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Our Mission: East End UMC: a community of accepting believers, where everyone can find a place to serve God while making our community a better place.

Weekly Announcements

Letter from Council  of Bishops – Finding our Way in a Time of Uncertainty and Opportunity
United Methodist Church bishops are calling on members of the denomination to engage in respectful conversations amidst growing conflict over political, religious and justice issues in many places in our world.

November 10, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 4:1-2 admonishes us “to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Click HERE to continue reading letter from Council of Bishops.

Christmas Play Rehearsals Continues each Sunday through December 10 from 5-6pm.  A dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9:30-11am. The play will take place during the 8:30am worship service on December 17. Children in first grade and above are welcome!

Thanksgiving Turkeys – East End’s own Boy Scout Troop 3 will hold its annual turkey fry on Wed., November 21. Turkeys are $55 and will be available for pickup noon-4pm. Proceeds support outdoor activities and equipment. Reserve your turkey at www.nashvilletroop3.com or call Val at 615-497-3706.

End UMC is blessed with many talented visual artists and singer/songwriters. On November 30 and December 1, we will showcase and celebrate them in our Fellowship Hall. From 5:30 to 7:00pm you are invited to view the art and interact with our artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Thistle Farms. From 7:00 to 8:00pm we will gather in the sanctuary and be entertained by our singer/songwriters. On Friday night, there will be a live auction of art pieces created by East End Children.

 


Upcoming Events for East End Children

The Nutcracker
Bridget Byrd is performing in the Nutcracker on:
Dec. 2 – 2p
Dec. 10 – 2p
Dec. 17 – 6.30p
Dec. 22 – 2p
The code for a 20% discount is SNOWYKIDS if you order the tix before Dec. 1.

Theater Bug – Winter Concert
In the Cast:  Graham McCoy, Rowan McCoy,  and Timberlake Pieper
Dec. 8-10

From Karlene and Jim Polk – There is good news from the earthquake epicenter in south central Mexico! We want to share with you about a ministry there that has been making a difference for a long time and is now in the midst of a great opportunity to further serve in the aftermath of mid-September earthquakes–Give Ye Them to Eat (GYTTE). Started by United Methodist missionaries, its Tree of Life Center focuses on low-tech, sustainable construction and agriculture. It also provides training for village women in preventative health. The center’s structures suffered mainly cosmetic damage while many surrounding buildings were destroyed. Non-governmental organizations are partnering with GYTTE in training villagers to use appropriate technologies and native materials such as compacted earth and straw bales, which will result in sustainable re-construction and improved living conditions. You can be a part of this effort by writing a check to East End and designating it for GYTTE, Code #07629A—it will go as an Advance Special gift to the UM Board of Global Ministries. Or by purchasing greeting cards that will be available at the Holiday Music and Art Celebration on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. To learn more, go to www.gytte.org!

Section of I-24 in Downtown Nashville Closed This Weekend

Men’s Morning Coffee – Tuesday at 7 am at Bongo East – We’ll share what’s going on in our lives and pray
for one another in this laid-back setting. Questions to leebridges@gmail.com.