EUMC News! (Nov 9, 2017)

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Our Mission, "To make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world"



You are invited to this brief 'all church' meeting where members of Eureka UMC will decide to accept or to reject the prescriptions offered by the HCI team.

THE ROCK N ROLL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONCERT TOUR FEATURING "WE ARE LEO" will be making a stop in Eureka on Friday, December 15th! Concert venue will be at EUREKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

THE ROCK N ROLL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONCERT TOUR FEATURING "WE ARE LEO" will be making a stop in Eureka on Friday, December 15th! Concert venue will be at EUREKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

Pre concert activities for kids begin at 6:00 pm in the JAM Children's Ministry area!

Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 pm

Concert begins at 7:00 pm

Tickets, just $5.00 each plus processing fee, are available exclusively online through this link (children under 3 are free):

We Are Leo are currently at the top of the charts with their current hit single "61/Twenty Three". The band tours extensively and plays at venues ranging from large festival events to smaller venues like Eureka UMC. This is an awesome, family friendly event; a great event to invite your friends and neighbors to attend! Please order your tickets early; we are expecting a full house!

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Did you know that Amazon has donated over $62M to various charities so far in 2017? Did you know that you can shop on Amazon through the link below and that Amazon will make a charitable donation to Eureka United Methodist Church? Simply cop/paste the link below or go to and choose "Eureka United Methodist Church" as your designated charity. There is no additional cost to you, just shop as you normally do on Amazon!


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Upcoming Sermon Series

"Found Faithful" Sermon Series  this continues this Sunday, November 12th with "Faithful With Much"

 Have you ever owned something so valuable and wonderful that you could not imagine life without it? Maybe it was a piece of heirloom jewelry? A 'dream' car? A piece of property that has been in the family for generations? What if, in order to keep this valuable possession,  you had to sell everything else that you owned?  

Would you do it?

This Sunday we will explore two of the shortest parables or teachings from Jesus found in Matthew 13:44-46 and consider what it means to be faithful with much.

See below for additional Sermon Series.

We offer two distinct worship services on Sunday morning.
Our 9:45 am contemporary worship service includes modern Christian music led by 'midnight prayer', our amazing praise band. Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry also meets at 9:45 am for ages 3 years old through the fifth grade.


9:45 am Worship songs:
Love the Lord
Everything Glorious
Trading My Sorrows
I Can Only Imagine
Build Your Kingdom Here

Our 8:30 am traditional worship service includes timeless Christian hymns led by our Chancel Choir; the same message is offered at both worship services

8:30 am hymns:
To God be the Glory
My Lord, What a Morning
Shout it Out
Shalom to You

Childcare is available during both worship services in our newly renovated and professionally staffed nursery for children ages birth through 2 years old. We invite middle school and high school age youth to attend XP3 at 9:45 am (2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) or to join their families during the worship services on Sunday mornings.

We invite our first time guests to visit and click the "Are you a first time guest?" link near the top of the page.

See you on Sunday!

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Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC!

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We are forming a media team!

We would love to connect with youth and adults who have an interest in serving in several different roles at the church:

App development and updates
Website updates
Social media updates
Video production
Live stream camera operators

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please contact the team at

This will be a fun and exciting way to serve at Eureka UMC!



Beginning Sunday, November 5, you will see a Christmas tree in the Commons area with gift tags hanging on the tree branches. 

If you are interested in providing a gift for one of the family members, please consider taking one.  Gifts need to be brought to church and put under the tree on or before Sunday, December 10th.  

Our “Spirit of Christmas” tags will be available the Sunday following Thanksgiving (11/26/17). Spirit of Christmas serves the Eureka/Pacific area.

Upcoming Sermon Series Cont'd


"Found Faithful" will explore how individuals and communities are called to be faithful with little, with much, and with all that our generous God gives us. This series will include an emphasis on stewardship and will end on Sunday, November 19th with "Celebration Sunday", an opportunity for each of us to join together to commit a portion of the financial resources entrusted to us by God back into accomplishing his Mission in our community in 2018.  We hope you will join us on this wonderful journey of discovering the joy of being faithful!

"Found Faithful" October 29th
"Faithful in Little" November 5th
"Faithful in Much" November 12th
"Faithful with All" November 19th (Celebration Sunday)

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"Kernels of Thanks" (Thanksgiving weekend), Sunday, November 26th

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Blue Christmas Service, Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm

Sometimes life can remove the joy that many of our friends experience during this season. It could be a painful memory, the loss of of loved one, or any number of reasons why Christmas can leave us feeling blue. This is a service of remembrance, hope, and healing for individuals and families who are looking for joy in the midst of pain or loss during this Christmas season.

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"The Star: A Journey to Christmas" Advent and Christmas Eve Services
A Journey to Hope" December 3rd
"A Journey to Joy" December 10th
"A Journey to Love" December 17th
            Christmas Eve morning service
"A Journey to Peace" December 24th (One service only on Sunday morning at 10:00 am)     
             Christmas Eve evening services
"A Journey to Christmas", December 24th
        5:00 pm "Family Service" with music led by the Praise Band and will also include a special message for the children.
       11:00 pm "Traditional Candlelight Service" with music led by the EUMC Chancel Choir.



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The "Deep Love" sermon series

The "Deep Love" sermon series is dedicated to one of the most important things we can ever do: build healthy and God-honoring relationships. Although the series has particular relevance to couples, it does not exclude single adults and applies to everyone invested in establishing strong relationships. This series highlights four of the most important issues for building successful relationships:

·        January 21: Personality - because it's the best way to enhance empathy
·        January 28: Communication - because it's the lifeblood of love
·        February 4: Conflict - because everyone has friction
·        February 11: Adaptability - because even good relationships bump into bad things

This unique, church wide emphasis will include online relationship assessments, resources for couples, and some great resources for our Life Groups.

"The Final Week: A Lenten Series"  Lent/Easter 2018

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During Lent, we will consider the last seven days of Jesus life, one day per Sunday. We will explore the significance of each day, what it meant to Jesus, and what it means to us today. This unique journey towards Easter will be based on the Gospel of Mark and insights from "The Last Week" by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan.


Guatemala Mission Trip 2018: 

We are organizing a mission team to return to Guatemala, March 9-March 19, 2018. This trip is open to everyone 16 years and older. There are only 18 spots available for this mission trip and we expect this trip to be full. Please read the full description and registration instructions by clicking the "Guatemala Mission Trip" link on the front page of our website at

Please contact the Guatemala Team Leader, Cathy Westbury, at for more information.


Confirmation classes began October 22. 

If you have a child(ren) in grade 6th or up, and you would like information on confirmation, please contact

You may register for confirmation classes here:

Jenny Babb
Director of Family Ministries
Eureka UMC

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Attention Crafters! Eureka United Methodist Church will be hosting a Craft Fair on December 3, from 9 am to 3 pm. Space for a table/booth is $35. The proceeds go to Mission Guatemala.

Crafters who would like to have a table/booth at this fair or have questions, please contact Jan Ray at 314/412-9107 or email

The deadline for application is November 19th.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Tim

We look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!