Appalachian Craft Fair Residents living in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky have few opportunities for employment but a local church is doing its part to help artisans in the Cumberland Mountains earn a living. In an effort to alleviate a real unemployment rate approaching 50% in the Red Bird Valley, Red Bird Mission Crafts markets a wide selection of high quality crafts for as many as 100 different crafters living within an 80-mile radius of the mission. We will be hosting the Red Bird Mission Craft Fair on Saturday September 30th from 9 AM to 2 PM and after services on Sunday October 1st. It is never too early to pick up a few gifts for the holidays and support a great cause at the same time. Shoppers will find beautiful handmade traditional crafts developed in an age when total self-sufficiency was necessary for those living in the isolated mountains. Many handmade items such as jewelry, woven place mats, brooms, handmade dolls, corn shuck flowers, wooden toys, games, and kitchen utensils, as well as wooden stools and benches will be available. Christmas ornaments and an assortment of nativity sets will also be available to purchase. Please invite your family and friends to participate.
Starting this month, we will have a monthly prayer focus.
For September, the focus will be the Opioid/Heroin epidemic.
As a church, if each of us would devote time daily to pray for this overwhelming problem, we could see
amazing answers to prayer. Prayer is work and it takes time, are you
willing to take on this prayer challenge?
Some suggestions of how to pray:
• Please protect our loved ones from addictions to any drug, including
• Please free those held captive to drugs. Jesus said he came to set the
captives free and that means anything that we are in bondage to that is
• Remove any enablers from our loved ones’ lives. Remove any that
perpetuate the use of these substances and influence our loved ones.
• Put Godly people in our loved ones’ path to be a positive influence.
• Enable those, by Your great power, who want freedom to ask for Your help
and to believe You have the power to help them.
• Help every mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent who are praying
for a loved one to be free, to never to give up. Give them the strength to
persevere in prayer and find hope in You.
• Pray for those who grieve because they have lost loved ones from drug
use or who live in the fear of the danger of drug use in their family.
Jesus, thank you that you can take a life riddled by addiction, take away
the desire for any addictive substance and give a heart that desires You
and finds fulfillment in You. With God all things are possible. Amen
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come, the old has
gone, the new is here.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Nancy Landerholm
Sunday, September 24
For parents, kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and anyone interested!
All are invited to come investigate some practical ideas about connecting our faith to everyday life with our families. If you would like to add “faith moments” into your daily routine with little or no prep, discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, and/or respond to life’s everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices, this opportunity will provide some easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family’s everyday moments into God moments!
Free and open to all! Sponsored by Mentor United Methodist Women. Please contact Carole Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-255-7213 if you have any questions.
Turn your mission passion into action by seeking funding to help bring a project to fruition! Mentor United Methodist Women is seeking applicants that would like funding for mission projects that benefit women, children and/or youth. Applications may be submitted by women of any age that regularly attend or are members of Mentor UMC or female or male youth/children that are members or regular attendees, preschool through 12th grade. Applications may be made by an individual or a team working as partners. Applications are available in the Sign Up Area or by clicking the “Project Application” link on the left of this page. See additional details and criteria on the application. Deadline for submitting an application is October 10 at 4pm.
A select number of applicants will appear in “the tank” on Sunday, November 12, to present their mission project to our panel of “sharks” who will decide the amount of funding for each project presented – from $0 up to $500. The “Shark Tank: Passion into Action” event is free and open to all to attend.
Whether your passion is clean water, combatting human trafficking, helping those affected by disaster, supporting solar cooking, or something completely different, Mentor United Methodist Women would like to help turn that passion into action. Apply today!
Click here to fill out and submit the project application online.
Grief Recovery Support Group
It’s real help for deep hurt for those on the journey from mourning to joy.
Fall Session on Wednesdays
September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017 (13 weeks)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 (includes book)
Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue
Mentor OH 44060
(440) 255-3496 x14
Facilitators: Rev. Bev Wrobel PC and Janet Siekmann
Email Bev Wrobel
Please register by calling or e-mailing Pastor Bev Wrobel.
For more information visit the GRIEFSHARE website at www.griefshare.org
Weekly Videos Seminars are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy:
1. Is This Normal?
2. Challenges of Grief
3. The Journey of Grief, part 1
4. The Journey of Grief, part 2
5. Grief and Your Relationships
7. Guilt and Anger
8. Complicating Factors
10. Lessons of Grief, part 1
11. Lessons of Grief, part 2
13. What Do I Live for Now?
Watch the recap from Annual Conference
Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over her first Annual Conference when 656 clergy members, and 742 lay members gathered at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. This 48th session was the first with the new four-year quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, and Connected. Using John 15:1-17 as our guiding scripture.
Now you can text your offerings too.
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to Mentor United Methodist Church with a quick text message.
To get started, simply text 440-210-9089 with the dollar amount you would like to contribute, complete the registration, and receive verification by text and email. For future giving simply text the amount you want to give, verify and receive a receipt. We hope you find this option convenient for those days that you forgot the checkbook.
Mentor United Methodist Church is now registered with AmazonSmile Foundation as a charitable organization.
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Join us every Sunday morning in the Chapel at 8:45 and 10:45 for a time of prayer. All are welcome to come and pray aloud or in your heart for our church and community.
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