NEWS

BRIDGE Summer Activity (4th, 5th & 6th graders) - “God is like a Servant” Sunday, July 14 at 5:30-7:30pm.


RISE Youth Worship (7th-12th graders) - Sunday, July 14 at 5:30-7:30pm


TRIVIA NIGHT! Help purchase the floors for Habitat for Humanity's 50 house by coming out to answer trivia questions August 7, here at the church beginning at 6pm. 


50+ ADULT BRIDGE table captains, don’t forget to call in your table reservation to Nannette Flowers by noon tomorrow for our Wed., July 10th, Bridge Day in the Friendship Classroom from 1-4 p.m. 


REGISTER FOR SOCCER CAMP TODAY! July 23-25 from 9am - 12pm. For 1st - 6th graders. For more information contact Shawn Hornsby at the church office 325-7335. Register online at firstmethodistmonroe.com. 


ATTENTION MEN: Christian Community Ministries is in dire need of Men’s clothing for homeless and low-income families. We especially need any casual pants or jeans (30-34 waist) shoes, belts, underwear, and socks. Please leave donations in one of the CCM boxes located in the Great Hall. If you would like a tax receipt, please contact Bob Rowan 387-4935. Thanks so much for your generosity! 


COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY, July 23 from 6-8pm at Saul Adler Field. Open to anyone! Come enjoy some food, fun, games and music! 


VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Mission to Mars VBS is just around the corner & we need your help before take off. It takes over 70 adults to organize, lead, decorate, cook, & play each summer during VBS. If you are interested in helping please contact the church office. Check out our Amazon Wish List at tinyurl.com/fumcvbs2019. VBS is July 15-19! Register on our website firstmethodistmonroe.com. 


CHARIS MEN’S RETREAT is August 8, 9 & 10. If you, or some- one you know, would like to be a guest on this retreat, registration is open. You can register at stpaulsmonroe.com/adult-ministries/retreat-ministries. The cost is $150. 


AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE is being offered on Thursday, July 11 from 8:30am-12:30pm in Classroom #6. The Smart Driver Course teaches drivers (50+ years old and older) how to boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risks, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence. Most car insurance companies give a discount for a certain number of years so contact your company about the discount amount and length of time the discount covers. Cost is $15 for AARP members (must provide membership number) and $20 for non-AARP members and includes a guidebook to be used in class. RSVP to Nannette Flowers with a check made payable to AARP by Sunday, July 7. 


SENIOR ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL with Ed Kilbourne, singer, storyteller, humorist, and folk theologian, begins with a concert on Sunday night, August 25, at 5:30pm and continues Monday through Wednesday, August 26-28 from 10am to 1pm. Cost is $45 which includes a VBS study book, materials, and a catered lunch each day. RSVP to Nannette Flowers with a check made payable to St. Paul’s UMC with Senior Adult VBS in the memo. 


SEND IN YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES! The Anna Gray Noe Sunday School class is gathering recipes from the congregation to include in a cookbook! Please submit your recipes as soon as possible. Instructions for submitting and a form to use for the recipes can be found on the church’s website as well as in the church office. We look forward to receiving your favorites! 


SUMMER IS HERE & CASUAL SUNDAYS HAVE BEGUN! Join us for worship in your casual dress during the summer months. 


JOIN OUR TEAM OF SUNDAY MORNING GREETERS! If you would like to help us welcome members and guests on Sunday mornings please contact the church office. 


INTERESTED IN JOINING FIRST METHODIST MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be July 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bride’s Room, located on the hallway leading into the Sanctuary. Call the church office 325-7335 to register.