What’s Happening: September 23, 2016

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!!!  —   http://www.McKendreeNashville.com

That’s right, we have a new spot on the internet!  New format, new features, and new look!  Be sure to check it out!  Our email address is still the same – mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.

THIS WEEK AT McKENDREE!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am (on Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am).  Our September sermon series is “Count Life All Joy!”   God calls us to celebrate in the midst of the chaos.  This life is filled with uncertainty and uncontrollable situations, but life, the life that God gives us, is filled with the joy of the LORD!  How do we reclaim our joy?  Join us for a time of reclaiming and renewing the joy of the LORD that is already within us.

LIFE GROUP!  Do you belong to a Life Group?   McKendree Church has Life Groups for men, for women, for couples, for mixed men and women, for moms, and even for couponers.  Our groups meet at various times during the week and in various locations.  We encourage everyone to be in a Life Group!   If you’d like more information about our Life Groups, contact Ruth Baggett in the church office (615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com).

YOUTH PECAN SALE   Our McKendree Youth are selling 1-pound bags of pecans to help us pay for our trip to Warmth in Winter in January!  Bags are $15 and we will be selling until we sell out so get yours soon!  With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons coming up, this is a good time to get pecans for your holiday baking.  Buy a bag and give it to the person in your family who makes those great pies.  See the sign-up sheets in the front and back of the church, or contact Austin Jones at mckendreeaustin@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER MISSION FOCUS: Community Care Fellowship  CCF serves persons who are homeless and/or poor.  They provide breakfasts, lunches, showers, laundering, and hygiene items.  They also have an after school program.  Your donations to Community Care Fellowship of diapers (sizes 4,5,6), and hygiene items of Neosporin, Calamine Lotion, and Multi-vitamins will need be at the Church by September 28th to be taken to CCF. Thanks for your generous hearts!

REFRESH! is our mid-week gathering.  We meet in the first floor chapel each Wednesday, 12:00-12:30pm.  Our worship includes prayers, hymns, a message and Holy Communion.  Everyone is invited to attend.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  Our Adult Bible Study meets at 6pm in the Pastor’s office.  We are in a study from the book Forgiveness: Making Peace with the Past by Douglas Connelly.  The lesson for September 28 is “Forgiving When We Don’t Feel Like It” and the reading assignment is Philemon 1:1-25.  On October 5 we will begin a new study on World Religions (Islam, Buddhism, Unity Church, Scientology, Baha’i, etc).   Everyone is welcome to join us!

BAPTISMS  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Ruth in the church office at 615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.

PROMOTION SUNDAY HONORS  Last Sunday we recognized several of our children who are entering Kindergarten this year.  Each child was given a Bible with their name engraved on it.  Several children were not able to be at church last Sunday; they will be recognized on Sunday October 2.  Please keep all our McKendree children in your prayers.

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Please join us to commemorate and celebrate

The Feast of Trumpets!

Rosh Hashanah

Uplifting and joyous music!   Educational and inspirational message!

Horn blowing and dancing!

Sunday, October 2, 2016; 5-7pm

Christian Life Center Rooftop

This event is for everyone interested in learning about and celebrating the feast.  We’ll have music, a potluck meal, teaching, praise dancing, horn blowing and lots of fellowship!  Please bring a covered dish to share!  Free parking is available in the McKendree Parking Center (entrance to the Rooftop is on the 5th level).  COME FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF CELEBRATION!

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FALL FESTIVAL OF ARTS:

Fundraiser for McKendree Children’s Ministry

Friday, October 21st 6-8pm

Christian Life Center Rooftop

Local Musicians and artisans will share their talents, and our McKendree Children will be exhibiting and selling their own fine art.  There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, apple cider, hot chocolate and other concessions for sale; festival games, face painting, a fall-themed photo booth, and more!

Admission is free & all are invited!  Come celebrate the arts and support McKendree’s Children’s Ministry with us!

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McKENDREE’S 229th CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

Sunday, October 30, 10am Worship Service

Building Bridges of Hope through the Love of Jesus Christ!

Guest Speaker – Mayor Megan Barry

Reception and Silent Auction to follow!

Bring your family and friends!

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PASTOR’S SERMON  You may hear Pastor Handy’s latest sermon by going to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mckendree-united-methodist/id962978531?mt=2.

FINANCIAL GIFTS  Your financial gifts and donations are always appreciated.  Consider adding McKendree UMC to your bill pay account.  Our address is: 523 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.  Online giving is always available at https://mckendreenashville.com/give.   Also, you can text your giving!  Just text the amount you would like to give to 615-375-4049.  The first time you give you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Just follow the prompts and enter your information.

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As always, remember God’s will for us is good, we must do the rest!

Pastor Stephen

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