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Germantown United Methodist Ministry News – Last Updated: 8/11/19

Germantown United Methodist Ministry News

Updated – August 11, 2019

GUMC’S Fall Kick-off is Wednesday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the OLEC. Bring a bag of nonperishable groceries to fill the needs of the newly renovated and re-located Mid-South Food Bank and money to purchase dinner from food trucks (“Eat at Eric’s” and “Parker’s Water Ice”). Join your church family for a evening of fellowship and fun as we kickoff our Wednesday night programming. We will have inflatables for the kids. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kindermusik Open House. GUMC hosts Kindermusik classes in the Adult Education Building. There will be an Open House on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for families with children from birth-7 years old. Come see our studio, meet our instructors, have snacks, experience music demos, win door prizes, and have faces painted! For more information, contact Peggy Warner at .

The Middle Trivia Event. On Saturday, August 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. For ages 20-50. Registration is required through the website. Dinner will be served for all adults $18 per person. Kids will have pizza and snacks. Childcare is provided.

Labor of Love. On September 2, 2019 (Labor Day), GUMC will partner with neighboring churches to serve the community in a Labor of Love! Missional opportunities include: filling bags for MIFA’s Emergency Services, cleaning yards, delivering meals, and packaging ready-to-prepare meals. GUMC will contribute baby diapers and wipes. Donations may left at the welcome desk by August 28th.

Fall/Winter GUMW Children’s Consignment Sale Spread the word! GUMW will hold its community-wide fall/winter Children’s Consignment Sale from August 23-24. Snag some great deals while supporting the many missions of GUMW. Consignor registration is open until Tuesday, August 20th. Consignors and 4+ hour volunteers shop early at the pre-sale. Visit www.gumwclothingsale.com for details. It’s a 30-year tradition of community outreach!

Did you know that GUMC maintains a supply of medical equipment? If you are in need of a loan of a walker, wheelchair, or other supplies, please contact Pat Smith at 758-6513. If you have equipment you would like to donate, please bring it to the Welcome Center or call Pat to have it picked up.

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.

Senior News—September Brown Bag Lunch Series! Lyman Aldrich, founder of Memphis in May International Festival, will present “How Memphis in May was Founded and the Economic and Social Effects It has had on the City.” This presentation will be Friday, September 6, in the Fellowship Hall. The program starts at 11 AM 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.

XYZ’s October Event! Come with us to hear Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland at Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center on Friday, October 18. We depart at 6:15 p.m. from the OLEC parking lot, and the $26 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 Wednesday, September 18.

 

United Methodist Men

Jack Henton at

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.

September UMM Monthly Breakfast. Our first monthly breakfast of the 2019-2020 year will be on Saturday, September 14. Our guest speaker will be Dennis Rutledge, Assistant Director of Calvary Rescue Mission. Annual memberships will be available for purchase, $50 pays for 8 breakfasts and $10 towards UMM missions. All men are invited. Members need only call with regret.

Youth Ministry

Lisa Pierce, Middle School and Confirmation Director, 758-6516,
Brian Richards, Director of High School & College Aged Ministry, 758-6515,

Sixth Grade Parent Meeting: Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. All parents of rising sixth grade students are invited to discuss plans for confirmation class as well as learn about the youth program in general.

Middle School Water Day: August 24, 9AM – 9PM. We will be taking a one-day water trip to Redneck Island! Register online by Thursday, August 22.

Confirmation Retreat will be Saturday, August 17. Please mark you calendar for this important date. For more information contact Lisa Pierce.

Element Kick-Off: Sunday, August 18, 6-8 PM. Colorwars will be larger-than-life this year! All games are big (envision human foosball). Bring friends and money for food trucks!

Promotion Sunday is Today: Sixth grade students will begin meeting with Trek today. Meet Ms. Lisa in the Fellowship Hall at 9:40 and 11:00 to cross to the OLEC together.

