Edgehill United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 17, 2014


Flowers for Easter- On Easter Sunday, April 20, be sure to bring an array of beautiful flowers from your home, garden, or community to decorate on the cross that Edgehill UMC will place out front of the church on Easter Morning to remember and celebrate the life and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Holy Week Services – On Thursday we will observe Maundy Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with a service of Holy Communion.  Beth Ludlum and Kaye Harvey will preach on the sixth and seventh words of Christ.  On Friday we will observe Good Friday with a non-traditional service of the Stations of the Cross, focusing primarily on prayer and meditation.  The church will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. so that you may come as your schedule allows and stay as long as you’d like.  On Easter there will be two identical services at 8:15 and 10:45 with the choir and brass at both.  You are invited to join us for these meaningful opportunities to worship as a church family. 

UMW Book Group- Join the Book Group in the fellowship and stimulation of sharing our reading with each other, at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 17 at the home of Nancy Young, 105 Lynnbrook Ct.

Celebrating the Ageless Spirit – a weekend of celebrating, learning and sharing the joys of senior adulthood – The Senior Adult Ministry of Belmont UMC invites Edgehill adults to share in a spiritual retreat, Friday-Saturday, May 2-3. Our own Dewayne Pigg and Steve Lindsey will be the Friday evening musical entertainment.  Participants at the senior adult weekend will choose two workshops from among five being offered on Saturday morning.  Registration deadline is April 10. Cost is $25.  Additional information may be found on the credenza near the double doors in the Big Room. Life should be a daring and bold adventure. Make it so! Click here for additional information.

 Spring Work Day- Join the trustees and others for a work day at the church Saturday, April 12, 9 AM to 1 PM. Both in-and-outside cleanup will be tackled.  Bring yard tools like clippers and rakes if able.  Lots of work and fun fellowship!  Sign-up posters in the Big Room.  See poster here.

Interfaith Climate Vigil- Join the Labyrinth at Scarritt Bennett for performance, song, and ritual, giving voice to matters that threaten life everywhere. April 12 from 7-8 PM. See poster here.

An opportunity to support Maggie Taylor- Maggie Taylor, our EUMC member who is a current student at Martin Methodist College, has a requirement for a Teaching the Bible class to teach on the passage of Matthew 18:23-35.  You are invited to hear her and support her on Sunday, April 13, in the Cobb Falk room immediately after the late service.  The title of the study is "Forgiving the Small Things."  No doubt it will be a blessing.

Compassion: Spirituality for the Long Haul- Q: What do the following have in common: universal healthcare, repairing the universe, global water sustainability, everyone’s place at The Table, controlling our fears and addictions, respect for animals, elderly’s security and value, faithful to God in a rapidly changing and expanding world? A: The need for thoughtful, engaged, active Compassion.
The Spiritual Formation Committee invites you to participate in a journey through Karen Armstrong’s book: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Each Sunday several of the steps will be considered. For those who wish to read the book, copies will be made available at a sizeable discount. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend having read the book or not.  Sundays, April 27-May 18 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Cobb-Falk Room. Sign up starting April 12.

Lives of Great Christians Series - The Spiritual Formation Team invites you to a Sunday morning series on the Lives of the Great Christians.  The series will conclude on Palm Sunday. On Sunday, March 30, we will be having a special “5th Sunday” event at 9:30.  The series on the Lives of Great Christians will resume the following week.

Why look at the lives of great Christians?  As Christians, we seek to be followers of Jesus, but that is no easy task.  We read the gospels to understand how Jesus lived.  We read the letters of Paul to find his advice about Christian living.  And we study the lives of those who have followed Jesus across the past two thousand years.  How did they choose to live their lives?  How do the actions they took and the choices they made offer us guidance for our own lives? 
You are invited to come and join the conversation! We hope to see you there.
Questions?   Contact Merrilee Wineager or Sue Moore

 Fellowship -
APRIL - 4/26 Service Project & Potluck Meal - 3-6pm
MAY - 5/23-5/25 tent camping trip (usually in Grundy County) - Fri. evening-Sun. morning       
JUNE - 6/29 FIFTH Sunday FELLOWSHIP (between services)
Please attend 1 or ALL events. These are GREAT opportunities to get to know people & have FUN too!


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