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February 2019

Dear Murray Hill Church,

    You may have noticed a new team meeting in the bulletin and in our newsletter. Our Special Operations Team, or “Special Ops” for short. Using new leadership principles, this team seeks to lead in a new world that doesn’t seek out the church, and yet we believe that God is seeking all people and wishes to draw them closer to him.  

    The name started as a joke, but I have grown to love it. It’s a mission. We don’t want anyone to be left out! We know that Jesus needs a team who will risk to love people that the world doesn’t and will risk to tell the good news to people who have given up hope. It is this movement of the Spirit that can bring life and hope into our church and our community. 

    Your Special Ops team has created a new mission and vision, and we will spend the next five Sundays introducing it, but the vision statement is one that everyone should have memorized and seek to live by:

    Good Neighbors becoming better neighbors. 

    For us to do this we will need to get to know our neighbors and know how we can do better. How can we reach our community and be a light? Being a better neighbor is achievable for each one of us. We don’t want this statement to just be beautiful words, we want it to challenge us and transform us into a better people of God. 

     Blessings!

     Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH

LAST MONTH
2019 Budget: $250,384.00
Expenses YTD: $ 14,234.54
Income YTD: $16,517.31
Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $ 419.00
January Altar Rail : $44.00


Online Giving

We are accepting tithes and donations through PayPal. If you are interested:
1. Go to www.paypal.com
2. Setup a personal account
3. Search for MHUMC by our email which is a. murrayhillumc@gmail.com
4. Enter in payment information OR
We are also on Venmo – find us by searching Murray Hill UMC! (this can be downloaded as an app on your phone)

OR
Click Donate Now on the Murray Hill UMC Facebook page and you will be directed straight to PayPal as well!


Can you believe the first month of 2019 is about over? Time flies!!  Y at H had another good meeting in January, but only 22 strong.  Chaplin Kimberly Weir, Dir. of the FL Christian center, had a program presentation of the services available right here in our neighborhood. Housing and support services. I really never knew so many things were there on that campus. We had our usual good food and fellowship but we did wish there were more present. Next month we will have a return of Rochelle Hamm, widow of one of the El Faro seamen lost at sea during the memorable hurricane. Her topic is “Day of Love”. I’m sure she will bring us up on all the changes of care of our seamen. Come and bring a friend. Look forward to seeing everyone next month. Take Care!

-Marjorie Marvin


2/8 – Lock in & Youth Quake Live – meet at the church between 6-7 pm. Pick up Sat 2/9 @ 8 am. $10 per youth

2/23 – Let Your Star Shine at our first annual Talent Show & Silent Auction ! Tickets are $5 each includes spaghetti dinner & show (no charge if participating in talent show).  No Talent too small or too big – All are welcomed and encouraged to participate! 5-9 pm

2/24 –Roller Skating – OP Skate Station $9.00/each (free if not skating!) Meet at church @ 12 return approx. 3pm

**Scholarships available if needed to help cover costs**


SINGLE COMMITTEE MEETING

In this newsletter is the minutes from the meeting to approve MHUMC moving to a single committee meeting. 

Next Meeting:

February 12, 2019 @ 7 pm – New Beginnings Class


Curious about Dinner Church?

Our Conference has provided an opportunity for training and financial support so we can reach out to people in our community and share the gospel for the first time. We will be meeting to study beginning this Fresh Expression by starting a dinner church. If you are curious about this or want to join the team, join us as we study this book together after our morning worship service in the fellowship hall. 


January Praises

  • January 13 we received 4 new members to the church.
  • We have an opportunity to celebrate the faithful service of so many who have dedicated their time and talents to committees like: Worship: Marlene Garberson, Staci Robinson and Dolores Gong.  SPRC: Kathy Lechner, Reba Williams, Pat Crouch, Wendell Blue, and Laura Maner. Finance: Bev Gooddell, Marian Keeler, Fran Meyer, and Marvin Hollis. Nominations: Lois Price. Church Council Chair: Shelby Stevenson.  Although these members are stepping down this year, it is important to recognize them for their contributions! Thank you!
  • The Youth have gone through Usher and Communion Service training with Director of Children & Youth Ministries Michelle Jacobsen, and are eager to start serving MHUMC during worship services! This is vital to a growing church, to teach and pass down the traditions!

A Delayed “Thank You”

My “thank-you’s” to each of you did not make it to the bulletins or newsletters as scheduled. So, I wish now to thank each of you who contributed to the children’s home program. Your money has enabled the staff to provide for the children in many ways; socially, educationally and spiritually. I am grateful for your doing so all year long, and so is our God. “Thank-you” from the children and parents, from the home and staff. – Ann Andrews FLUMCH Rep. 


Special Charge Conference Meeting Notes

•January 15, 2019 members of the church met for a special charge conference meeting to elect and vote on new leaders for 2019. We also discussed moving from 4 separate committee meetings per month to a Single Committee Meetingwhere all 4 groups would meet together.
•The single committee meeting will be comprised of the members of Trustees, SPRC, Finance, Nominations with a Lay leader. •This Single Committee meeting structure is being used by different Methodist Churches. Presiding Elder Kevin Griffin, pastor of Crossroad UMC facilitated the meeting alongside Rev Haley Eccles. 
•The group of members voted to change MHUMC to the single committee meeting structure, which will help us to make key decisions seamlessly by having all chair-persons in one meeting at one time. 
•This group will meet every 2ndTuesday of each month. •Since the SPR committee will be included in this meeting, the discussions will remain completely confidential, and closed to voting members only. 
•If any member of MHUMC has a topic for discussion and wishes for their voice to be heard, they are welcomed and invited to present any topic to the single committee, but the discussions and votes will be closed to voting members only. 
•If you have any questions please feel free to call us in the office during regular office hours!
•Thanks so much to our those members who participated in this special meeting. 


