Crosswinds Newsletter

January 24, 2024 - Volume 705

A Word from the Pastor

On Sunday, we will be hosting a meeting for those who are interested in confirmation this year. 

Confirmation is a vital step in discipling our students. Confirmation is a time when the church takes our students aside to help them explore who Jesus is and what it means to be a part of His church. We do this when students are at least in 6th grade because they are entering a season of life where they begin working out their own faith. Any students in 6th grade or older are invited to join us. 

During Confirmation, our students will look at baptism and prayerfully discern if that is a commitment they are ready to make. We create sacred space for them to consider where they are in their faith and if it’s time for them to take the next step. We do our best to remove any sense of pressure. We want them to own their decision. 

If you are interested or have questions about confirmation, join us for the meeting on this Sunday, January 28th at 9:45am in he Senior High room which is upstairs over the kitchen in the Family Life Center. If you are interested in confirmation, please fill out the interest form found on the button link below.


Pastor Brady

Click here if interested in Confirmation!

Tonight's Meal

Dinner is $8 per person - 18 and under eat free. Cash or a check may be placed in the box at the front of the serving line. Tonight's Meal is Jimmy John’s sandwiches, chips and dessert!

Join Us This Saturday

Nursery and childcare will be available. Click here to email Keelee Allen if you need childcare!

Join Us Sunday

Click here to register your family!

Discover Grace is a worship experience focused on opening our hearts and minds to discovering God's grace together! This is a new way of being church, particularly for families, but open and welcoming for everyone. Families will enjoy being together, making things, eating, and celebrating God together through His Word, music, and prayer. Join us at Discover Grace this Sunday!


Youth Outreach Bowling Hangout

Saturday, February 10th

12:30 - 2:30 PM

Hilltop Lanes

Annual Chili Cook Off

Super Bowl Sunday

Mark Your calendars and get ready to serve up your best cup of chili! Details coming soon!!

Acolytes Needed

Adults and Children Welcome

The lighting of candles in a worship service symbolizes Jesus’ presence with the worshipping community. We are seeking acolytes to assist with the lighting of the altar candles during the 11 AM traditional service. Acolytes can be children, youth or adults! Children must be at least 8 years old. Please consider participating as we are planning to have a rotation. Email Cindy Ryan for more information.

Click here to learn more about acolyting!

Healing Stitches

Healing Stitches is a group of ladies that meet twice a month to make items for local organizations to fill specific needs. Last year, Healing Stitches made a total of 474 items, and 423 of those were donated to various places. Our items include several sizes of pillows, ice packs, and phone bags which were sent to the Midlothian School District, the Midlothian Hospital and Midtowne Meadows. We also made lap blankets, wheelchair bags, wheelchair cushions, shawls, and bibs which went to Midtowne and local individuals. Additionally, we made small teddy bears for the Police Department and the Fire Department to give to the children involved in a wreck or some other traumatic event. If you are interested in Healing Stitches, please email Patsy Stephens.

Opportunities to Serve

Wednesday Meal: email Andrea Newsom

Missions & Outreach: email Missions

Care Ministry: email Renee Sutton

Hospitality: email Valerie Dick

Prayer & Card Ministry: email Joy Price

Healing Stitches: email Patsy Stephens

Mark Your Calendars

Jan 27: Church Leadership Summit

Jan 28: Confirmation Info Meeting, Discover Grace

Feb 4: Confirmation Classes Begin

Feb 10: Youth Outreach Bowling Hangout

Feb 11: Annual Chili Cook Off

Feb 16-18: Youth Winter Retreat

Feb 14: Ash Wednesday, DivorceCare Begins

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.

Sunday Morning Worship

January 28th

"The Stones"

Joshua 4

8:30 & 12 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, FLC 201

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

Adult Choir, 6:30-8, SB 301

Student Ministries, 6:30-8, FLC Youth Hall

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

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

(D) 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:

Terry Johnston (Brady's Dad) - surgery

Marsha Rose - fell and boke femur

Dr. John Skinner - heart procedure

Family of Heidi Miner - death of Heidi

John Harris - surgery on shoulder

Michael Padgett - ankle replacement 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!

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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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