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Pastor’s Blog, January 22, 2015

Dear Main Street Family and Friends:

This Sunday Main Street United Methodist will launch our annual confirmation class for middle and high school students.  Jeremy Knight does an outstanding job of coordinating this process.  Todd Watson and I will be involved as well as numerous other lay leaders.

As  church, we have a unique opportunity to fulfill our vows to support growth in Christian discipleship of our children and young people.   Currently, eleven youth are signed up to participate in this significant process in which they choose to be baptized or renew their baptismal vows.   Not only will they make baptismal promises, they will be invited to make a vow to Christ through Main Street United Methodist Church and be received into full membership.  These eleven young people do not take their vows lightly.

These students will commit to meet weekly for 10 weeks and to participate in two weekend retreats to learn more about what it means to be a Christian disciple, especially in the United Methodist tradition.   They will hear from a variety of teachers, lay and clergy.  They will be encouraged to ask questions.  They will take a spiritual gifts inventory and be invited to reflect on how serving as the hands and feet of Christ is essential to discipleship.  And they will have fun!

Please pray for the following young students as they learn more about what can be the most important decision of their lives—to become a Christ-follower:  Hayden Askea, Greyson Black, Evan Preusch, Hermine Granberry, Cole Howdeshell, Mary Moore Widemire, Hannah Wigley, Taylor Strange, Grayson Stanley, Molly Cate Bowman, Grace Hester.

I invite you to join me in praying for our church and particularly for these students in coming months.
Walking with you,  Vicki

ECUADORIAN PARTNERSHIP
JOIN US!
We have spots available for adults to join our first team that will travel
to Ecuador in Early June of 2015. It is imperative that we finalize the adult team by
February 1st.

Please contact Jeremy Knight for more information

SERVING OPPORTUNITY
MAIN STREET WILL BE SERVING LUNCH
to 130-150 college students at the
USM Wesley Foundation on Thursday, January 29th. The Wesley Founda-
tion, the United Methodist presence on the USM campus, engages students
through Bible study, weekly lunches, discipleship groups, worship and much
more — forming a college faith community. If you would like to assist in serv-
ing lunch (2 helpers needed) or would like to provide brownies or cookies
(must be in the church offi ce by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 1/28) – please con-
tact Mickye. Check out the USM Wesley website – usmwesley.org.
THE MAIN EVENT
THE NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY! LED BY REV” TODD WATSON!
will come from the book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
and will begin on Wednesday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor. In this
best-selling book Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally
unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to
break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you.
Mississippi Tornado Relief: Hope, Help & HealingMississippi Tornado Relief: Hope, Help & Healing Telethon: Need Volunteers to Man Phones

Telethon: Need Volunteers to Man Phones

December 23, 2014 severe weather swept across Marion and Jones Counties, spawning five reported tornadoes that killed five people, and injured over 50 individuals. Entire neighborhoods were destroyed, homes and businesses were flattened, and lives were changed forever. Reports state that this was the deadliest December tornado event in Mississippi since the Vicksburg tornado on Dec. 5, 1952.

 HOW YOU CAN HELP – please volunteer an hour or two of your time!

 In response, WDAM and The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation are coordinating a telethon fundraiser called: Mississippi Tornado Relief: Hope, Help and Healing. Also included in the relief efforts are Raycom sister stations: WLBT (Jackson), WLOX (Biloxi), and WMC (Memphis).

  When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: WDAM located at 2362 US Hwy 11, Moselle, MS

 Please give us an hour or two of your time to help man phones.

A script will be provided.

Donations are for long-term recovery needs and will support the most vulnerable families in Marion and Jones Counties to help rebuild their homes and lives.

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation established two funds to assist in the long-term recovery needs of those affected by the Dec 23 tornadoes. The two funds are:

  • Columbia Strong Fund: to assist with unmet needs in Marion Counties.
  • Pine Belt Community Disaster Fund: to assist with unmet needs in Jones and Lamar counties.

 To volunteer, please call Caroline the PineBelt Community Foundation at 601.583.6180.