Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church
May 2018 Newsletter & Calendar
May Meetings & Small Groups

Please note that Christine Miles will be out of the church office on Friday, May 18th, on Friday, May 25th, and on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day).

The Keenagers met at the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Hopewell on Wednesday, May 2 at noon for lunch. The Keenagers meet on the first Wednesday of each month at a different local restaurant. Join us for fun, food and fellowship!

United Methodist Youth Fellowship ("UMYF") meets at 6:00PM in the Grundy Parlor ("GP") on Sunday, May 20. Please note that UMYF will not meet on May 13 (Mother's Day) and on May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend). Contact Pastor Mike for more information.

Grief Group with Angie Morriss: Fridays through May 11, 10:30AM-12:30PM in the Grundy Parlor ("GP").

Finance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30PM in GP.

Church Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30PM in GP.

Bible Study: Wednesdays, May 9-30 at 1:00PM in GP.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting: Tuesday, May 15 at 1:00PM in GP. Contact Lilly Enz for more information.

United Methodist Men ("UMM") Meeting: Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30PM at the River's Bend Grill in the River's Bend Shopping Center. Contact Mark Strickler for more information.

Children's Council Meeting: Tuesday, May 15 from 7-8:30PM in the Grundy Parlor ("GP"). Childcare will be provided in the large blue downstairs classroom, contact Katie Sloan or Pastor Mike for more information.

Fish Fry: Saturday, May 19, 5-7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by the UMM. Contact Mark Strickler or any member of the UMM for more information and for tickets (available in advance or at the door).

Confirmation Sunday: May 20 at the 11AM Traditional Worship Service.

United Methodist Women Charter Night Dinner: Monday, May 21 at 6:30PM in the Fellowship Hall ("FH"). Tickets are $12 and reservations are due by May 15. Contact Doris Morefield for more information.

Choir Rehearsal : Please note that there will be one more Wednesday rehearsal on May 30 at 7:00PM. See Joe Plemmons for more information.

Worship Team Meeting : Thursday, May 31 at 6:00PM in GP.

Graduation Sunday: Sunday, June 10 at the 11:00AM worship service. Please contact Pastor Mike or the church office for more information. Please remember to turn in your photos and bio for your high school or college graduate before May 24th to Christine in the church office.

An Invitation from First United Methodist Church in Hopewell: Bermuda Hundred friends and family are invited to join the First United Methodist Church in Hopewell bus charter to the new Bible Museum in D.C. on Tuesday, June 19. the cost of the bus and admission is $50.00 per person. The bus will depart from FUMC at 8am and return by late afternoon. Non-refundable checks made payable to Beverly Johnson are due before May 20. Call Beverly Johnson at 452- 6780 for more information and to sign up soon.
Sunday Servants

Altar Guild for May-
Doris & Frank Linkous

Counting Team for May-
Owens McNinch, Mattie Rogers & Ola Wyatt

Children's Church - Kailey Craddock is our Children's Church Coordinator. Volunteers to work with Kailey with Children's Church each Sunday are listed below. If you would like to volunteer to help with Children's Church, sign up in the notebook on Sunday or contact the church office at (804) 530-1391 or . Thank you!

May 6
  • 8:30AM Ushers/Greeters - Marc & Mindy Wilts
  • Children's Sunday School - Katie Sloan/Second Teacher TBD
  • Youth Sunday School- Tucky Tucker/Tyler Craddock
  • 11:00AM Ushers/Greeters- Betty & Sandy Forbes
  • Acolytes- Carter & Mason Steinbraker
  • Lay Reader - Tina Spain
  • Children's Church Volunteers- Gabriella Mirabilio & Christi Morrissette
  • United Methodist Youth Fellowship Meal - Open for Service

May 13 - Mother's Day
  • 8:30AM Ushers/Greeters - Open for Service
  • Children's Sunday School - Christi Morrissette/Meghan McNicholas
  • Youth Sunday School - Tyler Craddock/Liz McDonough
  • 11:00AM Ushers/Greeters - Doris & Frank Linkous
  • Acolytes - Juli Mathis & Sierra Lannan
  • Lay Reader - Liz McDonough
  • Children's Church Volunteer - Open for Service
  • No United Methodist Youth Fellowship - Happy Mother's Day!

May 20 - Confirmation Sunday
  • 8:30AM Ushers/Greeters - Deborah Shelton
  • Children's Sunday School - Meghan McNicholas/ Gabriella Mirabilio
  • Youth Sunday School - Gary Starr/Liz McDonough
  • 11:00AM Ushers/Greeters - John Hall & Sandy Forbes
  • Acolytes - Drew & Matthew Coker
  • Lay Reader - Bill Talley, V
  • Children's Church Volunteer - Open for Service
  • United Methodist Youth Fellowship Meal - Open for Service

