A NEWSLETTER ABOUT MISSIONS AT MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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For more information about anything you see in this newsletter, visit the Missions pages on Marvin’s web site (www.mumc family.org/ ministry/ missions).
As a response to the season of Lent and our call to “be Christ” in our community, we are having another Great Day of Service Feb. 27! This church-wide missions event is for all ages (nursery care will be provided for the very young) and will provide a wide variety of service projects in the Tyler area. A special
family project at the East Texas Food Bank has also been designed for this day!
work site. The work day will conclude around 3 p.m.
The day will kick-off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in Pirtle Hall. After a great meal and a devotional, we will break up into work teams. There will be service opportunities for all skills and interests. Lunch will be provided on each
To sign up, pick up a registration form in the Welcome Center or visit the Marvin web site. Let your light shine in Tyler on Feb. 27!
Russia trip preparations
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: David Nichols to be honored
Texas Mission of Mercy
Marvin Day at Bethesda
A soldier’s letter
Help Haiti victims
Our 2010 mission team to Russia is beginning preparations for their summer trip to Tomsk, Siberia. Please pray for our team members as they plan for this trip. These missionaries will work with the orphans, work in the transitional center and will have a construction project at Tomsk United Methodist Church. For more information about missions in Russia, contact team leader
George Brigman (email@example.com).
Sweet Sunday Sweet Sunday is Feb. 14. Bring canned fruit to help the East Texas Food Bank feed hungry children and seniors in our community. Collection tubs will be around the church.
Dr. Nichols with a Texas Mission of Mercy patient.
David Nichols to be honored In 2004, Bethesda Clinic created The Doctor Luke Society to honor physicians who demonstrate a loving and caring spirit that reaches out to those in our community who
cannot afford adequate medical care. Honorees are chosen because they reflect the characteristics of Luke who was referred to by the Apostle Paul, in Colossians 4:14, as the "beloved physician." Luke's writings reflect his commitment to respect all people, his concern for the poor
and his hope for God's mercy and forgiveness for all. On Feb. 5, Dr. David Nichols will be inducted into this honored group of physicians. Past Marvin honorees include Dr. Patrick Thomas, Dr. Duane Andrews and Dr. Gary Kimmel.
Texas Mission of Mercy Our church is responsible for enlisting support service volunteers and medical volunteers.
Marvin is one of the major sponsors for the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) to be held in March.This communitywide effort will offer dental care and spiritual care to hundreds of adults in need. It will be the sixth TMOM to be held in Tyler. The base of operations for TMOM will be at Bethesda Health Clinic, lo-
cated next to First Baptist Church on Ferguson Street. Our church is responsible for enlisting support service volunteers such registration workers, data entry workers, van drivers, security and hospitality volunteers.We also need dentists, dental assistants and nurses to help with the medical services.
SCHEDULE Friday, March 26—prescreen day at TJC that morning and afternoon; volunteer dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Marvin Saturday, March 27— TMOM treatment day at Bethesda Clinic For more information on how you can be involved, contact Melissa Brigman in the Missions office.
Marvin Day at Bethesda Many volunteers including five doctors and two dentists represented Marvin at Bethesda Health Clinic on Jan. 9. Fifty patients were able to get excellent medical and dental care thanks to HEARTS
mission hearts and mission hands from our church. Thanks to the medical and support volunteers for making this mission outreach a true healing ministry. Marvin Church takes
over Bethesda four times a year and provides special Saturday clinics. For more information, contact Marvin’s Bethesda coordinator, Joseph Mitchum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Menders trip to Sterlington Visit the Menders photo album on Marvin’s web site for more pictures of this weekend trip to Sterlington, Louisiana, to work on Pastor David Brown’s church.
2010 mission dates Feb. 5—Give Kids a Smile Day
April 27—Staff Day of Service
Feb. 27—One Great Day of Service
May 3—SPCF Golf Tournament
March 26—TMOM Prescreen Day and Volunteer Dinner
June 18-26—Mission Week
Dec. 6-10 and 13-17—Secret Santa’s Workshop
March 27—Texas Mission of Mercy April 17—Empty Bowls
July 20-Aug. 3—Mission Trip to Russia Oct. 3—Missions Fair Oct. 17-22—UMCOR Depot
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Bits and pieces DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS: MELISSA BRIGMAN MBRIGMAN@ MARVINUMC.COM
Communion offering Our February Communion 0ffering will go to UMCOR for the disaster in Haiti. On Jan. 12, a 7.0 earthquake devastated this third-world country. Your donation should be marked “Haiti” or “UMCOR.” Thank you, mission hearts! Military Care letter My name is Olivia Santos and I’m currently deployed onboard the USS Nimitz. I’m one of the luckiest people to receive your care package and greetings. We appreciate all the efforts and support that you are providing to our fellow military members. Thank you very much. Empty Bowls
We’re on the Web! www.mumcfamily. com/ministry/ missions
The Missions Team of Marvin United Methodist Church will sponsor their seventh annual hunger awareness event called Empty Bowls at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. This event which raises funds for local hunger relief efforts will feature a ticketed dinner event (served in bowls, of course!) with a lot of inspiration and an auction you won’t want to miss! Tickets will go on sale March 21.
Newsletter about missions at Marvin UMC