Concert to Benefit Reveille`s Swansboro Community Ministries

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Concert to Benefit Reveille`s Swansboro Community Ministries
May 2015
Inside: Summer Book
Reviews, p.5
Calling All Artists, p.11
Take Jesus into the
World, p.14
Reveille United Methodist Church
4200 Cary Street Road | Richmond, Virginia 23221 | (804) 359-6041 | www.reveilleumc.org
Concert to Benefit Reveille’s Swansboro Community Ministries
Join us for our annual Mission Benefit Concert on
Sunday, May 17, at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. The
chancel choirs and handbell choirs of Reveille and
Shady Grove United Methodist churches will
perform, accompanied by chamber orchestra. The
program features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
Requiem in D Minor. Mozart’s famously unfinished
work is a true masterpiece of classical music.
Donations
Donation forms are available in the welcome center
and narthex. Please return the completed form with
your donation to the church office by May 11. Your
donation will be acknowledged in the concert
program. You also may make a donation the
evening of the concert. Thank you for your support
of Reveille’s music and outreach ministries.
Beneficiary
The concert benefits Reveille’s Swansboro
Community Ministries, including scholarships for
Swansboro-area children to attend Kaleidoscope
Music, Worship Arts, and Missions Camp this
summer. We were able to sponsor four Swansboro
children last year, and this year we hope to send
five campers!
Start Your Day with Prayer
Weekday Prayer Service
Monday-Friday | 7:30-8:00 am | Chapel
Join us in the chapel to start your workday
connecting with God and
renewing yourself through prayer.
In This Issue
Worship .................................................... 2
Outreach .................................................... 3
The Picture Page ........................................ 4
Nurture ..................................................... 5
Music ..................................................... 6-7
Witness ..................................................... 7
Children ................................................. 8-9
Youth ...................................................... 10
Adult ....................................................... 11
Calendar .................................................. 12
Announcements ................................... 13-14
WORSHIP
As Psalm 133:1 says, “How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!” I pray that this season
of spring finds you full of God’s blessings and a resurrected
spirit. What a blessed time it is to be a part of the family of
faith that is Reveille United Methodist Church!
We are entering into a time of year full of new life and new beginnings, so it is fitting that we would
dedicate a period of worship to exploring the ways in which God provides us with new beginnings in our
lives. We are currently doing so with the sermon series, “Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Exploring the God of
New Beginnings.” This month, we will examine topics such as what it means to call Jesus “friend,” and
what is the nature of Christian friendship; Jesus as the ascended Lord of heaven, Jesus as the Lord of his
church, and what it means for Christians to claim that Jesus is divine. During May, we also will celebrate
the high holy days of Ascension Sunday and Pentecost in addition to youth and confirmation Sundays.
Speaking as someone who has experienced the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and now
Easter at Reveille for the first time, I remain even more convinced of the power of Christian synergy.
Synergy is defined as “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other
agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” This is what God
does in us when we are together. Perhaps this is why Jesus said, “when two or three are gathered
together in my name, I am with them.” We are better when we are together. Our worship is stronger,
our hymns more powerful, our prayers more effusive, our witness more profound, truths made evident
each time we gather together for Easter.
Let’s keep the momentum going, so that we may be blessed and be a blessing to one another, and so
that we may be a visible witness to the world around us that God is alive and God’s people are filled with
God’s joy.
Grace and peace,
Doug Forrester
Second-Mile Giving at Reveille
What is second-mile giving?
Second-mile giving is a way to generously participate in God’s work in addition to the gifts you make to
Reveille United Methodist Church. Second-mile giving allows you to extend the reach of your generosity
to Richmond, to Virginia, and to the world. Because of the size and connectional nature of The United
Methodist Church, we have many options for second-mile gifts, including these opportunities this month:
Upcoming Special Sundays
Samaritan Offering
May 3 | United Methodist Student Day
Gifts support United Methodist scholarships and
the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.
