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Blue Mound UMC Newsletter JANUARY 2021
To Our Ministry Leaders
2020 was a difficult year for all of us. Please join me in Giving Thanks to the Staff of Blue Mound UMC for keeping us in touch with worship and fellowship online and in person. Keep up the good work, looking forward: To A Wonderful 2021!
01 Elizabeth Foster
03 Sharon Knappe
05 Debbie Martin
10 Beth Fleming
11 Kyle Ray Douglas
12 Michelle Corazao
15 Linda Boyer
16 Dorothy Smith
17 Jacob Cooper
20 Robert Franklin
22 Linda Brandenberger
23 Dorothy Franklin
24 Eula Belle Roberson
25 Bob Howell
27 Dana Wright
08 D’Lynn and Joe Ewing
Do you suffer from a condition called FOMO? This condition has been around for decades but is very present in this technology age. Until recently, I had not heard of FOMO but I have heard of what it stands for: F.O.M.O. = FEAR OF MISSING OUT.
Fear of missing out is a social anxiety stemmed from the belief that others might be having fun while the person experiencing the anxiety is not present. It is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. FOMO can lead to depression, increased feelings of unhappiness and greater involvement in unhealthy behaviors. This is not my conclusions but those of medical and social experts.
The explosion of social media has launched many people headfirst into the FOMO experience. Even when we are “together” we connect by phone. Yes, our phones are valuable tools particularly during this pandemic but have we long ago become addicted to them? Many people have the need for their smart phones to be “tuned” into things that are going on – everywhere. Not wanting to miss anything. But we have been missing something very important, hands on connection with family, friends and God. This is the true Missing Out. – Linda
In the 2021 Make a New Year’s Resolution – Take Time To:
Silence Your Phone and Listen to God!
Our Calendar for
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
BLUE MOUND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
8421 N. Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207-1537 (940) 382-0825
Midway between Denton and Sanger at Exit 473
Sunday School: 9:30 am, Sunday Worship: 10:45 am
Linda Boyer, Newsletter Editor
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