During 11:00 a.m. worship this coming Sunday, we will welcome Rev. David Beam. He is a dear friend with whom I served in Cashiers, NC. David currently serves with First United Methodist Church in Franklin, NC, and previously, he served with Broad Street United Methodist Church. So, he is no stranger to Statesville. He and his wife, Angie, will both join us, and just to give you a sneak peak, David will have his guitar. I encourage you to be there for worship, as David and I lead together again.
Also, we will introduce our Monticello UMC Leadership Team and will have a time of prayer for their shared ministry. As we seek direction in 2020, they will help us carry forward our mission--to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world—but it will take all of us to envision ways of being the hands and feet of Christ. I hope that you will continue to seek direction in your own life so that your gifts will bolster our collective ministry. Cindy Stikeleather set an example for us Sunday of how our individual gifts can make a difference for us all. She led our children, as they sang “Jesus Loves Me” during worship. What a sweet and beautiful offering! Let’s come together with our gifts, and consider how we can be a part of Monticello’s ministry:
Wednesday Evening Bible Study: How are you discovering discipline in faith and learning? Maybe Bible study would be just the right addition for your New Year’s resolutions. Wednesday evening Bible study is TONIGHT—Wednesday, January 21—at 6:30 p.m. in the Monticello chapel. Join us!!
Leadership Team Meeting: Monticello Leadership will meet briefly this coming Sunday, January 26 directly after 11:00 a.m. worship in the conference room.
Youth Group Meeting: Monticello Youth will meet this coming Sunday, January 26 directly after 11:00 a.m. worship.
SOUPerbowl Lunch: The Monticello youth will host a soup lunch on Sunday, February 2 directly after worship. They will accept donations for youth ministry. Also, if you would like to donate a pot or crockpot of soup, please contact Tina Yandle. (email@example.com)
Relay for Life: Cindy Surrett is leading our Relay for Life team, Monticello Warriors. She is gearing up for a great Relay season. Join the team. Please consider helping ‘KNOCK OUT CANCER!’” If you are a cancer survivor and/or would like to get involved, please contact Cindy. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-585-6772)
Women’s Conference: There is a one-day women’s conference, Life on a Mission, scheduled for this Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church. Contact Leigh Allen for more information. (email@example.com)
If you haven’t had an opportunity to look at some of the information available about how The United Methodist Church is preparing for General Conference in May, you may read more at the following links.