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Germantown United Methodist Ministry News – Last Updated: 6/10/19

Germantown United Methodist Ministry News

Updated – June 10, 2019

The Staff Parish Relations Committee of Germantown UMC is pleased to announce that Ms. Lisa Pierce will assume the post of Director of Youth Ministries, Confirmation and Middle School beginning June 23. The SPRC is also pleased to announce that the position of Director of Children’s Ministry has been posted and resumes are being received.

Juneteenth Unity Service, June 19 at 6 p.m. in GUMC Sanctuary. Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery. On June 19, 1865, the remaining slaves in Texas finally received the good news of their emancipation. This year, 4 local churches will unite to celebrate their emancipation and the strides we’ve made towards reconciliation. Our speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Deborah Smith, Metro District Superintendent.

All Alone? Don’t be. God doesn’t want us to be all alone. He wants us to turn to others when things are bothering us. Stephen Ministers will walk with you through your troubles and be there for you when you need them. Contact one of our pastors or Stephen Leaders (Betty Duke, Dinah Allison, or Cliff Wentworth).

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a vital part of the Elder Care Health Ministry. Shawls are knitted or crocheted by church members, and are delivered to church members who have been ill, are grieving, or are in need of comfort. If you are interested in providing shawls for this wonderful ministry, please contact Pat Smith 758-6513, .

GUMC is hosting Summer Women’s Shelter the second Friday of each month May through September at The Cottage. We love seasoned and new volunteers! Our next two dates are June 14th and July 12th. To sign up, please visit http://tiny.cc/Women-June14 or http://tiny.cc/Women-July12. You can also contact Alise Davis directly at alisedavis4@gmail.com or 901-496-6402.

Ushers needed for the 11:00 a.m. service on Sundays. Please contact Ralph Hamilton if you are interested at 754-5477 or Linda Stevens at 652-2473.

Adult Education

Mary Groh, , 754-5093

Summer Bible Study For Women “What Matters Most – A Study Of Philippians,” Wednesdays, June 19 – August 7, 9:45-11:45. Written by Paul in prison, Philippians is filled with the language of “joy” and “rejoicing” and it stands as testimony to what Paul wanted most to communicate as he faced the possibility of his own death. This DVD study by Karen Ehman guides us to discover contentment and joy in the midst of disappointing circumstances. Cost: $25. Free preschool childcare is available. Register online.

Join the Monthly Book Group on Monday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 338 for a discussion of The Alice Network by bestselling author, Kate Quinn. 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.

Older Adult Programming to Resume in September… Don’t forget—the next Brown Bag Lunch program will be September 6.Watch for information about these kick-off events in the June Tidings. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer break.

XYZ’s August Event! Come with us as we kick off our 18th season with Kinky Boots, the Tony award-winning musical, at Playhouse on the Square, on Friday, August 30, 2018. We depart at 6:45 p.m. from the OLEC parking lot, and the $20 cost includes your reserved seat and transportation. Call Luci Cromer, 755-0803, Gretchen Blair, 755-0797, or Garnet Brenneman, 754-3711, to make reservations and pay before Tuesday, July 30.

AARP Smart DriverTM Course! GUMC and AARP will present the “AARP Smart DriverTM Course, on July 25 & 26, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The class will meet in Room 339 (Fellowship Forum classroom) in the Ministry Center, and the coast is $15 for AARP members ($20 for non-members) payble to AARP. Successful completion entitles participants to a discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years. Call Jan Cameron at 366-2772 to register. This Class will be closed at 28 participants, so sign up soon.

Our Handy Helpers are waiting for your call… Summer is here, and the Handy Helpers ministry team is waiting to hear from you. If you are a GUMC member over 60 years of age and have a hard time physically keeping up with minor home repairs or maintenance, Handy Helpers can do light carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs, routine outdoor maintenance, and computer trouble-shooting. Services are provided without labor charges, but the cost of the materials is to be paid by the person receiving the service. To put in a job request, please contact the Handy Helpers Coordinator, Charles Waters, at 286-4823.

United Methodist Men

Jack Henton at

Men’s Sonrise Prayer Group. Join us Tuesday mornings, 6:30-7:15 a.m. in Room 338. No registration is required.

Rutherford Prayer Group. Join a growing diverse group of men on Wednesday mornings, 6:30-7:00 a.m. in the Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall for fellowship and a lesson, including prayer concerns.

Youth Ministry

Sue Hyland, Director of Confirmation & Middle School Ministry, 758-6516,
Brian Richards, Director of High School & College Aged Ministry, 758-6515,

Trek will meet today at 11 in the OLEC. All 6th through 12th graders are welcome to join us as we spilt into small groups and start our new series. We’ll have snacks too!

Element Summer Kick-off tonight 6-8 p.m. at the OLEC. Bring $5 for dinner. Come and say goodbye to Sue Hyland and hang out as we play summer games and relax.

Manna House Mondays will not meet this week, because youth are assisting with VBS. We will continue on Monday, June 24.

Lunch Bunch will begin on Thursday, June 6. Our first lunch bunch will be at Waffle House in Germantown. No need to sign up! Bring some cash and meet at the OLEC. See y’all then!

Summer Mission Trip sign-ups are now open! Check out our church website for more details on where we are going and why you should join us. Trips, dates, and costs are listed below:

Big Stuf Camp, Panama City Beach, FL, June 16-21, $450
Mountain T.O.P., Coalmont, TN, July 7-13, $450
S.O.S., July 21-26, Memphis, TN, $400

Children’s Ministry

Lisa Pierce, Director, 758-6512,
Callie Beaver, Associate Director, Elementary,
Kristin Dickerson, Associate Director, Preschool, Natalie Adkinson, Associate Director Special Needs,

VBS: We begin evening VBS on Wednesday this week. Please pray for us as we share God’s love with his littlest children. For late registration, contact Rachel Moore.