February Anniversaries:

None

February Birthdays:

2/3 Betty Curtis
2/7 Jane Dixon
2/10 Louise Anderson
2/13 Phyllis Caba
2/14 Kathy Lechner
2/14 Staci Robinson
2/16 Marlene Garberson
2/26 Janice Lane
2/28 Lois Price

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound

Louise Anderson, The Browning’s, Anna Hendrix, Roney Hepler, Pat McQuigg, Sue Page, Juanita Pascak, Edith Stevenson, Margaret Woods

Military Members

Sergio Aguilar, Michael Allen, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Adam Hemminger, Calob Jackson, Chris Liggins, Michael Maner, Hollie Parris, Thomas Parrish

Healing & Life

Adside, Stills & Hester Families, The Presley’s, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Pat Freeman, Joyce Eatman, The Voss’s, Kanter & Price Family, Jackie Samble, Topolski Family, Tim Carlisle, Trish Daniel, Barbara Glover, Mason Jones, Mary Boles, David Cosentino, The Webb’s, Dolores Gong, Wanda Braddock, Lucy Wing, Megan Wilson, Pat Robinson, Susan Brock

*Please Re-Submit Requests For An Updated List* Thanks!


On the calendar:

2/7 @ 10 am – Mary Martha
2/9 @ 3 pm – Lillian Churchwell
2/12 @ 7 pm – Church Committee Meeting
2/21 @ 11 am – Friendship Lunch
2/25 @ 6:30 – United Methodist Men

Usher Schedule:

Feb 3: Willis Webb, Rob Meyer, Dave & Nancy Madden
Feb 10: Andrea, Andre, TJ, KK, Myra and Kimoria
Feb 17: Willis Webb, Charlie Lechner, Dave & Nancy Madden
Feb 24: Eric Robinson, Richard Carroll,   Rob Meyer, Bev Goodell

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Chuck & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

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January Newsletter

Dear Murray Hill Church,

Happy New Year!

It seems that sometime in the fall we find ourselves on a steep slope through the holidays and into a New Year. Time passes so quickly, and we find ourselves looking back as we look forward into 2019. It becomes a time to count our blessings, assess our progress, face our shortcomings, and to invite growth in the coming year. It becomes a time to set goals and resolutions.

For the most part, I don’t set resolutions, as I’ve been jaded by how quickly I can abandon the lofty goals I set for myself. However, every year I set reading goals for myself. I try to grow to read more books than the year before or find more variety in what I read or seek to read as much for learning as I do for pleasure. 

This year, I am committing to read through the Bible chronologically over the year. I also find that taking on goals publicly allows for accountability, so I plan to read daily through Instagram live. You can take the challenge with me by reading on your own time or listening to my narration by following me @revhaleygrace. Regardless, I am looking to 2019 to be a year filled with grace and growth in myself and in our church and community. 

Blessings!

Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH

LAST MONTH
2018 Budget: $276,324.00
Year End Expenses : $ 239,135.91
Year End Income : $ 221,868.03*
* At the time of printing*

Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $ 8,193.00
December Altar Rail (UMCOR): $40.00


Online Giving

We are accepting tithes and donations through PayPal. If you are interested:
1. Go to www.paypal.com
2. Setup a personal account
3. Search for MHUMC by our email which is a. murrayhillumc@gmail.com
4. Enter in payment information OR
We are also on Venmo – find us by searching Murray Hill UMC! (this can be downloaded as an app on your phone)

OR
Click Donate Now on the Murray Hill UMC Facebook page and you will be directed straight to PayPal as well!


The feeling of Christmas abound as 55+ members and friends of Young at Heart came together for our Christmas party.  We had many wonderful foods prepared by Jane and Larry Dixon.  Thank you Dixons! Steve Chapman had all singing some the favorites of the Christmas season.  George Robinson recognized Art Cape and Marvin Hollis for their long dedication and service to Young at Heart.  Art-3 years and Marvin-8 years and still going.  Thanks guys you are truly loved and appreciated.  Jim Harp thank  you for just being you and giving us so many wonderful devotionals and inspiring stories.  Well the next meeting, Jan. 10, 2019 at the regular time, we’ll have as the program Kimberly Weir, Exec. Director of the FL Christian Center  I know what is coming in Feb too but that has to wait.  Look forward to seeing all.  HAPPY NEW YEAR

-Marjorie Marvin


Jan 6th – Jan 7th Youth Lock In and New Years Bash! 6th grade – 12th grade
Pajamas…..bowling…..movie…..games….food!!

Jan 19th – Citywide Worship Night @ Murray Hill Theater All Ages – Free Event! 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Jan 20th – MLK Event (more info to follow) January Lessons – We will focus on Community!


Poinsettia & Mission Wreath

The total collected from the Mission Wreath was – $1946.00. That means that both the Florida United Methodist Children’sHome and DLC Nurse & Learn will each receive $973.00. This will make a huge impact for both of these ministries, as they continue to provide vital services to children in need.

The Poinsettias which were left over after Christmas were paid for by the Joy Team and have been taken to our homebound and shut-ins by the staff!


Ecumenical Vespers

The 6th Northeast Florida Ecumenical Vesper Service will take place at Southside UMC, Jacksonville. Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. of the Florida Conference will preside. Rev. Jay Therrell, North East Superintendent, will be the master of ceremony.

Service Time January 24, 2019 @ 6pm


VBS Volunteer Meeting

The VBS Volunteer Meeting will take place January 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We would love to see you there!


January Anniversaries:

None

January Birthdays:

1/7 Richard Carroll
1/14 Beverly Goodell
1/15 Austin Browning
1/15 Radonna Tyler
1/18 Mathew Williamson
1/28 Harold Voss

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound
Louise Anderson, The Browning’s, Anna Hendrix, RoneyHepler, Pat McQuigg, Sue Page, Juanita Pascak, Edith Stevenson, Margaret Woods
Military Members
Sergio Aguilar, Michael Allen, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Adam Hemminger, Calob Jackson, Chris Liggins, Michael Maner, Hollie Parris, Thomas Parrish
Healing & Life
Adside, Stills & Hester Families, The Presley’s, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Pat Freeman, Joyce Eatman, The Voss’s,Kanter & Price Family, Jackie Samble, Topolski Family, Tim Carlisle, Trish Daniel, Barbara Glover, Mason Jones, MaryBoles, David Cosentino, The Webb’s, Dolores Gong,Wanda Braddock, Lucy Wing, Megan Wilson, Pat Robinson, Susan Brock

*Please Re-Submit Requests For An Updated List* Thanks!


On the calendar:

1/3 – 10am – Mary Martha Circle
1/3 – 6:30pm – Lillian Churchwell Circle
1/17 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
1/21 – Happy MLK day
1/24 – 6pm – Ecumenical Vespers at Southside UMC lead by Bishop Carter
1/28 – 6:30pm – UMM

**COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Pending Charge Conference approval, we are moving toward a single committee meeting where Finance, Trustees and SPRC can meet together once a month. We will have updates on this as they become available.

