Youth Ministries Update

Spring is almost here and with it comes new life and new hope! We’ve had enough rain to ensure a beautiful spring this year!! It makes us think about these words from Deuteronomy 32:2

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” 

We pray that this beautiful season will remind us all to listen to God’s words, guiding us daily! In preparation for that the youth’s Lenten Bible study begins on Monday, March 11th from 6:00 PM -8:00 PM at Starbucks on Madison Ave. in Murrieta. All youth are invited! 

We are also beginning our new theme for youth group! The Senior High theme is “Direct Message” (our conversations with God aren’t EXACTLY like a direct message on Instagram, but we will be discussing how it’s easier than you think!) The Junior High theme is “”Link” (we’ll explore why and how we pray to God). Parents, we post very cool conversation ideas for our youth on our Facebook page “MUMC Youth”. Hard copies are available in the youth room on Sundays. Ask Mandy & Jenn for more info on connecting through the Parent Cue app. 

Lastly, we invite everyone in the congregation to come to church HUNGRY on Sunday, March 3rd and enjoy a Youth Burger Bash! Come feast on delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, salads, chips, drinks and all the fixin’s! All your donations will be used for our 2019 Sierra Service Project where our youth will be working on the Native American Reservation in Chiloquin, Oregon!! (Future burger bashes will be April 7th, May 5th and June 9th!) 

Coming up: 

Sunday, March 3rdBurger Bash fundraiser for SSP, All youth in worship 9-10 AM, Youth choir 11 AM, Youth Group 12-3 PM 

Sunday, March 10thJr High Sunday School 9 AM, All youth and parents please join us for a Youth Advisory Council meeting 10-10:45 AM in the youth room, Youth Choir 11:00 AM, Youth Group 12-3 PM 

Youth Lenten Bible Study at Madison Starbucks in Murrieta 6-8pm, Mondays, Mar. 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, 8th & 15th 

Sunday, March, 17th, 24th and 31stJr High Sunday school 9am, Youth Choir 11 AM, Youth Group 12-3:00 PM 

In the love and peace of Christ, 

Your MUMC Youth Directors: 

Jennifer Jones 

(951)239-9220 

Jonesjenn1975@gmail.com

Mandy Allen 

(951)536-5817 

Mandyallen1216@aol.com

Golf Charity

Gala – Dinner and auction – Sunday, May 19nd.

Want to enjoy an evening of great food and festivities? The Golf Dinner, Gala and Auction will be held on Sunday May 19th at the Bear Creek Golf Club. The evening starts at 5:00 PM with a social hour followed at 6:00 PM with a delicious Texas Barbeque dinner – all for $50!! The gala dinner and auction are for everyone, not just golfers!

Golf —Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club Monday May 20th.

Want a chance to play one of the premier golf courses in the valley? Your entry fee covers prizes, golf, cart, range balls, morning coffee and rolls a box lunch for the tournament day and your dinner and auction at the Sunday Gala. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with a 10:00 AM shotgun start. Cost is $150 per individual. Special packages are available.

Giving – All proceeds benefit the Food Pantry

Please consider donating a gift certificate or item from your business for our auction and/or opportunity drawing. Auction items and certificates are needed by Thursday, May 16th.

Now in its nineteenth year of operation, the Food Pantry provides basic food supplies each week for 100-150 families. Around the holidays, (Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), those numbers increase to 200 per week!

You may register for the events at the Welcome Center between services on Sunday, visit the Church website at murrietaumc.org or at the Church office during the week.

Charity with change

For more information stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday for details and entry forms or contact Bruce Hartwig at 951-696-5115 orannandbruce347@gmail.com

Last year the event raised $15,000 for the Food Pantry, and with your participation and support we can top that this year.

Thank you for your generosity for this great cause!

Our attendance for March at the pantry was running around 110 each week. There are always more at the end of the month when the Missions team serves breakfast. Help arrived from the Annual Tour de Murrieta & Kids Bicycle Race on March 9thas the children brought canned goods instead of paying an entrance fee for their race. A local real estate office collected food and the National Honor Society Chapter at Vista Murrieta High School collected supplies for the homeless. The Breakfast Lion’s Club collected cans of soup for the pantry at their Stone Soup luncheon. What would we do without our friends in the community? We are truly grateful to them all.

Our attendance for March at the pantry was running around 110 each week

The absolute two favorite items from the choice table are Dinty Moore Stew 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. If you’re thinking of bringing something for the shopping cart on Easter, either of those items will make someone happy the following Friday.

Now in its nineteenth year of operation, the Food Pantry provides basic food supplies each week for 100-150 families. Around the holidays, (Easter~ Thanksgiving, Christmas, those numbers increase to 200 per week. The families that it serves consist of the homeless, elderly, disabled, working poor, and out of work. Support for the pantry comes from the congregations, grocery stores, bakeries and from the community through school food drives, library, scout and service organization drives. Over forty volunteers work each week, either in the Pantry on Friday mornings, or shopping to replenish the supplies.

We serve anyone who has need without requiring registration or proof of residency or need.

To sign up Click Here

Murrieta United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men will have a joint meeting on Sunday, March 10th at 12:15 PM in order to learn more about Mark Sorensen’s endeavor as a disaster relief responder with Children’s Disaster Services which partners with the Red Cross. Children’s Disaster Services provides a safe environment for children while their parents take care of business after a disaster, allowing the children to play creatively in a way in which they can express their feelings of fear, loss, etc.

As a volunteer, Mark has already been sent to Northern California during fires, to Florida after a hurricane, and to Las Vegas after the mass shooting.

As a volunteer, Mark has already been sent to Northern California during fires, to Florida after a hurricane, and to Las Vegas after the mass shooting. Mark is trying to put together a Kit of Comfort which contains items that will help entertain the children and relieve some stress and anxiety. Thanks to those who have already contributed items. 

Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires any natural or human caused disaster. 

Since 1980 Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been meeting the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation.  Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires any natural or human caused disaster. 

Lunch will be provided to include chicken, potato salad, fruit salad, and cookies. Childcare will also be available. All members of the church are welcome.