“Souper Bowl of Caring” Sunday, February 12, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Small Dining Room

The Soup Tasting is back!! Drop by the Small Dining Room to sample some homemade soups. Vote for your favorite and donate to this Youth-Driven Mission. Since 1990, when this minis-try was founded by a South Carolina Youth Group, $175 MILLION has been raised to fight community hunger. Our church’s youth have decided to send your dona-tions to World Central Kitchen Ukraine Relief which is feeding thousands in Ukraine and neighboring countries and is part of our “World Community.” If you can make a large pot of soup for the event, please contact Lance Lambert by February 7. Four or Five Soups are needed.

Shrove Pancake Breakfast

Before the season of Lent begins, join us for the annual Shrove Sunday Pancake Breakfast. On Sunday, February 19, the UMM will be hosting a Shrove Pancake Breakfast between services in Fellowship Hall. Shrove Tuesday, also known as “fat” Tuesday, is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the season of Lent. Since fat is traditionally not used in cooking during Lent, thrifty housewives would use up any leftover fats on the day before Ash Wednesday. The making of pancakes is a standard way of using fat and a tradition was born. Plan to come, enjoy some delicious pancakes, and fellowship with church friends.

From Lance Lambert – Events Coordinator: Methodist Movie Matinee/Discussion

Sunday, February 26, 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Sanctuary Screen. Join us in watching “Soul” the Pixar animated film that won the Best Animated Feature Oscar & Golden Globe and the Best Original Music Oscar & Golden Globe as well. A middle school band teacher has a mishap after landing his dream gig at the best jazz club in town and goes to “The Great Before” where new souls get their personalities. He desperately tries to show his soul what’s great about living. The movie, popcorn, and beverages are FREE! Stay for pizza and a brief discussion after the film. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover the cost of the pizzas. Come and bring your family and friends. Hope to see you there!!

Training for “Effective Discipleship” Series

This training aims to have participants learn about practical tools for being and becoming effective disciples of Jesus Christ in a local church context. The first session focused on: What is discipleship? Who is a disciple? Why is discipleship a key aspect of growing in our faith? The format will include a presentation, small group discussion, and Q and A. Light refreshments will be served. This training series will continue once a quarter. The next session will be scheduled in late April 2023. A Future with Hope.

Church Lenten Retreat

Pastor Sam and Julie Bryson will lead a Lenten Retreat March 3-4, 2023, from Friday 5:00 pm to Saturday 5:00 pm at The Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI. The theme is: “Staying Spiritually Strong.” The Retreat features include Worship, Silent Time, Study, Prayer Time, and Fellowship. The registration fee is $75 per person, including overnight stay and three meals at the center. If interested, please call the church office to register by February 20, 2023. Click here to see the schedule for the retreat.

Coffee Fellowship Changes

Coffee Fellowship will be held from 9:00-11:00 am on Sundays in the Gathering Room. Snacks will not be provided but if you choose to bring something to eat, please take home any leftovers. Hot coffee, water for tea and hot chocolate mix, and cream and sugar will be provided. We ask that the beverages be consumed in the Gathering Room and not taken into the sanctuary.