Over the next several weeks we will begin to give serious thought to the concept of stewardship. As a congregation, as we have come through the season of COVID 19 and a new sense of normal, we recognize that challenges personally as well as for our community of faith. There is not one of us who is not concerned about the financial health of Velda Rose United Methodist Church. Beginning this Wednesday, our online messages will present three prefaces to the Stewardship theme “2021 RECOVER +RESTORE”. We will discuss how do we as a congregation revitalize to accomplish Recovery and Restoration? Tune in Wednesdays February 3rd and 10th, and Sunday, February 7th.
We have put our school supply shopping list on our Amazon Smile page! Click to button to go directly to our supply shopping list and Amazon will ship the donation directly to the church!
School Supply Drive
4 Mesa public elementary schools east of our Church has About 2,400 students and 75 – 80% of them qualify for free lunch! They need proper tools to succeed!
Spiral notebooks – wide ruled
Boxes of 24 crayons
Dry erase markers
Shopping Carts will bee on campus during Sunday Services, or drop at the church office. You can also make a cash donation via the Sunday Offering (please note School Supplies on the envelope or memo), or electronically by clicking the button below. Be sure to select the School Supply Fund!
NEW BIBLE STUDY
A morning summer study starting Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 AM in Martin Hall
A Covenant in Christ Jesus
Ruth | 1 Samuel | Matthew | Luke | Ephesians
This summer, our lessons focus on how Jesus fulfilled the Law in the sense that it was given full meaning. Jesus emphasized the deep, underlying messages of the gospel; and this same message is continued through the apostle Paul and the writer of Hebrews. Relationships of faith empower us to live the covenant and spread the gospel message. The writer of the student book lessons is Kevin Baker; the teacher book writer is Timothy Bryan.
A Fulfilled Covenant
The first unit, in four lessons, reveals a new sign of the covenant for Jewish and Gentile believers, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Hebrews, and Colossians. During the celebration of the Passover, Jesus explained to the disciples that he would initiate a new covenant through his death. Paul explains that the sign of the covenant is now a relationship of the heart between God and God’s people, not circumcision.
A Heartfelt Covenant
The four lessons in this unit give new meaning and purpose to the Law. According to Matthew, Jesus began teaching the Law in a way that gave life to the hearer and the doer. Unlike other teachers of the Law, Jesus preached the transforming righteousness of the Kingdom. Jesus challenged the mere external observance of God’s law without internal transformation.
Covenant: A Personal Perspective
The four lessons in this unit focus on personal relationships between people in 1 Samuel, Ruth, and Ephesians. Ultimately, those relationships pave the way for the Messiah. After Christ established the New Testament church, relationships between people have been based on relationship with Christ Jesus. These relationships continue the work of Christ Jesus by spreading the gospel message.
Books are $10 and are available during study sessions, or at the church office.