No need to go to the store and buy socks and underwear for kids this year during a Covid crisis! We are once again helping the less fortunate kids who go to the Bright Futures Back-to-School fair later this month! But we need your help with monetary donations. And because they need the money soon, we ask that you make your donations on or before July 19th! Make checks payable to the church (separate check from regular giving) and mark you check for SOCKS! Thanks for your continued support for the kids in our community!
Work continues with most demolition complete. A new staircase is being put in next to the gym wall and footings have been dug for it. The old windows from the original church are getting opened up for our expanded view from what will become our upper gathering area looking down into the Green Room!
We've had some busy people at church this week! Some working outside, sprucing things up and some working inside, cleaning and getting ready for church to reopen. Sorry I didn't get pictures of everyone, but here's some to enjoy! And to answer a question we hear quite often, the roses around the bell are call Drift Roses - aren't they pretty?
In celebration of Pentecost, this Sunday May 31, drive-through Communion will be offered from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the circle drive at the Clinton UMC building (please enter off Wilson Street). Pre-filled and sealed communion wafer and cup sets will be used. Pastor Steve will offer a brief blessing prayer as you experience Holy Communion from your car. Please contact the church office for more information (885-5597).
Our building project has almost completed the demolition stage for phase 1. We've filled four dumpsters with drywall, studs and all the other parts that made up the place for a church to gather... while the structure is very empty, if you stand in the center of this hollow space it still brings back the feelings of church.
You can look toward the green room stairs and recall the first times your kids scrambled up that obstacle on their way to the nursery while mom, dad and grandma stepped in to the service.
Looking the other direction the counter that served countless donuts and cups of chocolate milk still waits for the next fellowship opportunity. At the top of the stairwell worn with the footprints of our ECE students the tree mural representing growth and renewal stands proud ready to welcome little ones for another day of learning. Today there are no voices, no stomping feet- except for the heavy bootsteps of our construction crew preparing the space... it doesn't look like much.
Unless you stop, look closely and listen for the faint echo that still remains of our kids, our parents and our seniors throughout the building that is aching to have you all back together in worship . Soon.
We miss everybody, so we've set up a team of 25 members that are calling our church family to check in on them. They offer prayers as needed, make sure the members are getting our newsletter, and just chat (because we don't want any lonely members out there!). If you would like a call but aren't getting one, please contact the church office at 660-885-5597 and we'll have somebody call. Let's keep in touch!