Friday BUMC Blast for September 24
Don't Miss This Sunday
As part of the "Hope is Here" series of sermons, Pastor Steve McMillion's sermon for this week is about "Hope for the Broken". The scripture will be John 8:1-11
Special music by Joey Capuano and Abby Eanes.
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Nursery Available Every Sunday
If your children need nursery services, the church nursery downstairs is available Sunday mornings during the 8:30 a.m. service, Sunday School, and the 11:00 a.m. service.
"Caring for Kids" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Come to the 4th Sunday Coffee
An anonymous donor has stepped up to sponsor this Sunday's Fourth Sunday Coffee. Please join us for coffee, juice, ice water, and donuts or some other kind of pastry fin the Fellowship Hall from about 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
In October, the Staff Parrish Relations Committee (SPRC) will be sponsoring the Fourth Sunday Coffee as part of Pastor Appreciation Month.
We need groups or individuals to host the 4th Sunday Coffee in November and December. Please give the church office a call at 828-0890 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Coffee Fellowship" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Many families in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community need support as they welcome a new child in their family. Hope Distributed is lending a helping hand through a new program called "Baby Hope" which will provide much needed baby items to these families.
Hope Distributed is a local non-profit which focuses on helping those in financial need in our community. In 2000, they gave out 1.2 million pounds of food, 33,000 clothing outfits, and furnished homes for 46 individuals and families.
The Faith Bible Sunday School Class will be coordinating the collection of the following items from our church to be donated to Hope Distributed for local families:
Diaper Rash Cream
Baby wash cloths and towels
We will collect these items through October 10th. Donations may be left in the box in the hallway to the sanctuary or in the Faith Bible classroom downstairs. If you prefer to have someone else shop for you, please give your monetary donation to any member of the Faith Bible Class, and we'll take care of the shopping.
We appreciate your help in providing these baby supplies to our local families in need. If you have questions, please call Sara Walton at 820-5641. Thank you!
Faith Bible Sunday School Class
"Baby Hope" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Thank you for your response to Operation Christmas Child
Thank you for the many gifts provided for Operation Christmas Child. If you are wondering what else is needed, check the next item in this issue of the Blast.
"Child with OCC Box" photo provided by and used with the permission of Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Card Boxes Being Delivered on Foot
Operation Christmas Child boxes delivered by foot.
Here are some of the items we need most:
Soap Holders - 135 needed
Bars of Soap - 91 needed
Sets of 4 Black pens - 93 needed
Pencil sharpeners - 80 needed
Toothbrush holders - 85 needed
Crayon Boxes (24 count) - 37 needed
Miscellaneous games, toys, and hair accesories
Remember, the deadline is November 7.
God has blessed us in many ways. Thank you for sharing.
"OCC Boxes Delivered by Foot" photo provided by and used with the permission of Operation Christmas Child.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters
PRAYERS OF SYMPATHY FOR THE FAMILIES
Delaney Blaine, Laura Powell’s grandfather
JOYS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS!
Liz Kervatt - recovered from shoulder injury (Patti and Tim Landes' daughter)
CURRENT PRAYER CONCERNS
For lower COVID levels
For children, youth, adults, and families who have COVID
The people of Haiti
The people of Afghanistan
People affected by Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas
The people affected by flooding and fire
Those injured in high school shooting in Hampton
Betty Jane Abbott - heart procedure (Judy Tongue and Sandra Stroud's sister)
Raleigh Crocker - deployed to Iraq (Judy Tongue and Sandra Stroud's nephew)
Tammy Campbell - health issues
Chip - COVID on ventilator - Athena Hess' friend's husband
Brian Falls - Tammy Campbell's friend
Ed Flake - health issues (Dawn Kern's father)
Scot Flora - needs kidney transplant (Brad and Leslie Intemann's son-in-law)
Kaitlyn Gilkeson - Cesarean scheduled for October 4
Greg Helmick - on comfort care, former BUMC member
Hunter Hensley - PA at SRMH Orthepedics, ocean swimming accident, broke vertebrae injured spine
Roberta Good -having back surgery, health issues (Mike Bennett)
Ray Michael - major dental work
ONGOING NEEDS OF THE CONGREGATION
We welcome prayer requests. Please share with us your prayer requests by filling out a prayer card and dropping it in the offering plate during the 8:30 or 11:00 Sunday worship service, or you can drop it off or mail or email prayer requests to the church office, or you can call the church office (828-0890) with your prayer requests.