Usher Schedule:

Jan 6: Eric Robinson, Charlie Lechner Dave & Nancy Madden
Jan 13: Willis Webb, Richard Carroll, Rob Meyer, Beverly Goodell
Jan 20: Eric Robinson, Beverly Goodell, Dave & Nancy Madden
Jan 27: Richard Carroll, Willis Webb, Eric Robinson, Charlie Lechner

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Chuck & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

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December Newsletter

Dear Murray Hill Church,

I still love looking at the nativity set we had in our house growing up. I don’t think I am the only kid who played with this set like I would have a doll house, creating conversations between Mary and Joseph, the animals, the shepherds, and the delicate angel that hung at the peak of the manger. I especially loved the small ceramic baby that I could pick up from his toy bed of straw to hold him, rock him and sing to him.

It has been years since I have been able to so carefully consider these figures I put out every year. As an adult, the pressures of creating a great Christmas for my family and now my church family have turned my set into an item on my to do list. So this year, instead of placing out the set all at once, I will be adding a character or two each week as we encounter them in our sermon series. We will consider Mary, Joseph, the animals, the angels, the shepherds and of course Jesus. Our series will end on epiphany when the wise men come to meet God’s son.

The challenge to experience stillness and wait as children do throughout the season is difficult, but I hope you will set aside the worries of the season for an hour and just hold onto the stories of Christmas. May we meet Christ anew this season!

Blessings!

Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH

2018 Budget: $276,324.00
Expenses to Date: $222,146.62
Income to Date: $204,150.28
Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $ 7397.00

November Altar Rail (Pastors Discretionary): $ 22.00


Online Giving

We are no longer accepting payments through Vanco and have switched over to PayPal. This is a much easier way to set up one-time payments, and recurring giving online. If this is something that interests you, but you are unsure how to open an account, please call Tabytha in the office for some help!


Staff Love Offering

The pastor and staff have worked hard for the congregation this year. It has become a tradition to give a monetary gift at Christmas time. We would like to make this a special year with our love offering by showing our appreciation. The contributions will be divided among the staff. If you would like to make a contribution, please mark your gift“love offering” and put it in the offeringplate, or send it to the office between November 4th and December 9th.


As we near the end of another year we have SO MUCH to be thankful for, look about, its there! You missed out on the program presented by some of the members of the School Safety Patrol of the Ruth N Upson Elementary School. Great Kids! I must really be ancient as Miss Upson was a very young “straight laced” lady who kept order by clapping hands and raising right hand as giving Boy Scout sign. You could hear a pin drop, she was a very respected principle. Well, where were you Nov 8? Missed you!!! Well be having our Christmas party this year, December 13th @at MHUMC Fellowship Hall, the Dixon’s are catering. If you have not yet paid, please send $12.00 to Sandy Bahret (cash or check). Don’t forget to bring a gift to exchange, $5.00 limit!!! Look forward to seeing ALL!

-Marjorie Marvin


12/15 Cookies & Caroling – meet at MHUMC at 6pm  to   carol around the neighborhood – everyone is   welcome to join! Afterwards we will have   cookies & hot cocoa in the Fellowship Hall

12/16 Kids Christmas Party – 2-4pm pre-K – 4th

12/16 Gift Wrapping Fundraiser – 9 am – 2 pm: bring   your presents for the kids & youth to wrap,   donations accepted to fund children & youth   activities & excursions!

12/23 Youth “Ugly Sweater” Christmas party: crazy   games, lots of food, ugly sweater contest 5-8   pm, grades 5th– 12th


Advent Series
“Living The Nativity”
Meeting The Characters in Our Nativity Scene

Nov. 25 – 1stSunday of Advent – Mary
10:30 am Traditional Service
5 pm Advent Wreath Making

Dec. 2 – 2ndSunday of Advent – Joseph
10:30 am Traditional Service
6:15 pm Supper & Contemporary Service

Dec. 9 – 3rdSunday of Advent – The Animals
10:30 am Traditional Service
6:15 pm Supper & Contemporary Service

Dec. 16 – Silent Night! Holy Night! Christmas Cantata
10:30 am Cantata Service
NO EVENING SERVICE

Dec. 23 – 4thSunday of Advent – The Shepherds
10:30 am Traditional & Contemporary Combined
NO EVENING SERVICE

Dec. 24th
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 6 pm
**Transportation Available**
Call the office 387-4406

Dec. 30th
1st Worship Breakfast – 10:30 am
A special time for prayer and fellowship.


December Anniversaries:

12/4 Eric & Meredith Robinson
12/22 Larry & Beverly Goodell
12/31 Charles & Rheta Voss

December Birthdays:

12/4 Tiffany Dixon
12/6 Mary Swearingen
12/6 Beth Bozeman
12/7 Gloria Larsen
12/11 Stephen Singletary
12/14 Linda Edmonds
12/18 Colette Harris
12/18 MarjeanWindhaus
12/19 Gail Carroll
12/20 Margaret Woods
12/23 Adam Turley
12/23 Elizabeth Hudson
12/25 Margaret Moore
12/31 Joyce Eatman

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound: Louise Anderson, The Browning’s, Anna Hendrix, Roney Hepler, Pat McQuigg, Sue Page, Juanita Pascak, Edith Stevenson, Margaret Woods

Military Members: Sergio Aguilar, Michael Allen, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Adam Hemminger, Calob Jackson, Chris Liggins, Michael Maner, Hollie Parris, Thomas Parrish

Healing & Life: Adside, Stills & Hester Families, The Presley’s, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Pat Freeman, Joyce Eatman, The Voss’s, Kanter & Price Family, Jackie Samble, Topolski Family, Tim Carlisle, Trish Daniel, Barbara Glover, Mason Jones, Mary Boles, David Cosentino, The Webb’s, Dolores Gong, Wanda Braddock

*Please Re-Submit Requests For An Updated List* Thanks!


On the calendar:

12/4 – 7pm – SPRC meeting
12/6 – 10am – Mary Martha Circle
12/6 – 6:30pm – Lillian Churchwell Circle
12/11 – 7pm – Trustees Meeting
12/15 – 6pm – Cookies & Caroling
12/16 – 9am-2pm – Children and Youth Giftwrap Fundraiser
12/16 – 2pm – Children Christmas Party
12/18 – 7pm – Finance Meeting
12/20 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
12/23 – 5pm – Youth Christmas Party
No UMM This Month.

