On March 16, 20 youth & 15 adults heard a story of strength, love, and perseverance to leave a life destined for persecution to make a new life in America. Tony’s message was to be true to yourself, stand up for what you believe is right, love family and country, and work hard and pray. You truly can be anything you want to be! Thank you, Tony, for sharing your story and inspiring us all to be better Christians and Americans!
On March 16, join us as we meet Tony Aleyas, owner of Locke’s Party store.
He will share his story of how he came to America from Iraq as a 16 year old Christian with $10 in his pocket, and how he made his new life here. Afterward we will share in fellowship with game night fun! Bring a friend, a snack to share, and your favorite game. Beverages provided. Other interested adults are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to Tina.
Lenten Simple Meals Adult Study
March 12 – April 9
“A Place at the Table: 40 days of Solidarity with the Poor” by Chris Seay will be discussed. Books will be available – a $10 donation is appreciated.
The meal begins at 5:30, studies are from 6:15 -7:30.
March 12, 26, & April 9 at 1st Presbyterian - March 19 & April 2 at St. Jude’s.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is less than a month away.You can donate online now until Feb. 2 by going to www.yougivegoods.com/YouthMakingADifference.
All online proceeds will benefit the North End Soup Kitchen.
On Feb. 2, the youth will be on hand after both worship services to receive food and monetary donations. These will be distributed to UMC’s food pantry and to NESK.
Please share this information with your friends! The Youth Group thanks you!
The Bible speaks to a church in transition. From now until we have a successor to Pastor Dale there will be a lot of questions. Many questions will be about what we should do. As we begin to think about the questions—and the answers—with the leadership of our Interim Pastor, we also need to think about how we think about those things. (What a lot of thinking!) This 8 part series will lift up how scripture addresses some of the questions, reminding us that it may be more important to seek out what God thinks than what we think.
The meal begins at 5:30pm. Discussion are from 6:15-7:30 and are led by the Reverend Lloyd Hall.
Jan. 8 – Identity: Who are we and who do people think we are?
Jan. 15 – Ambience: What should it feel like to be part of this church?
Jan. 22 – Ownership: Who is in charge here? How?
Jan. 29 – Governance: To whom do we entrust leadership? Why?
Feb. 5 – Worship: At 9 or 11 AM on Sunday, what are we doing?
Feb. 12 – Calendar: Does scripture get in the way of our calendar?
Feb. 19 – Fellowship: Other members and other churches, so what?
Feb. 26 – Expectation: What’s there, on the other side?
The annual Tailgate Party will be held Sunday, September 29, following the 11:00 service. Come join us and enjoy burgers and hot dogs while cheering for your favorite teams. Show your team colors!
Carpenter’s Corner is hosting a kick-off event in coordination with the tailgate party on Sept. 29th after 11am worship. There will be games for the children, and guided tours of the updated classrooms for everyone. Check out all of the new murals! Pictures will be posted soon. Hey kids, don’t forget to wear your own school colors that day!
A MANDATORY child abuse prevention meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. This is for all teachers & shepherds that work with children AND youth, including nursery volunteers. Carpenter’s Corner lesson plans will also be handed out at that time. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Tina if you are unable to make that meeting!
Thank you to Bill and Jean Hermann for hosting us at their beautiful home
on July 24th! We had the opportunity to get to know them a little better
(Bill the jokester and Jean the artist!) and play in their sanctuary of a
yard. Jean makes pretty mean peanut butter cookies too 🙂 We look forward
to more fellowship opportunities with them and other members of the