What’s Happening, August 10, 2018

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sunday we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our August sermon series is “Moments with Moses!”  In his lifetime, Moses had several defining moments with God and with the Israelites.  From the burning bush, crossing of the Red Sea to the Ten Commandments, Moses lived an adventurous life.  When following God there is no sense of certainty, only faithfulness.  When we lose faith, we seek certainty.  Even today, our lives are defined by moments so let’s live for the moments with God and each other.  Living a life full of moments invites us to be open to God’s next move.

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

ENCOUNTER MINISTRY    Our Encounter Ministry is an alternative service for those who feel “church” is not for them.  We meet at 12:30pm at the offices of the United Methodist Publish House, at 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.  We are meeting (for the summer) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  We invite you to join us and bring a neighbor, family or friends!  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.

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McKENDREE GROUP MINISTRIES!

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN  The UMW will meet on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 pm.  (NOTE: A 2:00 meeting will be only this 1 time.)  This change is due to the memorial service for Dan Schmutz at the Church at 10:00 am.

Note to Program Plan Readers: Please send Willodene Brodrick (wbrodrick@tds.net) which reading plan you have completed or plan to complete before the end of the year.

Plan I – 5 books, 1 in each category plus regular reading of Response Magazine;
Plan II – 10 books, 2 in each category plus Response;
Plan III – 15 books, 2 from each category plus 5 additional books from any category and regular reading of Response;
Plan IV – 20 books plus Response & New World Outlook Magazines
(Children and youth books can be counted in Plans II, III, & IV.)

If you have any questions, please call Willodene Brodrick at 615-641-6858.

Needed: To complete Hygiene Kits for UMCOR:
Greatest need is Hand towels (no wash cloths at this time)
Also needed are combs, nail clippers and toothbrushes

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  We are beginning a study on the book of Matthew, based on the book, Be Loyal, by Warren Wiersbe.  Our assignment for August 15 is to read Matthew chapters 1-2.  We meet at 6pm each Wednesday Night in Pastor Stephen’s office.  Everyone is welcome.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY!

AUGUST MISSION PROJECT – Christmas Shoeboxes for UMCOR  The McKendree Evangelism/Missions/Social Justice Team is working with Mt. Carmel UMC in Clarksville for our Project Christmas Shoe Box.  Our Christmas Shoe boxes will go through UMCOR to Latin America to the mission workers who serve in those countries.

The boxes and the suggested list of items will be on the tables at the front and back entrances.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO FOOD ITEMS, NO GUM, NO TOOTHPASTE!

Suggested items for the boxes are:
Small toys — balls, dolls, hot wheels cars, marbles (limit 5), McDonald’s toys

Personal hygiene items – lotion, shampoo, comb and brush, small hand mirror, toothbrush, soap, washcloth

School items – pencils (limit 4), pencil sharpener, crayons (limit 5), colored pencils, paper.

Clothing – one pair flip-flops, 1 pair of socks for Sunday, underwear, shorts and t-shirts (boys and girls), dresses

NOTE:  The shipping cost for each box is $5.00.  You can write a check to McKendree Church and tape it in an envelope to your box.  McKendree Church will deposit the checks and make one single check for the shipping.  The deadline date for returning the boxes is August 26th.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY  On Sunday, July 29th we celebrated Christmas in July – a time when we bring gifts of school supplies for a local school; this year our designated school was Buena Vista Elementary School.  Last year we had a total of 505 composition books and spiral notebooks, approximately 2000 pencils, plus other school supplies.  This year we had:

351 composition books                 225 spiral notebooks                     34 folders
2100 pencils (approximately)      56 mechanical pencils                  13 boxes of crayons
29 glue sticks
plus color pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, pencil boxes/pouches, 3-ring binders, notebook paper, tab dividers, scissors, and washable markers.  For the teachers, we had over 300 pens, plus dry erase markers, highlighters, index cards, hand sanitizers, tissues, and hand soaps.

You did a great job, McKendree Church!!  The teachers and staff at Buena Vista send their thanks and appreciation.  These supplies will make starting school much easier.  Thank you so much for your spirit of giving and generosity!

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CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

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).

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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 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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