EUMC COMMUNITY ONLINE GATHERINGS WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
Upcoming Online Gatherings: Click the different invitation links below to access directions for joining each gathering.
For information about Zoom Gatherings (Zoom How-To’s), click HERE!
This is Our Story, This is Our Song, April 12 – May 17, 2021
Monday afternoons, 1-2:30 PM OR
Monday nights, 7-8:30 PM (the same material will be discussed in both meetings)
On April 12 we will begin a study entitled This is Our Story, This is Our Song – a small group study for cross-racial/cross-cultural ministry congregations. The readings can be downloaded HERE, or you may pick up a copy from the Church Drop Box in the wooden cabinets on the carport of the Ministry Center.
Classes will be primarily virtual with some classes held outside at EUMC (weather permitting). Rev. Giovanni Arroyo, the Assistant General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), will be our guest leader for one of the sessions.
Cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments are made as a creative response to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the church and in its leadership. Cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments are appointments of clergypersons to congregations in which the majority of their constituents are different from the clergyperson’s own racial/ethnic and cultural background. Emmanuel UMC is excited about the appointment of the Rev. Edgardo Rivera as our new senior pastor, effective July 1st, 2021. We are committed to preparing ourselves for this exciting journey of mutual learning as we prepare to welcome Rev. Rivera.
TUESDAY DEVOTIONAL DISCUSSION WITH REV. KIM
Tuesdays at 7pm – 8pm
Who Are These People? – Unsung Heroes of the Bible
Join Rev. Kim on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Our new study, called “Who Are These People? Unsung Heroes of the Bible”, is about some of the lesser known characters of the Bible. We will begin with the women included in the genealogy of Jesus found in the 1st chapter of Matthew.
Email Rev. Kim at email@example.com with any questions.
WEDNESDAY ZOOM LUNCH WITH REV. KIM:
Wednesdays at 12:15 – 1:00 PM
No sign up, no study or knowledge necessary, but good funny stories are encouraged!
WEDNESDAY DEVOTIONAL DISCUSSION WITH REV. LEO:
New study coming in June! Watch this space to learn more.
Please email Rev. Leo at RevYates@eumclaurel.org with any questions.
LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE 18 YEARS AND OLDER
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM beginning February 11, 2021
Paul Evans (he, him, his) will be starting a support group for the LBGTQIA+ age 18 and older community. Paul started attending EUMC at the beginning of the pandemic and has recently become a member. He came out on National Coming Out Day 2020 as gay. Paul is thankful to have found Emanuel United Methodist Church; a church where he can be accepted, loved and be able to worship God as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Now he looks to his LGBTQIA+ community for support and looks forward to helping others find support.
The LBGTQIA+ Support Group for those 18 years and older will be starting February 11, 2021 at 7-8 pm. This group will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. This will be an open group to anyone in the church and community.
To join via the Zoom link, click HERE!
For call -in information, click HERE!
Questions? Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you February 11, 2021 at 7pm!
THURSDAY VIRTUAL CHOIR REHEARSALS WITH ANDY AND DANA
Virtual Choir Rehearsals
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Join our “live remote” rehearsals via Zoom every Thursday at 7:30-8:30 PM beginning March 18! Please sing with us!
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- The rehearsal will be recorded so that you can access it later if you are unable to attend “live.”
- You will receive a link via email giving you access to the print music PDF files.
- Our online rehearsals will run from 7:30-8:30 PM (not 7 PM like in-person rehearsals previously).
- You will be at home or work for this rehearsal, NOT in the Sanctuary.
We are excited to take this next step and get closer to singing all together again!
FRIDAY ART-BASED WELLNESS CHECK-IN WITH REV. MARTINA
First and Third Fridays at 6pm – 6:30pm
“Draw Nigh to God” is a virtual, wellness check-in group that meets via Zoom during the first and third Fridays of the month from 6:00 pm until 6:30 pm. This informal gathering encourages participants to share inspirational scriptures, as well as any creative projects they are working on (i.e. artwork, writing, music, etc.). Together, we will identify our personal “roses and thorns” from the previous weeks, while establishing a self-care goal for the days ahead. No artistic skills or experience is necessary to participate and all are welcome!
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 835 2700 6445 Passcode: 226632
SPECIAL SATURDAYS WITH REV. LEO
SIGN LANGUAGE TUTORIAL CLASSES
Fourth Saturdays at 10-11am Eastern, beginning Saturday, January 23
Individuals new or familiar with sign language are invited for a tutorial session. Newcomers are welcome!
ANYTIME WITH REV. MATT
WATCH REV. MATT ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
Rev. Matt will post videos for children on a variety of topics. Keep an eye out for videos of all kinds: reading his favorite children’s books, teaching fun Bible stories, teaching about managing our emotions, and even time with the singing bowl.
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