Connecting Hearts, Thriving Together, Overflowing into the World
To make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” -Jesus in John 7:38 ESV-
There will be many changes over the next several weeks! Our River Launch Team is busy making necessary preparations as we prepare to adopt the new name for the church, The River at Eureka, on Sunday, August 11th.
The necessary forms have been filed with the Secretary of State. Lisa Koltun is in the process of recreating a brand new website which aligns with our new vision and our new Discipleship Pathway. We have also acquired a new domain name; the-river.church. All staff e mail accounts are also synced with the new domain. For example, you can now contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our mobile app is also being updated to reflect the new name.
Kim Reineri is heading up the team that will be updating all of the signage around the church to reflect the new name. We have a lot of signage!
Sherri is working on practical items such as new letterhead, envelopes, and offering envelopes.
Other team members are focused on some new "The River" swag such as wristbands, decals, t shirts, and travel mugs (these travel mugs are given to all new, first time guests).
Doug Stallman is heading up a team to freshen up the paint in some of the key gathering areas at the church prior to August 11th.
Our church has been on an amazing journey over the past 18 months to discern a new vision, to create new places for new people, and to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ among people of all ages. The new name, The River, provides a compelling narrative of the work that God has done, is doing, and will continue to do through His church. May we embrace the teaching of Jesus to be "rivers of living water" in our community!
Please save the date, and be sure to join us at The River on August 11th!
Grace and peace,
Celebrate Recovery (CR) meets EVERY Wednesday, no exceptions. We do not cancel for holidays or inclement weather. Each Wednesday, our Celebration Worship service alternates between a teaching and a testimony. Next Wednesday, July 17th, is our first baptism and communion service! And yes, we have several adults who are planning to be baptized next Wednesday!
Wednesday's at Celebrate Recovery
6:00-6:30pm Dinner in the Commons (first time CR guests eat free, after that $5 per plate)
7:00-8:00pm Celebration Worship in the sanctuary
8:00-9:00pm Open Share Groups
Newcomers 101 For 1st time CR guests
Women's Addiction Addiction, alcoholism, etc.
Women's Mixed Issues Grief, pain, divorce, codependency, etc.
Men's Addiction Addiction, alcoholism, etc.
Men's Mixed Issues Grief, pain, divorce, codependency, etc.
9:00-9:30 CR Cafe in the Commons; donuts, coffee, and fellowship
*Complimentary childcare is available from 6:30-9:00pm
This Sunday, July 14th
Pastor Tim will begin a new sermon series on Sunday titled "Dust". This series will focus on the teachings of Jesus from Matthew 4:19 and what it means to be a disciple, a follower, of Jesus. During the four weeks of this series, Pastor Tim will also be sharing the four principle components of the new Discipleship Pathway developed by the Discipleship Pathway team over the past 10 months.
Worship Service times are at 8:30 am and 9:45 am
JAM Children's Ministry gathers at 9:45 am (children ages 3 through the 5th grade)
Our new Family Room Worship Site gathers at 9:45 am
Childcare is available during both worship services for children birth through 2 years old.
**We will be gathering at the Lord's Table for Communion this Sunday
Jesus lived in a world where being a disciple, following and learning from a Rabbi (Teacher), meant following so closely that the disciple would be covered with the dust of the Rabbi. With each foot step of the Rabbi, the dust would cling to the disciple. We are still called to be disciples, to follow Jesus closely, to be covered in His dust. The "Dust" sermon series will challenge us to follow Jesus more closely as we also share the new discipleship pathway that our amazing team has been discerning and creating over the past nine months.
July 14, "Love"
July 21, "Learn"
July 28, "Live"
August 4, "Lead"
Rivers are significant in our region and very significant in God's Word. Jesus reminds us what a life in him looks like, " Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38 ESV)
Rivers connect, life thrives along rivers, and at times rivers overflow and change the landscape around them. During this three week series, we will dive deep into God's Word, recall the new vision God is calling us to live into, and be challenged to answer the unique call God has placed on each of our lives.
August 11th, "Discover" (this is the launch date of The River at Eureka)
August 18th, "Develop"
August 25th, "Deploy"
*We will be gathering at the Lord's Table each Sunday during The River sermon series.
moMENtum Washers Tournament!
July 27, 2019.
9 am start time.
20$ per person/ 40$ per team.
BBQ lunch will be included.
Net proceeds to benefit our youth and children's ministries!
Trophies to the winners. They will be defended each year. Names of winners will be engraved on trophies! Double elimination format.
Bring your entire family and your friends!
RSVP on the moMENtum Facebook event page!
Save the date! August 4th is our next fundraising day at Raising Cane's. Our fist fundraising event at Raising Cane's was very successful last month! The store manager said it was one of the most successful fundraisers for them so far this year. Just by eating at Raising Cane's and mentioning that you are with Eureka United Methodist Church, they will donate 15% back to us. We just received a check from Raising Cane's for $217.00 to benefit our Celebrate Recovery ministry! Raising Cane's is located at:
15698 Manchester Road in Ellisville.
The Women of Worship (WOW) group invites you to participate in our annual backpack drive this summer! The backpack tree will be set up beginning the first week of July; simply select a tag and return the backpack by July 27th. This is a great ministry and it allows children to begin the school year with all of the necessary supplies that they need.
Children's Ministry News
Children's Ministry News
Eagle Lake Host Homes- Eagle Lake Counselors will be arriving on Saturday July 27th, and will be staying for 1 week. While they are in town, they will need a place to stay. Each year, we look for families that are willing to open their homes to these college age counselors that give so much of themselves to Eagle Lake Camp. If you are interested in more information, please contact Jenny Babb.
Eagle Lake Mini Camp- We are offering a Mini Camp for ages 3-5 on the same week of Eagle Lake Camp (July 29-Aug 2). The time frame is 9am to 1pm, and the cost is $100 for the week. There will be games, crafts, songs, outside play, and tons of fun! Spots are limited, so reserve your child's spot right away at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Lake Volunteers Needed! There will be many opportunities to serve during the week of Eagle Lake Camp. There are opportunities to serve as a host home, you can help serve lunch, help with the check in/checkout process, or assist with our mini-camp. If you are available to help in any way, please contact Jenny at email@example.com
Congregational Care Ministry Team
Karen Hughes, Sherri Schulte, Doug McVicar
Sue Engsberg, Tina Butler and Donna Valleroy
CCM’s are lay ministers who serve alongside our pastors to provide care for our church family. You may contact us by:
Ø Calling the church office at (636) 938-6377
Ø Fill in the prayer request card attached to the weekly worship bulletin.
Ø Through our EUMC app or website (eurekaumc.org)
Ø Contact a CCM on a Sunday morning Or call the new CCM phone number at 636-386-6350
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!