Usher Schedule:

Dec 2: Charlie Lechner, Willis Webb, Richard Carroll, Rob Meyer
Dec 9: Beverly Goodell, Eric Robinson, Dave & Nancy Madden
Dec 16: Charlie Lechner, Richard Carroll, Rob Meyer, Willis Webb
Dec 23:Eric Robinson, Beverly Goodell, Rob Meyer, Richard Carroll
Dec 30: Willis Webb, Charlie Lechner, Dave & Nancy Madden

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Chuck & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

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November Newsletter

Dear Murray Hill Church,

As we enter into November, I am reminded of one of my favorite verses:

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures throughout all generations.” -Ps. 100:4-5

God has been so good to us. We have finished up a full month of ministry and God has provided good weather, good fellowship and fun. God has been merciful so that even in the midst of a storm and lighting strike we have been protected, damage has been minimized, and our trustees are setting allthings right. And God’s truth continues as we study the word and look for God’s guidance in ourministry.

I pray all of you can reflect and list God’s goodness,mercy and truth at work in your lives.

Blessings!
Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH
2018 Budget: $276,324.00
Expenses to Date: $205,829.19
Income to Date: $183,134.28

Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $6,628.00
October Altar Rail (Scouts): $44.00

THIS MONTH:
Altar Rail Monies in November go to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.

*If you are unable to come to church but would like to give to these special funds, please indicate on the memo of your check and tithing envelope*


Online Giving

We are no longer accepting payments through Vanco and have switched over to PayPal. This is a much easier way to set up one-time payments, and recurring giving online. If this is something that interests you, but you are unsure how to open an account, please call Tabytha in the office for some help!


Staff Love Offering

The pastor and staff have worked hard for the congregation this year. It has become a tradition to give a monetary gift at Christmas time. We would like to make this a special year with our love offering by showing our appreciation. The contributions will be divided among the staff. If you would like to make a contribution, please mark your gift“love offering” and put it in the offeringplate, or send it to the office between November 4th and December 9th.


Thank God that Hurricane Michael did not cause us to have to cancel our meeting. We are so sorry for the loss felt by so many of our fellow Floridians. But here in Jacksonville we had an outstanding meeting! There were 12 songs on our list and we sang 2 verses of every song. We are so thankful that Rheta Voss accompanied us on the piano and for Richard Carroll keeping us on key. We shared stories in between singing; one humorous one about psychedelic hard boiled eggs. Please save the date for our Christmas party: Dec. 13, right here at the church in the Fellowship Hall. Start shopping now for your $5 exchange gift.

Fondly, Gail Carroll

**Next month our program will be a “White Table Ceremony” by Ruth Upson Elementary School SafetyPatrol, introduced by Nancy Beecher. We hope to see you on November 8 @ 10:30 a.m.


October Praises From Murray Hill

October Praises

  • We had a great turn out for Fall Festival, especially in the amount of Volunteers and members who showed up to participate with the community! The church also made $485.00 from the sale of chicken dinners, bake sale items and vendor fees! What a blessing!
  • We had our Annual Charge Conference with multiple attendees to report and reflect on all the things happening within our church and District! It is a great way to feel connected to the body of Christ through such a large scale event!
  • We had our Trunk-Or-Treat celebration here in the church parking lot! There were so many cute costumes, and decorations from our volunteers. We are blessed to have so many members who participated to make the children’s’ evening special!
  • For the first time, we participated in Murray-Hill-O- Ween which was a fantastic opportunity to fellowship, pray and talk with some of our neighbors whom we had never gotten a chance to speak with.
  • We had a wonderful afternoon, made possible only by all of you who came out to the Pastor’s Appreciation celebration. I am honored to be apart of the Murray Hill UMC family, and excited to see what the next season here will look like.

    God is on the move in Murray Hill!


November Anniversaries:

11/6 Annon & Beth Bozeman
11/15 Charles & Laura Maner

November Birthdays:

11/3 Glennis McNeil
11/3 Pat McQuigg
11/3 Wendy Blue
11/4 Reba Williams
11/4 Meredith Robinson
11/4 Marvin Hollis
11/5 Ann Andrews
11/9 Naomi Stahl
11/12 Ethel Hall
11/12 Edith Stevenson
11/14 Ruth Glenn
11/17 Dolores Gong
11/24 George Robinson
11/26 Willis Webb
11/26 Pat Robinson
11/27 Marjorie Marvin
11/27 Nancy Madden

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound: Louise Anderson, Anna Hendrix, Sue Page, Margaret Woods, Pat McQuigg, Austin & Dot Browning, Juanita Pascak, Roney Hepler

Military Members: Michael Allen, Calob Jackson, Michael Maner, Thomas & Hollie Parrish, Sergio Aguilar, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Chris Liggins, Adam Hemminger

Health & Healing: Webb Family, Don & Mary Presley, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Stills Family, Adside Family, Hester Family, Mason Jones, Nate & Mary Boles, Tim Carlisle, Pat Freeman, Trish Daniel, Joyce Eatman, Edith Stevenson, Barbara Glover, Delores Gong, Kevin & Keith, David Cosentino, Kanter Family, Price Family, Lucy Wing, Sarah & Ava Farmer, Kifer Family, Barbara Glover, Jackie Samble, Joyce Eatman, Topolski Family


On the calendar:

11/1 – 10am – Mary Martha Circle
11/1 – 6:30pm – Lillian Churchwell Circle
11/6 – 7pm – SPRC meeting
11/13 – 7pm – Trustees Meeting
11/15 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
11/20 – 7pm – Finance Meeting
11/26 – UMM Dinner & Meeting

Usher Schedule:

Nov 4: Richard Carroll, Charlie Lechner, Dave & Nancy Madden
Nov 11: Eric Robinson, Rob Meyer, Willis Webb, Beverly Goodell
Nov 18: Dave & Nancy Madden, Willis Webb, Charlie Lechner
Nov 25: Eric Robinson, Richard Carroll, Rob Meyer, Beverly Goodell

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Church & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

 

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October Newsletter

You’re Invited, Murray Hill UMC!

