What’s happening in our Morgan Hill UMC Community this week?

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Christmas Toy Collection: Now through December 11, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Edward Boss Prado Foundation’s toy drive to benefit children in South Santa Clara County.  Bring the unwrapped toys to church so they can be taken all together to the Foundation.  See more info in the picture at left (click for full size view).

Children’s Sunday School:  Sunday School meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.  Sunday school still needs 2 teachers and 2 helpers.  If you are able to volunteer at least one Sunday a month, the help would really be appreciated.  All curriculum and support will be provided.  Please see Jeannie Clayton for more information.

Youth Group:  The Youth Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month with the Advent Lutheran Church’s Youth Group at 10:45am. Please contact Grace Brawn if you have any questions.

Ushers and Greeters Are Needed: Ushers and Greeters are leaders in the church tasked with offering a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our doors and serve in a significant role ensuring the guest experience during worship is exceptional through radical hospitality. This ministry is vital for helping all our guests feel welcomed and to start to create a sense of belonging. If you are interested please contact Trish Catalano for more information.

Nursery/Preschool Room:  It is now ready for our little ones who are having a little too much fun during the Worship Service. It is a self-service nursery (there is no staff present) but there are toys, books, a crib, changing table, plus, if you need it, there is sound in there so you won’t miss a minute of the service. It is located off the Library directly behind the Sanctuary.

The latest “Good News” newsletter, for November/December is here.

If you missed Worship on Sunday you can watch the service on our website.

Other notes:

  • The 988 Lifeline:  This Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.   988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)  Call 988 or visit their website https://988lifeline.org/
  • Choir: Choir rehearsals are Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.  We welcome all talent and all voices who would like to make a joyful noise!    See Choir Notes for details.
  • Church Directory:  We have an updated church directory completed.   Please email Denise at dkmelroy@gmail.com if you would like either a hard copy or a soft copy or both.  We would like to avoid making any unnecessary paper copies.
  • Flowers for the Altar:  Janet Tuttle has graciously volunteered to be the chair for the Flower committee.  If you would like to help make our church altar beautiful with live flowers (either cut or replantable), please consider signing up for a Sunday to bring flowers.  If you would like to bring flowers for a special occasion, please indicate that on the sign up sheet that is  posted in the Fellowship Hall.
  • United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR): When a disaster strikes in the United States, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) serves as the primary channel for United Methodist assistance. In the short term, UMCOR provides funds to partners to distribute food, hygiene supplies, shelter, and other basic supplies. In the long term, the agency works with local partners toward recovery and reconstruction.  The apportionments that our church and other United Methodist Churches donate directly benefit UMCOR.  If you’d like more information about how you can help, please see the UMCOR page.
  • United Methodist Committee On Relief – Ukrainian Response (UMCOR):  As we watch the horrors unfold in Ukraine, if you would like to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country, please see this UMCOR page.  This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
  • Reach Out food collection.  We are collecting non-perishable food donations for Reach Out again now that we are meeting in person.   This is a wonderful opportunity to give to some of the less fortunate members of our community.  Please bring food items to the Sunday worship service and put in the basket during offering, or put food items in a bag and drop the groceries off directly at Reach Out during their operating hours. See more about Reach Out on our Giving page.