Announcements

Wed, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

6pm Alpha on a Weekday

Sun, May 5

1-3pm Youth & Family day at Safety Town

Mon, May 6

6pm Trustees

Wed, May 8

4pm 1st service worship planning
6pm Alpha on a Weekday

Tue, May 15

7pm Ad Council

Fri, May 24

9-11 am Food Pantry/King’s Closet

Future Dates:

Faith and Family night at the Chief’s game (free T-shirts to first 1000) – June 22

Vacation Bible School – June 17-21, 9-11:30am

Rummage Sale for Missions – July 17-19

Faith and Family night at the Chief’s game (Concert following game) – July 27

Children’s Church

Matt and Jaymie Freeman are planning on starting up a children’s worship on Sunday mornings. They are requesting assistance and hoping that you will bring your young ones for a worship experience in their young lives. Let Jamie know (657-8902) if you are interested in being a part of this journey.

Worship Service Changes – 2nd Service

The worship planning team has been discussing how to change the order of the service to make if flow better. You may see changes being made over the next few Sundays. Change can be difficult or seem confusing.

Alpha on a weekday at RiversEdge – Wednesdays at 6pm

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.  Each session includes a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge.

Nursery Revamping

There are some furniture pieces, taken from the nursery, sitting at the top of the ramp in the fellowship hall to be
claimed or taken. These items are free.

Opportunity to serve

Pastor Binu is seeking readers for the scripture. Please sign up on the sheet on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Also, if you are interested in doing a children’s message, see Pastor Binu.

Adult Sunday Morning Group (9:15)

Pastor Binu is leading an Alpha bible study. The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

1. Pray for those whose lives have been impacted by this disaster. Please also pray for Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief.

2. Make relief kits. Download the packing list and shipping label at umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies.

3. Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts at umcor.org/donate (U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670; International Disaster Response, Advance #982450; Undesignated, Advance #999895).

4. Donate requested items only. To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources, Advance #901440 at umcor.org/donate.

5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

Nursery – Paid Position

Need an adult to assist/oversee the nursery on Sunday mornings. See Matt Freeman or Ron Call if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.

Our Military Personnel

Please check the following list for any updates of our friends and family who are involved in the military: Tori Call (Lackland Airforce Base, TX), Daniel Maxwell (Ft Drum, New York), Brian Rezak, Tyler (graduated from boot camp), Alex Bigelow (Iraq), Jordan Doty (Jacksonville, FL), Kyle Rummel (Florida), Pastor Kristi Hopp, Tyler Graves (Afghanistan), Isaiah Herzog

2nd Service Volunteers

There is a sign-up sheet on the stand in the back of the sanctuary for you to sign up to be greeters, ushers and acolytes. Please help Phil out and sign up.

Urgent Need for Flood Buckets or monetary donations

The Midwest Missions Distribution Center, a caring ministry of the United Methodist Church, is requesting donations to help victims of disaster.  Monetary donations or supplies bought through the “DollarDays” link on the MMDC website would be the best way to donate, as they are shipped directly to MMDC at the Center’s bulk prices.   Monetary donations may be sent to:  MMDC at PO Box 56 in Chatham, IL  62629.  For more information about the Distribution Center, you may go to the website:  www.midwestmissiondc.org, or office@midwestmissiondc.org or phone 217-483-7911

Would You Like to Join the Choir?

Choir rehearsal will be on Wednesdays at 7pm as announced.  There is plenty of room for new people.  If you haven’t tried it and don’t think you are good enough, come anyway and learn from those who have had experience.  This year we will try 5th grade on up.  Let us worship in song.

RiversEdge United Methodist Church

RiversEdge United Methodist Church