Gifts to the Samaritan Fund, which are received
from Mother’s Day, May 10, through Father’s Day,
June 21, provide financial assistance for residents
of the Virginia United Methodist Homes who have
outlived their resources and can no longer afford
the full cost of their care.
May 31 | Peace with Justice Sunday
Gifts fund programs that advocate for peace and
justice in the United States and around the world.
For more information, visit
www.umcgiving.org/how-we-give#sundays
For more information, visit
www.vumh.org/sam.html
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OUTREACH
Make a Difference with
Friends of the Homeless
UMFS Opportunities
Prom
Reveille is hosting a prom
for United Methodist
Family Services (UMFS)
graduates on Friday, May
15. We need people to
help with set up,
decorating, and cleanup
for this uplifting event.
Lunch Packing | May 24
Join in the fun and fellowship of packing 160
lunches and making a difference for local people
in need. Meet in the welcome center on Sunday,
May 24, 10:30-11:00 am. All ages are invited to
participate.
Prom Dresses Needed
Donate dresses for the young ladies of UMFS to
wear to the prom. Drop off your gently-used
dressy or formal dresses of any size on the rack
in the welcome center through May 3.
Got Extra Baggage?
If you have luggage you just don’t use anymore,
Mary Kern wants it! The children at UMFS are in
need of luggage for carrying their belongings as
they move to and from foster care facilities. For
her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Mary is
collecting luggage for these kids.
Hot Meal | May 28
Help feed some of Richmond’s homeless men,
women, and children. Potato casseroles are
especially needed (recipe at http://bit.ly/
FOHrecipe or check the welcome center).
Casseroles may be made ahead and left in the
fellowship hall freezer or refrigerator. Homemade
desserts also are welcome and can be left in the
fellowship hall kitchen (please mark FOH).
Please help by dropping off your extra luggage
(wheeled preferred) in the welcome center
through May 3. Mary also will personalize the
suitcases with luggage tags.
For information about these ministry
opportunities, contact Brenda Humphreys,
[email protected], or
Carol Shaughnessy, [email protected]
If you would like to help serve, plan on being in
the fellowship hall at 11:15 am on Thursday, May
28. We carpool and/or caravan to the feeding site
and return by 1:00 pm. Sign up in the welcome
center or contact Mary Jane Walls,
[email protected] or Stephen Coleman at
(804) 359-6041, ext. 115.
Help Fill-A-PODS for CARITAS
May 1-11
New or used plastic food containers also are
needed. Leave your donations at the collection
spot near the elevators on the red carpet.
Could your
spring cleaning
change a life?
We are
collecting furniture, household items,
kitchenware, and cleaning supplies for people
recovering from the crisis of homelessness. A
PODS storage container will be in the rear parking
lot near the picnic shelter for your donations, May
1-11, 9:00 am-dusk.
Swansboro Opportunities
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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at Swansboro
Elementary, May 7, provide or deliver food.
Field Day at Swansboro Elementary, June 5,
volunteers needed.
Recital for piano, drum, and guitar students,
June 7, 2:30 pm, Koinonia Christian Church
(3600 McRand Street).
For more information, visit www.reveilleumc.org/
caritas, or contact Carol Shaughnessy,
[email protected], or Jennifer McCluskey,
[email protected]
For more information contact Sheelagh Davis,
[email protected]
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THE PICTURE PAGE
National Rebuilding Day
On Saturday, April 25, a team of more than 50 from Reveille made a difference in
Richmond’s Swansboro community by repairing two homes. Despite a cold and rainy day,
it was a fun-filled and meaningful experience. The homeowners were grateful and very
happy with the improvements to their homes.
Historic Garden Week
Thank you to everyone who made the Historic Garden
Week tour of Reveille a huge success on Thursday, April
23! We were truly blessed with a beautiful day for
hundreds of people to discover the hidden treasures of
Reveille House and gardens, and learn about our church
and ministries.
Garden Committee Co-Chairs Donna Ludwig and Betty Leap
with committee member Ann Woods (seated)
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NURTURE
Are You Ready for Some Softball?
The weather finally has gotten warm, and Major League Baseball
opening day has already taken place. Now it’s time to think about the
Reveille softball season!
