Friday BUMC Blast April 23, 2021
How can you improve your life? Don't miss this Sunday's worship service.
Two weeks ago, we learned how Love Reigns in the past. Last week, we learned how Love Reigns in the Present. Now we look to the future to see how Jesus' Love can Reign for the rest of our lives. Don't miss the conclusion to the Love Reigns series.
In-Person Sunday morning worship service at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
If you prefer to worship on line, please use the church website using the link below.
This Sunday Kid's Time topic is "Growing in Faith".
And don't miss Sunday School
Every Sunday - 9:45 a.m. Faith Bible School Class meets in the BUMC Fellowship Hall. Come join us.
Please welcome Clare and Ben Lescanec who were baptized at BUMC's 8:30 worship service on Sunday, April 18.
"Rise and Be Baptized . . . ." artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
New members - Brian and Kelly Lescanec
Please welcome Brian and Kelly Lescanec who joined BUMC at the 8:30 worship service on Sunday, April 18.
Have you been vaccinated? If not, this information is for you.
Appointments for vaccinations are available at the local clinic that is being hosted at the Sentara RMH Wellness Pavilion, Harrisonburg. I'm not sure how long this opportunity will be available.
From Sentera RMH -
It's time to get your COVID-19 Vaccine! Sentara's community vaccination clinics are hosted in partnership with local departments of health, city leaders, faith-based and non-profit organizations.
Sentara RMH Lifeline and Senior Advantage
Sentara RMH Atrium, 2000 Beery Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Thanks to Laurie Ipock Powell for this information.
"Vaccine Information" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
UPPER ROOMS AVAILABLE
Upper Rooms for May and June are available at the church entrance from Green Street. Please feel free to pick one up for yourself and your family and pick several to share with your neighbors.
Copies have been distributed to members/residents at Bridgewater Retirement Community.
"Available for Pickup" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Carnations to Honor Our Moms and others
The Circle of Love will be selling carnations (cut flowers) for Mother's Day for their annual fundraiser starting this Sunday, April 25. There will be a table in the breezeway with forms to fill out. After you fill out a form, place it in the basket on the table with cash or check written to BUMW. $2 will purchase a red carnation in honor or $2 will purchase a white carnation in memory of your loved one.
Place your order by Sunday, May 2.
You or your mom or the person(s) you want to honor can pick up their carnation(s) after worship on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9. The May 9 bulletin will feature a list of all those persons being honored and those who purchased flowers for their loved one(s).
Vidalia Onions Available
The Bridgewater Ruritan Club, a supporter of BUMC and local charities, is selling ten pound bags of Vidalia Onions for only $10. Please call Dennis Rawley, telephone 820-8690, this weekend to place an order and arrange pick up or delivery.
Thank you for your donations to Kits for Conference
Thank you to everyone who has donated to Kits for Conference.
Below are items that are still needed:
225 One subject notebooks (no composition books)
40 Packs loose-leaf paper (100 to 200 in a pack,
can be wide rule or college rule)
15 Pencil sharpeners (1" or longer)
15 Hand Towels (15" X 25" or 17" X 27")
"Supplies Needed" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
A special big THANK YOU to Circle of Hope for contributing 24 completed kits.
Please come out and support your Volunteer Fire Company!
Come to the Bridgewater Lawn Party Grounds, and join Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company for a drive thru sale of their famous Lawn Party Fried Chicken (Yum!), Pork Loin sandwiches, French Fries, and fresh squeezed Lemonade. Sales will start on Friday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. until they are sold out and on Saturday, May 1 starting at 10:30 a.m. until they are sold out.
Your Prayers are Needed.
Bridgewater UMC Prayer List
Prayers of Sympathy in April
for the family and friends of everyone who has died of Covid-19
April Joys!!! & Answered Prayers
Engaged to be married:
Heather Rawley, Sara Rawley, Whitney Wright
Heather and Dalton's wedding date - October 9, 2021
Sara and Case's wedding date - May 14, 2022
Brad Ridder, Allie Dotson-Brunner and Noah Kiracofe
All those who are receiving vaccines
April Prayer Concerns
Susanna & Tom Mizell
All those affected by the recent mass shootings and police shootings
All nursing homes, rehab centers, prisons struggling with COVID
All those recovering from COVID and struggling with lingering side effects
Ongoing Bridgewater UMC church family prayer needs
Dr. Bob McDonald
"Thanks for Your Prayers" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Upcoming Youth Group Events
April Rada Cutlery Fundraiser - Ends April 30
- Don't forget to pick up a Rada Cutlery catalog in the breezeway to the BUMC sanctuary. BUMC Youth are using this as a fundraiser. Buy kitchen items as gifts or replace your dull kitchen knives. This opportunity only lasts until April 30. Questions??? Call/text Kim Hohenstein at 540-820-9298 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH MINI-GOLF AND ICE CREAM
Friday, April 30th - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
MIni-Golf at Sandy Bottom (600 East College Street, Bridgewater) and Ice Cream at Smileys. Rejoice for the blessings of fun, food and fellowship.
