What’s Happening, April 26, 2018


            BUENA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Friday/Saturday, April 27/28
                        Friday, April 27 – Sorting donations for Health and Wellness Fair, 11am-3pm
Saturday, April 28 – Health/Wellness Fair Assistance, 9am-2pm

Buena Vista Elementary School is located at
1531 9th Avenue North, Nashville, 37208.

Contact Ruth Baggett for more information,
mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600.




9am – Scouts Appreciation Breakfast (for the congregation)
The breakfast is free, as a gift from our Scout Troop to McKendree Church!

10am – We will have one combined worship service

Worship without Walls will follow!
Our work projects are:

            SCARRITT BENNETT CENTER, Sunday, April 29, following worship
                        Outside work – weeding, mulching, etc. on the grounds
Inside work – polishing and cleaning tables and chairs

            McKENDREE CHURCH, Sunday, April 29, following worship
                        Clothes Closet – folding and organizing clothes
Cleaning – dusting and polishing pews

If you would like to participate in one of these projects, or if you need more information, please contact Debbie McCormick at dmccormick1@gmail.com.



SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our April Sermon Series is called “Be Anxious for Nothing: Stay Calm!”  Most of us at some point in our lives become overly anxious.  Anxiety takes up residence in our hearts.  Anxiety can be deadly if it goes unchecked.  As Americans the cost of anxiety is over 300 billion dollars in medical bills and lost productivity in the workplace annually.  Paul, in his letter to the church in Philippi, offers not only good advice, but also a way to overcome anxiety by staying calm.  Life is worth living without anxiety and is possible because Jesus Christ is no longer in the tomb!

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

ENCOUNTER MINISTRY  We invite you to join us Sunday afternoons 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 in a study of the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  This is a classic work of religious satire, written from the perspective of Screwtape, one of Satan’s highly placed assistants, as he mentors his nephew Wormwood in the ways of demonhood.  We are finding this book to be humorous and enlightening and it pushes us to think from a different perspective.  On May 2, we will discuss Letters 17-18, on Gluttony and Love and Marriage.  We welcome everyone to join with us for this study series.  We meet each Wednesday at 6pm in Pastor Stephen’s office.



CLOTHING CLOSET ORGANIZATION  We are in great need of person to help organize clothing in our church clothes closet.  We have been gifted with a large donation of clothes, but they must be sorted and organized before we can re-open the closet to the public.  If you can assist for a morning, an afternoon, a couple of hours, whatever fits your schedule – we truly need help!  Please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office if you can donate some time (mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600).

CREATION CARE MINISTRY  On Saturday, May 12th, 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 – bring paper and photos in an untied garbage bag or open box
Electronic recycling – computers, monitors, DVD players, electronics, printers, televisions and more.  There is a $10 charge for CRT monitors and a $25 charge for all televisions.
Batteries – dry-cell batteries, disposable and rechargeable and others
Medications – dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs, pills, liquids, inhalers
Donations for Goodwill – clothing, household items, furniture, books, working appliances

As a co-sponsor, we need volunteers to help at West End UMC on May 12.  Volunteers will direct cars through the parking lot and help unload items from people’s cars/trucks.  We need to fill 3 slots from 8:30-12:15.  You can volunteer for all 4 hours, or for 2-hour shifts (8:30-10:40/10:30-12:15).  If you have questions or can help on May 12, please contact Karasheila Jackson at krochellenoskcaj@gmail.com.  Thanks for your help!


PRAYER WALL  Our prayer wall is located on the table at the back of the church.  You may take a tag (in a box on the table), write out your prayer need, and place it on a nail in the wall.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Lead Team and Prayer Team pray over all the concerns submitted.  We welcome people from our congregation to submit concerns and to read and pray over the concerns of our church body.  You may also share your concerns with the church staff by phone (615-271-2600) or email (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 s 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.

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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