What’s Happening, September 28, 2018

We’ll have one service at 10am
followed by a

Whitt’s Barbecue and all the fixings provided!
Please bring desserts or COLD salad!

Join us on the rooftop of the Christian Life Center!
Everyone is welcome!


Church Anniversary Sunday!
October 28, 2018
Celebrating 231 Years of Ministry!

Speaker: Rev. Junius Dotson
Special Music with The Agape Singers
Theme: “See All the People!”


CHURCH ANNIVERSARY SILENT AUCTION  It’s Silent Auction time at McKendree!!  We are asking that all McKendree groups, including Life Groups, Sunday School classes, Ministry Teams, etc., put together a basket for the Silent Auction on October 28, 2018.

We are also looking for restaurant gift certificates, sports tickets, gift cards, and other items that can be auctioned off alone.  If you have a connection for one of those items or something you personally want to donate, please let the church staff know.

If you need ideas, receipts, or request letters, please contact Annaleigh Christie at annaleighchristie@yahoo.com.  All Baskets and items should be turned in by October 24th.

CHARGE CONFERENCE  Our Annual Charge Conference for this year will be Thursday, November 1 at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  Charge Conference is a meeting with our District Superintendent (Rev. Ken Murray) and is a time where the Leadership Council presents our church budget, our Staff Parish Team recommends candidates for the ministry and our Ministry Teams give reports on what we’ve done this year, and plans for next year.  It’s a time to review where we are and plan ahead for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.



During this Fifth Sunday Service we will spend a few moments focusing on McKendree’s ministry of life groups-sharing information about the ministry, hopes for expansion, and offer an invitation to consider joining an existing group or helping to launch and/or host new groups.

At McKendree United Methodist Church you will hear a lot about life groups.  What are they and why do we feel like they are so important?

Simply put, a life group is a small group (ideally 8-10 people) committed to meet together for a season (a minimum of twice a month for a semester)  for the primary purpose of walking together as a group on the Christian journey to grow deeper in our faith in Christ and to engage in missional activity as a group.  We believe that life groups are an essential means for making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world simply because life groups are places where people learn how to interpret their entire lives through the lens of the gospel, build a vocabulary for giving voice to their experience of God, and grow in faith in Christ.

We currently have life groups meeting in MetroCenter, North Nashville, 12th South, Lebanon, and Midtown among other locations.  We hope to launch at least 2-3 new life groups this year and are exploring the possibility of a virtual/online life group where a small group could connect electronically even if participants were not in the same area.

If you have an interest in knowing more, joining a Life Group or helping to launch or host one, I hope you’ll be able to join us this Sunday.
— Rick Quinn



October 13th: Conference UMW Annual Meeting – Murfreesboro First UMC, with UMW Chief Executive Director, Harriett Jane Olsen as the guest speaker.  All UMW need to hear her.  (She is a former member of McKendree UMC.)

October 20th: McKendree UMW unit Meeting at the Church, 10am

October 27th: Red River District Annual Meeting at St. Bethlehem UMC, 2202 Old Russellville Pike in Clarksville, with Sara Wilke, Interim Executive Director of the Scarritt-Bennett Center.


10 am Sunday mornings in October and November – Community Room.  “John Wesley Goes to the Movies” will examine the relationships between faith and film, scripture and script, theology and theatre.  Join us after the 9 am service as we discuss a different movie each week and grow together in Christ!

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).

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.

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


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

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