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300 E Washington St, Kirksville, MO 63501 | 660-665-7712
Sunday Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am
Sunday School for All Ages 9:30 am
Our Weekly News Update
Sunday February 18 @ First UMC 
Morning Worship at 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.

We hope you will join us in worship this Sunday! Julie Mikolajczak will provide special music at both services.

Youth & Children Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. K - 5th grade meet upstairs in Temple Room. Youth 6th-12th grade meet downstairs in Youth Gathering Room. Pre-K Sunday School and Nursery are on the main floor, east wing. Nursery is also available during worship.

Cup of Faith Sunday School meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. for a video study and discussion.

Confirmation Class continues to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 202. 

High School Mystery Dinner, 6pm on Sunday. Middle school youth will not meet this week – see you Feb. 25!

Throughout the Week @ First UMC

Tuesday Night Worship 7 p.m. at the Momentum House (903 S. Davis). People of all ages are invited to join us for this 45 minute worship service.

Wednesday: 3rd – 5th Grade Club 3:16: 3 – 5 p.m. 

Renew: Deepening Our Faith Together adult class meets from 6 – 7 p.m. in Room 202.

Handbell Practice Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 

Kids’ Night Out, Friday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. for children ages 6 weeks – 5th grade.

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Over Coffee meets at 7:45 a.m. at Hardee’s each Thursday morning. Enjoy Bible study on this week’s lectionary Scripture and fellowship with others. New people are always welcome to join.

Looking Ahead 
Communion Server Training: For those who would like to help serve Holy Communion on a rotating basis, Sunday, Feb. 25 at either 9:30 a.m. or 11:50 a.m. Contact Rev. Jennifer for more information.

Monday, February 26 – Church Board, 7 p.m.

March 9-10 – Join other youth from around the district for the 2018 Camp Jo-Ota youth rally. Start your spring break with spirit! Contact Miss Theresa to sign up.

Applications for the Chester & Lola Bell Memorial Scholarship are available in the church office or from Theresa Melnick. This is a one-time scholarship for church members continuing their education, due 4/ 15.

Service Opportunities
Pantry for Adair County Mobile Food Pantry will be this Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Able to volunteer? Come out to Truman Farm at 1816 S. Boundary Street to lend a hand.

Love spending time with children? There are a few openings in our children’s Sunday School classes for teachers and assistants. Contact Theresa Melnick.

Lay Ministry Classes will be offered on Saturday, March 17. If you are interested in learning more about Spiritual Gifts, Leading Prayer, Basics of Lay Ministry, Simplified Board Leadership, or Lay Preaching, consider signing up for this day of education & fellowship held at Camp Jo-Ota. Registration forms are in the church office or can be found at www.marktwaindistrictumc.org 

February’s Food Pantry item is cereal. Collection bins are outside the church office and in the chapel hallway. 

Online Giving is now available as an additional option for contributing to the ministries and missions of Kirksville First UMC, either as a one time or recurring secure donation. (Text giving also possible – contact the office for more information.)  https://firstumckirksville.breezechms.com/give/online 

Lent and Easter at Kirksville First UMC

Throughout Lent
Lenten Devotional guides are available outside the sanctuary.
Sunday Morning Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
Youth meet on Sunday evenings, 6 p.m. on Feb. 25, Mar. 4, 18, 25 at the church.
Tuesday Night Worship is an intimate midweek gathering of praise & worship, Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. at Momentum House, 903 S. Davis. (Feb. 27 & Mar 27 on campus).
Club 3:16 for 3rd – 5th graders meets 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesdays. 
Renew: Deepening Our Faith Together class for adults meets on Wednesdays from 6–7 p.m. Come deepen your faith as we explore church history, our Wesleyan theology, social justice, and practicing our faith in daily life. This class is co-led by Jennifer and Scott.
Over Coffee meets Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. at Hardee’s for lively discussions of the week’s lectionary Scriptures.

Holy Week
Palm Sunday, March 25, 8:15 & 10:45 morning worship.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m. Remember the Last Supper of Jesus and the disciples as we worship through a shared meal.
Good Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. A service of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for the sin of the world.
Easter Sunrise Meditation, Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m.
Easter Morning Worship, Sunday, April 1 at 8:15 & 10:45 a.m.