Crosswinds Newsletter

February 28, 2024 - Volume 710

A Word from the Youth Pastor

Hey there! We're excited to invite you to a special dinner TONIGHT hosted by our Maui Mission Team to raise funds for our upcoming mission trip! The team will be helping in the kitchen, serving food, cleaning, and more in order to raise funds for the cost of their trip. Dinner will be Fettucini Alfredo, salad, rolls and dessert. We hope you join us in supporting the Maui Mission Team!

Our team is eagerly preparing to serve the people of Maui this summer, and we can't wait to share the love of Jesus with them in a variety of ways. During our time in Maui, we'll be working on various hands-on projects in the mornings, such as clearing debris, mulching, creating fire breaks, and replanting native plants for soil retention. In the afternoons, we'll shift our focus to relational ministry and serve at a food pantry, supply distribution site, or in children's ministries to provide assistance to local families.

We believe that this mission trip is an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the people of Maui, especially those who were affected by the fires in August of 2023. With your generous support, we can ensure that every member of our team has the opportunity to participate in this mission trip, regardless of their financial situation.

We would be thrilled to have you join us for a delicious dinner and support our team as they prepare for this journey. We will be offering a variety of delicious pasta, desserts, and drinks for you to enjoy! Your generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of the people of Maui and help us share the love of Jesus with those who need it most. So please join us this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM to support our Youth Maui mission team! 

Thank you in advance for your support, and please keep our team in your prayers as they prepare their hearts for this journey. We hope to see you on Wednesday night!

Josh Snodgrass

Youth Pastor

Wednesday Night Meal

This week's meal is a fundraiser for the Maui Missions Team! Typically, dinner is $8 per person - 18 and under eat free. However, this week we are accepting donations to help all members of our team serve the residents of Maui. Cash or a check may be placed in the box at the front of the serving line. Venmo is also available. Tonight's meal is Villa Italiana's Fettuccine Alfredo, salad, rolls and dessert.

Community Outreach

Serve at Praise Hunt in the Park

Click here to VOLUNTEER

We are just over three weeks away from Praise Hunt in the Park! We need a lot of candy and a lot of volunteers to make this a successful OUTREACH event. Please click the link above and see how you can serve. If you'd like to donate candy, you can leave it in the bucket near Keelee's office. Also, if your class or small group would like to donate candy, money for candy, or stuff eggs together, please click here to email Keelee Allen. Please, no chocolate or peanuts. Thank you!

High School Seniors

Class of 2024

Senior Sunday is set for April 28th and we are excited to honor you, but we need your help! Please complete the senior information form by clicking here to submit senior info and drop 3-4 pictures, labeled with your name, into the Google folder linked when you click upload senior photos. Pictures should include at least one "senior" picture, a baby or childhood picture and whatever other photos you wish to use. Please have the photos labeled with your name. We need this information ASAP. If you have any questions, please email Valerie Dick.

Senior Scholarship application information will be coming out soon!

Springtime Cookie Class

Join us for springtime cookie class Wednesday, March 13! Participants will receive supplies and detailed instructions on how to decorate your sugar cookies. The cookie artist will teach decorating techniques as well as secrets of how to make them at home. Each student will finish four cookies to take home in a bakery box along with extra supplies, recipes, and tools for the art of decorating.

Please click here to register by March 10. The class fee is $25 per person and there is a 50 person limit for the class. Children 12 years and up are invited to participate.

You may prepay online, via Venmo, at the church office or by dropping a check into the offering plate. Payment MUST have a memo or note stating "Cookie Class". If you have any questions, please email Thank you!

Be a Reading Buddy


JR Irvin is looking for Reading Buddies! We have a special opportunity to reach beyond our walls and read to the children on Fridays, 9 to 10 AM. You can choose what Friday(s) you want to read and as well as what grade you want read to! We will read to preschool, kindergarten or first graders if we have enough volunteers each week. Midlothian ISD requires a background check for all volunteers, which will be provided after you register your interest. Please email Missions if you have questions.

Click here to choose a Friday

Bring the Light of Christ Into Worship

The lighting of candles in a worship service symbolizes Jesus’ presence with the worshipping community. We are seeking light bearers to assist with the lighting of the altar candles during the 11 AM traditional service. Adults, youth and children at least 8 years old are welcome! If interested, please click here for more information!

Click here for more information!

Opportunities to Serve

Light Bearers: email Cindy Ryan

Wednesday Meal: email Andrea Newsom

Missions & Outreach: email Missions

Care Ministry: email Renee Sutton

Prayer & Card Ministry: email Joy Price

Healing Stitches: email Patsy Stephens

Mark Your Calendars

Feb 28: Youth Missions Fundraiser Dinner

Mar 9: SAGA Trip

Mar 24: Palm Sunday, Praise Hunt in the Park

Mar 24-31: Holy Week

Mar 31: Easter Sunday

Apr 28: Senior Sunday

May 5: Confirmation Sunday

May 19: Pentecost Sunday

May 29: VBS Volunteer Training

Jun 9-13: VBS

Jun 15-21: High School Maui Mission Trip

See weekly information below for regularly occurring events.

