Contemporary Worship 9:00am - Sunday Study Groups 10:10am - Traditional Worship 11:00am

7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731 512.345.1743

July 2018 Herald

Published July 5, 2018 by

July 2018 Herald PDF

 Contemporary Worship Service   8:50 am
 Small Groups/Sunday School  10:10 am

 Traditional Worship Service  11:15 am

For Last Weeks Sermon Notes and Streaming Messages    Click Here for more on these Sermons

Joys and Blessings 

July1, 2018
Stephanie and Jeff Frady
joined NWHills UMC.

This precious family has been attending for about a year, we are so happy they have chosen
NWHills UMC for their home church. 



15 Years of Service 
Tuesday July 3rd we honored
Pam Detrich
In appreciation of her dedication, serving
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church for over 15 years.

We love you Pam, you are the best!

Owl Reading Camp in June

 The Owl Reading Camp, an amazing reading camp where Northwest Hills UMC certified volunteers helped children with reading skills. This wonderful reading program provided transportation, lunch, music, reading games and one to one reading time with each child.

June 10, 2018 Volunteers in Missions at Community First Village

NWHills UMC Missions doing more to spread God’s Love!
Last month many volunteers after worshiping here at NWHills spent their Sunday afternoon serving and worshiping with Austin’s Community First Village.

Click here to see more pictures of Community First Village Mission

June 24, 2018 Youth Mission Trip to Houston

This week a small but mighty group of 7 youth and 3 adults traveled to Alvin, Tx 

(about 45 minutes south of Houston) to help the community of “Little Cambodia” rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. The community is largely made up of immigrants who fled the Cambodian genocide in the mid/late 1970’s. It is an agrarian community whose livelihood comes from farming in “hot houses”. The floods damaged their homes as well as their farmlands so speedy rebuilding is essential. Unfortunately, after extensive fundraising, a fraudulent contractor took advantage off the community and stole all of their funds after incorrectly completing barely a quarter of the project. As a result, TeamEffort Missions committed to completing the rest of the project, which is where we came in.

Our group spent the week roofing and putting on hurricane ties for Pon and Wood, a couple who were living on the property in a temporary structure until their home is finished. A few of our youth helped them harvest water spinach throughout the week which they later cooked for us along with rice and beef kabobs as a delicious Wednesday lunch. In our free time we were able to relax at Galveston beach and learn a bit about Buddhism from the monk that tends to the temple that Pon and Wood attend.  While the work has hard and the weather was hot, our youth were tough and dedicated. We were able to finish all of the hurricane ties and about ¾ of the roof.
Click Here for More Pictures of Youth Trip


Men’s Ministry                 7:30AM
Impressions                  10:10AM
2X2 Married Couples   
Discovery Singles         10:10AM
Joshua                          10:10AM
Living Water                  10:10AM
20s & 30’s                     10:10AM
Seekers                         10:10AM
Awaken                         10:10AM
Children’s Sunday School       10:10AM
Manna Youth Sunday School  10:10AM

Men’s Clothes Closet    7:30 AM

Resource Team            8:00 AM

Emmaus Reunion       11:30 AM

Stephen Ministry           5:30 PM 

Stephen Ministry           7:00 PM


Emmaus Reunion         7:15 AM

Emmaus Reunion       10:00 AM

Prayer Shawl              10:00 AM

Emmaus Reunion       12:00 PM



UMM Breakfast             7:00 AM
Emmaus Reunion         7:30 PM

Emmaus Reunion         8:30 PM

Women’s Bible Study 10:00 AM

Emmaus Board Meet   6:00 PM
Loss & Greif Seminar   7:00 PM



Emmaus Reunion        7:15 AM


Emmaus Reunion       7:45 AM

Emmaus Reunion       8:00 AM 

See our Event Calendar to for any new additions before next newsletter.

