Matt's Musing: guest writer, Ed Volfe

"Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds." Psalm 71:17

I grew up in the Methodist Church in Brazil, and my parents made me go to church every Sunday.  It was boring for me. The fun part of church, though, was when I met my friends for Sunday school ...

Calling ALL Singers!

The Chancel Choir will be resuming rehearsals on Wednesday nights starting TONIGHT at 7 p.m. This is the perfect time to join! Every singing ability is welcome and no audition is required. The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday for the 11 a.m. worship service. Come be a part of this outstanding music ministry.

Child care is available upon request. For more information contact Robin Kaufman Anderson, Director of Worship Arts, 972-423-4506.

Celebrate Back-to-School!
No More 11 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
-Proverbs 22:6

Children need godly examples of how to worship and need to feel like they are a part of the church community. Beginning this school year, we will be eliminating the 11 a.m. Kinder-2nd grade Sunday school class so that our children can begin to experience worship with their church family creating a life-long desire for worship. Starting August 20, you will find in the Children's Worship Bags something NEW. Sermon Notes for Kids! Please encourage your children to follow along during worship using this FUN tool!

A Back-to-School Store
Leave HIS Mark is excited to support all of those in the field of education as we go BACK TO SCHOOL! We know the extra expense it takes to provide the extra items for your students! If you are a teacher, Sunday School teacher or work in the education field, to show our appreciation, Leave HIS Mark is offering an opportunity  to shop our assortment of FREE items for your classroom! Stop by the chapel Sunday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Volunteers of all ages 3 to 103 are needed to help with the Back-to-School store. Sign up at HERE
Please help us welcome new staff members!
On Sunday, Aug. 20, we will welcome these new smiling faces on staff with a reception following the 11 a.m. service: Greg Welsh, Director of Finance and Facilities; Rachel Escamilla, Ministry Intern, Perkins School of Theology; Jennifer McKee, Director of Children's Choirs;and Stacy Spears, Children's and Youth Administrative Assistant

Crossfire Youth Kick-off Sunday, 5:15-7:30 p.m.
All families are invited to join us for dinner and we will have a parent meeting to follow dinner while the youth go have fun playing human fooseball, basketball and other fun games! This will be the first time that our incoming 6th graders and parents get introduced to the youth program! 
Calling all ladies!
Join us for Potluck Salad Luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Daniele Volfe is our guest speaker. Daniele is an immigration attorney and the wife of the Rev. Ed Volfe. Child care will be provided with a reservation. Sign-up on Sunday mornings, or call the church office at 974-423-4506. Hosted by UM Women.

Hospitality through Meals  Heavenly Hosts help our families by providing food  whether it is for a funeral or just a family that is going through challenging times. We need volunteers to be cooks and delivery drivers or make a monetary donation. We supply the pans and recipes. Stop by our table on Sunday mornings in the Grand Hall.

"Be weird. Being normal is being broke." - Dave Ramsey