The season begins the first week of June and runs through early
August. Our games will most likely be on Tuesday evenings (to be
confirmed—we will know our schedule by the end of May). Each week
we play a doubleheader, but each game is only 50 minutes. Our games
will start at either 6:30 or 8:00 pm.
Our league plays slow pitch softball with 10 players on the field, five
men and five women. The main objective for our team is to have fun.
Skill and experience are not necessary. Ages 18 and up are invited to join.
To sign up or for more information, contact Martha Hodges, [email protected]
Tee-Ology Continues through May 22
Join Associate Pastor Stephen Coleman for a round of golf on Friday
mornings through May 22.
Golfers will gather at a local golf course around 8:30 am to share in
fellowship, fun, and perhaps a little theology here and there. No matter
what your golf skill level, you are welcome.
To register or for more information, contact Stephen Coleman,
[email protected] or (804) 359-6041, ext. 115.
Save the Date:
Summer Book Reviews
Leisure Club
Tuesday, May 19
11:00 am, Fellowship Hall
Featuring Bill Lohmann
Reveille UMC summer book reviews have been a
popular tradition for over 50 years, bringing
together readers from across the region to meet
acclaimed authors as they discuss and sign their
books. Programs begin with refreshments at
10:30 am followed by book talks
at 11:00 am. A book signing
follows the talk.
Covered Dish Luncheon
Main dish and drinks provided.
Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.
Bill Lohmann, columnist for the
Richmond Times-Dispatch, will
share experiences gained when
he and photographer Bob Brown
traveled some of Virginia’s lesser
-known areas. From these
travels, Lohmann and Brown
produced a book, Backroads:
People, Places and Pie around
Virginia. Pack your bag and come
along for the ride.
On June 24, our featured book will
be Mister Owita's Guide to
Gardening, by Carol Wall. The
Summer Book Review series
will continue July 22 and August
26 with books and authors to be
announced.
Visit www.reveilleumc.org/book-reviews
for book and author announcements
and more information
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MUSIC
Jean Paul Sartre: Boyd Bullock sings in
Reveille’s chancel choir and a cappella ensemble,
and sang in the All Saints Episcopal Boys and
Men’s Choir when he was a child and youth. Boyd
also is known as part of a very musical family,
dad to John, Andrew and William, husband to
Susan, and son to Marcella.
July 15-18
Buckminster Fuller: To be announced soon!
Meet the Philosophers
The full Broadway version of Godspell begins with
Jesus, followed by eight philosophers. Let’s meet
the actors portraying these philosophers:
2015
The Summer of Godspell
Socrates: Mary Evans sings in Reveille’s chancel
choir and a cappella ensemble, plays piano and
guitar, and has taught music in school. She also is
known as mother to Katie and Chris Cantone, and
wife to Tom Cantone.
Godspell: The Parables of Jesus
Sermon Series | June 7-August 23
To coincide with the production of Godspell this
summer, we will feature sermons in Sunday
morning worship on each of the twelve parables of
Jesus told in the play, in the order they appear in
the production, to help us all gain a better
understanding of the key teachings of Jesus.
Thomas Aquinas: Susan Mudd sings in
Reveille’s chancel choir and a cappella ensemble,
and has made vocal recordings with her sisters.
Susan teaches in the gifted program in Hanover
County, and also is known as mother to Paige,
David and Sam, and wife to Rick.
Art Exploration | June 28, July 12, July 19
Explore the parables of Jesus as they appear in
Godspell through a hands-on art project each
Sunday, 6:00-7:30 pm. Invite your friends! All
ages welcome. Look for details and sign-up
information coming soon. (If you are an artist
interested in helping lead an art exploration
session, contact Kelley Lane,
[email protected] See page 11 for
additional information.)
Martin Luther: Doug Forrester, Reveille’s
senior pastor, began his musical career in a rock
band! Doug also has done theatrical work, and is
known as dad to Ellen and Claire, and husband to
Tracy.
