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I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely, I know the plans I have for you says God. Plans for your welfare and not harm, to give you a future with hope.
-Jeremiah 29: 10-11
As we begin a new year, we look forward with hope to the plans God has for Wimberley UMC. Despite the challenges of the past two years, and those we will face in the future, we have much to celebrate, including the return of the Pumpkin Patch and Jingle Jam, filling the stable to overflowing for the Heifer Project during Advent, Mission Team trips to Mission Border Hope in Eagle Pass, providing Iglesia Bautista de Wimberley a place to worship, flourishing youth and family ministry programs, a vibrant music program, a successful preschool in Bright Beginnings and more. We are grateful both to have returned to our sanctuary mid-year and for our growing online worship community.
This month, we will celebrate the work of our church and consider how we will commit our resources - our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness - to support our mission to invite, make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ in a community of love and encouragement. At our core, Wimberley UMC is a community of hope. Now more than ever our congregation stands as a beacon of hope, welcome, and radical hospitality. We invite you to join us in giving thanks for our many blessings and for the gifts that support our church. You can find the pledge card on our Giving Page, and encourage you to fill out the form on Sunday, January 30. Together, we will fill out the cards and celebrate God's beautiful gift of "a Future with Hope."
Mark Anthony Cruz will give a free concert on Sunday, January 16, at 3pm at Wimberley United Methodist Church. The acclaimed classical guitarist earned his MM from Texas State University San Marcos where he has been professor of guitar for 18 years. Curz will share hymns, baroque, and his original original compositions.
Cruz's Triptych for solo guitar has been performed internationally by guitar virtuoso Adam Holzman. Such notable artists as the Presti Trio, TxGQ and the Hanser/McClellan Duo have also performed his work in addition to numerous high schools and universities across the country and abroad.
As a performer, Cruz placed 1st in the 2013 Winfield International Fingerstyle Competition. He was a feature artist at the Eastfield Guitar Festival in Dallas, TX in 2008; Classical Minds Guitar Festival in Houston, TX in 2009 and '14; Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition in 2014; Dr. Joseph Williams' Classical Guitar Conference in 2017 and at Dr. Isaac Bustos' Houston Classical Guitar Workshop in 2016 and '17.
Five of Cruz's CDs have been featured on the internationally syndicated radio program Classical Guitar Alive hosted by Tony Morris. Two of his all-original Cds received positive reviews in the scholarly periodical, Soundboard.
“...Exciting and exhilarating, a definite Yes”
—Classical Guitar Magazine (UK)
"Cruz, so versed in the guitar beyond classical frontiers…"
As a teacher, Cruz's students have won first and top prizes in the national Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival. In 2015, he taught at the Narnia Music Festival in Narni, Italy. Many of his former students are active in the Texas education system.
WUMC Worship Services
While we love to see you at church, where you can share fellowship and community with your friends and family, we understand that sometimes life gets in the way.
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A comfort room is available for babies needing some extra TLC.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month.