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UMCOR
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Support those recovering from the latest hurricane in Hays County, NC through our First Quarter Mission Offering in 2019.  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.

We have one Blended Worship service on the 5th Sundays at 11:00 am.

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.

Thank You to Karen & Garland Edwards, Barbara Campbell, Suzi Myatt, Joanne & Harry Lee Self for creating our festive sanctuary in celebration of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.  We will enjoy their creations from December 2 through January 6.


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 is held on the 1st Friday of each month in Memorial Hall.

Pastor's Bible Study
Wednesdays 4:15pm-5:30pm in Memorial Hall   Now studying the prophets in I Kings.

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

Blended Worship
December 30th at 11:00 am
Pastor Kenny Wayne Newsome, Guest Preacher

Membership News
We welcome Sam Hall to our congregation.

If your contact information changes, please let us hear from you!  MEmbership Secretary 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.  See the Melrose youth facebook page for more information.

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 is currently searching for more ringers.  If you are interested in joining the Handbell Choir, please contact Pastor Kathy at (804)529-6344 or email kathygochenour@vaumc.org.