Sunday School Begins

Fall Schedule

 

8:00 AM        Traditional  worship in sanctuary

 8:45 AM      Pre-school – First Grade music in Music Room

                      2nd Grade – 6th Grade music in the MOC

                      Adult Classes begin

 9:00 AM             Children’s Sunday School begins

9:30 AM              All Sunday School classes end

 9:45  AM            Contemporary worship in sanctuary

 11:00 AM           Bible study in Spanish in the MOC

                              (Estudio bíblico en español en el MOC.)

English Language Learning (ELL)

Hi all!

In addition to being our Director of Family Ministries, I also run our ELL program here at North Liberty United Methodist Church, where we offer English classes for French and Spanish Speakers. This year we have 25 people in our adult classes, and 20 children each week. We offer tutoring and homework help for the school age children, who often fall behind in school due to the the language barrier. We also have at least 10 children in our nursery rooms each week.

We are seeking your help as volunteers for this Spring.

We are in special need of:

Tutors for children.  We have a growing program for elementary-aged children that focuses on reading and homework help.  Our lead teacher will plan the activities and materials; all you have to do is come willing to help!

Nursery Workers: We have several young children who need someone to care and play with them while their parents are in the English classes. We have two nursery rooms: infant/toddler and preschool age.

Drivers: We are looking for adults who are capable of driving our church 15 passenger van to pick up ELL families in the North Liberty area. This is a 30 minute route. Volunteers can choose to drive the early shift (5:45-615pm) or late (8-8:30pm) or both.

The classes this year will be on Monday nights on January 25- April 18.  Class will be from 6:30p to 8:00p.

Service hours can be given.

 

I have created a Sign up Genius for you to sign up with. Our program is not possible without volunteers, and we hope that you prayerfully consider joining us for at least one night this Spring.

Yours In Christ,
Beth Botsford
Director of Family Ministries
Phone 626-2762
Email nlmfamilies@gmail.com

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New Adult Class

Join a new class that started on Sunday, January 17 from 9:00 – 9:45 am.

We will meet in Pastor Alecia’s office.

Have you ever wondered about Heaven?

Is it for real?  How do we know?

What do I need to do to get there?

Am I good enough?

We hope to be able to answer these questions and more in a seven week class.   We will have an outline of topics, questions and scripture references, but no book.  Along with Pastor Alecia’s sermon series, we hope to find our individual life-changing paths to better understanding of Bible promises about Eternal Life.

Peggy Jedlicka will be facilitator of this class.

The book, “Preparing for Transitions in Life” is available for purchase at $5 per copy.  The book is also available outside the church office for $5 as well.

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Advent Study 2015

An Advent study will begin on November 29 at 9:00 in the library.

This DVD study is based on the book SENT-Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas,  by Jorge Acevedo with, Jacob Armstrong , Justin LaRosa, Rachel Billups and Lanecia Rouse.

Contact Sue Meade for more information at 319-530-0130.

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Saturday, April 25 9:30 am—3:00 pm

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Urbandale, IA

Bishop Trimble will discuss Five Marks of a Methodist, based on a new book of the same title by Steve Harper in the morning.  His topic in the afternoon will be Poverty to Opportunity. Bishop Trimble is eager to spend time in dialogue and answering questions from laity.

The day will include inspirational worship, communion and music.

Three additional special presentations about exciting ministries wilol include:

Women at the Well (prison congregation) with Reverend Lee Schott

Justice for Our Neighbors (legal help for immigrants) with JFON attorneys Brynne Howard and Ann Naffler

Human Trafficking with Teresa Downing, United Methodist Women resource person and Iowa State University faculty.

The Cokesbury bookstore will have a display.  All books purchased or ordered that day will have a 30% discount plus free shipping. Morning coffee and lunch at noon will provide time for fellowship and the sharing of ideas.

To facilitate planning, please preregister online. There will be an incentive for all who register in advance.  No registration fee required, free will offerings accepted.

Questions? Contact barb.mann@iaumc.org.

Heavenly Bodies

A new chair aerobics class has started on Thursday mornings, from 8:15 – 9:00 am in the MOC.  This class will work on condition, flexibility and strength and is geared to those over 50.  The format is easy and fun.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle.  Contact Judy Bonnet at 563-212-0305 for questions about the class.

Online Lenten Study

Lent is a period is 40 days, not including Sundays, when Christians prepare for Easter.  This period of time is used for repentance, self-reflection, moderation and spiritual discipline.  Many times there are group studies to facilitate learning for this period.

Our church is offering the following classes: Lent By The Gospel with Carol Hulbert and Peggy Jedlicka:  24 hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton and Amen by Max Lucado hosted by Jan Calvert
If you are unable to attend on of these classes there are many options available on the world wide web.  iLent.org has a daily reading available.  The following links are the first few readings that are available.

Continued sharing of this website will be under Lent in the category cloud on the homepage.

Comments are encouraged.

2/18/15 Ash Wednesday – To Celebrate Your Love For All People.

2/19/15 A Letter.

2/20/15 I Strive Always To Keep My Conscience Clear Before God And Man.

2/21/15 He Spoke About Faith In Christ Jesus.

2/22/15 He Saw.

2/23/15 Paul’s Case.

Lent A Prayer Of Preparation Video « The Skit Guys

Today we start our 40 day journey through Lent toward Easter.  May this video

Lent A Prayer Of Preparation Video « The Skit Guys.

provide strength, insight, growth, and help with your preparation for Easter.

If you would like further meditations or teachings.  Check out the classes: Lent By The Gospel with Carol Hulbert and Peggy Jedlicka:  24 hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton and Amen by Max Lucado hosted by Jan Calvert