We will welcome Danielle this Sunday, as she arrives in Statesville to share ministry with Monticello for 10 weeks this summer. She has recently completed her first year at Duke Divinity School and will serve alongside us for her field education. We hope that you will join us this coming Sunday, May 26 to meet Danielle for a drop-in reception between 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. If you usually come for worship at 11:00 a.m., consider coming early so that you can meet Danielle.
We have several people bringing mini muffins and breakfast bread; however, we need another person or two willing to provide additional muffins or bread. Also, consider hosting Danielle for a meal at your house or out at your favorite local restaurant this summer. We will have a sign-up sheet available. If you are interested in bringing breakfast food or hosting her for lunch after worship this coming Sunday, please call the church office. (704-924-8322)
Just a few reminders as we share our mission--to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world—and as we love and care for one another and others:
Graduate Recognition Sunday: We will recognize high school and college graduates on Sunday, June 2 during 11:00 a.m. worship.
Children and Youth Sunday Ministry: The final Sunday for children and youth Sunday school and children’s church before summer break is Sunday, June 2. Planning ahead, we will have a covered dish back to school breakfast for all children, youth, and adults on Sunday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. We will resume children and youth Sunday school and children’s church on Sunday August 11.
Youth Missions: Our youth will live out their faith in unique ways in July through short term missions in Illinois and North Carolina. If you would like to “invest” in our Monticello youth, they will provide the opportunity this coming Sunday for individuals to buy a “share of stock” in their summer service. We can look forward to hearing from these young disciples in late summer about the “return on investment.”
Ubuntu Reading Camp: Through generous funding by The Duke Endowment, Monticello UMC will offer a summer reading camp for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders beginning Monday, June 17. We are excited to share this outreach for the seventh year!! We are looking for willing servants to volunteer in the kitchen for breakfast or lunch, on Mondays for family night gatherings, in the afternoons as mystery readers, or in others ways that you might share your gifts or interests. Sign-up on the bulletin board in the lobby.
Vacation Bible School: We will welcome the community for VBS July 21 – 24. Online registration will be available by Sunday, May 19 for kids 3 years – middle school. Join the team of servants, who will lead this ministry so that the kids experience the joy of faith and the good news of Jesus. Sign-up on the bulletin board in the lobby.
Office Administrator Position: SPRC ministry team has posted the office administrator position. The position information is available here. However, if you know someone who might be a good fit for this position, please contact Terry Galliher, SPRC Chairperson.
Giving Thank You: The Monticello congregation generously invested in future ministry through capital funds. Thank you! Finance Ministry has commemorated the collective giving on a remembrance plaque in the Monticello Chapel.
Blood Drive: Monticello will host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, June 10 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register here.
April Mission of the Month: May mission of the month is Back to School Bash. Check out the mission of the month table in the lobby. Take a shoe tag for an Iredell County student and purchase a new pair of athletic shoes or sneakers. Help us exceed our goal of 80 shoes. Thank you!
May the love of Christ be with you so that you may share that love with others.