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Main Street United Methodist Church

FEBRUARY 3, 2010

VOLUME 2010, ISSUE 3

The Main Stream

Ash Wednesday Worship, Wednesday, February 17th, Noon and 7 pm

We will begin our Lenten Journey with these two worship services. The noon service will be a brief service of confession and repentance. The evening service will include a sermon by Dr. Jeff Patterson and musical specials by our choir. Both services will include the imposition of ashes as a sign of our repentance.

DATE NIGHT FOR PARENTS... WITH A TWIST

February 12th, the Children's Council is offering a time of fun and fellowship for our children aged infant through 5th grade from 6-9 PM. This is a great time for a date night for parents while the children hang out with friends at church. The twist? We are asking all the children to come in their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag or blanket, a pillow and their lovie or anything they sleep with. We will begin with dinner in the fellowship hall but then move to the Chapel for a movie on the big screen. We will provide dinner, a movie and time for fellowship for the children. Please make reservations by contacting Amy in the church office or via e-mail, am[email protected] by noon on Tuesday, February 9th.

METHODISM 101

Beginning on Sunday, March 7, 2010 this eight-week class will cover the history, organization, worship and doctrines of the "people called Methodist." This class will meet in the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday School Hour and will be taught by our pastors. This class is aimed at answering the questions of people considering joining Main Street Church, those who have recently joined, or those who have been members for a while but want to learn more about the Methodist family. Please contact the church office to register for this class.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2010- "High Seas Expedition"

The dates have been set and we are making plans for Vacation Bible School. The dates are June 20-24 from 68:15 PM. Mark your calendars now so you and your children can be a part of this wonderful time of learning, fun and fellowship. Watch the Main Stream and Sunday bulletin for information on volunteering and registration for children. Questions? Contact Amy in the church office.

MSUMC will be hosting Family Promise the week of February 21-28, 2010. If you would like to help contact Vanda Viehman at 788-2313.

It would be very helpful to the many people who will visit our church for Tony Campolo's appearance on April 18th if our regular members have name tags. If you've lost your name tag, please contact the church office ([email protected]) to have a new one made.

Guest Minister on February 7th:

Dr. Frank H. (Duke) Ison will be with us for Jubilee and the 11 AM service on February 7th. Duke was born in Charlotte, NC and has been married to Vicki Elder since 1974. They have a daughter, Jenny, who lives in Winston-Salem. Duke is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA), the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (MDiv) and Candler School of Theology at Emory University (DMin). He was ordained a deacon in 1972 and an elder in 1974. Duke has served the Rosman Charge (Asheville District) (1973-1975), Dilworth UMC (Charlotte District) as associate (1975-1983), Montmorenci UMC (Asheville District) (1983-1988), Weverville UMC (Asheville District) (1988-1994), Huntersville UMC (Charlotte District) (1994-2000), and Dilworth UMC (Charlotte District) (200-2006) as senior pastor. Duke is currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Greensboro District. Duke enjoys jogging, fly fishing and spending time at his mountain place at Wolf Laurel and is an avid Carolina fan.

Sunday School Teachers Needed

We are still looking for a few volunteers to help with some of our children's Sunday school classes. The 3 & 4 year old class needs volunteers for March 7th, 14th, and April 4th, 18th & 25th. The Kindergarten- 1st grade class needs volunteers for April 4th, May 2nd & 30th. If you can help in one of these classes on any of these dates, please contact Amy in the church office or via e-mail, [email protected]

Wednesday Night Live Dinner

Dinner is served from 5:30-6:15pm. MENU February 10th: February 17th:

Reservations can be made by one of the following ways: signing the reservation cards and placing them in the offering plate on Sunday morning, by contacting Charity by phone at 993-3411 or by email at [email protected] by noon on the Monday of the week of the dinner to make your reservation. The cost is $5/ adult, $2/children (12 & Under) or $15 maximum for immediate family members.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

This year our congregation will join more than 10,000 congregations who are involved in the Stephen Ministry. In April, a few key individuals from our church will be sent to a Stephen Leader Training event in St. Louis where they will receive a week of intense study and training. These leaders will return fully equipped to train and lead a team of Stephen Ministers in our congregation. Of course this does involve some expense, and we do need additional funds. Won't you consider a contribution, or a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Just mark your check or envelope for the STEPHEN MINISTRY and drop it in the offering plate. (A special thanks to those who have already contributed!) You will be hearing more about the role of the Stephen Minister in upcoming newsletters. Questions? Call Pastor Jeff.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION going on NOW.

