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Women's Celebration Event


Saturday, October 28th

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guest speaker: Sherry Skinner

This is a free event


John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darknesshas not overcome it.”

Lanes Chapel UMC8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703 / 903-561-5703

Come enjoy Buffet--Fellowship--Door Prizes--Worship and Word from the Lord!

Childcare available with RSVP

About the speaker:

Sherry Skinner loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all of her heart, soul, mind and strength.  At age 14, Sherry was the first person in her family to become a Christian.  Several months later her mother, father and brother became believers in Christ, and a domestically violent, dysfunctional, “socially alcoholic” family became transformed by the forgiveness and love of God.

Skinner has an extensive business background with core expertise in the areas of marketing, sales, education, communication and customer service.  She was elected to the local school board, and was Board President and Vice-President, and served as the legislative liaison with the Indiana legislature, and represented the Board in contract negotiations.  Skinner has owned two business enterprises: Happy Day Express Nursery School and 4P Marking Consultants.  Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, with a double-major in marketing and sociology, an Executive MBA from Regent University and has completed a one-year leadership program through the Center for Creative Leadership.  Sherry serves as a financial coach and teaches Dave Ramsey’s workshop, Financial Peace University, at First Baptist Church.

Sherry has experienced marriage, motherhood, becoming a grandmother, and having a successful business career.   There is great joy in serving as the Executive Director of the Christian Women’s Job Corps.  “Everything experienced and learned these years has prepared me for this present time to minister in this way.  Praise God for His amazing plans!”

Information on Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler:  Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler began in 1998 with the vision of one woman, Sandra Mitcham, who wanted to love and help lift women out of chronic poverty into self-sufficiency and employment in a faith-based environment.  CWJC was born and graduated 6 students that first year; in 2000 we became a 501c3 nonprofit.  The Mission of CWJC is to equip women with job skills and life skills in a Christ-centered environment.

In 2016, CWJC had 188 women graduate from the program with 142 women finding employment.  Most recently, the Spring 2017 session had 55 women graduate from the program.  We rejoice with this outcome, but more importantly, 14 women gave their life to Christ and 15 women rededicated their life to Him!   Donors, grant and foundations want to know the measurements of success (rightfully so) and God has blessed us with cutting edge technology and curriculum that increases the probability of employment.  God is permitting us to be about Kingdom-work and spiritual harvest.  Please consider joining us as a volunteer!   You will be fully trained, and it becomes an opportunity to share your talents, gifts, and experiences based upon the time that you can give for a session.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017  5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wear a costume, bring your bucket, be ready for games, fun, AND CANDY!!!!  Contact Mrs. Viki with any questions 903-561-5703 or

Pumpkin Patch Information Page

The Pumpkin Patch will be open Sunday, October 1st - Tuesday, October 31st.  Monday - Saturday 11 AM - DUSK and Sunday 12- DUSK.  We have pumpkins starting at 50 cents!!!  Activities and games will be held on Saturdays!  Have your photo taken any time! Bring your family & friends and enjoy the fun!!! 

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST:  The rules are simple, to be eligible your pumpkin must have been purchased from one of our partner patches - Lanes Chapel UMC Pumpkin Patch.  To enter, you will take a picture of your carved pumpkin and upload it to the contest gallery at The contest sticker (sticker will be provided at time of purchase) must be present in the picture; without the sticker the entry will be disqualified. Once submitted you will be given a link where you can share your jack-o-lantern and ask friends to vote.  We will not pick the winner. The winner will be chosen by Facebook votes. A contest photo gallery will display all the entry’s and automatically order the pictures based on who is currently in the lead.  Each Facebook user can vote once. Everyone is eligible to enter including patch volunteers and church members. Anyone with an IP address outside the US will be automatically blocked from entering as a precaution to prevent fraudulent entries. There will also be a $1,000 dollar prize to the organization that sells the winning pumpkin. Entries will be accepted beginning September 1st and ending November 1st at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced the following day, November 2nd.

DOG COSTUME CONTEST:  DOG SCOUTS of Tyler will be hosting and sponsoring a DOG COSTUME CONTEST, Sunday, October 1st at 4:00 PM for well mannered pooches. Prizes provided by DOG SCOUTS.

Friday Fun Night-Parents Night Out

NEXT Friday Fun Night!

(Parents Night Out)

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

6:00-8:30 PM

Parents enjoy a night out while our children's ministry provides a fun place for your children to hang out. Each month brings a different theme and a different meal. It is a lot of fun. Many children come in their PJs so they are ready for bed when they get home.

Thank you for making sure we receive your RSVP to Mrs. Viki Skinner no later than the first Tuesday of each month.


Food Pantry

Food Pantry Hours of Operation

The Lanes Chapel Food Pantry is open every Tuesday & Thursday on the 2nd & 4th week of each month from 9-12.


September 26th and September 28th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 10th and October 12th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 24th and October 26th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(Entrance at doors to the left of the church offices)

*Please bring a photo ID

*You may receive a bag of groceries once every 30 days

If you have any questions please contact our Food Pantry Director Jesse Oller 903-343-1860