May 22, 2019
At our next Wednesday Night Fellowship, we will hold our Graduation Banquet. Instead of it being held on the second Wednesday Night of the month, it will be held on May 22nd at 5:45 p.m. Please mark your calendars, and we will celebrate with two graduates in our congregation: Madison Borden, who will be receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Union University and Adrienne Wagster, who will be receiving her Master’s degree from Murray State University. Friends and family are invited to hear about their college careers and
future plans, and you are also invited to share a story or two about the graduate.
The menu for the evening will be smoked chicken, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, rolls and dessert. The cost of the meal will be $7.00 for adults and all children six years old and younger eat free. Please reserve the date, and sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway or on the tear-off section of your Sunday bulletin.
May 23, 2019
On Thursday, May 23, we need volunteers to help prepare food and transport it to RIFA by 5:15 p.m. and also volunteers to help serve and clean up from 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. If you can help out, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near the pastor’s office. Many in our congregation have joined in serving RIFA Meals to those in our community in need of a hot meal. Have you participated yet? Maybe you are still not sure what you can do or how to volunteer, so here are some ways you can help:
-Bring money to the communion rail each communion Sunday. This offering is designated for the soup kitchen meals. It costs around $185 each month to provide the food. If each of us gave just a couple of dollars each month, we could fund this ministry.
-Give an extra offering designated specifically for this ministry. Just mark your envelope for the soup kitchen.
-Help prepare food at the church to be delivered to the soup kitchen. (4:00 – 5:00 on 4th Thursday) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Serve the prepared meals to those who come to the soup kitchen. (5:00 – 7:00 on 4th Thursday at RIFA soup kitchen on Airways Blvd.) Sign up list is on the bulletin board.
-Make or provide cookies or brownies for desserts for the meal. This would save on the cost of the meal. (240 cookies needed each month on 4th Thursday)
-Offer a short devotion before the meal at the soup kitchen on the 4th Thursday evening.
-Above all, pray for those who receive the meals and for our congregation as we serve them.
-NOTE: Jan Matthews, chair of the Missions Team, can answer other questions you have or give you more information.
June 09, 2019
On Sunday, June 9, immediately following the morning worship service, there will be a Safe Sanctuary Training Session that will last approximately 30 minutes. This training session is required for all staff and lay members in our congregation who work with our children or would like to work with our children. If you have an questions or for more information, please contact Janette Chaplin or the church office.
June 10, 2019
The United Methodist Men always meet on the second Monday of each month. Their next meeting will be held on June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. If you plan to attend, please sign up at the bulletin board in the hallway near the pastor’s office so we will know how many meals to prepare. If you have any questions or anyone needs a ride to the church, please contact Mickey Edwards at 300-3767.
June 12, 2019
Each month on the 12th of the month Aldersgate provides desserts for RIFA’s Soup Kitchen, which is located here in Jackson. If you would like to volunteer to provide a dessert, please sign up at the bulletin board near the pastor’s office or contact the church office. In June, all desserts must be brought to the church on Tuesday, the 11th before 4:00 p.m.
June 19, 2019
Daytime Fellowship meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 12:00 noon and enjoys a potluck lunch together and a short program or devotional. At our June meeting, on June 19, we will be visited by Judy Arrington, community education person with Arrington Funeral Home and “Gracie”, Arrington Funeral Home’s therapy dog. “Gracie even has her own facebook page! Please invite a friend to join the group for lunch.