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Sermon Series: A Walk Through Galatians

July 8 – August 12

MUMC Worship Services: 9:00 or 11:15 am

July 8 – Gospel Confusion (Galatians 1:6-12)
July 15 – How We Are Saved (Galatians 2:15-16)
July 22 – Faith and Works (Galatians 2:20-21)
July 29 – Children of God (Galatians 5:13-18)
August 5 – Life By the Spirit (Galatians 6:1-6)
August 12 – Caring and Sharing (Galatians 6:7-10)


Caring for Kids

Month of July

During the month of July, the church will be collecting items to benefit the children and youth of the Murphysboro schools. Each week will feature a different need; items can be brought to church each Sunday. We thank the school social workers for helping us determine the needs and how we can best serve the children and youth in our community.
Caring for Kids – weekly collections for the month of July:
July 1 – Backpacks* & general school supplies
July 8 – Money/Walmart gift cards
July 15 – hygiene products**
July 22 – Writing Journals/Drawing Pads/highlighters (multi-color)
July 29 – General Collection (bring any of the above items)
*For all ages, but especially for older children & youth
**Can be full size or travel size body wash, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, body spray

Annual MUMC Summer Yard Sale for Missions

July 20-21 (Friday 3-6 pm & Saturday 8 am – 12 pm)

Downstairs at MUMC

This annual yard sale benefits the missions of UMC and funds are distributed through the Service and Missions Committee.
Workers are needed for all of the listed times and during the sale times. All help is appreciated!
Work hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (July 16-18): 9 am – 12 noon, 1 – 4 pm, and 6 – 8 pm each day
Thursday, July 19: 9 am – 12 noon and 1 – 4 pm
Friday, July 20: 9 am to make sure everything is in place and ready for the sale.
It is suggested that all donated items are received NO LATER THAN Wednesday, July 18 at 8 pm to allow for marking and placement. Be sure to check your July Church Newsletter for more information. NO WINTER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED DUE TO LACK OF SPACE. The winter yard sale will be in the fall. Please bring any items you have for the sale starting Friday, July 13 during office hours and on Sunday, July 15 after church, as well as during the days prior to the sale. We ask that items be clean and in good working order. Please do not bring cell phones, computers or printers that could contain personal data, or large TV’s.
Please call Lynn Pierson at (618) 684-3601 if you need more information.

Silent Auction – Gardening Basket

Available July 15 – 29

MUMC Welcome Center

A silent auction basket to support youth ministry will be available in the Welcome Center from July 15 – 29. The theme of the basket is gardening. A big thanks goes out to all who supported our last silent auction basket, the Man’s Basket. Now ladies, this could be your opportunity to win the next basket. This gardening basket has all that you need to keep your garden beautiful. Thank you to Michelle Parker-Clark for sponsoring this basket!

Carbondale Super Splash Park CYF Youth Event

Saturday, July 21

Leaving MUMC at 1:00 pm and returning at 5:45 pm

The CYF (3rd – 5th graders) will be taking a trip to the Carbondale Super Splash Park on Saturday, July 21. Sign-ups will be on the youth bulletin board from June 24 to July 8. The bus will be leaving at 1:00 pm and will be back around 5:45 pm. Snacks and water will be provided. For more information, please contact Sage Lintner at

Mission Peoria

July 23-28

A group of youth and adults will travel to Dream Center Peoria to participate in this program that ministers to children and families living in poverty. Please keep this group in your prayers. For more information, please contact Sage Lintner at Youth must have previously signed up in order to attend.

Our Neighbor’s TableOurNeighborsTable

July 29 at 12:00 pm

MUMC Fellowship Hall

FREE community meal the last Sunday of each month. Dinner is served with dessert and beverage.

Fall 2018 Bus Trip to Moss Mountain Farm

Dates TBA

P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, AR (near Little Rock)

Everyone is invited! P. Allen Smith is the host of three national, award-winning television shows: Garden Home (which has enjoyed 15 seasons on PBS), Garden to Table, available on Create TV, and Garden Style, now in its 17th season of syndication. Fall Tours are offered at his Moss Mountain Farm on September 20, 21, 27, and 28, and October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. During the tour you will visit Allen’s vegetable garden, the rose garden, the terraced gardens, Poultryville and the animals, the Garden Home, and the eHow Cottage. Lunch prepared by the resident chef, featuring the famous buttermilk pecan pie, is included in the tour. Cost per person is $96.75. If we have enough interest we will schedule a bus trip for one of the dates noted. We would be leaving the day prior to the tour date and returning home the day after the tour. Please contact Michelle Parker-Clark at or (618) 922-3587 or Rosie Wece at or (618) 559-8167 for more information. Mark your interest on the attendance pad during worship services between June 24 and July 8.

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 for more information.

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.

