MURPHYSBORO EVENTS

You are invited!

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Click here for the MUMC Calendar of Events.

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Sermon Series: Means of Grace for Me 

April 28 – May 26

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

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Our Neighbor’s TableOurNeighborsTable

May 26 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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CYF Youth Trip to Grant’s Farm

Friday, May 31

St. Louis, MO

 
All CYF youth are invited to take a trip to Grant’s Farm in celebration of the end of school on Friday, May 31! Signups will start on April 21 and end on May 5. The signup sheet is located on the Youth Bulletin board, or contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com.
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Bus Trip to Kimmswick Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 1

Kimmswick, MO

 
On Saturday, June 1, we will leave the church at 8:00 am and travel to Kimmswick, MO, for their annual Strawberry Festival. Every year during the 1st weekend in June, Kimmswick is overflowing with fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry iced tea and strawberry wine. And, craft and food vendors line the streets as live entertainers perform at several areas throughout town. We will enjoy shopping, lunch at the Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery featured on Food Network and home of the Levee High Apple Pie, more shopping, and then we will depart for home late afternoon. The cost for the trip will be lunch at the Blue Owl, individual purchases, and a contribution toward gas for the bus. Join us for a day filled with great food, great fun, and great shopping in this historic Mississippi River town! Sign up on the attendance pad during worship services.
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United Methodist Men

Saturday, June 8 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, June 11 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, June 12 (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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Saturday Morning Book Club

June 15 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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Mission Trip to Nebraska

June 17 – 22

Schuyler, Nebraska area

 
On March 15, areas in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas experienced massive catastrophic flooding that was determined to be at the 500-year flood level. Rick Pierson is organizing a team to go and rebuild fences on farms in coordination with the University of Nebraska Extension Office in Colfax County, Nebraska. The group will be leaving the morning of June 17 and returning on June 22. Please contact Rick at rickpierson1@yahoo.com to sign up or for more information.
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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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Ice Cream Social

Sunday, July 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

MUMC Fellowship Hall

 
Who doesn’t like ice cream? On Sunday, July 7, the Nurture and Care Team will be hosting an Ice Cream Social. Please join us from 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Hall as we welcome our new pastor and his family. Break out your recipe for Grandma’s famous homemade ice cream, pick up a gallon of your favorite flavor, or bring cookies, brownies, or other treats to share. And, be prepared for some fun games and entertainment. Hope to see you there!
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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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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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Volunteers Needed

 
Praise Service Children’s Church Volunteers: Children’s Church volunteers are currently needed for the 11:15 am Praise Service. Each volunteer will serve one Sunday a month. Sign-up is available on the attendance pad. Please contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com with any questions.
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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 Bible Study on Hosea

Tuesdays, April 23 – May 21 at 9:00 am

MUMC Room 202

 
Hosea was the last prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel before they were taken captive to Assyria. He cried out to a nation caught up in harlotry, a nation which chose to abandon God and go after pagan idols. In Hosea you can learn how God deals with those who turn away from Him and about a love that will not let you go. Book fee is $10. 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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