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Lenten Listening Opportunity
Every Wednesday in Lent the sanctuary will be open from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM for a time of prayer. Come as you are and stay as long as you like. There will be music playing and we will provide a short prayer service handout to guide your prayer time, if you want. We will have prayer shawls made by our DreamWeaver group available if you want to wrap yourself in one. Take some time out of your busyness to spend with God and practice listening to the Spirit.


Order Your Lilies for Easter Sunday, April 1st!
Order forms will be in Sunday bulletins beginning March 11th, or call the church office. Lilies are $13.00 each.


UMCOR
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Support those in need in Texas, visit the UMCOR web page for Flood Bucket Lists.

We continue to offer prayers for all who have been affected by the recent hurricane. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey we will be sending all donations we receive to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Currently UMCOR is requesting Cleaning Kits so we will be receiving any and all Cleaning Kit supplies (listed in the Missions area of this website) during regularly scheduled activities.
Together we can make a difference!


WORSHIP NOTES

Melrose UMC, where disciples of Jesus Christ are life-long learners influencing others to serve.

Join us for Worship
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00am in the Sanctuary for ARISE our Early Praise & Worship with Holy Communion every Sunday.
11:00am in the Sanctuary for Later Worship that is more traditional with Holy Communion the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the Sanctuary.

Please note ARISE Contemporary Worship has moved back to the Sanctuary in response to the input of many in the community.

Communion is offered weekly at the 9:00 am service. Communion is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the 11:00 am service.

One contemporary song is being included in the 11:00 am service on two Sundays each month for those who enjoy both contemporary and traditional styles of music.

People willing to run the computer during the 11:00 am service are still needed. If you are willing to serve at 11:00 am, contact Pastor Kathy.

Discipleship Opportunities
Sunday School starts at 10:00 am each week with classes available for all ages.



RECURRING EVENTS

The Northern Neck Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Meets on the first Friday of each month at Memorial Hall from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All quilters are welcome!

Game Night
Game Night has moved to 1st Friday of each month in Memorial Hall.

Pastor's Bible Study
Wednesdays 4:15pm-5:30pm in Memorial Hall   Now studying Judges.

Friendship Group
is on break until further notice 

Wednesday's Table
Dinner and Casual Prayer & Praise
2nd Wednesdays covered dish dinner with devotions and communion at 6:30pm
4th Wednesdays covered dish dinner with devotions and communion at 6:30pm

Quilt Guild
The Northern Neck Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets on the first Friday of each month at Memorial Hall from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All quilters are welcome!


OPPORTUNITES

Membership News
Melrose is conducting an audit of their membership roll. Accurate information pertaining to each member of the church is so important to membership care and nurture of each individual. We realize that many of our members now have cell phones and have discontinued land lines. Also, there are address changes and perhaps there are those who have transferred their membership to other churches without notifying us.

Please let us hear from you if you have made changes or know of other members who have. You may contact Ruth Ash at (804) 529-6448 or email ash2ash5579@aol.com, or Pastor Kathy at (804)529-6344 or email kathygochenour@vaumc.org. Thank you for your help.


YOUTH

Regular monthly Youth meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month with dinner at 6:30 pm:

OUTREACH, VOLUNTEERS & HELPERS

Our Sunday Fellowship time
is seeking volunteers to supply donuts and to make coffee. There is a sign-up sheet in the kitchen. Please sign up for a Sunday.

Backpack Buddies
Backpack Buddies is in full swing again. You may give food items by placing them in the basket in the front of the Sanctuary or you may give monetary donations to Nancy Burgess.

We will be filling approximately twenty bags with ten items each. Donations of the following items are needed: individual-size servings of juice boxes, Nabs, snack bags/chips, cereal bars, treat bars, Goldfish crackers, soups/pastas, apple sauce, pudding snacks, Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, and kid-friendly vegetables. We are especially in need of healthy snacks such as apples, oranges, and individual-size containers of fruit. Please keep our local children from going hungry during the weekends by supporting this ministry.


Bell Choir News
The Bell Choir rehearses on Mondays at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the Handbell Choir, please contact Robin Megel at 804-529-6120 or email her at rmegel@gmail.com. We welcome new members. In addition to performing for each holiday, the Bell Choir will also perform on each 5th Sunday.