May 27
  • 8:30AM Ushers/Greeters - Bob Collie
  • Children's Sunday School - Gabriella Mirabilio/Meghan McNicholas
  • Youth Sunday School - Liz McDonough/Tyler Craddock
  • 11:00AM Ushers/Greeters- Youth
  • Acolytes - Ethan & Illyssa Snyder
  • Lay Reader - Jessica Mathis
  • Children's Church Volunteer - Open for Service
  • No United Methodist Youth Fellowship - Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend
Operation Christmas Child
Our recommended Operation Christmas Child collection items for May are hygiene items! Every shoebox should have basic hygiene supplies, such as a washcloth, soap/soap dish, toothbrush, hairbrush/comb, deodorant, Band-Aids, etc. Remember that toothpaste and liquid items are NOT allowed! Many children who receive shoeboxes do not have their own toothbrush, washcloth, etc, so they are happy to find these items in their box. Yuri, a shoebox recipient from Honduras, said, "The toothbrush meant a lot because before I had to share my toothbrush with 25 other girls." Obviously, hygiene items are important!
Keep collecting items every month so you will be ready for shoebox collection week, November 12-19!
If you would like more information about Operation Christmas Child or would like to become more involved, please contact me:
Jessica Mathis
Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Women
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TO ATTEND THE UMW CHARTER NIGHT DINNER - May 21st at 6:30PM will be the United Methodist Women's annual charter night celebration . We are planning a BBQ/fried chicken dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by a fun time of bingo with prizes. We will also be honoring our Lifetime Members at this event.  The cost for the dinner is $12.00 and reservations need to be in by May 15th . Please contact Doris Morefield or Mattie Rogers to confirm your reservation. Checks should be made payable to the Bermuda Hundred UMW. We look forward to seeing you there.  
By the time you read this article, the UMW will have completed yet another successful yard sale. We are already planning the fall yard sale and will be giving you more details on the date and items to bring. Thank you to each of you who help us by bringing "treasures" to sell, work during the set up, sale and packing up whatever is left. A special thank you to those of you who come and purchase items. As you know, all the funds from the yard sale go to support our mission projects in our community and around the world.  
We have completed the 150 health kits to be delivered to the Virginia Annual Conference meeting in Hampton in June. These kits will be delivered by UMCOR to all points of the globe and we appreciate your support and cash donations to make this mission project possible.  

Just a reminder that there are new books in the UMW lending library in the Grundy Parlor.  For those of you who are participating in the UMW Reading Program, please take a look at the new selections. If you aren't already in the program, please join us and start educating yourself on the many programs of the United Methodist Women.

If you are interested in joining the UMW, please give me a call or just show up at one of our meetings. Our meetings are always open to the women of the church and we would love to see you.

Doris Morefield, UMW President 
Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Men
The Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Men met on April 17th at the River's Bend Grill. We always meet on the third Tuesday in each month at 6:30PM. We look forward to welcoming any men from the church to our meetings. You don't have to make reservations, just come.

We continue to work on a number of projects such as replacing the wood fencing around the air conditioning units with vinyl fencing. Several projects have been completed, and some, like replacing the fencing, will be completed now that the weather is improving. If you see something that needs to be done in and around the church, please don't hesitate to let a member of the UMM know. There are several small projects that need to be completed and the UMM will be working with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to see if they will help with yard clean up.      
MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO ATTEND THE FISH FRY MAY 19TH. The fish fry is planned for 5 - 7PM on Saturday night, May 19 th , in the Fellowship Hall . All the United Methodist Men have tickets for sale. We look forward to a time of fun and fellowship.

We continue to encourage you to let us know if there are needs by some of our church members who aren't feeling well or who are not physically able to do manual labor around their homes. The men of the UMM are willing to help with lawn mowing, trimming shrubs, etc. We already have serviced several lawn mowers. Please contact any member of the UMM or Pastor Mike if you need help.

Our next meeting will be on May 15 th at 6:30PM at the River's Bend Grill. All men of the church are invited to attend and participate in our projects. We enjoy a meal together, a devotional and lots of discussion on upcoming and new projects. Without a doubt, you will enjoy the fellowship. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.   

Mark Strickler, UMM President
Happy Mother's Day!
May 13, 2018

Photo by  Tirza van Dijk  on  Unsplash
Memorial Day
May 28, 2018
Please note that the church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Photo by Matt Sawyers on Pixabay
Children's Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 15 at 7PM in the Grundy Parlor
Childcare provided
See Katie Sloan or
Pastor Mike for more information or contact the church office
Photos are from the April 29th Faith on the Fifth Sunday, A Celebration of Song. Thank you to Dwight Harro, Meghan McNicholas, Katie Sloan, and all of our other volunteers for their work with the children!

Photos from the April 29th Faith on the Fifth Sunday, A Celebration of Song, were taken by Sandy Forbes, our church historian.

More photos and information on church events may be found on the church Facebook page and website
May Birthdays
3      Wolfgang Webner
4      Caitlyn Hearst
8      Joann Hightower
11    Caitlin LaRue
16   Gladys Toom
18    Trevor Zitta
19    Sarah Mooney
20    Melinda Hodges
21    Lilly Enz,
        Meredith Steinbraker
24    Tyler Woodell
25    Katie Sloan
26    Peggy Proper
27    Whitney Harrison
30    Kailey Craddock
Photo by  Annie Spratt  on  Unsplash 
Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church
2025 Florence Ave., Chester, VA 23836
(804) 530-1391 |