MURPHYSBORO EVENTS

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Click here for the MUMC Calendar of Events.

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2019 MUMC Caring for Kids Collection

Month of July

 
What started as a simple school supply drive has now grown into the annual “Caring for Kids” collection. This generosity would not be possible without the support of the members of this congregation. Thank you for making “Caring for Kids” possible.
 
Caring for Kids Collection List: Walmart gift cards and other monetary donations for the school social workers. Ramen noodles and microwave popcorn for the Gum Drop Kids organization. Athletic shorts, athletic pants and sweat pants for men, women, boys and girls. Project supplies including poster board, colored construction paper, markers.
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Saturday Morning Book Club

July 20 at 10:15 am (third Saturday of every month)

MUMC Church Library

 
The group will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
 
The MUMC Saturday Morning Book Club is held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm in the MUMC Church Library. Everyone is welcome!
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Youth Car Wash

Sunday, July 21 during worship services

MUMC Parking Lot

 
The youth will be having a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, July 21 during Sunday morning services. We will be washing cars by donation. All proceeds will go towards the Big 2020 Mission Trip!
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Praise Service Children’s Church Volunteer

 
Praise Service Children’s Church Volunteer: A volunteer is needed to help with Children’s Church during the 11:15 am Praise Service. Help is needed on the 3rd Sunday of the month for 3 months (July, August, and September). Please contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com with any questions.
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Discovery Ministries Retreat for Senior High Youth

During Week of July 21

Eminence, MO

 
All Senior High youth are invited to go on a retreat this summer at Discovery Ministries in Eminence, MO. Signups are available on the Youth Bulletin Board, or contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com. More information will become available once sign-ups are completed.
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Annual MUMC Summer Yard Sale for Missions

Friday, July 26 (3 – 6 pm) and Saturday, July 27 (8 am – noon)

MUMC Fellowship Hall and Downstairs Classrooms

 
This yard sale funds missions of the United Methodist Church. Donated items should be clean and in good working order. NO cell phones or large heavy TVs. Electronics should not contain any personal data. Due to lack of space, NO winter clothes, but please keep them for the fall yard sale in October.
Drop-off dates for donations: Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24. You may come during church office hours or call Lynn Pierson at 684-3601 for access.
 
Volunteers are needed. Sale working hours are as follows:
July 22, 23, & 24: 9 am – noon, 1-4 pm, and 6-8 pm
July 25: 9 am – noon and 1-4 pm
July 26: 9 am – 6 pm
July 27: 8 am – noon (clean up to follow)
 
Please contact Lynn Pierson at lynnpierson@ymail.com or 684-3601 for more information.
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Our Neighbor’s TableOurNeighborsTable

July 28 at 12:00 pm

MUMC Fellowship Hall

 
FREE community meal the last Sunday of each month. Dinner is served with dessert and beverage.
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Bus Trip to Red Bud, IL

Saturday, August 3

Bus leaves MUMC at 9:00 am

 
What is there to do in Red Bud, you ask? Join us on Saturday, August 3 for lunch, a museum tour, and a soap making class. We will leave the church at 9:00 am, enjoy lunch at the Opera House Bistro – a St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2018 Best of Southwest Illinois Restaurant, tour the Red Bud Area Museum, and learn soap making at Soaps and More. The cost of the trip will be lunch, $50.00 for the soap making class (you will take home 10-12 bars of soap), and a donation toward gas for the bus. This will be a great way to spend a hot summer day (inside) in August!
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United Methodist Men

Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 am (second Saturday of every month)

MUMC Fellowship Hall

 
All men are invited to attend! The United Methodist Men meet regularly the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 am to enjoy breakfast, devotions, and participate in church and community projects. Please contact Jay Graff at (618) 967-9848 for more information.
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Young at Heart

Tuesday, August 13 at 12:00 noon (second Tuesday of every month)

MUMC Fellowship Hall

 
Young at Heart is an active group of mature adults that meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon. Please contact Michelle Parker-Clark at mpclark@siu.edu for more information about this fun and busy group.
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Bible Journaling Your Faith

Wednesday, August 14 (second Wednesday of every month)

7:00 – 8:30 pm in MUMC Room 108

 
Bible Journaling Your Faith is a recurring class where you can learn the exciting and creative process of making art in your Bible as a way to connect deeper with scripture and with God. Newcomers are always welcome! The class is led by Patti Shields and Rosie Wece. Please contact Rosie Wece at rwece50@gmail.com for more information.
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Job Opening for Technology Coordinator

 
Technology Coordinator, 10 hours per week. Position to provide assistance and support in the areas of technology ministries at the MUMC & DeUMC sites. To include assisting with coordinating video editing and posting of Sunday services to You Tube, develop video resources for other church ministries as requested. Provide technology needs for Sunday morning services, assist with videotaping of services, prepare and preview Power Point Slides, operate computer during both Sunday services & other special services. Will also assist with operating sound board, and other technology as needed. Hours include Sunday morning and a few evening hours each week. For more information, please contact Lacey Brown at mumcministries@gmail.com.
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Prayer Request Jar

Located in the MUMC Prayer Chapel

 
We all need prayer — sometimes more than other times. Have you ever wanted to ask for prayer, but the hurt and the pain was too fresh, or too personal, to share publicly with others? For those times, we now have a Prayer Request Jar in the Prayer Chapel. No need to leave your name (just your need) and someone from the congregation will pray for you. And, while you are there, pick up a blessing card to take with you.
 
If you are willing to sign up as a prayer volunteer who will come to the Prayer Chapel one day a week (of your choice) to pray over the requests, please contact Michelle Parker-Clark at mpclark@siu.edu or (618) 922-3587.
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MUMC Caring List

 
Being part of a church is being part of a family. Many family members we see every week, others only on special occasions, and then there are those that are prevented from coming to church due to health issues or limited access to transportation. The new MUMC Caring List can help us reach out to those family members we don’t see as often. Whether through a visit, a phone call, or a birthday card, staying connected means so much. Pick up a copy of the list as you leave the sanctuary (beginning June 10), and make that important connection.
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Stephen Ministry Pew Cards

 
Stephen Ministers Care! Are you going through a difficult time, or do you know someone who is? To learn how to receive care from — or become — a Stephen Minister, pick up a new Stephen Ministry God’s Love in Action pew card. Give the gift of hope to someone today. Please contact Michelle Parker-Clark at mpclark@siu.edu for more information.
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ONGOING STUDIES & EVENTS:

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Precept Study on 1 Samuel

Tuesdays, June 25 – September 3 from 9:00 – 10:30 am

MUMC Room 202 and Facebook Live

 
From judges to kings, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium – this book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts. Book cost is $20. Books will be handed out on the first day of class or you can order your own and participate through Facebook Live. Please contact Angie Baughman at angie_baughman@hotmail.com for more information.
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The Wesley Walkers

Every Friday at 10:00 am

MUMC Church Library

 
Join the Wesley Walkers every Friday morning at 10:00 am in the Church Library. Participants will gather for a devotion, a 20-30 minute walk (indoors during inclement weather), and a time of prayer and reflection. Step counters and devotional books with be provided. Bring your walking shoes and a desire to improve your physical and spiritual well being.
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Youth Groups

 

Jr. High and Sr. High youth meet every Sunday in the MUMC Sr. High Room 100 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The children’s youth group (3rd – 5th grades) meets with the older groups approximately once per month for special outings and activities. Please contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com for more information.
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