Sunday’s Bulletin News
 
January 20, 2019
Got Questions?  What questions do you have for God?  What questions do you wrestle with in your faith?  Is there a question you always wished would be talked about in church?  Now is your opportunity.  Email your questions to Pastor Katie at pastorkatie@kirkwoodumc.org or text them to 314-310-1151.
 
Town Hall Meeting – Sunday, January 27, 11:40 a.m.  Come to “The Gathering Place” (formerly The Wood) and hear an update on the “state” of the church.  Get acquainted with your Church Board members and learn what to expect from your board in 2019.  All are welcome, and childcare will be available.
 
Trivia Night!  Tickets and table seating sign-ups will begin on TODAY in the main hallway and online at kirkwoodumc.org. Trivia Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at the Kirkwood Community Center with a theme of “TV Sitcoms.”  Start getting your teams and your table theme together!  We’re also looking for small business owners who would like to be sponsors (various levels available), gift card donations and “experiential” auction items like tickets to sporting events & shows.  Email trivia@kirkwoodumc.org with questions. 
 
The church will be closed on Jan 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. January is Pillow Drive Month for Home Sweet Home. 
 
Please donate a NEW bed pillow and let’s fill the Donation Room to the ceiling.  These pillows will be given to people moving out of homelessness into apartments.
 
Down and Dirty Bible Study For the next several weeks, Jay Wiesner will lead an exploration of Matthew’s vision of God and Christ in the world and how we are part of it.  Join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Room 109.
 
Moms in Service will be volunteering at Home Sweet Home on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m. Contact mission@kirkwoodumc.org if interested.
 
Join the DOTs at MOD Pizza  The next “Dining Out Together” event will be held all day on Monday, January 28 at MOD Pizza, 338 S. Kirkwood Road.  Scan this code to let them know you’ll be attending.  We need 20 folks registered to make this fundraiser happen.  KUMC earns 20% of your ticket at this event. 
 
Soup-er Bowl Soup Sale  Donations of canned black beans, corn, chicken broth, salsa, tortilla chips, jiffy cornbread mix, and grocery store gift cards are needed. Please return your donated items to the Mission Window by January 28. If you would like to help us cook on February 2 or help sell soup during services, please scan this code. Soup will be on sale Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 just in time for the big game! Proceeds will support KUMC mission projects.
 
 
Student Super Game Party — Sunday, February 4, 5-9 p.m.  All students in Grades 6-12 are invited to watch the big game in the Lounge.  Bring a snack or drink to share.
 
Send us your Updates! It’s time to begin work on our KUMC Guidebook Directory.  Please send any changes or additional contact information to heather@kirkwoodumc.org as soon as possible. All changes need to be in by February 3rd.
 
 
Get On the Bus!   Community for Understanding and Hope (CFUH) is sponsoring a bus trip to Memphis, TN, June 7-8 to visit the Human Rights Museum, the Burkle Slave Haven Museum, Beale Street and Charlie Vergos’ Rendevous.  Join us for a registration meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 6 p.m. in Room 201.  Contact Genevieve Hodges for information at genevievehodges@sbcglobal.net. 
 
 
Saturday Hiking Group Join us and bring your friends Saturday, February 2 in the KUMC parking lot at 8:30 am to caravan together or meet up with us at the visitor center at 9:05 am at Route 66 State Park to hike the Outer Loop Trail. Contact: Debbie Marchant 314-960-3826 debbie.marchant@mastercard.com.
 
 
Discover KUMC  This four-week class on Sunday mornings will give you an overview of church life at KUMC.  Contact Carol Fischer at carolf@kirkwoodumc.org if you’d like to know more about United Methodism, KUMC, and ways to get involved.  Our next class begins on Sunday, February 10 at 11:45 a.m. and runs through March 3rd. 
 
 
Wonderfully Made: Loved by God – Saturday, February 23 from
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., A human sexuality class open to all tweens 9 – 13 years of age or 3rd – 6th grade. Cost is $20. A parent Q&A session is on Sunday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Contact Niesha Thomas at niesha@kirkwoodumc.org or Jess Horsley at jess@kirkwoodumc.org or call 314-966-8167 to register.
 
 
LifeGroups — “Doing Life Together”  The New Year is a great time to connect with others at KUMC by joining a LifeGroup.  Contact Megan Daniels at 314-966-6002 for more information.   New Year, New Beginnings  January is a great time to assess our lives.  Are you feeling like a vital part of our KUMC family?  Are you connected and growing in your faith?  We hope so!  If not, can we talk?  Email Carol Fischer at carolf@kirkwoodumc.org and let’s brainstorm ways to connect, grow and serve at KUMC that would be meaningful for you.
 
 
Help Serve Holy Communion  More communion servers are needed to help on the first weekend of each month to serve the communion elements.  Please call Will or Donnye Theerman at 314-966-8022 if you can help.