MUMC Flood Relief Efforts

Aug 19, 2016 by

 

At the MUMC Flood Relief Meeting Wednesday night, we decided to fill 18 Flood Buckets to send to Louisiana. We would like to have a sandwich and snack lunch this Sunday, August 21, and fill the buckets after lunch. Please have any items you plan to donate to the church fellowship hall by Noon Sunday.
We still need:
Liquid household cleaner, we need for 8 buckets.
12 – 16 oz liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
No spray cleaners
insect repellant spray, we need for 7 buckets.
6-14 oz aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
Scrub brush, we need for 5 buckets.
Plastic or wooden handle.
Sets of 18 cleaning wipes, we need for 8 buckets.
Handi Wipe or reusable wipes
No terry cleaning towels
Sets of 7 sponges, we need for 8 buckets.
No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
Sets of 50 clothspins. we need for 2 buckets
Clothesline, we need for 4 buckets.
one 100 ft or two 50 ft lines
Cotton or plastic
24 roll heavy duty trash bags, we need for 5 buckets
33 to 45 gallon sizes

 

Our church has also recently purchased three generators, three church vacs, and three extra long, heavy duty extension cords which we have been delivered to three areas of Louisiana that are presently dealing with the devastation of the recent flooding. It has been determined that two more of each is needed.  What we will be doing is allowing these areas to use this equipment as long as it is needed to assist in their home to home clean up. When it is no longer needed, we will receive it back so that, with equipment on hand, we will be able to assist when the next natural disaster occurs. If you would like to make a donation toward this project make your check out to the church with the notation “Generator Project”.

Additional supplies that are needed:

  • Mops – sponges or rags
  • Platex gloves
  • Large box fans
  • Cardboard boxes or plastic totes
  • Large plastic bags
  • Square point shovels
  • Hammers
  • Wrecking bars
  • Wheel barrows
  • Heavy duty street sweeper push brooms
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MUMC Planning Retreat

Aug 2, 2016 by

MUMC Planning Retreat

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Planning Retreat

The question has been asked, “what is the purpose of the planning retreat”, scheduled for Saturday, August 13 (9-2 PM).

The purposes are several:

  1. We will revisit our church’s current missions statement asking the question does it still reflect our vision of ministry both internally as a church as externally as we reach out with Christ into our community.
  2. We will be asking ourselves who do we want to be a part of our community as we share Christ internally and publicly.
  3. We will spend time in thoughtful and honest conversation seeking to identify our strengths and weaknesses as a church, and asking how can both be addressed positively.
  4. We will review our ministries for the past year, evaluating the Kingdom effectiveness.
  5. We will be making plans to continue those effective ministries.  We will consider ways to strengthen those ministries that have not been Kingdom productive and making plans for new ministries for our church in 2017.

This is not just a meeting for the leaders of our church but for everyone.  Everyones input and thoughtful consideration is needed.  We hope that you will be part of this planning retreat.

We need to know by noon on Wednesday, August 10 if you are planning to participate so that we can accommodate lunch for attendees.

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All of It

Jan 13, 2016 by

On the rare occasion that our family sits down at the kitchen table to eat together, we take turns discussing the details of our day.  Everyone is asked what their favorite part of the day has been.  Answers vary from meal to meal for most of us.  One child will reply, “This is.”  Another will say, “When I finished school.”  I’ve been guilty of answering, “When y’all finished your chores without being threatened.”  But one answer is always the same.  My youngest son always answers, “All of it!“
Even though it has become the expected response, I can’t help but smile each time Connor makes his declaration.  It doesn’t matter how many times he’s been scolded or how many times his older siblings stole his turn on a gaming system.  It doesn’t matter how many times he has fallen and scraped up his knees or been unhappy that we’re having beans and rice for supper again.  Though he may have complained more than once about said things, he has found true joy in life.  Through the good and the bad.  Through the misery he brings on himself and that others heap upon him.  He has found that true joy is only found in “all of it”.
You can’t pick apart only the best moments of life and choose that those are the ones that make you happy.  You will spend your whole life miserable.  Happy and special moments are few and far between and most of our life is spent in the mundane tasks that make up our daily lives.
I love this quote by Kay Warren: “Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life; the quiet confidence that ultimately everything will be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.”
In all that happens in your life today, be encouraged and choose joy – in all of it!
Samantha Sivils – March, 2014

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