On October 20th, our district is holding its second ever, super-charged conference. Rather than the charge conferences of the past, this event brings all of our churches together and focuses on celebrating and seeing the glory of God in the work being done throughout Northeast Florida. Those who attended last year will tell you that this isn’t a boring church business meeting, but it is worshipful, inspirational, and hopeful as we consider where God is moving in our own community. The meeting is lead by what is called the “three L’s” and it is how we will be leading all of our church meetings starting next year. Those L’s are: Loving, Learning and Leading. It is important to start with Loving, as it builds a foundation of trust and grounds the work of the church in the love of God. After all, we love because God first loved us (1 Jn. 4:19). Next, we move to Learning. This is an opportunity to add to our toolbox. We might learn from what other churches are doing. We might learn from leadership resources and books. We might learn from a helpful video of lecture on a relevant subject, or we might learn from the collective experience in the room. At the Super-charged conference, we often are learning from our fellow churches who are experimenting and finding success in reaching new people in new ways. Finally, Leading brings us to the next steps and what we are to do. It is easy to want to rush to the “doing” phase, but going through the first steps allows us to consider action only after the preparation is done. I hope you will come be a part of this conference day and see the three L’s in action.

Blessings!   Pastor Haley


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH
2018 Budget: $276,324.00
Expenses to Date: $186,467.68
Income to Date: $164,683.26
Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $5,831.00
September Altar Rail (): $
5th Sunday FLUMCH Offering: $

THIS MONTH:
Altar Rail Monies go to Scouts.

*If you are unable to come to church but would like to give to these special funds, please indicate on the memo of your check and tithing envelope*


We are excited to share that we now have online tithing options!

To get started, download the GivePlusChurch app for free from the App Store onto your mobile phone. Then, search Murray Hill United Methodist Church, which should bring up our church address. You can then easily make donations to a number of funds using your debit card or your checking/savings account.

If you prefer, you can sign up and create an account at vancopayments.com. If you need help with either one of these 2 options, please call Tabytha in the office!


Good to see all! Little did we know how blessed we were to not have all the horrible effects of Florence. So many lives forever changed. Thank you Lisefor the informative program of available aid programs provided by FEMA. A lot of help comes from self, mentally and physically. Some of the tips were great. I guess I just don’t think too much or think it will not happen to me. Just be prepared! Once again good fellowship and food. About food – we are having a birthday celebration in October. Can you believe Young at Heart will be 33 years old? WOW! Food, fun and fellowship. We will probably even have a cake some DON’T bring any sweets! Our next meeting is on OCTOBER 11that 10:30 am. Hope to see you!

Blessings & Take Care,   – Marjorie Marvin


Thank you in the name of the FUMCH for your putting into action “love thy neighbor as yourself.” The home will now be even more capable of shaping the lives of their children and youth so that they might leave there to become mature and caring and responsible adults.
You have been so wise in steering them in their endeavors in education, recreation, social and spiritual development. God is well pleased with your part in caring for the children, as am I. God bless you all!

In Christ’s Name,
Ann Andrews
Children’s Home Representative


September Praises From Murray Hill

Yet another UMM Chili Sale has taken place and was once again a success. These events are only possible because of the faithful volunteers who come to cook, buy and show support to the ministry of the United Methodist Men. Thank you!
üWe praise God once again for the Trustees who are working diligently to repair and replace all of the systems and electronics that were so severely affected by the lighting event back in August. It is still an ongoing process but we know that both God and the church sees the hard work, and appreciates it!
For the past 6 weeks, we have been gathering supplies, reaching out to our partners and held meetings regarding our annual Fall Festival. This event is so important in reaching out to our local community and we praise God for all those who have volunteered to help in some capacity.
While we have been enjoying the fresh look in Worley Hall, we neglected last month to properly thank everyone who came together in this group effort. DLC Nurse & Learn was able to get the flooring donated through the Deerwood Rotary Club and much of the labor and materials was donated by John Runionof Designer Lifestyles.
üPastor Haley spent three days attending M-Lab, a unique training in innovating and discovering creative solutions to problems. The Bishop hosted this training for select clergy so to better equip churches to spread the gospel to a world that is apathetic or averse to the church.

Fall festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 11 am – 2 pm. Please prayerfully consider how you would like to participate in this evangelism event for the whole community! Here are some ways:

1.  Provide one of your favorite sweet treats to selling the bake sale to replenish the budget

  1. Sign up to volunteer your time on Oct 13
  2. Donate snacks, drinks or money in your tithes & offerings designated for the event

October Anniversaries:

10/26 – Dave & Nancy Madden

October Birthdays:

10/1 Eileen Cooper
10/2 Julia Zilla
10/4 Ashley Allen
10/8 Pat Crouch
10/8 Carolyn Singletary
10/12 Connor Wing
10/18 Gene Glenn
10/20 William Tzan
10/22 Jack Lane
10/23 Marian Keeler
10/24 Lois Lambert

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound– Louise Anderson,The Browning’s,  Anna Hendrix, Roney Hepler, Pat McQuigg, Sue Page, Edith Stevenson, Margaret Woods

Those Serving in the Military: Sergio Aguilar, Michael Allen, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Adam Hemminger, CalobJackson, Chris Liggins, Michael Maner, Hollie Parrish, Thomas Parrish

Health, Healing & Life—AdsideFamily, Ann Andrews, Sandy Bahret, Mary Boles, Gail Carroll, Tim Carlisle, David Cosentino, Johnathan Crouch, Edith Dunn, Joyce Eatman, Betty Emmanuel, Pat Freeman, Barbara Glover, Dolores Gong, Ethel Hall, Hester Family, George Johnson, Walter Johnston, Mason Jones, Kanter Family, The Kerr Family, KiferFamily, Dot Kight, Hank Knox, Mary Magill, Brenda McNeil, Fran Meyer, Cindy Nadaski, Presley Family, Robert Price, Pat Robinson, Jackie Samble, Stills Family, TopolskiFamily, Roseanne Vernon, Donna Voss, Webb Family, Lucy Wing, Gladys Wofford


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October 20, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cross Road Church UMC
Murray Hill UMC leaders who attended last year indicated this was a wonderful time of worship and connection. Come with us and help us represent the work God is doing at MHUMC!


