This Sunday in Worship
This Sunday we hope you will join us on Facebook, or You Tube at 11:00am as we celebrate Girl Scout Sunday and our Girl Scouts participate in the service. Our message this week by Pastor Mark is “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”. There will also be a special guest sharing with us – a Man in the Crowd.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Remember to “spring forward” Saturday night/Sunday morning (3/13-3/14) as we enter Daylight Savings Time! Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed and remember to check/change the batteries in your smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors.
RETURN TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP
We will be returning to in-person worship on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 8:30am and 10:30am. We hope you will join us as we once again open our doors for worship. Please note that we will continue to follow the guidelines we had in place in December when we closed due to increased Covid numbers.
TITHE & OFFERINGS: ONLINE OPPORTUNITY
THANK YOU everybody for your continued prayers and financial support, especially over the past several months. Remember, we give because God first gave to us. You can give by dropping off your offering at the church or by mailing it in. You can also coordinate with your financial institution a weekly or monthly draft and have it mailed directly to the church, or you can give through a trusted online resource provided through our conference at the following link: https://www.wnccumc.org/online-donations-to-churches. Thank You again for your faithfulness and generosity as we strive to follow Jesus, make disciples, for the transformation of the world.
SUMMER PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
We are registering now for Summer Preschool. We have classes in June, July, and August. The Program is offered to children ages 2 – 5. We also have a class for K-2nd grade. This is for those FINISHING kindergarten – second grade. The early registration fee will be $25.00 which is due by May 7th. After May 7th, the registration fee will increase to $35.00. This fee reserves your child a spot in our Summer Program and helps with the cost of supplies needed. Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the weeks of June 7, 14 and 21; July 12, 19 and 26; and August 2, 9 and 16. You have the option of choosing which weeks work best for your schedule. The cost is $60.00 a week. If you choose to send your child all three weeks of each month, you receive a $10 discount for that month. The payment is due on the first day that your child attends preschool each month. We missed having our Summer Program last year due to COVID. We look forward to another fun summer at Mt Pleasant If you have questions please contact Amy Howard at 704-483-3087 or email@example.com.
Join Pastor Mark this Lenten season as he invites us to engage in a closer, more personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He will be leading a study on ancient spiritual disciplines and providing applicable resources for nurturing those practices using the Bible and a book entitled: Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson. Young and old are welcome to join us via video conference on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th. Please rsvp to LakeNormanRev@iCloud.com for the video link and more information. Books are $16 and available at the church during regular office hours. We hope you will join us for this personal invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life.
If you would like to place an Easter Lily in the sanctuary in honor or memory of someone for Easter, please contact the church office by Monday, March 22nd. Cost is $10.00. These will be placed in the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday, April 4th.
MT. PLEASANT YOUTH MISSION PROJECT
Our Mt. Pleasant Youth group will be holding a food drive for ECCCM on Sunday, March 28th during their regular meeting time (4:30pm – 6:00pm). You are welcomed to drive by and drop off a donation for your “favorite team” as the youth also celebrate March Madness. For those who cannot come by, there will be a box in the Narthex on Sunday, March 21st and March 28th. You may also drop donations by the church office during regular office hours.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAM EVENT
Our Children’s Ministry Team will be hosting the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday, March 28th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Children from preschool through 6th grade are invited to join us for an Easter egg hunt here on the grounds. Groups will be as follows:
1:00 - 1:45pm: preschool ages
2:00 - 2:45pm: grades K-2
3:00 - 3:45pm: grades 3-6
Each group will have a dedicated “hunt area”. Please note, the back parking lot, ballfield, playground and Pavilion areas will be closed to traffic. Please plan to park in the main side parking lot or at the front of the church.
To sign up for this event, please go to the following link:
Donations of filled eggs (candy/small toys) or individually wrapped candies are welcomed and may be dropped by the church office during regular hours.
OUR FAITHFULNESS AND STEWARDSHIP
February 28, 2021
Weekly Budget: $7,664.00
February 28, 2021: $3,324.00
Remember in Prayer: Concerns of Our Congregation and Community
Kaye Bach, Tom Bone, Libby Crump, Pete Crump, Grady Barringer, Norm Huffman, Vonda Watkins, Katie Thomson, Willene Little, Kristy Buff, Robert Chapman, Hannah Little, Maxine Campbell, Margie Lutz, Donna Helderman
Dustin Sigmon, Jay Mackie, Jeremy Douthit, Darby Monsam, AJ Hodge, Gabriel Goodman
Relatives and Friends
Emily Hinton, Crystal Fish, Steve Lewis, Barry Mellish, Fred Travis, Devyn Blackmore, Butch Danforth, Jeremy Kershey, Jerry Smith, Bruce Hollar, Sally Rogers, Alice Beegle, Cindy Farmer, Carole Ann Simpson, Allen Swink, David Shugart, Lula Coley, John McBride, Carol Conner, Carole Pendleton, Billy Clayton, Joe & Christine Harper, Jimmie Gantt, Paul McKean, Barbara Chappell, Peggy Gentle, Betty Jean Wiggins, Adam Hoffman, Lucas Willis, Kathy Ethridge, Lorie Archer, Ron Summers, Jerri Connor, Ron Young, Jerry Wayne Dellinger, Ned Story, Jameson Milburn, Roy Helton, Chuck Phillips, Rosemary Carr, Grace Marie Roper, Carolyn Setzer, Norma & Mack Glymph, Joyce Poovey, Evelyn Philips, Wade Crouse, Jackie Lemmond, Mandy Merchant, Clay Parker, Merle Robbins, Pam Robinette, Andy Schible, JP Simon, Bob Peeler, Debbie Jones, Ashlee Magnuson, Margaret Pitincher, Nadine Fullen, Paul Smyer, Junior & Barbara Wellings, Marty Hilderbrand, Eugene Lefeber, Mark Gross, Ginny Ward, Jeff Herman, Lisa Hall, Dwight Bell, Dave Byers, Peggy Way
Assisted Living or Nursing Homes
Paulette Callaway, Glennie Harbinson, Helen Mabrey, Sonja McCarn
Ron & Kay Bach, Donna Mundy, Betty Lineberger
On the Calendar
Sunday, Mar. 14
11:00am Worship Service via Facebook & You Tube
3:00pm MtP Mules Softball Practice
4:30pm Youth Group (Youth Center)
Monday, Mar. 15
12:00pm Circle #1 (Parlor)
6:30pm Girl Scouts (Parlor, Alex Sigmon Room, Harold Robinson Room, Serendipity Room, Work Room)
6:30pm Finance Committee (via phone conference)
Tuesday, Mar. 16
7:00pm Boy Scouts (Youth Center, CLC, Pavilion)
5:30pm Chancel Choir
6:00pm Cub Scouts (Parlor, Harold Robinson Room, Serendipity Room, Youth Center)
6:00pm Travel League Softball Practice (Ballfield)
6:30pm Lenten Study w/Pastor Mark (via Zoom)
7:30pm Joyful Noise Praise Band
Thursday, Mar. 18
7:00pm Travel League Softball Practice (Ballfield)