Northeast United Methodist Church
Monday, March 27, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Northeast United Methodist Church is an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfulling, socially just community of faith in the United Methodist tradition in Northeast Minneapolis.
NE News March 2017
From the Pastor
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and God’s love becomes complete in us.” I John 4:11-12
Myrna Rule started attending
people are coming into our church because people here are so friendly. When you come to church people recognize you and know you as a person.”
Myrna’s mother, Fay, died last Christmas and Myrna’s brother, Tom, died several years ago. Myrna has family in the area and continues to live in her long-time home in
Myrna is well-known as a super-duper dog lover, having many dogs in her home (even caring for the pastor’s dogs when she is away!). She enjoys watching re-runs of old shows on TV and The Price is Right. Some of Myrna’s favorite Scripture passages are:
"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 and " Cast all your anxieties on him, for God cares about you.” I Peter 5.7
“Living Christianity: Being Christian”
Wednesday March 8th, 5:30pm @Faith UMC “Saying Yes and Saying No”
Wednesday March 15th, 5:30pm @ NE UMC “Household Economics”
Wednesday March 22nd, 5:30pm@ Faith UMC “Hospitality”
Wednesday March 29th, 5:30pm @ NE UMC “Dying Well”
Wednesday April 5th, 5:30pm @ Community UMC “Singing our Lives: Shaping Communities”
April 14th, Good Friday service at 7:00pm
Coming Sunday, March 12th!!!
It's time once again for the NE Home Companion, our annual talent show! Sign up with Roger or Nelda Hart (612-789-9292) for a spot in the show's line up. Pie will be served in the social hall at , followed by the talent show at . Come one, come all!!
NE Men’s Ministries: A Men’s Ministries sponsored All Church Breakfast will take place on Sunday, March 19 at in the Social Hall
Pray in Color During Lent!
You've probably heard about the adult coloring book craze. The website Praying in Color has templates to help people keep a daily discipline during Lent while also letting their creative juices flow. The idea is simple: Choose a word or name each day, and write it in the designated space within the template. Color or doodle around that word or name as you hold it in your heart and mind and say a prayer. http://prayingincolor.com/handouts
NEUMW News—Twin Cities United Methodist Church Unit of United Methodist Women is once again a 4 Star Unit which means we have met the criteria that includes having donated money to all of the mission categories required, Pledge to Mission, Gift to Mission, Gift to Memory, World Thank Offering and Special
Twin Cities District United Methodist News—
Everyone is welcome.
Stepping Stone DIY (Do it Yourself) Workshop:
Interested folks, I am tentatively planning on Thursday, March 23 (or March 30th) depending on which date works for those interested. We will have this first workshop for 6-8 of us since we don’t have many forms. If you just want to observe that is okay. Please talk to Sara Jane if you would like to be a part of this DIY which will start at in the social hall. If you want to learn and give the stepping stone to the garden there is no charge. If you want to make and then take, a small donation will be appreciated. There are some supplies you will need to provide such as your own dust mask. Sign-up or email (email@example.com) or call (763-781-1860) Sara Jane by March 15th if you would like to participate so she has time for purchase of materials for class. This will be a messy process that will take 2-3 days to dry without moving. (Half social hall will be reserved March 23-27th) This class will be a starter/initiation type class for Sara Jane so your constructive feedback will be appreciated. There will be another DIY class for new stepping stones for the peace pole area. There will also be a future class that will be advertised later this year depending on time.
Updates on Garden news since the initial planning meeting:
Watch for a sign-up genius email for spring garden clean-up. Our planned group date will be April 29th however, doing whatever clean-up we are able to do before Easter is wonderful so your church grounds are looking good sooner is even better. In the Narthex, a wish list of seeds for the garden will be on a clipboard. If you would like to purchase please note your name then purchase and place in the coffee shop in the box “See Donations” by March 15th if possible. Please purchase seeds as specified that are organic or of the heirloom varieties. If you have requests for certain veggies you would like to harvest from the gardens please note your request on sheet and let Sara Jane know as well. Our gardens are communal; we try to honor your requests.
Virginia Broich has successfully been helping start seeds for our gardens for several years in her home which has been most helpful. We welcome help starting our little seedlings. Let Sara Jane know if you want to help. Thanks!
The Special offering for the month of
(formerly One Great Hour of Sharing)
established to meet the needs of those suffering
overseas at the onset of World War II, we’ve continued to respond to those in desperate need—today throughout more than eighty countries around the world. The response of UMCOR isn’t something “they” do, it’s something “we” do. When You Give You Equip Christ’s Body to Serve in His Name
That’s because your generous giving to UMCOR is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need.
Eco-Kids Camp will take place August 7– 11 from Monday through Thursday, and a half day on Friday. This camp is for all children entering grades 3-6 and will be held at,