First United Methodist Church in Mattoon

Weekly Update
July 6, 2018

Dear (Contact First Name),

Sunday's sermon will be the second in a series of the biblical character David. This week we will examine the problems that David had while Saul was king. David was hunted by Saul, who feared that David was a threat to his throne.  But while being hunted by the King, David was simultaneously aided by the Prince: Jonathan. 

   Click here to see the Sunday, July 8 bulletin!

Contents in this                   Issue:


Keeping Up With Jordan and Mike

Volunteer & Community Opportunities


Joys and Concerns

Praying Together This Week


People News


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That's the theme for the annual UMW Fun Lunch to be held on July 10 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 
All women of the church and their guests are invited.  Highlights include a delicious lunch with piano background music, followed by a skit or two and musical entertainment, including the debut performance of our very own Fun Lunch Bunch.  There is no cost for the lunch (donations accepted), but we do ask that you call the church office at 235-5676 to let us know you're coming, so we can plan the menu accordingly.  
Please plan now to attend!

2nd Wind

The Clabber Girl Museum, Candles Holocaust Museum, and the Traverse Bay Pie Co. in Terre Haute are on the agenda for July's activity!  Lunch will be at the Clabber Girl Museum.  This activity will be Saturday, July 14 and departure is 9:00 a.m.  The cost is $10 which covers the admission and transportation.  The sign-up sheet is hanging next to the Welcome Desk.  There is also a sign-up sheet for August's event as well.

Cornerstone café

In the past 2-3 years, we have had several people who have had to opt out of being a Cornerstone Café cook due to health or age reasons.  Some of the past Cornerstone Café cooks have stepped up to fill in these gaps by saying they would be glad to prepare or buy items for the Cornerstone Café twice in a 3 month period of time.  However, it is now time to ask for some new people to come forward to help supply the weekly Sunday 'goodies' that are at the Cornerstone Café upstairs every Sunday.  If you like to bake, please contact Bev Dennis (235-1859) so she can add you to the list and tell you a little more about this ministry of and to the church.


Worship Center Café is open Sunday!!   We will be serving Biscuits & Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Bagels, Toast, Juice and Coffee. Donations accepted.   Open 7 a.m.-10 a.m.

Bible StudIES

The 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning bible study with Pastor Mike will begin August 7.  It will still be in the Champion Classroom. Feel free to invite your friends and family to join you!

The women's Thursday morning bible study that meets at 6:30 a.m., will begin meeting at Denny's next week.

Tammy's Tuesday evening bible study will begin meeting again some time in August.  

Keeping up with Mike and Jordan

Jordan is taking a vacation Sunday this weekend to go on a camping trip with his family.  

The week was pretty routine for Pastor Mike, a mix of administrative work, sermon preparation, meetings, and conversations with people.

To contact Mike Smith, click here
To contact Jordan Thomas, click here

Volunteer & Community Opportunities

In the Community:
Pray for, volunteer your time or donate to PADS.    Click here  for more information.

In the Church:
~Children's programs
~Youth Group
~Backpack program
~Mattoon Area PADS; a group from our church serves dinner the 4th Friday  every month; cook at 6:00 p.m., serve at 7:00 p.m., see Susie Beaumont for more information


Special Events
Youth Lunch with Jordan- Every Wednesday at Noon         
Youth YMCA program, every Thursday morning, 10:30 a.m.
                                                     (June, July and a few weeks in August)

UMW Fun Lunch, Tuesday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.
Food Center Pre-Pack, Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 p.m.
Jr. High Trip to Kentucky, July 12-18
5th Sunday Potluck, July 29, Noon

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Next Meeting Dates

Admin Council, July 30, 7 p.m.
Children's Council,  July 10, 5:30 p.m.
Communications Task Force,  August 21, 6 p.m
Education,  TBD
Endowment , July 19, 6:00 p.m.
Finance, Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.
Hospitality , Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.
Missions, Thursday, July 26, 4:30 p.m.
Pastor Parish Relations , TBD
Stewardship, TBD
Trustees, Monday, July 23 , 6:00 p.m.
UMW Executive Board, Tuesday, August 7, 1:30 p.m.
Worship, TBD
Youth Committee, Sunday, TBD


