August is here and school starts back up on the 14th! Summer has gone by fast. It’s been a mild Summer this year, we have only officially reached 100 once so far. That’s pretty amazing for Texas.   Our Mission Project for July and August is to collect school supplies for children so everyone can start school with everything they need to succeed. In addition to the normal supplies we collect and give to the schools here in Godley the elementary school has requested Clorox wipes and fine tipped dry erase markers. Please bring all donations to the church by the 11th so we can bless them and give them to the schools by the 14th. This year the elementary school has invited us to be a part of their Meet the Teacher day on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to show the parents how much we love and support them as we welcome them back to school. In addition to you being there to join us in saying welcome we also need bottled water, snack sized bags of chips, and popsicles to hand out as they come in. The more people we have from our church the more it lets them know we care. On Sunday the 11th we are having our Back to School Blessing during both services. Bring your bags, purses, and backpacks and we will bless them and give you a tag to put on them letting everyone know you have been Blessed at Godley UMC. Then following the 11:00 service we are having an Italian Potluck Lunch. Bring your favorite dish to share. Wednesday, August 14th is the official 1st day of school. Busses will be running, parents will be trying to figure out how to get their kids in and out, and the teachers and kids will be filled with excitement. To join in with this celebration we will be handing out doughnuts and bottled water here at church and telling everyone welcome back to school. We need everyone here at church by 7:00 am so we can set up and be ready to say welcome. WE NEED YOU! It takes all of us to make up the Body of Christ here at Godley UMC.     Pastor Randy Tucker 972-977-3750