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All men of the church and their guests are invited to meet for breakfast at Denny’s on Ramada Blvd. in Collinsville on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00am for sharing food and fellowship.
The next gathering of the Book Club will be held on September 29, at 10:30am, in the Parlor. This month’s selection is “Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers. Please plan to join in the discussion group (even if you haven’t quite finished the book)!
Thank you to all who have so generously donated products for the hygiene kits. With the products and donations received, we will be able to pack the 50 kits (30 female/20 male) we challenged ourselves to complete. Praise God! A packing party is being planned for September 23, following morning worship. Watch for further details in next week’s bulletin concerning that day. This ministry is so needed and appreciated. The Collinsville Food Pantry is excited to know we are working to help provide these hygiene kits .
All are welcome to meet the “bunch” on September 13 at “Millie’s Diner” in Marine for lunch at 12pm. If you haven’t tried their menu, you are missing out, so give your taste buds a treat and plan to join in!
The Strategic Planning Team has considered many options for a sustainable future for our church. No decision has been made, but the full congregation is invited into the process through prayer, and with home gatherings. These home gatherings are meant to be up to 12 people to discuss the church’s future and what the congregation is willing to do. All are welcome to RSVP to one or more home gatherings (as they fill up, we will add additional gatherings):
Thursday, August 16 at 5pm
George & Jennifer Newton and Dianna Bickel hosting
at the Newton’s home – 105 Timbermill Lane, Edwardsville
RSVP: 618-401-8867 or 618-698-7777
Tuesday, August 28 at 10am
Karen Sparks hosting at her home – 1914 Moselle, Swansea
Additional times and locations are being developed in more
homes and will be announced in the next weeks. Please contact
those who are hosting in order to RSVP.
This month’s Book Club is scheduled for August 25, at 10:30am, with the book “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. The group meets in the Church Parlor – please come and join in the discussion.
The “Ignite” Youth Choir, based out of Godfrey United Methodist Church, is on their Summer 2018 Tour, and will be performing Sunday evening July 8, 2018, at O’Fallon United Methodist Church, 504 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, Illinois, at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend, and encouraged to support and enjoy this talented group!
The horseradish festival has moved to downtown and we are still looking for volunteers for the Parking Lot Fundraiser on June 1 & 2. Call the office to volunteer!
SOS Soup Kitchen is hosted at our church every last Tuesday of the month and we serve every-other month. This month we thank Meadow Heights Baptist for serving the meal!
We welcome both the O’Fallon First United Methodist Children’s Bell Choir during Morning Worship, and the “Encounter” Youth Choir on their concert tour at 6:00pm. Learn more about these inspired and talented young people on the back cover of your bulletin, and bring kids from your family and your neighborhood, 8 months to 88, to enjoy both groups as they perform for us.
Our membership is invited to celebrate the coming birth of Scott and Carrie’s first child with a Baby Shower on June 29, hosted by the Priscilla Circle. Please note: this is a “coed” celebration that includes the men of our congregation and the Carnes’ family, as well as the ladies. Our happy parents-to-be have registrations that may be accessed on-line or in-store at Cotton Babies, Target and Amazon. Most of their cloth diapers are available on Cottonbabies.com or in the store (Fenton, MO). You are welcome to contact any Priscilla member or the church office for assistance. Please RSVP to Barb Buxton, or to the church office, and come prepared to celebrate the approaching arrival of this special babe.
Our church family would like to be able to acknowledge those members of our congregation who are graduating this spring, whether from Kindergarten or Grad school. Please contact Carolyn Guilander with your Grad’s information, or call the church office.
On May 20 our church will host and worship alongside other United Methodists from the area as we celebrate Pentecost. At 7pm we will hear the evangelist Rev. Mike Rayson preach, experience some of his music, and enjoy worship music by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!
We have determined that the parking lot is too dangerous this morning and have cancelled church & Sunday School for February 11, 2018. Hope to see you next week!
All our volunteers, (and anyone interested in joining our efforts for the SOS Soup Kitchen) are invited to join in a meeting to discuss the “lessons learned” at our first meal served at our church, and to make plans for our upcoming months. Please plan on attending on
Thursday, February 8th, at 9:30am at the church to share your thoughts and ideas.
In February, the “love month”, please help build up our supplies for use at our SOS meals by donating Jelly (grape or strawberry) and
soft and/or chewy Granola Bars.
The Stewardess Board and Membership of Wilkerson Chapel have invited us to attend their Black History Celebration, titled “Our Life and Our Legacy” on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00pm, at the chapel, 317 N. Summit Ave, Collinsville. They promise fellowship, praise, and good ol’ gospel songs that never grow old.
Lent is a time for self-reflection and deepening our connection with God. This Lent we will be guided by the book A Disciple’s Path by Rev. Dr. James Harnish.
We are in the process of revising the Prayer Chain, and to accomplish this, you may call or email the church office with your prayer requests, or if your request occurs outside the office hours of 9am to 2pm, M-Th, you are asked to contact either Carolyn Guilander or Patsy Fran to place your prayer requests. Members of the Prayer Chain will continue to receive the call list; and thank you for your ongoing care and support in enlisting the power of prayer.
On Tuesday, January 30, we will host the Soup Kitchen meal for our community for the first time in Wesley Hall. Sign-up sheets are available for those who can support this important ministry by helping with food preparation, set-up, serving, and clean-up. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to help defray the cost of providing meals may make their check payable to Collinsville First United Methodist Church, and note “SOS” on the memo. Thank you for participating in service as God has called us; may we be a blessing of all who come to partake.
October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Upper Room Devotional
October 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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October 27, 2018
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