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Richard A. Earl biologically matured in San Pedro, California, the port city for Los Angeles during the turbulent 1960s. His family attended the First Presbyterian Church of San Pedro in which he was confirmed in 1960. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he attended and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA he was an active member of the Geography Club and a founding member of the UCLA Conservation Club. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography at Arizona State University. At New Mexico State University (NMSU he served as Geography Program Coordinator where he helped grow a dying program from 8 majors to over fifty majors between 1985 and 1989.

He joined Southwest Texas State/Texas State Geography and First United Methodist Church-San Marcos in 1991. Between 2006 and 2016 he served

as Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Geography. During that time, he has helped to maintain the majors count of over 600 while updating academic curricula and increasing academic standards to insure the professional success of the graduates. Among his most proud accomplishments has been his role as faculty advisor for the Texas State chapter of the Geography honor society, Gamma Theta Upsilon that has received national recognition in 1997, 2004, 2014, and 2016. He has supervised more than 40 completed masters degrees and served on numerous completed Ph.D. and masters committees. He is recognized as a “real,” “down to Earth” geographer for his teaching field methods courses, and his organizing and conducting numerous field trips in our region, and field excursion to Europe, Chile, and the American Southwest.

Dr. Earl has been on the Board of United Campus Ministries at Texas State University for the past several years.





July 7 - Shawn Colson

Director of Youth Ministries, FCC


July 14 - Dr. Prince Altom

Associate Pastor, FCC


July 21 - Belinda Gardner

Volunteer Coordinator, CTMC


July 28 - Christopher Sanchez

Housing Coordinator, San Marcos Housing Task Force





Saturday, July 6

Breakfast @8:00 - All are welcome!

VBS Work Day (HOUR)

Can you help for an hour? There are a few things that need to get ready for VBS - beginning July 14!!! Thanks in advance!




Cookies Needed for VBS

Homemade or Store bought!!! Cookies are the dessert for each of the five evening meals, so we will need lots of cookies.

Please bring the cookies - marked VBS and put them

in the kitchen by Friday July 12th!!

Please, no cookies with nuts or peanut butter! Thanks!!!


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Reminder - - Wedding Reception

For Bonnie and Steve this coming Sunday after church in fellowship hall.

We will have cake and snacks. Remember to bring your card

and please, no gifts.

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Nice Clean Kitchen

A few afternoons of cleaning have made a great difference in the church kitchen. During the process items were discovered that have been left in the kitchen over the past few months. Those items are now on a table in the Education Hallway. Please take a look to see if any of those belong in your kitchen.




Lazarus Bags Ready for Pickup!!

Our Kids in Children's Church have completed the Lazarus Bags and they are in the Narthex ready for you to pick one up to keep in your car. Be sure to check the table by Fellowship Hall - only a few are left!



´╗┐Camp Nurse Needed

July 7-13, 2019. For Chi Rho camp @Disciples Oaks Camp

This position can be filled by an EMT, Paramedic, LVN, or RN. Retired or working as long as their paperwork with the State is current. This is a paying position, plus 3-meals a day, and the use of the Lindley Center which now has internet. This is a very important part of the staff of Disciple Oaks

and is one that needs to be filled.


We hope and pray that someone feels the call to be part of this

year's camping program and will serve that week.


You can reach Rev. Scott Miller at (830) 437-2900 call or text or

e-mail discipleoaks@gmail.com



United Campus Ministries


Start collecting/saving your unwanted items to support and benefit UCM.

Your items will be greatly appreciated and will need to be delivered

to the United Campus Ministries Building between

´╗┐Monday, July 29 and Friday, August 2.