Leonardo da Vinci: Carrie Armistead sings in
Reveille’s chancel choir and a cappella ensemble,
rings bells in Reveille Ringers, and has a
bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Carrie
has performed in operas and musicals, and also is
known as daughter to Cathy and Keith Armistead,
and sister to Thomas Armistead.
Godspell Musical | July 15-18
Our 60-voice youth choir, eight adults, and live
band present this classic musical. Performances at
7:30 pm each evening with an additional matinee
performance at 2:00 pm on July 18. Brought to
you by the same team who produced Jesus Christ
Superstar! Admission is free, however, you may
make a donation to Reveille’s Swansboro
Community Ministries, which supports Dancing
Classrooms, scholarships to Kaleidoscope Music,
Worship Arts, and Mission camp, and other
ministries in Richmond’s Swansboro
neighborhood.
Edward Gibbon: Robert Phanord II, also
known as “Buddy,” sings in Reveille’s chancel
choir and a cappella ensemble, has rung in
Reveille Ringers, and has a bachelor’s degree in
music, literature, and art. He currently is
associate conductor with One Voice. He also is son
to Olletta Cheatham as well as brother to Victoria
Nelson and Eva Phanord and uncle to their
children.
Frederic Nietzsche: Richard Davis, also known
as “Dick,” sings in Reveille’s chancel choir and has
done theatrical work throughout his life, most
recently in Reveille’s production of Jesus Christ
Superstar. Dick also is known as husband to
Sheelagh, dad to Bryan and granddad to Andrew.
Like us on Facebook
@ReveillePresents
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MUSIC
(continued)
Youth Choir to Visit
Reveille on May 31
The 50-voice Genesis Sings youth choir
from First United Methodist Church in Prattville,
Alabama, will lead worship music at 11:00 am on
May 31.
We are happy to have the opportunity to host
this wonderful choir, and know this will be an
inspirational service! Please join us in welcoming
these youth, as our youth are so warmly
welcomed when we travel.
Summer Choir Begins June 7
Our combined summer choir will begin singing for the 11:00 am worship services on June 7! Summer
choir is intergenerational, with no rehearsals. Just join us in the choir room at 10:30 am to learn music!
WITNESS
New Attendance Materials
The materials in our attendance books have been updated. Help us keep accurate records by signing in
each time you come to worship. You also can sign up for ministries using the new Call to Action card.
Member Sign In
Please be sure to use all lines on the white member sign-in sheet before moving to the next page
(multiple people from different families can sign in on the same sheet).
Prayer Request and Call to Action Cards
Prayer Request cards and the new pink Call to Action cards are in the front pocket of the attendance
books. Use the Call to Action card to sign up for Wonderful Wednesday or other programs, or to respond
to the call to action in the sermon. Completed Prayer Request cards and Call to Action cards should be
placed in the offering plate.
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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
From the Director
Thank you to all who helped make the children’s Easter Celebration a huge success! Before the egg hunt,
we gathered in the chapel for a participatory call to worship with singing and movement time. Our
message through story was about Jesus’ final week and his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday!
The children then were sent out to experience and celebrate Jesus’ resurrection through the egg hunt.
The younger children hunted traditional eggs with candy while the older group hunted by egg number to
find puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces were blank to remind the children of the tomb being empty. They
were instructed to take the puzzle home and to draw the Easter story on the blank puzzle. Fun was had
by all! (See photo on next page.)
Lori Epps, Director of Children's Ministries
Register for KIDz C.A.M.P. and
Vacation Bible School by
May 17
Sunday School Teachers Needed
At Reveille, we provide a solid foundation of
Christian education for children through Sunday
school each week, 9:30-10:30 am. We have two
opportunities for you to be involved in this vital
ministry.
KIDz C.A.M.P. (formerly Day Camp) is a handson mission camp open to rising third through
rising sixth grade students, June 15-19, 9:00 am3:00 pm each day.
