EUMC News! (Nov 21, 2017)

THE ROCK N ROLL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONCERT TOUR FEATURING "WE ARE LEO" will be making a stop in Eureka on Friday, December 15th! Concert venue will be at EUREKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

THE ROCK N ROLL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONCERT TOUR FEATURING "WE ARE LEO" will be making a stop in Eureka on Friday, December 15th! Concert venue will be at EUREKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

Pre concert activities for kids begin at 6:00 pm in the JAM Children's Ministry area!

Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 pm

Concert begins at 7:00 pm

Tickets, just $5.00 each plus processing fee, are available exclusively online through this link (children under 3 are free):

https://www.itickets.com/events/390587

We Are Leo are currently at the top of the charts with their current hit single "61/Twenty Three". The band tours extensively and plays at venues ranging from large festival events to smaller venues like Eureka UMC. This is an awesome, family friendly event; a great event to invite your friends and neighbors to attend! Please order your tickets early; we are expecting a full house!


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Monday, November 27th is Cyber Monday!
id you know that Amazon has donated over $62M to various charities so far in 2017? Did you know that you can shop on Amazon through the link below and that Amazon will make a charitable donation to Eureka United Methodist Church? Simply cop/paste the link below or go to smile.amazon.com and choose "Eureka United Methodist Church" as your designated charity. There is no additional cost to you, just shop as you normally do on Amazon! This partnership with Amazon and Eureka UMC is available anytime you purchase online, not just on Cyber Monday.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1165397

 

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The Power of Sharing
ith over 214 million active users in the United State, Facebook is by far the most powerful and effective form of communication accessible to us today. Eureka UMC has it's own Facebook page; be sure to 'like' us if you have not already done so. It is amazing how many people we can reach with the message of Christ through this medium! We have had some of our posts reach nearly 30,000 people! They were reached through a very simple process...the 'share' button.

During this time of year, the word "church" is Googled more than any other time of year. People in our community are looking for a connection to a local church during Christmas more than any other time. The reasons are as varied as the people. This is a wonderful season to reach new people with the awesome message of God's love through Jesus Christ!

What can you do to help reach new families this Christmas season?

  •  -One way is to simply "share" the posts published through the Eureka UMC Facebook page each week onto your own Facebook page. Our Advent and Christmas Eve worship services include high quality, professionally produced short, promotional video clips and stills. A single share will reach, on average, 150 of your friends. If just 100 people 'shared' each of the four main (one per week) Advent/Christmas Eve posts, we can reach 60,000 people with an invitation to "come and see" in December! 
  • -Another way is to personally invite a friend, neighbor, or a co worker to one of our worship services. A recent poll revealed that 82% of people are 'somewhat likely' to attend a worship service if invited by a friend. We just received hundreds of personalized invitation cards that you can use to invite guests to attend worship services this Christmas season. They will be available at the Welcome Desk on Sundays. These cards are produced by the same organization that produced our videos and contain information about Eureka UMC, worship times, and even directions to our church.

Let's live into the Mission of our church, the very Mission given to us by Jesus, and invite others to experience the indescribable love and joy that we know through our relationship with Jesus Christ! Let's "make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world".


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   Sermon Series

Join us on Sunday during this extended "Thanksgiving Weekend" for worship services and a message with the emphasis of thankfulness!

What are some things you are thankful for? Your family? Jesus? Netflix? Blues hockey? 

This Sunday we are going to visit Psalm 103 and not only acknowledge some of the things we are thankful for, but towards whom should we be thankful. We have truly all been blessed beyond measure, whether we are experiencing the mountaintops of life or even if we are currently found in one of life's valleys. Let us gather as God's children and give thanks to God on Sunday!

 

See below for additional Sermon Series.

We offer two distinct worship services on Sunday morning.
Our 9:45 am contemporary worship service includes modern Christian music led by 'midnight prayer', our amazing praise band. Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry also meets at 9:45 am for ages 3 years old through the fifth grade.

9:45 am Worship songs:
Love the Lord
Everything Glorious
Trading My Sorrows
I Can Only Imagine
Build Your Kingdom Here

Our 8:30 am traditional worship service includes timeless Christian hymns led by our Chancel Choir; the same message is offered at both worship services

8:30 am hymns:
To God be the Glory
My Lord, What a Morning
Shout it Out
Shalom to You

Childcare is available during both worship services in our newly renovated and professionally staffed nursery for children ages birth through 2 years old. We invite middle school and high school age youth to attend XP3 at 9:45 am (2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) or to join their families during the worship services on Sunday mornings.

We invite our first time guests to visit www.eurekaumc.org and click the "Are you a first time guest?" link near the top of the page.

See you on Sunday!

