What’s it like when life seems out of balance? It may be hard to describe, but you certainly know it when you feel it! And with everything going on right now in our world, nation, community, family and personal lives… living a balanced life can be a real challenge!
You’re invited to our new sermon series called “Balancing Act!” We’ll take a look at five spiritual practices: radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Guided by Scripture and Five Practices of Fruitful Living by UMC Bishop Robert Schnase, we’ll discover that when consistently applied, these five practices can give our lives proper balance and even help us thrive!
So, join Clinton UMC September 27 – October 25, for Sunday morning worship at 8:15 or 10:30 and the “Balancing Act.”
It's time for Sunday School to start but we feel it isn't safe for us to meet in person, so we have a really fun program lined up for kids to participate in virtually! Each Sunday at 9:30 on Facebook and this website, we will premiere a new Sunday School lesson, complete with classic Bible stories, music, prayers, crafts, experiments and more, brought to you by a whole group of fun church members that you will recognize and love! These lessons will remain on Facebook and the webpage all week until Friday afternoon, so you can watch when it's most convenient for you and you watch again and again all week long! We look forward to hearing your comments about the new program!
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).