Guatemala Update 2

An update from the team in Guatemala who are beginning to level the land there and build the water tank for their fresh water supply!

"Le mando mas fotos de los trabajos, en donde tenemos a varias personas trabajando, se contrato a muchas personas para llevar todo, es un kilometro de caminata cargando todos los materiales hacia la montaña, no fue fácil, pero lo estamos logrando. Muchos abrazos."

"Many people were enlisted to help carry supplies a kilometer up the mountain, including women carrying 5 gallon buckets on their heads and men carrying sacks of concrete on their backs. The leveling of land for the building of the water tank has begun. The work is hard but progressing."  

Guatemala Update!

With the addition of the money raised by our kids from this year’s Vacation Bible School, Argyle UMC was able to send $10,000 to bring water to two small indigenous villages in the mountains above Antigua, Guatemala! Here are pictures of the arrival of the first supplies purchased to make this dream a reality. Thanks to all of you for supporting Argyle UMC’s missions and particularly this water project for Guatemala!!

Cultivate Life Group

Our names are Bret and Dianne Lane, we joined Cultivate pretty much at the beginning in 2015.

We were not really sure what we were looking for, but knew we wanted to be more involved in Argyle UMC and meet people around our age that we could connect with. What we found were different people with different backgrounds brought together by faith. It is nice to be able to share and grow your faith with a diverse group of people. We have enjoyed not only growing in our faith with the different topics and bible studies that we have done, but also have enjoyed getting to know the members of Cultivate with various different social activities such as a crawfish boil and attending a performance of The Nutcracker in which one of the members had a role.

We hope as we grow our faith and our family that Cultivate will continue to be a place where we can come to be grounded in God’s word and apply it in our everyday lives as well as continue to meet new people and grow friendships we know will always be special to us.

Cultivate was formed in Fall 2015 to fill the desires of adults in their mid-20's to 30's to have a Life Group that they could call their own. Within this Life Group, we wanted to create a space in which we would "cultivate" our own relationship with Jesus, as well as serve others in need.  Cultivate welcomes those who are married or unmarried, have kids or do not have kids; we support each other in this stage of life with fellowship and social activities outside of class in addition to our regular meeting on Sundays at 11am. Our Life Group incorporates multimedia presentations and discussion about the challenges that Christians face, such as prayer, discipleship, and service. We invite you to come "grow" with us!

Journey Life Group

     Our Journey together began just a few months ago when several families joined together to form a brand new Life Group at Argyle. We are a group of some singles and some couples with the unique feature being that our ages cross the life span. And our faith journeys cross the spectrum from college degrees with an emphasis on religion to those who have been in a Christian walk all during their life but never studied the Bible in a group. We are loving our journey in Journey!

     We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in Portable #3. We plan to hold class in other locations when the weather permits but are happy inside in the air conditioned classroom. Our first study will end at the end of summer and it has been a comprehensive study from a book titled HOW TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ALL ITS WORTH. Our studies will continue with a book written by a friend of our class titled A GOSPEL OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, a study on the Book of John. We will be taking turns facilitating our class, utilizing the experiences of a high school teacher and those who love sharing the Word

     We enjoy hearing the exploits of young parents, the trials of young professionals with their work lives, the travels of grandparents and the joys and concerns of all of our members. We construct a prayer list each week and remember those who our class lifts up. Socials are planned around food….a nice Methodist tradition. We welcome any and all to come visit and pack light for your Journey.

Compassionate Disciples Seize the Day!

Compassionate Disciples Seize the Day!

Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society was trying to inspire and move his students when he told them, “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world!!”

We have a legacy left for us by Christians who have gone before us? Some of them, because of their words and ideas changed our world. What would the people who are in heaven say to us if they could communicate with us? What if we could see from their perspective on how to do life here?

Meet our Youth Leadership!

Carla Hilburn

Director of Youth & Families

Carla Hilburn, her husband Daniel, and their two children, Dylan and London, have been an active part of the Argyle community since moving here in 2008. They started attending AUMC in 2009, and have been part of our church family ever since. Carla has served in many volunteer roles, including teaching Sunday School, sitting on the Children’s Council, directing VBS, serving on mission trips with the youth, and being a small group leader for high school students. It was her role as small group leader that lead to a life-changing opportunity for Carla. In August 2014, after a year of leading a small group, Carla was hired as a part-time assistant in the youth department. After growing in that position, she took on more hours and more responsibilities. And in 2015, served as Interim Youth Director to our students. She has spent the past year working as Associate Youth Director. Carla is thrilled to continue serving our Youth Program as our Director of Youth & Families and is looking forward to all that God has in store. 

Drew Tucker

Associate Director of Youth & Families

Drew Tucker has been serving on the youth ministry team here at Argyle United Methodist Church for three years. During this time, he has been a full-time student at the University of North Texas in Denton majoring in biology. He is a currently a senior and will be graduating in December. He is a former college Younglife leader from which he discerned his calling to ministry and passion for students to know Christ. As of March 13, 2016, he is engaged to the lovely Darla Wilson a recent graduate of the UNT rehabilitation majors department. Drew has plans to pursue a graduate level education in theology as he ministers to the families of Argyle United Methodist Church.