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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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McKENDREE UMC to HOST EVENT
ON POPULAR MUSIC AND EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 3-8 pm

U2, 1For close to 40 years now the Irish rock band U2 have been creating music infused with Christian and religious imagery and political commentary and protest.  Their music has often carried the tones of prophetic protest, expressions of joy and praise, and cries of lament and doubt.  While not a self-proclaimed Christian band, biblical themes, phrases, and psalms are widespread throughout their musical catalogue.  Given their status as arguably one of the biggest acts in popular music over the last 4 decades, it is worth exploring the connections.

McKendree UMC is hosting a special afternoon and evening event on Friday, May 25 to foster discussion around the interaction of popular culture and Christian faith in downtown Nashville, the day before U2 plays at the Bridgestone Arena on the Nashville stop of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE TOUR 2018.  The event will begin Friday afternoon at 3:00pm in the sanctuary and will extend until about 8:00pm and will feature times of communal sharing and worship, open conversations and dialogues around faith and popular culture, music and singing, and a special guest message.  The event is free flowing and while everyone is welcome to be part of the entire afternoon and evening, participants are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows.

The event will include a message by Christian author and podcaster, Jonathan Martin (http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com).  Jonathan is the author of Prototype and How to Survive a Shipwreck and has served as a pastor, church planter, and activist.  His popular podcast Son of a Preacher Man is about finding “beauty in brokenness, grace in grit, and God in the ambiguity of the in-between.”  For more information on the event, feel free to visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2031106580479569/ or contact Rick Quinn at mckendreerick@gmail.com.

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 OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE — McKENDREE CLOTHES CLOSET

We are in great need of persons to help organize clothing in our church clothes closet.  We have been gifted with a large donation of clothes, but they must be sorted, folded and organized before we can re-open the closet to the public.  If you can assist for a morning, an afternoon, an evening, a couple of hours, whatever fits your schedule – we truly need help!   Please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office if you can donate some time (mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600).

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2018 Hay Day, 1a

2018 McKENDREE UMC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
“Hay Day: Growing in Friendship with Jesus”

One-Day Fun Filled Event
Saturday, June 2
9am-4pm

For children age 3 years to 5th grade!

Volunteers are needed!  If you are willing to help in any way please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office (615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com).  Nursery care will be provided for VBS workers/volunteers.

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