The Latest News from our Church

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We are now solidly into “fall” mode, even if the thermometer doesn’t realize it (yet).  That means we need all hands on deck for all the activities that will soon be upon us!  Here is info you need to know:

Cancelled Services Due to Mullet Festival Events
Because of the Mullet Festival Kick-off Banquet this Saturday at 5 p.m. (Indian River Preserve Golf Club), there will be NO SATURDAY WORSHIP, SEPTEMBER 29.  And because the Mullet Festival is the next Saturday there will be NO SATURDAY WORSHIP, OCTOBER 6, either.  On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, there will be no breakfast or outdoor worship with the Baptists.  Instead, we will CANCEL THE 8:30 A.M. SERVICE, AND HOLD ONE COMBINED SERVICE AT 11:00 A.M.  Please mark your calendars!

Mullet Festival Set-up – MANY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
All next week, volunteers will be at the church from 9 a.m. on to help set up everything for the Mullet Festival.  We also will have a team here October 4 and 5 (Thursday and Friday), from 5 – 7 p.m.. so those who work can still help out.    All hands on deck!

Still Need Homemade Baked Goods for the Mullet Festival Bake Sale
Can you bake for our Bake Sale?  We need great items to sell!  Contact Dot Kunde (321-269-9633 or 321-652-7635) to let her know what you can provide and to find out when to bring the items by.

Senior Adult Covered Dish Lunch this Friday
Our MUMS (Mims United Methodist Seniors) will meet for their monthly covered dish luncheon this Friday, Sept. 28 at noon.  Stephanie Phillips will share about her recent trip to Europe, specifically to Wittenberg and Lutherstadt (two cities associated with Martin Luther).

Our Cub Pack Is Growing by Leaps and Bounds!
Recently, our Administrative Council voted to open our Cub Pack to girls.  Then the Pack held two recruitment events at the two elementary schools that serve Mims – with huge responses!  If all those who have registered follow through, our Pack will grow from 11 children to 69 children (25 of whom are girls)!  As we deal with growing pains, we will have to schedule some Pack events in the fellowship hall (a great problem to have!).  Our Troop has also grown by several boys (still all boys).

Dinner this Evening
Our Wednesday night dinner this evening (5 p.m.) will feature Campfire Chicken.  Cost is $8.

Fifth Sunday Offering This Weekend
There are four “Fifth Sunday Offerings” per year.  Every other one is a collection for the Children’s Home, the others are for an unbudgeted need on our campus.  This coming weekend, the funds given (using the special envelops provided on each pew) will be used to purchase an new upgraded video projector – one that will be much brighter.  Any amount over the cost will be applied to upgrading other technology in the sanctuary used for worship.  Thank you for your support in this effort.

Helping Robert Rember on His Journey to Become a Pastor
Many of us know Robert, a young man who was part of our Scout Troop (now graduated), who preached for us several years ago.  Robert is a member of St. James AME Church in Titusville, and has long been aware that God was calling him into the ministry.  For three years, he has hoped to be able to attend a training event for young clergy in Atlanta, “The National Festival of Young Preachers,” but could not afford to go.  We at our church want to send him this January.  We have an anonymous member of our church who is willing to “match” dollar for dollar donations from others in our church.  Total cost of his registration, lodging, meals, and airfare will be less than $1,000, we believe.  If you want to donated to help this fine young man answer God call to become a pastor, make sure to designate your gift for the “Youth Ministry Fund.”  (Robert will preach for our services the weekend after Easter, April 27/28.)

Church Conference Monday, October 22
Our annual Church Conference will be held in conjunction with Indian River City UMC and Port St. John UMC, on Monday, October 22, at Indian River City UMC, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  All members of the church are urged to attend (all members may vote).  Stephanie Phillips and Pastor John will be making a brief presentation about our new “Fresh Expression” outreach ministry to the bike trail community.  Come and celebrate the ministries of our United Methodist congregations across greater Titusville!

See everyone this weekend for worship!

Pastor John