Edgehill United Methodist Church
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Announcements of Ministry


Last Sunday we celebrated having four new members join our family, Meg Rush and Chris Gantry at the early service, and Richard Eaton and  Hannah Beasley at the late service.  All four have been worshiping with us for quite a while, ranging from 6 months to 20 years (glad you finally joined Richard!). Meg works at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  Hannah is a middle school art teacher at Craft Middle School, Chris is self-employed in the music business, and Richard has been connected to Edgehill for two decades!

We invite you to get to know these our newest members.

Adult Sunday School:Sunday Feb 17: Talking To White People About Racism: Frustrating? Possible? Come hear Jamie, Ed, Sizwe & Rowland Sunday Feb 24: 'SUNNY' BMI's 25th most popular song of the 20th Century was written by a Black Nashvillian. Hear Musician and Music Historian Extraordinaire John L. Hughes Jr. talk about the man.


FEBRUARY 24, 12:30 Delicious Soups! Get to know other women in the church!Topic for discussion: Linda McFadden-Ketchum will speak about

“Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense” Questions?  Contact Margaret Howell howellms320@comcast.net

The Book Group of United Methodist Women will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2o'clock, at the home of Donna Cookson, Green Hills Terrace Apts., 1900 Richard Jones Rd.  All are invited.  There is no designated book.  Instead, bring the book you are most interested in at this time and share it.

Join the Prayer Community for the United Methodist Church

This prayer movement is a response to the Council of Bishops initiative called Praying Our Way Forward. We are called to a posture of prayer, praying for God’s leadership to guide us effectively in fulfilling the mission of the church. We invite you – clergy and laity, conferences and congregations – across the denomination to pray for God’s guidance.

In prayer, we can be one in Christ.

Since General Conference 2016, our church has experienced conflict as we navigate rough waters. How can we show God’s great love and mercy to one another as we make decisions?  As we move closer to the special-called session of General Conference, we invite all UMC members, across the denomination to pray and ask for God’s guidance.

Bishops Debra Wallace-Padgett of North Alabama Conference and Bishop Al Gwinn serve as co-chairs of the Praying Our Way Forward movement.  Bishop Wallace-Padgett says, “Our prayer focus is two-fold: We are praying that God will help us to fulfill the mission of the church, and we are praying to be one in Christ. “

If there is ever a place where we can be one, it’s in the space where we meet God. To receive our regular prayer posts from the Upper Room, join the prayer community and then also sign-up with your email address at www.tnumc.org/praying-our-way-forward/

Edgehill UMC has a reputation for Warmly Welcoming Newcomers as well as regular attendees. Be part of the welcoming team that has first contact, the HOSPITALITY TEAM! Commitment involves one Sunday per month, 10:30-12:15, to greet all who enter.

You will receive an orientation. Contact Margaret Howell to learn more and to sign up! howellms320@comcast.net , 615-269-4532