June Mission Trip

Join EPIC youth June 26-29 in helping the residents of Washington, Illinois as they recover from the tornado that devastated their community on November 17th last year.

Mission trips are more than the work we accomplish they give hope, develop faith & bond us together.

This trip is open to everyone with a heart for service.  We expect to helping to clean up debris left by the tornado, assisting in the distribution center and other needed work.  You don’t need to be skilled in construction just willing to help out.  Children under 12, not involved in EPIC may attend and work with their parents on approval by our host.

We will be working with Bethany Community Church who will provide lodging in their building, lunch and organize our work crews for us.  Lodging at BCC’s facility will have showers and restrooms with separate rooms for men and women.  We recommend bringing a cot or inflatable mattress and bedding.  We will provide breakfast and dinner at BCC along with an evening worship time.

If you prefer to stay in a local hotel or camper please let us know and we can help make arraignments.  We hope you will join us for our dinner and worship time.

We will be working in crews of 8-12 organized by BCC on Friday and Saturday.  If you wish to work on Sunday we will need to coordinate work with another agency so we need to know when you sign up.

Sign up and payment due by May 20th  Space at BCC is limited to about 25 

The cost for food and lodging is $30 per day if you wish to travel in the church van we ask for $10.00 to cover gas and expenses.  T-shirts are available from BCC for $20.00.        Family rates available for families with children.

Contact us to turn in your registration form or with questions:

Lucy Hershberger:  319-430-9488 email theranch@southslope.net

Mandy Moellering:  319-321-8609  nlfumcyouthandchildren@gmail.com

Josh Rath 319-351-2491  pastorjoshrath@gmail.com

Building community

Do you have a heart for outreach in our community?  Is God calling you to do something new?  If you are looking for a new and different way to be Christ’s hands and feet in North Liberty, please join us.

We are beginning the process of gathering folks excited about building a stronger, connected, supportive community in North Liberty.  We want to invite you to participate with us at one of the gatherings on:
Thursday, 3/27 – 7 PM at First United Methodist Church (in the church library)
Thursday, 4/3 – 7 PM at Life Church
Sunday, 4/6 – 11:30 AM at Grace Community Church (room #306 in the east wing)
The purpose of our gatherings is to talk about where God is leading us into ministry outside our walls. We have some results of community listening posts from last year, which may serve as a beginning for the discussion, but we want to spend most of our time talking together about each other’s ideas and thoughts on building community.

Pictorial Directory

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It’s time to make additions to our new pictorial directory.  If you have recently joined our church or if you didn’t get your picture in the last directory, or if you don’t like the last picture, here is your chance.  Thursday, April 10, is the date we will have a photographer here to do pictures from 2:00 – 8:30 pm.  Anyone who participates will receive a 20% portrait discount on any purchase.  To sign up, just follow the link here.

American Winter

Come to a free screening of the documentary American Winter on Thursday, March 13th, beginning at 6:30 pm. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion including local organization and community leaders with light refreshments.   Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter documents the experiences of eight families struggling to meet their basic needs and turning to social services for assistance after facing unforeseen financial setbacks. Through the stories of these eight families, the impacts of rising poverty and economic insecurity for American families are explored, and the ramifications of America’s weakening social safety net are demonstrated.

Peacemakers overnight

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to a Peacemakers overnight on February 21.  Have parents drop you off at 7:00 pm on Friday and pick you up at 8:00 am on Saturday.  Come enjoy crafts, games, movies and fun.  Bring sleeping bag and pillow.  Cost is $5 per person.  Please RSVP to Mandy at 319-626-2762.

Parents Night Out

Register your kids for a great night of activities, games, food and fun sponsored by our EPIC youth group!

Saturday February 15, 4-8 PM

Proceeds go to support youth activities and mission trips to Colorado and Illinois. For more information or to register your kids, contact Mandy Moellering or Josh Rath at 319-626-2762 or nlfumcyouthandchildren@gmail.com.

Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria is our Christmas project this year.  For just $10 you can purchase and insecticide-treated bed net.  Your gift will help reach the goal of 2 million nets to protect families and save lives.  Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of malaria.  Today, because of your dedicated and generous support, malaria’s impact has been cut in half.  According to the World Health Organization, this disease now claims a life every 60 seconds.  Watch for more information as we continue into the Christmas season.