United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Service Times
Praise Style - 8:30 AM
Sunday School - 9:45 AM
Fellowship Time- 10:30 AM
Traditional Style- 11:00 AM
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Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon!

 The congregation at Mount Vernon United Methodist is a warm and welcoming group-- eager to meet you and excited about worship.  Come visit and see for yourself how God is working in our church and in our lives.  We think you'll agree that the "UMCMV" is a pretty amazing place to be!

 

There's a lot going on in the church Right Now!  
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Life@UMCMV to get in on the action.  

 

**Fall Worship Times begin Sunday September 7, 2014**

Praise Worship @ 8:30 am

Sunday School @ 9:45 am

Fellowship Time @ 10:30 am in Common Ground

Traditional Worship @ 11 AM 

 

Read the Articles from Truman and Kay:

Welcome to the Family Annual Conference Notes

 

Praise Team Director Position Open:

Application Posting Information

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

PASTOR BILL’S BYTES

Our Generosity Team (which is what the former Stewardship Team renamed themselves) has chosen to focus our annual financial commitment campaign on Living Generously. The theme of this year’s campaign is “All In to Go All Out.” You will read more detail about this campaign elsewhere in this newsletter, but I want to underline the importance of each one of us entering deeply into the invitation that is here to search our hearts to find our answer to the question: “How important is the ministry of this church in your life?” Another way to ask this is: “If this church could no longer keep its doors open, the lights on, and the heat or air conditioning on, what kind of impact would that have on your life?”

One of the reasons that we chose this theme for this year is that we’ve noticed that we very passionately and generously give to some very worthwhile missions like Southeast Linn Community Action, Women at the Well, Mission of Hope, and Reach Turkey. Along with our giving through our apportionments, this means that nearly twenty percent (20%) of our giving goes beyond the walls of our church. We want to celebrate this.

Again this year, our general fund is facing a serious deficit. This supports the worship, educational, youth ministries and other programs of our church and makes sure that there is a facility available to house these ministries and the scouting, pre-school and recovery ministries we welcome. If these were not happening, would the other ministries mentioned above receive the kind of generous support from us that they do? I seriously doubt it. We want to correct this by helping us all connect our “internal” ministries with those beyond our church walls. This is all ONE ministry that will either stand or fall as one.

I invite you to make whatever sacrifices you need to make to be present and participate in worship and learning opportunities during this campaign from its beginning on September 21 through Commitment Sunday on October 26. I pray that doing so will lead you to do everything you can to increase your commitment, financial and personal, to the ministries of this church.

Your servant for the sake of Jesus,

 

Pastor Bill