Would you like to join the BUMC Prayer Chain? If you would like to be a member of our prayer chain partners, call the church office at 828-0890.
"Please be Praying for . . ." artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Attendance and Giving
Back to Church Sunday was a BIG success.
Thanks to all who have actively participated in worship services and giving. If you haven't been actively participating, there is still time.
Sunday, September 19
70 total in-person for 8:30 a.m. Worship Service
83 total in-person 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
76 estimated online attendance for September 12 to 18
WOW! 229 Total estimated Worship attendance in-person and on line for week of September 19 to 25
In-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. are offered every Sunday.
OR participate in worship on our website by clicking the link below https://bridgewaterumc.com/sermons.
69 - Sunday School attendance for September 19
Sunday School for young folks - all downstairs
Kindergarten to Pre-Kindergarten
Grade 1 and grade 2
Grade 3 to grade 5
Youth (grades 6 to 12)
Sunday School for the young at heart -
GIFT and Fellowship upstairs
Faith Bible and New Beginnings downstairs
Monday, September 13 to Sunday, September 18 Offerings
Last Week's Offerings of $11,790 WOW!
This includes all contributions to BUMC (general fund for operating expenses, electronic giving, mission, and special giving).
BUMC needs to average $9,478.85 a week in giving to the general fund to keep up with projected costs in 2021. The BUMC operating budget for 2021 is $492,900.
"Attendance is on the Rise" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Thank you for sharing your gifts
Thank you for all the time, efforts, support, and financial help that you have given to each other, to other members of our community, and to support the church's ministries.
Please remember the opportunities and ways you can provide financial and other support for God's ministries through Bridgewater United Methodist Church.
- Give during BUMC in-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Drop a check off by the church office in person between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Mail a check to the church at BUMC, 219 North Main Street, Bridgewater VA 22812.
- Give through the BUMC website at www.bridgewaterumc.com/Giving.
- NEW!! - App for Giving @ FaithLife.com - Download the app, find BUMC, and give through your smart phone!
- NEW!! - Secure, locked outside box at Green Street entrance in which you can leave papers for the church office.
"Thank You for Giving" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Bridgewater United Methodist Church is looking for individuals or groups to volunteer to perform a variety of functions such as, but not limited to:
Backpack Volunteer Shoppers and Packers - Shop for and/or pack food for hungry children at John Wayland Elementary School and youth at Turner Ashby High School. Contact Jessi Higgs at 540-820-5549 or email@example.com.
Volunteers to host 4th Sunday Coffees - All you have to do is make coffee (paper goods, coffee cups, sugar, sweetener, and creamer packets, and coffee provided by BUMC), provide and serve juice and donuts or some other form of pastry, and light clean up.
Worship Volunteers at both services - Greeters, Readers, Ushers, AV Operators
Volunteer Administrative Assistants
Teachers and Buddies for Children's Sunday School (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten to 2nd grade, and 3rd grade to 5th grade)
Teachers and Buddies for Youth Sunday School (grades 6 to 12)
Sextons to check building (lights off, outside doors locked) after worship services and other events and letting other persons or groups without keys into the church
Serve on boards or committees of the church
If you are interested, contact the church office at 540-828-0890 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thanks to our Volunteers" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Thank you for your support
Bridgewater United Methodist Church
219 North Main Street
Bridgewater VA 22812
Church office hours - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment
Bridgewater UMC Church Staff
Senior Pastor: Rev. Steve McMillion, 540-810-7118
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Youth Ministries:
Rev. Jonathan J. Lamb, 540-742-1535
Admin Assistant: Paul McFarland, 540-828-0890
Bookkeeper: Drew Davis email@example.com
Children's Ministries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Custodian: Edward Stoops 540-4763725
Director of Music: Joan Kenney email@example.com
Handbell Choir Director: Ramona Evans
Organist: Drew Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Ryan Hildebrand email@example.com
Harrisonburg District Office
40 South Gate Court, Suite 101, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Victor Gomez
Office: 540-433-2382; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org