VBS YOUTH VOLUNTEER Meeting: VBS training meeting this Tuesday, June 4 in the Huddle at 10:00. Make-up training session will be Sunday, June 9, 5:15 PM at the OLEC.

Mission Camp: July 8-12, rising 5th and 6th graders will work in urban, rural, and inner-church missions. Registration is now open online.

Lakeshore Camp: We are taking a group to Lakeshore Camp July 15-20. Register on their website at lakeshorecamp.org and email Lisa Pierce to let her know your child is coming.

Special Needs Ministry: If you are interested in participating in this ministry in any way, Contact Natalie Adkinson.

Preschool Stepping Stones: We learn by moving, singing, and storytelling. This month, we are learning that “God helps me do big things.” (2 Chronicles 32:8). 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). This month we will take a look at “Perseverance—Refusing to give up when life gets hard.” (Isaiah 40:31) Please join us at either 9:40 or 11:00.

OLEC Drop-In Care: Drop-in childcare is available at the OLEC from 9:00 AM to noon, M-F. Children 6 months – prekindergarten are eligible. We will NOT have drop-in childcare June 10-14.

Germantown United Methodist Preschool

Sarah Sutton, Director,

Hello Summer! This summer GUMP is happy to offer 4 camps for our current students, ages 2-5. Our office hours will be Monday to Thursday from 9:00–12:00. We will still be doing school tours during the summer if you or someone you know is looking for a wonderful preschool! You may contact us at 753-3109 or at www.mygump.org.

College and Young Professionals Ministry

Brian Richards, Director of High School & College Aged Ministry, 

College Age Sunday School will meet today June 2 during the 11 o’clock worship hour in the lobby of the OLEC.

A Weekly Devotional is available for college age persons distributed by email. If you are interested, or know someone who might be. Please email

College Age Summer Fellowship Opportunities will continue in June! Ask to join our weekly email for more info.

Health and Recreation Facility (OLEC)

Todd Hinton, Director of Health & Recreation, Judy Oros, Assistant Director of Health & Recreation,

OLEC Camps for this summer:
-Pirate Camp, Boys, Ages 4-6’s, Friday June 7 from 9 -12:00
-Princess Camp, Girls, Ages 4-6’s, Friday, June 21 from 9 -12:00
– Girls Rule the Kitchen– Fitness and Cooking Camp- Grades 3rd-6th grade, June 17- June 20, 9-12:30, Early drop off at 8 am if needed.
Contact Judy Oros for Details and Fees at 901-753-3100 or email at

Missions Ministry

John Pearson, for mission needs.

Reelfoot Rural Ministries is a mission program of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church located in rural, Northwest Tennessee. The area around Reelfoot Lake is one of extreme poverty, Lake County has the lowest “per capita” income of any county in Tennessee. Please donate financially and/or furniture, household items, clothing, toys, school supplies. Collection bins are located in the back hallway of Fellowship Hall. Learn more at www.reelfootruralministries.org.

Weekend Food Program—Be a blessing: Sponsor a food-insecure child at Caldwell Guthrie School. By giving a gift of $300, you can provide each weekend of the school year a food box containing 6 nutritious meals for a child in need! Checks payable to GUMC, memo: Weekend Food. Questions: Barbara Schanson at .

Project Transformation Update: Thank you for the tremendous response to the request for volunteers to read with the children from 9:15 -12:15, June 24 – 27 at Centenary UMC; however more volunteers are needed on June 26 & 27.Contact Ruth King, 853-0511 or to volunteer.

Older Adult Ministry

Luci Cromer, 901-755-0803, luci@comcast.net. Our activities are open to all adults age 55 and older. Full event descriptions may be found in Tidings.

Older Adult Programming to Resume in September… Don’t forget—the next Brown Bag Lunch program will be September 6. XYZ programming will start on August 30. Watch for information about these kick-off events in the June Tidings. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer break.

Our Handy Helpers are waiting for your call… Summer is here, and the Handy Helpers ministry team is waiting to hear from you. If you are a GUMC member over 60 years of age and have a hard time physically keeping up with minor home repairs or maintenance, Handy Helpers can do light carpentry, plumbing, electrical repairs, routine outdoor maintenance, and computer trouble-shooting. Services are provided without labor charges, but the cost of the materials is to be paid by the person receiving the service. To put in a job request, please contact the Handy Helpers Coordinator, Charles Waters, at 286-4823.

Health and Prayer Concerns

To submit a prayer request, please contact Brenda West at 901-754-7216 or . In the event of an after-hours emergency, pastoral help is available by calling 901-412-5776.

In Deepest Sympathy
Marjorie Moody, Sister of Dell Harriman, May 9
Martha Anita Hill Thompson, Mother of Bruce (Dyanna) Thompson, Grandmother of Gracye Thompson, May 21
Margaret Williams, Wife of Jack Williams, May 22

In Hospital or Care Facility
Barbara Dean
Jim Doran
Don Snell
Allen Underwood

Congregational Concerns
Raymond Clapsadle, Hugh Colville, Bill Cromer, Chuck Drummond, Mistie Hawkins, Laura Hinshelwood, Sharon Hinton, Linda Hopper, Molly Meisenheimer, David Oppenheim, Barbara Pendergrast, Marcia Wagner

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