As we continue in the holy season of Lent (“spring”), we can continue to ask these questions. How are we making more space for God and less space for me? And how do we focus on Jesus with intentionality and priority? I invite you to share the journey towards the cross, to be open to new experiences with God, and to include worship in your holy Lent, as we gather this coming Sunday at 11:00 a.m. open to new experiences with God.
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:
Weekly Prayer and Communion: As we gather TODAY Wednesday, March 13 at 12 noon and throughout the season of Lent, we will offer a brief, midweek time of prayer and Holy Communion. Join us in the Monticello Chapel each Wednesday for this time of centering and worship. All are welcome!
Youth Gathering: Monticello youth (6th – 12th grade) will meet after worship this coming Sunday, March 24. Lunch will be provided. All youth are invited!
Back to School Bash Planning: Do you have a heart for serving students in our community? Would you enjoy seeing folks from other United Methodist churches? Please consider joining our missional network of Statesville for a Bash planning session this coming Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Troutman First United Methodist Church. We are looking for two or three people from Monticello to attend. Contact me to indicate your willingness.
Children’s Music: Thank you to our Monticello children for leading us during worship last Sunday! Parents, mark your calendars for Palm Sunday, April 14 when the children will lead our Palm Sunday processional and Easter Sunday, April 21 when the children will lead us with music during worship.
Building a Beautiful Neighborhood: If you are a part of a small group or lead a small group, consider taking your monthly March meeting or one of your weekly meetings into the neighborhood and meet at a nearby restaurant. “Thank you for your service” neighborhood cards are available in the church office for you to share.
March Mission of the Month: The March mission of the month is Hospice of Iredell County. Take a look at the mission of the month table in the lobby and consider donating snacks for Gordon Hospice House or sharing a monetary donation. Click here and learn more about Hospice.
Church Directory: We have an updated contact information directory available for Monticello UMC and have emailed them to members and constituents. We have been diligently updating contact information; however, if you receive the directory and notice a needed update, please notify Mechelle in the church office at 704-924-8322 or at email@example.com. Thank you!
General Conference Update: Bishop Paul Leeland, our bishop in the Western NC Conference (WNCC), will present an update, regarding the 2019 special session of General Conference and what it means for the WNCC, on Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s UMC in Hickory. Let me know if you want to attend.
May the love of Christ be with you so that you may share that love with others.