On the calendar:

10/2 – 7pm – SPRC meeting
10/4 – 10am – Mary Martha Circle
10/4 – 6:30pm – Lillian Churchwell Circle
10/9 – 7pm – Trustees Meeting
10/16 – 7pm – Finance Meeting
10/18 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
10/22 – UMM Dinner & Meeting
10/28 – 1pm – Budget Meeting
10/30 – Church Council Meeting

Usher Schedule:

Oct 7: Charlie Lechner, Dave & Nancy Madden, Richard Carroll
Oct 14: Eric Robinson, Bev Goodell, Shelby Stevenson, Willis Webb
Oct 21:  Rob Meyer, Richard Carroll, Dave & Nancy Madden
Oct 28:Willis Webb, Eric Robinson, Rob Meyer, Charlie Lechner

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Church & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

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September Newsletter

Dear Murray Hill Church,

Happy September! While we aren’t feeling the relief from the heat yet, I personally love the beginning of Fall. It’s my favorite time of year, and because it’s associated with the beginning of School, it has always felt like a season of new beginnings. We will be celebrating a new beginning very soon for our office manager, Tabytha and her husband Mike. Asa Grant Hill is due this month, and I know he is going to have the most wonderful parents. We will have to have a little flexibility as Tabytha will be out for several weeks, getting accustomed to motherhood, and working very part time for several weeks before transitioning back into her role. Tabytha has been doing a wonderful job planning ahead and making preparations, but we know that her absence will be felt as she is so fantastic at her job! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you are concerned anything might fall through the cracks. We know that this child will be a blessing to his parents and to our church who will love and support him as an extended member of this church family.

God’s richest blessings,

Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH
2018 Budget: $260,970.50 Expenses to Date: $174,749.44
Income to Date: $150,788.04
Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $4,941.00
August Altar Rail (DLC): $41.50
5th Sunday FLUMCH Offering: $327.00

THIS MONTH:
Altar Rail Monies go to WSCO.

*If you are unable to come to church but would like to give to these special funds, please indicate on the memo of your check and tithing envelope*


We are excited to share that we now have online tithing options!

To get started, download the GivePlusChurch app for free from the App Store onto your mobile phone. Then, search Murray Hill United Methodist Church, which should bring up our church address. You can then easily make donations to a number of funds using your debit card or your checking/savings account.

If you prefer, you can sign up and create an account at vancopayments.com. If you need help with either one of these 2 options, please call Tabytha in the office!


Where did the month go? Time is running at a rapid speed. With that said, it is hard to believe that our Murray Hill Library will be 50 years old. Judy Klein of the library board spoke giving us some of the plans for a celebration. Do you remember when it opened? Judy would love to talk with you about it. So glad to have Sandy back with us, looking good! We only had 24 present, where is everyone? Good fellowship and food as usual. Next Month, Lise McKenney will present a program “Hurricanes”, FEMA: Past, Present & Future. Areyou ready? Come join us and bring a friend or neighbor. Hope to see you Thursday, Sept 13 @ 10:30 am.

Blessings & Take Care, – Marjorie Marvin


God wills for me to offer His gratitude for your caring so much for all of the children in the home in Enterprise, FL. Your dollars enable the staff to encourage, guide, and direct the children & youth who so need to be uplifted. You should surely feel deeply empowered by being such an important role in the development of so many young lives.

Thank you again, in the name of our Lord.
Ann Andrews
Children’s Home Representative


August Praises From Murray Hill

✓New flooring has been installed in Worley Hall, including the downstairs hallway, library, and DLC offices! This project has brought new life to Worley Hall, along with the beautiful mural painted in the hallway by Nancy Jantz. The church library has also been cleaned out a great deal thanks to our volunteers! Please feel free to head over and see the improvements!

✓The Trustees have been working tirelessly to correct the damages that were taken during the lightning storm on August 1st. God has provided us with such willing members to take care of these unforeseen events in a timely manner.

✓The annual Youth Lake Excursion was once again a huge success. There were 12 youth in attendance; so many that they couldn’t all fit in the van! We had such wonderful members and volunteers make this day special for everyone involved!


9/29 “FREE Mental Health First Aid”
Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism. Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing
an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

PLEASE SIGN UP BY CALLING THE OFFICE 387-4406 OR VIA EMAIL MURRAYHILLUMC@GMAIL.COM OR ON THE BULLETIN BOARD

Fall festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 11 am – 2 pm. Please prayerfully consider how you would like to participate in this evangelism event for the whole community! Here are some ways:

1.  Provide one of your favorite sweet treats to selling the bake sale to replenish the budget

  1. Sign up to volunteer your time on Oct 13
  2. Donate snacks, drinks or money in your tithes & offerings designated for the event

The UMM Chili Sale is set to take place on 9/21! Quarts of chili will sell for $7 per quart and free delivery is available for purchases over 5 quarts! Feel free to call Tabytha in the office, or Thom May or Richard Carroll to put in your order! Take Out orders only!


September Anniversaries:

9/26 – Ray & Jackie Merritt

September Birthdays:

9/2 – Anette Cook
9/7 – Tasha Brown
9/8 – Philbert Piccone
9/11 – Libby Caba
9/12 – Joe McVey
9/13 – David McNeil
9/17 – Greg Topolski
9/18 – Nikki Brown
9/23 – Lucy Wing
9/24 – Terrence Davis
9/25 – Roney Hepler
9/25 – Jackie Merritt
9/25 – Olivia Zilla
9/28 – Charles Voss
9/29 – Robyn Williamson
9/29 – Bonnie Ennis
9/30 – William Keeler

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound: Louise Anderson, Anna Hendrix, Sue Page, Margaret Woods, Pat McQuigg, Austin & Dot Browning, Juanita Pascak, Roney Hepler

Military Members: Michael Allen, Calob Jackson, Michael Maner, Thomas & Hollie Parrish, Sergio Aguilar, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Chris Liggins, Adam Hemminger

Health & Healing: Webb Family, Don & Mary Presley, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Stills Family, Adside Family, Hester Family, Mason Jones, Nate & Mary Boles, Tim Carlisle, Pat Freeman, Trish Daniel, Joyce Eatman, Edith Stevenson, Barbara Glover, Delores Gong, Kevin & Keith, David Cosentino, Kanter Family, Price Family, Lucy Wing, Sarah & Ava Farmer, Kifer Family, Barbara Glover, Jackie Samble, Joyce Eatman, Topolski Family, Kerr Family, Pat Robinson,


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October 20, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cross Road Church UMC
Murray Hill UMC leaders who attended last year indicated this was a wonderful time of worship and connection. Come with us and help us represent the work God is doing at MHUMC!


