Fraud Alert, Family Movie Night, Flu Shots and so much More...
September 2, 2021
Right now, the Refugee Focus team at Dayspring is just starting to recruit volunteers and to collect items such as beds, sofas, tables, kitchen items, etc. for at least one family.Email Paolaor call the church office at 480-838-1446 with any questions regarding volunteering or donations.Learn more
TEXT MESSAGE FRAUD ALERT
In the last couple of days, some of you may have experienced a fraudulent text message scheme. There are several different text messages (allegedly from our leadership) being sent to members of the church. They either ask for you to reply to the text message to help “discreetly” address a need in the church OR asking you to purchase gift cards to be distributed as gifts to shut-ins.
DO NOT REPLY to the text message. It is not coming from any number associated with the church. The aim of these hackers is to get you to reply to the text in order to try and access private information. We are not the only church experiencing these sophisticated “phishing” efforts. Variations of this scheme are currently rampant in faith communities.continue reading
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children's Sunday School for kids in Pre-K through 6th grades is combined this Sunday and will meet in Fellowship Hall.
GIVING GARDEN UPDATE
September starts the planting window for our cool season crops. Starting now, this is a good time to pull out warm season crops that aren’t producing – or you can sacrifice for earlier cool season harvests. Make sure to add compost, a nitrogen source like alfalfa pellets or organic fertilizer and turn into the soil at least 6″ down. Level the soil and water well.continue reading
CHURCH & SOCIETY
The Church & Society team is hosting weekend Drive Thru times for petition signings in our church parking lot through September 19. Drive by for more information and to view and sign the petitions. Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00-12:00
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Children's Ministry is looking forward to bringing together our Dayspring families for a movie night on the patio on September 11. We will open the event at 6:30 so you can get set up and the movie will begin at 7:00. There will be snacks, sno-cones, and some other fun activities. This event is free and open to anyone. We will be watching the movie Luca and sharing in a fun, safe evening together. Email Emily with questions.
SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Join award-winning author and writing teacher, Sandra Marinella for a preview of our January book study during her free workshop on September 11 at 10am via Zoom. Explore the transformative nature of personal writing and positive psychology. Learn more or registerHERE
ROCK THE WORLD WITH KINDNESS
Join us for a day of volunteering in remembrance of 9/11 from 8am – noon on September 11, 2021 Help Family Promise bring beauty to their community both inside and out! Volunteers are needed to help build bookcases and shelf a new lending library as well as changing out landscaping rock. Register to volunteer HERE. For more information click HERE.
We are adding a second service at 10:30am, starting September 12. Both services (9:00 and 10:30) will be livestreamed and will include childcare and Sunday School. The 9:00 service will also be simulcast to Facebook Live and the 10:30 to YouTube.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Whether you're new to Dayspring or you've been attending for a while, we invite you to attend a one-hour session with Pastor Jeff to learn more about the United Methodist church and Dayspring specifically, on Sunday, September 12 at 2:00pm. We will meet via Zoom or, if you are not able to participate online, we can meet via phone. Pleaseemail the church officeif you are interested.
On September 13, Dayspring PRIDE TheoPub will kick off the fall season with Gary Lovejoy and Pastor Joel as they present GLBTQ+ History 101. Also starting in September, each month a TheoPub participant will share their “coming out” story or how they became an ally of GLBTQ+ persons. Email Davidfor details or the Zoom link.
FLU & PNEUMONIA SHOT CLINIC
We host our annual Flu/Pneumonia Immunization Clinic for anyone age four and up on September 19 from 8:30am until noon in the Fellowship Hall. You do not need to be a member of Dayspring to participate. Costs vary, depending on the type of immunization. Learn more
We look forward to presenting our third graders with Bibles on Bible Sunday, September 19. If you would like your child (in third grade or older if they have not yet received a Bible) to be presented with a Bible as part of the Bible Sunday service, please email Emilywith your child's name and which service you plan to attend. If you would like your child to be presented with a Bible but aren't quite ready for the in-person experience, email Emily to figure something out either online or a small group meet up.