Summer (June 7 - August 30)
Over the summer we offer combined Sunday
school classes for ages two and three; pre-k,
kindergarten, and first grade; and, second
through fifth grades. Our curriculum will focus on
Jesus’ parables in conjunction with the summer
sermon series and Godspell musical. Please
consider volunteering for a Sunday or two. We
make it super easy! The lesson plan and all
supplies for your class will be ready for you in a
grab-and-go bag by May 31.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will take place July
27-31, 9:00 am-noon each day. The camp is open
to four year olds through rising second graders.
To register or sign up as a volunteer, visit
www.reveilleumc.org/camps. Please register by
May 17.
We offer child care for the children of volunteers
on the days they work. For KIDz C.A.M.P., child
care will be available for infants through rising
second graders. For VBS, child care will be
available for infants through three year olds and
third through sixth graders.
2015-2016 School Year
During the school year, our goal is for every age
or grade level to have a separate class. Training,
detailed curriculum, and a resource packet are
provided for all teachers. Do you need to have all
the answers? Certainly not! It’s ok to tell the
children you don’t know and will find out the
answer through research or talking to the clergy.
Requirements: A love for children and their faith
journey, availability to commit to teach twice each
month in conjunction with other team teachers,
and willingness to prepare lessons in advance
based on provided curriculum.
Focus First Mission Group
Sunday, May 3
Come be a part of this mission group that is
making a difference in our community and world
in the name of Jesus Christ. Focus First will meet
May 3 for lunch along with the children’s music
ministry in the picnic pavilion at 12:15 pm. After
lunch, first through fifth graders may join us for
mission projects and team building games. Pick
up will be 1:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Plan to
join us as we seek to be Christ’s hands and feet in
our world.
If you are interested in either of these
opportunities, please contact one of the following
by May 31:
Lori Epps, [email protected]
(804) 359-6041, ext. 117
Heather Lockerman, [email protected]
Melanie Stoudt, [email protected]
After the May 3 meeting, Focus First will take a
break for summer and meet again on October 4
and November 1.
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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
(continued)
I Love to Tell the Story...
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class, led by Ellie and Jay Speer,
enjoying some time making goodies
in the kitchen to go along with their
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Questions about
Children’s Ministries?
Contact Lori Epps
[email protected]
(804) 359-6041, ext. 117
Easter Egg Hunt
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YOUTH MINISTRIES
From the Directors
April was an awesome month for youth ministries at Reveille!
The 2015 Confirmation Class participated in a weekend retreat at Westview on the James to prepare for
the upcoming confirmation service on May 17. It was a weekend of bonding, fun, and even the chance to
zip line into the lake.
We also have been working hard to put together our Youth Sunday worship services for May 3. This year,
the youth will be leading all three services, 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am. We are grateful for the help from
Reveille’s staff and youth counselors who have worked with the youth to write their own prayers,
sermons, and design the worship services in full. We cannot wait to lead worship this month and
demonstrate the amazing gifts of the youth here at Reveille!
We are working on developing some exciting summer fellowship opportunities for the youth. Please keep
an eye on your email for more information in the coming weeks!
Amy Crisp, Director of Youth Ministries
Kate Rhodes, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries
Camp Cooks Needed
This summer, Reveille middle school youth are
returning to the Jeremiah Project camp in
Romney, West Virginia, August 2-8. They will be
in mission to area residents in need of home
maintenance and repair. During their week at
Jeremiah Project, youth experience Christcentered worship, work, and fellowship along with
youth from other congregations across Virginia.
#jesusintheworld
Take Jesus out into the
world this summer and
share your photos on
Instagram. Learn more
on page 14!
We have been
asked to find
volunteers to
serve as camp
cooks for this
week-long mission
trip. Jeremiah
Project will provide
coaching and
instruction for
volunteer cooks.
Hotel accommodations will be provided.
Youth Sunday | May 3
Youth will lead worship at
8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am
LAST YOUTH GROUP UNTIL FALL
Dinner at 5:30 pm
Combined Youth Group at 6:00 pm
Please consider joining us in transforming lives for
Christ through middle school ministry! If you are
interested in and available for this important
ministry, contact Amy Crisp,
[email protected], or Kate Rhodes,
[email protected], for more
information. We promise you will experience the
love and gratitude of a group of middle school
youth whose physical and spiritual hunger are
heightened during this mission experience!
