8/27/21 Updates

TRIBE – Ways to Support

Our fall season for TRIBE is up and running! There are several ways you can get involved and help support our youth: 1) Pray- Commit to praying daily for us; 2) Volunteer- Become a mentor/small group leader; 3) Snacks- Help keep us stocked with cookies, chips, pop, etc. If you can help in any of these ways, please reach out to Pastor Phil.
Introducing TRIBE56 – We’re so excited to launch Tribe56, a new group for all 5th & 6th graders! After our planning meeting with parents earlier this month, we’ve been eager to create something new for our younger youth. Throughout the coming months we’ll have special events and outings, including some lesson/game nights led by our senior high students for the 5th and 6th graders. More details coming soon! Our first Tribe56 event is happening this Sunday, 8/29. We’ll canoe and kayak at Middlefork Reservoir, with ice cream to follow! We’ll meet at 5pm at Central. Contact Pastor Joseph for more info. Lots of exciting things still to come!
Fall Lay Servant Academy
Central is hosting our Fall Lay Servant Academy for the East District of the Indiana Annual Conference on September 18 and 25.  The courses are for those who are more interested in the training, opportunities, and disciplines of deepening one’s faith journey through the United Methodist Lay Servant Ministries.  Scholarships are available.  For registration and more information go to https://inumc.swoogo.com/ealsa91821


UMW Meeting

UMW will meet on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall with masks and social distancing. Our speaker will be a representative from the new Reid PACE Center.  Everyone is welcome!


Kinship Appreciation Month

The Middle School Sunday School class will be collecting Household items (detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, wipes – check the bulletin board for the full list) on Sundays, September 5 & 19.  These items are for Families who take in related children for the Foster Care system – but, they receive no stipend for doing so.  This is during Kinship Appreciation Month.


Choir Returns!

After a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the return of regular choir rehearsals this fall. Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir will resume on Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30pm. Chancel Choir will resume on the same date, 9/8, at 6:30pm. Joysingers Children’s Choir will resume on Thursday, 9/16 at 4:00pm. Joysinger parents: please watch for email communication from Debbie Jenkins or Madeleine Demetriades.


Family Camp

The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall.  You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12.  In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made.  Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.


Sunday Conversation Space

Do you have questions? About your faith, life, the Bible, the history of our church, why the world the way it is? Good, we do too. We will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00am over coffee and snacks in the Youth Room on the 2nd floor to discuss these questions, reflect on life, and grow in Christ in light of the Bible and our good God.  For anyone grade 7 – 119 years old.


International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act. Join us for this amazing night on Tuesday August 31st from 6-8pm at Frist United Methodist Church.


Mae Monroe’s Celebration of Life

The family of Mae Monroe will be holding a celebration of life on what would have been her 81st birthday – September 18th, 2021. It will begin at 12:30 with a brief Celebration of Life service, followed by food, fellowship and activities, until 4:00. The celebration will be held at the Williamsburg Community Center, 8441 N Centerville Rd, Williamsburg, 47393. Please RSVP to Susie Lewis, by text or phone, at 765.238.0300 or by email to Frank, at famonroe@gmail.com.

Dress is summer “casual.” Masks are welcome and recommended. If a mask mandate is in place either at the county or higher level at the time of the Celebration of Life, we will follow this mandate. Memories of Mae (text, video, pictures, and/or audio) are welcomed. Please send these to Susie or Frank by Monday, September 13. These will be added to the powerpoint presentation.

Five Marks of a Methodist – a 6 week study

The first class is a time for fellowship: September 12th at 8:45am. Study starts on September 19th at 8:45am. Sunday is your last day to sign up! Sign up in the main hall after services.


New Class Meetings

How is it with your soul? Do you want to go deeper with God? Grow in your faith? Our new class meetings are just for you! In early Methodism, class meetings were the building blocks of the church. These small group gatherings were intentional, safe spaces where fellow believers could “watch over one another in love” and spur one another to deeper faith. We have several new groups starting this fall and meeting at various times. We’ll be using Kevin Watson’s The Class Meeting as a key resource. You’re invited to sign-up in the lobby, or you can reach out to Pastor Joseph or Pastor Phil.

What is an Usher?

An usher is one who serves the Lord by being that person to greet those who have come to worship. An usher is one who helps a person find a seat or find the restroom. An usher is one who helps those with walkers and canes to their seats. An usher is always serving the Lord by representing the Lord through kindness and a smile. To know more about being an usher there will be a quick meeting after the service on August 29th to answer any and all questions that one may have about being an usher. If you have any other questions, please contact Electa Berk at 765-962-4496

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