Children’s Ministry

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

Promotion Sunday is today: All children will be moving up to their new grade levels and meeting their Sunday School teachers. Please be sure to fill out a new registration sheet for your child for the 2019-2020 school year. Forms are available at the Hamilton Nursery Desk or outside of the Huddle (Room 240).

Volunteer Opportunities: We still need a teacher at 11:00 Sunday school, as well as a few substitute teachers and Wednesday night leaders for our Elementary Expedition starting in September. If you are interested, please contact Callie Beaver.

Third Grade Bibles: We will be presenting our 3rd graders with Bibles on September 22, 2019. Please contact Callie Beaver with your 3rd grader’s information by August 12, 2019.

Acolyte Training: Children in 3rd grade or higher are invited to serve as acolytes for our church. We will have acolyte training on August 25 from 4:00-5:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary. A parent needs to attend training with the child.

KidsQuest: Elementary children grades K-5 gather each week in the Huddle (room 240). This week, we are finishing our summer study of the fruits of the spirit. Please join us at either 9:40 or 11:00.

Preschool Stepping Stones: We learn by moving, singing, and storytelling. This month, we are learning that “Your teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.” (Psalm 119:72). Please join us in the Hamilton Nursery, directly across from the main sanctuary entrance.

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

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. See our website for full details.

College and Young Professionals Ministry

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

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 Sunday School will meet today, August 11, at the 11 o’clock worship hour in the lobby of the OLEC.

Health and Recreation Facility (OLEC)

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

The OLEC is excited to announce a new class starting: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio downstairs. It’s called Zumba with Chandler! Chandler Cummings Seaton is a GUMC church member, who’s love, talent, and enthusiasm for Zumba will re-charge your fitness needs – please welcome her by attending this Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Contact the OLEC at 753-3100 if you have any questions!

Missions Ministry

John Pearson, for mission needs.

Room in the Inn – Memphis turns 10 this Fall! GUMC is an integral hosting partner and we THANK YOU for your time, talent, and treasure. If you have fallen in love with this ministry and are able to assist on our leadership team as a Laundry Organizer or RITI Rep, please contact Alise Davis at alisedavis4@gmail.com or 901-496-6402.

Team Read Help! An hour of your time each week improves a second grader’s reading skills. Teach the most frequently used words in reading in a six-step program. Team Read trains, and you pick a schedule and your school. Contact Jackie Flaum at

Mountain T.O.P.—Fall Adults In Ministry (AIM). It is time to make plans to do good work and witness God’s beautiful fall foliage on the Cumberland Plateau. There are five weekends to choose from and each weekend begins on Thursday at 5 PM and ends Sunday at 8 AM. – Week 1-10/3-10/6, Week 2-10/10-10/13, Week 3-10/17-10/20, – Week 4-10/24-10/27, Week 5-10/31-11/3 Those you serve will be blessed. The blessing you receive will be greater. For reservation and more information: www.mountain-top.org or call 931-692-3999

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.

Deepest Sympathy

Howard Johnson, Husband of Jan Johnson, July 19

Hazel Watson, Sister of Shirley Edwards, Aunt of Karen Edwards, July 13

Rick Rutledge, Son of Roslyn Fortune, Brother of Chuck (Sandra) Rutledge. August 6

 

In Hospital or Care Facility

Betty Coleman

Jim Doran

Vauneida Henton

Sharon Hicks

Jim Lewis

Karla McKinnon

Dot McPhillips

Janet Qualls

Allen Underwood

Jack Williams

Tammy Yeargan

In Hospice Care

Raymond Clapsadle

Chuck Drummond

Jean Neubauer

 

Congregational Concerns
Bob Entzminger

Mackenzie Fittes

Jeanne Gillis

Crystel Hardin

Mistie Hawkins

Laura Hinshelwood

Elaine Horrell

Jan Johnson

Jo Ann Mercer

Rev. Lloyd Moore

David Oppenheim

Franklin Ray

Dewaine Rice

James Stettler

Marcia Wagner

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