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May 19, 2017

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Latest News

Garage Sale Straight Ahead!
Fri., June 2, 7a-3p
Sat., June 3, 7a-noon
Find bargains galore at a sale so large you can fit 25 garages! Find women’s, children’s and men’s clothing, jewelry, collectibles, antiques, furniture, sporting goods, housewares and tons more. We are currently accepting donations for the sale – we will even pick-up large items! We also need volunteers for set-up, on sale days and for clean-up. Visit the website, or contact Linda at 314-322-5735, or Lana at 636-346-7843 for details. Proceeds support missions.
 
Summer Midweek Worship
Weds., June 14-July 26, 7p, Chapel
If you’re gone on weekends in the summer, you can still worship regularly, stay in touch with your friends, and make new ones. These services are casual, and feature song, special music, and congregational prayer. The highlight: “Sharing Our Story” moments when a member and a staffer each share an experience that shaped their life and faith.
 
EVENTS
 
Pipe Organ Duo
Sun., May 21, 7p, Sanctuary
Husband and wife organ duo Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe have played venues in the U.S. and abroad. Recently, they performed to sell-out crowds in Europe and Japan. They will feature solo works, organ/piano duets and organ duets by Jongen, Rachmaninoff, Liszt and others. This is a free concert!

Holiday Brass Concert Tickets On Sale
Sun., May 21, 8:45a, FH
The annual Holiday Brass Concerts will be held here on Mon., 12/4 at 10:15a & 2:15p, and on Tues., 12/5 at 2:15 & 8p. A limited number of tickets are available: $24 ea.
 
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Sun, May 21, 9-11a, FH
No appointment necessary!
 
LGBTQ Family Support Group
Tues., May 23, 7p
This newly formed support group for parents, grandparents and guardians of LGBTQ persons provides an opportunity to learn from and support each other. Members of all St. Louis Area UMC churches and faiths are invited. Contact Dave: 314 614-5473.
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sat., May 27, 8:30a- 2p, Old Fellowship Hall.
Schedule an appointment online and enter sponsor code: ChurchesUnited. Read the questions and print out a Rapid Pass to bring with you. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS, or sign up in the Narthex between services on May 21. You must be 17 or older and have a photo ID.
 
Panel Discussion on Social Justice & Activism
Wed., June 7, 7p, Chapel
The Young Adults will be hosting a very different kind of mentoring event. Meet local activists who are also people of faith! The panelists work in the areas of racial reconciliation, immigration, education, and LGBTQ rights. If you want to learn how to get more plugged into, or be inspired by, these movements come join us!
 
United Methodist Cardinals Day
Sat., June 24, 6:15p, Busch Stadium
The Cards take on the Pirates. Tickets are $22. For reservations, contact Rog Wooden or stop by the table in the Narthex on Sunday.
 
Manchester UMC Night at the MUNY
Tues., June 27, 8:15p, Forest Park
Here's a great chance to take your kids or grandkids to see ‘The Little Mermaid’ performed live! Ticket deadline is May 30. Check the website for details.
 
MISSIONS
 
Mo-Hab Riders Send-Off Party
Tues., May 30, 6:30-7:30p
This year marks the 20th year MO-Hab Riders have peddled their bikes across MO to support Habitat for Humanity. To celebrate, come to the MO-Hab ‘Send-Off Party.’ Great food and fun await you! Learn more.
 
Pledge Now to MO-Hab Riders!
The MO-Hab ride has a June 1 take-off!  Donate to our cause. Our goal is $25,000 for MUMC’s portion of the construction costs for building a Habitat for Humanity house. Learn more about the ride and about how to participate in the construction of the house at the kiosk in the Narthex.
 
CLASSES

Visit the Adult Faith Formation page on the website for complete class descriptions.