Worship Together

March 3rd

“Blessed Are You”

Matthew 16:13-20

8:30 & 11 AM Traditional Worship

11 AM Contemporary Worship

FMC on Facebook LIVE

FMC on YouTube

Worship on FMC Website

We offer Nursery and Early Childhood Care (infant through pre-k) during our Sunday morning worship services, Sunday school, Wednesday nights and many events. 

WayPoint is a weekly devotional, written by our pastors to dig deeper into the current sermon/series. Click the links below to access digitally.

Waypoints on FMC Website

Waypoints Daily on Facebook

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 AM - 4 PM and Friday 8 AM - 12 PM.

For non-emergencies, please contact church staff during office hours or send email.

Wednesday Activities

Join us Wednesdays as we study, sing, eat, worship and fellowship together! Wednesday Schedule

(SB denotes Sanctuary Building, FLC denote Family Life Center):

Pastor April’s Bible Study, 4:30-5:45, Sanctuary

Children's Choir, 5-5:45, SB 301

Wednesday Meal, 5:30-6:15, FLC

Men’s Bible Study, 6:30-7:30, FLC 108

Women's Bible Study, 6:30-7:30, moved to FLC 107

KidsClub, 6:30-7:30, SB Fellowship Hall, Nursery, 202 & 205

Adult Choir, 6:30-8, SB 301

Student Ministries, meeting at Cedar Hill Roller Rink on 2/21, 6-8

DivorceCare & DC4K, Starts 2/14/24, 6:30-8 PM, FLC 203 &201

Weekly & Monthly Gatherings

Sunday School Classes meet between worship services from 9:45-10:45 AM. Children's classes meet in the Sanctuary building. Youth and adult classes meet in the Family Life Center (FLC).

Children's Classes, Sanctuary Building

Youth Classes, FLC Youth Halls

Bill Theiss Fellowship Class, FLC 109

Adult Bible Class, FLC 110

Upper Room Class, FLC 201

Open Door Class, FLC 107

Servant's Hands, FLC 208

New Horizons Class, FLC 203

Awakening Class, FLC 204 & 205

All Thee Above, FLC 207

Men's Monday Night Bible Study, Mondays 7-8:30 PM, SB 302

Handbell Choir Mondays, 5:45-6:45 PM, SB 302

Discipleship Groups, contact the church office for information

Creation Kids Links:

Elementary Student's Remind

Early Childhood Remind

Stay connected in Creation Kids Children's Ministry! Follow us on our Facebook page, Creation Kids, and our Instagram page, @creationkidscmEmail Keelee Allen.

FMC Midlo Youth Links: 

Sign up for the Youth newsletter! Click FMC YOUTH for for our webpage. Follow us on our Youth Facebook page, FMC Midlo Youth and our Instagram, @fmcmidloyouth. For Remind 101 for Youth, text @midloyouth to the number 81010. Email Josh Snodgrass.

Prayer Requests

Please send your prayer request to Mary Beth or Joy. If you want to join our Prayer/Card Ministry group, send your request to Joy. Not everyone sends cards, but you can pray, thus Prayer/Card Ministry.

New Prayer Request:

Mary Beth Mayo - recovering from thyroid surgery

Continuous Prayer:

Karen Wilson, George & Dee Culps, Don Lish, John Lowe, Jan Prather, Boyce Whatley


ARMY - Matt Carroll, Tim Kruettner, Harold Barton, Josh Schenck, Austin Lockwood, Trey Ditto

NAVY - Matthew Price, Andrew Cantrell, Zachary Tucker, Thomas Shirley, Matthew Watford, Thomas Padgett

AIR FORCE - JD Culps, Andrew Miller 

MARINES - Josh Dunaway, Bradley Perez, Elizia Delapaa, Cash McAdoo



Derek Vance

Note : Please let Joy Price know if anyone on the list above should be removed.

Remember in Prayer:

Our world, our country, our community leaders, all our military troops and first responders around the world, our church, our pastors, the staff, church members, visitors, and Midlothian community

Thank You for Your Generosity

Thank you for your generosity! We continue to do great ministry as a church because of you and your faithfulness. You can give to the church's ministries in service, mailing in your financial gifts or clicking below to give online. Every gift helps us do great things for God's Kingdom!

Please note, if you write a check to the church, make sure checks are made out to FMC Midlothian or First Methodist Church of Midlothian. Please do not use the word United in the recipient line. Thank you!

Give Online

Church Staff

Senior Pastor: Brady Johnston

Executive Pastor: Dr. April Fehler

Youth Pastor: Josh Snodgrass

Children's Pastor: Keelee Allen

Director of Music Ministries (Traditional): Laurie Duke

Contemporary Worship Leader: Jason Westbrook

Administrative Assistant: Mary Beth Mayo

Finance Administrator: Barry Hornburg

Communications Director: Valerie Dick

A/V Director: Tyler Coherd

Facilities Director: Matt Sanders 

Hospitality: Dan Maresca

FMC Midlothian | 972-775-3993 |

Office Hours: M-Th: 8 AM - 4 PM, F: 8 AM - 12 PM

Pastors are available for non-emergencies M-Th during office hours

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