8th Sunday after Pentecost
Just these lines, my friends …
… to remind you that I’m taking a few weeks of rest and renewal and will return on September 6. Read the FAQ about my time away.
You are in the best of hands with our pastors, Paul, Corey, Roldan and Jenny. Be sure to join us for worship every Sunday morning in person, live online when you are traveling, or throughout the week on our youtube.com/matthewsumc channel.
May you and yours enjoy a restful summer season and a renewed connection with God and the church.
Ministry Made Possible by Your Giving, Serving & Loving!
This past Saturday, the Matthews UMC Music Ministry presented an Ice Cream Social and A Night on Broadway as a fundraiser to hire instrumentalists for our Christmas Concert scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2022. (Mark your calendars now!) Our 50-person choir for the evening, which included some additional folks from our community, performed for a group of well over 300 people. There was standing room only in the Gym with additional folding chairs being added to accommodate the large crowd; it was an amazing night!
The MUMC Orchestra performed two numbers, the Choir sang medleys from Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, we heard 21 soloists, two duets and a wanna-be ventriloquist. The most awesome thing was seeing 16-year-olds singing alongside 80-year-olds. Everyone was entertained!
Thank you to Sam Hatcher for driving two busloads of residents from Windsor Run so they could enjoy an evening out. This was truly a community event filled with laughter and fun!
Featured Videos from the Devotional Archives
Members of our staff have selected some video devotionals from our archives to feature here. Watch this devotional about how we should look at the simple things when it comes to our spiritual life, titled A Glass of Sweet Tea. Click here to watch.
This Sunday in Worship
We invite you to join this Sunday in person or online at 8:15 am (traditional – in person only), 9:30 am (contemporary), 11:00 am (traditional) or 12:30 (Spanish – in person only).
Rev. A.J. Thomas, Director of Client Relations of the United Methodist Foundation of Western N.C., will be with us in our morning services. His message is titled: Choosing the Better Part from Luke 10:38-42.
In our Spanish-speaking CCH community, Pastor Roldan’s message is titled: Take Care of Healthy Doctrine from 2 Timothy 1:8-14.
And now, as always, during these strange, uncertain, and hopeful days, remember … God does God’s best work in moments like this.
Did you know that the 2nd quarter Giving Statements were emailed Tuesday, July 26, which included a financial update letter from Pastor Paul? Please read that letter here.
Did you know that the campers at Rainbow Express Camp collected canned food for local food pantries? The Rainbow Express Ministries young adult group loaded the donations and will be delivering to area food pantries this week.