EUMC News! (Dec 30th, 2018)

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I hope that you and your family enjoyed a Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve was quite busy at Eureka UMC; we welcomed over 600 people during our three worship services, including at least ELEVEN new families that completed a 'first time guest' connect card. Our new 3pm service was very well received with 164 people in attendance. Our 5pm service continued to be our highest attended service with 202 people in attendance. Our 8pm service was also very well attended with 170 people in attendance. All three services were live streamed this year and we welcomed approximately 20 people online during each service for a total of 65 people in attendance online. A big thank you to the numerous volunteers, musicians, and staff who served tirelessly to ensure that our members and guests experienced a wonderful Christmas Eve worship service!

2018 has been a wonderful year! It has been a year of creating and equipping teams and laity for ministry. Dozens of new families have found a connection at EUMC this past year. Our Vision Team is excited to share our new Vision for Eureka UMC for 2019 and beyond beginning in January. We are thrilled with the response to our new Family Room Worship Site and are looking forward to launching the new Celebrate Recovery ministry and worship service in April.

As we bring 2018 to a close, I ask you to consider how you can help Eureka UMC end this year on a strong financial footing so that we can continue existing ministries and be positioned to launch new ministries; creating New Places for New People. You can make an end of the year gift during the worship service on Sunday or at anytime through our mobile app or online at eurekaumc.org. As always, there are always opportunities to make a significant gift towards a unique opportunity at Eureka UMC. Special gifts resurfaced the parking lots this year and also allowed us to enhance our online streaming. We have learned that many of our 'first time guests' have actually been joining us online for several weeks or months before stepping into the church for the first time on a Sunday morning. A few of the unique opportunities before us right now include new video editing equipment and initial funding for the Celebrate Recovery ministry. If you would like to contribute a financial gift towards either of these areas, please contact the church office at 636-938-6377 or at office1@eurekaumc.org.

Thank you for all that you do to ensure that we continue to do the primary thing that Jesus commissioned us to do, 'to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world'.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Tim


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Have you ever noticed that the Bible seems to go from the birth of Jesus to his earthly ministry, about 30 years later, in the blink of an eye? What was Jesus like as a toddler or a teenager? While the Bible is largely silent during Jesus' formative years, the Gospel of Luke does contain a short passage about Jesus as a 12 year old boy. Why is this single story included in just one of the four gospels? What can we learn from the young Jesus? Let's find out together on Sunday! Pastor Tim will be preaching from Luke 2:41-52, a sermon titled "The Wonder Years".

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

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We will begin 2019 with a compelling sermon series, "Decisions: Burdens or Opportunities". We all face decisions in our lives:

"Where should I go to school?"
"Who should I marry?"
"Should I start a family?"
"What is my career path?"
"How do I care for my aging parents?"
"How do I handle end of life decisions?" 

We will explore how to approach these, and other decisions, through the lens of God's Word.

 January 6: "Making Decisions for Me"  Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT 

 January 13: "Making Decisions with Others" Proverbs 16:1-3 MSG 

 January 20: "Making Decisions With My Church" Matthew 28:16-20 NIV 


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We invite you to participate in a short survey as we prepare for our January sermon series, "Decisions: Burdens or Opportunities".

Your honest (and anonymous) input will be helpful as we prepare these upcoming sermons.

Please open this link to complete the four question survey:

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F6DYRG3


With just a few weeks left in 2018, we ask you to please review your year-to-date giving statements that were mailed today (Thursday). We thank you for your generosity and ask you to prayerfully consider how you can help "close the gap" so that we can finish 2018 on a solid financial footing.


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I’m stoked to be co-leading the ELEVATION Adventure Camp in COLORADO through the Next Generation Ministries of the Missouri Conference this summer! This amazing camp is for high school students. There are just 40 spots available statewide for this amazing camp. Interested? Open the link below or contact Pastor Tim  at Tim.schulte@eurekaumc.org  Dates of the ELEVATION Adventure Camp is June 30-July 7, 2019. We do expect this camp to fill up quickly!

https://nextgencamps.org/camp/elevation/  


Jennifer O’Connor, Karen Hughes, Sherri Schulte, Sue Engsberg, Tina Butler and Donna Valleroy

Jennifer O’Connor, Karen Hughes, Sherri Schulte, Sue Engsberg, Tina Butler and Donna Valleroy

CCM’s are lay ministers who serve alongside our pastors to provide care for our church family. You may contact us by:

  • Calling the church office at (636) 938-6377

  • Fill in the prayer request card attached to the weekly worship bulletin.

  • Through our EUMC app or website (eurekaumc.org)

  • Contact a CCM on a Sunday morning Or call CCM Sue Engsberg at 314 707 8733


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Join us for the first Genesis meeting of 2019 at 7 pm in the UTX room on the north side of the church on January 6.  We will be using a process to reflect on 2018 and look ahead at how God may partner with us in reaching our goals for 2019.  Genesis is a small group geared towards young adults wishing to deepen their relationship with Christ.  All are welcome!


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

In just over one year, a group of 24 youth and adults from EUMC will be heading to the Holy Land for an amazing and life transforming experience. Do you 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.

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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We are looking for a few lost items. During our Oct/Nov Rummage Sale a bag was may have been given with a few very important items: quilt, blanket, bib and baby jacket. I have a couple pic of the quilt and blanket (above). If you saw these items during our sale would you please contact the church office at 636/938-6377. They are very special to the owner. Thank you..


Happy New Year and

we look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!

 

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

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