“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
We are in an exciting season of ministry at Eureka UMC! We have some amazing teams of people who are 'planting trees' in new areas of ministry!
Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Team: A core group from this newly formed team just returned from a three day CCM conference in Kansas City. This team will be developing a wonderful system of congregational care for the friends and members of Eureka UMC. This team will be meeting on Monday to debrief from the CCM conference and to begin developing this new system of congregational care.
Vision Team: This newly formed team is comprised of a wonderful cross section of younger and older, newer and long time members of our congregation. This team has been charged with discerning the unique, God given and God sized vision for Eureka UMC. This vision will determine how we will achieve our Mission of "making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world" in 2018 and beyond. The Vision Team began meeting in March, will meet again tonight (Thursday), and will continue meeting throughout 2018 as they seek God's wisdom around His vision for us.
Celebrate Recovery: Another newly formed team will be launching a Celebrate Recovery ministry at Eureka UMC later this year. The core group from this team will be attending a one day Celebrate Recovery training and seminar in a few weeks in Lansing, MI. The vision for this recovery ministry was planted nearly two years ago and we are taking the steps to launch this wonderful recovery ministry in the Fall of 2018. Please visit www.celebraterecovery.com to learn more about this life transforming ministry now offered through more than 30,000 churches.
These teams are doing some amazing things to advance the Kingdom of God and to see lives transformed through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ and the restorative work of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to continually lift these teams in prayer as they seek God's wisdom and discernment in these new areas of ministry.
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.'
This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday! We will confirm and/or baptize eight of our youth into the Christian faith during the 9:45 am worship service. We will also acknowledge the confirmands during the 8:30 am service.
Please be in prayer for our Confirmands this week:
The message on Sunday, "Belonging", will remind all of us who we belong to and how this truly transforms our lives. Our text for Sunday is 1 John 5:9-13.
8:30 am Traditional Service:
307 Christ is Risen
140 Great is Thy Faithfulness
172 My Jesus I Love Thee
9:45 am Contemporary Service (and Live Stream on Facebook Live)
Like a Child
All Because of Jesus
Build Your Kingdom
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.
Weird Stuff in the Bible!
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 314 749 3874 if you'd like to receive weekly prayer/praise requests re: vision team over the next 40 days.
Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC
BLOCK PARTY, MAY 25TH, 7-10 PM
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 email@example.com
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIP TO GEORGIA!
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.
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.
YOUTH CATALYST SESSION: For youth, parents 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.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, we’ll see you there!
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!
Alzheimer’s Association, Washington University Medical School, and Edward Jones Company are sponsoring “An Attempt at the Guinness World Record” of the largest formation of a brain by humans. It’s not too late for you to become a part of this. Information on the following link.
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 8:30am Check-in, 10am Record Attempt, 12:30pm Celebratory reception in Ford Plaza
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
What Do I need to Know?
- This is a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt in the category of "largest human image of a brain." This attempt was chosen to honor the Alzheimer's Association's mission and kick off the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® season.
- There is no cost to participate.
- Participants will have the chance to win prizes (e.g. Cardinal tickets, Blues tickets, dinner at the St. Louis Club, etc.)
- The goal is 3,200 participants.
- You must be 12 years old or older to participate.
- Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, poncho, special collectible ticket, hot dog and beverage.
- You're encouraged to invite friends, family and co-workers to join in the fun! Spread the word via social media or by word-of- mouth.
How Do I Get Involved?
- You must register to participate or attend.
- Closer to the event, watch for important information and instructions at the email address you provide during registration.
- If you are interested in raising your participation level, we're looking for 1,000 dedicated "Core Team" members to help lead this effort by forming the outline of the brain image. Participation in an additional rehearsal day will be required. In addition to the benefits above, "Core Team" members will receive free parking the day of the event. To join the "Core Team," complete the registration information at www.alz.org/worldrecord. When you reach the "Additional Information" section, select "yes" under the third question (Would you be available to participate in a dry-run event (as part of the "Core Team") on April 21, 2018 (one week prior to the April 28 event)?) Representatives will contact you with additional details.