Fellowship of Longview
10:30 AM – Coffee, Snacks and Fellowship
11:00 AM – Service
(Discussion follows the Service)
*** Childcare for children 10 years and younger: 10:45 – 12:45 ***
Children are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary with their parents.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Perspective: A Positive Persistence
Perspective in our everyday life should involve a positivity that persists. With each of these three aspects (perspective, positivity, persistence) explained, as well as personal examples of each, the speaker hopes to help you understand that a set of perspectives, not just your own, is needed for the best teams, the best communities and the best version of ourselves.
Speaker: James Rogers
Having graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce last year, James Rogers is continually setting his own bar for success higher and higher. Through his unlikely beginnings in academia, as a high-school dropout, James didn’t have many aspirations for his life. It was his infectious positivity towards life, and some encouragement from his best friend that jump-started his foray into higher education at Northeast Texas Community College in the fall of 2010. Over the next two years James took off, earning his spot in the top ten percent of his graduating class, being invited (and inducted) into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and becoming managing editor for The Eagle, NTCC’s student newspaper. James graduated from NTCC in May of 2012 and transferred to Commerce with enough scholarships to pay for his Baccalaureate degree (graduated cum laude in 2013), and earned his Masters of Science in Technology/Project Management with a perfect 4.0 GPA. From these tremendous opportunities James was able to sharpen his leadership skills, and has continued to utilize his ability to lead in every facet of his life. Additionally, James recently celebrated his 8th year with Lowe’s RDC 955 in Mount Vernon, Texas. He supplies the team there (of nearly 1,000 employees) with all things technical. James considers himself lucky because growing up he was always interested in technology and had no doubts about this when we found himself choosing his major, much less getting to work with technology for a living. If one fast paced job wasn’t enough, in his “spare” time, James adjuncts for NTCC as a BCIS faculty member. When James isn’t reading/researching about up and coming technologies, he enjoys collecting memories via traveling (with the hope to eventually travel the world), pushing back against gravity by sky-diving, and most of all, leading by example for his family.
This year’s Annual Congregational Business Meeting will be held this Sunday, December 11th following the service and discussion. All are invited to attend.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up an extra can of tuna or jar of peanut butter or bag of rice or can of chili and bring it with you and put it in the food basket in the lobby and I will take it to Longview Community Ministries to help feed the poor and hungry of our community.
The City of Longview has partnered with local businesses to offer glass recycling of bottles and jars at several drop-off locations throughout the community.
At each location, glass bottles and jars may be deposited into 95-gallon carts with yellow lids; however, other kinds of glass such as lights bulbs, mirrors, and auto glass cannot be accepted.
Glass Recycling Drop-Off Locations for bottles and jars:
- Broughton Recreation Center – 801 MLK Blvd
- Gregg County Precinct 2 – 3211 W Marshall Ave # A, (behind the building by the dumpsters)
- Hometown Hardware – 1341 Heritage Blvd, on the West side of the building
- Lowes – 3313 N Fourth Street, by the entrance door
- Hardin’s True Value – 106 Delwood Dr, behind the building
- City of Longview Compost Facility – 2020 Swinging Bridge Road
Religious Society of Friends
The Quakers meet in the building at the back of our parking lot on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 2 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
Contact Susan Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org