July  8 – Adoration Dance 8:50 Service
Special worship dance performance
July 15 – Children/Youth Ministry Meeting
K-12grade & Parents & Pastors Meeting
July 20 – FREE Outdoor Movie Night 
 FREE popcorn, bring a blanket or chair.
July 28 – Serving Opportunity
 Intergenerational Mission Work at the
 Central Texas Food Bank 

July 29 – Missions Meetings
 Meeting in Sanctuary re: Hurricane Relief
August 12 – Slash Bath Fun at the Pool
FREE Pool Party for kids Murchison Pool
August 17- FREE Outdoor Movie Night
FREE popcorn, bring a blanket or chair.
September 9 – Community First Village
Serve a pot luck dinner @ The Gathering

September 30 –  Men’s Steak Dinner
Men’s Ministry Special Steak Dinner
October 11-15 Serving Opportunity 
 Victoria Hurricane Relief October 11-15 
November 15 -18  Spiritual Experience
 Women’s Emmaus Walk
December 2 – Los Posdos
December 8 Gingerbread Café
December 14 Living Nativity
December 24 Candle Light &  Holy Communion


Talking to us about Adoration Dance, a liturgical dance team that will perform at the 8:50am worship service July 8th.


Children/Youth Ministry
Family & Pastors Meeting

Parents of ALL children/youth (kindergarten-12th grade) are strongly encouraged to meet with Pastor Audrey and Taylor to discuss some upcoming changes
to children and youth ministry and Sunday school.

Saturday July 28
Central Texas Foodbank
1:30pm – 4:30pm

This is a great family opportunity. There are many needs at the foodbank and children and youth are more than welcome to help out. Contact Rachel Fausett at or sign up in the sanctuary lobby.

Northwest Hills Bible Camp is filling up and it is going to be awesome this year so if you have not registered your kids for this fun filled week do so now at Vacation Bible Camp is a fun-filled program during the summer to connect with the children and families in our community. An outreach meant to bring in children who don’t normally attend church and to teach them about God. As well as build relationships with our member’s children, fellowship, have fun and grow spiritually. 


Northwest Hills UMC Opportunities To Serve in Our Community and Beyond 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve a pot luck dinner for the congregants of The Gathering at Community First! Village. We will set up and tear down for the worship service and greet participants. Community First! Village provides permanent micro-homes and support for the disabled, chronically homeless population in Central Texas. A carpool with leave NWH parking lot at 3:15 pm. The Village is located at 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin, Texas 78724. Children and youth are welcome with a parent. Look for a sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact Jackie Gardner

Oct. 11-14, 2018
Northwest Hills UMC will send a work team to Victoria to help a homeowner who is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. 

June 15-22, 2019 
We will also be sending a work team to Puerto Rico next summer to aid in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. 

JULY 29 10:10AM 
Join us to learn more on how to be apart of these mission trips.


Women’s Emmaus Walk

Emmaus Walk News 

The next Emmaus Walk is fast approaching.  The walk will be a Women’s Walk on November 15 through November 18, 2018.  We have several members already signed up.  We hear it is going to be a full Walk, so if you are interested in going, we need to get your application turned in quickly.  If you have any questions, please call Rayann Coffman at 512-994-7697 or email her at 

To our current Emmaus community – I am trying to put together a comprehensive list of all the Reunion Groups available in our church.  We have several new members who are seeking a group to join.  If you are a member of a group, please give me the following information: 

  • Time and day you meet
  • Closed or Open to new members
  • Names of people in your group 

Thanks for your help in getting this list together,
Rayann Coffman

For More Information on the Emmaus Walk Click Here

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28
This is a favorite verse of mine and I am sure many of you.  We’ve all probably heard great sermons based on this verse.  How difficult is it to let go and turn things over to God, and to watch his purpose be fulfilled?  It is in our nature to want to fix everything and to be in control.  It is my prayer for each of us to measure our relationship with God by our prayer life, with the desire that all things should work for our good as God wills, rather than things should be as we would wish them to be.  We know how well he knows us; so the question is how well do we know God?  We cannot fully understand now, but could we ask for a better promise for our eternal good. The first part of this verse is the promise and the last half is the condition. The Lord moves heaven and earth to keep his promises. It is our responsibility to love Him and be true to His purposes in our lives. 
Memorize Romans 8:28 and you need never to despair again!!!

