What’s Happening, May 12, 2017

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our May sermon series is “Spiritual Disciplines: Doing the Little Things!”

ENCOUNTER MINISTRIES — METROCENTER  Each Sunday at 12:30pm, McKendree Church has an alternative worship service for those who feel “church” isn’t for them.  This service meets at the United Methodist Publishing House, 2222 Rosa Parks Blvd.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  For more information on our Encounter Ministries, 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, hymns, a message and Holy Communion.  Everyone is invited to attend.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  We are studying the book, He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado.  Our lesson for May 17 is Chapter 11, “I Have Redeemed You and I Will Keep You.”  We meet in Pastor Stephen’s office at 6pm, and everyone is welcome to join us!

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN  The McKendree UMW will meet May 20th in the Community Room at 10am following the Leadership Council meeting.  Debbie McCormick will lead the program on “MOTHERS IN ACTION.”  We will celebrate the role of mothers in the Bible who save children’s lives, and discover what United Methodist Women’s priority to improve the health of mothers and their children around the world.  Come and learn with us.  All are welcomed.

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MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES!

5&2 MEAL GROCERY LIST – Can you help?  Each Tuesday we feed over 100-men and women a hot lunch at our 5&2Meal (Community Lunch).  We are in need of help.  When you do your grocery shopping this week, please consider adding a few items to your cart.  We need:
Canned goods – corn, sweet peas, baked beans, green beans
Spaghetti sauce and spaghetti pasta
Thank you for your help!

MEN’S CLOTHING!  We are in great need of men’s clothing for the clothes closet – pants, shirts, t-shirts, underwear and shoes.  All sizes!  You can bring your donations on Sunday and place them in the chest just inside the back door.  Thank you for your generosity!

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GRADUATES!!  Are you graduating this year?  High school, college, tech program, or other course of study?  If so, we want to celebrate with you!  Please send to Ruth in the church office: Your name, Where you’re graduating from, Date of graduation and What type of degree, diploma, or certificate you’ve completed.

Whether high school, college or any other program, completing any course of study shows commitment and perseverance.  We want to recognize all our graduates and let you know we’re proud of you!

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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

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 always available at https://mckendreenashville.com/give.  Also, you can text your giving!  Just text the amount you would like to give to 615-375-4049.  The first time you give you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Just follow the prompts and enter your information.

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

Delight in Discipline!

Psalm 1:1-3, Common English Bible

Spiritual discipline takes practice and practice takes patience.  The Psalmist is inviting his listeners to read God’s Instruction Manual.  The manual equips the godly to delight in the Lord!  But there are always two ways to live.  What area in your life do you need more discipline?  Discipline reminds us to remember …

Happiness is possible!
The truly happy person doesn’t follow wicked advice, doesn’t stand on the road of sinners, and doesn’t sit with the disrespectful.   Psalm 1:1

Delight comes from meditation!
Instead of doing those things, these persons love the Lord’s Instruction, and they recite God’s Instruction day and night!   Psalm 1:2

Commune with God!
They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bears fruit at just the right time and whose leaves don’t fade.  Whatever they do succeeds.   Psalm 1:3

Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Delight in the Law of the Lord!”

Wht’s Happening, May 4, 2017

McKENDREE MINISTRIES!

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our May sermon series is “Spiritual Disciplines: Doing the Little Things!”

ENCOUNTER MINISTRIES

METROCENTER  Each Sunday at 12:30pm, McKendree Church has an alternative worship service for those who feel “church” isn’t for them.  This service meets at the United Methodist Publishing House, 2222 Rosa Parks Blvd.

EDGEHILL The Encounter@Edgehill meets the first Sunday of each month at 4:30pm at Edgehill Café, 1201 Villa Place.  In risky, vulnerable small group conversations around tables we seek to confront issues of privilege, racism, and classism that divide us, and to hear the call to God’s beloved community.

Everyone is welcome to attend one or both of our Encounter services.  For more information on either of our Encounter Ministries, 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, hymns, a message and Holy Communion.  Everyone is invited to attend.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  We are studying the book, He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado.  Our lesson for May 10 is Chapter 10, “I Understand Your Pain.”  We meet in Pastor Stephen’s office at 6pm, and everyone is welcome to join us!

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MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES!

CREATION CARE MINISTRY RECYCLE DAY  On Saturday, May 6th, 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, electronic recycling, turning in batteries and old medications, and making donations for Goodwill Industries.

To see a full list of items and services available, go to www.westendumc.org/events/creation-care-recycling-day/.

MEN’S CLOTHING!  We are in great need of men’s clothing for the clothes closet – pants, shirts, t-shirts, underwear and shoes.  All sizes!  You can bring your donations on Sunday and place them in the chest just inside the back door.  Thank you for your generosity!

THE CHURCH’S GROCERY SONG FOR 5&2

Corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce,
Corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce,
Through sun and rain and winter frost
There’s always need for corn, peas, beans, and s’ghetti sauce.

5&2 provides lunch each and every Tuesday.
But the cupboard’s bare, it’s sad to say.
So 5&2 volunteers bow heads and pray,
“Congregation, please remember on grocery day–

To buy cans of corn and cans of sweet peas,
They’ll help so much, thank you and please.
Can you or I or anyone really know
How much this food and fellowship will sow?

