Check out the following updates and events happening in children's
- Over the past 2 months, four new families with 2 children each have come to visit our Sunday school classes!
- Please consider donating boys and girls dress up costumes; especially a police and fireman outfits.
- Save the date for our Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt on April 8th.
- Please consider signing up to help with the nursery or Sunday school. We need your help! It is not a year long commitment. You may help when you can. This is a wonderful opportunity to share God's light and make a difference in children's lives.
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John 6:11: Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were seated, as much as they wanted. Then He did the same thing with the fish.
Lords, help me to give what I can, knowing that You can multiply a little into a lot.
(from Our Daily Bread 1/16/20)
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Below is the schedule for the greeting team for the next few months. As always, if you have a conflict please let me know. I thank you for all that you do!
Mar. 1:Art and Donna McBeath
Mar. 8: Beth Burwinkel
Mar. 15:Janet Hamilton & Brenda Harkins
March 22: Al and Helen Voorhis
March 29: Stacy Suess and Family
If you have any church friends that you think would make good greeters and may be interested, please encourage them to reach out to me or give me their names.
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We meet the first Wednesday of each month. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,
AT 10 AM.
The Rent Collector (288 pages) by Camron Wright
Small Great Things (480 pages)
by Jodie Picoult
Educated (352 pages)
by Tara Westover
An Orphan's Tale (368 pages)
by Pan Jenoff
Children's Ministry Director
Traditional Music Director
Contemporary Music Director
Communications & Creative Director
Director of Finance
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TIME TO FILL THE CHOIR LOFT FOR PALM SUNDAY
I want to invite YOU to consider joining the choir for a
short term commitment
to sing for Palm Sunday and/or Easter. No auditions! All I ask is for you to have a desire to add your voice to the choir to glorify God through the music that is sung. If you would like to join the choir for these two special Sundays, I invite you to begin coming to rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning March 11. Anthems for these two Sundays will be rehearsed at the top of the rehearsal. The choir will sing two dynamic Palm Sunday anthems on April 5, and two exciting anthems with trumpet and piano or organ for Easter, April 12.
Please see me after worship and say
to singing in the choir for this special
commitment! Questions? Email me at
-Chris Baird, Director of Traditional Music
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Dear Church Family,
Thank you for your help in supplying food to help families who come to our church in need. A family may receive only one box of food in a thirty-day period.
Packed with love and care, each box contains these items:
3 16-oz cans vegetables (beans, corn, peas, mixed), 2 14/15-oz cans fruit, 2 18/19-oz cans of chunky soup, one each of the following: 20-oz can Beef Stew , 15/16-oz can of Pork & Beans, 14.5/16-oz can Diced or Stewed Tomatoes, 16-oz plastic jar Peanut Butter, 5-oz can Tuna, 10/13- oz canned chicken, 20/24-oz canned Pasta Sauce (
no glass jars
16-oz box dry Pasta or Spaghetti, 7.25-oz box of Mac 'n Cheese, 6.9-oz box
14-oz box of Minute Rice, 10/14-oz box Dry Cereal (avoid high sugar), 6 4-oz. individual packs of applesauce, 6 separate packets of instant oatmeal, 2 sleeves of saltines and
2 rolls of individually wrapped toilet paper provided by MUMC
These 23 items are packed into 16x12x12 boxes, so please remember the sizes and restrictions as you shop.
Thank you for your continued weekly support of Christ's Cupboard.
God Bless, Pat O'Kray and Patty Sands
HER TIME MINISTRY
SAVE THE DATE! Her Time Ministry will hold another packing party Friday, March 6, at 6:30 pm.
We are very excited that we have a crew of ten women and girls who faithfully join us to make blessing bags for homeless women. Recently, there seems to be a mother-daughter rivalry between Amy and Amanda Weis. We appreciate your generous contributions!
When you shop, please consider making a contribution of travel-sized items from our shopping list.
For a full list of items you may
- please visit here.
We are so grateful for the church's help and hope to continue to provide hygiene items for homeless women.
Your contribution and your presence matters to us! Thank you
Her Time Ministry Team
Let's fill the Community Cupboard for the month of March!
A group of churches in the community are now joining forces to take on a
particular month of the year in order to keep the cupboard located in the back of the Mason UMC parking lot full for those in need. March is the
month for Mason UMC to stock the cupboard. For a full list of items to donate, you may pick up a list in the lobby and bring by your donations!
QUEEN CITY SOUP KITCHEN
Mason UMC has an opportunity to be sent on mission on Saturday, April 11 to serve those who need a meal. Queen City Kitchen on Vine Street in Cincinnati is a place that serves many experiencing homelessness and/or experiencing other needs. Those who come to serve are the ones truly blessed. We need smiling faces and helping hands to prepare meals, load plates and pass them to the guests.
Also consider inviting someone you know (especially if they are not involved in church) to come with you. This type of experience is often a gateway to finding Jesus. Beginning with prayer, please consider this request.
We meet at the church At 9:45 a.m. to carpool together. We will be back to the church by approximately 2:00 p.m. Wear closed toed shoes and clothes to work in.
We also need cookies (preferably bagged in sandwich bags: 2-3 cookies/bag). The guests love our home baked cookies! Cookies can be left in a bin in the kitchen by the sanctuary the week before April 11. If you can bake any amount of cookies and/or if you can attend on Apr.11 with or without someone to accompany you, please contact Kristen Smith at email@example.com or call or text 513-407-2028.
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
We will be providing a meal for Interfaith Hospitality Network on Monday, March 23.2020. You can help with this ministry by signing up to work that evening or to provide a food item. Sign up at the Welcome Desk in the lobby. Thank you in advance for your help!
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
On Sunday, March 8, Training in Suicide Prevention will be presented by Envision Partnerships at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 8230 Cox Road in West Chester, OH 45069.
Registration and pizza will be at 5 pm
Training sessions 5:30 - 7 pm
Gather Together to conclude and end in prayer 7-7:15 pm
The training is available for both teens and parents. Teens will be given Lifelines training designed to train teens to be helpful to a friend in a difficult situation. Teens will learn the warning signs of suicide and that keeping a secret is never OK. Kristen Smith of Mason UMC works for Envision Partnerships and will be providing the teen training.
In a separate room, Kristina Latta will provide training for Adults in QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - 3 simple steps to help save a life from suicide.
Attendees will receive background of the prevalence of suicide and learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how o offer hope, and how to get help to save a life.
YOUTH BOWLING NIGHT
SAVE THE DATE!
We are happy to announce that a youth bowling night will take place March 15th. Mark the date on your calendar and look out for more information to come your way!