First United Methodist Church hosts Scout Sunday
by FRANCES KENDALL
Feb 20, 2014 | 2775 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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GIRL SCOUT Troop 3614 leader Paula Tefteller recognizes Molly Sullivan, Emma Albright and Becky Wisdom (unable to attend) for achieving the Bronze award at First United Methodist Church Scout Sunday. Next photo, Miranda Collier, Lilly Stubbert and Matthew Sinclair prepare to present the colors to open Scout Sunday 2014.
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GIRL SCOUT Troop 3614 leader Paula Tefteller recognizes Molly Sullivan, Emma Albright and Becky Wisdom (unable to attend) for achieving the Bronze award at First United Methodist Church Scout Sunday. Next photo, Miranda Collier, Lilly Stubbert and Matthew Sinclair prepare to present the colors to open Scout Sunday 2014.
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The Joy Ringers, including Brianna Esquivel, Joseph Fenlaw, Blake Morris, Molly Sullivan, Matthew Faggione, Nick Sorrells, Matthew Monk, and Raymond Sorrells, performed “This is My Father’s World."
The Joy Ringers, including Brianna Esquivel, Joseph Fenlaw, Blake Morris, Molly Sullivan, Matthew Faggione, Nick Sorrells, Matthew Monk, and Raymond Sorrells, performed “This is My Father’s World."
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Tigers, Bears, Wolves, Daisies and Brownies gathered at the First United Methodist Church this weekend to celebrate Scout Sunday 2014. There were uniforms everywhere – embellished with hundreds of colorful patches - as more than 50 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts attended the annual event. Scout Sunday is sponsored by FUMC to honor and recognize our associated scout troops: Boy Scouts Troop 314 and Girl Scouts Troop 3614. The Methodist Church in Gilmer has been a proud sponsor of scouting for more than 60 years.

The service was led by an all-scout cast. Nick Sorrells, Dwight Cook, Lucas Smith, Molly Sullivan, and Jessica Taylor served as greeters and ushers. The Flag Corps included Matthew Sinclair presenting the national colors, with Miranda Collier presenting the Texas Flag. The Christian Flag was presented by Lily Stubbert. Scouting Flags were presented by Shannon Hobbs, Dylan Guidry and Cody Guidry. The scouts led the audience in pledging allegiance to the United States, Texas, and Christian Flags.

Mrs. Chandra Sorrells introduced and conducted the program. Mrs. Sorrels, the director of the Children’s Ministry at FUMC, also serves as the charter organization representative, a liaison between the scouting organizations and the church. All Eagle Scouts and their parents were recognized, including Raymond Sorrells, who achieved his Eagle in December 2013. Mr. Sorrells served as lay reader for the service.

Mrs. Paula Tefteller, leader of Girl Scout Troop 3614, recognized three girl scouts for achieving the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. These hard-working scouts included Molly Sullivan, Emma Albright, and Becky Wisdom.

The Joy Ringers Handbell Choir, including scout members Raymond Sorrells, Nick Sorrells, and Molly Sullivan, performed “This is My Father’s World” accompanied by Mr. Bill Marshall on piano.

Leaders who helped organize and attended Sunday’s program included: Nathan Todd, Kim Cook, Cam Corcoran, Chandra and Jeff Sorrells, Kendra Pierce, Thomas Truitt, Paula Tefteller and Miranda Fatherree.

More than 250 people attended the service and enjoyed a cake and punch reception following.
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February 20, 2014
The question here is,,, should you agree to allow your kid in to a organization that allows queers to be around your kid,,, Just wondering,,,

not judging just going to state a simple fact,, with out dear ol mom and dad having sex,,, Their ass would not exists,,

Just wondering why a church would support the organization? But in the end, the LAWS OF NATURE will win out,,,,