MURPHYSBORO EVENTS

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Click here for the MUMC Calendar of Events.

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Sermon Series: The Scenes of Passion 

March 6 – April 14

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

 
 

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My Own Bookcase Project

 
The Service and Missions team is excited to announce the fifth year of the My Own Bookcase project. This project, cosponsored by MUMC and the Murphysboro Kiwanis, will provide 40 children in the Murphysboro Head Start program with their very own handmade bookcase and a starter set of books. Each bookcase is handmade by volunteers in our community. The goal of this project is to encourage parents to read to their children and to improve literacy in the children in our community. If you would like to help support this ministry, please pick up one of the flyers located at the back of the sanctuary. Your generous support will make a positive and everlasting difference in the life of a child.
 
There will be two work days at Bob and Trina Eaton’s house (2331 Clay St, Murphysboro): Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm. Whether you are an expert or beginner, we have a job for you and would love to have your help! Please sign up on the attendance pad during worship services.
 
The bookcases will be presented to the children at a special presentation ceremony on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm at Murphysboro Elks Banquet Room. Please contact Trina Eaton at trina.eaton1@gmail.com for more information.
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Church Cookbook

Collecting Recipes through April 21 (Easter)

 
MUMC Youth are collecting recipes for a church cookbook! Submit any of your favorite recipes (appetizers, side dishes, desserts, soups, etc.) from February 3 – April 21 (Easter). Along with your recipe, please include your name and a small blurb if you have a story or special memory about the recipe. Recipe sheets can be found on the Youth Bulletin Board. All recipes can be submitted through email to Sage (mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com) or placed in the Youth Mailbox.
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Light Kids Conference

Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aldersgate UMC in Marion

 
The Annual Light Kids Conference will be held on March 23 at Aldersgate UMC in Marion, IL. Doors will open at 8:30 am and it will end at 2:00 pm. Information about registration, cost, and forms will be located on the Youth Bulletin Board. The Light Kid’s Conference hosts children 1st – 5th grade. While this is not a scheduled MUMC Youth Group activity, it would be a great family event. Check out their website: http://harvestministryteams.com/events/category/conferences/the-light-kids-conference/ for more information.
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CYF Trip to Pirate Pete’s

Saturday, March 23 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Pirate Pete’s in Marion

 
CYF will be going on a trip to Pirate Pete’s on Saturday, March 23. The church bus will leave at 4:00 pm and be back around 7:00 pm. The kids will get pizza, one game of laser tag, and tokens to play games. Sign-ups are on the Youth Bulletin Board. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 20. Please contact Sage Lintner at mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com for more information.
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Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance Christian Scholarship

Deadline is March 29

 
Applications for the Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance Christian Scholarship are currently being accepted. The recipient must be a graduating senior, and resident of Murphysboro, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Proof of registration to a college, university, or trade school is required, along with two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the pastor of the applicant’s church and the other letter must be from a teacher, administrator, or coach of the applicant’s high school. The application and all required documentation must be mailed to the Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance no later than March 29, 2019. Applications are available on the youth bulletin board outside the sanctuary, or at the church annex during regular office hours.
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Our Neighbor’s TableOurNeighborsTable

March 31 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 Festival of Quilts

Saturday, April 6 – Bus leaves MUMC at 6:00 am

Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL

 
Since 1985, quilters from across Illinois have made quilts for the children at Cunningham Children’s Home. Thanks to them, thousands of young people have been wrapped in warmth, safety, and love.
 
Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019, as we travel to Urbana, IL for the 15th Annual Festival of Quilts. Last year the quilt show attracted more than 1,400 visitors and generated over $71,000 to support the children at Cunningham. The Festival of Quilts features something for everyone, including a quilt auction, gift shop, bake sale, quilt boutique, walking tours, and featured speakers.
 
We will leave the church at 6:00 am and will return late afternoon/early evening. The cost for the trip will be $5 for admission to the show, lunch onsite at the Patchwork Cafe, and a donation toward gas for the bus.
If you are already an avid quilter and would like to make a quilt for a child at Cunningham, please size it to fit a twin-sized bed — approximately 66″ x 96″. When planning your design, keep in mind that most of the residential youth are between the ages of 11 and 17 and 66% are boys.
 
If you don’t know how to quilt, but have always wanted to learn, don’t miss this trip as we will use our time on the bus to discuss the start up of a new quilting class. This will be a great opportunity to learn a new skill and make a difference in the lives of troubled youth by gifting them with the warmth and security of their very own quilt.
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The Music Man – Youth Group Event

Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm

Murphysboro High School

 
The youth will be going to see The Music Man on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm. Signups will be from Sunday, March 10 to Sunday, March 24 on the Youth Bulletin Board, or you can contact Sage Lintner via email (mumcchildrenyouth@gmail.com) or text (618-889-7320) to sign up.
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Young at Heart

Tuesday, April 9 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, April 10 (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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United Methodist Men

Saturday, April 13 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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Saturday Morning Book Club

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

MUMC Church Library

 
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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11th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 am

MUMC Fellowship Hall

 
All women age 13 and over are invited to attend the 11th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast to be held on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Come as we explore the theme “She is Clothed with Laughter, Strength and Dignity.” Featured speaker will be Janeen Plumer with special music by Alex Donelson and Kim McDannel. Child care will be provided. Tickets will be on sale between church services in the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday, April 14. Reservations will be accepted for a table of eight. For more information, please contact Rosie Wece at (618) 559-8167 or rwece50@gmail.com.
 
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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 James

Tuesdays, January 8 – March 26 at 9:00 am (skipping March 12)

MUMC Room 202

 
What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world. Book fee is $25. 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

 
Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions! 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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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 shostet@siu.edu.
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