What’s Happening, February 2, 2017


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  We invite you to join us for our February sermon series, “Relationships Required!”

In this life, the most significant relationship we need is with Jesus Christ, but it is not the only one.  While Jesus Christ is our Redemptive Savior, he puts people around us to help us live courageously and faithfully into God’s plan.  However, most of us have a selected type of friends, but we need to broaden those relationships so that we can live more fully as followers of Jesus Christ.

There are a host of people who God desires to be in our lives and He puts them in our path.  So watch out for them!


@METROCENTER  Each Sunday at 12:30pm, McKendree Church has an alternative worship service for those who feel “church” isn’t for them.  This service meets at the United Methodist Publishing House, 2222 Rosa Parks Blvd.

@EDGEHILL The Encounter@Edgehill meets the first Sunday of each month at 4:30pm at Edgehill Café, 1201 Villa Place.  In risky, vulnerable small group conversations around tables we seek to confront issues of privilege, racism, and classism that divide us, and to hear the call to God’s beloved community.

Everyone is welcome to attend one or both of our Encounter services.  For more information on either of our Encounter Ministries, you may contact Rick Quinn at mckendreerick@gmail.com.


LIFE GROUPS  We invite and encourage everyone to be a part of a Life Group!  We have Life Groups for men, women, mixed adults and a bilingual (Spanish/English) Life Group.  Some groups meet at McKendree Church, others meet in coffee shops or homes in the Nashville area.  Are you interested in a Life Group that would meet on a weekday, late morning or early afternoon?  (Location to be decided.)  Contact Rick Quinn for more information on this or any of our McKendree Life Groups (mckendreerick@gmail.com).

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  Our Adult Bible Study meets at 6pm in the Pastor’s office.  For February we are using a study series from Christianity Today on the beliefs and practices of Islam.  Everyone is welcome to join us!

The United Methodist Women will meet February 18th at 10am.  We are inviting everyone (women and men) to attend as we think many people will be interested in hearing our speaker for the program.  As we live in a diverse world and worship in a diverse church where everyone is welcomed, we have invited Raceil and his wife, Esther, to be our guest speakers.  They will be sharing with us what it is like to live in the United States as ethnic minorities.  We need to know the issues that they face and how we can help.  The program will be first on the agenda.  The meeting will be in the Community Room, but we can move to the chapel or sanctuary if necessary.  If child care is needed, notify the Church office soon so it can be arrangedAll are welcome!

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY POSITION OPEN   McKendree has an immediate opening for a part-time Children’s Director.  For more information please visit our website job listing at https://mckendreenashville.com/2016/12/02/job-opening/.


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

McKENDREE GIVING  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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT McKENDREE   Check out our blogs on www.McKendreeNashville.com to keep up to date on McKendree Church events.  Feel free to pick up a copy of Pastor Stephen’s Enote and the “What’s Happening” newsletter at the front and back tables.  If you’d like to receive the news by email, please contact Ruth at mckendreeinfo@gmail.com and ask to be put on our email list.  Thank you!


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

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