CHURCH NEWS

Dear Mims UMC family,

Lots of important updates!

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS SUNDAY
Our summer worship schedule begins this Sunday (for June, July, and August).  Saturday 7:00; Sunday (one service) 10:00 a.m.  Sunday School will begin at 8:45 a.m.  Write yourself a note to remember the summer times.

SERMON FOR THIS WEEKEND: COMMANDMENT #7
We are continuing our sermon series on The Ten Commandments.  This weekend, we will consider the seventh commandment:  “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.”  The Title of the message is “The Tie that Binds,” and the scriptures will be Exodus 20:14  and  Malachi 2:13-16.

JEANNINE RIDDLE FUNERAL TUESDAY
Jeannine Riddle, wife of Jack Riddle and sister of Nancy Wood, passed away after a long illness.  The funeral will be this Tuesday, June 5 (10:00 a.m.) at North Brevard Funeral Home, with visitation at the Funeral Home the night before, Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  While Jack is Methodist, Jeannine was Catholic.  The priest at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church will lead the service.  Following the service all are invited back to our church for a reception/luncheon.

CALLING ALL FOR A WORK-DAY AT OUR CHURCH
As you may know, the hurricane damaged the Scout House roof.  Our Trustees are calling on all our members to come out on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, as we re-roof the building.  There are lots of jobs to be done (not just on the roof), including providing lunch and snacks.  We expect some of the Scouts and their Leaders to also be helping.  Work begins on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.  (Saturday evening worship is an option for you so you don’t miss church.)  We thank Tom Chodorowski and the Trustees for their leadership in this.  Contact Tom for more information.

CHURCH LEADERS TRAINING, AUGUST 21
All leaders of our church are to reserve Saturday, August 21st for a Leadership Training Event put on by our District.  The event will be held at Indian River City UMC from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., (lunch provided).  There will be three training options:  Ways to Work Together to Expand the Kingdom (Led by Dale Locke who started his church in his garage which has grown to have 1,900 in weekly worship attendance);  Developing a Generous Church (Led by Corky Calhoun whose church has grown from 60 to 759 in worship attendance, and gives extravagantly to missions); and Beginning a Fresh Expression of Church in Your Community (Led by Michael Beck who is expanding the reach of his congregation far beyond the walls of his church, doing “church” where people congregate).  We hope ALL our leaders (and anyone else interested) will attend this exciting training opportunity!  Let Pastor John know you will be attending.

REV. GILL AND JULIE HARRISON TO ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
From Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 9, Pastor John and Julie Harrison (our church’s Lay Delegate) will attend the meeting of the Annual Conference, this year held at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  Please be in prayer for the work of the Conference.

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS A COORDINATOR
For years our church has provided food for our community through our food pantry.  In the past there was one individual that served as the coordinator for this ministry.  That person is no longer with us, unfortunately.  In the past year or so, several very faithful volunteers have worked to carry out certain aspects of the ministry (purchasing, loading bags, distribution) however there is really no one person “in charge” to coordinate and lead this ministry.  If we are going to continue this ministry, we need someone to step forward so it can thrive again.  Contact Pastor John (321-794-0010) if you feel led to do this.

JOIN “THE SUNSHINE GANG”
Did you know we have a team of folks who serve as our “Sunshine Gang” who stay in touch with folks in our congregation, sharing our love and concern.  Lorraine Karel coordinates this ministry. We could use a few more hospitality folks.  If you’d like to volunteer, or for more information, call Lorraine in the office.

NO MORE PILL BOTTLES
We are no longer collecting pill bottles.  Thanks for your support in the past.

PLEASE WRITE PRAYER CONCERN ON CONNECT CARDS
Lorraine, who keeps our prayer list up to date, requests that if you have a prayer concern to please write it legibly on the back of the Connect Card in the church bulletin and place it in the offering.  It is hard for the pastor and Lorraine to hear and take down the correct names when shared in worship.  Thanks for your help!

REVELATION BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
Our study of Revelation resumes this Monday (10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.).  Join us!

See you in worship!

Pastor John