Message from Pastor Mark

A special invitation from Pastor Mark

Hello Magnolia UMC and friends,

The 180th Celebration continues at Magnolia UMC!   It’s amazing that since 1838, Magnolia UMC has had a home for every heart… and that tradition continues still today!    
It has been a joy to remember how Jesus embodied the hearts of our people in Magnolia for the last 180 years, celebrate how Jesus is in our hearts and church today, and dream about what the next 180 years looks like with Jesus as our guide. 
April has been a month of celebrations for our church:

  • EASTER was such a joy to celebrate our risen Lord together with beautiful services full of life and love. 
  • Then our people were mobilized and served outside of our church walls with a 5K RUN and our annual SERVELATION. 
  • Last Sunday BISHOP SCOTT JONES shared a very special message and challenge as God’s own people.  
THIS WEEKEND (April 21-22), I would like to invite you to be a part of the wonderful monumental events Magnolia UMC is planning to commemorate this tremendous milestone in ministry…
SATURDAY April 21, 12:00-4:00, 180th Celebration Carnival!we’ll have our 180th Celebration Carnival with:
  • A hotdog lunch with all the fixings
  • Great music
  • Inflatables & Climbing Wall
  • Carnival Games
  • A Cake Walk
  • Washer games


The Magnolia Community has responded with an outpouring of affirmations and will be here on Saturday and Sunday to recognize and congratulate MUMC… including:
  • The Magnolia Elementary School choir
  • Representative Cecil Bell
  • Chase Hogan, President-Elect of the Magnolia Rotary
  • Heath Vercher, previous Choir Director
  • Sandra Barton, President of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Todd Stephens, Superintendent of Magnolia ISD
  • Charlie Riley, County Commissioner
  • Representative Mark Keough
  • Historian Celeste Graves
  • Todd Kana, Mayor of Magnolia (and Jeanine with Willie)
  • Shirley Jenson, President of the Society of Samaritans
  • Rev. Kip Gilts, District Superintendent of Magnolia UMC


SUNDAY, April 22, 10:30 am, “Great History, Great Future”worship service with a reception after church:
  • Representative Kevin Brady’s Proclamation
  • Debra Hall guest musician
  • Rev. David Meeker-Williams with prayer and music
  • Frank Parker (past Mayor of Magnolia) & Marcy (resident historian)

I hope to see you this Weekend as we continue to celebrate our risen Lord by remembering our rich heritage and dreaming of our glorious future!  Again, it is a joy to serve the Lord with you here at Magnolia UMC as your pastor, and I look forward to celebrating with you!
God bless you, your family, our Magnolia UMC, and the greater Magnolia community!
Dr. Mark Welshimer


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