On the calendar:

9/4 – 7pm – SPRC meeting
9/6 – 10am – Mary Martha Circle
9/6 – 6:30pm – Lillian Churchwell Circle
9/11 – 7pm – Trustees Meeting
9/18 – 7pm – Finance Meeting
9/20 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
9/21 – UMM Chili Sale
9/24 – UMM Dinner and Meeting

Usher Schedule:

September 2: Charlie Lechner, Shelby Stevenson, Richard Carroll, Rob Meyer
September 9: Bev Goodell, Eric Robinson, Dave & Nancy Madden
September 16: Charlie Lechner, Nikki Brown, Willis Webb, Richard Carroll
September 23: Bev Goodell, Eric Robinson, Rob Meyer, Shelby Stevenson,
September 30: Willis Webb, Nikki Brown, Dave & Nancy Madden

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Church & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson

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We’re Hiring

We are hiring for two positions: Director of Traditional Worship and Director of Children and Youth. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to murrayhillumc@gmail.com.


Title: DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

Classification: Part-time

Responsible to: Pastor

Compensation & Hours: Contract. Compensation determined by education and experience.

 

Job Description:

Murray Hill United Methodist Church is a congregation located in one of the most diverse parts of Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1927, it has engaged in the mission of “sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Music has been a key way to connect our worshiping congregation to their growing faith lives. Our morning worship service follows the traditional hymns and liturgies. We are looking for a director of traditional worship who will be able to lead our morning worship, including leading the choir and congregation in singing through voice and playing the piano and/or organ. Our current order of worship includes three congregational hymns and two anthems led by the choir.

Qualifications:

This position must be filled by someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, showing the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their life. He or she must uphold the basic tenants of faith as well as the doctrines of the United Methodist Church. He or she must have a love of music and a desire to utilize this passion to connect others to their faith. As a leader of the choir, this person would also lead this group of people and support them in their talent, faith and lives. He or she must be able to play the piano and would ideally be able to play the organ as well. The director of traditional worship will remain accountable to the pastor and the staff parish relations committee (SPRC) in their job and responsibilities. Applicants must be able to pass a background screening.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate a life of growing and active faith.
  1. Plan music for weekly traditional worship services and holy days (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, and others)
  2. Plan and arrange two Cantatas for Christmas and Easter to be performed during morning worship services as coordinated with the Pastor and Worship Committee.
  3. Direct Chancel Choir
  4. Coordinate tuning and maintenance for pipe organ and all pianos. Report concerns regarding music equipment to Pastor and Trustees.
  5. Coordinate worship plans with Pastor
  6. Attend and report at Worship Committee meetings (as scheduled)
  7. Give Office Manager information for weekly bulletins
  8. Maintain music library
  9. Oversee budget for music library, music equipment, special music fund, organ fund, piano/organ maintenance & tuning.
  10. Hire guest musicians for special services (as appropriate)

Title: DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Classification: Part-time

Responsible to: Pastor

Compensation & Hours: $10-12/hr for an average of 15-18 hours per week

 

Job Description:

Murray Hill United Methodist Church is a congregation located in one of the most diverse parts of Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1927, it has engaged in the mission of “sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Therefore, engagement with the children and youth allows the opportunity to shape and transform the next generation and make an impact for the Kingdom in our community. Murray Hill has a small children and youth ministry with unlimited potential to grow. Currently, we serve between 5-12 children and 2-7 youths per Sunday. Economic challenges in our community require creativity to use and stretch resources. However, we believe that the best resource we have is the love of God and this small group provides opportunity to invest in developing relationships with children and families that reinforce the love and grace of God working in each of their lives.

Qualifications:

This position must be filled by someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, showing the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their life. He or she must uphold the basic tenants of faith as well as the doctrines of the United Methodist Church. He or she must have a love of children and youth and a strong commitment to their growth of faith in our church community. They should also wish to connect the children and youth of the community to the church who have yet been unreached and would benefit from skills in outreach through community partners, social media, and face-to-face interactions. Further, in our multi-generational congregation, this director should be able to communicate the activities of the children and youth ministry to the congregation, and provide opportunities for church members to partner in the development of our children and youth in their faith through giving, volunteering, prayers, relationship building, etc. The director of children and youth will remain accountable to the pastor and the staff parish relations committee (SPRC) in their job and responsibilities. He or she should be able to equip, support and coordinate volunteers while always upholding our Children and Youth Protection Policy. This position requires someone with a flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends as children and youth events require. Applicants must be able to pass a background screening. Ideally, this director would have the equivalent of two years post-secondary education and/or two years of experience working with children and youth.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate a life of growing and active faith.
  2. Work closely with the pastor to direct the mission and vision of children and youth ministry as well as any programs, activities, or objectives that will assist in fulfilling this purpose.
  3. Lead Christian education by selecting curriculum appropriate for children and youth’s growth.
  4. Maintain, recruit and train volunteer leaders for children and youth programs and special events.
  5. Attend all children and youth events including: Sunday School, Kid’s Club, Spring and Fall Festivals, Trunk-or-Treat, Vacation Bible School, etc.
  6. Build relationships with children, youth and families through time with them during church events as well as follow-up phone calls, home visits, and other opportunities for support.
  7. Ensure child safety by upholding the Child and Youth Protection Policy.
  8. Guide children and youth during worship and provide assistance with focusing through creating aides such as “busy bags.”
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July Newsletter

Dear Murray Hill Church,

It’s hard to believe we are already in July. Time moves so fast, and that’s becoming especiallyapparent to me as I watch Eli changing everyday. This month is so special as it begins with Eli’s baptism. This sacrament seals something that Kris and I have known from day one, God’s grace is already working in his life. However, his baptism also asks a serious question of us. This ritual calls on all of us as church members to raise him to know this grace and acknowledge God in his life. We are being asked to proclaim the gospel, to model Christian love and forgiveness, to equip him to serve the church, and learn to follow and trust God. It’s helpful for me to remember that while I take on this role in Eli’s baptism, I am also renewing this role to anyone who is apart of our church. There is a call we receive from baptism to do the work of this church outlined in the words we say in baptism. July is a great time for us to renew this call as we often take time in the summer to renew and refresh ourselves through vacations, time with family and other activities. I pray for each of us, as we spend so much time in water in the summer time, that we would remember the baptismal waters and who we are in Christ.

Blessings!
Rev. Haley Eccles


Thank you, Murray Hill UMC, for your continued faithfulness! 

