Join us this Saturday (September 12th) from 11am – 2pm at Maplewood United Methodist Church for our annual SERVE lawn party. We are located at the corner of Sutton & Flora in Maplewood. Hotdogs, snowcones, a bouncy house for the kids and more! Join us for the lawn part from 11am – 2pm on Saturday. All are welcome!
Maplewood United Methodist Church will be participating in the national day of service along with other United Methodist Congregations this fall. On the morning of September 13th MUMC will have several hands on mission opportunities:
Preparing meals for Shalom House, a women’s safe house
Bagging beans and rice for folks who need a nutritious meal
Volunteering at L’Arche Community on a variety of projects
Doing needed home repairs in Maplewood
Signing up to help with the Mosaic Services 5K Run on September 20
Helping with our Second Time Around Shop which will be open that day
MUMC will also host a lawn party during the day, providing a free lunch and fun activities. Folks in the community are invited to stop by for a free hot dog and snow cone from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Also our “Second Hand Shop” will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Maplewood United Methodist Church (MUMC) hosted a back to school dance party for area middle school students on Saturday, August 16th. Admission was free, but students were asked to donate cash or non-perishable food items to Weekend on Wheels (WOW), a food program operated by students and faculty at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. On weekends, WOW sends nutritious food to the homes of children in the school district with a need. MUMC was thrilled by the generous giving from the more than 40 students and families that attended the dance.
Not only did this group donate a carload of food, but they also donated more than $100 in cash! Their efforts will go a long way in helping get the shelves at the WOW re-stocked for the new school year.
In addition to thanking the students who attended, MUMC would like express their gratitude to Get Happy Productions and the Green Family for donating the DJ services, lights and music for the dance!
Over the past month we’ve been discussing Superheroes in our community, and how everyone can be a Super Hero in the life of faith. SUPERHEROES UNITE FOR YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MISSION YET! This coming Sunday (August 24th, 2014) is Rally Sunday at Maplewood United Methodist Church. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help celebrate RALLY SUNDAY–our opening celebration for fall Sunday school groups for children and youth. We’ve noticed your skills and called YOU into action! Come and discover your inner Super Hero!
Please come and warm the spirit by joining us for our annual Children’s Christmas Pageant at Maplewood United Methodist Church. This is a beloved tradition of Maplewood United Methodist Church, where the Christmas story is acted out during worship in December by the children of the church. When possible, a real child plays the baby Jesus. It is particularly heartwarming to see children who have never attended our church, warmly welcomed into the pageant. The pageant starts promptly at 11 am this Sunday – December 15th, but if you arrive a little earlier you’re welcome to fresh coffee and morning treats before the pageant. Everyone is welcome! Maplewood United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Sutton & Flora at: 7409 Flora Ave.