Call Joann or Melissa at the Preschool office (993-4089) for information.

We extend our sympathies to: Eddie

Crawford upon the death of his father, Ed Crawford; to Pat Hill upon the death of her father, Pat McSwaim.

Bring your empty ink and laser jet toners and cartridges to the church office to be recycled. The church receives a $3.00 rebate for every one we turn in.

Crisis Control's Need of the month: Apple Sauce

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SAVE THE DATE for

Saturday May 8th. The UMW invite

you to attend the mother/daughter brunch on Saturday May 8th at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your mother, daughter, or someone special so you can enjoy the food, fellowship, fashion show, and musical entertainment. Tickets will be sold at a later date but for more information please contact Christie Hunter at [email protected]

We're on the Same Page

Please join us on Monday, March 22nd at 7:00pm in the Library for a discussion lead by Pastor Jeff in preparation for Tony Campolo's visit on April 18th. Everyone is welcome, whether you have read the book in Sunday school, on your own, or if you haven't read it yet and would like to prepare for Tony Campolo's visit. Tony's book is entitled How to Follow Jesus Without Embarrassing God.

Thanks to everyone Main Streets annual Chili Cook-off was a tremendous success. Even though this event was suppose be to the youth's gift for all of the support this Church has given us over the years we still raised enough money to offer several scholarships for this years mission trips. This means that youth's whose family may not be able to afford to send them will have an opportunity to participate in a potential life changing event this summer. Cook-Off

Chili

MISSION TRIP Parent Meeting

The parent and youth meeting to discuss ASP, Recreation, and the A & O Choir trip has been re-scheduled for Sunday evening February 14th at 7 pm in the fellowship hall. Any one interested in these events should be in attendance.

Dear Church Family,

The Veach Coltrane families deeply appreciate all kindnesses shown us during our recent time of sadness and loss. Being connected with a caring church family makes difficult times easier. Laura C. Smith Thank you Main Street for being there for me during my hip surgery. We appreciated all the visits by our pastors, the prayers, and cards. Please continue to pray for me as I heal. Pat Drewry

Volunteers needed

Please contact Pastor Rick if you are able to volunteer as an usher, greeter, or help in the kitchen at our 8:45am Jubilee service.

Communion Volunteers Needed

If anyone would be interested in training to help as a fill in when needed for the preparing of communion, please contact Judy Osborne at 993-2201 or Debbie Smith at 769-3267. There are time when the communion stewards need assistance in the preparation once a month. Some on-call backups would be great.

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Youth ministry is a unique facet of the church family. To have a successful youth ministry in any church many facets need to work together. First, there is the front line support of Youth Advisors and Sunday school teachers who give countless hours of there time building relationships and just being here for the youth. Here at Main Street we could not ask for better crew of advisors and teachers to work with these youth. Second, there is the behind the scenes support from the church staff and youth parents. Jeff, Rick, Amy, Susan, Julie, and Charity have supported me from day one. Third, there is the support of the congregation. God has truly blessed me with the opportunity to begin my ministry here at Main Street and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the help and support I have received thus far and in the future. Wayne Purdy, Director of Youth and Young Adults Ministries.

Upcoming Worship Helpers

2/7/10 Counting Committees 8:30 am ACOLYTES Team 1 Haley Cook & Austin Whitaker Ian Jenkins & Beth Rodgers Beth Vaught Carol Purdy Mary-Carl Christy Betsy Hanks Priscilla Lang Ted Ricks & Robin Baker Brad & Donna Rodgers Kevin Bixby 2/14/10 Team 2 Jack Foreman & Beth Rodgers Maddie Cashion & Carrington Lewis Carolyn Wemyss Midge Ricks Sharon Prescott Christy Hunter Kitty Weaver Ivey Redmon & Barb Fager James Melton Kathy Cissna

RECORD OF OUR FAITHFULNESS

BY OUR PRESENCE:

Sunday School 8:30 Worship 8:45 Jubilee!! 11:00 Worship

1/17/10

1/24/10

256 121 65 261 447

390 109 62 320 491

11:00 ACOLYTES ALTAR GUILD 8:30am CRADLE 9:45am CRADLE 11:00am NURSERY 8:30am GREETERS

11:00am GREETERS

Total Worship BY OUR GIFTS:

Weekly Contributions Contributions YTD Budget YTD

PRAYER SOUND

$21,961

$13,815

USHERS

Gerald Sapp, Dave McAdoo, Mark Frasier, Lenny Baker, Mike Cronin, John Stone, John Arnall, James Hanks Chip Cole Pat Sheppard

$67,371 $73,904 ($6,533)

WITNESS

Difference

Prayer Concerns: Please remember the following people in your prayers.