Follow us on Twitter
@RevUMCYouth
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ADULT MINISTRIES
Calling All Artists!
This summer we will be offering a series of educational art explorations about the parables of Jesus
appearing in Godspell (see page 6). We are looking for all types of artists to help lead these sessions.
Whether your artistic gift is painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, creative writing, or
something else, please contact Kelley Lane, [email protected], for more information.
Are you graduating this year?
If you are graduating from college or graduate
school this year, please contact Kelley Lane,
[email protected], so that your
accomplishment may be celebrated by our
congregation. If you are graduating from high
school, please contact Kate Rhodes,
[email protected]
General Meeting
Tuesday, May 5
10:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Join Reveille’s United Methodist Women for a
general meeting in the fellowship hall on Tuesday,
May 5, at 10:30 am. Mike Nelson, program
manager for Stop Hunger Now, will speak about
the vision of the program, a world without
hunger. The Lucy Blanton Circle is hosting the
meeting.
Surprise Discussions Continue
Sunday, May 3
5:00-7:00 pm, Room 211
Join in what is sure to be a lively discussion led by
our ministers, Sunday, May 3, 5:00-7:00 pm in
room 211. Ministers may surprise participants
with the topics they choose, and participants may
surprise the ministers with the questions they
ask.
Lunch will be available at a cost of $8 per person.
Lunch reservations are required by contacting
your circle leader or Phyllis Moore,
[email protected], by April 29. Child care is
available for children age four and under by
contacting Lori Epps, [email protected],
by April 29.
Submit your questions for this final session
anonymously at
www.reveilleumc.org/surprise-discussions.
Even if you miss the lunch reservation deadline,
please join us for the talk!
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May 2015
Sun
Mon
Reveille United Methodist Church
www.reveilleumc.org
Tue
Wed
UMFS Luggage & Prom Dress
Collection Through May 3
3
Youth Sunday
UM Student Day
Daily Prayer Service
Weekdays | 7:30-8:00 am
1
5
6
7
8
UMW General
Meeting
Worship
Swansboro
Elementary
Teacher
Appreciation
Luncheon
Tee-Ology
12:15 pm
CARITAS
Fill-A-PODS
May 1-11
Sat
2
Tee-Ology
Men’s Prayer
Breakfast
8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am
#jesusintheworld begins
Fri
4
Worship
Focus First
Thu
9
UMW
Mother’s Day
Tea Party
CARITAS
Surprise! Discussion
10 Mother’s Day
11
Samaritan Offering
Men’s Prayer
Breakfast
(continues through June 21)
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14
Worship
16
Tee-Ology
12:15 pm
UMFS Prom
Worship
Leisure Club
Day Trip
8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am
New Member Reception
Letters due
for Steve
Jones
Reveille Window
Deadline
17
18
19
20
Confirmation Sunday
Men’s Prayer
Breakfast
Leisure Club
Worship
Bill Lohmann
12:15 pm
24
25
26
27
28
Worship
Men’s Prayer
Breakfast
Church
Council
Meeting
Worship
Friends of
the
Homeless
Hot Lunch
Worship
15
21
22
23
Tee-Ology
8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am
Mission Benefit Concert
7:00 pm
Deadline to register for VBS
& KIDz C.A.M.P.
8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am
FOH Bag Lunches
12:15 pm
7:00 pm
29
30
31
Graduate Recognition
Sunday
Peace with Justice Sunday
Worship
8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am
Visiting Youth Choir
11:00 am
Visit www.reveilleumc.org/church-calendar for a detailed calendar of events
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date
Coffee Fellowship
Needs Your Help
Please consider hosting the coffee fellowship for
one Sunday this year. Coffee fellowship takes
place 10:30-11:00 am each Sunday and it’s a
great way to meet people and welcome visitors.
We need two people for approximately one hour
to make coffee, put out light snacks, and clean up.