The 30 Hour Famine has been postponed.
Monday, July 19th – Friday, July 23rd Mission & Service Week
"Youth Group Events" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
BUMC Schedule of Events - April 23 to 30
"Let There Be LIght" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Every Friday at Noon 12 Steps to Recovery Al-anon for Women meets in Faith Bible Classroom downstairs.
Meetings are also available via Zoom.
- In-Person Sunday morning worship service at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- if you prefer to worship on line, please use the church website using the link below.
- 9:45 a.m. Faith Bible School Class meets in the BUMC Fellowship Hall. Come join us.
SUNDAY, April 25
1:30 Worship Service at White Birch Communities - Please join us.
Every Tuesday 9 a.m. Prayer Group via Zoom
Every Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir meets.
Wednesday is the deadline for notices for the Sunday Bulletin and Friday BUMC eBlast.
THURSDAYS through May 27
Chasing Vines, A Women's Study & BUMC Small Group - every Thursday through May 27
7 p.m. in New Beginnings classroom
Questions??? Contact Dawn Kern at 540-246-9478 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30
- 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MIni-Golf at Sandy Bottom (600 East College Street, Bridgewater) and Ice Cream at Smileys.
- 30 hour famine has been postponed.
- Blast/May BUMC newsletter emailed to you.
- Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department hosts fried chicken, pork tenderloin, french fries, and fresh squeezed lemonade drive thru at Bridgewater Lawn Party Grounds from 2:30 p.m. until they are sold out.
By way of Faithlife, BUMC members receive a Meditation each week from Pastor Jonathan, Thursday Thoughts each week from Becky Downey, a Friday BUMC Blast each week, and a monthly BUMC newsletter to help you keep up with what is going on in the church.
For members without email, a monthly newsletter is mailed out via the U.S. Post Office. Questions about communications and events? Please contact the church office at 540-828-0890.
Attendance and Offering
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Attendance
8:30 a.m. Worship Service - 50 total - 3 age 0 to 4, 0 age 5 to 17, 47 over 18
11 a.m. Worship Service - 49 total - 6 ages 0 to 4, 9 ages 5 to 17,
34 over 18
99 TOTAL In-person ATTENDANCE AT 8:30 AND 11:00 SERVICES ON APRIL 18
On line Attendance for the week of April 11 - 80
On line Attendance for the week of April 18 will be available next week.
179 Total attendance for April 18 (in-person and online)
In-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. are offered every Sunday.
OR participate in worship on our website by clicking the link below: https://bridgewaterumc.com/sermons.
Sunday, April 11 to Saturday, April 17 Offerings
Last Week's Offerings of $4724.10 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 and Offering" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Thank you for 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 219 North Main Street, Bridgewater VA 22812.
- Give through Faithlife.
- Give through the BUMC website at www.bridgewaterumc.com/Giving.
- NEW!! App for Giving @ FaithLife.com Download the app, find BUMC, and give!
- NEW!! Secure, locked outside box at Green Street entrance in which you can leave papers for the church office.
"Your Giving Matters!" artwork from Newsletternewsletter.com used with permission.
Thank you for your prayers and assistance.
Bridgewater United Methodist Church
219 North Main Street
Bridgewater VA 22812
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
Children's Ministries: Jennifer HIldebrand
firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-830-1984
Custodian: Edward Stoops 540-4763725
Director of Music: Joan Kenney email@example.com
Handbell Choir Director: Ramona Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist: Drew Davis email@example.com
Webmaster: Ryan Hildebrand firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrisonburg District Office
40 South Gate Court, Suite 101, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Victor Gomez
Office: 540-433-2382; Email: email@example.com