Extended Care Ada Golson (Bradford Village) Addie McKaughan (Kerner

Ridge)

W.J. and Mary Dell Johnson

(Kerner Ridge)

Brenda Kissinger (Kerner

Ridge)

Doris Simpson (Kerner Ridge) Friends and Family Barbara Hess Michelle Edens Howard Martin Eric Schott, Clyde's son Bertha Wright, Pat Sheppard's mother Patricia Heavener Terri Stanley Dane Young's Sister

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Courtney Tucker's mother, John Bingham Linda Frederickson Bradley Lovings, friend of Betty Motsinger Jim Chesson Ann Brown Those in Military Service All who are serving Joan Lail, Scott's mother currently in the Armed Forces Donna Rutter, Bill's mother SGT Brandon Craven, son of Dee Melnyk, daughter of Phil Bob & Juanita Langlais, & Terry Melnyk Afghanistan Rich Blink SGT Patrick Faults, Iraq Kay Beyer LT Andy Simons, Navy John Bingham SPC Robert "Joe" Clem Walker Goumaz, Army Ed Crawford SPC Tony Waddell, Army, Jack Whicker Washington D.C. Pat Drewry Troy in Iraq Carolyn Pullen Justin in Iraq Khaw Poey Sim, Eric Tang's 1st LT Stephen Macumber, mother

Army, Ft Drum, NY PFC Sean Fitzpatrick, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO Lindsay Buse, Granddaughter of Lynn Crane Jeff Triplett, Iraq PFC Ryan Thomas Fitzpatrick, Ft Knox, KY SGT Mark Mullinax Weavil, Afghanistan CPT Jared Gutowski, Marines, Afghanistan, PFC Tom Freels, BCT, Ft. Sill, OK

Church Calendar for: February 7--20, 2010 7--

For a complete list of activities held on the MSUMC campus including: AA Meetings, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and more, please visit the church website at www.mainstreetumc.org.

Sunday, February 07, 2010 8:30 AM Worship S 8:45 AM Jubilee!! CH 9:45 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Youth Disciple 206 11:00 AM Worship S 4:00 PM A&O Choir 201 5:00 PM Disciple IA 108 5:00 PM Disciple II 103 5:00 PM Youth Mtg/Super Bowl Party Monday, February 08, 2010 10:30 AM Church Staff Mtg. 108 7:00 PM Chancel Chorale Rrsl CR 7:00 PM ChristCare:Heartstrings L Wakefield's hm Tuesday, February 09, 2010 No Activities Scheduled Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:30 AM Prayer/Bible Study K 11:00 AM Wed Morn Bible Study P 5:30 PM WNL Dinner FH 6:15 PM Angel Choir 321 6:15 PM Cherub/Carol Choir 6:30 PM Bible Study/Prayer Time CH 6:30 PM Disciple IB 108 6:30 PM Disciple III 107 6:30 PM Jesus in the Gospels 103 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rhrsl CR Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:45 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:30 AM 11:45 AM 7:00 PM HS Devotional Olympic Men's Breakfast 2 Greeks Disciple IC 108 Disciple IV 107 Older Adult Luncheon FH SPRC Mtg 109 7:00 PM MS Mission Team Mtg CH 7:00 PM UMW Circle #5 P Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Ash Wednesday 6:30 AM Prayer/Bible Study K 11:00 AM Wed Morn Bible Study P 12:00 PM Ash Wednesday Service S 5:30 PM WNL Dinner FH 6:15 PM Angel Choir 321 6:15 PM Cherub/Carol Choir 6:30 PM Bible Study/Prayer Time CH 6:30 PM Disciple IB 108 6:30 PM Disciple III 107 6:30 PM Jesus in the Gospels 103 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Service S 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rhrsl CR Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:45 AM HS Devotional Olympic 8:00 AM Men's Breakfast 2 Greeks 9:30 AM Disciple IC 108 9:30 AM Disciple IV 107 6:30 PM Circle #8 FH 7:00 PM Witness Ctte Mtg P Friday, February 19, 2010 Youth Ski Trip 2:00 PM Pastors Book Club Panera Saturday, February 20, 2010 Youth Ski Trip

