Holy Week Services
There will be a Maundy Thursday service at Shelby UMC at 7pm on Thursday, March 24th. This short service will include a time of Communion and you will also have an opportunity to participate in a foot (or hand) washing.
On Good Friday, March 25th at 2pm, Claybanks UMC will have a service that will include Communion, foot (or hand) washing and then will proceed to Good Friday activities like the stripping of the altar. Shelby UMC will have their Good Friday service at 7pm.
Both churches plan to have a ‘sunrise’ service on Easter Sunday, March 27th. They both also plan a special Easter breakfast and an Easter Celebration service. At Shelby the services will be as follows: Sunrise service at 9:00, Breakfast at 9:15, Celebration service at 10:00. Claybanks services will be: Sunrise service at 10:30, Breakfast at 10:45 and Celebration service at 11:30.
Please invite your friends and family to these worship opportunities! We have room for lots and lots!!!!
Lenten Bible Study
We continue through March to use a study by Adam Hamilton on the book of John. We meet on Monday nights at Claybanks UMC at 6:30. Our study will finish on Monday, March 21st. We will begin a new study by Adam Hamilton (he has become a favorite) called “Revival” on Monday April 11th. “Revival” is a six-week video journey to England, through John Wesley’s land, life, ministry and teachings. The book is both informative and inspirational and will help us to re-energize as Methodists! As Methodists, Wesley’s story is our story, this study will help us to define our faith and challenge us to rediscover our spiritual passion.
I will have the sign-up sheet out soon. Please be sure to sign up if you are interested so we order enough books (we ran out last time) .
On the weeks between our Small Group studies, we will be having a church wide, community wide MOVIE NIGHT! We have really enjoyed the two we have had in the past and have a plethora (look it up-tee hee) of movies that we want to watch! So on Monday, March 28th and Monday, April 4th, we will get together at 5:30 at Claybanks UMC for a potluck supper and then a movie. Bring a date, bring a friend, bring a casserole! We hope to see you there!
No, not that kind of Card Party! Lol. Many of you have been coming to the Card MAKING parties that Carol Adams has been hosting. Carol has brought out the creative juices in many of us who thought that we didn’t have any! We have made some really beautiful Christmas cards, Valentine’s cards, Sympathy and Thinking-of-You cards, to name a few. Carol has graciously agreed to keep doing these events as long as there is an interest. Our next one is scheduled for Wednesday March 16th at 2pm at Claybanks UMC. EVERYONE (Claybanks or Shelby, member or friend) is invited! Bring a snack to share if you want, but come and enjoy a couple of hours in fellowship and fun!
Calling all Kids!
Are you a little confused about what happens on Holy Week and Easter? Want to learn about what Holy Week and Easter is really all about? Then get your folks to bring you on Saturday, March 19th to Shelby UMC! From 10am to 1pm we are going to be having an event JUST FOR YOU!!! It’s the “Egg”cellent Easter Event!!! In our VBS like atmosphere, we will learn about Holy Week and Easter through stories, crafts and song! And as good Methodists…….there will be FOOD! Invite your friends to come too! Pam and Karissa will have some pre-registration forms for you to fill out so that we are sure to have enough food and supplies (and help). Hope you can all come!
Calling all Kids-AT HEART!
We are going to need helpers for the “Egg”cellent Easter Event!!! Pam and Karissa are working hard to put this together but without help it won’t happen. We will need a couple of teachers and lots of helpers. We also will need folks from both churches to transport the kids to the church and then home. And, we will need some food donations (watch for the list coming soon). We want this to be a fun and educational experience for all of the kids so that when they go with their parents to Holy Week services, they will understand a little better what is happening. Also, there are many many children in our community who don’t go to church regularly and may not have much of an idea of what Holy Week is. We hope to reach them and teach them! Please prayerfully think about how you can help and then give Pam Mitteer (861-6581) or Karissa Pease (893-2388) a call. This is a place where we can pass on our light!
Thank you, Thank you!
Just a quick update on the used ink cartridge/ toner collection. So far I have received $27 in rewards money from Staples for recycling empty ink cartridges/toners that members have been bringing into the office. That’s $27 we’ve been able to spend on office supplies that hasn’t been taken out of our general budget! I have many more to turn in but there is a limit of ten per month. Please continue to help the church as well as the environment by bringing yours in for recycling and I’ll continue to take them to Staples (10 per month ☺) to help cut our office expense.
March 6 – Liz Grossman
March 13 – Kathy Ohman
March 20 – Joyce Twiss
March 27 – Doris Graham
Don’t forget to check out our website at www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com. Luanne is updating it weekly. Stop by and leave her a note to let her know what a good job she’s doing.