  • Beginning Vinyasa Yoga: Thursdays, 11:30a-12:30p, Rm 141 Register
  • EXERSTART: Mons. and Weds., Begins June 5 – Nov. 1, 9-9:45a, Rm 141. Use course number 4572 when registering. Register

CPR/AED Training
Sun, June 4, 1-3:30p, Rm 141
Learn new skills that will help you minister to God's people and maybe save a life. This course teaches critical skills to respond to, and manage, first aid, choking, and cardiac arrest in infants, children and adults. Limited to 8 participants. Led by Denise Keller, R.N.
 
Movie Home Fellowship Groups
Fri., June 9, 7p, The Klebe’s Home
Our next movie will be Collateral Beauty. Please view the movie independently and join for dinner and a lively discussion! RSVP by emailing June Van Klaveren by Wed, June 7. Another movie group is forming! Register and as soon as we have enough people, we’ll contact you.
 
Dinner Groups Forming
Are you looking to meet other people in the church and like to eat? Dinner groups are forming that will either meet at a restaurant or at each other’s homes. If interested, email Debbie Irving. When we have enough people, we’ll contact you.
 
CHILDREN

Deadline for VBS Is June 4—Register Today!
Join us June 25-30 for our Hero Central Vacation Bible School. This is an amazing high-energy week of learning about God’s love and the Bible. Children will enjoy Bible stories, music, crafts, science, games, and much more! Learn more.
 
We Need You for VBS
Join our Adult and Youth VBS volunteer team! Our daytime VBS is looking for nursery help, musically inclined folks, adult guides (to work with our young heroes), and youth volunteers. Evening VBS is looking for missions help, science help, musically inclined folks, adult guides, and youth volunteers. We also need help behind the scenes with our design team, decorations, set-up, and take down. Sign up.

Summer Sunday School Teachers Needed!
Whether you can teach 2x per month or 1x per month, we need you! Help us share God's love with ever-growing young minds. Even if you’ve never taught Sunday school, this is a great opportunity! Contact Chessey Brenton.
 
Summertime Funtime!
Free Events for Families & Kids
Make the summer of 2017 the most memorable ever! Join us for three amazing events: June 9 – Movie Night at Manchester; July 9 – Picnic at the Park; & August 6 – Pool Party! Learn more.

YOUTH
 
MUMY at the MUNY: Jesus Christ Superstar
Sun., June 18, 5-11:15p, Forest Park
Meet at the church at 5p. We will leave soon after for a 6:15p backstage tour of the MUNY with a picnic afterwards. Tickets: $15. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
 
Spirit Camp 2017—All Things New
July 22-27
MUMY will be at Camp MoVal! Fee is $275 until May 31. Friends are always welcome. Register.
 
MORE NEWS
 
Make a Difference at Epworth!
Mon., June 5, 4:30-7p, Birthday Party, Webster Groves
Wed., June 21, 4:30-7p, Graduation Party, Normandy
Help acknowledge these teen milestones and make them feel valued. Serve food, lead games, and meet and greet. No experience necessary but you must be 21 or older. Carpooling is available from church. Time can be flexed. Info: Barb Zenser.
 
Calling All Crafters!
The Hospitality Ministry is organizing its 1st annual “Taste of” fair featuring area restaurants and boutiques/crafts on Sat., Oct. 14. Proceeds will benefit the Youth ministry. More info: Judy Metz 314-434-1119.
 
Staff Change
Effective May 15, Lalo Chavez, our Coordinator of Audio Visual Arts, concluded his work with us. We are saddened in saying goodbye, but grateful for his work and wish him the best. Brian Gagliano will be taking over this position effective Sun., May 21. You may remember that Brian worked with us previously in a part-time role, so he brings experience with our congregation as well as skills that will serve our needs very well. Welcome back, Brian!   
 
Lost Treasures
If you have lost any treasured items (umbrellas, clothing, eyeglasses, etc.) in the last year, come by the office. All "Lost and Found" items are on tables in the hallway. Items not claimed by Sun., May 28 will be donated to the Garage Sale.
 

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