As part of Monticello’s 75th, we will welcome Rev. Mike Slaughter this coming weekend for inspiration and learning.
Rev. Slaughter is Pastor Emeritus of Ginghamsburg Church near Dayton, OH and Chief Strategist with Passionate Churches. He is a faithful Jesus follower and has decades of experience as a pastoral leader, serving in vital and growing ministry. Previously, teams from Monticello UMC travelled to Ohio to worship with Ginghamsburg and learn from Rev. Slaughter. And now he is coming to Statesville!! He will be our guest preacher during worship this coming Sunday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m.
We hope that you will also join the session with Rev. Slaughter in person in our church facility this coming Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. As we dream and think about ministry going forward, Rev. Slaughter will speak and facilitate thoughtful discussion about creating and leading ministry. We believe this gathering is timely and will be meaningful for our church and others.
REMINDER:We will worship online and in person on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. If you come in person, please bring a mask/face-covering with you, or we will have them available. If you worship online, you may connect at https://www.facebook.com/MonticelloUMCStatesville.
SUNDAY MORNING SUNDAY SCHOOL: We invite you this coming Sunday, October 24, as groups for children, youth, and adults gather at 10:00 a.m. This time provides fellowship and learning for all ages. You will find the groups in the following spaces throughout the Monticello church facility. Adults: Chapel—Led by Kim Stikeleather / Room A2—Led by Owen Fair / Youth: Room C7 / Children: Room C3 / Nursery: Room C1
GIVING TO MONTICELLO UMC: We invite you to give as a part of your commitment to ministry with Monticello. As each of us give, we make a collective impact as Jesus followers. Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity. You may give at www.monticelloumc.org/online-giving or mail a check to 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
KRUGER BROTHERS CONCERT: We will welcome the Kruger Brothers to our Monticello UMC facility on Friday, November 5 for a concert at 7:00 p.m. Invite friends and family and others from the community. Entrance to the concert is free. Seats are limited and will be first come/ first served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Masks are required.
HOMECOMING SUNDAY: We will celebrate Monticello’s 75th Homecoming on Sunday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Invite family and friends!
PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER: Dinner is served! Come out to Village Inn Pizza (Taylorsville Highway) Thursday, October 28 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on to support Monticello Weekday Preschool. A portion of the proceeds will provide the preschool with extra resources for special equipment or supplies.
ICM OCTOBER ITEM OF THE MONTH--boxes of cereal: There’s still time!! Bring boxes of cereal Sundays or through the week. The bin is at the front double doors.
MISSION OF THE MONTH—OCTOBER—MY SISTER’S HOUSE: Fifth Street Ministries serves many vulnerable people in our community, including women in crisis. We will learn more about My Sister’s House in October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) and will shower this ministry for women with necessity items. TAKE A TAG FROM THE BARREL IN THE LOBBY. Then, once you purchase the specified items from the cards, return them to the barrel. You may also send a check or give online at www.paypal.com/paypalme/Monticello2002. Add a note on PayPal or personal check marked “My Sister’s House.”
HALLOWEENFEST: We will welcome our community and have festive fun on Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Come and distribute candy or goodies—dress in costume and/or decorate your cars, but it is not required. We need 15-20 individuals, couples, or families to distribute candy. Contact Kallie Knight.
CANDY DONATIONS: We invite you to bring bags of individually wrapped candy in preparation for Halloweenfest. Drop them off at the church office or on Sundays.
SAVE THE DATE—YOUTH MISSION SERVICE: More information to come for Sunday, November 14.
THANK YOU TO GIRL SCOUTS: We extend a special thank you to the Sunday afternoon Girl Scouts who re-planted the flowerpots at the entrances of the church facility.
Join us in prayer in the following ways: **For Carolyn Compton—Helen Comb’s sister **For Jolene who has been in the hospital—Thelma Keever’s daughter **For Richard Wilhelm—from Cindy Stikeleather **For Tim Shoemaker who is having health issues—Linda and Don Boan’s son-in-law **For Michael Berg who has recently been deployed by the Navy to the Middle East **For Filly and Robert Parker—Donna Pennell’s neighbor **For Betty and Max Davidson—for Jeff Isenhour—from Bill Sharpe **For Tony Hoover with a diagnosis of cancer—friend of Taylor Pigg and Drew Egerton **For Rebecca who is receiving cancer treatments—Leigh Allen’s cousin **For Randi, who is having struggling with her health—Kathy Fulp’s niece **For Travis in Oklahoma after an accident—friend of Bill Sharpe **For Matthew and Courtney Jewell, who continue to heal from kidney transplant surgery **For Vestie Surrett, Ed’s mother, who is in hospice care **For Kim Elliott who has cancer—friend of Alison Fortner **For Brenda Sox—Ruby Beatty—Novella Brown—Penny Dufour—Bonnie Mayhew—health issues **For Foye Cockerham who has cancer—Kathy Stikeleather and Rhonda Beaver’s mom **For Peggy Fournier who is in hospice care—cousin to Nancy Harris **For Melissa Parson’s dad who has cancer **For Isaac McCurdy who has cancer and is continuing with chemo treatments
Please email or call the church office with praises and prayer needs, reach out to our prayer group through Cindy Surrett or Teresa Saunders, or submit online at www.monticelloumc.org/share-a-prayer-now.