We hope you'll join us on Sunday for one of our two worship services! Not only are these services going to be amazing through wonderful music and a great sermon from Jenny Babb...we are also making a very special announcement. This will occur during both worship services. You will want to be present on Sunday!
Yesterday, I was serving at Eureka Elementary School. It was a busy afternoon with numerous students arriving to the library to participate in the MakerSpace challenge. It's amazing to see how creative these students can be! Around 2:30 pm, the librarian, Kristen, looked over towards the MakerSpace area and said, "Tim, you should probably put your jacket on." I was initially a little perplexed because it was not cold in the library. Just then, Kristen draped her jacket over her shoulders. I quickly donned my jacket!
I asked, "why are we putting on our jackets?"
She responded, "there is going to be a fire drill in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..."
On cue the fire alarms sounded and the strobe lights began to flash!
I remembered from the volunteer training that during a drill (or actual event) that I was to make my way to the large map of the USA painted on the playground. I stood there, very glad to be wearing a jacket, as students and faculty piled out of the building. Each class had a designated gathering area. I noticed all of the teachers gathering their class together and checking that each of their students were accounted for. The office staff arrived with laptop computers in hand and began to account for all of the volunteers. A few minutes later, the announcement was made that everyone was accounted for, that the fire drill was over, and that we could all return to the building.
During this drill, as the faculty and staff searched for and ensured that each student was present, I was reminded of someone else who searches for people: Jesus. “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish." Matthew 18:12-14
Jesus cares. He cares enough to leave the ninety-nine to find the one. The one is important to him! You are important to him! Here's something to consider about his passage; as followers of Jesus we are called to do as Jesus does. We are called to leave the ninety-nine and GO to find the one.
This is not a drill.
Grace and peace,
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!
Jenny Babb, our Director of Family Ministries, will be preaching this Sunday, November 11th, at both worship services. Jenny will be sharing how we are STRONGER through the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
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
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
What is a CCM?
Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. These dedicated lay people have been trained to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants.
How do I contact someone?
For questions or more information about how Congregational Care can provide support for you, just use one of the communication model’s below.
While attending worship, you can fill out a prayer request card or speak to one of our Congregational Care Ministers (CCM’s). They will be available at every worship service. Also feel free to call the church office 636 938 6377.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
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.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve locally? Larry Baner is organizing a service day in Eureka on Saturday, November 10th.
The scope of this work will include drywall repairs and light construction in a home that was damaged during the heavy rains that led to the record breaking floods in 2017. If you are available to serve for a few hours or for a full day on Saturday, please contact Larry Baner at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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
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!
Registration is already open for our 2019 Eagle Lake Camp! The dates are July 29-Aug 2, and you will receive $25 off when you register before Jan. 31st. More information on eurekaumc.org.
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 email@example.com or 314/707-8733.