Friday, February 12, 2010 9:00 AM Newsletter Deadline 6:00 PM Date/Movie Night FH/K/CH Saturday, February 13, 2010 No Activities Scheduled Sunday, February 14, 2010 Transfiguration Sunday 8:30 AM Worship S 8:45 AM Jubilee!! CH 9:45 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Youth Disciple 206 11:00 AM Worship S 4:00 PM A&O Choir 201 5:00 PM Disciple IA 108 5:00 PM Disciple II 103 5:00 PM Youth Mtg 6:00 PM Comm. Garden Mtg JCG Monday, February 15, 2010 10:30 AM Church Staff Mtg. 108 7:00 PM Chancel Chorale Rhrsl CR Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:30 PM The Heritage Club K/FH 6:30 PM UMW Covered Dish FH/K

By Doug Page & Jamie Firth in memory of Al Martin By Mr & Mrs Humphrey in memory of Becky Coltrane By Magilene Doggett in memory of Harry Pullen By Mr & Mrs Edwards in memory of Becky Coltrane By Paul Harris in memory of Becky Coltrane By Avahleen Manuel in memory of Becky Coltrane By Cecil & Ann Brown in memory of Al Martin By Mr & Mrs Brogden in memory of Al Martin By Bobbie Franklin in memory of Becky Coltrane By the Heritage Club in memory of Harry Pullen By the Heritage Club in memory of Al Martin By Dean & Carol Piatt in memory of Al Martin

Gifts to Main Street

JC Grose Education By Janice & Donald Atchison in memory of Al Martin UMCOR By Marvin & Kay Bare in memory of Al Martin Sound System By Laura Smith in memory of Harry Pullen Growing to Serve By Mr & Mrs Edwards in memory of Becky Coltrane By Louise Sapp in memory of James Ward By Boyd Stafford Sunday school in memory of Harry Pullen By Clyde Schott in memory of Norman Friddle By Clyde Schott in memory of Becky Coltrane By Clyde Schott in memory of Harry Pullen By Kathie Shanahan in memory of Harry Pullen By John & Martha Wood in memory of Al Martin

Library By Sarah Gramley in memory of Norman Friddle By Sarah Gramley in memory of Becky Coltrane By Sarah Gramley in memory of Harry Pullen By Sarah Gramley in memory of Al Martin By Clem Walker in memory of Becky Coltrane By John & Patty Stone in memory of Becky Coltrane By John & Patty Stone in memory of Al Martin Mini-Bus By Ladies Auxiliary in memory of Becky Coltrane By the Heritage Club in memory of Becky Coltrane By Judy Osborne in memory of Al Martin By Judy Osborne in memory of Becky Coltrane Choir By John & Joan Bingham in memory of Harry Pullen

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Main Street United Methodist Church 306 South Main Street Kernersville, NC 27284 Phone: 336-993-3411 Pastor on call: 413-7336 www.mainstreetumc.org

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Our Ministers The Congregation of Main Street

From Pride to Humility

A Couple's Bible Study, Mondays, 6:00 ­ 7:30 pm, March 8th-May3rd: This seven-week study (with the exception of March 29th due to Easter Break) is a small group experience for married couples of any age. The first week will be an introduction to the small group and then we will spend three weeks on pride and three weeks on humility. The goal of this small group is to encourage abundant marriage living and to share what has transformed our marriage. It is so good, we must share it! We will meet in our home. If anyone is interested, please call Nick and Gretchen Pizzino at 996-0336. There will be a limit of 5 couples to encourage closeness and growth within the group. We also can work out child care if needed.

Our Church Staff: Dr. Jeff Patterson, Senior Pastor Rev. Rick Carter, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Dale Hilton, Min. of Visitation Rev. Amy Burton, Minister of Christian Education Wayne Purdy, Dir. of Youth & Young Adult Ministries Charity Goff, Admin. Assistant Julie Burcham, Admin. Assistant Susan Furmage, Business Manager JoAnn Clifton, Dir. MSUMC Preschool Nancy Blakemore, Dir. Of Music Ministries Jenny Lail, Accompanist Jason Wright, Organist Macon Shirley, Jubilee Music Leader David Ramos, Custodian Care Net Counseling of Kernersville Dr. Richard Horn, LMFT Ms. Annie Brown, MA

Youth now taking orders for Coffee...

If you would like to purchase coffee from the Youth Group, please call or email Wayne Purdy at the church office by Sunday, February 7th to place your order ([email protected] or 993-3411).

© The MainStream is published biweekly by Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284. All information herein is expressly for the use of our friends and members. Articles and comments may be directed to the editor at [email protected]

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