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Christmas Shoeboxes for UMCOR

The McKendree Evangelism/Missions/Social Justice Team is working with Mt. Carmel UMC in Clarksville for our Project Christmas Shoe Box.  Our Christmas Shoe boxes will go through UMCOR to Latin America to the mission workers who serve in those countries.

The boxes and the suggested list of items will be on the tables at the front and back entrances.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO FOOD ITEMS, NO GUM, NO TOOTHPASTE!

Suggested items for the boxes are:

  • Small toys — balls, dolls, hot wheels cars, marbles (limit 5), McDonald’s toys

  • Personal hygiene items – lotion, shampoo, comb and brush, small hand mirror, toothbrush, soap, washcloth

  • School items – pencils (limit 4), pencil sharpener, crayons (limit 5), colored pencils, paper.

  • Clothing – one pair flip-flops, 1 pair of socks for Sunday, underwear, shorts and t-shirts (boys and girls), dresses

NOTE:  The shipping cost for each box is $5.00.  You can write a check to McKendree Church and tape it in an envelope to your box.  McKendree Church will deposit the checks and make one single check for the shipping.

The deadline date for returning the boxes is August 26th.



The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is pleased to announce that Emily Scott has accepted the position as Director of Children’s Ministry at McKendree UMC.  Emily has exemplified her love for God and willingness to share that love with children.  She is currently enrolled at Belmont University.  Emily has extensive experience working with children and assisting with making them disciples of Jesus Christ.  Her leadership and commitment are making lifelong positive impressions on our children.  We look forward to the great things that God will do through her as our children learn about the love of Jesus Christ.

We are also pleased to announce that Jason Wayne has joined the McKendree staff as Facilities Manager.  This position will be responsible for maintaining our well-known historic facility.  He is coming to us from Ohio with a vast array of experience in the management of facilities as well as other gifts of carpentry and welding.  We thank him also for his service to our country where he served in the U. S. Army.  He is listening to God’s call on his life in ministry.  We are elated to have Jason serve with us and become a resident of Nashville.

Please join us in holding Emily and Jason in prayer and support as they work in the service of God through McKendree now and in the days ahead.



CHRISTMAS IN JULY   Thank you to everyone who brought spiral notebooks, composition notebooks and pencils for Buena Vista Elementary School.  It’s not too late — you can still bring them to the church office or to morning worship!  School supplies will be needed all through the school year.  Gift wrapping not necessary!  Supplies are still coming in, so we don’t have a total count yet.  We’ll give you the total of our gifts soon!

WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Worship Without Walls projects on July 29th.  A group of people went to Buena Vista Elementary School and worked at setting up their Behavior Store, and their clothing room.   Two groups of people worked here at McKendree Church – counting and organizing the Christmas In July school supplies, and also sorting, folding and organizing clothes for McKendree’s Clothes Closet.  Your work was a blessing and very much appreciated!



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