Monticello Methodist Church gathered for worship for the first time 72 years ago. This group of Jesus followers established a strong and lasting Methodist presence in the Monticello community. Through the years, the church has grown and changed—moved and built and relocated and moved and built. Yet, Monticello remains constant and faithful in sharing the love of Jesus.
We remember and honor the past because, with that steady, unfaltering witness and with heartfelt openness, God does new things with and through Monticello. The past is a snapshot of Monticello’s story—a story that continues to unfold in West Statesville and in the Monticello community. And at the heart is the love of Jesus. What might be on the horizon for Monticello? With the snapshot of the past in focus, we can more confidently trust in God’s direction and provision for the future, and we can hope that others might know Jesus through us.
So, we will celebrate Homecoming this coming Sunday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m., bridging the past and the future with the love of Jesus. May we hopefully and prayerfully expect that God will, yet again, do a new thing in and through Monticello. Come and join the celebration! We will have on display special items and photographs that tell Monticello’s 72-year story. We will welcome Rev. Jeff Coppley back among us. We will worship and sing and pray and fellowship and eat lunch together. (Bring a dish to share!) Invite friends, neighbors, and relatives. Help spread the word! It will be a joy to be together for this special day, as we continue to live and love for Jesus and to live out our mission--to make and nurture disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Join in Monticello’s ministry in others ways:
“I Can Only Imagine” Movie Viewing and Discussion: The chapel Sunday school group and the youth will finish viewing “I Can Only Imagine” this Sunday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the youth room at the back hallway.
October Mission of the Month: We will offer outreach and support for Hurricane Florence response through the Western NC Conference and UMCOR. You may give directly to Monticello UMC designated “Hurricane Florence.” Also, encourage you to pray for our neighbors near and far, especially people in Indonesia following the earthquake and tsunami, as officials estimate thus far that more than 1200 people have lost their lives.
Pumpkin Pinkin’: Monticello UMC (all ages!!) is invited for fun and fellowship on Sunday, October 14 directly after worship to celebrate the arrival of fall at the home of Maureen and James Price (113 Blue Jay Way, Statesville). Bring a side dish to share. A meat entrée will be provided. Please sign up on Sunday.
Chicken BBQ: We will host the Chicken BBQ on Friday, October 26 beginning at 11:00 a.m. We have tickets available to sell and plenty of opportunity for service on that Friday. PLEASE SEE KIM STIKELEATHER TO COMMIT TO SERVING. PLEASE PICK UP BOOKS OF TICKETS TO SALE THIS COMING SUNDAY.
Halloweenfest: We look forward to welcoming the community on Wednesday, October 31. We need greeters, counters, helpers, and especially people who will decorate tables and distribute candy. There are many different ways to serve, as we anticipate upwards to 1000 people into our facility. How exciting! Contact Sandy Galliher or Rene Crowder to acknowledge your willingness to serve. If you would like to donate candy, you may bring the bags of candy to the church office. Thank you!!
Blood Drive: Save the date for the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, November 12 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Monticello UMC. You may make an online appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/.
May the love of Christ be with you so that you may share that love with others.