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Germantown United Methodist Ministry News – Last Updated: 04/20/18

Germantown United Methodist Ministry News

Updated – April 20, 2018

Caldwell Guthrie School needs volunteers during TNReady spring testing. The dates are as follows: Monday – Thursday, April 16 – 19; Monday – Friday, April 23 – 27; Monday – Thursday, April 30 – May 3. The hours are 8:00 – 10:45 a.m. daily. Persons may sign up for as many days as they wish. Volunteers do not have to be involved in the Team Read program to serve. Contact Ruth King, or 233-7495 to sign up or ask for more information.

Pathfinders is our new adult Sunday school class for singles and couples in their 40s and 50s. We meet at 9:40 a.m. in Room 320 of the Hamilton Ministry Center. Our first study is a video series exploring The Apostle’s Creed, led by Susan Armacost. Please join us for an experience grounded in Christian love, as we learn, serve, and fellowship together! You will be warmly welcomed!

The Church Board will meet Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. in the Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall.

Music Celebration. On Wednesday, May 16, there will be a celebration of the music ministry of Germantown United Methodist Church and Jim Thrash’s 30 years of music leadership. Music will be presented by the Chancel Choir, the Matin’s Bell Choir and the Children’s Choirs. This music presentation will be at 6:30 in the Sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Narthex. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy beautiful music and show our appreciation to Jim prior to his retirement.

Adult Education

Mary Groh, , 754-5093

Adult Studies brochure is available here & in the information kiosks.

Join the Monthly Book Group on Monday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in Room 338 for a discussion of the Newberry Honor Award Winner, Paperboy by Vince Vawter. No need to register, just purchase the book or check out from the library and join us for a spirited discussion.

Older Adult Ministry

Luci Cromer, 755-0803,
Our activities are open to all adults age 55 and older. Full event descriptions may be found in the 
Tidings.

May Brown Bag Lunch Series! Dan Conaway, author, columnist, and consultant, will tell us some of his stories, “I”m a Memphian: Character References for a City”. This presentation will be Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Fellowship Hall. The program starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at Noon. Bring your own sack lunch; the church will supply the beverages. Call Luci Cromer, 755-0803, for more information. No reservations are needed. There will be a crossing guard on West Street to help with overflow parking.

United Methodist Women (GUMW)

Chesley Porteous, President,   . All women are invited to attend any of our GUMW events!

GUMW Dinner, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall. GUMW welcomes Rick Carr and Lauren Choate, advocates for Best Buddies, and organization that offers one-to-one friendships, employment, and leadership development between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cost is $10. Registration is required at germantownumc.org by noon on May 4. Free preschool childcare available.

United Methodist Men

Church office, 901-754-7216, or contact Jack Henton at jhenton1@earthlink.net

Join us for the annual UMM Fish Fry at Archer’s Chapel UMC in Frog Jump, TN on April 24. The vans will leave OLEC parking at 2:30 p.m. and return by 10:00 p.m. To go, please call or email Randy Lewis at 901-354-4875 or . The cost is $15 payable at the door.

Bible Study/Prayer Group, Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. The Men’s Sonrise group is studying the book of Hebrews. Join us in room 338 for discussion and prayer. No registration is required. All men are welcome.

Gary Rutherford Prayer Group. GUMC Men Praying, Studying, and Working Together. Our meetings include scripture, a lesson from DISCIPLINES, review of the congregation prayer list, prayer concerns from the group, and our prayer circle. We conclude with breakfast or service project. Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We have a place in our prayer circle for you!

Youth Ministry

Sue Hyland, Youth Director, 758-6516,
Brian Richards, Associate Youth Director, 758-6515,

Confirmation will meet today, April 22. Rev. Carpenter will be teaching today! We look forward to seeing each of you there as we continue our Confirmation Journey.

Trek will meet today at 9:40 and 11 a.m. as we continue our “Modern Families” series. Join us for snacks, games, teaching time, and small groups. Don’t forget to check out our weekly email to sign up to bring snacks.

Element will meet today, April 22 as we wrap-up our HOME theme for the year. Come and hear Brian chat about how “phones are friends” and can be used as a great tool for us to share the gospel. Dinner, games, small groups, worship, and MORE!

High School Prayer Breakfast will meet again on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:00 a.m. Join the guys at Chick-fil-A or the gals at Starbuck’s for some weekly scripture reading and prayer time. This is the best way to start your day… we PROMISE!

Synergy and Synago will meet this Wednesday, April 25, at 6 and at 7 p.m. Middle School will meet in the Huddle and High School will meet off campus. For more info email Brian or Sue.

Children’s Ministry

Lisa Pierce, Director, 758-6512,
Callie Beaver, Associate Director, Elementary, 
Kristin Dickerson, Associate Director, Preschool,

VBS: Shipwrecked! Join us for weeknight VBS May 30-June 1, 5:30-8:00 p.m. OR Weekday VBS June 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Registration is open online for children and volunteers.

Summer Opportunities: We have many summer opportunities for children. Check out our website for details!

Lakeshore Summer Camp: Join us July 16-21 at Lakeshore! See details at Lakeshorecamp.org.

Special Needs Ministry: If your child or a child you know has special needs, we have a ministry for him or her! Contact Brittan Robbins for more details about our Grace program.

