Announcements


Online Giving
ONLINE GIVING

We have an exciting program to announce! Pushpay is available to allow you to now make online donations to the Holden United Methodist Church. As we work to bring you this new technology, we will soon have an app available to download on your phone and will eventually include live streaming of our worship services. We thank you in advance for your patience as we move forward in our efforts to make accessing our church easier for even more people!
Visit: Pushpay.com/pay/holdenumc

Our Response to God's Generosity
God, you are the Giver of All Good Gifts and Graces. Grow in us the wisdom to know that all we have to give is in our hands only because You have given to us. May the gifts we have been given and the gifts we share reflect the depth of our gratitude for your many blessings. We pray this in the holy name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen

Here are a couple of options in which you may give:

  • By texting holdenumc give to 833-748-4001, following the instructions that follow
  • By mailing to Holden UMC; 605 E 10th St, Holden MO 64040

We are grateful for your faithfulness and generosity.


Fellowship Time Worship & Sunday School
WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL

Join Us on Sunday Mornings!
  • Morning Coffee, Donuts, and Juice in the Fellowship Hall at 8:30 am
  • Morning Worship starts at 9:00 am
  • Sunday School begins at 10:15 am
Live stream services are available on our Facebook page, on Sundays at 9:00 am.
Recorded services are on our Messages page.

A Nursery is available for babies and preschool children.

Reminder: In case of inclement weather, all church activities and the church office will be closed IF the Holden RIII school district is closed.

If you have an e-mail address and did not receive this month's newsletter, please notify the office.

SUNDAY FOCUS SCRIPTURE: Luke 15:20-24

Read, pray over each of these scriptures, and hear the message God is speaking to you: Proverbs 23:24; Proverbs 3:11-12; Psalms 103:13; Ephesians 5:25-33

Vacation Bible School
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Holden United Methodist Church is eagerly preparing for its upcoming Vacation Bible School (VBS), scheduled to take place from July 21st to 25th.

This annual event promises a week filled with faith, fun, and fellowship for children of all ages. Under the theme "Exploring God's Wonders," VBS aims to engage young hearts and minds through interactive lessons, creative activities, and meaningful worship experiences. Participants can look forward to engaging Bible stories, lively songs, exciting games, and hands-on crafts that emphasize God's love and the wonders of His creation.

Held at the church grounds, VBS at Holden United Methodist Church invites families to join together in nurturing spiritual growth and building lasting friendships within the community.


Save the Date
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

July 21 - 25
Volunteers needed for Vacation Bible School. Sign-up in the lobby.

Thursday, July 11
VBS decorating work day begins at 6:00 pm

Saturday, July 13
VBS decorating work day begins at 10:00 am

What's needed for VBS decorations:
Large pieces of cardboard at least 2' x 3'.
Large pieces of foam board at least 1/4 inch thick.
Acrylic paint in red, yellow, green, and blue.
Balls of all kinds, shapes, and sizes.
Silver and black Sharpies.

Tuesday, July 16
Senior Bingo - Lunch starts at 11:00 am

Wednesday, July 17
Women meet at 1:00 pm

Thursday, July 18
The Finance/Administrative Council meets at 6:30 pm

Saturday, July 20
The Service Day Workers meet at 7:00 am
Youth Night meets at 5:30 pm

We're always planning meaningful gatherings and activities for our community. Be sure to check back regularly so you don't miss out on the wonderful experiences we have in store for you. Your participation is always valued and greatly appreciated.

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays
  • The Grace Gang meets at 6:00 pm
Tuesdays
  • Baby Grace is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • The Cooking Club meets every Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Wednesdays
  • The Methodist Women meet every month on the 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
  • All Stars and Elevate meet each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.
  • Supper Snacks are served at 5:30 pm
  • Next Gen Ministries meet at 6:00 pm (All Stars- children) (Elevate Youth)
  • The Choir begins practice at 6:00 pm
  • Our Praise Team meets at 6:30 pm
  • The Band starts rehearsals at 7:00 pm

United Women in Faith
UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH

The Methodist women meet every month on the 3rd Wednesday at 1:00. Won't you join us?

The next Meeting will be on July 17.

