march 2016 - Mission Bell United Methodist Church
Mission Bell United Methodist Church
4645 W. Bell Road Glendale, Arizona 85308
602-978-2281, fax 602-789-7504
Bell Ringer Newsletter
Mission Bell, along with Christians the world over, is preparing for the faith’s most
significant time of year. Easter will soon be upon us but it is still on the other side of
Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
In worship, through the scripture readings, we are walking with Jesus to “Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!”
We know that his triumphant ride into that city will be followed by arrest, torture,
crucifixion, death, and then resurrection.
So how do we prepare ourselves for Easter?
Pray and pray often even if it’s just a few sentences uttered beneath your breath.
Remain in contact with God.
Be attentive to the needs of others. Jesus actions were always other directed.
Be open. Look beyond your own needs to those who are in greater need. Look
without judgment. Look without prejudice. Look with your spirit and not your eyes.
Give. Give of yourself as Jesus gave of himself. Give out of your abundance and not
Touch those people you meet – their hand, their arm, their shoulder. There is more to
the human touch than we know. A touch can say as much as words do.
Invite. Invite people to celebrate the resurrection that happened as much for them as
for you. Ask them to come to church and be blessed.
These are but a few of the things we can do to ready ourselves to remember that
morning that is talked about the world over 2,000 years after it happened. More than
remembering, our preparation allows us to live it.
So let’s prepare.
Dereck Vance 3/4
Elaine Albright 3/6
Dan Krouskup 3/7
Pat Seibert 3/10
Nancy Taylor 3/10
Bev Amperse 3/12
Jack Stanfield 3/27
Russ Vance 3/21
Have a Blessed Day!!
Please extend a special hand of greeting to these members when
you see them at church activities and worship.
If we have missed anyone here, please advise the church office
Todd & Tiffany Bell 3/14
Derek & Jaime Vance 3/27
LITURGISTS & COMMUNION HELPERS
Mary Lou Phillips
Lynette Arnold, Shirley Brooks and Carol Heer
If you would like to serve as a Liturgist and/or communion helper or if you cannot serve
for the service you have been assigned to contact….Carol Heer @ 602-866-6990
Thank you all for your work in God’s name.
MARCH MATURE GROUP
THOUGHTS ABOUT EASTER
BY ALICE BAILEY
Friday March 18, 2016
10:30AM @ MB
Easter is nearing it’s a time all Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.
Take a look at our lives and decide if we’re going in the right direction.
God sent Jesus to show the way to all people of the world, how to live
And how to love, also remind us, there is a higher power,
In our heavenly Father above.
I often think how great it would be for everyone to know our Savior Jesus
He’s the one we can count on for help, when life is being unkind to us.
I wonder too wheat people do who don’t have a church of their own.
Do they know about he bible? And how it can bring peace & love to a home.
IRISH MUSIC & TRIVIA
You are all invited to attend.
?’s Contact Bob or Dianne Mason
Without a church family people can’t know what they are really missing.
If they could just see the power of Jesus’ love, Him
They would not be resisting.
It’s time for each of us to be a disciple for our Savior
And go spread His Word.
So, come all ye Christians this Easter Season and let you voices be heard.
We are excited to announce that during
the grand opening our food pantry
served a family of six in our community!
Great Job Mission Bell Family! That is
just the beginning…..we look forward to
serving many more families in our
neighborhood. We are working on new
ways to get the word out, like advertising
on KFLR Radio and other local resources.
If you have any ideas let us know.
Our sign on the street has already been
a success as the office had 2 visitors
this week asking about the pantry.
Thank you! Please keep bringing in your
Mission Bell Food Pantry
3rd Sunday of Every Month
Mature Group helping set up the pantry & bagging food.
Go to smile.amazon.com and log on to Amazon and a pop up will open that will
ask you where you want to donate money to. Just type in Mission Bell United
Methodist Church and it will start right then. Happy Shopping!
Dance Dress Rehearsal
10AM in the Sanctuary
Did you know?
~What it took to get Mission Bell’s Food Pantry Ready…..
~Tammy Carnes, our office manager, assigned us a room, #9
~Our trustees got our shelves installed for our Food Pantry
~Our youth did an outstanding job of decorating our grocery bags
~Inventory & stocking shelves done by youth, Colleen, and Sharon
~Judi Kimbrell made our sign
~Tammy Carnes made flyer inserts for your bags
~Mature group bagged our first 26 bags
~The Mission Team did all the planning for our Feb 21st opening day
~Most important--all of YOU made this possible by donating
God Bless - Your Missions Team
March Mission’s Moment
Sunday, March 20th
March’s donations will go to help cover the
improvements for Mission Bell’s parking lot
MARCH COMMITTEE MEEINGS
3/8 @ 7:15PM - SPRC
3/9 @ 6:30PM - Finance
3/9 @ 6:30PM - Family Fellowship
3/9 @ 6:30PM - Missions
3/9 @ 7:30PM - Ad Council
Tuesdays @ 6PM
Praise team Practice
Tuesdays @ 7:30PM
MISSION BELL FAMILY PRAYER CONCERNS
Michelle Skipton & Family
Please hold the following people from our church family in your prayers:
Prayer Requests: to Judi Kimbrell at [email protected]
(Cell) 623-238-4118 (Work) 602-278-6286
Or email to [email protected]
PLEASE PRAY FOR CENTRAL WEST DISTRICT CHURCHES
Christ Community UMC, Avondale
City Square UMF, Phoenix
Community Church, Buckeye
MISSION BELL DIRECTORY
NAME CHANGE? ADDRESS CHANGE?
Please notify Tammy: [email protected] or call the church office….Thank you!
If you have something you would like our congregation to know about, and
would like it put in the newsletter, please notify Tammy Carnes
[email protected] or bellr inger @missionbellumc.com
by the 20TH OF EACH MONTH.
Mission Bell United Methodist Church
4645 W. Bell Road
Glendale, AZ 85308-3415
Bishop Robert Hoshibata
Rev. Neil Leftwich, District Superintendent
Making a difference
In people’s lives
Now and into the future
Bell United Methodist Church