NUMC Nameoki United 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.


                          






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


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!  


                         






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

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…

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: Dec 30, 2018





               






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

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






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 2nd and 4th Friday

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!


                          






2018 The Christmas Story

Nameoki’s Live Nativity is scheduled for December 16th during the 10:30 a.m. service. Be sure to invite your family and friends to this wonderful worship event!

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December 22nd we will deliver the Food Baskets.

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At 6pm on December 23rd, Pastor Mike invites you to a “Blue Christmas” service for those whose holidays are not joyful; who are lonely, in mourning, or feeling sad. Pastor Mike says, “Even if you don’t feel blue you are invited to attend anyway. There are those in our church that simply need your support and understanding.”

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Join us for our annual Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 3:00 and 11:00 p.m.

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The church office will be closed on December 24th, 25th & 26th in observance of Christmas.

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December 30th is our Combined Fifth Sunday Worship Service at 10am. However, there will NOT be a meal after this service because of the holidays.

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The church office will be closed on December 31st and January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day.

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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!



                       

Youth News… UMW News

2018 December Dates

Please lend a hand to de-green the church on Sunday, January 6th after the late service! Lunch will be available for those who stay to help.

On January 13th, there will be a church meeting held between both services to talk about the upcoming General Conference, and information about the “Way Forward Commission” proposal which will be discussed. There will be no adult Sunday School that day. Pastor Mike will present all three “Way Forward” plans, and answer questions about what may or may not happen in the United Methodist Church going forward. Despite what happens at an international level in the UMC, Nameoki is first and foremost a local congregation - a family. Let’s not let uncertainty and disagreement break up our local family.


                       

December 15

December’s UMW Silent Auction basket is Winter Warmth.

Be sure to check it out in the narthex!

Basket Includes:

1bag of House Blend Coffee

1 Bag Caramel Macchiato Coffee

1 Bag Highlander Grog Coffee

1 Box Assorted Tea

1 Box Alpine Spiced Apple Cider

1 Large Can Hot Chocolate

2 Packages Milano Cookies

1 Coffee Cup

1 Fleece Throw

Last day for bids is December 31st.




                          






December Basket

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS ON WAYS TO HELP THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

The Nance family will be overseeing the food drive for the Salvation Army names again this year. We are collecting non-perishable food items for those families in need. Please place your items in the box in the narthex.

On Dec. 2nd we’ll start collecting for the baskets by ringing bells for donations to purchase the ham, milk, butter and eggs to be included in the baskets for the families. Tom Nance will have names of children from the families if you would like to provide a gift for him/her. See him after church service or contact Bev at (618) 567-5901.

We will be collecting "baby items" for Good Samaritan House during December. Along with Nameoki UMC, Spirit of Christ Fellowship Church will be joining us in this 'baby drive'.

Please bring your unwrapped contributions to the church each week and place them underneath the Christmas trees in the foyer of the building.

Here is the Good Samaritan House Wish List:

Diapers

Baby Wipes

Baby Lotion

Baby Food

For moms:

Hand Lotion

Chap Stick

Towels and Wash Cloths

The Breakfast Ministry is collecting men and women gently used hooded sweatshirts, thermal underwear, hats and gloves. Please place your donations in the box in the conference room.

The Breakfast Ministry will have two shifts of 3 people to help with the breakfast on Christmas day. The first is from 9am – 11:30am and then 11:30am – 1:30pm (or until the clean-up is done.) Please contact Jake



                          






Ways to make a difference… Cookie Fundraiser

Thanks to all who are volunteering to make 4 or more dozen cookies or candies for our COOKIE SALE FUND RAISER ON December 15th. Please turn in your donation sheet from the bulletin so we know how many cookies to expect. Have your goodies to the church no later than 6pm on the 14th. If you would like to bake but can’t get the cookies to the church, just call the church office, someone will come pick them up from you.

IT’S LOADS OF FUN! Come for breakfast of biscuits and gravy for just $2.50 (check with Jenny, Joyce, or Sandy for tickets ). While you shop for your treats the kids can get their picture taken with Santa and receive a goody bag for free!

  




                          






If you have pre-teens or teenagers you would like to take confirmation classes in 2019, please contact Pastor Mike for all the information.



                          






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Attention ….all United Methodist Women

We need you to bring 4 dozen cookies to our next meeting, Monday, December 10th at 6:30 pm. These cookies will be used to put together cookie trays for our shut-ins.



                          






You may order a poinsettia for the sanctuary “in remembrance” or “in honor” of a loved one no later than December 10th. Fill out a form from the bulletin and give your order and check to Joyce Tracy. This year the cost for the poinsettia is $11.00. You may want to take your poinsettia home after the Christmas Eve service. If you have any questions you may contact Joyce Tracy at 876-2567.

Our heart-felt thanks to Luan Briner. She has done the Poinsettia and Easter Lily ordering for many years. She has decided to retire from these duties. Thanks Luan, for your many years of dedication!



                          






7th Annual UMW Chili Cook-Off

January 27th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

All proceeds will benefit Good Samaritan House.

If you are interested in competing, please sign up in the narthex.



                          






January 27th 11:30am

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.



                          






December 30th is our Combined Fifth Sunday Worship Service at 10am. However, there will NOT be a meal after this service because of the holidays.