October Lamplighters

Lamplighters, an adult fellowship group is eating out in October.

Meeting at Bandanas (1st Avenue in Coralville) at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 16.

Order from the menu at your own cost.

Reservations are needed by October 14.

Contact Rita Jensen at 626-2868 or Laurene Kincade at 430-1460 to reserve your spot.

Musical Offerings

ID-100260663Grace Notes meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00—7:00 pm in the music room. This is an adult choir that rehearses every week, singing at the 8:00 am service approximately once a month. A joy of singing is the only requirement. Questions? Contact Lynn Jansen at 936-7164.

Children’s Choirs rehearse each Sunday morning from 8:45—9:00 am. Preschool through 1st grade meet in the corner classroom and 2nd—6th grade meet in the music room. We will sing on the third Sunday of every month at the 9:45 am service and will be working towards presenting a Christmas Pageant in December as well. Questions? Contact Lynn Jansen at 936-7164.

Hand BellAcabella meets on Monday nights from 7:00—8:00 pm in the sanctuary. This is an adult bell choir that meets each week, adding their music to service as pieces are learned. Acabella plays at the 8:00 and 9:45 am services (occasionally at the 11:15 service). Fun, fellowship and making music to praise God! Questions? Contact Jen Richey at 430-6177.

Chime Bar Choir will begin on Sunday, September 27 from 5:00—5:30 pm in the sanctuary. This is for children in 2nd—5th grade with no prior musical bell ringing experience. We learn how to ring the chime bars, how to read the music and we play in the 8:00 and 9:45 am services when we have music prepared. Contact Lynn Jansen at 936-7164.

Youth Bells will begin on Sunday, September 27 from 5:30—6:00 pm in the sanctuary. This is for students in grades 5—12 who have some musical experience. We ring with the bells and play in the 8:00 and 9:45 am services when we have music prepared. Contact Lynn Jansen at 936-7164.ID-100212995

Drummers We are looking for people who have experience with the trap set to play with our Mission and Crossroads bands. Mission meets on Sunday evenings from 8:0010:00 pm and lead worship at the 9:45 am service. Crossroads meets on Thursday evenings from 7:009:00 pm and lead worship at the ll:15 am service. Please contact Lynn Jansen (Mission) at 936-7164 or Jen Richey (Crossroads) at 430-6177.

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Free Birds Mini Golf

Free Birds will be meeting on Friday, September 11, at 7:00 pm at the Airport National Golf Course to play mini-golf. (and maybe an ice cream cone to follow?!?!).  Free Birds is for those people who have sent their last child off to college.  We meet each month for various activities and fellowship.  Questions?  contact Lynn Jansen at 936-7164 or lynnjansen2017@gmail.com
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Continuing Small Groups

                                Exercise Groups
ID-100201751Heavenly Bodies:  Mondays and Thursdays, 8:15 – 9 AM in the sanctuary.  Chair exercise.  Contact:  Judy Bonnet   563-212-0305
Reachers: Tuesday and Thursdays 6-6:45 PM in the sanctuary.  Aerobic dance with weights or with exercise balls.  Contact:  Deb Picone  319-430-3659
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Fellowship Groups
Bucket List Coffee:  Mondays, 9 – 10 AM in church library.  Informal, drop-in group.  Contact Bev at 626-2762
Lamplighters:  once a month, check the calendar, contact Bev at 626-2762
Free Birds:  once a month, check the calendar, contact:  Lynn Jansen  936-7164
                                                                    Study Groups
study36cPrayer Group:  Tuesdays, 7:15 PM in the Library or Pastor’s study
Thursdays, 1:00 PM in the church library.  Praying for our church and community.
Men’s Group:  Mondays, 7:00 in the MOC.  Contact Paul Meade at  400-5242
Men’s Bible Study:  Wednesdays, 6:30 AM at HyVee in Coralville.  Contact Pastor Josh at 563-505-0808
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Morning Men’s Group

We have had a wonderful time in past month meeting on Wednesday mornings at 6:30am at HyVee in Coralville for breakfast and Bible study. If you are considering joining us, I would highly encourage you to do so; it has been a blessing for all of us. We have decided to continue meeting for the next five weeks and evaluating after that if we will continue throughout the summer, we will definitely begin again in the fall.

We have wrestled and discussed some great chapters in Ephesians over the past few weeks; it has been life giving to all of us. I am excited to say that we have three churches joining together for this breakfast; North Liberty First UMC, New Horizons UMC, and Coralville UMC. It’s wonderful to get men together from different churches so we can learn from each other. Even if you can’t make it each week, I encourage you to try and come to as many of them as you can.

Here is the schedule for the next month. I hope to see you there.
June 3 – Ephesians 6
June 10 – Philippians 1
June 17 – Philippians 2
June 24 – Philippians 3
July 1 – Philippians 4

In Christ, Pastor Josh

Calling all Photographers – Llamando a todos los fotógrafos

How can we take our invitation to follow Jesus Christ to the next level?  How can we show how we love one another and spread that love around?  The website is showing an increase in the number of visitors.  The people visiting are bookmarking the website so they may return to see what new activities and articles we are providing.

Our church is a very busy place. We have many ministries, groups, classes and activities occurring weekly.  We have the construction on the expansion coming up this summer.  The contruction will spread our groups and meetings to different meeting places.

We have handheld cameras and cameras on our phones.  I invite everyone to explore their inner photographer.  Are you attending a small group?  Can you take a photograph with some of the persons that receive assistance from our ministries?  Are you feeling “silly” while enjoying fellowship?  Take some pictures and send them along with a note to tell me about them.  I can then share them on the website and invite others to join us as we follow Jesus Christ.

The pictures and descriptions can be sent to Christine Langridge at nlmethodistblog@gmail.com

¿Cómo podemos tomar nuestra invitación a seguir a Jesucristo al siguiente nivel? ¿Cómo podemos mostrar cómo amamos uno al otro y propagación que aman alrededor? El sitio web muestra un aumento en el número de visitantes. Las personas que visitan son marcadores del sitio web para que puedan volver a ver qué nuevas actividades y artículos que estamos proporcionando.

Nuestra iglesia es un lugar muy concurrido. Tenemos muchos ministerios, grupos, clases y actividades que ocurren semanalmente. Tenemos la construcción de la expansión de este verano. La construcción extenderá a nuestros grupos y reuniones a diferentes lugares.

Tenemos portátiles y cámaras en nuestros teléfonos. Invito a todos a explorar su fotógrafo interno. ¿Que está asistiendo a un pequeño grupo? ¿Puedes tomar una fotografía con algunas de las personas que reciben asistencia de nuestros ministerios? ¿Se siente “tonto” mientras disfruta de becas? Tomar fotos y enviarlas junto con una nota que decirme acerca de ellos. Puedo compartirlos en la web y luego invitar a otros a unirse a nosotros mientras seguimos a Jesucristo.

Las fotos y descripciones pueden enviarse a Christine Langridge en nlmethodistblog@gmail.com