July 2013 - Metropolitan United Methodist Church

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July 2013 - Metropolitan United Methodist Church
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METRO ON THE SQUARE
METRO ON THE SQUARE
2013 Theme:
Get Your Ship in Order: Becoming Disciples of Jesus Christ in the World
1121 West Lanvale Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-523-1366
Fax: 410-728-1912
Website: www.metropolitanumc.org
Email: [email protected]
Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 2013
Camp
Volume 7, Issue 1
Discovery
Give the children you know something
rewarding and God-driven to do this
summer; send them to our new camp,
Camp Discovery.
Cover Story
Camp Discovery focuses on discovering
Camp Discovery &
and enriching the best in today’s youth. We will make sure they don’t
Vacation Bible School get rusty with the academics with our reading and math exercises. Does
Inside Stories/
Sections:
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From the Pastor’s
Desk
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From the Pastor’s
Desk cont.
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Announcements &
Upcoming Events
Metro on the Square
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
1121 West Lanvale Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Birthday List
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Visitation Ministry
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Calendar of Events
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General Church Info.
your child have a creative side? We will nurture it with arts and crafts.
Fitness isn’t forgotten, our camp focuses on your child’s health & wellness with fitness focused activities. Hosted by Rev. Howard N. Finley
and Minister Anissa Johnson, our camp will be a joyous and spirit filled
environment for your youth.
Camp Discovery takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, July 23rdAugust 16th, from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., here at Metropolitan. Dinner
will be served nightly, and there is a $30 fee to register; there are no
additional fees for our camp. Scholarships are available and there is a
sliding scale available for families with more than one child enrolled.
Camp Discovery is for children age 6-14 Please contact the church office to sign up or if you have any questions. Flyers/Applications are
available in the church narthex and can be mailed or emailed to you.
Vacation Bible
School
Looking for something more for your child to
do this to do this summer? Send them on
down to Metropolitan. We are pleased to
announce we will hold our annual Vacation
Bible School in partnership with St. John
AME Church.
This year, vacation bible school will focus on
the story “Jesus Family Reunion” about a
cross country trip taken by the Tillman
family. Join them as they make many stops
to pick up extended family members and in
the meantime learn valuable lessons that bring them closer to each other
and God.
VBS will be held July15th-July 19th, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., with dinner
served nightly. There is no fee for Vacation Bible School. Applications/
Flyers are available in the church narthex. Please contact the church
office if you have any questions and to register.
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Monday, July 1, 2013
Upper Room Discussion Group @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Independence Day
Church office closed
This summer we are doing something different with Sunday school. We have created opportunities for every member, visitor and friend to become a Life Long
Learner. Each week you will have the option to choose from a variety of classes
designed just for you. Each week the classes are designed to stand alone, so
don’t worry about being away on a Sunday and feeling like you are behind. You
can even chose to visit a different class each week. Just come and be receptive
to learning God’s Word!
Class Details
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LOVE -The Fruit of The Spirit: What’s Love Gotta’ Do With It??
Rosa L. Bush
Open to All
Every Sunday in July and August
Any journey of discipleship must begin with understanding our role
as children of God. And that role is to love, and to love
unconditionally. Come and learn more about love than you could
ever imagine.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Visitation Ministry Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
United Methodist Men’s Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
LOVE-The Fruit of the Spirit: What’s Love
Gotta’ Do With It? @ 11:15 a.m.
Taking the Church to the Next Level
@ 11:15 a.m.
Jesus Christ: The Captain of Our Cruise Ship
@ 11:15 a.m.
What Does it Mean to be “Called” to be God’s
People Today? @ 11:15 a.m.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Outreach Ministry Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
Upper Room Discussion Group @ 7:00 p.m.
Jesus Christ: The Captain of Our Cruise Ship
Joshua Bush and Anissa Johnson
All Children and Youth
Every Sunday in July and August
The study will focus on Jesus Christ as the captain of the cruise
ship. It will outline the importance of the captain, Jesus, on a ship
and define why as children and youth
HE needs to be the captain
of their lives. In addition, we will discuss the importance of
Metropolitan being the ship and will outline the opportunities as
leaders that will help each participant get to his or her destination
in Christ.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Youth Ministry Meeting @ 11:00 a.m.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Morning Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
LOVE-The Fruit of the Spirit: What’s Love
Gotta’ Do With It? @ 11:15 a.m.
Taking the Church to the Next Level
@ 11:15 a.m.
Jesus Christ: The Captain of Our Cruise Ship
@ 11:15 a.m.
What Does it Mean to be “Called” to be God’s
People Today? @ 11:15 a.m.
Men of Power Meeting @ 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 15, 2013
AADM @ 6:00 p.m.
Upper Room Discussion Group @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Youth Car Wash @ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Baptism Sunday
Morning Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
LOVE-The Fruit of the Spirit: What’s Love
Gotta’ Do With It? @ 11:15 a.m.
Taking the Church to the Next Level
@ 11:15 a.m.
Jesus Christ: The Captain of Our Cruise Ship
@ 11:15 a.m.
