The Connections and Covenant Class is a small-group experience for those seeking Covenant Membership and/or connection with our community to find support and encouragement as you continue to grow in your faith. All are welcome to this three-week small group on Wednesday nights starting August 30 at 6:30 pm with family meal before!
Life is full of ups and downs. When we start something new, it can be easy to stumble and get discouraged. But this year, as we get ready to head into fall and back to school, let’s look at what it takes to step forward with boldness. Let’s look at what it means to LAUNCH.
Grab your kids, family and neighbors for a back to school prayer walk. Walk around and within the school as you hold the names and faces of teachers, students and parents who are part of this community.
When: Anytime leading up to the start of the school year.
Where: Your local school or the school where your family attends.
How: If you have the names of staff, teachers and students at the school, pray for each name as you walk around the perimeter of the building. Click on the link for a prayer sheet and further instructions and tips.
Good old fashioned fun! We will be heading out to a local mall for an epic scavenger hunt. All students (6th-12th grade in the 2016-17 school year) are invited to join us!
*Cost is $30.00 which will cover activities and food. Please have students bring money with them. They will be keeping up with it throughout the night.
This might just be our most requested event of the year! All youth (6th-12th grade in the 2016-17 school year) are invited to join us for a day of ups, downs, and all arounds at Six Flags in Arlington. We will leave the church after 11:00 Sunday School and return by 7pm. Cost is $40.
Three Chaperones Needed! Parents, if you would like to chaperone, we will buy your ticket!
Family is one of the most complicated systems in the world that all of us
participate in—be that at home, at work, at school, at church, or in our
communities. Join us for a 5-week series called "Our House" as we explore what it means to be a part of a faith family. Learn to fight fair, laugh more, and see what the Bible has to say about your role in our house.
There is always a place for you at the table to come break bread with us! Since the best relationships usually begin with a meal, the Argyle UMC supper clubs are a great way to get plugged in and provide an opportunity to make new connections and to build old ones.
All high school students are invited to join us for some good 'ole fashioned fun at Top Golf. Cost is $25. We will meet at the church at 10 a.m. and take the church bus over to the Colony. After golfing, we will eat lunch at In and Out. We will be back at the church by 1:00 p.m.
Students will need money for lunch.
*Please note that you can pay for your ticket online or at the door. Please have exact change if paying at the door.
Open Hang Out is for all Argyle Youth students, 6th-12th grade. This is an opportunity to come fellowship with friends and enjoy fun games, snacks, and a crazy theme every Thursday from 1-4 pm.
June 15: Food Fight
June 22: Water War
June 29: Movie Marathon
July 6: Ulitmate Ice Cream Party
July 13: Nerf Battle
July 20: Fishing Tournament
July 27: Inflated Fun
August 3: Final Splash
Discover your strength in God!
Join us for Vacation Bible School at Argyle United Methodist Church. At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives!
VBS is for students ages 3 through our current 5th grade. Cost is $25 per student with a $50 maximum per family. Children must have been 3 by September 1, 2016 to participate. VBS for children who were not yet 3 by September 1 and under is available for children of volunteers. You can learn more about our VBS at argyleumc.org/vbs.