EUMC News! (May 24th, 2018)


Let's be honest, you've probably heard or read something that's in the Bible and thought to yourself, "that's weird." You may even begin to wonder why this seemingly weird story is even part of God's Word. This begs the question, "why is this weird stuff in the Bible anyway? What does it mean? How can this possibly speak to my life in 2018?"

We invite you and your family to join us on Sunday, May 27th as we explore one more weird story in the Bible from Joshua 10. Joshua offers a bold prayer to God, that the sun would stand still. "The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.  There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!" Joshua 10:13-14. What can we learn from this weird story? Let's explore this strange passage together on Sunday!

We gather for two unique expressions of worship on Sunday mornings; we invite you and your family to join us at either one of these worship services

 8:30 am Traditional Service: 


America, #697
To God be the Glory, #98
God be With You, #697

 9:45 am Contemporary Service (and Live Stream on Facebook Live)

Worship Songs:

Your Love Never Fails
Oceans (Where Feet may Fail)
How Can it Be?
Happy Day

Our JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Ministry meets at 9:45 am for children ages 3 years old through the fifth grade.

Childcare is available for children birth through 2 years old in our nursery during both worship service times on Sunday mornings.

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Making Change:Life in Transition Sermon Series

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“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change”  Heraclitus 

Life is full of changes. Some we expect, others that may come unexpectedly. Some of our families are experiencing changes in their lives with the birth of a new child, a young child who will begin school in the Fall, or an older child who will be leaving for college at the end of summer. Some families may transitioning to being 'empty-nesters', and still other families are facing the realities of seeing their spouse or parent(s) struggle with Alzheimer's or dementia. This series will examine the realities of making these changes and life transitions through the lens of God's Word and wisdom.

June 3 "Preparation" *Communion and Baptism Sunday

June 10 "Why This Church?" *This will include three powerful testimonies from members and friends of our congregation

June 17 "Off Balance"

June 24 "Knowing the Unknown"

July 1 "On the Horizon" *Communion Sunday

July 8 "Investing in Future Generations"


(Eureka UMC member Norma (L) and Eureka Elementary School counselor Katie (R)

(Eureka UMC member Norma (L) and Eureka Elementary School counselor Katie (R)

Eureka Elementary reached out to us last week and asked if we could help six families meet some of their needs as the school year ends and they head into the summer months.  Norma Gesellschap, a member of Eureka UMC, spent the better part of this past Monday sorting, organizing, shopping, and delivering these items to Eureka Elementary School for distribution. Katie, the school counselor, was greatly appreciative of your generosity towards these amazing students and their families! 

We are excited to announce that Norma will be the leader and point of contact for our new partnership with Eureka Elementary School!

She has learned of some additional ways that we will be able to partner with the students and families at the school once school resumes in August.

Would you like to learn more about being part of this wonderful ministry? Please contact Norma at  for more information.

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Did you know that you can give to the life changing ministries of Eureka UMC through your smartphone? We recently launched our new SubSplash giving platform through our mobile app. It takes less than two minutes to set up an account through the mobile app and from there giving is simple! You can set up a recurring gift (i.e. weekly or monthly) and also make 'one time' gifts with a simple click on your smart device. Your continued, generous financial support of the ministries at Eureka UMC is greatly appreciated, is making a difference, and will allow us to fuel our Mission of 'making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.'


Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC


The Eureka Parks Department has asked Eureka UMC to partner with them for the first BLOCK PARTY of the summer! We will be sponsoring a new component of the event...the Kid's Corner! We have partnered with the Missouri Conference who will be bringing in some BIG TOYS, including a massive inflatable obstacle course! This is a great outreach to our community and we welcome your assistance to ensure that this is the best Kid's Corner we can offer! Interested in being part of the Block Party Team? Please contact Jenny Babb at


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ur next local mission is planned for June 9. We will know the scope of our work soon. There is still much need in our community, especially along the Big  River. If interested please contact our Local Mission Team Leader, Larry Baner, on his cell phone at (314) 753-9729.


 Ice Cream with the Pastor

July 8 @ 11 am
August 5 @ 11 am
September 16 @ 11 am

Summer Connect Classes

July 15 from 11 am-noon
July 29 from 11 am-noon
August 26 from 11 am-noon
September 9 from 11 am-noon

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Save the dates for our Summer Youth Mission Trip.  This year we will be going to Lookout Mountain, GA June 7-11 

Cost for this trip is $400, more information on our website or contact Jenny Babb, Director of Family Ministries. 

Register online at

The Wisconsin Children's Choir will be staying with us on Tuesday June 12th and will give a free concert. 

Please Join Us for a Choral Concert
Presented by

Wisconsin Children’s Choir Youth Chorale

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7-8 PM

Eureka United Methodist Church
215 North Central Ave, Eureka MO


Directed by Margaret Hadley and accompanied by Jason Kutz, this choir of 9th – 12th Grade singers from the Madison area are touring around the country this June to share the joy of music! We invite you to join us for this free concert graciously hosted by Eureka United Methodist Church. We would love to sing for you!
This is a free concert event and no ticket is required!

WCC 2018 Tour Promotional Video:



Eagle Lake camp -  registration is now open for Eagle Lake Camp. The dates are July 23rd Thru the 27th. Receive $20 off for each referral for a family that has not attended camp before! This could potentially be a HUGE savings (i.e. by inviting multiple families) for your campers. More information available on the website.

Mini camp - have a little one that is too young for Eagle Lake? Register them for our mini camp! Also running July 23rd through the 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages 3 to 5. Register online, spots are limited.

Have a fantastic week and

we look forward to seeing you on Sunday Morning!


Tim Schulte
Eureka United Methodist Church
215 North Central Avenue, Eureka MO 63025

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