October Youth News

Hello and Happy October to everyone!  The youth group would like to thank everyone for supporting our Second Annual Lip Sync Battle!!!  What a fun time!!  We were excited that we got to battle with Riverside, Redlands, Hope and Upland UMCs!!  All donations went to support MUMC youth mission and camperships.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

A select number of youth are going to Mexicali for a mission trip the weekend of October 13th-15th.  Please pray for a safe, meaningful, life changing experience for them and the all volunteers who have been called to this ministry!  We meet at church at 6:00 PM and return Sunday afternoon.

 

The Youth wrap up their Savers Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8th so make sure to clean out your closets and bring all your donations to the youth office!  Soft items in bags are preferred!

 

The Youth are helping with the Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 21st, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (youth need to be at the church at 4pm to help set up), and the Children’s Ministry Harvest Festival from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 29th.  They’re also having their own Halloween festivities in Friday, Oct. 27th with a spooky Halloween Scavenger Hunt.  They’ll meet at the church at 6:00 PM and be done by 9:00 PM.

 

In the love of Christ,

MUMC Co-Youth Directors

 

Sunday School

We are pleased to welcome back the following teachers Jenna and Derek Hudson with Pre-k, June Rivera with Kindergarten and 1st grade, Aileen Kohrmann and Karen Shumate with 2nd and 3rd grade, and DeeDee Warden and Janice Breuer with 4th and 5th grade. As usual Sunday school will take place every Sunday at 9:00 AM except the first Sunday of each month. After the Children’s Message Sunday school participants will exit the double doors to the left towards the Fellowship Hall where they will be greeted by their Sunday school teachers. On the first Sunday of every month children will stay in worship service with their families after the Children’s Message. Before you go in on the first Sunday don’t forget your MUMC Kids In-Service bags. This will help keep the younger ones busy during worship service. These bags are located at the Sunday school table in front of the sanctuary along with additional upcoming events and need to know information. Once Sunday worship is over children need to be picked up promptly.

 

Ayesha Sabree

Children’s and Family Ministry Director

Ayesha@murrietaumc.org

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Please join us October 29th for our Harvest Festival and Trunk-or-Treat. Here at MUMC Children’s and Family Ministry team is taking over the property with all the favorites again. In-N-Out burgers, bull riding, crafts, a petting zoo, and much more. The Harvest Festival starts at 3:00 PM and ends with our Trunk-or-Treat from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Remember to wear your tasteful costumes and bring your treat bags to this fun, safe family friendly event. We are also looking for participants and vehicles for our Trunk-or-Treat. All you need is a creative decorated trunk and some individually wrapped candy and goodies to pass out. Most creative trunk wins a trophy and gift card. Sign-ups are located at the Sunday school table in front of the sanctuary. For more information please contact Children’s and Family Ministry director Ayesha Sabree at (951) 677-6174 or Ayesha@murrietaumc.org

 

RECAP OF FALL KICK OFF

Regular Sunday school has kicked off and we are thrilled to welcome back our Sunday school teachers, parents, and children to what will be an exciting new year of learning God’s words.  Last month we celebrated the start of a new Sunday school year at MUMC with our Carnival Fall Kick Off. There were games with prizes, a jumper, and a burger bash and not to mention a Dunk Tank with two willing participants. Andy Huntington our Vision Team Leader and Pastor Scott Andrews (pictured) both fell victim to the dunk tank several times but did so with smiles on their faces! The Fall Kick Off presented an excellent opportunity to pick up some information about the coming year. Please see the Children’s and Family Ministry Director Ayesha Sabree at the Sunday school table Sunday morning located in front of the sanctuary for more information. or contact her (951) 677-6174 or Ayesha@murrietaumc.org.

How to Be a Reformer . . . In Three Easy Steps

October 31 marks the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther monumental act of nailing his 95 complaints to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church.  His desire . . . to bring about transformation or at least reformation to the Roman Catholic Church.  The outcome . . . a radical shift from within the church which fueled the formation of the Protestant Church.  Did Brother Luther (he was a Roman Catholic monk) know that his desire for reform would lead to schism or the creation of a new branch of the Christian tree?  I honestly believe that Luther’s hope was for reform from within and not the break that took place.

 

Today, we face new issues that cause us to fear fracture rather than embrace reform.  Here are a few hints I would like to offer to help us face the future unafraid.

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Destination: Victoria, Texas

UMCOR has assigned our team to go to Victoria, Texas…so where is Victoria Texas, you ask?

 

Victoria did suffer from the Hurricane as contained in this video…

 

 

 

New Blog Coming…

This will be the blog for the Disaster Relief Team that is going to Texas to help with the rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey.

The team will be leaving on Sat. Nov. 11 and returning on Sat. Nov 18.

Stay tuned for pictures and updates starting on that Saturday…

This will give you an idea as to what we will be doing…