What’s Happening, February 17, 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 be watching for them!

ENCOUNTER@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.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information on either of our Encounter Ministries, you may contact Rick Quinn at mckendeerick@gmail.com.



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 speakers 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 share 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.  All are welcome!

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).

CHURCH/SCHOOL PARTNERS IN MISSION  Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life?  Become a Reading Clinic Volunteer!  Volunteers are needed in Nashville elementary schools to help children with their reading skills.  Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday for 30 minute sessions.  There will be training session on Wednesday, February 22, 9:30-11:30am.  The training will be held at Carter Lawrence Elementary School at 1118 12th Avenue South.  for more information, please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office (615-271-2600, mckendreeinfo@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 and several other sources on the beliefs and practices of Islam.  Everyone is welcome to join us!

ASH WEDNESDAY  Ash Wednesday is March 1.  Our Ash Wednesday services will be at 12pm in the chapel, and at 6:30pm in the sanctuary.  Only two weeks until Lent begins!

DIVORCED CARE MINISTRY   Rev. Karasheila Jackson is starting a Divorce Care Support Group Ministry at The United Methodist Publishing House, 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd in Metro Center.  The meetings will be on Wednesdays, from 6:00-7:30pm.  This session of Divorce Care Ministry will begin on Wednesday, March 8, and will be for 13 weeks.  The session enrollment will be open through March 15 and enrollment is limited to 10 people.  The cost is $25.

The purpose of the Divorce Care Support Group is to help people begin to heal from the pain of divorce or separation.   We strive to do this in a warm, caring environment designed to help them face their challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives after one of the most painful and stressful experiences that people go through.

If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office (615-271-2600, mckendreeinfi@gmail.com).


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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