Wht’s Happening, May 4, 2017

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our May sermon series is “Spiritual Disciplines: Doing the Little Things!”

ENCOUNTER MINISTRIES

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

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  We are studying the book, He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado.  Our lesson for May 10 is Chapter 10, “I Understand Your Pain.”  We meet in Pastor Stephen’s office at 6pm, and everyone is welcome to join us!

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MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES!

CREATION CARE MINISTRY RECYCLE DAY  On Saturday, May 6th, McKendree Church will co-sponsor in Creation Care Recycling Day at West End UMC, from 9am-12pm.  This will be an opportunity for: document shredding, electronic recycling, turning in batteries and old medications, and making donations for Goodwill Industries.

To see a full list of items and services available, go to www.westendumc.org/events/creation-care-recycling-day/.

MEN’S CLOTHING!  We are in great need of men’s clothing for the clothes closet – pants, shirts, t-shirts, underwear and shoes.  All sizes!  You can bring your donations on Sunday and place them in the chest just inside the back door.  Thank you for your generosity!

THE CHURCH’S GROCERY SONG FOR 5&2

Corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce,
Corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce,
Through sun and rain and winter frost
There’s always need for corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce.

5&2 provides lunch each and every Tuesday.
But the cupboard’s bare, it’s sad to say.
So 5&2 volunteers bow heads and pray,
“Congregation, please remember on grocery day–

To buy cans of corn and cans of sweet peas,
They’ll help so much, thank you and please.
Can you or I or anyone really know
How much this food and fellowship will sow?

So when shopping buy cans of beans,
we can use both baked and green,
Can you or I or anyone know
How much this food and fellowship will sow?

And, maybe some pasta and some sauce?
If we all pitch in, we’ll be sharing the cost.
God’s will for us is good- that we know,
So grab this list and to the store let’s go.”

Grocery list:

Corn                            Sweet peas                  Green beans
Baked beans                Spaghetti                     Spaghetti sauce

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GRADUATES!!  Are you graduating this year?  High school, college, tech program, or other course of study?  If so, we want to celebrate with you!  Please send to Ruth in the church office: Your name, Where you’re graduating from, Date of graduation and What type of degree, diploma, or certificate you’ve completed.

Whether high school, college or any other program, completing any course of study shows commitment and perseverance.  We want to recognize all our graduates and let you know we’re proud of you!

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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.

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

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