Annual Easter Son-Rise Service

The Annual Easter Beach ‘SON Rise’ Service, sponsored by the Bolivar Peninsula Ministerial Alliance, drew another record crowd. Worshipers came in golf carts, ATVs, cars and by foot to take part in this glorious event on the beach. As the sun rose above the gulf, the uplifting music and powerful Easter message touched the hearts of everyone in attendance. And the generosity of this wonderful

REMNANT Youth on the Go

remnant0By Steven Arthur
The Remnant youth have been on the go this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Our Thanksgiving Bake Sale fundraiser went well! The students managed to raise over $500 on pies, cookies, and brownies. The peninsula community has been such a great blessing when it comes to support our youth and helping them go to

Rita Moseley, Person of the Year

rita_0By Linda Elissalde
The Advisory Council of Bay Vue United Methodist Church named RITA MOSELEY as their PERSON OF THE YEAR for 2016. This group chooses one member, out of all the outstanding folk who attend Bay Vue UMC, as someone who has contributed the most to family, friends, church and community. Gary Huebel was the recipient

Remnant Youth are on the move!

remnant_0By Steven Arthur
The Summer has been busy, fast, and fun! Let’s start with youth camp. Nineteen students went all the way to Alto Frio, west of San Antonio, in the hill country. We spent 4th of July during camp! We had a blast! We all took part in a Guinness Book of World Records putting together 1300 foot long hot-dogs. It was crazy. There were a lot of activities. And


bvumc_0Pictures! DVDs! Letters! Photographs! Albums!
Bay Vue UMC is revving up for a Birthday Homecoming Celebration on September 25, 2016. The church welcomes any memorabilia from the past connected with Bay Vue. If you have anything you would lend, or give, to display at this celebration, please contact Janet Leigh Davis (409-939-8789), Linda C. Elissalde (409-684-2634) or

BV UMC Children’s Church

ChildrensChurch0By Linda Elissalde

“Jesus loves the little children;
all the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white.
They are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.”


Back To School FUN

bvumc_0Summer hasn’t really ended yet, but the women of Crystal Beach Bay Vue United Methodist Church are already planning a Back To School fun event for all the students of Bolivar Peninsula and High Island. The United Methodist Women (UMW) have been participating in a weekly reading program at Crenshaw School where adults listen to children read on a one to one basis. “It’s such a joy to be

Reverend W.C. Hall is honored by BVUMC

hall0By Linda Elissalde
It was 1963 when seminary student W. C. Hall was assigned to a new church in Crystal Beach, Texas. That was BayVue United Methodist Church. The name came from its location on BayVue Street. Today that building is Second Going Resale Store. W.C. lived in a small apartment on top of the edifice. A wheezing organ was donated to the

Beth Moore Live, “Living Proof” via Simulcast

bethmooreSeptember 12th, First Baptist Church Crystal Beach will be hosting the “Living Proof” Live Simulcast, with Beth Moore, Bible teacher and best-selling author. The event kicks off Saturday, September 12th, at 8:30 am and ends at 4:15 pm. Tickets are $25 covering one full day of music and worship, sessions led by Beth Moore, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Mark your calendars and

2nd Annual YUCK GAMES

yuckgamesIt’s that time of year where we celebrate a day off from work. However, the Remnant celebrates it in style, a messy style that is! What do we mean by MESSY? Well, if you are a student that is going into the 6th – 12 grades, you love food, and like to get MESSY, then you will want to join us at Crystal Beach Baptist Church for the ultimate wild and crazy 2nd Annual YUCK GAMES!!! We will be serving up

REMNANT cleans up cemetery

cemetery_0The REMNANT youth group from First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach got busy cleaning the Community Cemetery on Saturday morning. Led by Steven Arthur and assisted by Tom Hughes and Agnes Schultz, the crew met up at the cemetery to perform the much needed mowing and raking task. High Island High students Jessica McDowell and Reigh-Ann Landry, along with

Bay Vue UMC Welcomes new Pastor

By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue UMC welcomed their new pastor Valerie Hudson Sunday, July 5, 2015. Valerie will also serve as pastor to St. Matthews in High Island and First Methodist in Port Bolivar. Pastor Valerie comes to the peninsula after serving 4 years at Lake Palestine UMC. Before that she served 7 years at Bellaire UMC and 1 year in the home church of her youth at Angleton First UMC. Valerie was active as a lay person in many different ministries before she began

You know the Fish Fry is a Success…

…when you run out of Fish!
fishfry_0By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church thanks everyone who helped to make their first post-Ike Fish Fry a grand success. So many wonderful community folk responded that the cooks actually ran out of fish. Treasurer Sara Kruft and Trustee James Dinkins were sent out to find more. Even then, some folks had to be turned away. (We surely hope


fishfryPapa, don’t cook. Mama, don’t cry.
Buy your lunch at Bay Vue’s Fish Fry!

June 20, is the Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend. Don’t miss out on visiting time with good old dad. Instead of cooking, purchase your Fried Fish Lunch at Bay Vue United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Crystal Beach from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dine In or Take Out

An Invitation to Women’s Celebration

bvumcAttention! All Women! This is your invitation to a special WOMEN’S CELEBRATION on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Prepare for a joyous gathering of fellowship, inspiration and refreshments. Longtime Bolivar Peninsula favorite Janet Leigh Davis will present an uplifting speech while Susan Monroe and Gail Abbey provide glorious music. It is a winning mixture of fun, music, blessings and

Women’s Beachside Retreat

cbbaptistApril 24th and 25th, First Baptist Church Crystal Beach will be hosting a live simulcast with Bible teacher and best-selling author Priscilla Shirer live from New Orleans, LA. Priscilla Shirer is the daughter of Dr Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas. All ladies eighteen and older are invited to attend. Friday’s session is from 6:30pm – 10:00pm with worship music led by Karen Grumbles.

Final Lenten Luncheon of the Season

bvumcBay Vue United Methodist Church of Crystal Beach once again invites everyone to share in their final Lenten Luncheon of the Series. Last, but never ever the least, will be Pastor W.C. Hall on March 25. Everybody always enjoys hearing a message from Rev. Hall. W.C. was the first pastor for Bay Vue. He was a seminary student at the time, and Bay Vue was situated in the building that is now

Being Methodist in the Bible Belt

methodistBay Vue United Methodist Church is hosting a class on Methodist beliefs and doctrines called “Being Methodist in the Bible Belt”. The class will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm beginning January 13. The class is based on the book by Belton Joyner, Jr, “Being Methodist in the Bible Belt”. “Some Methodists are confused about what are the actual doctrines and beliefs of the church”, said pastor

Community invited to Advent Luncheon

luncheon0By Linda Elissalde
Hear ye! Hear ye! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming, and Bay Vue United Methodist Church is busily preparing for the season. Our entire community is invited to partake of a delicious Advent Luncheon and hear our Inspirational Speaker during this most special time. The luncheon will be Wednesday, December 17. Lunch starts at

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