Wednesday Schedule--February 14

4:30 to 6:30 - Open Gym (Grades 6-12)
5:00 to 6:15 -  Pasta with Meat Sauce, Garlic Toast, Salad Bar
      (Adults $6, Youth $5; 10 and under $4; 2 and under no charge; Family Max $25) 
5:00 - Child Care Center Opens for Check-In
5:15 - Cherub Choir (4-5 Year Olds) meets in E 304
5:15 - King's Kids Choir (Grades 1-5) meets in E 306
5:15 - Youth Choir (Grades 6-12) meets in the Choir Room
6:00 - Beginning Sacred Dance (Grades K-2) meets in Choir Room
6:10 - Devotion
6:15 - FLC 830 Opens for Check-In and Drop-Off
6:15 - Child Care Center Opens for Drop-Off
6:30 - Adult Studies Begin
6:30 - Youth Small Group Studies
6:30 - Elementary Activities in FLC 830
6:45 - Junior Sacred Dance (Grades 3-5) meets in Choir Room
7:30 - Intermediate Sacred Dance (Grades 6-8) meets in Choir Room
8:15 - Advanced Sacred Dance (Grade 9-College) meets in Choir Room
Deaths, Memorials and Sympathies

Prayers and Sympathy for Meta Stanley and family. A memorial service celebrating the life of Meta will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary. A reception will follow in Wesley Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to Community Hospice or Mandarin UMC (Endowment Fund, College and Seminary Scholarships). 

Prayers and Sympathy for Ron Peters and family. A memorial service for Ron will be held in Massachusetts.

Prayers and Sympathy for Mildred Hebert and family . Mildred was a longtime member of Mandarin United Methodist Church. A funeral was held on Monday, February 5, at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel.
Lenten Studies Begin Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 PM

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. 
Facilitated by Cassie Froeba and Donna Leonard. 
5 weeks. 
Leave behind your busyness and rediscover the person you were made to be.

The Wesley Challenge by Chris Folmsbee
Facilitated by Roy Carlson. 
4 weeks. 
Work through 21 questions that will engage your physical, spiritual and emotional lives and your relationship with God and others.

Centering Prayer
Facilitated by Rev. Barry Lane. 
4 weeks. 
In the midst of our restless and hectic lives we sometimes wonder, "Where can we find the peace of mind to listen to the calling voice of God?"  The answer is a centered life.

Lettering for Lent
Facilitated by Jennifer Lindner. 
5 weeks. 
Beginner lettering/design class focused around a weekly verse and devotion for Lent. 
Day of Service on February 25!

Join us once again as we work together to package over 30,000 meals to help Rise Against Hunger. Our efforts will help us reach MUMC's lifetime goal of 100,000 meals!

Sign up to participate here If you are signing up as a group, be sure to sign everyone up with individual email addresses please.
Golden Triangle Meeting on February 13

There will be a Golden Triangle meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 PM. It is a pot luck dinner!

Introducing a New Volunteer Opportunity

We have partnered with  Timberlin Creek Elementary School to make a difference in the lives of the children and help this school continue to learn, grow and succeed! O pportunities include classroom assistance, tutoring/reading, administrative help and much more. All volunteers will be subject to a background check and will need to attend a Child & Youth Protection Training class at MUMC.

Please contact Blake Barkoskie at or 904-268-5549 with any questions!
Spring Soccer Registration is Now Open

Registration for spring soccer is now open. Practices will begin the week of March 19. The first games are April 7 and the final games and celebration are May 19.

Participants who played in the fall may register here. Cost for returning players is $50 since they will be using the uniform purchased for the fall 2017 season. Returning players do not need to be evaluated.

Participants who did NOT play in the fall may  register here. Cost for new players is $99, which includes a jersey, shorts, socks and a water bottle. New players must attend an evaluation session March 3 between 8:30-10:00 AM.

Please contact Coach Mike Groos at with any questions!
Warren Willis Summer Camp Sign-ups

 Warren Willis Summer Camp registration has already begun!

 MUMC is going the week of July 9-14 , week #5. Register on the WW
 website  by visiting this link: Then
 register with MUMC by clicking here so we know who is going to camp and
 who needs or doesn't need transportation. You MUST REGISTER on the WW
 website prior to registering with MUMC!

 If you would like to be an adult volunteer at camp, please get with Chad or

February 2018 

Memory Verse"Do to others as you want them to do to you." Luke 6:31, NIrV
Life App: Kindness-Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them
Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

February 11 Bible Story:   We Are Family (Ruth and Boaz) * Ruth 1-2
February 11 Bottom Line: Be kind to your family and friends.

Upcoming dates: For more information on events, contact Angie at
Monthly Child and Youth Protection Classes

On-campus Child and Youth Protection Classes will be offered on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • 5:15-5:45 PM--Child Protection Class
  • 5:45-6:00 PM--Youth Protection Class
Child and Youth Protection Training is now available online! Visit our website to view training videos and complete an online quiz! 

Please note: CYP Training is NOT COMPLETE until all paperwork is received and a background check is completed. You must complete the  Child and Youth Protection Volunteer Application, Authorization for Background Screening Form and Participation Covenant Statement before the screening process is complete. These documents are available online.
Did you miss the Small Group Launch?

No worries! There's still plenty of time to join a group. 

Contact Jennifer Lindner at  or  864-316-5930  to find a group or with any questions you have. 

Crown Point Elementary Tutoring is Underway!
Tutoring takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Leigh Meadows Community Center.

We need tutors in all subjects at the elementary level! Tutors need to complete Child and Youth Protection Training and pass a background check.

Learn more and sign up online!

Men's Wednesday Morning Bible Study 

The Men's Bible Study and Prayer Group meets on Wednesday in Wesley Hall from 6:30-7 AM to enjoy coffee (and breakfast you bring from home) with group members. From 7-8:30 AM, the group will meet in room 842 for Bible Study and Prayer.

Contact Mike Robinson at with any questions!
Sunday Blast Submissions

The  deadline  to submit information for the Sunday Blast is the preceding  Thursday by 11:00 AM Early submissions are appreciated!

Email your information to  Please include your message as you want it to appear and the dates  your content is to run. Thank you!