What’s Happening, May 31, 2018

For children age 3 years to those who have completed 5th grade

Our VBS theme this year is “Hay Day: Growing in Friendship with Jesus.”  We’ll have a one-day fun-filled event on Saturday, June 2 from 9am-4pm.  Volunteers are also needed.  If you are willing to help in anyway please contact Daphne Coomer or Alison Weakley ASAP.  Nursery will be provided for volunteers.

2018 Hay Day, 1a



This Sunday we will honor our graduates, Pastor Stephen Handy, Andrew Skipper, Noah Handy and Micheal Travis, with a reception at 10am in the Narthex.  We invite everyone to fellowship with us and congratulate these people on their accomplishments!

— Pastor Stephen Handy – Doctorate of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary,
Washington, D.C., May 7
— Andrew Skipper – Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore,
Kentucky, May 19
— Noah Handy – High School Diploma, Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School,
May 19
— Micheal Travis – High School Diploma, East Nashville Magnet High School, May 20

Although she is not graduating this year, we give congratulations to Andrea Flores Burroughs on completing the requirements of her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Meharry Medical College!

Graduates, you have done well!  We are very proud of you and pray God’s blessings on you in the future!



KITCHEN RENOVATION!  WE ARE BEGINNING WORK ON A TOTALLY NEW CHURCH KITCHEN!  We plan on starting our kitchen renovation on Monday, June 25th.  We need lots of help on Saturday, June 23rd moving everything out of the kitchen, pantry and storeroom.  Please plan on helping!!!!!!

We’ll have two work times on Saturday, June 23rd in the fellowship hall: first crew 9:30-12:00 and a second crew 12:00-3:00.  Please let Ruth Baggett know if you’re planning to come and work!  (615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com)



SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our June/July sermon series will be “Talking with God!”  This series will explore what to say when you don’t know how to pray.  Even more the series will give us the understanding and confidence to pray with ease and expectation.  Often we think about prayer as a well-crafted experience and we need just the right language for God to hear us.  What if prayer were just the opposite?  We will use the Lord’s Prayer as guide for this eight part series.

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.

WHAT’S NEXT? GETTING PLUGGED IN AT McKENDREE!  If you want to know more about McKendree Church – our history, our ministries, our future, or want to be more connected, join us Sunday, June 10 at 10am in the Archives Room (#209, just across from the church office) following the 9am service. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the ministry and vision of McKendree Church, meet our leaders and take a tour of the church, and find a place to connect!  If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to Ruth Baggett at 615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.

SCHEDULING NOTE  Our Wednesday Night Bible Study and Chancel Choir are taking a break for the summer.  We will resume on Wednesday, August 1.



CREATION CARE MINISTRY  Your help is needed for a big recycling effort on Thursday, June 14 (11:45- 2:45) at Brentwood United Methodist Church!!!  Volunteers are needed to collect paper and plastic from a very large lunch at the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The lunch will be spread out over 16 rooms on three floors of the church.  This is not hard work, but lots of willing hands are needed.  Please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office if you can help with this effort at Annual Conference (mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600).

CLOTHING CLOSET ORGANIZATION  We need one-time help!  We are in great need of persons to help organize clothing in our church clothes closet.  We have been gifted with a large donation of clothes!  Most of it has been sorted, but still needs to be folded and organized before we can re-open the closet to the public.

If you can assist one time for a morning, an afternoon, an evening, 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).

We also need volunteers for the closet when it is open to the public – to greet our guests, help them find clothing, and give information about McKendree Church.  Volunteers are needed for 2-hour times, either morning or afternoon, any day Monday-Friday, once a week, twice a month – whatever fits your schedule.  Please let Ruth know if you can volunteer.


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

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s