Volunteers Needed

Drivers Needed for Transportation TeamIs driving a race car on your bucket list? We can help! Fine tune your driving skills by joining the Transportation Team today. You will be helping an important ministry develop and grow and, down the road, we just might see you on the NASCAR circuit. Please mark your interest on the attendance pad during worship services between June 24 and July 8 or contact Michelle Parker-Clark at
Section Greeters NeededAs of July 1, we are consolidating the greeter/hostess position, which means we are providing a new opportunity for service. We are asking for volunteers who are willing to be section greeters. That simply means that if you see a first time visitor, guest, or occasional attendee sitting near you, that you greet them, shake their hand, and make them feel welcome. In other words, just be the hands and feet of Christ. You both will be glad that you did. Please mark your interest on the attendance pad during worship services between July 1 – 15 or contact Michelle Parker-Clark at
Co-Teacher Needed for 4th/5th Grade Sunday School ClassThe 4th & 5th grade Sunday school class is looking for a co-teacher. It will be on a monthly rotation and will help cover that classroom when needed. Please express your interest on the attendance pad during worship services, or contact Diane Schingel at for more information.

Bible Journaling Your Faith

Wednesday, August 8 (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. The class is led by Patti Shields and Rosie Wece. Please contact Rosie Wece at for more information.

Men’s Main Event – LifeWay’s Conference for Men

August 10-11

Nashville, TN

All men are invited! This year’s Main Event conference will be held in Hendersonville (Nashville), TN on August 10-11. When it comes to being a disciple of Jesus in every domain of their lives, men often simply do not know what to do. The Main Event will call men to live a life of discipleship in fatherhood, marriage, work, and every domain of life. This is a nuts‐and‐bolts conference that equips men in every area of their lives to ACT LIKE MEN. To register for the event, please see Jay Graff or Rob Williams or sign up on the attendance pad during worship services by May 14.

United Methodist Men

Saturday, August 11 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.

Young at Heart

Tuesday, August 14 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 for more information about this fun and busy group.

Saturday Morning Book Club

August 18 at 10:15 am (third Saturday of every month)

MUMC Church Library

The book for August 18 will be Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith.
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!

Trail Day 2018

Sunday, September 9 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Lake Murphysboro Main Concession Area

Are you ready to hit the trail? Save the date! Food, fellowship, games, and music are coming your way!

Adult Mission Trip

September 22-29

East Bay Camp on Lake Bloomington

Is a mission trip the next step on your trail? East Bay Camp is a sister camp to Little Grassy. East Bay was founded in 1930 as a place set aside for children and adults alike to experience the wonder of God’s creation, the mission of which continues today. The cost of this trip will be $200 per person. The departure date is Sunday, September 23 and the return date will be Saturday, September 29. The work to be completed will involve demolition of old cabins to make room for new cabins to be built. You may sign up on the attendance pad during worship services. For more information, please contact Gene Schwebel at

“What’s In There For ME?” Women’s Workshop

Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SIU Student Center Ballroom A

Do you desire to find more life application in your bible reading? Using Psalm 40, Angie Baughman will encourage a deeper connection with scripture by sharing stories and guiding participants in how to personalize the verses. Lunch catered by Panera. $35 for registration. Music throughout the day from Jessica Krongos. Register at For more information, contact Angie at

United Methodist Men’s Trip

October 15 – 17

Branson, MO

All men are invited! The United Methodist Men will be traveling to Branson, MO. On the way, they will be stopping at Bass Pro in Springfield, MO to tour the Johnny Morris-Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, then they will go to the College of the Ozarks in Branson. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Rob Williams at or (618) 713-0843.

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 for more information.



Acts Tuesday Morning Study

Tuesdays, June 5 – July 31 from 9:00 – 10:30 am


The Tuesday morning Precept class will be trying something new this summer and you are invited to join. They will be studying Acts Part 2 (chapters 13-28 ) using the In & Out Precept method. This study will be similar to the traditional method, but will only have about one third of the homework. In & Out is a streamlined approach that covers the same material but with fewer hours of study time.
Acts Part 2 focuses on Paul and his witness to the Gentiles. Note: Acts Parts 1 & 2 are different studies, so it is not necessary for you to take Part 1 in order to take Part 2. If you’ve ever considered taking a Precept class, this would be a great one to try. You may sign up on the attendance pad during worship services. Please contact Angie Baughman at (618) 201-0139 or for more information.

Acts Evening Study

Tuesdays, May 15 – July 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm


This Tuesday evening class is an In & Out streamlined (less homework) approach to Precept studies. The class will be studying the power of the Holy Spirit and the beginnings of the early church in Acts Part 1. Both men and women will be a part of the class. Childcare is available. Book cost is $15. You may sign up on the attendance pad during worship services. Please contact Angie Baughman at (618) 201-0139 or for more information.

Men’s Study – The Tender Warrior by Dr. David Jeremiah

Mondays, May 7 – July 23 at 7:00 pm

MUMC Church Library

All men are invited! The Tender Warrior, a book written by Dr. David Jeremiah, will be discussed. Richard Tierney (684‐8847 or will facilitate this 12‐week study which focuses on the life of

A.M. Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 am

MUMC Basement Room 104S

This is a class suitable for all ages! Gentle stretching & balance work. Supportive, encouraging environment and beneficial social time. Yoga practice can be modified and multiple adaptive techniques are presented. Newcomers to yoga are welcome! For more information, contact Sandy Hostetler, 618-303-0250 or