out Sarah's weekly
A long time ago in a
land far, far away . . .
A King and three young men had a slight
difference of opinion over the importance of a
little gold statue, a National Law, and the
test that would push their values and beliefs
right to the wall!! Will they survive or
go out in a blaze of glory?
Join our host, Kitty Zurich, King Neb and
the folks from Babylon as they take on
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from
Jerusalem in this life or death match of
Men's Ministry News
The Men’s Ministry will pressure wash a house at Hacienda Village on Saturday, August 29. We will leave the Church at 9 a.m. Please join us if you can help.
We are going to team up with the youth in a program called "Rethink Homelessness." More info on this will be coming.
There will now be a Men's Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights. It will begin on September 8 and go for six weeks. Please see Tom Love for more information.
Spaghetti Dinner after Survivor Babylon
Message from Denise Edwards:
We are so excited for our children who are presenting their musical - Survivor Babylon - to you on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. The children have been working so very hard on this project. We wanted to be able to celebrate them and all their hard work after the show, and also raise money for the Children's Ministry. As many of you know I love to cook and know how to cook for an army, so I came up with an idea to have a spaghetti supper after the play on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Also, as many of you remember, I am a runner, and about a year and a half ago I did a charity run for the Noah's Light Foundation. For that race TUMC hosted a chili cook off and Molly from Noah's Light came out to talk to us about the foundation and all the good work they are doing towards a cure for pediatric brain cancer. I am running for Noah's Light again and Pastor Sarah has graciously said that I could host the spaghetti supper after the play on Aug. 30. Proceeds from the dinner will be split 50/50 between the Children's Ministry and Noah's Light. Please save the date on your calendar, come with your appetites, and enjoy some yummy pasta and fellowship with our amazing children after their awesome performance at Sunday's service!
Introducing WillaKids: TUMC’s Children’s Ministry
Beginning in September TUMC’s Children’s Ministry will be known by a new name: WillaKids! And we hope all children Pre-K4 through 5th grade “willa” be apart of all the activities being planned to help them grow in relationship with Jesus, one another, and TUMC.
WillaKids will meet on September 2 for a movie night and on September 9 for a photo scavenger hunt. We will meet in Room 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for both of these evenings.
WillaKids will kick off WillaWednesdays on September 16! We will gather in Room 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for fellowship, Bible stories, games, crafts, playground time, and music. Parents, please plan on staying until 6:20 to complete an information/contact sheet and medical release form for each child. We will have a notary present this evening.
Upcoming Wednesday Night Bible Study Opportunities
Remember Who you Are
with Linda O'Reilly & Nita Seng
Starts September 16, 2015, Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
This 32 week study explores the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will read major and minor Old Testament prophets and Paul’s letters, as well as other Old Testament assignments.
(Open to anyone who has completed Disciple 1. You are not required to have completed Disciple 2 in order to participate in Disciple 3. If you completed the Invitation to Disciple series and have interest in participating in this class, please speak with Linda).
THREE SIMPLE RULES
With Rev. Kate Ling and Carol & Bob Ousnamer
“There are three simple rules that have the power to change the world.” With these provocative words, Rueben P. Job invites us to join in a study of his powerful little book entitled: “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living.” Join us for a six week study of this Wesleyan challenge to our lives and the discipline that drives them. It promises to be lively and has all the potential for life-changing challenges. Join us. Room 16/18 at 6:30p.m. beginning on Wednesday, September 16.
FIVE MARKS OF A METHODIST
With Rev Sarah B. Miller
Beginning Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 14 Pastor Sarah will lead a discussion-based Bible study on Steve Harper’s “Five Marks of a Methodist.” This study is an extended meditation on how our Wesleyan theology crafts our character in how we love God, rejoice in God, give thanks, pray constantly, and love others. Class participants may choose to purchase this book (it is available in book and ebook formats through Amazon and other book retailers) for the study, but it is not required. Pastor Sarah will also provide weekly Scripture readings for study before class.
Gravity Youth Group
Gravity Youth is excited about the upcoming school year with our amazing students and programs. We will continue to meet on Wednesday Nights from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. up to Sept 16th. On Sunday Sept 20th, at 4:30 p.m. we will kick off our NEW Sunday Night program. You do NOT want to miss this night of great food, fun, and fellowship. Youth group will officially move to Sundays 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. beginning Sept 20th. Dinner will be organized by parents and students each week. Sunday nights will include small groups, games, bible studies, worship, trips, and more. Invite a friend or two and let them see what is going on at Gravity Youth. We are seeking additional volunteers for Sunday Nights. If you can volunteer, please contact Shrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Work Day
Mark your calendars for the next church work day on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served! Help prepare the campus for the Pumpkin Patch fund raiser and perform other needed tasks.