Preschool Stepping Stones: We learn by moving, singing, and storytelling. This month, we are learning “Go and Tell”. (Matthew 4:19). Please join us in the Hamilton Nursery, directly across from the main sanctuary entrance.

KidsQuest: Elementary children grades K-5 gather each week in the Huddle (room 240) for large group time together. This month we will take a look at “Patience: waiting until later for what you want now.” (Psalm 27:14) Please join us at either 9:40 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

Parent Night Out: Our next PNO will be May 11. See website for details and registration.

OLEC Drop-In Care: Drop-in childcare is available at the OLEC from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday – Friday. Children 6 months – prekindergarten are eligible. See our website for full details.

Health and Recreation Facility (OLEC)

Zach Harrison, Director of Health & Recreation, zharrison@germantownumc.org

The OLEC is hosting a “Healthy Living Summer Camp” for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls on Monday, June 11- Thursday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meal prep and fitness activities all in one! It’s going to be a jammed packed, fun morning! Lunch is included plus T-shirts. Early drop off is available upon request. Contact Judy Oros (336-8639) to register.

New to GUMC or the Owings Life Enrichment Center? Want to learn how to use our new equipment? A “Quick Start” may be the answer. In just a quick 30-minutes, you can see and learn about our newest equipment and the best ways to have a fun, effective, and safe workout! Call 753-3100 and ask for Judy Oros to schedule your appointment today! Coming soon: Meal Prep Camp for 9th-12th grade girls… Dates to be determined, contact Judy Oros if interested.

Missions Ministry

Please contact John Gregory at for mission needs

Reelfoot Rural Ministries is a mission program of the Memphis Conference of the UMC, located in rural, Northwest Tennessee. This area surrounding Reelfoot Lake is an area of extreme poverty. Mission services include Children’s Day Care, After School Program, Seniors Programs, Food Distribution, a Thrift Store, Vision and Dental Care, Work Camps, and other services. Please help support RRM financially and/or with donations of clothing, toys, and household goods. Collection bins are located in the Fellowship Hall back hallway off the kitchen. Learn more from the website at reelfootruralministries.org, or contact Joe VanCleve at .

RITI will continue on a limited basis during the summer to shelter women. GUMC has committed to the first Friday of each month, May-Sept. These nights are open to all GUMC members and our community. Register on the church website (search Room in the Inn Summer) or contact Alise Davis at or 901-496-6402 for more information.

The Middle

Rev. Erin Beasley,  Our Young Adult ministry serves adults in their 20s, 30s, & 40s, providing opportunities to grow spiritually, connect with others, & serve our church & community.

The Middle Family Lunch is scheduled for today at 12 noon in the Owings Life Enrichment Center. Online registration is required at germantownumc.org/themiddle. Suggested donation of $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 3-10, and free for children 2 and under (max $20 per family).

Stephen Ministry

Rev. Erin Beasley, 758-6508,

Bear One Another’s Burdens. In Galatians 6, Paul tells us to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” GUMC’s Stephen Ministry program trains congregation members to do just that. If you are feeling called to become a Stephen Minister, please attend an information session at noon, Sunday, May 6 in the Fellowship Hall.

Health and Recreation Facility (OLEC)

Zach Harrison, Director of Health & Recreation, 

The OLEC is hosting a “Healthy Living Summer Camp” For rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls on Monday, 6/11/2018 – Thursday 6/14/2018 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meal prep and fitness activities all in one! It’s going to be a jammed packed, fun morning! Lunch is included plus T-shirts. Early drop off is available upon request. Contact Judy Oros (336-8639) to register.

New to GUMC or the Owings Life Enrichment Center? Want to learn how to use our new equipment? A “Quick Start” may be the answer. In just a quick 30-minutes, you can see and learn about our newest equipment and the best ways to have a fun, effective, and safe workout! Call 753-3100 and ask for Judy Oros to schedule your appointment today! Coming soon: Meal Prep Camp for 9th-12th grade girls… Dates to be determined, contact Judy Oros if interested.

Germantown United Methodist Preschool

Sarah Sutton, Director, 

 

Spring is here, which brings Easter Egg Hunts, a visit from a Petting Zoo, exploring outdoors and more! We continue to have families tour our preschool for enrollment in the 2018/-2019 school year. We would love for you to see all the exciting things happening at G.U.M.P. For more information contact us at 753-3109, or visit our website at mygump.org.

Prayer Concerns

To submit a prayer request, please contact Lesley Shaughnessy at 754-7216 or . In the event of an after-hours emergency, pastoral help is available by calling 412-5776.

Births
Sydney JoAnne Cooper, daughter of De’Andre and Ashley Cooper, granddaughter of Gerald and Yolanda Toney.

In Deepest Sympathy
Ray Davis, husband of Wanda, April 8
Colin Michael, April 16
Anita Myers Sessoms, wife of Bill, April 7
Eloise Webb, mother of Pat Smith (Richard), April 12

In Hospital or Care Facility
Jane Sharpe Carl, Janice Fitzpatrick, Liz Miller

Congregational Concerns
Chuck Blake, Helen Dawson, Chuck Drummond, Bob Entzminger, Barbara Faust, Jackie Flaum, Rusty Fowler, Mistie Hawkins, Sharon Hicks, Linda Hopper, Bailey Jessop, Howard Johnson, Karen Stettler, Eb Thomas, Marcia Wagner, Alan Watts

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