Archive for September, 2007


Correction… Awaken will return October 7th… We said October 6th, but we meant the 7th. Thanks!!!

Awaken Information

We will not have Awaken this Sunday (9-30). We will be having Awaken on October 6th. As many of you know Jeff and Claudia Roper organize and prepare our meals and help set up every week at Awaken. Matt Roper is a part of the band for Awaken. Claudia’s mother (Matt’s Grandmother) passed away peacefully at roughly 4pm on Thursday. She was surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren, and other family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all. The service will be on Sunday at 3:00pm at First UMC Duncanville.

Visitation will be Sat. night from 6-8pm at the
Jaynes Funeral Home
811 S. Cockrell Hill Rd. Duncanville, TX 75137

Services will be held Sunday at 3pm
First United Methodist Church
403 S. Main St. Duncanville, TX.
This is Steve Sobczak’s church and there is a hope he may sing at the service.

Flowers are fine but donations can also be made in lieu of flowers to:

Lone Star Cowboy Church
1011 E. Ovilla Rd.
Red Oak, TX 75154


The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(800) 533-CURE (2873)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Awaken: September 16th & 23rd

The last couple of weeks we have had such a great time at Awaken. Come out and see us and bring a friend or two. We will have some flyers at the door. Take a flyer as a reminder to come out to Awaken on Sunday at 5:00pm. I put a flyer on my desk at work, so that I remember, “Oh yeah Awaken is on Sunday!” I have one on my fridge too, but that is not so that I remember that is just because it looks so good on the fridge. Here is what our flyer looks like so you know what to pick up.

The food seems to get better and better every single week! A big thank you to the volunteers that help with the meals! They are amazing! This past weekend the meatball subs were glorious! I love that I could put more mozzarella cheese on my subs as I could ever imagine. It was delightful.

Rev. Jim Chandler has been our speaker each week and if you haven’t heard his sermons come out and get a piece. Jim is very entertaining and will keep your attention all night long.

After Dinner stick around and hang out in the Community Life Center here at Meadowbrook with us. The volleyball games after dinner are very intense, so if you are interested in some good volleyball come out and join us!

(I might have used too many exclamation points in this blog, but it is all that exciting!!!!!!!!!!!)

Awaken: Sept. 9th, 2007

Thanks for coming out to Awaken!!!

We had a great time with worship, food and volleyball this past week. We had around 30 people come out this week. Rev. Jim Chandler spoke about 9/11, remembering those involved in that tragic day and how positive things can come out of it for our community and this world.

Next week should be another fun week. Hope to see everyone there! It starts at 5pm and the food is free as always. Bring a friend!!!

Awaken Recap

Awaken has started again!

We have had a good turnout both times and have had a great time. Rev. Jim Chandler is doing a great series called The Gospel Unplugged. He is a great speaker and we have learned a lot about how we can become more involved in our community and our church while moving forward on our spiritual journey.

The food has been fantastic (tacos the first week, then sloppy joes) and it’s free as always! We have been playing all sorts of games over in the Community Life Center afterwards. Come on out this Sunday at 5pm. It should be a blast!

September 2007

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