Meet "J"! She and her mom stopped by Eureka UMC on Monday to pickup one of the FIFTY backpacks prepared and donated through your generosity.
As she and her mom entered the church, she exclaimed, "I'm getting ready to start Kindergarten and mom says that some really nice people are giving me a backpack!"
As we entered the Commons Area, she saw all of the backpacks and ran towards them, wondering which one was hers. We checked the list and pointed her towards a very colorful backpack leaning against the wall. A backpack that had been loving prepared just for her.
"I love it!" she said. "I can't wait to take this to Kindergarten!"
As she slung this new backpack, filled with lots of school supplies, over her shoulder, she grinned. We asked her mom if we could capture her smile in a photo. "Absolutely," she said.
This beautiful backpack dwarfed her tiny frame. She smiled and began walking towards the door. As she neared the door, she stopped, turned around, and said, "please tell the people that I love my backpack."
"J" is one of 50 kids who will begin this school year with a new backpack and the supplies she needs to thrive as a student.
She thanks you!
What is your hope for your children, grandchildren or the children in your life? Is it for them to survive this crazy thing we call life?
Or would you prefer that they THRIVE?
Please join us on Sunday as we kick off this new series with an emphasis on how to raise children that THRIVE. While there is an emphasis on children, the biblical wisdom in this series encourage and equip people of all ages. Pastor Tim will begin this series by exploring the wisdom contained in one of the key passages in the entire Bible about raising children, Deuteronomy 6:4-7.
8:30 am Traditional Service:
Great is Thy Faithfulness
9:45 am Contemporary Service (and Live Stream on Facebook Live)
Love the Lord
*We will be celebrating the sacrament of baptism during the 9:45 am service.
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.
THRIVE: It's Time for Us to More Than Survive
You may recognize this sermon title as lyrics from a Casting Crowns song. But these words are much more than some lyrics from a song; they echo what Jesus says in John 10:10, "... I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
When it comes to our children, our grandchildren, or any other children in our lives, we don't just want them to survive, we want them to thrive. What does it mean to raise kids that thrive? What can we learn from the children in our lives as we seek to raise thriving kids?
August 5, "Impress" from Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Pastor Tim
August 12, "Purpose" from Luke 2:41-52, Pastor Suzanne
August 19, "Learn" from Mark 10:13-16, Jenny Babb
Holy Land Tour, December 2-11, 2019 plus optional tour to Petra, Jordan December 11-14.
Want to walk where Jesus walked? Want to see historical places of the Bible? Now is the time. EUMC is joining the Conference of United Methodist on a tour of Israel with an optional extension to Jordan. Join Group Leaders Pastor Tim and Sue Engsberg on this marvelous Holy Land Tour.
This trip is filling up quickly! We currently have 24 people registered for this trip! If you are interested in securing your spot or if you have any questions, please contact Sue Engsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314/707-8733.
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
We have identified a family in Eureka that will benefit greatly from some renovations to their home. Their home, although not in the floodplain, was damaged by the intense rain event last year that caused the record flooding. Rain water flooded their home and destroyed the flooring and part of the drywall. Team Rubicon 'gutted' the house in May 2017 and nothing has been done to restore the home. We are in the process of organizing a team in partnership with St. Mark's Lutheran Church to complete this project. Dates are TBD but will likely be in early to mid August. Our volunteer team coordinator for this project is Tom Brozka. If you'd like to be part of the team, whether for a few hours or a few days, please contact Tom at email@example.com .
The scope of this project will include moving large items (the family will be moved out of their home for about a week), demolition work, cleaning, drywall repairs, painting, new flooring, and repairs in the kitchen and bathroom.
One of our HCI prescriptions included improvements in communication. Our HCI coach advised us that part of that communication is the message that our facility is sending to guests and members. One of the first critical areas to be addressed will be our Fellowship Hall. This is the most widely used space by community groups (Scouts, EHS Football team, exercise classes, square dancers, etc) in our facility. Larry Baner is leading the way with this renovation project.
The scope of this project will include refinishing the floors, drywall repairs, painting, replacing damaged ceiling tiles, and potentially updating the bathrooms. If you are interested in serving on this team, please contact Larry Baner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
American Ninja Warrior is incredibly popular! Many kids (and their parents) love watching these competitors compete on some amazing obstacle courses.
We invite you to bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends to be part of our American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for Kids on Saturday, September 15th from 3-5 pm. This amazing, family friendly event will be held on the South parking lot of Eureka UMC!
Ice Cream with the Pastor
August 5 @ 11 am
September 16 @ 11 am
Summer Connect Classes
July 29 from 11 am-noon
August 26 from 11 am-noon
September 9 from 11 am-noon
Save the Date:
Feed My Starving Children pack
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
October 10-14 , 2018