Coffee Fellowship - Every Sunday Morning!
Each Sunday there is a Friendly Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall from 10am - 10:30am Please arrive early enough to participate and to get more acquainted with those we know and to meet new people that we haven’t had a chance to get to know yet.
Need a Ride to Church?
Anyone needing a ride to church can call Vic Gehling at 618-876-8842
The Men’s Group meets every third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Baby Quilts are available through the quilters for $45 each. Please talk with Luan Briner if you are interested 877-3556.
News and Events
The Men’s Group would like to see the younger men in the church join us so that we could get to know each other better and do more things for God and His church. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Gordan Rea at (618) 591-8281 if you have questions. All men are invited! Hope to see you there!
January 8th is UMW’s next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Please bring finger foods to share. There will be a special offering collected for Prayer & Self-Denial.
January 8th, @ 6:30pm Fellowship Hall
February 12th, @ 6:30pm Fellowship Hall
Just can’t say enough about the “kids capes of courage” outreach!
Just recently 7 capes were mailed to a family of seven children after the sudden loss of their father. Many have been given to hospitals, and individuals.
Kids Capes of Courage
The Moms & Tots meet every 2nd and 4th Friday. The moms usually make a craft and share Christian fellowship while the tots are being cared for by our volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Joyce Tracy at 876-2567.
October 29th ONE SERVICE AND FIFTH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join us for our 10am service and stay for lunch of an Italian beef sandwich, 2 sides, a dessert and a drink for only $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4 to 12, and children under 4 are free. See Jenny Dippel or Sandy Heuser for tickets. All proceeds will go to our General Fund.
Make a Note of it!
Contact Linda Wozniak at 618-877-5398, or show up on Wednesdays at 1:00p.m. if you would like to be involved in this outreach. There is a list of items needed in the narthex or financial support is always appreciated.
Moms and Tots
NAMEOKI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING.
Under the leadership of Millie Clements, we are beginning a weekly prayer meeting at Nameoki UMC. This prayer meeting will take place every Monday at noon, and last for 30 minutes in the NUMC Chapel.
You are invited to participate in this important part of our churches life. Paul exhorted the church to “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”. (Colossians 4:2, NIV).
If you would like to see God move more and more at Nameoki UMC, don’t just sit there… pray something! There will be no agenda at these prayer meetings. No sermon, no lengthy bible reading… just a time and space for prayer.
It doesn’t matter if you feel comfortable praying out loud or more comfortable praying quietly to yourself – ALL kinds of prayers are invited to come and pray. Even if prayer is not a part of your daily discipline, come and spend some time relaxing in the presence of God – who knows… you might find yourself to be more of a praying person just by committing 30 minutes of your time each week to prayer at Church.
Join Pastor Mike and others on Monday mornings at 10am for Bible Study and discussions at KOOL Beanz Café, 1316 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City. Everyone is invited! Come by and check it out!
Monday’s at 10am
KOOL BEANZ Cafe
1316 Neidringhaus Ave
Exciting news! Pastor Mike has added a 3rd worship service for Nameoki UMC, 4pm on Saturday! Now you have another opportunity to attend worship.
The purpose of the FISHER HOUSE is to provide temporary lodging for Veterans’ families during a medical crisis. The house offers a warm, inviting, and often calming environment where family members can find encouragement from others experiencing similar circumstances. It’s considered to be a, “home away from home” and provides a sense of comfort while a loved once is undergoing medical treatment as an inpatient at the V A St. Louis Health Care System. There is no fee for families staying at the Fisher House. For more information visit their website - www.fisherhouse.org or call (888) 294-8560.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE has many opportunities, just for
you, with NO experience necessary!!
ARE YOU… looking for a way to be involved in the assistive ministries of your church?
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE has many opportunities, just for you, with NO experience necessary!!
CHECK THEM OUT… then have a chat with the person listed! THEY can’t wait to talk to YOU!!
USHERS/GREETERS - The first friendly and helpful contact guests have with the church. They provide a welcoming gift; request guests sign our guest book ; provide information requested on ministries and programs to those seeking to connect, grow and serve with us; receive the offering and retrieve attendance books. (Allen Briner)
ACOLYTES – Helps the congregation prepare for the worship experience and, at service end, helps the church prepare to enter the mission field by bearing the cross, and in the lighting and distinguishing of the altar candles. (Joyce Tracy)
LITURGIST TEAM – Provides assistance to the pastor in leading the congregation through the elements and flow of worship. (Marian McCray)
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE TEAM – We need your storytelling talents; your love for children and your desire to model Christ to them. Teens, Men and Women… all can apply! (Pastor Mike)
CHOIR/PRAISE TEAM - We are looking for musicians and vocalist to use their musical gifts and talents to glorify God. (Pastor Mike)
TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM – We are expanding our team of sound, lighting and media techs. If you have skill or interest we would love to talk with you. (Michael Greeling)
ALTAR GUILD – These are the unseen heroes who set up communion elements; cleanup after communion; prepare visitation communion elements; and care for the altar ware. (Carol Chappell)
CREATIVE TEAMS – We are looking for people with skills and interest in creative design for Chancel and sanctuary areas. (Marian McCray or Joyce Tracy).
We use the same scripture and sermon as we do on Sunday mornings but the music is more contemporary. We’ll celebrate communion every Saturday service. Children are allowed to be in the sanctuary, they can even bring their toys. “There is no excuses now!” Pastor Mike laughingly says, (He is trying to accommodate everyone.)
So now you have your choice: 4pm on Saturday, or on Sundays at 8:15am or 10:30am! Hope to see you at one of them!
Thanks to our volunteers who will be helping with the Worship services during January.
Liturgist: Kelly Long
Ushers: Gordan & Kelly Rea
January 7 – Joyce Tracy
January 14 - Linda Wozniak
January 21 - Anna Sahrhage
January 28 Joyce Tracy
SAVE THE DATE of January 28th for the UMW’s annual CHILI COOK OFF beginning at 11:30 – 1:00. All proceeds will benefit Community Care Center. A sign-up sheet to register your favorite chili is in the narthex. Last day to register is January 21st.
6th Annual UMW Chili Cook-Off
January 28th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
All proceeds will benefit Community Care
COST: 50 Cents for 5 oz Serving
6 Samples for $2.50 1 Bowl for $3.5 1Hot Dog/Bun $1.00
January 28th 11:30am
If you do an ‘end of the year cleaning’ at your house, be sure to set aside your items you don’t want or use anymore for our Annual EMB Rummage Sale. The sale is slated for April 13th & 14th. (we can not take large furniture, televisions, computers or computer components.) You never know, your trash may be someone else’s treasure!
April 13th and 14th
donated by Mary Jo Hein.
This basket includes a Longaberger Hostess Small Wash Day Basket with side handles.
Jack Buck (Forever a Winner)
For Cardinal Fans Only
St. Louis Cardinal 1999 Year Book
A Commemorative Yearbook
St. Louis Cardinal note pad
Stocking Hat and Socks
A Hanging Christmas Stocking with Cardinal emblem
Cardinal Brimmed Straw Hat
Phillips 66 Gas Card for $25
Tub of Red Bird Peppermint Puffs
Cardinal Goody Basket
Nameoki UMW January Basket for the Month: