February 4th - Prison Card Ministry
Meet at NSUMC at 10:00am. Contact Joyce Nolan for details.
February 10th - New Day Circle
Meet at Janet Flournoy's home at 12:30pm. Contact Janet for more information.
February 14th - Dinner Out
Meet at Black Bear on Scottsdale Rd and Bell/Frank Lloyd Wright at 5:30pm.
February 17th - Brown Bag Bookies
Meet at NSUMC in the library at 12:30pm to review childrens' books. Contact Joyce Nolan for more information.
February 23rd - Jam Session
Meet at NSUMC at 9:00am.
February 25th - Card Ministry
Meet at Janet Flournoy's home at 9:00am. Contact Janet for more information.
February 27th - General Meeting
Meet at 11:15am. Contact Cindy Bryant for details.
The current study will conclude on Wednesday, February 9th with an in-person meeting at the church followed by lunch.
On March 2nd, the Lenten study will begin with Amy Joy Levine's Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. It can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. All are welcome to join!
If you would like to see "Grease" at the Fountain Hills Theater on February 20th at 2:00pm, please see Susan Smith after the worship service to sign up. Group rate tickets are $30 and all are welcome!
Update: The group outing to the Fountain Hill theater is filled! The group is invited to Wavalee McArtor's home for a potluck brunch at 11:30am before the show. Bring your favorite dish to share!
If you're in a Small Group, please don't forget to register your attendance on FellowshipOne. It helps us out a lot when reporting for church conference each week!
We don’t anticipate taking any breaks unless we have a lot of people out of town for Easter. Then we may skip April 18th if need be.
We plan to continue to use Zoom for our meetings on Mondays at 6pm. Pastor Leah will lead discussions, utilizing corresponding DVDs. She will provide the Zoom information. As always, we welcome new members.
When you were baptized, your parents and everyone in the congregation promised to love and nurture you, teaching you about Jesus so that you would grow up knowing God's love. Baptism is a way for parents to say, "I believe in the promises God has made in the Bible to love and care for my child, and I want my child to walk in that love." Baptism is also a way of saying, "Yes!" to God's invitation to enter the community of faith.
Our Godly Play baptism story allows us to weave in the trinity (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), the light through candles and the blessing using water. It also grants us the opportunity to present the importance of each of each person and the name that they received. This is a great opportunity for children to recount their baptism and to revisit Jesus' baptism. As our story tellers retell the story, they will recreate the light of God and then, when the lesson ends, the children can take that light of God into the world to share it with their family, friends and neighbors.
For this week’s Sunday School lesson, we invite parents to bring their children to Sunday School at our 10AM service time and let them revisit the gift of being part of a rich history and a welcoming Christian community.
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