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!
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.
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.
July 29, 2018
Sept 30, 2018
Dec 30, 2018
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
We now have 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
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 for July.
Liturgist for July: Anna Sahrhage
Liturgist for August: Karen Beasley
Ushers for July: Dennis & Karen Beasley
Ushers for August: Youth Group
July 1 – Anna Sahrhage
July 8 – Jen Rayson
July 15 – Youth Group
July 22 – Stephanie Tracy
July 29 – Joyce Tracy
August 5 – Linda Wozniak
August 12 – Anna Sahrhage
August 19 – Youth
August 26 – Jen Rayson
We met on January 9th to reserve the church for special events. You may want to add these dates to your calendar as well.
2018 Calendar of Events
Here are the dates:
May 25 & 26 - BBQ Fund Raiser
June 22 & 23 - BBQ Fund Raiser
July 22 – 26 - Vacation Bible School
July 29 - Fifth Sunday & Dinner
September 21 & 22 - BBQ Fund Raiser
September 30 - Fifth Sunday & Dinner
October 20 - Parkinson Fun Run
November 25 - Hanging of the Greens
December 1 - Church Christmas Dinner
December 15 - Cookie Sale/Santa
December 16 - Live Nativity
December 24 - 3pm & 11pm services
Vacation Bible School
Our first BBQ of the season is slated for Sept 21-22 We will need help on Thursday, for cutting up potatoes and bagging bread for the meals. We will also need extra hands on the morning of the BBQ’s, among other things to set up tables, coolers, the grill and the tent.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR VBS
We’re getting ready for a fun filled four days - July 22 thru 26th! Be sure to invite the children in your life and any other that you think would be interested in having fun, all the while learning about Jesus! Can you help with decorating, teaching, props, serving, activities or crafts? Please contact Kelly Long 931.1139 Stephanie Tracy 540.3498 or Jen Rayson to help make it a special week for the kids!
From Pastor Bill Spencer, “The dictionary describes hospitality as “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers,” and Nameoki UMC has lived up to that definition in a way that has surprised the community and delighted the Lord.
On behalf of myself, my family and Spirit Of Christ church family, we want to acknowledge how grateful we are for the heartfelt hospitality of Nameoki United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike & Mrs. Jen, Pastor Marian, the Board of Trustees, the secretary, and every single member we’ve encountered have shown Christian love.
Our vision and God’s desire for us to relocate to Granite City is to show the love of Jesus to this community, to reach out to those in need, and to display the grace that God has for all people. We are especially thankful to the Board of Trustees for allowing God to touch their hearts to open the doors of Nameoki UMC to our congregation.
We believe that God is well pleased with both congregations because we didn’t allow race to separate us from doing his work. It’s our desire to be awesome partners in ministry with Nameoki UMC and be the salt of the community in which we minister, together.
By now you’ve heard the exciting news for Nameoki UMC about us partnering with the Spirit of Christ Church! On July 8th we will celebrate with a Potluck Meal after the 10:30 a.m. service that will include both churches. Following the Potluck, at 3pm the Spirit of Christ Church will host their first service here at Nameoki!
Nameoki UMC will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on August 6th, 3-6p.m
Red Cross Blood Drive
August 6 — 3 to 6-pm