The Missions & Outreach Committee has a Terracycling receptacle outside the kitchen door in the Activity Center. Please check the list for items you use at your house. If you are interested in being involved, we are putting together a Green Team that will help evaluate our use of resources, explore options to reduce our carbon footprint, and help keep our neighborhood clean and green! See Carolyn Mesick to find out how you can help.
You are invited to the February Fellowship Luncheon – Thursday, February 27th at 12:00 Noon in the Activity Center
The menu will be: Meatloaf, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Dessert and Drink
Please contact Mary Ann Harvey (786-2062) if you will be attending.
All men are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month at 8:00 am. We meet at Denny’s Restaurant by South Park Shopping Mall, Moline. This month we’ll meet on February 5th and 19th.
Dine on discounted meals at local restaurants – Coupon books cost $35, with $10 going to Bethel Wesley. Purchase your book on Sunday morning or during the week in the office.
On Saturday, 11 January, all Council members and church members are encouraged to help take the Christmas decorations down at 9:00 am. Following will be a Goal Setting meeting at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served after the meeting. Please join us!
The men meet at Denny’s by South Park Mall in Moline for breakfast the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. Join us this month on Wednesday, 15 January.
January’s lunch will feature ham and beans. Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at Noon in the Activity Center. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Harvey at 786-2062.
All Classes are open to anyone. For those on the lay servant or lay speaker tracks, “Basic” is required as a first class. After “Basic”, there are 6 specific classes required to become a certified lay speaker. Those classes are noted and are also open to anyone. A lay servant needs to take one advanced class after the “Basic” to receive certification as a lay servant.
Contact Claudia Emken, Spoon River District Lay Servant Ministries Director at email@example.com with questions or to register for these classes.
All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website, igrc.org. <!–split–>
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 1/18/20 Galva Grace, 108 SE 2nd St, Galva, IL. CLASS TITLE: “Life Together in the United Methodist Connection” (Polity; this is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 4/4/2020 Kirkwood UMC, 215 S Kellogg St CLASS TITLE: “Leading Worship” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 8/29/2020 Maquon UMC, 322 East Street, Maquon. 3 classes are offered:
CLASS TITLE: “Called to Preach” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).
CLASS TITLE: “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)
CLASS TITLE: “Public Prayer” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)
More classes, including “Basic”, “Living Our UM Beliefs”, and alternate advanced classes will be added to the calendar as plans are finalized. All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website www.igrc.org.
Tuesday, December 24 – 5:00 pm – Sanctuary. Come and celebrate the birth of our Lord!
CHORDBUSTERS CHRISTMAS SHOW (fundraiser for Churches United Food Pantry) — Friday, 6 December, 7:00 pm, Activity Center.
PRISCILLA CIRCLE CHRISTMAS PARTY- Lunch at Noon on Monday, December 9 at Riverfront Grille, 4619 34 St. Ct., Rock Island. Meet at 11:30 in the church parking lot to car pool .
COOKIE WALK (sponsored by UMW) — Saturday,December 14, 8:00 am – Noon, Activity Center.
EVANS’ OPEN HOUSE — Sunday, December 15, 3:00-5:00 pm, Activity Center.
CALLAHAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS RECITAL – Sunday, December 22 – 3:00 pm – In the Sanctuary