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This Week at Myers Park

June 6, 2021

In-Person Worship Services: Join us in person Sunday, June 6 for sanctuary worship services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 and Church in the Round in Jubilee Hall at 8:45. Visit our website beginning Monday, June 7at 12:00 p.m. to let us know you are coming. If you have questions, email Chris Mull at cmull@mpumc.org or Dr. Uiyeon Kim at ukim@mpumc.org. We look forward to seeing you in worship at Myers Park UMC.

Limited Sunday Morning Child Care Returns: As part of our Phase 2 Reopening Plan, Sunday morning child care at all worship services has returned. Capacity is limited, and registration is required. During this initial phase, child care is available only for children 8-weeks-old through 2-years-old. To register for child care, visit our website, select your worship time, and then select from the available child care options. Questions? Email Lisa Ross-Smit, Child Care Coordinator, at lrsmit@mpumc.org.

Church in the Round Worship is Back! Sundays, 8:45 a.m., Jubilee Hall: We look forward to seeing you at Church in the Round, our contemporary worship service in Jubilee Hall. Visit our website on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. and select the 8:45 a.m. worship time to let us know you are coming. We can’t wait to see you!

Goodness Gracious Now Open: The shop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday. Shopping appointments will not be required.

Wednesday Bible Study, June 9, Live at 11:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. and viewable later: Join Dr. Howell as he continues our series on the Psalms. He will be in conversation with Psalms scholar and Catholic nun Dianne Bergant. Watch live on Facebook live or Livestream.

Young Adult In-Person Social, June 10, 7:00 p.m., Resident Culture: Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones! Come at your own comfort level. We will be outside, and masks will be required. Please sign up here.

Brookhill Community Event, June 12, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Join us, Brookhill Community Resource Center, and United Way of the Central Carolinas to support and celebrate Brookhill residents on June 12th. We will need your help operating children's activities, as well as set up and breakdown. Please click this link to sign up for one of the volunteer opportunities.

Grief Support, June 14, 6:30 p.m., Zoom: Offered by Rev. Bill Roth and Parish Nurse Lauren Smith, this is a safe place for people looking to share, learn, and connect with others who are coping with loss. Register in Realm or with Carmen Rivera at crivera@mpumc.org. You may also directly join the Zoom meeting at your convenience.

A Midsummer Night's Serenade, June 16, 7:00 p.m., online or in-person in the Sanctuary: Enjoy an evening of Jazz featuring the ensemble that plays for our Christmas Eve service each year. If you are attending in person, click here to let us know you're coming. You may also live watch on Livestream or Facebook live.

Baptism Class, June 20, 10:00 a.m., Zoom: This class will deepen your understanding of this Holy Sacrament and is an essential first step for those preparing for baptism. Join us on Zoom. If you have questions about or want to schedule a baptism, email Peg Broughton at peg@mpumc.org.

Mindful Mondays on Zoom, June 21, 10:30 a.m.: Offered by Rev. Bill Roth and Parish Nurse Lauren Smith: Learn to embody the present moment with compassionate awareness and discover the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of meditative practices. Open to first-timers or those who wish to renew their mindful practice. Register in Realm or with Carmen Rivera at crivera@mpumc.org. You may also directly join the Zoom meeting at your convenience.

Coffee, Conversation, and Connection, June 22, 1:00 p.m., Zoom: Join Rev. Bill Roth and Parish Nurse Lauren Smith for emotional support and care. We will share, connect, and explore how we can increase our well-being and resilience. Register with Carmen Rivera at crivera@mpumc.org. You may also directly join the Zoom meeting at your convenience.

Children and Youth Handbells Boot Camp, June 21-24, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (rising 3rd-5th graders) 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (rising 6th-12th graders): Join Brian Childers to take handbell ringing to another level. New ringers and Junior Handbell graduates, you’ll be introduced to all the things you can do with handbells. Returning Youth ringers, you’ll be challenged to take your ringing up a notch and will begin to learn new music for the coming year. Register for Children’s Boot Camp here. Register for Youth Boot Camp here.

Chillin’ with Chimes, June 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Rising K-2nd graders, join Brian Childers for a morning of music! Learn how to ring and care for chimes, take a tour of our handbell room, and be introduced to all sorts of weird, wild, and wonderful bells! Click here to register.

Loaves & Fishes Collection, now-June 30: Throughout the month of June, Missions is collecting items for our local partner Loaves & Fishes, which will be administered to families in need. Items most needed are canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), canned fruit (low sugar or in juice), pasta (canned or dry boxed), low-sugar cereal, and low-sodium canned vegetables. Corn muffin mix is also popular! Please, no glass items. Drop off items under the portico Monday-Thursday before noon.

2021-2022 Confirmation Class Registration Now Open: Rising 8th graders, join our Confirmation class! We meet on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Confirmation, which begins September 12, is a year-long commitment, and retreats are a mandatory part of the experience. Retreat weekends are September 24-26 and April 22-24. Please register by July 15, so we can put youth in small groups. Register here.

We’re Looking for Volunteers to Teach Sunday School: We have a wonderful children's Sunday School program that is a critical part of faith formation at Myers Park United Methodist Church. At all ages, it is successful in large part because of the commitment of dedicated, loving adult volunteers who serve as teachers and provide a fun, safe place for our children to grow their faith. We are currently looking for more loving adults to serve as Sunday School teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. Are you interested in teaching? If so, we'd love to talk with you further about this ministry. Email Amy Jo Alspaugh at amyjo@mpumc.org.

Maybe I’m Amazed - A Podcast with Dr. James Howell: Throughout his career, Dr. Howell has developed meaningful relationships with a wide spectrum of people, and he’s taken time to learn each of their stories. Maybe I’m Amazed is a collection of amazing conversations James has with amazing people experiencing everyday miracles. Listen here.

Register Early for 2021-2022 Children’s Sunday School: We’re busy preparing for the 2021-2022 Sunday School year, and we want you to do the same. Children born on or before August 31, 2019 through children who completed 4th grade in the 2020-21 school year are invited to register for Sunday School. Click here to register. Questions? Email Amy Jo Alspaugh at amyjo@mpumc.org.

Yoga + Prayer on Zoom: Join others in finding healthy movement opportunities. Meredith Starling leads gentle yoga sessions on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. Email Meredith at starlinm@bellsouth.net for more information.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity!

Because of your generosity to our church's Operating Fund, we can provide opportunities for our congregation to learn and grow together, including podcasts led by our clergy and ministry leaders, yoga and prayer, and small groups for all ages.

Make your offering today at www.myersparkumc.org/give or by mail to 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Questions about giving opportunities? Contact Jamie Yearwood, Director of Development, at jyearwood@mpumc.org or 704-295-4808.

With care, we remember: Patsy Gadd Culbreth, wife of Frank Culbreth, mother to Allyson (Steve) Ware and Kathy (Joe) Hamilton, grandmother to Mary Kathryn, Sarah, Christopher, and Jenna, sister-in-law to Fay (Winnie) Culbreth, aunt to Wanda (Howard) Townsend and Karen (Bo) Weatherly, who died on May 31.

We also remember James C. Johnson, Sr., father to Lynn Johnson, who died on May 30.

We are the body of Christ - growing and serving.