 

Upcoming Advent and Christmas Sermon Series

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"The Star: A Journey to Christmas" Advent and Christmas Eve Services
A Journey to Hope" December 3rd
"A Journey to Joy" December 10th
"A Journey to Love" December 17th


            Christmas Eve morning service
"A Journey to Peace" December 24th
(One service only on Sunday morning at 10:00 am) 

                Christmas Eve evening services
"A Journey to Christmas", December 24th
        5:00 pm "Family Service" with music led by the Praise Band and will also include a special message for the children.
       11:00 pm "Traditional Candlelight Service" with music led by the EUMC Chancel Choir.

 


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Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC!


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Blue Christmas Service, Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm

Sometimes life can remove the joy that many of our friends experience during this season. It could be a painful memory, the loss of of loved one, or any number of reasons why Christmas can leave us feeling blue. This is a service of remembrance, hope, and healing for individuals and families who are looking for joy in the midst of pain or loss during this Christmas season.


2017 EUMC Christmas Cantata!

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The EUMC Chancel Choir and children from the JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry invite you to the 2017 EUMC Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17th at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. This will be a wonderful event featuring some of your favorite Christmas songs led by our adult choir and our JAM kids! You are invited to stay afterwards for Christmas cookies, coffee, and hot cocoa in the Commons Area.

Do you sing or play a musical instrument? We would love for you to join us during this special event and share your talents with the community. If this describes you, please contact Sean Stewart, our Choir Director, at sean.stewart@eurekaumc.org


If you took a tag off the tree for the “Crisis Nursery” gifts need to be brought to church and put under the tree on or before Sunday, December 10th.  We certainly appreciate your generosity!

We have another opportunity for generosity with our “Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree”. The tags from this tree stay local and serve families from our food pantry in the Eureka/Pacific area.  Tags will be available this Sunday, November 26. We ask the gifts be brought back to EUMC wrapped with the tag firmly attached and placed under the tree on or before Sunday, December 10th. Families pick up from Sacred Heart on Monday December 11. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


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We would love to have you help us decorate the church for Christmas! Join the Confirmation Class on Sun., Nov. 26 following the 9:45 am worship service for Hanging of the Greens We are getting ready for the First Sundayin Advent (December 3, 2017)!


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OATS FUND-A-BUS SHOE DRIVE!

Help OATS raise bus match funds by collecting and donating new & gently used shoes!

Drop off your new or gently used shoes at the box in Commons Area.

All shoes must be collected by December 31, 2017!

 


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Genesis eets at 7pm on the first and third Sunday of each month. Genesis is open to all high school youth and young adults who are interested in deepening their relationship with Christ. Please contact Cathy Westbury at westburtycathy@gmail.com for more information!


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Guatemala Mission Trip 2018: 

We are organizing a mission team to return to Guatemala, March 9-March 19, 2018. This trip is open to everyone 16 years and older. There are only 18 spots available for this mission trip and we expect this trip to be full. Please read the full description and registration instructions by clicking the "Guatemala Mission Trip" link on the front page of our website at www.eurekaumc.org.

Please contact the Guatemala Team Leader, Cathy Westbury, at westburycathy@gmail.com for more information.


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Confirmation classes began October 22. 


If you have a child(ren) in grade 6th or up, and you would like information on confirmation, please contact jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org

You may register for confirmation classes here: 
 https://docs.google.com/a/eurekaumc.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAYzjEiTfJwxCwjcom7TIfmVBH6w6iukIydc0wDqQHDzYMeg/viewform

Jenny Babb
Director of Family Ministries
Jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org
Eureka UMC


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Attention Crafters! Eureka United Methodist Church will be hosting a Craft Fair on December 3, from 9 am to 3 pm. Space for a table/booth is $35. The proceeds go to Mission Guatemala.

Crafters who would like to have a table/booth at this fair or have questions, please contact Jan Ray at 314/412-9107 or email jray8190@aol.com.

The deadline for application is November 19th.


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2018 Generosity Commitment

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has returned their 2018 Generosity Commitments either through the Commitment Cards or by pledging online.

We will continue to receive your 2018 Generosity Commitments over the next several weeks. Here is how you can help our Pastor and Leadership Team plan for the life changing ministries we believe God is calling us to continue and/or begin in 2018:

  • Bring your completed Commitment Card to church on Sunday and place it in the offering plate. Additional Commitment Cards will be available at the Welcome Desk each Sunday

  • You can return your Commitment Card via mail to the church office by addressing it to Eureka UMC, PO Box 67, Eureka, MO 63025

  • You can complete your Commitment Card online by visiting our website at www.eurekaumc.org (or through our new app) and follow the prompts through the E giving tab.

  • You can complete your Commitment Card by copying this link to your browser:

  https://tinyurl.com/eumcGIVING2018

Again, thank you for your continued, faithful generosity towards the life changing and life giving ministries that happen through Eureka UMC!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and
we look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Tim