What Does it Mean to be “Called” to be God’s
People Today? @ 11:15 a.m.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Upper Room Discussion Group @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
10th Sunday after Pentecost
New Member Sunday
Youth Sunday
Morning Worship @ 10:00 a.m.
LOVE-The Fruit of the Spirit: What’s Love
Gotta’ Do With It? @ 11:15 a.m.
Taking the Church to the Next Level
@ 11:15 a.m.
Jesus Christ: The Captain of Our Cruise Ship
@ 11:15 a.m.
What Does it Mean to be “Called” to be God’s
People Today? @ 11:15 a.m.
Men of Power Meeting @ 12:30 p.m.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Upper Room Discussion Group @ 7:00 p.m.
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From the Pastor’s Desk continued…
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What Does it Mean to be “Called” to be God’s People Today?
Rev. Howard N. Finley
Open to All
Every Sunday in July and August
We invite you to come and look at various ways God calls and
empowers us to live out the purpose for which we are called. You
will have the opportunity to encounter and experience the
life-transforming love of God as you participate in our lively and
engaging discussions on: A Call to Lead and a Call to Follow, God
Calls in the Night and Midday, Jesus Calls Disciples, Jesus Sends
and Equips Disciples, Called to be More, Common Complications,
and God’s Call to New Life.
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Taking the Church to the Next Level
Administrative Committee Leaders
July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4
The mandate for the church is contained in the Great Commission.
How are we to do the work of the Great Commission in an age of
Great Confusion? We must rise above it and take the church to the
next level.
There is not a signup sheet, as we need your commitment not your name!
Join us this summer as we prepare to set sail!
Rev. Dr. Michelle Holmes Chaney
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Church Announcements & Upcoming Events
Summer at Metropolitan
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the choir and ushers will be on hiatus during July & August.
Bible Study & our fitness class, Cardio Kick, will also be on break. Sunday morning worship will be
held from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in July & August, also. The chu r ch office w ill be o pen
its normal hours, so if you have any questions, please contact the office.
Membership Ministry
On Father's Day, June 16, 2013, Payton Nevaeh Offord and Kahlil Corey Jones were baptized. Payton is the daughter of Monique Powell and Dominic Offord. Kahlil is the son of Deleal and Keith
Jones. Payton and Kahlil are the grandchildren of our neighborhood friend, Sheila Offord. Ife Harris, Jeraka and Gerald Brown attended exploring membership class on Sat., June 15,2013. They will
be read into full membership on Sunday, July 7,2013. The next exploring membership class is
scheduled for Saturday, September 21,2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Church Bulletin Board
There is a new bulletin board located in the church narthex. The Altar Flower Donation Sign-up
Calendar can now be found there. This bulletin board is for church and community events & news.
Everything posted on the bulletin board must be approved by the church office, no exceptions. If
something is posted without approval, it will be taken down. Please contact the church office if you
have any questions or to get something posted. Thank you.
Book Club
The book club will not meet any more until the third Saturday in September at 12 noon. We will be
reading the following books this summer: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson
and Calvin Alston's book "Days of My Youth in Baltimore the Early Years" for discussion.
Have a great summer of reading. Remember to spread the word about our book club. Betty Ballard
and Rosalyn Harris will be selecting books for November and January.
Bull and Oyster Roast “Blast from the Past”
The church will host a Bull and Oyster Roast on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 8:00 p.m.-12:00
midnight at the Forum Caterers. Tickets are $55.00 and are available now. Please plan to attend
and have a great time and bring your friends. We will have a full bull and oyster roast menu, contests, door prizes and a silent auction. We will need each member to support this activity. Mark
your calendars.
Membership Form Correction
Unfortunately, some of the forms our members received did not have a back page/side. If you completed a one-sided form, there is another side the church needs you to complete. The proper forms
are now in the narthex. We regret the error, and thank you for your time filling out the rest of the
form. Please contact the church office with any questions or concerns. Thank you.
Step Up to the Plate
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over,
will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”-Luke
6:38 Please remember our efforts toward financially supporting our Restoration Plan. The Church
has many repairs to make and any donation is appreciated and gets us that much closer to our goal.
Thank you for your support.
Summer Excessive Heat Policy
Should the temperature in Baltimore reach above 100 degrees the church office will be closed. Once
the office is closed, all activities scheduled for that day or evening will be cancelled. If you are in
doubt about a specific activity, please contact the leader for that activity.
Should the temperature be expected to reach above 100 degrees on a Sunday morning, every effort
will be made to have worship. Decisions regarding Sunday morning worship will be recorded on the
church voice mail by 8:00am. Should potential inclement weather of any kind affect church scheduled activities, the church voice mail will be updated as soon as possible. Please listen to the voice
mail in its entirety.
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1st-Virginia Bennett
2nd-Briana Black
Takiara Williams
3rd-John Allen Sykes
6th-Lawrence R. Miller
Rev. John T. Shaia
7th-Brianna Jasmin Blackwell
11th-Donnell Moan
14th-Pinkney Garner
27th-Krystal Curry
Geneva Denton
28th-Jeanae Paul
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