Regular Events

Sunday Revival              8:00 a.m.
Traditional/Blended Worship        9 :00 a.m.
Sunday School               9:15 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.
Contemporary worship  10:30 a.m.
Worship Cafe'                7:00-10:00 a.m. (downstairs)
Middle School Youth      5:00-7:00 p.m. *
Sr. High Youth                6:00-8:00 p.m.*  
*(beginning April 22,  Middle & Sr High will combine for the summer 
and meet at Jordan's from 6-8 p.m.)
Mary Circle, second Mondays, 1:30 p.m. (except July)
Mary Mini Circle, fourth Monday of the month,  2:00 p.m.
Rebecca Circle, second Mondays, 7:00 p.m. (except June                                                                                           and July)
Pastor's Bible Study    10:00 a.m. (no study until July 3)
UMW Executive Board   1:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the           month  
Women's Bible Study of Romans  6:00 p.m. (will begin                                                                                          again in July)
Cross Training Prayer  6:30 a.m. (Will meet again in the fall)
Downtown Kids  5:30-7:00 p.m., every Wednesday night         from Sept-May 16 
Chancel Choir  5:45 p.m., from Sept-May 16
Brass Wave (watch bulletin for days and times)
Women's Bible Study, 6:3 0 a.m.  at Denny's-                          studying "When God Doesn't Fix It"  by Laura Story
    Contemporary Worship Practice  6:00 p.m. 
Men's Breakfast, second Saturday of the month,       
       Denny's, 7:00 a.m.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday    9 a.m.-12 Noon; 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Click Here for our online calendar, covering all church events.

Joys and Concerns  
(including Sunday's blue cards

-Rally in Champaign, good turnout
-Nancy's family and friends

-Fran Whitley, for peace, comfort and healing
-A friend having surgery this week
-A friend contemplating a huge career and fam ily move across the country
-Pray for our nation, peace, love and not hate, immigrants and families
-Madi's great aunt Sherry
-Roger, in hospice care
-Barb, flair up of fibromyalgia
-Madonna's niece, massive stroke

Praying Together This Week

People in our church family:
Randall & Nancy Ross
Tami & Roger Sanders
Paul & Dawn Schabbing
David & Linda Schilling
Alice Scott

Committee: Communications

World Council of Churches Prayer Calendar:
Pray this week for the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
  Click here for information about the WCC prayer calendar.


Sunday Worship attendance: July 1
     Sunday Revival, 8 a.m.: 25
     Traditional/Blended Service, 9 a.m.: 74
     Contemporary Service, 10:30 a.m.: 51

Finance Report:
     General Fund: $  12,339   received  this week                  
                             $213,912   YTD
        (our general fund budget is $408,000 for the year)

Renovation Fund:  
      Cost of project:              $434,766
      Still Needed:                  $133,706

The fund received $285 last week.

In addition to the money received for the funds listed above, contributions were made last week to the following causes:
Backpack:  $50
Community Food Center:  $100

People News

Birthdays from  7/6-7/12
7/6    Mike Budde
7/7    Whitley Dearing
7/7    Sue Montgomery
7/8    Allen Webner
7/9    Ardis Larvick
7/12  Luis Tarrango

Anniversaries from 
7/6   Timothy & Anita Tutt
7/7   Dustin & Kaitlin Maninfior

In Nursing Homes and Assisted Living:
Brookstone North:
   Norma Edwards

Brookstone South:
   Dorothy Shepard
   Virginia Beasley 
   Mary Sheppard
   Bob Lawrence

Mattoon Healthcare:

   Dorothy Gullion
   John Zachow
   Pauline Andrews
   Joan Beals

Oddfellow Rebekah:
   Fran Whitley
   Doris Grass
   Betty Eisner

Mason Point:
   Ruby and Gerald Lowry

Titus Manor-Sullivan
   Marilyn Doty

Copper Creek
   Betty Hoots
   Carroll Livesay
   Maxine Chapin
   Lowell Davis
   Ed Behm

Palm Terrace
    Ione Hill

Logan Street Apts.
    Butch Ratts

Attending College:
   Carley Leitch
   Riley Leitch
   Luke Collings
   Luke Young
   Kaylee Beals
   Derek Pierce
   Abbie Sherman
   Sophie Collings
   Morgan Hampton
   DeVante White
   Kelly Pierce
   Angelica Beltran
   Xandra Young
   Seth Duhamell
   Mariah Beltran

Please let us know if we have missed anyone!!