What’s Happening: November 18, 2016


NEW BI-LINGUAL LIFE GROUP — Spanish and English
A new McKendree Life Group began last Sunday.  We are Spanglish, those who speak either Spanish or English, or both.  We embrace our multi-cultural nature, seeking to know and grow in our relationship to God while supporting one another, deepening our understanding of each other via learning each other’s language and culture.  We intend to be totally bilingual so that all may feel comfortable, whichever their primary language may be.  We’ll study God’s Word, pray for each other and share from our hearts what God is doing in our lives.

The leaders of the group are Raciel and Esther Gutierrez and Christian Saldano.  We are meeting each Sunday Panera Bread at the corner of 5th and Commerce following the 9am worship service.  We meet for one hour, approximately 10:15-11:15am.  Our opening theme is “A Life of Giving Thanks.”  We invite you to come!

CHARGE CONFERENCE IS SUNDAY!  Our Annual Charge Conference will be at 3pm this Sunday, November 20th, here at McKendree Church.  Charge Conference is a meeting with the District Superintendent (or representative) and is a time where the Leadership 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.  This is our time to let the District and Conference know what God is doing at McKendree.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Operation Christmas Child  
This Sunday is “Bring Your Box to Church Day!”  That’s right, the shoeboxes with their treasures of toys, clothing and other gifts must be brought Sunday; we are taking them to the distribution center Monday afternoon.  So please finish buying your gifts and packing your boxes!  Suggestions for gifts include small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing and accessories.  Remember, DO NOT INCLUDE ANY FOOD/CANDY/CHOCOLATE in your box, also NO LIQUID ITEMS.  Thanks for making Christmas special for a child overseas through Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Angel Tree Gifts  We have many unclaimed angel tickets Rose Park Middle School students.  Do you remember as a child, unwrapping a gift of a shirt or sweater (maybe from an aunt you hardly knew) when you really had your heart set on a new basketball or a doll?  Clothes seemed like such a boring gift.  Yet from these students at Rose Park School, ALMOST ALL of the requests are for clothing.  They are asking for help for the basic things of life.

Please take a request and let’s make Christmas brighter for these children!  You may pick up your Angel Tree name on the table in the front of the church.  These gifts need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 4th.


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.


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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