What’s Happening: October 7, 2016


The Mission Focus for September, Community Care Fellowship, is being continued until Sunday, October 23.  CCF serves many functions for the homeless community and for the near-homeless families in the James Cayce Housing Neighborhood.  Many mothers depend on Community Care to provide diapers for their babies.  Community Care has asked if we could help – there is a desperate need for diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6) and for Neosporin/antibiotic ointment.  Donations can be brought to the church on Sundays or to the church office during the week.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much for your generosity!



Christian Life Center Rooftop!

Saturday, October 8 @ 7-9pm

Free Admission

Come worship with us on the Christian Life Center Rooftop!  Leading worship will be: Eric and Daphne Coomer, The Pilgrimage, Beau West and Mike Tharrett Jr., and the City on a Hill Worship Team.

Entrance to the CLC Rooftop is on the 5th level of the McKendree Parking Center.

Please bring finger food/snacks to share potluck style.



SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am (on Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am).  Our October sermon series is, “Random Acts of Generosity!”  Imagine if we believed God formed and shaped us to be generous.  Think about how our lives would change if we embraced ourselves as generous people.  Oftentimes we see through the lens of scarcity (shortage).  What if we changed our prescription to see through the lens of abundance?  What if we begin a life of generosity in our personal and public lives?  Let’s explore how the Holy Spirit is leading us to offer random acts of generosity.

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.  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.

LIFE GROUPS!  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).




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!


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.



(Yes, we’ve been a church for 229 years!

McKendree Church was founded in 1787!)

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!



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 http://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.


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

Pastor Stephen


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