EUMC News! (July 5th, 2018)

A Note from Pastor Suzanne

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I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I received my first Sunday!  You're anointing, prayers and gifts were a blessing beyond words.  

In coordination with the leadership team, we will be organizing listening sessions so that I can learn more about you, your church and your dreams for the future.  God is doing some amazing things at Eureka UMC and I'm so grateful to be a part of it!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Suzanne
suzanne.nicholson@eurekaumc.org


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Our goal is to reach 200 children with the Good News of Jesus Christ through our Eagle Lake Camp in late July and we are closing in on that goal! We currently have 165 campers registered along with 10 pending registrations! We have 28 campers registered for our Mini Camp!

We want to invite you to do something very simple to help us succeed at meeting and exceeding this goal: visit the Eureka UMC Facebook page and simply 'share; our most recent post about Eagle Lake Camps. It takes only a brief moment to do so and each 'share', on average, will reach 150 families with the wonderful opportunity to enroll their children in this amazing camp! Imagine how many families we can reach if just 100 of our families 'shared' this event. 15,000 families!

Thank you for helping us spread the message about one of our biggest outreaches of the year!


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We are beginning a new series this Sunday! This compelling series will invite us to truly walk with Jesus as we experience his ministry through the eyes of the disciples and consider how these teachings speak to us today.

This Sunday we will explore the call of the first four disciples found in Matthew 4:18-22. What does it mean to follow Jesus? What is required of us? Is it worth it? 

 8:30 am Traditional Service: 

Hymns:
Morning has Broken
Shall we Gather at the River
Are Ye Able
This is My Father's World

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

Worship Songs:
House of God Forever
Desert Song
How Can it Be
Your Love is Strong
Your Love Never Fails

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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Upcoming Sermons:

July 15, "The Harvest is Plenty but the Workers are Few" Pastor Suzanne

July 22, "Stepping out of the Boat" Pastor Tim *Eagle Lake Kickoff

July 29, "Go" Pastor Tim *Baptism at 8:30 am 

 


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Golden opportunity!!

Want to walk where Jesus walked? Want to see historical places of the Bible? Now is the time. EUMC is joining the Conference of United Methodist on a tour of Israel with an optional extension to Jordan. Join Pastor Tim and Sue Engsberg on this marvelous Holy Land Tour.

This trip is filling up quickly! If you are interested in securing your spot or if you have any questions, please contact Sue Engsberg at sue.engsberg@gmail.com or 314/707-8733.


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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.'


  Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC

Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC


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 Ice Cream with the Pastor

July 8 @ 11 am
August 5 @ 11 am
September 16 @ 11 am


Summer Connect Classes

July 15 from 11 am-noon
July 29 from 11 am-noon
August 26 from 11 am-noon
September 9 from 11 am-noon


 
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NEW PROMOTION ANNOUNCED! NAME YOUR OWN PRICE FOR CAMP!

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.


Don't have a camper, but you would still like to help?  You can help make Eagle Lakes Camp a huge success.  Here's how.....

 
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EAGLE LAKE CAMP DONATIONS NEEDED!

Please help us reach our goal of 1500 meals in 5 days for Eagle Lake Camp! You will find this sign along with the "grab & go" cards located near the JAM welcome desk in the commons area.  Take one (or more) cards and bring the donations back anytime between now and July 14th.  Donations can be left in coolers provided or given directly to Jenny Babb! 

Thank you so much for your support!  We couldn't do this without you!!


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YOUTH CATALYST SESSION 1

If you are a youth grades 6-12th you will want to mark your calendars for these upcoming youth group gatherings!

We will meet in the UTX Youth Zone Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 pm

Sunday, July 8
Sunday, July 15

If you have any questions about this event please contact our Director of Family Ministries, Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org.


WOW (WOMEN OF WORSHIP) - ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE!

Did you know that children are often anxious, bullied or made fun of when they don’t have a backpack or school supplies?  You can help prevent that from happening by participating in the annual backpack drive organized by EUMC WOW (women of worship) to benefit children who utilize the Eureka Food Pantry and children serviced by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. 

GREAT NEWS:  backpacks provided!  So just fill them up with school supplies!

The “Fill a backpack” school supply drive runs from July 1 – 29. 

We will have a box filled with new, empty backpacks in the Commons Area beginning Sunday, July 1.  Participants will simply need to grab an empty backpack  (or 2), along with a supply lists.  Fill the backpack with supplies from the list.   Then put the filled backpack into the box at church with the list attached or included inside the backpack.  If some of the supplies won’t fit inside the backpack, simply place them in a plastic grocery bag and securely tie the handles of the bag around one of the straps of the backpack.  All the backpacks need to be returned Sunday, July 29 and placed in the box or boxes in the Commons Area.

The supply list will be in 2 envelopes attached to the box.  1 envelope will have supply lists for local children who utilize the Eureka Food Pantry and 1 envelope will have supply lists for children supported by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.  It is REALLY important that the list be connected to or inside the backpack so that it gets delivered to the correct child. 

Please contact me directly (Karen Hughes at kdhughes1@charter.net) if you want to participate but need a supply list emailed to you --- or if you have questions.

Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ!!


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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