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.
Come for breakfast!
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.
Baby Quilts are available through the quilters for $45 each. Please talk with Luan Briner if you are interested 877-3556.
News and Events
All men of the church are invited to United Methodist Men’s Group. They meet on the third Saturday of the month at 8am in the fellowship hall for breakfast and a brief meeting. If you have questions, please contact Gordan Rea at (618) 591-8281.
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.
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.
Each Fifth Sunday of the month we will have just one combined Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.! The idea is to fellowship together at least 4 times a year.
A fellowship meal will follow each 5th Sunday service.
Next 5th Sunday:
Mar 31, 2019
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.
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 3rd Saturday - 8am
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!”
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!
The Youth Group is looking for sponsors for Fire Up (a conference for Youth in February) . Please let Myna know if you can help or place your gift in the offering and mark it for the Youth Group. Thank you!
2019 Planning Dates
We had our calendaring meeting on January 15th It’s amazing how quickly the dates get filled in.
Here is a list of major events so far:
Spirit of Christ Fellowship is hosting a Fish Fry Fund Raiser in our Fellowship Hall this Friday, February 1st from 11-7. A flyer with the menu was sent via e-mail but call the office if you have questions (618) 877-1936.
Saturday, February 2nd Nameoki UMC will host a United Methodist Women District Meeting in the Fellowship Hall from 8am – 1 pm.
February 8 & 9 the Scouts Pack 122 will host their Pinewood Derby here. Friday the 8th is reserved for set up and the 9th is the day of the races.
Friday night, February 15th the Girl Scouts have a sleep over planned. They will leave by 10am on Saturday.
Sunday, February 17th the Farmland Quartet will be here for both the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. Following the 10:30 service on February 17th the Boy Scouts are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 12-3. Proceeds help the Scouts attend camp this summer. Tickets are available in the narthex or see J Wyatt.
The last Sunday evening of the month, Pastor Mike will show family movies in the sanctuary for Nameoki Movie night! Watch the bulletins for dates, times and movie titles.
Nameoki’s “Green Team” will host a meatless potluck at 6:30pm on March 4th. A guest speaker from the St. Louis Cardinals “Green Team” is invited to attend.
March 6th is Ash Wednesday. There will be a 30 minute worship service in the sanctuary at noon on that day. The UMW will serve lunch following the service.
Sunday, March 31st is our Fifth Sunday, 10am worship service. A fund raiser meal will follow, watch the bulletin for the menu! Then Movie night at 7!
April 18th is Maundy Thursday. Pastor Mike is planning a service at 7pm. The Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 20th.
Sunday April the 21st is Easter!
Our first BBQ Fund Raiser is planned on April 26th and 27th. We’re hoping to have 5 this year! But we need everyone to volunteer!!
May 3rd & 4th is the EMB Rummage Sale. Everyone is invited to donate items. Any help would be appreciated.
The 2nd BBQ Fund Raiser is planned for May 24th & 25th.
June’s BBQs are slated for the 21st and 22nd. June 30th is a Fifth Sunday service and Fund Raiser Meal.
VBS will be July 7th thru the 11th. September 20th & 21st another BBQ is scheduled. And September 29th is a Fifth Sunday service and fund raiser meal.
October 19th is the FUN RUN for Parkinson’s research.
October 25 & 26 is the last of the BBQs and a Fall Festival is being planned. Sounds like fun!
November 24th is Hanging of the Greens.
The date of December 7th is being reserved for the Annual Christmas Dinner, and the 14th for the Cookie Sale. December 15th is the Live Nativity and Christmas Day is on a Monday this year!!
Be watching your bulletins and e-mails for information for other events and meetings that will be added through-out the year.
The Fund Raising Basket
this month will be a
“Winter Leisure Basket”.
Basket Includes the Following Items:
• Monopoly Game
• Transformer 48 Piece Puzzle
• Color Your Own 300 Piece Puzzle
• 10 Piece Dice Set
• Etch a Sketch Doodle
• Magic Ginn Game
• Chinese Checkers Portfolio Leather Travel Case
• Chess Portfolio Leather Travel Case
• Hoyle 6 In 1 Fun Pack (Memory, Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Go Fish, Slap Jack, and Matching Card Games
• Monster Magnetic Hangman
• Connect 4 Game
• Chutes & Ladders
• Amloid Sorter
• Roseart Lighted Neon Glow Tablet
• Mega Blox For Beginners (60 Pieces)
• (5) Tri-Star Spinners With Connectors (Orange, Red, Blue, Pink & Black)
Basket value approximately $150.
February 11th, @ 6:30pm Fellowship Hall
Please bring items to the church by Sunday, March 10th for:
Cunningham Children’s Home:
Toothpaste, Box Tops for Education, Gift Cards: Walmart, Dollar Tree, and McDonalds
Items Needed for Lessie Bates:
Boys/Girls T-Shirts, Men’s Underwear
United Methodist Women are collecting Box Tops for Education throughout the year for Cunningham Children’s Home. In order to make it easier for you to contribute your box tops, we are placing this container in the narthex.
Our Breakfast Ministry team is scheduled for the breakfast on January 26th at Niedringhaus UMC.
Feb 17, 2019 noon
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 May 3rd & 4th. Contact Doris Taylor at 806-2959 if you have any questions.
Bell Choir practices have begun on Thursday nights at 7pm. It is open to anyone high-school age or older, regardless of musical ability. All you need is a desire to praise the Lord and a commitment to show up at rehearsals.
See Margi Gehling if you are interested!
Save the date! ANNUAL BOY SCOUT TROOP 1064 SPAGHETTI DINNER! –
Sunday, February 17th, from noon until 3p.m. to help the boys go to camp! (Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 Kids 4-10 and 3 & under free.)
We now have a 3rd worship service for Nameoki UMC, 4pm on Saturday! Now you have another opportunity to attend worship.
Good Samaritan House Trivia
* Silent Auction *
St. Louis Theme Table Decorating Contest
Saturday, March 2, 2019
St. Gregory Armenian Hall
3501 Century Drive.
Granite City, IL 62040
Doors Open at 5pm-Trivia Starts at 6pm
$120 per table, 8 player limit
Please call (618) 876-0607 to Reserve a table or Contact Dianna Briner if you are at Nameoki UMC.
(Nameoki Youth will be the runners for the night.)
Visit www.goodsamaritanhouse.org for information