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

What’s Happening, August 3, 2018

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays 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.  Our lives are defined by moments so let’s live for the moments with God and each other.

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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KITCHEN PROGRESS REPORT!

Removing old stoveOur kitchen renovation is moving along!  Here’s what’s been done so far—

All the old equipment is gone!  The old duct work, fans and hood, the old stove, dishwasher, convection oven and icemaker.  Just getting that old stove out of the building was a real challenge!

The wooden shelving in dish room has been removed, old soap dispensers taken down and all the holes in the walls repaired.  All the flooring has been taken up, and the floor scraped down.  The walls and ceiling have been sanded.  Painting has begun.

The equipment that will go back in the kitchen has been given a thorough cleaning and is currently being stored in the fellowship hall.

The new duct work, fans and hood were delivered, and they are in the fellowship hall. They are beautiful.

All the new equipment has been ordered – a 6-burner gas range, convection oven, freezer, dishwasher and ice machine!

Metro Water Works met with us concerning drain lines and grease traps.  We have 3 floor drains that are open; the 2 that don’t flow can be capped off, which means we do not have to break up the floor to install new drains.  This was fabulous news.  Also we do not have to install a grease trap at this time.  (It can be installed later with no problem.)

Thanks so much to everyone who came on our work days and gave their time and energy!  A special ‘Thank you” to Steve and Penny Hooper, who have been at the church every day making sure that everything is done!  This renovation would not be happening without them.

We’re looking forward to our new space and how God will minister to others through it.

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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.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY REPORT!!

CAROLING ON THE LAWN   We had a lot of fun singing Christmas carols out on the front lawn last Saturday!  Some people did a doubletake as we were outside with our Christmas hats, reindeer antlers, etc.  Maybe they thought the year had gone by faster than they realized, or maybe they thought the heat had gotten to us!  But it was a great opportunity to meet people and celebrate Christmas at any time of the year!  Thanks to all who came and helped!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY  Thank you to everyone who brought spiral notebooks,  composition notebooks and pencils for Buena Vista Elementary School.  It’s not too late — you can still bring them to the church office or to morning worship in the next two weeks!  Gift wrapping not necessary!  Supplies are still coming in, so we don’t have a total count yet.  We’ll give you the total of our gifts soon!

WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Worship Without Walls projects last Sunday.  A group of people went to Buena Vista Elementary School and worked at setting up their Behavior Store, and their clothing room.   Two groups of people worked here at McKendree Church – counting and organizing the Christmas In July school supplies, and also sorting, folding and organizing clothes for McKendree’s Clothes Closet.  Your work was a blessing and very much appreciated!

 

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CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

NEW STAFF!  Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is pleased to announce that Emily Scott has accepted the position as Director of Children’s Ministry at McKendree UMC.  Emily has exemplified her love for God and willingness to share that love with children.  She is currently enrolled at Belmont University.  Emily has extensive experience working with children and assisting with making them disciples of Jesus Christ.  Her leadership and commitment are making lifelong positive impressions on our children.  We look forward to the great things that God will do through her as our children learn about the love of Jesus Christ.

We are also pleased to announce that Jason Wayne has joined the McKendree staff as Facilities Manager.  This position will be responsible for maintaining our well-known historic facility.  He is coming to us from Ohio with a vast array of experience in the management of facilities as well as other gifts of carpentry and welding.  We thank him also for his service to our country where he served in the U. S. Army.  He is listening to God’s call on his life in ministry.  We are elated to have Jason serve with us and become a resident of Nashville.

Please join us in holding Emily and Jason in prayer and support as they work in the service of God through McKendree now and in the days ahead.

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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

 

What’s Happening, July 20, 2018

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (Next Sunday we will have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our June/July sermon series is “Talking with God!”  This series explores what to say when you don’t know how to pray.  Even more the series gives 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 are using the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for this two-month series.

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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KITCHEN WORK DAY
Saturday, July 21
9:30am until …..

We are planning a work day tomorrow (Saturday) in the kitchen area.  We will start about 9:30am.  If you cannot come that early that is okay.  Having fresh workers during the morning will be a good solution.

We need help with the following tasks:
1) scrape and sand the walls, then wipe clean
2) walk behind the floor scraper (electric) to remove the old floor
3) clean the storeroom in preparation for painting
4) clean the stainless steel table, microwave, warming cabinet and bakers rack.

WARNING – These jobs are REALLY DIRTY!  Wear your oldest clothes.  We do have masks to wear in the kitchen, you may want a hat.

Please bring some old rags and rubber gloves (everything is too dirty to touch).  Bring a short ladder if possible.  We have 5, but could use some more.

The old dishwasher has been removed and Goodwill came Wednesday and got the old chest freezer.  Our new appliances have been ordered.  We’re making progress!

Thanks so much to everyone for all your help – God is good!

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!
SUNDAY, JULY 29!
Fifth Sunday Service, 10am!

CAROLING ON THE LAWN   To celebrate our Christmas in July, we’ll be singing Christmas Carols on the front lawn on Saturday, July 28, at 10am.  All singers welcome!  You do not have to be a member of the choir or praise band to participate.  We’ll gather at the church at 9:30am.  As we sing, we’ll give out bottles of water to people passing by, and invite them to our special Christmas in July service on July 29.  Everyone is invited to join us!  Donations of bottled water will be greatly appreciated!  (Singers – please bring a bag of ice with you!)

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, JULY 29!  This is a Fifth Sunday, and we will have one combined service at 10am.  We are requesting spiral notebooks, composition books and pencils for Buena Vista Elementary School.  In 2016 we received 1500 pencils and 410 notebooks.  Last year we received 2000 pencils, and 505 notebooks.  What can we do this year?  Bring your gifts to the church office ahead of time or bring them to church on July 29.  Gift wrapping not necessary!

