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Following are some of the upcoming events. Please contact Church Office at (480) 838-7309 for more details.
Family Promise Volunteer Luncheon
There is a special volunteer celebration on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. This is the first of what will become a yearly, staple event for Family Promise…all about honoring and celebrating YOU! Because after all, YOU are our miracle workers. Please see the complete information under the Serve Tab, Family Promise.
Wellness Support Group
Would you like to find someone or a few others who are willing to share and discuss wellness goals within a non-judgmental environment? Are you interested in learning about resources and apps available to help you meet your goals? If so, gather with like-minded souls on Sunday, January 28th at 10:30 a.m. in room B12 and gain tips from a licensed counselor and a Cross Fit Instructor. The sessions will be held on January 28, February 4 and 11.
United Methodist Women Unit
United Methodist Women Sunday is February 11th. Our speaker will be Pastor Gina Pollard.
February 13 our topic is the Salvation Army. Our speaker will be a representative from the institution. Devotions: Janette Gann; Refreshments: Judy Garza and Lynn Morris.
February 6th will feature a program by member Ben Furlong entitled "Women Important in Arizona". Devotions and refreshments will be by Jean Walrath.
February 20th - out to eat day at Eggington's. Contact June Hanson. Devotions by Suvasini McCormick.
Morning Glories meetings are 9-11 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of most months. All women are welcome. In 2018 we are starting something new on a trial basis (Jan. – May). First Tues. will be program or speaker at 9 a.m. in C6/7. Third Tues. will be breakfast out. Locations TBA. RSVP required. Contact Karen Anderson (480) 892-2082 or Bev Secrist (480) 345-9420 for more information.
United Methodist Women District Meeting
EAST DISTRICT UMW LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT EVENT
Theme: Galatians 6:9; Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am-2:00 pm; Tempe First UMC, 215 E. University Dr., Tempe, 85281. Registration Fee: $15 (Includes lunch). Please contact our UMW president, Ruth Dales, no later than January 11 to register. 480-560-0780. All UMW members invited and encouraged to attend.
See District Newsletter for complete details:
Monthly Book Readers Group
The Book Readers Group will be meeting on Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 in 11B. We will discussing The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans.
Fourth Fridays Out
Baby sitting service will be available for children 6 months—6th Grade on the fourth Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and fourth Fridays in February, March and April. Please see the attached flyer for further information. (Children should eat before arriving.)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Leadership Team meeting will be Sunday, January 21st following the 9:00 a.m service.
SPRC meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.
The Book Readers Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Room B-11 on the church campus.
Meets every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Come stretch with us!
Coffee with Pastor Joan
Pastor Joan will be available Tuesday afternoons at Xtreme Bean Coffee, located at Southern & Butte (near McClintock) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. There may be scripture discussion, Bible Study or lively chat while enjoying coffee! Everyone is welcome.
Photographs for the ChurchTrac Online Directory
St. Matthew's software system for keeping track of member data has changed. Our new system, ChurchTracOnline, is web-based. The new system allows for you to upload your information including pictures and email addresses onto the system by yourself. You will be given the "address" to enter the directory and review your information. In addition, we are offering an opportunity for you and/or your family to be photographed so that your new picture will accompany your information.
The sessions for January are completely filled. Sign-up sheets are available for February 4th. See Karen after 10 a.m. service in the Chapel. Or if you are interested and want to be photographed, please contact Karen at email@example.com or call Belle in the office at 480-838-7309. This is an ongoing project which will be continued until everyone who is interested has an opportunity to be photographed. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan further sessions if needed. Thank you so much for your interest in this project. Karen Neuberg, Church Photographer