Stay In Touch 5/29/2018

Stay In Touch News with your Murrieta United Methodist Church


If you are a member of United Methodist Women (UMW) and have not connected to one of the three active Circles and would like to know more about the Circles or want to start a Circle you are invited to a gathering on Saturday, Juno 2nd at 10:00 AM at Ann Reese’s home. Women who wouId Iike information on becoming a member of the UMW are also invited. Please RSVP to Ann at 951-304-3549 or emailing no later than May 28th. For more news, check out out page Here

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Notes From the Food Pantry

We raised approximately $15,000.00 for the Food Pantry Ministry with your help!

The Food Pantry team thanks everyone who supported the Pantry Dinner and Golf Tournament. We raised approximately $15,000.00 for the Food Pantry Ministry with your help! Thank you to all the volunteers and the Golf Committee who worked very hard to make it a success. We can’t thank them enough for all the hours they put in to make sure everything went smoothly. We also want to thank all those who went the extra mile and bought tee sponsorships to show their support. You can always see more information at

The community’s continual support for our pantry is awesome.

Already this year, the library collected “Food for Fines” throughout the whole month of February. The Realtors’ Association collected food from their neighbors and shared it among the community pantries. On March 10 – 11th, the Tour de Murrieta Bike races returned to Old Town. It again featured a children’s race on Saturday and the kids were encouraged to bring canned items for the pantry instead of paying a registration fee. Even though it was a rainy day, lots of kids showed up and put cans in our market basket. A huge thank you to all who helped us out.

The absolute two favorite items from the choice table are Spam and Canned Chicken breast.

Several people have asked why we haven’t been listing items we’d like to have donated each month. It seemed like the idea got old and we didn’t really see much of the items come in, but we’re willing to give it another try. The absolute two favorite items from the choice table are Spam and Canned Chicken breast. Both of these items are too expensive for the pantry budget so they only appear on the table when someone donates them.

The Pantry Team



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 The Sonrisers circle of the United Methodist Women want to thank everyone who supported our spaghetti dinner fundraiser. 

The Sonrisers circle of the United Methodist Women want to thank everyone who supported our spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Your donations help to send the children and youth of our congregation to camp and to Sierra Service Project. Our next meeting is on May 19th  at 8:00 AM in Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact Toni Spencer at 619-504-8950.

What are UMW Circles?

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What is a UMW Circle?

Some women of the Church have started asking about the Circles that are active in our Church. What is a Circle? Who belongs to a Circle? Can I join a Circle? If you belong to United Methodist Women (UMW) and don’t belong to one of the three active Circles OR you would like to know more about the Circles and are not a member of UMW, you are invited to a gathering to find answers to your questions on Saturday, June 2nd  at 10:00 A.M. at the home of Ann Reese. Please RSVP by May 28th  by email at  or by phone at (951)304-3549.

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Free Vacation Bible School

A child’s dream event called Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School is here at MUMC from June 18th to June 22th.

At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, and play teamwork-building games. They will learn to  make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love. Finally, watch them test out Sciency- Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. We are also in need of volunteers for this exciting event! We are looking for youth to adults to help guide kids on their adventure as they discover God’s love. Check out the video:

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Please email Ayesha Sabree-Sorensen at with any question comments.

Ayesha Sabree-Sorensen Children’s and Family Ministry Director

Hello from MUMC Youth Ministry!

Hello from MUMC May Youth Ministry! We have so many exciting things going on this May!

Hello from MUMC May Youth Ministry! We have so many exciting things going on this May! We’re kicking our Sierra Service Project fundraising into full gear! Come and support our SSP Shareholders’ Envelope fundraiser on Sundays this month. Just take an envelope from the board, place that amount in the envelope and give it to someone in an SSP shirt!

Join us for the Shareholders’ dinner.

To thank you for your donation you will receive a letter from one of our youth during their SSP trip and receive a special invitation to join us for the Shareholders’ dinner. Share in our experience with a slideshow and testimonies of the mission project from our youth. Further, we’re sponsoring restaurant fundraisers over the next couple months, so keep your eyes peeled for youth handing out fliers on Sundays.

The Confirmands will be presented May 20th to the congregation during the 11:00 AM service.

After months of learning about God, their faith and what it means to be part of the body of Christ we welcome 14 Confirmands as they take their vows as members of our congregation at the 9:00 AM service on Confirmation Sunday (May 20th). The Confirmands will be to be presented to the congregation during the 11:00 AM service. Please join us and be a part of this special day!


Friday, May 4th Confirmation double header classes from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the youth room.  Pizza and dessert will be provided.

Sunday, May 6thThe Youth girls are invited to the UMW meeting & lunch at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall while the boys enjoy a guy’s bonding day over a Superhero movie in the youth room! Please sign up for this event!

Saturday, May 12thBaptism Pool Party at Tom and Jeanie Pilkington’s home at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. All confirmands, angels, youth, youth counselors and youth families should participate in the Baptism of our confirmands who have not yet been baptized. Later that evening we have a very special experience planned for our juniors, seniors and their guests as they come back to Tom and Jeanie’s for an amazing night of dinner, and dancing, photo booth pictures and so much more at the Youth Prom!!!!

Please RSVP to Jenn or Mandy!

Sunday, May 13th: No youth group so you can celebrate Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 27th: Memorial Day Weekend. No regular youth group. We will meet at the Cal Oaks movie theater to watch a fun movie 12:00 PM-2:30 PM.

Pause, Pray, Proceed

Pause, pray, proceed.

Ever been in a hurry? Of course! We all have. Whether it’s a last-minute purchase before a birthday, a rush to make a dentist appointment, or a jammed freeway which might make you late for work, we have all experienced that anxiety inducing feeling of being in a hurry. We seem to feel it more and more with all of the distractions we experience in our daily lives. The accompanying frustration can be “life threatening” for some. A friend of mine reminded me of an oldtrick to help deal with being in a hurry and the frustration is produces.

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