There is no cost involved. All food and coffee is
provided by Reveille. Dates available: May 17,
June 7, July 26, August 2 and 23, September 6
and 27, October 25, November 1 and 22,
December 6 and 27.
September 13
Contact Michele Clements, [email protected], to
sign up or for more information.
Come kick off the fall season!
Sunday school classes at 9:00 am.
One worship service at 10:30 am followed
by a potluck lunch and fellowship.
All are welcome!
Bring your friends and neighbors!
Reveille Weekday School
Accepting Applications
The deadline for the
June edition of
The Reveille Window is
May 10
Reveille Weekday School is accepting applications
for the 2015-2016 school year. Your family is
invited to become a part of a special ministry of
the church.
The Weekday School is a child-centered program
in which children learn and grow through play and
intentional teaching. The staff provides a warm,
caring environment where the child’s intellectual,
spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth
are fostered.
Send your articles to
Terri Edwards, [email protected],
and copy the staff member associated
with your ministry on your email.
Submissions may be edited for style, length,
grammar, and accuracy.
For more information and the application visit
www.reveilleweekday.com, or contact the school’s
director, Tiffany Christopher, at (804) 359-4600
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
Photos of church events are
encouraged and welcome!
Get Social With Us
In case of emergency, contact the
pastor on call at (804) 380-8668
@reveilleumc
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
(continued)
Staff Changes
Celebration of Ministry:
Steve Jones
Financial Manager Glynis Holcomb is leaving
Reveille for a new professional opportunity. Her
final day in the office will be
May 7.
At the 2015 Annual Conference this June, the Rev.
Dr. Steven R. Jones will retire after a
distinguished career in ministry. Steve has served
as Richmond District superintendent for seven
years, and he is former senior pastor of Reveille.
Glynis joined the staff of
Reveille in February 2002.
Her responsibilities have
included accounts payable,
payroll, employee benefits,
and contributions
reconciliation. We will miss
her keen attention to detail,
sense of humor, and caring and helpful nature.
You are invited to the reception honoring Steve
and Jan Jones, Sunday, June 7, 4:00 pm, in our
fellowship hall.
To celebrate Steve’s love of mission and
effectiveness as a mission strategist, you may
give a special gift for the Imagine No Malaria
campaign of the Virginia Conference. Make your
check payable to Richmond District UMC, memo:
Steve Jones, INM.
Administrative Assistant Lisa Adams is no
longer with Reveille. Her last day was April 24.
We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
You are invited to write a letter expressing your
appreciation for Steve and Jan and their ministry.
Pictures are also appreciated. Letter, photos, and
gifts should be sent to Susan Petrey, Richmond
District UMC, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA
23058, by May 15.
Please join the Reveille staff in sending blessings
and prayers for Glynis and Lisa as they each
begin new chapters in their lives.
#jesusintheworld
Have you seen the pics of the neon green Jesus on
Reveille’s Instagram account (@reveilleumc)?
You’re probably wondering what is going on!
Beginning May 3, we will have some of those same
neon Jesus figures for you to take into the world.
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Take pictures of Jesus wherever you are and
whatever you are doing.
Post them on Instagram with the hashtag
#jesusintheworld and we will share those
pictures in church on Sunday mornings! (You
are welcome to post your photos on other social
media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, too!)
IMPORTANT: Return your Jesus to the
welcome center the next Sunday so others can
take Jesus out into the world.
This summer is all about sharing how we are taking
Jesus out into the world, and where we happen to
find him waiting for us along the way. Whether we It will be awesome to see all of the places where
you have seen and experienced God this summer!
are on a mission trip or just a trip into Carytown,
God is already there before us and with us.
Learn more and reserve your Jesus at
http://bit.ly/jesusintheworld
 Sign up to take a neon Jesus with you for a
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week (Sunday-Saturday) this summer. Sign up
by noon on Friday before desired pick-up date.
Pick up your Jesus on Sunday morning in the
welcome center.
See our #jesusintheworld photos on
Instagram @reveilleumc
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