Lenten Lunches each Wednesday at 12:15 (Fellowship Hall)
The Wednesday Lenten Topics are “And Now A Word from Our Sponsors...”
February 21 Rev. Michelle Cockcroft, “Seen It—Covered It” (Farmer’s Insurance)
February 28 Rebecca Phifer, “Love is What Makes Subaru a Subaru” (Subaru)
March 7 Rev. Joel Jones, “Hey Kid, Catch” (Mean Joe Green of the Steelers & the Kid)
March 14 Rev. George Riser, “Have It Your Way!” (Burger King)
March 21 Rev. Deana Gentry, “Here Comes the King!” (Budweiser)
Lenten Sermon Series
“On the Road Again—Journey to the Cross”
Ash Wednesday—February 14
Services in the Sanctuary at 12:15 & 6:00 PM (Noon Service followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall)
You are invited to a Bunco Party on Friday January 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Fellowship hall. Come join us for a time of light snacks and fun, as we play a simple game called Bunco!
Bunco (12 and older) involves no skill, only luck and provides a great way to socialize and interact with others. We would love to have you join us! Sign up by contacting the church office or using the RSVP form below. There will be no nursery.
Greenville District Leadership Event
Sunday February 11, 2018, 2:30 PM at Mauldin UMC
100 East Butler Avenue, Mauldin, SC 29662
2:30—3:45 Session 1
4:00—5:15 Session 2
Church Finance and Administration
3 Hour workshop led by Robert Cox
Treasurers, Financial Secretaries, and Trustees are encouraged to attend.
Grant Writting Workshop
3 Hour workshop led by Marti Johnson — limited to 20 =
Do you have a wonderful idea for furthering your church’s ministry? Do you need more funds than what your individual church can manage? Have you contemplated writing a grant, but not sure how? In this session, participants work through the process of writing a grant. At the end of the session, participants will have the bare bones of a grant and will be able to flesh it out and submit it.
Pastor Parish Relations Committee Training
3 Hour workshop offered in two parts
In Part 1, Rev. George Howle will lead a discussion of the essential work of the PPRC.
In Part 2, Rebecca Neal Tompkins, Payroll Professional, from Forest Acres Payroll, LLC, will help us navigate the ins and outs of church and clergy payroll. Do you know if your church is handling payroll properly? Do you know the difference between clergy payroll and regular employee payroll? Who is considered and employee or an independent contractor? What about those payroll taxes? What documents need to be kept and for how long?
PPRC Chairs, PPRC Committee Members, and Pastors are encouraged to a_end.
Leading with Results
75 minute workshop led by Toni Taylor, select either Session 1 or 2
Learn a unique, innovative model designed to get results in every meeting or training. The RESULTS Agenda providesthe structure leaders need to clearly articulate the purpose, goals, and the results expected from your group members. Change the way you prepare, plan, and lead your meetings to get the RESULTS God is calling youto do.
Retirement: The All-Important Personal and Spiritual Dimensions
75 minute workshop led by Jack Hansen, select either Session 1 or 2
Finances dominate discussions of life beyond full-Time work, that phase of life we commonly refer to as “retirement.” This workshop explores the personal transitions we encounter as we prepare for retirement and the very real personal challenges we must face as we continue to age.
Vision and Forward Focus
75 minute workshop led by Rev. Cathy Joens, select either Session 1 or 2
What is a vision and how do you plan ministry around your vision? What does Forward Focus have to do with vision
and planning in the life of your church?
December Sermon Series: Journey to the Manger
(Fri. & Sat. 6-9 PM, Sun. 6-8 PM)
Sign up here to be in Journey to the Manger!
Moravian Love Feast
Sunday, December 17, 10:55 in Joyful Connections (Gym)
This lovely service is a Moravian Church tradition that focuses on community. The Love Feast offers a small meal of cider and cinnamon buns and features the singing of Christmas carols and the lighting of candles. Methodism founder John Wesley, took part in a Moravian Love Feast in 1783, and introduced it to his fellow Methodists the following year.
Want beautiful Christmas wreaths or garland this year? The youth are selling fresh wreaths to raise money for their mission trips to New Orleans & Atlanta. The youth are taking orders until November 12 so look for someone to order from on the upcoming Sundays. Your wreaths and greenery will arrive December 3 for you to pick up at the church or have brought to you!
Come Trunk-or-Treat with us on Sunday, October 29, 5-6:30 in the gym & parking lot! We invite you to come play games, win prizes, get your face painted, & enjoy snacks. then at 6:00 the Trunk-or-Treating will begin! Children & adults are invited to come in costumes! When ever we celebrate we want to think about our neighbors in need so bring a canned food item for James Monroe House and Center for Community Services.