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 second Saturday and fourth Tuesday 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.
Weekly Communion -
(in the Pastor’s Office)
Pastor Mike invites everyone to a service of Communion in the pastors office at Nameoki UMC at 7.45am every Sunday morning, with the exception of the first Sunday of the month, which is when we have the whole church communion service.
It is a simple communion service that does not include preaching, or singing... it's a simple liturgical service of confession, absolution, and communion.
Hope to see you there.
United Congregations of the Metro-East
Sacred Conversations on Race (& Action)
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 second Saturday and fourth Tuesday 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!
This program has been designed to support congregations and faith organizations as they broach the difficult but necessary conversations centered on racial tensions. These conversations will lead to ACTION led by better-informed and more self-aware persons.
With a community in need of understanding, healing and great systemic change, the conversation must begin. As the conversations begin, it is our hope that we will begin to understand the plight of others, have our stories heard and begin to work together for an undivided community.
This shift should lead to action after every conversation. No matter how large or small the ACTION, we must not sit back and let our interactions and feelings about each other-or the privilege of one group over another-continue to be the norm.
Sacred Conversations on Race (+ACTION) begins with a group meeting where all congregations can come together and begin the conversation as a community.
Next, a pair of volunteer facilitators will work with each congregation to facilitate two conversations within their membership during the weeks following the opening session. The dates and times of these conversations are scheduled by each individual congregation. Facilitators will study and prepare for the activities, collaborate with their co-facilitator, create a safe space for conversations, and attend facilitator training sessions.
Finally, all congregations will join together for a closing session that invites a commitment to follow up conversations with ACTION. Congregations from each community will work together to put their words and thoughts into an ACTION tailored to each community.
Nameoki UMC will be meeting with First Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar, on March 9th from 6:30 – 8:30pm for this work shop.
If you are interested, please contact Pastor Mike.
United Methodist Women will be collecting the following items to take to the Mississippi River District Annual Meeting:
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House:
• Feminine hygiene products
• Disposable razors
Cunningham Children’s Home:
• Unscented hand & body wash
• Gift Cards to Wal-Mart, Target, TJ Maxx, Dollar Store, Amazon, McDonald’s
• Box Tops for Education
Please have your items to the church by Sunday, September 17th.
September 23, 2017 MRD Annual Meeting (Trenton First UMC)
Next Meeting: September 11th, 6:30 pm at the church
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 mothers meet every second and fourth Friday from 9 a.m. – 11a.m. Their meetings in April are on the 12th and 26th. The mothers stay at the church for fellowship time while volunteers take care of the preschoolers. Volunteers are desperately needed for child care, see Joyce Tracy if you can help!
Like us on Facebook, Granite City MOPS - Nameoki UMC.
Beginning in January of 2016, each fifth Sunday of the month (January, May, July, October) 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.
Make a Note of it!
Oct 29 - 2017
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.
MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
Along with asking for continued prayers, the church is urging those who wish to help the people affected by hurricane Harvey to give to Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Advance #901670. One hundred percent of your donations goes toward those in need.
Pastor Mike has also sent out a detailed list from Midwest Distribution Center via e-mail of items needed to help with clean up. A copy of the e-mail list is available in the narthex.
Last 2017 BBQ
Mondays at noon
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
The last of the church BBQ fund raisers for the year is scheduled for September 22nd & 23rd. We’ll need our volunteer worker-bees again so watch for the sign-up sheets!
September 16th is our Annual Church Picnic! This year it will be at WILSON PARK, SHELTER #2 on the Benton Street side. The potluck is from 3-6pm. The church will provide chicken, soda, ice, tableware (cups, plates, napkins and plastic-ware). There is a playground nearby for the little ones. Please sign up in the narthex if you know you are coming, however, if you decide that day that you would like to join us you are still very welcome to attend.
The Evangelism Committee is sponsoring a Seminar in the Fellowship Hall for senior citizens regarding Fraud – Identity theft and scams; what you need to know and how to protect yourself. There will be a light lunch beginning at 11:30 with the session to follow. Please RSVP to Donna Kessler @ 931-0581 if you will be attending.
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.
September 25 (11:30am-1:30pm
Parkinson’s Zero Mile Fun Run
October 21 8-9:30am
Here at Nameoki UMC. Come join us for a light breakfast. Without breaking a sweat, help support the Parkinson’s Foundation and change lives forever.
A NOTE FROM MYNA – We are looking for sponsors this year to help the Youth go to IGNITION on Oct. 27 & 28. I usually don’t ask for help but I have 12 young adults wanting to go this time. The cost is $75.00 each. If you could help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated.
September Raffle Basket
UMW September Raffle is a “Baking Basket”
9”x 13” glass baking dish
8” square glass baking dish
2 quart covered glass casserole dish
Hand Mixer (275 w. with 5 beaters)
2 dish towels
2 pot holders
2 dish cloths
Yellow cake mix (11/18/2018) expiration date)
Brownie mix (06/22/2018 expiration date)
Chocolate frosting (08/18/2018 expiration date)
The last day to bid is September 30th!
The Evangelism Committee is collecting items for Care Packages for College Students and Military Personnel. If you know of someone going to College or who is in the military please let Donna Kessler know, you can contact her at 931-0581.
They hope to collect the following items: peanut butter crackers, nuts, candy, cereal bars, one serving microwavable items such as popcorn, mac and cheese, and individual packaged goods; anything you could cook in a microwave or eat on the run. Please place your items in the box in the education wing. Thanks a bunch!
Military & College