EUMC News! (Nov 1st, 2018)

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Do you remember the song "American Pie" by Don Mclean? Near the end of this rather long and iconic song we hear these lyrics:

"And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
And they were singing..."

 

Now that this song is stuck in your head, what do you first think of when you hear the words "Holy Ghost"? It's kind of difficult to explain or describe who or what the Holy Ghost, more commonly known as the Holy Spirit, is. After all, how can we describe something or someone that we cannot see?

The Holy Spirit is, for most of us, the most mysterious and least understood person of the Trinity. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings in November as we embark on a journey to discover more about the Holy Spirit revealed to us through God's Word. This is going to be an amazing journey!

**We will celebrate Communion and recognize All Saints Day during both services on Sunday.

We gather for two distinct expressions of worship on Sunday mornings at our 8:30 am and 9:45 am worship services

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



UPCOMING SERMONS

 During November, we will explore the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

November 11, "Stronger" Jenny Babb preaching
November 18, "Greater" Pastor Tim preaching
November 25, "Under the Influence"  Pastor Suzanne preaching


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

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We are excited to announce our Christmas Eve Worship Service Schedule for 

Monday, December 24th!

 

3:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our praise team

5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our praise team

8:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our choir.


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Registration now open for Confirmation 2019. If you have a youth in grades 6-12, and you would like to register them for Confirmation, you may do so at eurekaumc.org. Classes will begin in October and take place during the 9:45 service on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month.  Confirmation will take place in April 2019.  Contact jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org for more info.


Clean out your closets- the fall rummage sale is coming November 1-3 and will be located in the church basement.  Donations will be accepted beginning October 29th.  Information on large item donation pickups will be shared shortly.  Volunteering to help with sale during prep, clean up or during the actual sale is a great way to make money for your mission account.  SIGN UP HERE. Please contact Amber Wood if you have questions-

alwood1974@gmail.com or 989-387-0300.

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Each quarter, we invite guests who have been attending our Sunday morning worship services for a few weeks, a few months, or even longer to join our Connect Class. This class will be comprised of families and individuals who desire to grow deeper in their faith through a deeper connection with Jesus and the amazing people at Eureka UMC. This class will meet four times, for an hour each time, over the course of the next three months. During the Connect Class, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about what it means to follow Jesus, and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a Methodist. Our first Winter Connect Class will meet on Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 am in the Confirmation Room. During this first class, the group will determine the best dates to schedule the remaining three gatherings. Are you interested in being part of our next connect class? If so, please register at: https://tinyurl.com/winterconnect18


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Christmas Trip, Monday, November 19th

We will depart from EUMC 9 am sharp and travel to Altenburg, MO to see the Christmas Tree Tour and Museum. Cost is $15/person (price includes bus ride, lunch and museum donation).

Please make reservation with Betty Branscum(636.451.3025) or Diane Bitsch (636.938.4932) by November 11th.


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Are you among the 75% of Americans who shop online during the Christmas Season? It is incredible to think that a decade ago just a few of us did any shopping at all online! 

Did you know that when you make online purchases through Amazon that you can also support amazing ministries at Eureka UMC? It's true! And it is very easy. When you are shopping, simple log onto Amazon Smile instead of Amazon. Same products. Same pricing. The only difference is that Amazon will make a donation to Eureka UMC! You shop, Amazon Gives!

Here is the unique link for Eureka UMC on Amazon Smile: smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1165397

If you order from Amazon Smile today or tomorrow (November 1st or 2nd), Amazon will contribute 10X their normal donation to Eureka UMC!

Please remember to shop through Amazon Smile during this Christmas season and for any and all purchases throughout the year!


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Holy Land Tour, December 2-11, 2019 plus optional tour to Petra, Jordan December 11-14.

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 Group Leaders Pastor Tim and Sue Engsberg on this marvelous Holy Land Tour.

This trip is filling up quickly! We currently have 24 people registered for this trip! 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.


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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