"Celebrating God's Presence, Serving All People"
United Church News June 7th, 2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

What an incredible week of Vacation Bible School we have enjoyed with our awesome children! A thank you to all our volunteers and staff for their dedication and enthusiasm.  All in the congregation are invited tonight at 7PM for an ice cream social in Disseler Hall as we conclude an amazing week of learning and fun!  We look forward to recapping VBS and sharing many pictures from the week in the e news next Friday--so stay tuned!

On Sunday at 10AM, we will celebrate Pentecost in worship. Scripture reminds us that the Holy Spirit imparts to each one of us a set of unique spiritual gifts. Jesus encourages us to invest these spiritual gifts so that God can multiple our efforts. I'll say more about this in a sermon on Sunday entitled "Risk Opening the Gift" from the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25.

Blessings,

Pastor Mark 
This Sunday's Sermon Title and Scripture Reading
Worship Sunday at 10am
Sunday, June 9th
"Risk Opening the Gift"

Scripture :
Matthew 25: 14-30

Reader : Dave Yates
Deacons : Russ and Linda Howald
Ushers : John and Jane Newcomer
Greeter : Mary Jane Irvine


JOIN US TODAY!

As Vacation Bible School comes to end this evening, all our congregation are welcome to join us for an Ice Cream Social at 7PM in Disseler Hall.


In need of Ushers and Greeters for the June 23rd service.
Sign up sheet located in the Narthex.
Music
Karen Hearn will be our Soloist this Sunday. Can't wait to hear her share her beautiful talents!
It's Favorite Hymn Month!

The month of June, will be ‘Favorite Hymn Month”. Let us know what your favorites are. The sign in sheet is in the narthex.

Luwayne will also pick 12 hymns from this list of favorites to record on an album. This will be available in the fall in both CD and MP3 format.  
Children's Church

Lesson:
Peter raises Tabitha from the dead

Teacher:
Marcy Marinelli

Assistant Teachers:
Emily Williams

Bargain Basket Update

Join us every Thursday for our Thrifty Thursday special of the week!

The Bargain Basket is in need of volunteers in multiple areas including cashiering, bagging, floor assistance, and books. If you are interested in helping out this summer, please email bargainbasket@comcast.net. Thank you!
Bargain Basket Manager Samantha Kopren wrote an article about the Bargain Basket recently published in the  Marco Island Civic Association Wave Magazine . Check it out here!

Honor Flight Gift

Last week, United Church was featured in the  Marco Eagle  newspaper. What a blessing it was to give away such a generous gift to the Honor Flight of Collier County!
See the article and picture here! 
2019 Summer Camps
This Summer, UCMI welcomes The Nutty Scientists for three different summer camps taking place in June, July, and August.

The Nutty Scientists has been a world leader in interactive children's programs since 1996.

Nutty Scientists of Southwest Florida has always prided itself on doing things a little differently. In fact, no one else in the world teaches quite like they do. These programs draw from the expertise of renowned scientists from all corners of the globe. They offer hands-on acitivities that will keep your children busy and excited from 9am-1pm!

For more information, click on the flyer or visit nuttySWFL.com.
Summer Book Discussions
Pastor Kathy Sprague's 5-week book discussion on Max Lucado's Anxious for Nothing, continues this Tuesday, June 11th at 10am in the Sunset Conference Room. In Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado leads participants to reflect on the promises of Philippians 4:4-8.  This passage from Paul’s epistle contains an antidote to anxiety that will help you develop a mindset of resilience. You may pre-purchase a small paperback study book / journal @ $8.00 in our Church office or in the Narthex after services the last two weeks of May.
Join Pastor Mark Williams on Wednesday, June 12th at 10am in the Sunset Conference Room for a discussion on Kate Bowler's Everything Happens For a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors.  Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.
In The Coming Week at UCMI

Friday, June 7th
  • 5:30 PM VBS Closing Night
  • 7 PM Ice Cream Social in Disseler Hall

Tuesday, June 11th
  • 10 AM Everything Happens For a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved Book Discussion (SSCR)

Wednesday, June 12th
  • 10 AM Discussion on Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved (SSCR)

Click on the link below to see what the next few months have to offer at UCMI!

Don't Forget!

To all those who would like to use our Online Giving Program, while up North for the summer or for the convenience, please click on the link below to see how you can do so.
Calling all friends over 60. Join us (the Marco YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry) for a free lunch the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Marco Lutheran Church on Collier. This is a collaboration between the Marco Island YMCA and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and co-sponsored by the Marco Lutheran Church. With the support of local restaurants, businesses and sponsors, a luncheon (free of charge) is open to all area residents “60 or better”. Each monthly event includes a time for networking, lunch, a program, and door prizes. We also offer rides to and from. May's luncheon hosted over 120 people with lunch generously provided by the JW Marriott! 
Our next luncheon is June 19 beginning at 11:00 a.m. located at the Lutheran Church. Lunch will be provided by the Italian Deli and our program will allow us all to make origami taught by Barb Parisi and friends. We hope you can join us, just contact Nancy Kot to let her know you with be with us 706-566-8532 or  email: lunchwithfriendsmarco@gmail.com  to RSVP. And if you need a ride, we can provide this, too. Thank you for your support of our monthly luncheon!

We have wonderful news to share with you!

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry has been offered a $10,000 matching gift! 
And we need your help to take full advantage of this generous offer. This is the perfect opportunity for you to DOUBLE the impact of your donation!
Summer is our busiest time of year - Children are out of school and unable to take advantage of school meal programs. Many of our guests live paycheck to paycheck and some are out of work or have reduced hours because ‘Season’ is over until our snowbirds come back. Our Pantry served almost 30,000 guests this past year. And we’ve continued to expand services with mobile pantries that go to places like Manatee Elementary school and 6L Farms work camps. We can’t do what we do without the continued support of our community and the ongoing generosity of donors like you. What a partnership, a blessing!

Double your Donation today! Contributions may be made via this link:
OR mailed to:
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc,
1450 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145.

Thank you, from all of us!
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry 
Jo Anne, Liz, Nancy & Vicki,
Directors
Upcoming Birthdays
6/07 - Ron Scherer
6/11- Paul O'Neill
6/12- Marilyn Montgomery
6/13- Barbara Rassler
6/13 - Fred Ganter
6/14 - Cheryl Axelson

We hope your special day is filled with fun surrounded by the ones you love most!
We're sorry we missed your birthday! If you do not see your birthday listed in the e-news please check with the church office to see if we have all of your info!