What’s Happening, January 19, 2018


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our January Sermon Series is “Priorities from Proverbs.”  In the new year, knowing and doing God’s priorities will position us to live a harmonious and fruitful life.  Honoring God with our lives brings glory to God’s holy name.  Join us this month as we explore the Scriptures and learn from Proverbs about God’s priorities of Trust, Wisdom, Integrity and Motives.  Let’s live life to the fullest by faith in Christ Jesus!

BAPTISM   If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Ruth in the church office at mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600.

ENCOUNTER MINISTRY  We invite you to join us this Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm at the offices of the United Methodist Publishing House at 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, for our Encounter service.  The Encounter is an alternative service for those who feel “church” is not for them.  We are disrupting the passive model of Christian gathering and building bridges of hope around tables where we encounter God in and with our neighbor and engage the neighborhood.  For more information on our Encounter Ministry, 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, music, a message and Holy Communion.  Everyone is invited to attend.



WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY   We are beginning a study of the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  Of the more than 60 books by C.S. Lewis, this is one of his most well-known classics.  You will find this book interesting, humorous and enlightening.  We welcome everyone to join with us for this study series.  We meet each Wednesday at 6pm in Pastor Stephen’s office.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MEETING  There will be a meeting of volunteers, parents, and children’s team members next Sunday, January 28th at 11am in the first floor chapel.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN  Our UMW will meet on Saturday, January 27 (changed from January 20th) at 10am in the Community Room to set goals and plan our schedule, programs and outreach projects for 2018.  We will also have our new reading program books available.  This will be an important meeting and everyone is needed.  All women of the church family are welcome!

Also, ladies, the Bellevue UMC e-circle has invited McKendree UMW to join together to plan events.  The UMW e-Circle is for women who would like to be in fellowship with other women, bond spiritually and be in mission but who are constrained from meeting monthly because of work and/or family obligations.  If you would like to attend, please contact Deb Marshall and let her know.

Next gathering time?   Thursday, Feb 8 at 7:00 PM
Where?   The home of Anneli Terry Nelson at 527 Doral Country Drive, Nashville  37221
What will be happening?   Planning for calendar year 2018.  Come and offer your ideas and suggestions!
Contact person:   Deb Marshall at djmarshall62@gmail.com

DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT  Our Red River District is having a Leadership Training Event – Loving, Learning and Leading, on Sunday, February 25, 4-6pm at Hobson UMC.  All church staff, team leaders and ministry leaders are encouraged to attend.  Hobson UMC is located at 4590 Clarksville Pike, Nashville 37218.  For more information, please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office at 615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.



CLOTHES CLOSET NEEDS!   The temperature is up and down, consistent with winter in Nashville!  We are in need of warm clothing for our clothes closet.  Specifically we need:

— winter clothing, especially for men (sweaters, jeans sweatshirts and pants, socks)
— coats, hats, scarves, gloves for men and women
— blankets
— help to fold, sort and put away the clothing!
 We need help in the mornings or afternoons, when the closet is not open to the public.  One time help or weekly, monthly help – all is appreciated!

Donations may be brought to the church on Sunday or during the week.  Call Ruth Baggett before bringing donations during the week, so she knows you’re coming.  If you can help in the closet, please call Ruth to schedule a time.  Ruth’s number is 615-271-2600 or you can email her at mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.


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 through PayPal or EasyTithe is available at www.McKendreeNashville.com/give/financialgifts/.

You may also 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.

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

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER  Remember that we as a church are praying the Lord’s Prayer every day at Noon.  Wherever you are at noon, we invite you to join us in prayer.

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

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