This coming Sunday we will celebrate Confirmation with six of our youth. Confirmation is a time of learning for youth, which culminates with the opportunity for them to offer a profession of faith and join with Monticello in membership. One of our youth will be baptized and all of them will make promises in faith. It will be a joyous day for our Monticello faith community. Please join us at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday to surround our Confirmation youth with lots of love and, then, stay for a covered dish lunch after worship.
We continue our focus on 24/7 Discipleship: Love in Action. Our identity in Christ is 24/7. The love of Christ in our lives is 24/7. Discipleship is 24/7. How might we give our time? How might we love in action? How might we give back to the community outside of Sunday mornings? How might we balance the summertime slow-down with love in action? For the months of June, July, and August when the pace of life slows down and the days get longer, I encourage you to take a next step in faith. Give your time outside of Sunday mornings or increase the time that you already give. We suggest 15 total hours for three months, but you may commit to more or less. We ask that you write down your commitment of hours for June, July, and August and return the bottom portion of your 24/7 Discipleship commitment card during May. (Bring your card on Sunday morning, drop by the church office throughout the week, or complete your commitment online here.)
We can help you find ways to give your time. We will record the hours and track the time that Monticello gives throughout the summer. We will encourage you along the way. We will celebrate our “love in action” community impact. Let’s not keep the love of Christ to ourselves. Let’s expand our reach. Let’s give. Let’s love. And we will continue with faithfulness and determination our shared mission--to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Youth Confirmation: We conclude with Confirmation this coming Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Duke Intern Welcome: We will welcome our Duke Divinity School intern, Anna Hughes, on Sunday, May 27th. Again, Anna will share housing at the Broad Street Mission House, and we are in need of a few furnishings just for the summer. (After the summer, they may be returned, if needed.) Furnishings and items needed: bedside table (1) and queen mattress (1) (no box spring needed). If you have either of these items and could donate them for summer use, please contact the church office. One of the ways that we can extend hospitality to Anna is by sharing meals with her. We will have a sign up sheet available once she arrives so that we can share a meal with her at home or at a favorite restaurant.
Bible Study– Small group Bible study meets Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m. Rev. H.L. Talbert is leading with a video re-telling of the Gospel of Matthew. Don’t miss this excellent series!
Generosity and Giving – Discipleship calls us to generosity and giving. And giving to God brings great joy! If you have additional questions about electronic giving, please contact the church office at 704-924-8322 or Finance Leader, B. Berg-Saether. It’s easy and safe and convenient!
Sunday School Breakfast: On Sunday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m., we will celebrate our Sunday School and our graduates with a breakfast. We invite all children, youth, and adult classes as well as the wider congregation to participate in this time of fellowship and celebration. Please join us and bring a covered dish. For more information, please see Leigh Allen.
Graduate Recognition: We will recognize our high school and college graduates on Sunday, June 3rd during 11:00 a.m. worship. Please contact the church office, if you have a graduate in your family.
SAVE THE DATES:
Monday, June 18th – Thursday, July 26th: Ubuntu Summer Reading Camp Friday, June 29th: Family Movie Night Sunday, July 29th – Thursday, August 2nd: Monticello Vacation Bible School Saturday, August 11th – Statesville-Troutman Back to School Bash
May the love of Christ be with you so that you may share that love with others.