Meetings after that are:
August 21, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 16, 2024
November 20, 2024
December 18, 2024

The United Women In Faith of Holden United Methodist Church epitomizes a dynamic assembly of women united by their unwavering devotion to faith. Within the embrace of Holden United Methodist Church, these women form a resilient community that embodies the teachings of Jesus Christ. Through shared spiritual growth, compassionate support, and collective action, the United Women In Faith forge connections that nurture both their journeys and the betterment of their local and global communities. Rooted in the spirit of unity and empowerment, this group exemplifies the heart and soul of Holden United Methodist Church's commitment to fostering faith, camaraderie, and positive change.

Next Gen Ministries
NEXT-GEN MINISTRIES

At Holden United Methodist Church, Next Gen Ministries stands as a vibrant hub nurturing the faith and growth of the next generation. Dedicated to guiding and empowering young hearts, this ministry creates an inclusive space where children, teenagers, and young adults discover the profound love of Jesus Christ. Through engaging programs, interactive teachings, and meaningful activities, Next Gen Ministries cultivates a community where youths build lasting connections, explore their faith journey, and embrace their unique roles in shaping a compassionate and purposeful world. With a committed team of mentors and a spirit of unwavering support, this ministry at Holden United Methodist Church fosters a foundation of faith, equipping the next generation to thrive and lead with grace, compassion, and unwavering faith in Christ.

Church Fundraiser
CHURCH FUNDRAISER

Join us on a momentous journey as we come together for a noble cause at our upcoming church fundraiser. We are dedicated to enhancing the accessibility and convenience of our beloved church by initiating a transformative project to pave our parking lot with durable, smooth concrete. Our mission begins with the addition of specially designated handicap parking spots, ensuring seamless access for every member of our cherished community.

But our vision extends far beyond the parking lot. With your invaluable support, we aspire to introduce cutting-edge automatic doors, elevate the church lighting for an immersive and enlightening experience, and expand the concrete pathways to foster a more welcoming environment for all our members and visitors. Additionally, we seek to revitalize the aesthetics of our sacred space by exploring the possibility of installing contemporary countertops, creating a modern and refreshed ambiance that resonates with the values of our vibrant congregation.

Join us as we embark on this inspiring journey towards a more accessible, inviting, and spiritually uplifting community hub, fostering an inclusive haven that embraces the essence of our faith.

Baby Grace
BABY GRACE

Baby Grace is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
We Provide diapers and baby wipes for those in our community who need help.

We would like to thank everyone for the donations of diapers and wipes. A huge thank you to the UMW for the diaper and wipes donation.
Our next event is June 18th from 3pm to 6pm. Our group would love to add some extra volunteers so please let me know if you would like to help in any way. Even though we distribute at the Holden Baptist Church, this is a group effort from several local churches. The families that are served leave with a little less stress due to our help.

Serving others is God working through us.

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Elkins: at 816-616-4874 or velkins@holdenschools.org

Card Making Class
CARD MAKING CLASS

Discover the joy of creativity at our monthly Card making class! Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm for an interactive and inspiring session. Unleash your artistic potential as you learn various techniques and create beautiful handmade cards. To participate, simply bring along two essential supplies: glue and scissors. The cost for this enriching experience is just $12.00, offering incredible value for a delightful evening of crafting.

For any inquiries or clarifications, don't hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable instructor, Julie Getz. Get ready to unleash your inner artist and join us for an unforgettable card-making journey!

Happy Birthday
BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH

Happy Birthday to all the wonderful individuals in our congregation who are celebrating their birthdays this month! May your special day be filled with joy, love, and countless blessings. Wishing you a year ahead filled with happiness, good health, and memorable moments. Cheers to another year of life and growth together in our faith community! 🎉🎂

Volunteers and Helpers
VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS & OUTREACH

Just 1 Mission
We are collecting for the month of July:
Sleepers, Onesies (3-6 mo)
blankets
diapers, size 1-2

Thank you for your contributions
Needed: Food pantry volunteers. 9-11 am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday.

Best Choice Labels
Collect your Best Choice labels. Place them in a container in the kitchen.

Baby Grace
We provide diapers and baby wipes for those in our community who need help.