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McKendree is a family of people coming together. People of all races sing in harmony. The homeless hold hands with the affluent. We celebrate that we are all God’s children, worshiping and serving together.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE — DOWNTOWN HOME TOUR, APRIL 15

DOWNTOWN HOME TOUR, APRIL 15  Thanks to those who came out last Sunday and gave out cookies and information flyers to folks in our downtown neighborhood.  It was a cold day (for April) but we gave out two trays of cookies and got to meet some really nice people.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE — BUENA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BUENA VISTA ELEMENTARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  The 3rd/4th grade students at our Pencil Partner, Buena Vista Elementary will take the state assessment, TNReady, in just a few short weeks.  Students will sit for a portion of the exam each day – each section lasting anywhere from 45-80 minutes.  We are looking for volunteers who are interested/willing to assist as test proctors in our four 3rd/4th grade classrooms.  In this role, you’ll be “teacher back-up” when it comes to handing out materials, ensuring that students have what they need during the test, watching the classroom in case the teacher has to step out with a student, etc.  There are still two dates that need a volunteer — April 25th and April 27th.

If you’re curious about what sitting in a room full of quiet students looks like, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

If interested, please use this link to see the schedule/sign-up for one of the days/times:  https://www.volunteersignup.org/PEQHW.  If you sign up for a slot, contact Rick Quinn at mckendreerick@gmail.com for information on location and sign in procedure at the school.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE — WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS, APRIL 27-29

WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS!  On Sunday, April 29th, we will have a Worship Without Walls experience.   We will come together for a short worship service, then we will serve God by helping others.  NOTE: The work projects for Buena Vista Elementary School are for Friday/Saturday, April 27/28.  Our work projects will be:

          Scarritt Bennett Center, Sunday, April 29
Outside work – weeding, mulching, etc. on the grounds
Inside work – polishing and cleaning tables and chairs

          McKendree Church, Sunday, April 29
Clothes Closet – folding and organizing clothes
Cleaning – dusting and polishing pews

          Buena Vista Elementary School, Friday/Saturday, April 27/28
Friday, April 27 – Sorting donations for Health and Wellness Fair, 11am-3pm
Saturday, April 28 – Health and Wellness Fair, 9am-2pm

If you would like to participate in one of these projects, or if you need more information, please contact Debbie McCormick at dmccormick1@gmail.com.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE — CREATION CARE MINISTRY, MAY 12

CREATION CARE MINISTRY  On Saturday, May 12th, McKendree Church will co-sponsor in Creation Care Recycling Day at West End UMC, from 9am-12pm.  This will be an opportunity for:

Document shredding – bring paper and photos in an untied garbage bag or open box
Electronic recycling – computers, monitors, DVD players, electronics, printers, televisions and more.  There is a $10 charge for CRT monitors and a $25 charge for all televisions.
Batteries – dry-cell batteries, disposable and rechargeable and others
Medications – dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs, pills, liquids, inhalers
Donations for Goodwill – clothing, household items, furniture, books, working appliances

As a co-sponsor, we need volunteers to help at West End UMC on May 12.  Volunteers will direct cars through the parking lot and help unload items from people’s cars/trucks.  We need to fill 3 slots from 8:30-12:15.  You can volunteer for all 4 hours, or for 2-hour shifts (8:30-10:40/10:30-12:15).  (West End UMC is located at 2200 West End Avenue, in the Vanderbilt area.)  If you have questions or can help on May 12, please contact Karasheila Jackson at krochellenoskcaj@gmail.com.  Thanks for your help!

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