Volume XX | February 7th 2019
Weekly News
Keeping you connected to what is going on within your church and Denver Community!
TABLE TALK~ SPECIAL EDITION
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Family FUN night NEXT week 2/13/19! Join us at 6:00 p.m. for dinner (baked potato bar and chili, with PB&J for the kids). THEN...we’ll have fun Valentine’s Day themed games for the whole family, dancing by Chuck and Lisa Morris, dancing by US when Ron and Jenny Blackwelder teach us to SHAG, and of course the Cupid Shuffle! There will be PRIZES and CANDY - so don’t miss out! If you’ve never been to Table Talk before, come check it out next week. If you’ve been meaning to invite someone to church, this is an easy entry point for new folks, so invite some friends, and pick them up and bring them with you! 
See you next Wednesday at 6! Questions?
Contact Pastor Anita: anita.sain@denverumc.org.
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JOY Monthly Meeting
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the JOY group Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the CORC. We have FUN for your spirit, FELLOWSHIP for your soul and great FOOD for your tummy. Please bring a side or dessert to go with our homemade beef or chicken chili. Contact Judy Brockman at jabrockman@bellsouth.net.
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Our Weekday Preschool will open registration for the 2019-2020 school year to church members on Monday, February 18th at 9:00 am. The registration will then open to the community on Monday, February 25th. Registration forms and information can be found through the church's website or you may contact
Misti Walker at 704-308-8856 or misti.walker@denverumc.org . Please share information with friends and family concerning our preschool program.  

Know and Be Known is a Harbor Youth retreat tailored for our high school students (8th grade students are invited, too). I think a common question we ask is: "Do I belong?" Am I really accepted as I am? Am I loved in the places of my soul I am afraid to visit? At this retreat, with all distractions removed, we will be diving into what it means to be adopted into the family of God. The retreat will be at Look Up Lodge, which is in Traveler's Rest, South Carolina.
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Starting Point 

This casual & relaxed class is for anyone in the church who is exploring membership or would like more information about Denver UMC. The next class is February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the CORC. Contact Wendi Brooks at wendi.brooks@denverumc.org for more information.
Prayers for General Conference
In the midst of what appears to be an uncertain season, where do we find the certainty? How can we be non-anxious in the midst of anxious times?
 
We remember our call and mission. Jesus is always at the center of our mission.
We are a covenantal people connected to God and one another through our baptism. Therefore, laity and clergy are both called to work together to fulfill the mission and ministry of the church. In our covenantal ministry, we are called and sent to bear fruit as manifested in making disciples and to transform the world. Therefore, for the sake of fruitful ministry fear not! Innovation, creativity, risk-taking are encouraged. As the people called Methodists, this is who we are.
 
Our Catawba Valley District Prayer team has committed to praying for our clergy, laity, and communities. We are always praying for our called session of General Conference. We invite all clergy and laity across the district to join us in prayer. General conference will begin their day on February 23, as a day of prayer. They will be in their working session February 24-26. We ask that you develop prayer vigils in your local congregations to keep all delegates in prayer.
 
Prayer scripture: 
February 23 – Jeremiah 29:11
February 24 – Hebrews 13:20-21
February 25 – James 1-5
February 26 – Proverbs 3:5-6
Missions
Henderson Settlement Mission Trip and Fund Raising Planning. Planning dates are 2/10/19, 2/24/19, 3/10/19, 3/24/19 and 4/14/19. All meetings are from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the CORC. If interested in going on trip, participating in fund raising, or donating towards the building projects, please contact Wally Mlynarski at wzm.fish@gmail.com or 267.884.1326.
Community News
Often we have individuals in our life who live with mental health concerns or substance abuse. Please don't suffer alone. Mental Health First Aid is excellent training at no cost.
3 opportunities to participate in the training:

  • March 9, Asbury UMC, 3097 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • April 6, Cleveland County Health Center, 200 South Post Road, Shelby NC 28150
  • May 4, First UMC, 807 South Point Road, Belmont NC 28012

(All courses run 8 am - 5 pm and lunch is provided)
Pillars of Black History in Eastern Lincoln County

The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society celebrates Black History Month as Dr Linda Nixon Hudson, Marine veteran and former professor at Eastern Carolina, discusses the 5 historic pillars of black communities in eastern Lincoln County: Brevard Chapel, Tuckers Grove, Little Egypt, Gold Hill/Rock Hill and Ebenezer.

Where: Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Center - 8160 Optimist Club Road
When: Monday, February 11th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Who: Open to the public