Volume XVIII

March 1, 2009

Number 4

[ Declaring the Love of Jesus & Sharing His Good News Through our Faith In Motion from the Heart of the City ]
A Bimonthly Newsletter
Thriving To Do Our Best Special cut-out flyer

McKendree Church - 523 Church St. - Nashville, TN 37219 More “Magnet Moments!” We want to make sure you are aware of Thrive’s upcoming Book Drive so we’ve added a special cut-out flyer in this edition
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McKendree has always housed a church child care, but 2009 sees this ministry claiming God’s Word, a new name, and a renewed emphasis
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Check out this month’s McKendree birthdays!
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There are several exciting and important events happening this month at McK! Please take a peek inside this new issue to see what’s going on!
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New website!

We’ve been working hard to roll out our new website and it’s finally here! It will be online & fully functional by the first week of March. We hope that you will log on, plug in, & LIVE OUT!
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Thriving To Do Our Best
McKendree has always housed a church child care, but 2009 sees this ministry claiming God’s Word, a new name, and a renewed emphasis - by Laura Padgett & Elaine Shelton
“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” – Psalm 92:13 Our church is blessed with many pregnant mothers, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. These young children need our help to give them a firm foundation on God and let them thrive in Christ through our nursery and preschool ministries. - Refine curriculum for nursery and preschool educational programs - Update finishes and furnishings in nursery and preschool rooms This is the logo for the newly named Thrive Ministry. You will soon see new logo’s popping up all over to denote all of McKendree’s thriving ministries! The idea behind this design is consistent with John 15:5. We call our ministries “Branches,” and the glowing circular pattern is intended to simulate bright and colorful fruit. Each ministry’s logo will feature a distinct color to fill the many branches at McKendree!

We need not only your prayers but also your spiritual, physical, & financial support to accomplish these goals for the children. The first scheduled event is the Thrive Book Drive on March 15th. Please cut out the flyer below this article and put it in a place where you will Here are our immediate goals: be reminded to pray and participate - Expand library of Christ-centered in this event. and themed educational books Thank you for your prayers and - Purchase new craft materials, support! activities and puzzles

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Weekly Bible Readings
March 2-8: Gen. 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Rom. 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 March 9-15: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Cor. 1:18-25; John 2:13-22 March 16-22: Num. 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Eph. 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 March 23-29: Jer. 31:31-4; Psalm 51:1-12; Heb. 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

March 1-16 Birthdays
1 - Barbara Kinnane 4 - Thomas King Steve Porter 5 - Mary Frances Chappell 8 - Sherry Amristead Steve Miller, Jr. 10 - Linda Follmer 11 - Sharon Swinney 12 - Roberta Daws Matt Lane Mary Prince 13 - Richard Hickman Rusty Miles 14 - Linda Foster 16 - Steve Hooper

March thrive Volunteers
1 - Caitlin Congdon Judy Bianchini 8 - Leslie Moore Kathleen Mance 15 - Barbara Muncy Lacey Callaway 22 - Laurie Cooper Gerry Schmutz 29 - Elaine Shelton Susan Elliott Stewart Congdon

Prayer Concerns Odell Carmack (Somerfield Healthcare, Rm 128) Lawrence “Bubba” Adwell (Summit, ICU - Pastor Tom & Beth Allen’s uncle) Bob Leo (Williamson Medical Ctr, ICU - Cindy Ligon’s father) Betty Dawson (home) ATTENTION! The altar flower sign-up sheet has moved. It is now located on the bulletin board across from the Fellowship Hall. Please use this form if you would like to make a dedication or memorial. Usual cost for a Sunday flower arrangement is $40. Our church secretaries, Ruth or Annie Ruth, will contact you for further information about how you would like the dedication to be phrased in the church bulletin.
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Mary Ellis (home) Memorials - A gift in memory of Virginia McWhirter was given by a friend - A gift in memory of William Roberts was given by Mary Mullins - Gifts in memory of Betty Walker were given by Lucy Simmons & Mary Mullins

Financial Report as of February 24, 2009 Giving - $49,844 Expenses - $77,323
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Weekly Events & Activities
* all events at 523 Church St./Worship Center unless otherwise noted Sunday 8:30a Prayer Team (McKendree Room) 9:00a New Wine @ McKendree 9:30a THIRST/Youth ministry 10:00a Adult Bible Study 11:00a Worship Service (communion every 1st Sun. ea. month) Monday 9:30a Ladies’ home Bible study (The St. Paul, Hillsboro Rd., Nashville) Tuesday 9:30a Art Group (Rm 304) Wednesday 4:30p Handbell choir rehearsal 5:30p Dinner (Fellowship Hall, covered dish every 1st Wed.) 6:00p Program/Bible study 7:00p Community Groups Bible study (Library Cafe) Thursday 11:00a Jubilate choir rehearsal (Choir room) Noon Kairos Bible Study (bring a brown bag lunch) 4:00p Transient meal (Fellowship Hall) Saturday 9:00a Saturday Morning fitness ministry (CLC, 520 Commerce St.) 5:00p Mosaic Downtown Fellowship (every 2nd Sat. ea. month)
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