Caring Corner

Encouraging words from Stephen Ministry


Caring is action. Effective caring actions bring hope and encouragement to someone who is suffering. In “Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart” Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD provides practical principles for caring actions, based on responses from research participants. These are three principles to maximize the caring potential of Sending Cards and Notes.


1.   Write a personal note – Their comfort lasts.

Sending a card is good; adding a paragraph is great.

Research participants preferred:

   Store-bought cards with one or more paragraphs written on them by the sender

   Cards with a separate note included

   Blank cards with a handwritten note inside

   Notes on stationery


2. Focus on the suffering person

A helpful message is sprinkled with yous and yours:

   I’m sorry to hear about your

   You have been on my mind a lot lately.

   It hurts to know you are going through this.

Always focus your writing on the hurting individual. Think you as you write.


3. Write your heart

Imagine the person is in front of you. Communicate your deep concern. Write with your heart, not just your head.

   I know you are hurting, and I wish I could be there.

   My heart broke when I heard that…

   I wish I could take away the pain.

Let your message express what you feel inside.


Dear God, Enable me to reach out with your love and be as consistent in my caring as you are in caring for me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

July 1    Abigail Norman               

July 3    Harold  York                                   

July 5    Ivan  Dominguez        

              Marsha Gray               

July 6    Jan Jordan         

              Nancy Pellerin               

July 7    Laura Barnes     

              Lynn Belton               

July 8    Jean Marinus               

July 10  Matthew Johnson               

July 11  Jeffrey Norman               

July 12  Lila Kirkendall               

July 14  Barbara Hays    

              Kevin Reed        

Frank Spencer               

July 16  Kathy Bouldin               

July 17  Ken Einhorn               

July 18  Lesley Estes       

              Sue Watson               

July 19  Nancy Gibson              

July 21  Carol  Pinckard               

July 23  Suzanne Chaney               

July 24  John Landers               

July 26  Janice Ferguson

              Thom  Lang       

Katy Merriweather        

              Louise  Tedford               

July 28  Bob Watson               

July 29  Beth Gillham     

              Barbara Wray               

July 30  Krista Payne               

July 31  Les Broomall 

Celebrate James DVD Study

With 12 video teaching sessions approximately 5-8 minutes each. Pastor Keith Loy expounds on the book of James and emphasizes how faith expresses itself in works.

I Can Only Imagine DVD (plus 3 hours Extras). This is a gripping reminder of the power of forgiven and illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love. The hours of extras makes it work seeing again.

I Am Not Ashamed DVD This is  the powerful story of Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine shooting and it reminds us that when we put our lives  in God’s hands, we can make a world of difference.    

If you have any any questions about the Library or if you are looking for a certain book or DVD please contact me. Diane Crawford at





The Hospitality team needs your help by volunteering your time of 10 minutes to help welcome visitors and members on a Sunday morning at the coffee corner in the narthex. Times are 830am, 1000 am and 1115 am and you get to choose which time and date works best for your schedule Duties include bringing& setting out sweets/cookies, help with clean up.

Contact Paulette Payne or sign up online


Floral Dedication July 1, 2018
To the glory of God and in memory of Elsie B. Markley with love 
from Pat and Mary Frances Markley.

North Hills Gallery July 4-30,2018
Located at Northwest Hills UMC Downstairs
Title: “Dan Merrell, American Realist” 
Artist: Dan Merrell an Austin realist painter captures the world in astonishing detail.
Reception July 8,12:15-1:15 PM
Hours Open: Monday- Thursday 10 AM-5 PM,  Sunday 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM    
Closed Friday and Saturday
Cost: Free

Thank you to all who have given, we pray God blesses you.
The Quarterly Giving Statements are ready and can be picked up in the Sanctuary Lobby. Please stop by and pick up your statement
this Sunday.

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Contemporary Worship 9:00am - Sunday Study Groups 10:10am - Traditional Worship 11:00am

7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731 512.345.1743