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"The Messenger"  Online Newsletter

May 16, 2017
Dr. Craig Goff
From the Pastor

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, our ushers and greeters gathered for training and to welcome new volunteers to our hospitality team at the church.  Trey Nunley led us in a review of our safety procedures and policies.  I was deeply moved by the attendance of those who took time out of their busy schedules to focus on making the people who visit St. Mark's feel welcome...
 
SAGES News

Thanks to everyone who helped make May Bags for the shut-ins of St. Mark's. For all who delivered the goodies, God bless.
 
Almost all seats are taken on the bus for The Festival of Wisdom of Grace, Monday, August 7-Thursday, August 10 at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina...

Reception for  Rev. Dr. Lenoir Culbertson

Please join us in honoring the ministry of Rev. Dr. Lenoir Culbertson and her service to the Murfreesboro District, 
Sunday, June 4, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., St. Mark's UMC.  A Bible will be presented to Dr. Culbertson,  which will be available during the reception  for each attendee to highlight a favorite verse and write a note.  Monetary gifts for Rev. Culbertson may be remitted to
St. Mark's UMC or donated via www.stmarkstn.org
Church Picnic and Family Campout!


June 2nd
Everything begins at 5:00!  
Get Your Tickets Now for Fun, Food and Fellowship!

Get all the information and times HERE!
Wednesday Night Together

Wednesday Night Together 
2017-2018 begins Wednesday, August 31st!!!
WNT 2017-2018 NEEDS YOU!

St. Mark's WNT Adult Ministries seeks to provide a comprehensive menu of adult options, including Bible study, personal discipleship, "make and take" arts and crafts, United Methodism, current issues, recreation, missions, parenting, community interest, life skills, travel and much more.

Willing volunteer leaders offer their gifts of time, abilities and expertise to provide a wonderful variety of meaningful, fun and challenging studies and experiences through which St. Mark's adults grow in their Christian faith and discipleship, personal skills, and fellowship with one another.

If you are interested in leading a class, group or series as part of our Wednesday Night Together Adult Ministries in 2017-2018, please complete a WNT Proposal form now available online and at the Welcome Desk.
Proposals must be submitted by Monday, June 4th.  For more information, see Rev. Touchton.
Youth News 
We had a wonderful day celebrating our high school seniors.  Thanks go to all those teachers and choir leaders along the way who 
have experienced this special group of young people, and to the junior class for and Stacey Blades for coordinating and hosting the breakfast.  READ MORE HERE
SAVE THE DATE for VBS!

St. Mark's Vacation Bible School for chil dren ages 4 - 6th grade. Sunday through Thursday, June 25 - 29,2017.  Sunday, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday-Thursda y, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    MORE INFO HERE.

2017 VBS T-Shirt Art Contest
Here's your chance to be a VBS Hero and
have your artwork featured on St. Mark's "Hero Central" T-Shirt!!  This Contest is open to all St. Marks VBS aged children, through 6th grade.

CLICK HERE to learn more and how to submit your child's entry!
In Other News...


Congratulations to Our College Graduates!
Samuel Phillips received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Aerospace with a concentration in professional pilot.  Parents are Mark and Nancy Phillips.

Jared Dix graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Parents are Steve and Gena Dix.  

Meagan Flippin graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.  Parents are Cindy and Harry Flippin.  Grandparents are Evelyne and Willard Peery, Jr.  

Summer Is a Busy Time!The kids and teachers are counting the days until the school year ends. Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching...family reunions...and vacation plans and the list goes on with summer time activities. While you may be out of town more often during the summer, your church continues serving the needs of the congregation and our community. Please consider automating your giving over the summer months. It's simple, convenient and secure.   Kathryn Wright will be in the Narthex this Sunday (May 21st) after the 8:00 service to answer any questions you may have regarding Automated Giving.

Recreation News - Golf Tournament results and photos are in! Check out the action HERE.

Stewardship SummaryAs of May 14, we have received gifts of $463,986.00. Based on the past giving trends, our anticipated goal is to reach 39% of the annual operational need or $521,879 by the end of May. Thank you for supporting the ministries of St. Mark's!
 
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