Mon, Mar 4
7:00 p.m. Trustees
Sun, Mar 10
Greeters: Need volunteers
Scripture reader: Need volunteer
Music: Need volunteer
Usher: Need volunteer
A Thank You
Don Jacobs would like to thank everyone who took the time to send him greetings at Christmas time. They were very much appreciated.
Opportunity to serve
Pastor Binu is seeking readers for the scripture. Please sign up on thesheet on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Also, if you are interested indoing 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”.
Gladys Call (doing rehab at Snyder Village): Snyder Village, Room 105, 1200 Partridge Street, Metamora 61548
Virginia Munson (death of husband Jerry): 1615 W. Mount Vernon, Metamora, IL 61548
Buddy Reynolds (death of wife Gail): 408 W Missouri, Spring Bay, IL 61611
Note from Holly Lynn, Trustee Chairperson
Dear Congregation Since having the opportunity to serve on the Trustees, I have become so much more aware of the needs for the church/parsonage and food pantry buildings. I have also become so much more aware of those who dedicate their time and donate their services to maintenance and repairs. In 2018, we had the opportunity to do some much-needed updates in the parsonage. When we asked for volunteers many of you stepped up to take on a task. For all of your time & talents shared … THANK YOU! Holly
Alpha on a weekday at RiversEdge
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. This will be starting up in the near future with the announcement of date and time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.