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Resources

This page is dedicated to making resources available to our membership.

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How to update your information and view the directory:

1) Please click the "Member Portal" tab below and Log in to your ServantKeeper Member Portal using the email address you use for online giving or have on file with the church.

2) Verify your information and upload a new photo of you and your family for the online directory.

If you need to add or update your email address on file, please email dekalbsecretary@aol.com. Once your email on file is updated, you will be able to access the online directory.

Summer 2024 Events

Vacation Bible School

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Who: All Children that have completed PK3-5th Grade

What: During Vacation Bible School, join first-time camp, Counselor Sam and Lumen, "Lu," the lightning bug puppet, for a summer adventure at Camp Firelight. Campers accompany Counselor Sam and Lu during each assembly session and learn to face their fears while trusting in God. Each day, Campers see Counselor Sam face new challenges, from as simple as leading Campers on a hike to as intimidating as meeting a new and wise nature expert. With the help of Lu, the Lightning Bug, and the Camp Counselor Guidebook, Counselor Sam and the Campers explore timeless Bible stories showing how Old and New Testament Bible figures trusted God, faced their fears, and went on to do great things in God’s name.

Where: FUMC DeKalb Fellowship Hall

When: June 17th-20th; 9am-12pm 

How: Online Registration: https://fumcdekalb.mycokesburyvbs.com/

Summer Camp at Lakeview

Who: All Children that have completed 2nd-12th Grade

What: Join friends new and old from all over the Texas Annual Conference for an awesome camp experience that's

"Not of This World"! Summer Camp is a great way to grow in your faith and have fun while doing it!

Where: Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine, TX

When: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5

How: Register Online at https://lakeviewmcc.org/summercamp2024/

Scholarships are available upon request.

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UMARMY Youth Mission Trip

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Who: All Youth that have completed 8th-12th Grade

What: At U.M. ARMY, we offer a Christ-centered mission experience like no other. Our focus is on serving our communities while creating a fun and safe atmosphere for youth and young adults to grow in their faith and make new friends. Our trained staff and volunteers are dedicated to creating a welcoming atmosphere where campers can feel at home.

Where: First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches

When: July 7th-13th

How: Register Online at https://www.umarmy.net/Registration/Indv/4403/

Scholarships are available upon request.

Choir Camp

Who: Youth, Children, and Adults

What: Associated with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Texas Conference Choir Clinic prides itself in providing a first-class experience that focuses on all aspects of Christ-centered music and the worship arts. There are age-appropriate camps for campers from age 5 through adult. Whether your interests are in choral music or handbells, drama, movement, altar design, organ, piano, guitar, voice, art, worship planning, or just relaxing, everyone, regardless of age, can find something at Choir Camp.

Where: Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine, TX

When: July 15th-19th

How: Register Online at https://www.texaschoircamp.org/2024-registration/

Scholarships are available upon request.

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Men's Spring Walk 24-159

Dates: Feb. 22-25, 2024

Led By: Tim Grahm

Location:  Lone Star, Texas

 

Woman's Spring Walk 24-160

Dates: April. 18-21st 2024

Led By: Torina House

Location:  Lone Star, Texas

The Walk to Emmaus develops Christian disciples and leaders by inspiring, challenging, and equipping active adult church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities. It also benefits less active members who are seeking to renew a relationship with God, grow spiritually, or discover firmer foundations for their lives.

Through The Walk to Emmaus, as they seek to become healthy and vital congregations, local churches have both a means of growing disciples and a tool for developing leaders for their disciple-making systems.

 

The program begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity that is wrapped in prayer and signs of sacrificial service. It continues for the rest of participants’ lives with follow-up groups that, along with the local church’s robust offerings, contribute to participants’ ongoing growth in grace.

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DeKalb FUMC Reunion Group

If you've already attended the Walk to Emmaus, please register with our Reunion Group! Click on the deColores button and complete the form.

"Ground Breakers" Mission Team T-Shirt

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Mission T-Shirts are available for Pre-Order! Click on the button below to reserve your size before August 31st. Shirts are $20 each payable at the church office or online.
If you have any questions about T-Shirts, please contact Pastor Amanda.

Policies and Proceedures

What is the Book of Discipline

DeKalb's First United Methodist Church is chartered by the United Methodist denomination whose governance documents are the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2016, which serves as the Bylaws for United Methodist churches. 

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The Local Church (via the Administrative Council aka Trustees), in accordance to the Book of Discipline, is charged with creating policies and procedures for the governance of the local church in keeping with the bylaws as outlined in the Book of Discipline. (See ¶ 2529 for details.) This allows each United Methodist Church to contextualize the ministry of the church to it's mission field in order to best make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  
 

The Policies and Procedures for First United Methodist are listed here. They are reviewed and updated every year and approved at Charge Conference each Fall. 
 

If you have any questions about FUMC DeKalb's Policies and Procedures, please contact the church office

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