Putting Christ's Values into Action
E-News for January 15th, 2013 – January 22nd, 2013
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF LOUISVILLE
1432 Highland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204-2029
(502) 587-MCCL (6225) fax – (502) 587-6222
Please send all prayer requests and praises to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The newsletter will now go out on Tuesday’s and updates as they become available. The Community Happenings section will be sent to you as a sepatate email.
Yep…It’s Tax Time!!
If you gave identified contributions to MCCL during 2012, your annual tax statement will be available for pick up this Sunday and next. If you can’t make arrangements to pick it up during this time, please contact the Office to make other arrangements to receive it. As always, we appreciate you making MCCL the place where you entrust your financial contributions to God’s work.
Choir Practice has resumed!
Last Wednesday night at 7pm the MCCL Choir resumed practice for the 2013 Winter and Spring Season. If you are not a current member of the choir and would like to join, please see Rom Hampton, Music Director.
Board Meeting Minutes
If you are interested in keeping up with the business side of MCCL the latest Minutes from the December Board of Directors Meeting has been posted on the Leadership Gallery Board in the auditorium. Also, they have posted a graph of the offering and attendance during 2012, which you might find interesting.
The Screens of Prayer Candles
If you have a special prayer for which you would like to light a candle, each Sunday morning after the Alter Guild has finished preparing the sanctuary for worship, you may come up on the dais and do so prior to the Sharing of Song. If this is an unknown practice to you, but you would like to know more, please feel free to ask to speak to one of our Deacons. The prayer candles will burn during the worship service, but will be distinguished following the Benediction.
***DARE TO CARE FOOD BARREL***
Thanks so much to all those bringing in food items. Please remember the Dare to Care food barrel in the auditorium. This time of year is especially difficult for some people and the food banks are running low. If everyone brought in 1 or 2 cans of food just think of the difference that could make.
Non-Perishable food items ONLY!
LGBT Christian singer, Marcus Young, will be singing a solo on Sunday morning, February 10th during the worship service at MCC Louisville. See Community Happenings for his appearances elsewhere while in town.
THIS WEEK'S SERMONS & SCRIPTURES
Sunday, January 20th
Sermon Title “Putting God First”
First reading: Isaiah 62:1-5
Gospel: John 2: 1b-11
Deacon of the week – January 15th – January 19th Kevin Garner
January 20th – January26th Tarita Hayes
Adult Spiritual Growth Class
An Exploration of the Book of Acts with Pastor David Ashworth
The Adult Sunday school class is studying the Book of Acts. Pastor David Ashworth leads this discussion class, which meets Sunday mornings, 9-10am in the classroom next to the sanctuary. New participants are welcome at any time. Come and join us as we learn about the beginnings of the Christian church through the Acts of the Apostles.
January 20th Acts 9: 1-31 (Saul’s conversion)
Anyone interested in joining the membership committee please contact Mollie Hill @ 812-246-0079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to take your tag each week.
While name tags are facilitating our membership tracking of attendance, they are also useful in putting names with faces in our fellowship. If you are regular in attendance but not a member of the church we think others would enjoy knowing your name as well. If you would like to have a tag for identification please sign up at the table located near the current tag display in the auditorium.
If you are a guest- we encourage you to fill out one of the “Guest” tags to help us welcome you in a more special way. One of our ushers or a tag-wearing member will be delighted to accompany you to the tag display.
From the Kitchen
Reminder: The Deacons, the Board, Choir and Photo Club will begin providing three people to assist in cleaning up the dining area and kitchen following the fellowship meal. Any others who would like to help are more than welcome. Thank you.
This week the Choir will be assisting in the dining room clean-up.
UPCOMING MCCL EVENTS
The Java Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at 7:00pm at the home of Charlie Ballard and Mark Klimczak, 3400 Gladden St. Louisville (off Bashford Manor Lane)
All are welcome to attend. Potluck snacks are shared.
3rd Sunday ~ after lunch
PHOTO CLUB -
*****3rd Sunday of the month during lunch*****
There will be no rainbow closet in January.
Valentine’s day sale Feb 10th
St Patty’s Day sale March 10th followed by an
Easter Sale on March 24th.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
MCC Tuesday, February 12th ~ 6:00pm
All are welcome to attend.
General Conference begins the day after Chicago Pride, so book your travel soon and plan to arrive early. We strongly encourage everyone to consider all your options. Chicago Pride is expecting record attendance. MCC is also on track for record attendance at this General Conference!
The conference is tentatively set to begin at 12:00pm CST on Monday, 1 July 2013, and end at 10:00pm CST on Friday, 5 July 2013. (Times are subject to change.)
NOTE: The Chicago Pride Parade is currently scheduled for the morning of Sunday, 30 June 2013. If you would like to be a part of the festivities, you might consider arriving by Saturday, 29 June 2013.
This will almost certainly be the largest MCC contingent in any Pride parade in history!
For travel updates, suggested modes of travel, discount codes, and more, please check out our General Conference Travel page.