LAST MONTH
2018 Budget: $276,324.00 Expenses to Date: $128,511.07
Income to Date: $115,619.90
Thrift Store Earnings YTD: $3,806.00
June Altar Rail (UMCOR): $117.00
Father’s Day Dedications (Scouts): $299.00

THIS MONTH:
Altar Rail Monies go to the Good Samaritan Fund

*If you are unable to come to church but would like to give to these special funds, please indicate on the memo of your check and tithing envelope*


We are excited to share that we now have online tithing options!

To get started, download the GivePlusChurch app for free from the App Store onto your mobile phone. Then, search Murray Hill United Methodist Church, which should bring up our church address. You can then easily make donations to a number of funds using your debit card or your checking/savings account.

If you prefer, you can sign up and create an account at vancopayments.com. If you need help with either one of these 2 options, please call Tabytha in the office!


As I sit here today it is hard for me to believe that we are ending the first 6 months of the year. Time flies when you are having fun. Missed a lot of people and hope to see you in July. You missed a great visit from Captain Butler, a therapy dog who came with Rebekah Harp, who showed us how she uses her dogs in the classroom. It is amazing how children, different needs and ages respond to learning with the presence of dogs. Rebekah obviously loves her job and her animals. On July 12 @ 10:30 am Richard Carroll will present a patriotic program and we willbe having our “in house” July picnic. Bring your smiling face and favorite dish!

Blessings & Take Care,
Marjorie Marvin


 

It was another amazing year for VBS 2018! On the very first day we saw 36 participants, 18 volunteers and 5 parents for a total of 59 in fellowship in the name of Jesus!

We had story time, arts & crafts, science projects, as well as music, and dinner served to every single person involved! There was an incredible amount of planning, preparation and participation to make such a large event the success that it was.

There were so many glory sightings, ranging from volunteers being flexible to fit whatever position needed to be filled, to kids as young as 5 years old memorizing bible verses, sign language, and 5 messages from the New Testament. We also had the opportunity to share each message and story with our DLC children each morning! It was incredible to see so many children remember the teachings of Jesus each day.

We, as a church, thank God for the people who donated their time, talents, and treasure. We thank each one of you who gave to VBS in so many ways as well. It literally would not happen without each and every one of you!


June Praises From Murray Hill

Day 1 of VBS – 44 children, 18 volunteers and 5 parents showed up to learn about Jesus and to fellowship in His name!

Bubba Burgers donated 43 pounds of hamburgers for VBS and whatever is left, for Kaleidoscope! This donation is one of many that we have received from Sunday School classes and individual members that have been invaluable to the success of VBS this year.

June brought 3 new members to the church, 2 through a profession of faith in Confirmation, and 1 through transfer! 2 members also transferred into MHUMC in January, for a yearly total of 5 new members!

Our new walk-way awning has been installed!

Pastor Haley and our Lay Leader Lise McKenney attended Annual Conference of the FLUMC and reported a wonderful time of learning, worship and hope for the future.


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We are so excited to have another baby on the way for our church staff. Baby Asa is due to Tabytha and Mike in September and we have to celebrate! We will be having a shower after our morning service on July 22 in the fellowship hall. If you would like to help get the Hill family ready, Tabytha is registered at Walmart and Target. Other needs include diapers (you can never have too many of these) or a contribution to help her utilize a doula to aid in carrying out her birth plan. I know most importantly Tabytha just wants to celebrate this little miracle’s arrival, so please come and join in the fun!


July Anniversaries:

7/22 – James & Ruth Glenn
7/24 – Charlie & Kathy Lechner
7/31 – Thom & Julia May

July Birthdays:

7/1 – Robert Covert
7/13 – Mary Magill
7/14 – Juanita Pascak
7/16 – James Arnett
7/17 – Dot Browning
7/21 – Annon Bozeman
7/22 – Eric Robinson
7/25 – Thom May
7/25 – Corbin Zilla
7/26 – Sam Tyler
7/27 – Janice Covert
7/27 – Carroll Stevenson

Don’t see your anniversary or birthday on the list? Call the office and let us know so we can add you to the list!


Homebound: Louise Anderson, Anna Hendrix, Sue Page, Margaret Woods, Pat McQuigg, Austin & Dot Browning, Juanita Pascak, Roney Hepler

Military Members: Michael Allen, Calob Jackson, Michael Maner, Thomas & Hollie Parrish, Sergio Aguilar, Jason Burford, Robert Crothers, Chris Liggins, Adam Hemminger

Health & Healing: Webb Family, Mary & Don Presley, Gail Carroll, Sandy Bahret, Sills Family, Adside Family, Hester Family, Mason Jones, Nate & Mary Boles, Tim Carlisle, Pat Freeman, Trish Daniel, Joyce Eatman, Edith Stevenson, Barbara Glover, Delores Gong, Kevin & Keith, Mason Jones, Gail Carroll, David Cosentino, Kanter Family, Price Family, Lucy Wing, Mary Boles, Sarah & Ava Farmer, Kifer Family, Barbara Glover, Kelly Kanter, Jackie Samble, Estelle Shelton

** PLEASE NOTE **
The prayer request list “Health, Healing & Life” will reset every month. If you have a continual prayer request, please indicate so on your attendance sheet during Sunday service, or contact Tabytha in the office 387-4406.


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October 20, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cross Road Church UMC
Murray Hill UMC leaders who attended last year indicated this was a wonderful time of worship and connection. Come with us and help us represent the work God is doing at MHUMC!


On the calendar:

7/3 – 7pm – SPRC meeting
7/10 – 7pm – Trustees Meeting
7/12 – 11am – Friendship Lunch
7/15 – 12pm – Finance Budget Meeting
7/17 – 7pm – Finance Meeting
7/23 – 6:30pm – UMM Dinner & Meeting
7/28 – Youth – Lake House Excursion

**No Circle meetings this month.

Usher Schedule:

July 1: Charlie Lechner, Dave & Nancy Madden, Richard Carroll
July 8: Eric Robinson, Beverly Goodell, Shelby Stevenson, Willis Webb
July 15: Dave & Nancy Madden, Rob Meyer, Nikki Brown
July 22:Charlie Lechner, Eric Robinson, Rob Meyer, Willis Webb
July 29: Bev Goodell, Nikki Brown, Shelby Stevenson, Richard Carroll

Meals on Wheels:

1st Wed.: Thom & Julia May
2nd Wed.: Dave Madden
3rd Wed.: Richard Carroll
4th Wed.: Church & Rheta Voss
5th Wed.: Carroll Stevenson