Mark Brock, Pastor
504 W. Mishawaka Ave. • Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 • Phone: 574.259.1975

 

 

 


 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Service: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Sunday School for all ages: 9:45 - 10:45 am
Service: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Summer Worship Schedule:
Starting July 2, 2017

9:00 am Sunday School for all ages
10:00 am Coffee Time in our upstairs Lounge & Great Hall
10:30 am Worship Service in our Sanctuary

Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A Note from Pastor Mark
Yes! Spring is almost upon us. But, as I write this there are snow, ice and single digit 'feels like' temperatures right outside the window. However, we all know that the new life of Spring and the warmth of Summer are inevitable and will come no matter what...

As we move towards Easter, Pentecost and then Summer, let us remember that no matter what the calendar says, no matter what the weather is and no matter, well, whatever is going on our world - Jesus Christ is Lord and His reign on earth as it is in heaven is inevitable and will come...no matter what...

Albright UMC is heading into a season of change, outreach and growth like we have not experienced in quite a while. Let Jesus Christ be our hope and let our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world be our only aim and goal. It is inevitable...no matter what...

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Peace and Blessings,

Pastor Mark

Events & Information

Sermon Titles and Scripture References:

FAMILY MINISTRIES NEWS!
Hello families! It’s been an exciting and busy time in the Children and Family Ministries Department! Thank you for being supportive during this transition period. In the month of April the kids will be taking a detour from their Route 66 journey and focus on Easter.

In February and March the kids have traveled through Genesis and Exodus. They’ve learned about the creation story, Adam and Eve, and God’s promises to Noah and Abraham. In Exodus they’re learning about Moses, and the Israelites. From Moses’ journey down the Nile to the 10 Commandments, and their wandering for 40 years through the desert. The classes have memorized two bible verses. Pre-K have learned Genesis 1:1, and Exodus 20:3. The 1st-6th graders have memorized Genesis 1:31 and Exodus 20:2-3. In April the Pre-K class will memorize Matthew 28:6a and the 1st-6th graders will memorize Matthew 28:5-7

The Bible Bucks are a huge hit! The kids get excited to earn them. Don’t forget to have your kids bring their bibles to church with them. They receive bible bucks when they bring their bibles, bring a friend, memorize their monthly bible verse, and when they display any behavior that the teacher deems worthy of a bible buck. In June the kids will have an opportunity to go shopping in the “Bible Bucks Store” to spend their reward (or save it).

We have some awesome volunteers in our ministry! Take a minute and say thank you to them! Ashley Hammond, Betsy Fox, and April Horvath lead our youth group which meets on Sunday nights. Ashley Hammond, and Phil and Amanda Klein teach our 1st-6th graders and Nancy Powalski along with her helper Dawn Belledin teach our Pre-K. Suzanne Veselak, Sue Nastos, and Connie Bridges work our nursery. Joanne Groendyke and Erma Mark head our children’s choir, and Jim Groendyke and Lis Kindley teach Children’s Chapel.

Again, thank you for your support and kind words of encouragement. I know that God has a plan, and I’m excited to be called to be a part of His plan!

In Christ’s Love,
Melissa Grindle,
Director of Children and Family Ministries

ALBRIGHT ADVOCATE'S OFFICE
A BIG THANK YOU to the United Methodist Women and the Hot Dog Ministry for their wonderful monetary gifts to help provide for client’s transportation needs

A True Story
Recently, a middle-aged woman came in for a fuel only gift card. Her hours of employment had been reduced and by the time she paid her share of the household expenses, she had no money left to put gas in her car. Fearful for her future, she felt she had no place to turn.
We were able, through your generous gifts to give her a $10 gift card for gasoline.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry keeps us supplied with prayer shawls which made it possible for us to give her a lovely prayer shawl. She was encouraged to wrap herself in it and then allow the presence of God to enfold and comfort her when the going got tough.
She was overwhelmed by the kindness and her tears were copious as she responded to these two small gifts. We could tell that she was deeply grateful.
Because you support the Advocate’s Office, we can continue to bring blessings like this to our clients.

CIRCLES OF CARE!
There are many roles that can be filled. If you are feeling the urge to reach out to others, please get in touch with me. 574-299-5366 or 574-220-7928.
 
In Your Service
Marilyn Waumans

Prayer Time
Thursdays 8:00 a.m.

M.A.C. Food Pantry
At Albright
504 W. Mishawaka Ave. • Mishawaka, Indiana
Phone: 574.259.1975 ext. 107

Tuesday - 6:00-8:00 p.m. & Friday 10:00 a.m. - noon.

M.A.C. FOOD PANTRY DONATION NEEDS!
Albright UMC has been given a monthly rotation of items to be donated to the Food Pantry.
June: Canned Fruit, Raisins, Toilet Paper
July: Pork & Beans, Chili Beans, Toothpaste