EUMC News! (Aug 4, 2017)

Prayer. What is it? Does God listen to prayers? Are they answered? Does God care?

Several years ago, Garth Brooks offered these words, 
"Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers"

Maybe you have asked these same questions. We invite you to join us this Sunday, August 6th, as we explore these and other questions regarding prayer. We will consider a very compelling prayer offered by David (the same David you may remember from David and Goliath) and how God responded in 2 Samuel 5:17-25.

See you on Sunday!


It has been an amazing week at Eureka UMC! We welcomed 240, yes, TWO HUNDRED FORTY campers plus 45 Camp Counselors, plus dozens of volunteers to our Eagle Lake and Pre School Mini Camp! This amazing outreach into our community would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers and your prayerful support of this incredible event...THANK YOU! We should have dates for next year's camp available later this fall.


40 Days of Prayer "Prayer Triplet" Groups are now forming!

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We are excited to announce the formation of over 40 prayer groups in preparation for our church wide "40 Days of Prayer" beginning

on August 20th. You are encouraged to form a group of three, a "prayer triplet", and to join us in an intentional season of prayer as we seek to discern the unique, God given vision for Eureka UMC. If you do not have a "prayer triplet", we can help connect you to one. Please visit and open the "Join the 40 Days of Prayer" link on the front page of the website. Questions? Please contact our Prayer Team Director, Briana Doerr, at


Upcoming opportunities to Connect, Grow, or Serve through EUMC

EUMC is teaming up with the Eureka Disaster Relief Committee to carry out an adult local mission service project every second Saturday of each month starting 12 August. Examples of projects include drywall replacement, clean up, flooring, light carpentry etc. The current mission field is rebuilding mobile homes that have been relocated to higher ground at the Laurel Acres trailer park so families can move back in. We will teach you the skills and provide tools so no experience is necessary. We accomodate all schedules and work around your schedule. Please contact Larry Baner ( or 314-753-9729) to join the team or for more information.


Be a roadie! Join the Street Team for the August 18th Concert on Central!

Street Teams are forming for the August 18th Concerts on Central!

Have you ever dreamed of being a 'roadie'? You know, travelling around the country and setting up the staging and equipment for your favorite band? Here's your chance!

Do you like meeting new people? Are you a 'natural' when it comes to interacting with people? PERFECT...there's a place for you on the streetteam!

The August 18th Concert on Central is fully sponsored by us, the members and friends of Eureka UMC! This is 'bridge event", simply an awesome opportunity for us to connect with the families in our community. Part of the success of this event depends on awesome volunteers like you.

Please consider how you can help make this the best Concert on Central Eureka has ever had! Our praise band, Midnight Prayer, has been busy rehearsing as the opening band for the event. And our special guest, Nashville recording artist Clayton Jones, has been in the studio recording new material for release later this year.

All volunteers for this event will receive a free, custom STREET TEAM AND "I'M WITH THE BAND" T shirt!

Please copy/paste this link to your browser to register to be part of the Street Team:


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

There is an informational meeting about this amazing mission trip on Sunday, August 13th at 11:00 am. Please contact the Guatemala Team Leader, Cathy Westbury, at for more information.



 Would you like to be part of our Prayer Warrior Team? Each Monday morning we send out a list of prayer requests, over email, for this team to pray over for the week. If you would like to be added to this team just send your email to the church office at eumc01@sbcglobal and we’ll get you added!

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious 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.




Eureka United Methodist Church has been invited by the Congregational Excellence team of the Missouri Conference to participate in the Healthier Church Initiative (HCI). The staff and leadership team for Eureka UMC has been laying the groundwork for the HCI since March; now we are ready to invite everyone else to be part of this wonderful experience. The HCI includes numerous consultants and coaches who will conduct interviews, analyze data, and work alongside us to help us to discern our unique vision for Eureka UMC. The consultants and coaches will also help determine new things we may need to begin doing and even determine some things that we may stop doing; all of this to ensure that we are living out the Mission given to us by Jesus, "to make new disciples of Jesus Christ".

Over the next several weeks, you will learn more about the HCI and how you can be an integral part of this wonderful season in our church and our community. I would like to encourage everyone to join one of the dozens of prayer teams that are forming in advance of the HCI. Prayer is the cornerstone of everything we plan to accomplish through the HCI. Several families will be asked to participate in the Readiness 360 survey. We will be interviewing community and civic leaders to determine how Christ's church can best help contribute to the needs of our community.

We are blessed to have Kay Kotan, a sought after author and speaker, as our lead consultant. The new Director of Congregational Excellence, Roger Ross, will also be part of our HCI. Roger has filled the position previously held by our current Bishop, Bob Farr. Kay, Roger, and the rest of the HCI consultant team will be here September 29-October 1 for the consultation weekend.

This is going to be an exciting time! Through the HCI, we will discern a new vision and be prepared to better serve and minister to the families living in our community and the nearly 1200 new families moving here over the next few years.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Tim


Would you like to join us? End of Summer – Back to School Float Trip

8-man raft $180,
6-man raft $140
Canoe $45

When:      Monday, August 7th

Time:        9:30 am, arrive at 9:10 am to pay and sign waivers

Where:     Meramec State Park; Canoe Rental, 573/468-6519

Who:        RSVP-Renee Smola; 314/517-3177

                  Or email


A huge thank you to our loving church family for the many generous contributions towards the backpack drive!  28 children from the Eureka/Pacific area and 32 children supported by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery will start off the school year fully equipped!



Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Eureka United Methodist Church on 8/18/2017. 

  Time is running out ….sign up today! 

 Did you know?

·          Most people can’t identify a single risk factor or a warning sign of stroke, yet over 750,000 Americans will be affected by a stroke this year alone!

·          Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and the #1 reason for nursing home admission.

You can take advantage of these health screenings today by signing up for the complete stroke screening package (which includes 4 screenings for vascular disease and an osteoporosis screening) for $139 when Life Line Screening comes to our location..

With the number of  people already signed up,  appointment spaces are very limited so please don’t miss your chance to confirm your appointment today before the event is full!  Pre-registration is required. Sign up now by calling toll free to 1-888-653-6441 or text the word circle to 797979 or visit


Mark your calendars for two great potlucks!

Sept 12 at 1 pm ~ “Away From It All”

Oct. 17 at 5 pm ~ “North American Safari”

Bring a dish to share. Let Betty Branscum now you’re coming, 636/451-3025!


Sunday, Sept. 17th   GOLF Outing (sponsored by Methodist Men)

Sign up online at

We look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!