EUMC News! (April 12th, 2018)

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We welcomed 628 people to our three Easter Services, including eight new families who attended Eureka UMC for the very first time! We also collected nearly $4500.00 through our special Easter Offering! Half of that will go towards the World Service Fund which funds dozens of worldwide ministries of the UMC. The other half will go towards our new partnership with Eureka Elementary School. Thank you for your generosity towards these two amazing ministries!


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Did you know that you can give to the life changing ministries of Eureka UMC through your smartphone? We recently launched our new SubSplash giving platform through our mobile app. It takes less than two minutes to set up an account through the mobile app and from there giving is simple! You can set up a recurring gift (i.e. weekly or monthly) and also make 'one time' gifts with a simple click on your smart device. Your continued, generous financial support of the ministries at Eureka UMC is greatly appreciated, is making a difference, and will allow us to fuel our Mission of 'making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.'


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Join us on Sunday, April 15th as we continue our current sermon series, "MORE".

This series explores the simple teachings of John Wesley regarding money, "earn more, save more, and giv e more". This Sunday we will consider what it means to save more and how we can break the power of greed by saving and sharing MORE. Our text will be from Luke 12:15-21.

8:30 am Traditional Service: 

Hymns:

163 Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know
467 Trust and Obey
665 Now Go in Peace

9:45 am Contemporary Service (and Live Stream on Facebook Live)

Worship Songs:

Like a Child
Indescribable
The River
Blessed be Your Name
Until the Whole World Hears

Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry meets at 9:45 am for children ages 3 years old through the fifth grade.

Childcare is available for children birth through 2 years old in our nursery during both worship service times on Sunday mornings.

 

 


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"MORE" answers the questions: What do you do with envy?

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April 22 "Earn More"

 
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pril 29, "Belonging" *
                *Confirmation at the 9:45 am service

 

Weird Stuff in the Bible!

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This compelling series will explore four unique...actually weird stories found in the Bible and consider how this 'weird stuff' applies to our lives today as we seek to grow deeper in our faith and relationship with God.

May 6, "Where Did You Lose It?"

May 13, "The Widow's Oil" *
               * Mothers Day, Jenny Babb preaching

May 20, "Samson"

May 27, "Sun Stands Still"


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Will you join us in prayer?

One of the most important ways you can support EUMC right now is to circle the work of the Vision Team in prayer.  Our first challenge is determining how we will grow spiritual disciples intent on continuing to strengthen their relationship with Christ.

  • We desire to honor the past while stepping into the future and not leaving a single soul behind.  
  • We desire to SEND disciples into the community, not simply collect disciples.  
  • We are clear on our mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world, but we need God's direction on HOW to do this well.

Haven't you desired the knowledge it takes to be a better disciple? This is what the vision team will be grappling with over the next few months and we're asking you to saturate our work in some intentional corporate prayer.  

The purpose of prayer is to get into God's presence so HE can outline His VISION for us. How?  By setting aside a few minutes each day for 40 days  April 2-May 12.  Contact westburycathy@gmail.com or 314 749 3874 if you'd like to receive weekly prayer/praise requests re: vision team over the next 40 days.


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Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC


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Monday, April 16th from 5-8:00 pm

Dine in or drive up and enjoy dinner at Culver’s, Eureka, and 10% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the Children’s & Youth Ministries of EUMC!


We are bringing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University to Eureka UMC!

Classes will meet Sunday morning @ 11 am in 7th grade classroom, beginning April 8th for a 9 week course.  More information and sign up on our website at eurekaumc.org or contact David Babb through the Connections Desk Sunday morning. You can still sign up!

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YOUTH CATALYST SESSION: For youthparents of youth, or those interested in working with youth (5-12 grade), join us on Sunday, April 22nd at 11 am for our first Catalyst session. We will meet in the UTX area for a listening and planning session targeted towards our new youth ministry. This will be a time to come together, explore possibilities, invite new ideas, and build excitement towards things to come. 

We want YOU to be a part of our explosive new youth ministry, please let me know you are coming! Jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org. Thank you, we’ll see you there!


NEW LIFE GROUP FOR 20S & 30S!

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Stephanie Krechel will be leading a new Life Group for young adults in their 20's and 30's. This group will begin meeting in April; dates and times to be determined after the group is formed. Here's some information about what to expect:

We live in a culture that caters to our choices. We like our options, and we enjoy the opportunity to choose our preferences. Popular psychology and human reasoning tell us to make choices based on what feels good. They encourage us, “just follow your heart.” God has given us a much better guide, however, in His Word. Unlike our fickle and untrustworthy opinions, God’s Word never changes. Its dependability has been proven through the centuries. 

In The Choice Is Yours, Terrie Chappell will lead us through twelve choices that can strengthen or weaken our walk with God. Discover these important, daily decisions that will bring joy and purpose to your life!

Would you like more information? Please inquire through our mobile app, our website, or through this link:   www.tinyurl.com/20s30sEUMC

The group will meet every other week in room 207 beginning April 15th for 6 weeks.  You can RSVP Here!  


BLOCK PARTY, MAY 25TH, 7-10 PM

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The Eureka Parks Department has asked Eureka UMC to partner with them for the first BLOCK PARTY of the summer! We will be sponsoring a new component of the event...the Kid's Corner! We have partnered with the Missouri Conference who will be bringing in some BIG TOYS, including a massive inflatable obstacle course! This is a great outreach to our community and we welcome your assistance to ensure that this is the best Kid's Corner we can offer! Interested in being part of the Block Party Team? Please contact Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org
 


YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP TO GEORGIA!

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Save the dates for our Summer Youth Mission Trip.  This year we will be going to Lookout Mountain, GA June 7-11 

Cost for this trip is $400, more information on our website or contact Jenny Babb, Director of Family Ministries. 

Register online at eurekaumc.org.


 
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NEW PROMOTION ANNOUNCED! 

Eagle Lake camp -  registration is now open for Eagle Lake Camp. The dates are July 23rd Thru the 27th. Receive $20 off for each referral for a family that has not attended camp before! This could potentially be a HUGE savings (i.e. by inviting multiple families) for your campers. More information available on the website.

Mini camp - have a little one that is too young for Eagle Lake? Register them for our mini camp! Also running July 23rd through the 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages 3 to 5. Register online, spots are limited.


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Start saving your items to donate to our Rummage Sale the week of April 22-28th! Proceeds benefit Youth Mission Trips.

Interested in helping with the sale to earn money for youth events? Contact Tina Butler at butler.tina0@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE to volunteer!


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Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Eureka United Methodist Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!


Have a fantastic week and

we look forward to seeing you on Sunday Morning!

 

Tim Schulte
Pastor
Eureka United Methodist Church
215 North Central Avenue, Eureka MO 63025
www.eurekaumc.org

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