What’s Happening, November 3, 2016


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our November sermon series is called “Questions God Asks Us!”  This is a reversal of our need to ask God questions.  We need to hear God ask us some very pertinent questions about life.  These questions move us to think deeply about our relationship with God.  How we answer God’s questions are rooted in our time spent with God discerning well.

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 on World Religions (Jehovah’s Witness, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam) in the light of Christianity.  Our focus this week will be on Essential Doctrine.  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?   If you’re not involved in a McKendree Church Life Group, you’re missing out!  Life Groups offer a time to form friendships, have fellowship and study the Word of God together.  We have a number of different Life Groups, which meet at various time and places during the week.  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.


DAY CARE CARNIVAL, Friday, November 11, 4:30-6:30 pm, Christian Life Center gym  We’ll have games for the children – three-legged race, bean bag toss, baby crawling contest, music and more.  New this year – a Disco Light House!  Adults, come win a cake at the cakewalk!  Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults, and $35 for a family.  Dinner is included.  Everyone is invited!

NOVEMBER MISSION FOCUS – Operation Christmas Child   It may still be warm outside, but Christmas is coming!  McKendree Church is participating again this year with Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse.  Some nations have restrictions on food coming into their countries, so DO NOT INCLUDE ANY FOOD/CANDY in your box, also NO LIQUID ITEMS.  Suggestions for gifts include small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing and accessories.  Include a donation of $7 in your box to help cover shipping costs.  Begin now to pray for the child and family who will receive your box.  Collection date is Sunday, November 20Shoeboxes and packing guides are available on the tables in the front and back of the church.

OCTOBER MISSION FOCUS – Our mission focus for October was Community Care Fellowship.  Our congregation donated diapers (171), wipes (296), antibiotic ointment (15 tubes) and calamine lotion (3 bottles).  Thank you for your generosity!

CHARGE CONFERENCE  Our Annual Charge Conference will be at 3pm on Sunday, November 20, here at McKendree Church.  Charge Conference is a meeting with the District Superintendent (or representative) and is a time where the Administrative Council presents our church budget, our Staff Parish Team recommends candidates for the ministry and our Ministry Teams give reports on what we’ve done this year, and plans for next year.  It’s a time to review where we are and plan ahead for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.


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.


PRAYER CONCERNS — As part of our commitment to caring for all children, we pray for the following schools: Rose Park Math & Science Middle Magnet, Jones Paideria Elementary, Buena Vista Elementary, John Early Middle Magnet, and Hull Jackson Elementary.


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


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