EUMC News! (Oct 18th, 2018)

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Our Nominations and Leadership Development Team met in September and nominated several people to serve in key leadership areas beginning on January 1, 2019. These nominees were approved by our Leadership Team at our Annual Charge Conference on Saturday, October 13th.

 Eureka UMC adopted a "Simplified Leadership Board" model several years ago. This is comprised of two unique teams of leaders. The first team is our Leadership Team. This team meets quarterly to assess the overall Mission of the church and to ensure that the Lead Pastor, Tim Schulte, and the Executive Pastor, Suzanne Nicholson, are accountable to their work and living into the Mission and Vision of Eureka UMC.  This team also has oversight of church property (Trustees), the church budget (Finance), and assessment of our Pastors (PPR-Pastor Parish Relations). 

 Here are the members of the 2019 Leadership Team:

Class of 2019

Larry Baner (LT Chair, PPR Chair, Trustees Chair)
Susan Dudley (PPR)
Andy Smola (Trustee)
Lisa Koltun (Finance)
Doug McVicar (Lay Leader)

Class of 2020

Sally Lippman (PPR)
Jeff Simmons (Trustee)
Carol Wellons (Finance)

Class of 2021

Todd Shelton (Finance)
Amanda Oldenberg (Finance)
Doug Stallman (Trustee and Lay Member to Annual Conference)
Amber Wood (PPR)

We would like to acknowledge and thank two members who will be moving off of the Leadership Team at the end of this year: Mike Butler and Andy Heinze. Thank you for your faithful service and leadership over the past several years!

The second board is the Nominations and Leadership Development Team. This team meets quarterly to identify and to train new leaders. This team, along with the Leadership Team, will be developing a system of Leadership Development at Eureka UMC based on one of our prescriptions from the HCI team. We began placing people on this team in 2018. Here are the members of the 2019 Nominations and Leadership Development Team:

Lead Pastor (Chairperson) Tim Schulte
Vice Chair (from LT) Larry Baner
Lay Leader Doug McVicar 

Class of 2020

Jenny Babb
Cathy Westbury 

Class of 2021

Gay Herron
Teresa Simmons

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We invite you to join us on Sunday as we continue our October series, "A Life That Leads...#follow"

 Why do we gather for worship? What is going on? What is it all about? Many of us have been gathering on Sunday mornings for months, years, or even decades and have maybe wondered..."why"? This Sunday, Pastor Tim will be sharing a message about worship drawn from Luke 7:36-50. What can we learn from the unnamed woman in the text who literally poured herself out in worship in the presence of Jesus? What does this mean for us today? We hope you'll join us at either one of our two worship services on Sunday!

 8:30 am and 9:45 am worship services

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


During October, our sermon series will explore what it looks like to live "A Life that Leads". 

In order to lead, we must first follow Jesus. We will be considering some of the basic practices of the Christian faith and how they can  transform us towards the likeness of Christ.

October 21, "Worship" Pastor Tim preaching
October 28, "A Heart for Giving" Pastor Tim preaching


During November, we will explore the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

November 4, "Better" Pastor Tim preaching
November 11, "Stronger" Pastor Suzanne preaching
November 18, "Greater" Pastor Tim preaching
November 25, "Under the Influence"  Jenny Babb preaching


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We are excited to announce our Christmas Eve Worship Service Schedule for 

Monday, December 24th!


3:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our praise team

5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our praise team

8:00 pm Christmas Eve Service with music led by our choir.


Registration now open for Confirmation 2019. If you have a youth in grades 6-12, and you would like to register them for Confirmation, you may do so at Classes will begin in October and take place during the 9:45 service on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month.  Confirmation will take place in April 2019.  Contact for more info.


WOW (Women of Worship) is having their Annual Soup Luncheon on October 21.

We’re looking for help in making and bringing crockpots of soup and desserts. 100% of the proceeds go towards adopting families for Christmas. Questions? SIGN UP HERE.

Please contact Renee Smola ( or Karen Hughes ( Thank you in advance for your consideration.


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3rd Annual Craft Fair at Eureka UMC

Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9 am—3 pm

Proceeds support Mission Guatemala

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Trunk or TREAT IS October 28!

Trunk or TreatSunday, October 28/1-3 pm at EUMC lower south parking lot.

Games, crafts, and CANDY! If you are able to volunteer to help, or host a trunk, please contact Jenny Babb at Thank you!


Clean out your closets- the fall rummage sale is coming November 1-3 and will be located in the church basement.  Donations will be accepted beginning October 29th.  Information on large item donation pickups will be shared shortly.  Volunteering to help with sale during prep, clean up or during the actual sale is a great way to make money for your mission account.  SIGN UP HERE. Please contact Amber Wood if you have questions- or 989-387-0300.

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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 or 314/707-8733.

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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