Thank you to all who helped to spruce up lawns and landscaping for some of our older adult Monticello members last Saturday and to Carol Berg for coordinating. What a joy to serve and to be “signs of love” in our community.
We had a wonderful day recognizing mothers this past Sunday. We were able to distribute flowers to women who attended worship in person, and we celebrated infant baptism. Bodie Simmons (son of Lauren and Ryan Simmons and brother to Finn) was baptized. He was happy and content and was surrounded by much love and joy. I would encourage you to share in the baptism online, if you weren’t able to do so on Sunday. You may access worship HERE.
Also, we shared two presentations. First, Trevor Batchelor, Leadership Chair, share a special word of gratitude to Berg, Finance Chair, and Kallie Knight, Office Administrator, for their efforts in securing PPP monies twice during the pandemic. In uncertain times, these monies have been important for Monticello’s stability. Thank you, Berg and Kallie! Second, Terry Galliher, Staff-Parish Relations Chair, announced that I would be returning to Monticello for a sixth year. I am grateful to serve alongside you and look forward to how God will lead us in ministry.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: Join us in person or online on Facebook this coming Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
GRADUATION RECOGNITION: We look forward to recognizing graduates on Sunday, May 23 during 10:00 a.m. worship. If we haven’t received photos, please contact Kallie in the church office or email her directly.
SPIRITUAL GIVING: We invite you to give for Monticello UMC, as we seek to live and love for Jesus. Give Sunday when we gather in person or give by check or online. Mail a check to the church office at 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or give online HERE. Thank you!
SUMMER MINISTRY INTERN: We look forward to welcoming Emily Robbian, as a ministry intern. She will join us in late May and will serve for 10 weeks. We will let you know soon what needs we have with housing supplies.
ICM ITEM OF THE MONTH—BREAKFAST PACKETS: Bring boxed breakfast packets in May! Drop off donations of grits or oatmeal at the front double doors of the church facility or on Sunday.
MONTICELLO’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY: Whether you are newer to Monticello or have been with the church for many years, we invite you to share stories and information. We sent a form in the May mailing, which you can drop off or return by mail. We hope that you will offer some memories and stories.
MONTICELLO PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT: Our Monticello Preschool has opened enrollment for 2021-22 for two-, three-, and four-year-old children. Classes are filling up! Call Amy Gooden, Director, if you have questions or would like to register a preschooler. 704-924-8322
WEDNESDAY ZOOM BIBLE STUDY: Our Wednesday night small group will meet tonight -Wednesday, May 12- at 6:30 p.m. Call the church office for Zoom access information.
FAVORITE RECIPES REQUESTED: We are looking for your favorite recipes. Mail or email your recipes to Kallie in the church office. Please include your name and phone number.
UBUNTU SUMMER READING CAMP: As Monticello Preschool winds down, we will be gearing up for in-person summer reading camp. We were unable to offer the camp in person last summer, so we are looking forward to making it available for 24 students who need an extra boost in reading instruction. Donna Grant continues to offer exceptional leadership as Site Director. And this year Donna England will be more integrally involved with family and student connection. Reading camp will be four weeks from Monday, June 7 – Friday, July 2.
UPPER ROOM MAY/JUNE AVAILABLE: Pick up an Upper Room devotional book through the week during office hours or on Sunday. If you would like us to mail you one, please call Kallie the church office.
Join us in prayer in the following ways: **For Penny Dufour following the passing of Jim on Monday. We will share more information as we receive it. **For Bonnie Mayhew who will soon have a heart procedure to repair a valve **For Mary Jordan, who is relocating to Myrtle Beach next week **For Susan—from Rita Bunton DiCataldo **For Larry Sharpe, Bill Sharpe’s brother **For Jimmy Swicegood—from Cindy Stikeleather **For Heather Gatton, who is recovering from surgery—Mandy Lunsford’s daughter **For Rebecca Cloer, who has cancer—Leigh Allen’s cousin **For Chase Stroud—Isaac McCurdy—Grant Snook **For Vestie Surrett, Ed’s mother, who is in hospice care and now has pneumonia **For Pat Moore, who is now in a care facility and still on a vent **For Jim Stamper, Linda Boan’s brother, who has cancer and has been hospitalized **For Janet, Brenda Walker’s friend, who has cancer **For Ruby Beatty, who has ongoing health issues
You may email or call the church office with prayer needs, reach out to our prayer group—Cindy Surrett or Teresa Saunders—or submit prayers HERE.
As of May 11, just over 23% of Iredell County residents are fully vaccinated. Walgreens, CVS, Publix, and Ingles are offering vaccine appointments and all have availability. You may find additional information to register at the following links: www.walgreens.com – www.cvs.com – www.ingles-markets.com – www.publix.com.
Also, Broad Street United Methodist Church in downtown Statesville is offering vaccinations next Thursday, May 20 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. You may schedule an appointment at https://hipaa.jotform.com/211234823790150.