Top 5 @ SPUMC M & K Edition
#1 BEHOLDING & BELIEVING
Our Flawed but Faithful worship series continued this past Sunday with Rev. Ron preaching on the story of the Transfiguration. Though Peter’s reaction to seeing Jesus flanked by Moses and Elijah was to DO something, namely build three tents to mark this holy occasion, Rev. Ron suggested that perhaps this was a time to simply BEHOLD the presence of the God in this moment and soak it in. We welcomed new members, baptized babies, held info & feedback sessions on the future of the UMC and sang and heard great music all morning long.
#2 M & K STOLE THE SHOW!
Speaking of great music, Maddie & Katherine Barger (Maddie pictured to the right and Katherine above) each sang solos at the 9:30am service (and Katherine again with the choir at 11) and moved us all with their heartfelt renditions of Known & Broken Vessels respectively. On top of that, we had great music from the Early Risers at 8, our Blue Grass Worship Team at 9:30 and a Woodwind Ensemble at 11. What a day of wonderful music!
#3 NEW EASTER FAMILY SERVICE
Rev. Ron, Chris Dillard and one of our worship bands will be in Fellowship Hall at 9:30am on Easter morning to help lead a relaxed and joyful service geared towards elementary school children and their families. There will be music from VBS, a children’s message and a shorter Easter sermon for the grown-ups, too. We’ll also be offering our regular Contemporary Easter Service in the Sanctuary at the same time (Chris will be over there, too!) and Sunday School for our pre-schoolers. Lots of options!
#4 VBS REGISTRATION
Vacation Bible School Registration for SPUMC Members begins this week. We will be offering two weeks of Roar VBS this summer, July 15-19 & July 22-26 from 1:00-4:00. The registration link is available only by emailing Erica Benjamin who will give you information on what to do. She is particularly looking for volunteers for week 2 so let her know if you can help out.
#5 WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE UMC?
We hosted Info & Feedback Sessions this past Sunday after each of our worship services to help keep people in the loop about what is happening in the UMC post-General Conference, within the wider denomination, our Annual Conference and here at SPUMC. You can find our pastors’ and lay leaders’ responses to GC2019, read Bishop LaTrelle Easterling’s pastoral letter to the churches of the BWC, learn more about the General Conference and stay up-to-date with the pending Judicial Council appeal (coming in April) by visiting SPUMC’s resource page.