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WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS
Sunday, July 29
Following our 10am worship service

We will have opportunities for work teams to participate in service projects in line with our missional commitments.

One of the project options involves an opportunity to serve at our Pencil Partner School in North Nashville, Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School.  They are requesting a team of 8 volunteers for an indoor project on Sunday, July 29th working in the school’s clothing closet (the school provides uniforms to many students as well as clothes for children and families) and setting up their new “behavior” store providing positive reinforcement for their young scholars.

We want to make sure to fill this project up to provide assistance to the great staff and students at Buena Vista.  If you are interested in being a part of this work team and seeing the great stuff going on at Buena Vista contact Debbie McCormick at (dmccormick1@gmail.com) or contact the church office (mckendreeinfo@gmail.com) because slots will fill up fast!

Our other projects will be at McKendree Church – organization of the Church Clothes Closet, and sorting and boxing the Christmas in July school gifts.

This is a time for us to take our worship outside of the church building and share our faith with Nashville!

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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

What’s Happening, July 13, 2018

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On July 29th we will have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our June/July sermon series is “Talking with God!”  This series explores what to say when you don’t know how to pray.  Even more the series gives 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 are using the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for this two-month series.

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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CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!   SUNDAY JULY 29!

CAROLING ON THE LAWN   To celebrate our Christmas in July, we’ll be singing Christmas Carols on the front lawn on Saturday, July 28, at 10am.  All singers welcome!  You do not have to be a member of the choir or praise band to participate.  We’ll gather at the church at 9:30am.  As we sing, we’ll give out bottles of water to people passing by, and invite them to our special Christmas in July service on July 29.  Everyone is invited to join us!  Donations of bottled water will be greatly appreciated!  (Singers – please bring a bag of ice with you!)

CHRISTMAS IN JULY, JULY 29!  This is a Fifth Sunday, and we will have one combined service at 10am.  We are requesting spiral notebooks, composition books and pencils for Buena Vista Elementary School.  In 2016 we received 1500 pencils and 410 notebooks.  Last year we received 2000 pencils, and 505 notebooks.  What can we do this year?  Bring your gifts to the church office ahead of time or bring them to church on July 29.  Gift wrapping not necessary!

WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS  On Sunday, July 29, following our 10am time of worship, we will have opportunities to put our faith in action and take our worship outside of the church building.  Our work projects will be (1) Buena Vista School yard work, (2) Buena Vista School clothes closet organization and (3) McKendree Church clothes closet organization.  This is a time for us to share our faith with Nashville.  Come ready to organize, clean, weed and work in the dirt!  Come ready to be a blessing to others!

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CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

SALAMA URBAN MINISTRIES presents ANNIE JR., an original Broadway Production based on “Little Orphan Annie.”   Salama will present their musical at the Belmont University Troutt Theater (2100 Belmont Blvd.) on July 13-14, at 7pm, and July 15 at 3pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults.  For more information you may contact http://www.salamaserves.org.

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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

What’s Happening, July 5, 2018

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

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 is “Talking with God!”  This series explores what to say when you don’t know how to pray.  Even more the series gives 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 are using the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for this two-month series.

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!

UMW NEWS  The Mission U will be held next week at St. Marks UMC in Murfreesboro.  Day classes are July 12-13, and the night classes are July 11-13.  If you are interested in attending either session, please contact the church office at mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600.

CHANCEL CHOIR AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  Our Wednesday Night Bible Study and Chancel Choir are taking a break for the summer.  We will resume on Wednesday, August 1.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE!

CLOTHING CLOSET ORGANIZATION  Thank you to everyone who has helped sort and organize clothing in our clothes closet!  Your help has been greatly appreciated!

We are in need of two kinds of help —

1)  Sorting and organizing.  Donations come in every week, and need to be sorted and put on the shelves.  This work is best done when the closet is NOT open for people to come in.  This can be done morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday, for 1-2 hours.  You can come on a one-time basis, or come once a week, twice a month, whatever fits with your own personal schedule.

2)  Greeters for the closet during open hours.  Duties include smiling, greeting our guests, helping them find clothing, and giving basic information about McKendree Church.  Someone from the church staff is always available to help.  Greeters are needed for 2-hour time periods, morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday.  It is helpful to have greeters on a consistent schedule — for example, every Tuesday morning, or Wednesday afternoons twice a month — whatever would work for your personal schedule.

If you can assist with either of these tasks, please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office (mckendreeinfo@gmail.com or 615-271-2600).  I will be happy to show you the closet and talk with you about our ministry opportunity here.

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SAVE THESE DATES!

SATURDAY, JULY 28
CAROLING ON THE LAWN

SUNDAY, JULY 29  —  FIFTH SUNDAY!
10AM COMBINED SERVICE
CHRISTMAS IN JULY

We will be collecting spiral notebooks, composition notebooks and pencils for Buena Vista Elementary School.

(It’s summer now, but our mid-year Christmas celebration
will be here before you know it!)

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CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

SALAMA URBAN MINISTRIES presents ANNIE JR., an original Broadway Production based on “Little Orphan Annie.”   Salama will present their musical at the Belmont University Troutt Theater (2100 Belmont Blvd.) on July 13-14, at 7pm, and July 15 at 3pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults.  For more information you may contact www.salamaserves.org.

RENOVATION NEWS!  After several years of planning, dreaming and fund-raising, we are getting a totally new church kitchen!  We apologize in advance for the dust, debris and confusion, but it will be worth it!  We hope to have the work completed by the end of summer.  We also have a Day Care Renovation Project underway, converting a first floor conference room to a classroom, and changing the second floor multi-purpose room to the Day Care Teachers’ Room.  It’s an exciting time to be at McKendree!

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