NUMC Methodist Church 1900 Pontoon Rd.
Granite City IL 62040-2339
618-877-1936

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

Baby Quilts are available through the quilters for $45 each.  Please talk with Luan Briner if you are interested 877-3556.



                         






Men’s Group

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.                           






http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/kids-capes-of-courage




                         






http://www.kidscapesofcourage.org/




                         






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.






Every 5th Sunday…

Next 5th Sunday:

          Mar 31, 2019

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.

FIFTH SUNDAY COMBINED SERVICE – March 31st at 10 a.m. and a fund raiser meal to follow. The menu is shepherd’s pie, salad, dessert and a drink. Watch for more information in the bulletins.




                






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.

 






                         






FISHER HOUSE

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!


                          






UMW News

2019 Planning Dates

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

“Garden Basket”.

GARDEN BASKET INCLUDES:

• 1 Pair of Gardening Gloves

• 1 Mini Flag Pole

• 1 Garden Flag

• Hummingbird Feeder

• Hummingbird Nectar

• Hummingbird Whole Flower Blend

• Trowel

• Three Prong Cultivator

2 Kneeling Pads

• 1 Pair Pruning Sheers

• 1 Cedar Bird House

• 1 Package of Zinnia Flower Seeds

• Friends Garden Plaque

• Plant Tray

• Turtle Wind Chimes

• Bird on a Wheelbarrow Wind Chimes

• Decorative Flower Pot Stand




                          






March “Garden” Basket

Upcoming Meeting:

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






2019

Our Breakfast Ministry team is scheduled for the breakfast on January 26th at Niedringhaus UMC.



                          






Breakfast Ministry

May 3-4

There are several at the church who faithfully participate in Nameoki’s Laundromat Ministry.


The individuals from our church choose a local laundromat in our area (one of six) and pay for the laundry for an individual or family; sometimes it is a senior, or a young mother, a single father, or even a college student. Our church members goal is just to give the person a gentle reminder that someone cares and to give an encouraging word if needed.




                         






We now have a 3rd worship service for Nameoki UMC, 4pm on Saturday! Now you have another opportunity to attend worship.     






Lent

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset Easter Eve. The Wednesday afternoon Lenten services this year begin here at Nameoki on March 6th at noon, a light lunch will follow. The Lenten service schedule is below:


March 13th (No lunch) St. Bartholomew Episcopal

March 20th (lunch served) First United Presbyterian

March 27th (lunch served) St. John UCC

April 3rd (lunch served) St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

April 10th (lunch served) Trinity UMC

April 18th is Maundy Thursday. Pastor Mike is planning a service at Nameoki UMC for 7pm.

April 19th (No lunch) Good Friday Niedringhaus UMC

April 19th 7pm service @ Nameoki UMC

Saturday, April 20th is reserved for our Easter Egg Hunt. Be sure to mark it on your calendars!


Sunday April the 21st is our special Easter morning services at 8:15 and 10:30. Invite friends and family!




                          






Easter Egg Hunt  April 20, 2019

SAVE YOUR STUFF for our Annual EMB Rummage Sale! We can’t take televisions, computers or computer components. The sale is slated for May 3rd & 4th. Contact Doris Taylor at 806-2959 if you have any questions.




                          






Barbeque Fund Raisers this year

Hopefully Spring is around the corner. This has been the longest winter… April will be here before you know it and the first of our barbeque fund raisers will be on our doorstep, April 26th and 27th. This year we would like to host 5 barbeques. Our general funds are low and we are hoping to replenish them.

If you can…please lend a hand. It takes all of us doing our part to make them a success. There are a lot of details that go in to these barbeques, surely you can help in some way.

Myna orders the meat, Don Ridlen and Don Bellman pick it up. Jenny Dippel orders and picks up the buns, bread and potatoes. Doris Taylor and Myna pass along the list of items to be picked up at SAM’S. Someone will need to pick them up.

Doris & Bob Taylor and Gail Fritszche come in early on Thursday before the BBQ to put the potatoes on to boil, cut up celery & onions and to make the cole-slaw.

The volunteers come in at 9am to help peel potatoes for the potato salad. Doris and Gail mix up the potato salad and cole-slaw and put it in containers for serving. The bread and buns are bagged up for individual plates by volunteers that morning too.

The day of the sale we need help with set up, cookers, servers and clean-up crews. Myna takes the orders and the money. Jenny helps keep up with the inventory of items sold. There needs to be 4 volunteers serving at all times. We need at least 4 people each night for the clean-up. We also need bakery items for the donation table. So you see, we need YOU! Please help out! Contact Myna if you have questions.




                          






They sometimes invite them to church or give them information about Nameoki UMC if they don’t have a home church.

Kudos to this ministry team! Keep up the good work!