Announcements for April 12

Next Sun­day is Mis­sion Sun­day only two ser­vices

There will be two ser­vices next Sun­day, 8 and 9:30. Imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing the 9:30 ser­vice every­one is invit­ed to take part in mis­sion work here at the church. Many dif­fer­ent oppor­tu­ni­ties for all ages to par­tic­i­pate will be avail­able. Please stay and be a part of this spe­cial mis­sion project.

 

Native Amer­i­can Min­istries Sun­day Offer­ing Next Week

Unit­ed Methodist church­es will cel­e­brate Native Amer­i­can Min­istries Sun­day April 19. The obser­vance reminds the church of Native Amer­i­can gifts and con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety, and the offer­ing sup­ports Native Amer­i­can min­istries, urban ini­tia­tives and sem­i­nary schol­ar­ships. A large per­cent­age of Native Amer­i­cans live below the pover­ty line. They strug­gle to find jobs, feed fam­i­lies or find ade­quate hous­ing. Sad­ly, many peo­ple are unaware of the sit­u­a­tion. While we know his­to­ry can­not dis­ap­pear, the con­stant and con­sis­tent sup­port of The Unit­ed Methodist Church can make a dif­fer­ence. 50 per­cent of our dona­tions stay here to help area Native Amer­i­cans. Please give gen­er­ous­ly on Sun­day, April 19!

Pas­tor Bri­an’s Bible Study “The Res­ur­rec­tion Con­tro­ver­sy”

A six week study that will be offered two times every week; Wednes­days at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. We will review the res­ur­rec­tion nar­ra­tive to resolve con­tro­ver­sies over dif­fer­ences in the Gospel accounts, pro­vide evi­dence for believ­ing the res­ur­rec­tion, and read an ancient tes­ti­mo­ny of a Roman knight who wit­nessed the res­ur­rec­tion and became a fol­low­er of Christ and helped estab­lish the church in Rome.

UMCOR health kits

The Out­reach Com­mis­sion is col­lect­ing items for UMCOR* health kits. Please help us by con­tribut­ing any of the fol­low­ing: large bars of indi­vid­u­al­ly wrapped soap;  new, stur­dy combs (not pock­et); new wash clothes; new hand tow­els (not kitchen or micro fiber) 15”x25” to 17”x27”; met­al nail files or nail clip­pers; adult size tooth­brush­es in orig­i­nal pkg.; band aids. The Unit­ed Methodist Com­mit­tee on Relief requires con­for­mi­ty in all kits, so all items must be new.  Any of these items can be found at Dol­lar Tree, Real Deals and/or Big Lots.  See the dis­play near the back door for a con­ve­nient shop­ping list.  Ques­tions – please call Jill Ertinger, 451‑6145.

Sup­port our Mil­i­tary mem­bers 

We are look­ing for names and address­es of per­sons cur­rent­ly serv­ing in the US Armed Forces for a church ser­vice project. Box­es of treats to send to these indi­vid­u­als will be packed on April 19th. Please sub­mit names to the office or Pas­tors of fam­i­ly, friends or neigh­bors who are cur­rent­ly serv­ing. Sam­ple dona­tions are: FUN ITEMS-nerf  balls, mag­a­zines, new or gen­tly used paper­backs, DVD’s, AA bat­ter­ies, dis­pos­able cam­eras, yoy­o’s, greet­ing cards to send to fam­i­ly. Toi­letries-all kinds, plus pack­ets of body wipes, lip balm, eye drops, wipes of insect repel­lent with DEET, clothes line and pins. SNACK FOOD & POWDERED DRINKS-sin­gle serv­ing pack­ets, small size cans of fruit. See poster in hall for a com­plete list of items.