Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday we will conclude our preaching series entitled, Advent Conspiracy, as we look to our behaviors during the Christmas season, specifically how we spend our time and resources during this time of year. This week we will look at the idea of loving all and how our spending habits can reflect this attitude. Our desire is that by talking about this now, we can have time to discern how this might alter our Advent season this year. I pray this time of exploration will help you to see and experience all the ways God's gifts are being poured out for you. I encourage you to invite a friend and I hope to see you there!

2. Sound Booth- We are in need of a few volunteers to help out in the sound booth on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in volunteering to help us run this vital part of worship, please let us know by calling the church office, 629-5688, emailing the office by clicking here, or signing up at the Connection Station. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of sound equipment, we will train you. It is not very difficult at all, we just need a few people willing to lend their time. Thanks!

3. Apportionments - If you have been affiliated with the United Methodist Church for any amount of time, you may have heard this word. Basically apportionments are the share each annual conference and local church pay to support international, national, and regional missions. Our giving when combined with other churches, allow the United Methodist Church to accomplish something bigger than ourselves. We have 14 funds that we support with our apportionments and we have paid 100% of our obligations since 2003. Currently, we have paid 49.75% of our $16,262 obligation for 2013. If you would like to know more about apportionments, like the missions that are supported, please click here. It will take you to a document entitled, "A Guide to Apportionments". Here you can read more about this vital outreach ministry of our denomination.

4. Nursery Help - We are looking for people to help us staff our nursery on Sunday mornings. The number of young people we have in the nursery is growing and needless to say, that is a good thing! If you are interested in helping Ms. Joy, care for and teach our kids during worship, please let the church office know. You can email by clicking here, or call 629-5688. Remember the old adage, many hands make light work. I hope you will consider volunteering to help support this ministry.

5. Did You Know? - Did you know that the United Methodist Church offers free publications to help you better understand our denomination and its ministries? We have these publications in the church office and they are available to you at no cost. I invite you to stop by, pick a few of them up, and read through them. Our denomination is doing some amazing things!

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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