So when shopping buy cans of beans,
we can use both baked and green,
Can you or I or anyone know
How much this food and fellowship will sow?

And, maybe some pasta and some sauce?
If we all pitch in, we’ll be sharing the cost.
God’s will for us is good- that we know,
So grab this list and to the store let’s go.”

Grocery list:

Corn                            Sweet peas                  Green beans
Baked beans                Spaghetti                     Spaghetti sauce

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GRADUATES!!  Are you graduating this year?  High school, college, tech program, or other course of study?  If so, we want to celebrate with you!  Please send to Ruth in the church office: Your name, Where you’re graduating from, Date of graduation and What type of degree, diploma, or certificate you’ve completed.

Whether high school, college or any other program, completing any course of study shows commitment and perseverance.  We want to recognize all our graduates and let you know we’re proud of you!

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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

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 always available at https://mckendreenashville.com/give.  Also, you can text your giving!  Just text the amount you would like to give to 615-375-4049.  The first time you give you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Just follow the prompts and enter your information.

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

What’s Happening, April 28, 2017

THIS SUNDAY IS FIFTH SUNDAY!
We’ll have one combined 30 minute service at 10am!

Tess Frohock will be our guest speaker Sunday.  Tess and her husband, Rev. Kyle Frohock will be serving as Methodist missionaries in San José, Costa Rica starting this August.  Kyle was a pastoral intern here at McKendree Church from 2011-2013 and has served as pastor of Dalewood UMC the past four years.  Kyle and Tess have a vision to make disciples of Jesus Christ whose impact throughout Latin America will transform the world.  They are currently raising support for their mission and would love to talk with you to share more about ways you can partner with them.  You can contact Kyle and Tess at 615-354-3566 or ktfrohocl@gmail.org.

Worship without Walls will follow the service!
Three missional opportunities are currently available.

         McKendree Rooftop Garden
            * Weeding of garden spots
* Planting vegetables
* Sanding and painting of wooden furniture
* General cleaning of rooftop

Downtown (Library) Park
            * We are cleaning up the park where most of our displaced members whom we
serve occupy space during the day.  We will supply gloves and trash bags for
everyone.

 

Bethlehem Center
            * Clean out Outside Stairwell (adjacent to Bethlehem Center Parking Lot)
* Organize Closet/Teacher Supply and Lounge Area
* Light Classroom Organizing and Cleaning
* Clean Up Litter and Debris around the Campus

This is a time for McKendree Church to share our faith with Nashville.  Come ready to organize, clean, and plant.  You are welcome to wear casual clothes Sunday morning.  Come ready to be a blessing to others!

ENCOUNTER@METROCENTER will not meet at the Publishing House on Sunday, as we invite our Encounter@MetroCenter congregation to join us for the Sunday morning worship and Worship without Walls event.

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“THE BIG PAYBACK”
4TH ANNUAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE
ONLINE GIVING DAY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 – All Day

  • Community-Wide 24 Hour Online Giving Challenge
  • Hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • To help area nonprofits raise much-needed funds and bring awareness to pressing needs in the community. In the past three years, The Big Payback has helped raise more than $6.5 million for nearly 800 local nonprofits – including schools and churches.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 12:00am to 11:59pm
  • For 24 hours donors can make gifts to participating nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions located in Middle Tennessee. Gifts from the public will be boosted with funds from corporate sponsors of The Big Payback.
  • Donations can be made by going to www.TheBigPayback.org at any time on May 3. You may use your credit or debit card to donate a gift to any participating nonprofit, especially McKendree Church!
  • Share this with your friends, family, and social media contacts. Ask them to support McKendree UMC!
  • For more information call the church office (615-271-2600) or go to www.TheBigPayback.org.

CREATION CARE MINISTRY RECYCLE DAY  On Saturday, May 6th, 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 computer 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, lotions, inhalers
  • Donations for Goodwill – clothing, household items, furniture, books, working appliances

To see a full list of items and services available, go to www.westendumc.org/events/creation-care-recycling-day/.

MEN’S CLOTHING!  We are in great need of men’s clothing for the clothes closet – pants, shirts, t-shirts, underwear and shoes.  All sizes!  You can bring your donations on Sunday and place them in the chest just inside the back door.  For weekday donations, please call Ruth in the church office (615-271-2600) to arrange a drop-off time.  Thank you for your generosity!

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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

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 always available at https://mckendreenashville.com/give.  Also, you can text your giving!  Just text the amount you would like to give to 615-375-4049.  The first time you give you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Just follow the prompts and enter your information.

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

The clothes closet is bare!

We are in great need of MEN’S CLOTHING for our clothes closet ministry!  We need pants, shirts, t-shirts, shorts, socks, underwear and shoes.  All sizes, especially large, extra large and up.  Clothing does not have to be new, but clean and still in wearable condition.  Donations can be brought to the church on Sunday, and put in the clothes chest near the back door.  For weekday donations, please call Ruth in the church office (615-271-2600) to arrange a time to come by.  God bless you for your generosity!