Belin Memorial United Methodist Church
Inlet View E-News: January 31, 2019

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The Inlet View E-News brings you announcements, news, and updates from Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Visit us 
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Staff Notes
from the desks of Emeline Jordan and Jane Sparks

Programming at Belin Memorial
Belin Memorial is in constant motion! There are many events and programs happening each and every week of the year. We wanted to highlight several happenings and opportunities that are in motion here at Belin at this time and in the near future.
Children's Programs
Shine Time is our Sunday morning children's programs in the children's building. We provide:
  • Nursery & Toddler room - ages Newborn - 4 years
  • Children's Church - ages 4 years - 2nd grade
    • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday School - ages Pre-K thru 5th grade
Confirmation - 6th graders meet in Room 11 in the Family Life Center during Sunday School hour.
Daddy-Daughter Dance is Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center. This is a wonderful opportunity for fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles or family friends to take your special girl out for a night of dancing and fellowship! No age limits!
A children's  Lenten Study will be available on Tuesday evenings beginning March 19 (more information to come).
Our annual  Easter-Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 13, 10 AM - 12 PM in the Family Life Center. Come enjoy snacks, games, the reading of the Easter Story, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and, of course, the egg hunt!
For information on children's programs, please email or call Emeline Jordan, or 843.997.8519.
Adult Programs

Looking to February, there is an exciting event taking place  Sunday, February  24 through Wednesday February 27 . Many of you had the opportunity to hear Ed Kilbourne, a Christian singer, storyteller and folk-theologian a few years ago here at Belin Memorial. Ed will be returning to lead worship in the Harbor on Sunday, February 24, and to conduct an  "Adult Vacation Bible School " on Monday, February 25 through Wednesday, February 27. All adults, especially our seniors, are invited to a half-day time of fellowship and fun with Ed. His message is always inspiring and uplifting. Please mark your calendars to attend and be sure to register with Jane Sparks,  or 843.357.5185.
These are just a few of the exciting happenings here at Belin Memorial. We hope that you and your family continue to grow in Christ by participating in programming here at Belin Memorial.

Jane Sparks
Program Director

Emeline Jordan
Children's Program Director
Belin Backpack Mission
Food Drive This Saturday . . .

February 2, 11 AM - 3 PM
Lowes Foods, Murrells Inlet

In conjunction with the "Sack Hunger" initiative, Belin's Backpack Mission has teamed up with Lowes Foods in Murrells Inlet to collect food items for our local school children.

If you could volunteer 1-4 hours of your time to help with this or upcoming food drives, please contact Kara Dellinger, or 843.855.4227.

Please continue to fill the green "Sack Hunger" bags found in the sanctuary and Family Life Center. Your generous donations are feeding our community.

New Study for Men and Women
the ROCK, the ROAD, and the RABBI

This 6-week study for men and women begins on Wednesday, February 6, at 6 PM, in the Family Life Center. Please contact Jane Sparks to register, or 843.357.5185.

Our group will "walk" through Israel to learn about the historic sites of the land using scripture and the book "The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi" to help us understand its significance to our Christian faith. We will view Israel from a different perspective and grow in our affection for the story of our faith as told in God's word, the Bible. Study members will engage in reading, discussions, informative videos, and weekly fellowship with other "travelers."
Adult Fellowship Lunch
Wednesday, February 6,  11:30 AM
Family Life Center

Please join us for our next Adult Fellowship Luncheon. We are delighted to have Jack and Patsy Cundiff sharing about camellias, "the Winter Rose of the South." They are enthusiasts and will share their tips on appreciating and growing these beautiful flowers.

Our luncheon is a time of fun and fellowship as we come together for a great meal and a chance to make new friends. We ask that you bring a covered dish to share and a friend. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Belin Creative Learning Center
Our Belin Creative Learning Center (BCLC) continues to grow and thrive under the direction of Amanda Romance. Amanda has been director there for just six months but has made significant strides in teacher morale and training, student curriculum, and communication with parents.

The BCLC recently had an unannounced visit from the Department of Social Services. The DSS consultant visited all the classrooms and playground to observe students and teachers. She also checked staff files and all necessary paperwork in the office. All paperwork and the environment were in order without a citation. The BCLC passed with flying colors! We're glad to have Ms. Amanda on board at Belin Memorial.

Worship With Us

February 3, 2019

Traditional Worship
8:45 AM, 11 AM
"What Might We Learn
from the Widow in the Temple?"
Luke 21:1-4; Mark 12:41-43
Mike Alexander

Modern Worship
8:45 AM, 11 AM
"Faith in Action"
Luke 21:1-4
Walter Cantwell

Congregational News

Ladies, join us for upcoming Circle meetings. All are welcome!
- Grace Circle meets on Monday, February 4, at 6 PM in the Family Life Center.

- Miracle Seekers Circle meets on Tuesday, February 5, at 5 PM in the Family Life Center (please note change of start time for this meeting).

- Frances Wilson Circle meets on Monday, February 11, at 10 AM in the Family Life Center. Our special guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Mike Alexander. Please join us - all are invited.
Youth News

During the Revolution Retreat last weekend, Belin Youth stopped by the South Carolina State House and joined a protest against Human Trafficking. Thank you for praying for our winter youth retreats!

If your child will be 14 years old and up by this June, please encourage them to attend Rivertown Salkehatchie or Summerville Salkehatchie.  Salkehatchie is a week long summer mission trip for high school and college students. To learn more, please go to Registration is now open and will fill up fast, so please do not delay. Adults are needed as well to make this mission trip possible. Please contact Austin Bond if you have questions.  

For information regarding upcoming events for our Youth Ministry, please sign up for the weekly Youth E-News by contacting Austin Bond at . Please also follow @BelinYouth on Instagram and Snapchat!

The Week Ahead

Take a moment to look through the calendar for the upcoming week to see what's going on in the life of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church - a church with heart!

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