Thank you to all who served with the chicken BBQ dinner. Your time, effort, and dedication made a difference, as we welcomed the community and accomplished a sell-out event in support of the ministry and mission of our church. Also, thank you for serving and supporting the blood drive. We had a tremendous response from our church and from the community. We had 22 donations throughout the day. (And we had a wonderful crowd to help reset the space at the end! :-))
We will gather for Charge Conference this coming Sunday, November 17 to approve the budget, to receive Nominations, and to give thanks for our shared mission. All are welcome! Join us in our continued ministry, as we seek to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study: We will continue Wednesday evening Bible TONIGHT—Wednesday, November 13—from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Monticello Chapel, as we explore the stories of the early church and study the Book of Acts. All are welcome!
Children’s Music: Monticello children will lead with music during 11:00 a.m. worship this coming Sunday, November 17. They will practice beforehand at 10:00 a.m. during Sunday school.
GriefShare—Surviving the Holidays: Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is grieving? In grief from a loved one’s death, the holidays can be especially painful. The Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. Monticello UMC will host Surviving the Holidays on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. Register by November 22 at http://www.monticelloumc.org/griefshare---surviving-the-holidays.html or call the church office.
Community Thanksgiving Worship: Monticello UMC is invited for community Thanksgiving worship on Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Concord Presbyterian Church (3867 Taylorsville Hwy., Statesville).
Breakfast with Santa: Sisterhood will host Breakfast with Santa at our Monticello UMC facility on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. All children are welcome!! Register at http://www.monticelloumc.org/breakfast-with-santa.html no later than Thursday, November 5.
Quilting Ministry TICKETS AVAILABLE: Tickets are available for a drawing on Sunday, November 24 to receive a cathedral window quilt handcrafted by Monticello United Methodist Women. Tickets are $5. See UMW ladies on Sundays or call the church office through the week.
Youth Serving for Operation Christmas Child: Monticello youth ages 13 or older will travel to Charlotte to serve with Operation Christmas Child on Monday, November 25 from 6 – 10 p.m.
Membership Sunday: We will receive new members on Sunday, December 15 during 11:00 a.m. worship. Please let me know, if you have questions. email@example.com
West Iredell Middle School Tutoring: Support students in learning and leadership through tutoring. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.—no previous educational experience needed—simply a desire to help a youth become better students and people. Contact the church office to indicate willingness. Contact Courtney Kimball for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Relay for Life: Cindy Surrett is leading our Relay for Life team, Monticello Warriors—“I’m hoping you’ll join our team or make a donation. What’s great is, all the funds we raise for the American Cancer Society will help fund breakthrough cancer research, free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, access to a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support, and much more. Please consider helping ‘KNOCK OUT CANCER!’” Contact Cindy for more info. (email@example.com or 704-585-6772)
November Mission of the Month: We will provide Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes' for children around the world. Simply take a box, fill it with age-appropriate gifts, and return it with a $9 donation to cover shipping and handling. See the mission of the month table for more info. We will have a packing party on Sunday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. All children, youth, and adults are welcome!!
May the love of Christ be with you so that you may share that love with others.