All new members and visitors are invited to Dessert with the Pastors on Palm Sunday, April 1st at 3:00 PM at the parsonage. This event is a casual time with the pastors for new members and visitors to get to know them a little better. Please RSVP to Holly at HMarkwalter@StMatthewsUMC.org.
Faith and Relationships Workshop, Sunday, 11/13, 1-8 PM
Please save the date: All Senior High Youth are invited to join us for this important workshop about how our Christian values and ethics inform our decisions and choices about relationships, sexuality, and communication. The workshop is for both youth and parents and will emphasize honest communication.
6:30-8—COMBINED SESSION (Youth and Parents)
There is no cost for this program but there is a suggested donation of $25/family. Please RSVP to Grace if you are able to participate so we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you Sunday, 11/13!
As part of our fall stewardship focus on Simplicity, Generosity and Joy: Enough, we are offering two sessions on financial planning on Saturday, October 29th.
Both sessions will include information on the financial risk faces by families, debt management, investing, insurance, and estate planning. The first session, from 9 AM to noon, will provide basic information for younger people and those in the early stages of financial planning. The second session, from 1 to 4 PM, is for those more experienced with financial planning. There is no cost for these sessions, but enrollment is limited, so please sign up by e-mailing Barb Tuceling at email@example.com, indicating which session you’d like to attend. Our presenter, Pat Beagle, is the owner and President of WealthCrest Financial Services, LLC. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) who holds two Masters Degrees, one of which is a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Individual Financial Planning. As an Investment Advisor Representative, Patrick has helped many clients over the past 16 years develop sound financial plans custom tailored to their individual needs.
Born and raised in Illinois, Patrick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1979. Later, he was commissioned, serving most of his career as a Naval Aviator. He transitioned from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel after more than 24 years of service, to open WealthCrest Financial Services. A noted authority and speaker, he has had guest appearances on the local ABC and CBS TV affiliates in Washington, DC and speaks regularly at pre-retirement seminars to raise awareness about financial planning issues. He is also sought as a contributor to print articles on federal and military benefits and has been cited in several major publications including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Investment News, The Washington Post, and Military Times. Patrick is very active in his community and the financial services industry. His volunteer efforts have included pro bono financial planning for injured military personnel and low income individuals referred through local charity organizations. He speaks on topics related to financial planning and works as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association, National Eagle Scout Association, Military Officers Association of America and the Marine Executive Association.
Sunday, October 23rd, is Consecration Sunday, the time when we invite every member to return their estimate of giving form for 2012. Pray about the commitment you would make to Christ for the coming year and then bring your card with you to worship. (Form are being mailed to you this week.)
On the afternoon of Sunday, October 2nd at 4:00 PM there will be a service of the Blessing of the Animals here at St. Matthew’s UMC. Bring your pets, helper animals, or other furry and feathered friends as we celebrate the ways in which God is present to us in and through these animals. Invite your friends and neighbors (human and animal) to this service of worship and blessing. Questions? Contact the Church Office.
All are invited to come to the Family Potluck on Sunday August 14th at 12:30 PM (noon). The picnic is hosted by the Children’s Council and will hotdogs and burgers will be provided. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. There will be activities for the kids so the adults can visit and get to know some of the new families who have moved to the area. Everyone is invited whether you have children or not! So please mark your calendars and plan to attend. We are looking forward to a relaxing picnic and time to catch up with one another! If it rains we will just move inside to the social hall. Questions? Contact Carrie: CSchwab@StMatthewsUMC.org