Pastor: Rev. Dave Ledford
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Regular Worship Schedule
September - June
9:45 Adult Sunday School
Upper Room Prayer
10:00 Children's Worship and
Sunday School (prek-12th grade)
10:15-10:45 Prayer and Praise Time
11:00 Worship Service
3rd Monday of the month Sarah and Naomi Circles combined on Zoom @ 7pm
1st Saturday of every month from 10am - 12pm!
All are welcome!
Covered Dish Dinners
2nd Friday of the Month @ 6:30pm (September- June)
(alternate hosting with Buddtown UMC)
2020 ONLINE VBS
Due to COVID-19, our 2020 VBS will be online. But don't worry, we have some great ideas that we are sure will be entertaining, fun and educational for our young disciples. Here is some info to get you excited for this year's VBS:
What: Easter, All Saint's Day (Halloween), Thanksgiving and Christmas each get their own day. Decorations, lessons and activities will all revolve around that day's holiday. Get your Easter candy, Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas toys ready to celebrate the holidays!
When: 7pm August 24-28 on VUMC's Facebook page.
Who: Young disciples between the ages of 2 and 13.
How to register: click here.
Vincentown United Methodist Church
Youth Group - 7:30 pm
Midweek Prayer Service - 7pm on Facebook
Bible Study on Zoom - 10am and 7pm
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Summer 2020
We as the Church have learned many new lessons during this pandemic; and even some old ones. We’ve learned one of the oldest lessons of the Christian Church; that the Church is not a building. The Church is the people. For the last four months, we have seen exactly what that looks like. For the last four months, the inability to go inside the church has not stopped us from worshiping, it hasn’t stopped us from serving, and it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming hopeful dreams about the future. The Church has continued on because WE are the Church!
The church has continued, and will continue, to worship online through Facebook Live. Using that technology which wasn’t available to previous generations, we have been able to continue hearing musical selections from Sue Mansfield (and her grandson Aaron, too). We have been able to continue hearing God’s Word spoken and preached through these online worship services. Honestly, although the delivery of sermons may be different, the way I put a sermon together has not changed at all. We have been able to continue praying with each other every week. And we have even gathered new worshipers through our online worship services. Please, though, remember those in our congregation who do not have access to these online worship services. They haven’t worshiped in three months. Please join in me in reaching out to them and letting them know that we are still praying for them and that we miss them.
The Church has continued to be in service to our community. Thanks to the incredible work done by Deb, Jenny, Nancy, Carole, Lisa, Livy, Tiffy, Patti, Wayne, George and Missy, we have been able to reach a growing amount of people in our community. I have also been continuing my work in the community as the Fire Chaplain attending and praying at emergency response team meetings, making phone calls as a chaplain for the hospital and serving as the charter representative for the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Through all of these services, the witness of Jesus Christ and the Good News is being spread even in the midst of a pandemic. That, as we learned in our Bible Study, makes a huge impact on the world. The Church is seen as a source of hope and comfort when they are needed the most.
The Church has continued in Christian Education. Our Youth Group has been meeting on Zoom every Tuesday since the pandemic began. We are still virtually seeing each other’s faces and hearing each other’s voices. We are still reading and studying scripture and we are still finding new ways to have fun with each other while learning about God.
I thank God for the ability to continue these important aspects of church life. But we have not only continued ministries, we have also started new ones. We completed a ten-week Bible Study on finding hope during quarantine and pandemic. On Thursday, July 16th we will start a new study using the Upper Room. We have also started a virtual online midweek prayer service featuring myself, a lay reader, and the youth group. That has been so well received that we will also be adding those same elements to the music and invitation videos at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.
We are also inspiring the people of the church to come up with new ministries and new ways of reaching people in our community in these difficult days. Lisa, Livy and Tiffy have been collecting food for our Food Pantry and they did so well that they were able to basically completely stock and finance our Food Pantry for the whole month of June. They have done so well that we are exploring ways to expand their outreach to new areas of our community. I can’t wait to share with you all of those great ministries and I invite you to participate and help us come up with some too!
So, even though the church building has been closed, we certainly have not stopped being the church. I know that I personally am doing more ministry now than I ever have before. I know that our church members are thinking about ministry in new ways, are thinking about the needs of our community and are thinking about ways in which they can help address those needs. I sincerely thank all of you for your service and your prayers. I also thank all of you for your grace, patience and understanding as I figure out the best ways to do ministry in this unprecedented situation.
Grace and Peace,
*NEW!! You can now give to our church online with one-time payments, or recurring payments by clicking here!!
THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BUT WORSHIP AND MISSION NEVER STOP!
*Reverend Dave will be on Facebook Live at 11am every Sunday morning offering an online worship service.