Mission Statement

We, the United Methodist Church at Mint Spring, believe that we are a community of Faith, created by God, bound by grace and a shared sense of mission. As a Church, our purpose is to be accountable to God in advancing the mission of Jesus Christ in our time. We are called to resist evil and to do no harm, to do as much good as we can within our fellowship and in the work beyond our doors, and to be open to the Holy Spirit through Sacramental worship and faithful service.

Upcoming Schedule

Nov. 23 Worship 10:30 a.

Nov. 24 Choir Prac. 6 p.

Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Service 7:30 p.

Nov. 25 Bible Study 10 a. & 7 p.

Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving

Nov. 30 Magical Afternoon beginning at Noon

Dec. 7 Hanging of the Greens

Dec. 17 H.H.F.P. Set-Up 4p.

Dec. 18 Sewing Bee 10a.–2 p.

Dec. 18 H.H.F.P. Distribution 4p-6p.

Dec. 21 Christmas Program 5 p.

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7 p.

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

Jan. 1 Happy New Year 2015

***Helping Hands Food Pantry***

U.M.M.

U.M.M. Breakfast Mtg.

Breakfast 7a. Date: Unknown Location: Unknown

Wild Game Dinner

To Be Determined

Sweet Hearts Dinner/Supper

The United Methodist Men treat their sweet hearts to dinner for Valentines Day in February. Around the 14th (weather permitting)

U.M.W.

Dec. 10 U.M.M./U.M.W Christmas Dinner 6:30 p.

The United Methodist Women meet the second Wednesday of every month

Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Mint Spring United Methodist Church Sanctuary @ 7:30 p.
Thank you to our troops and Veterans

Welcome To Mint Spring United Methodist Church

Mint Spring UMC 1968

Sunday School + Worship

Magical Afternoon Nov. 30 Noon

KIDS come join us and bring your friends for a "Magical Afternoon" on November 30!! Lunch will be provided after church and then you will begin making your Gingerbread Houses. Later, we will be treated to a special visitor and carriage rides. You guessed it – SANTA will be there!! You will be able to share your wishes with him and get to ride in a beautiful horse and carriage too. ADULTS, come and take a ride! The carriage will be here until 2:30. It will be a great way to begin the Christmas Season!

Sunday School Gets A New Look

Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30. There are classes for all ages. The youth class is using technology in their classroom. Pre-school and elementary classes are using a new curriculum. It is more interactive than what we have used in the past. The children are really enjoying the new approach.

There are 2 adult classes which enjoy learning about the way God works in our lives. There are many lively discussions. Hope to see you soon!

Food Drive

We will be holding our annual food drive a bit early this year. Scrolls with listed food items will be distributed on November 9 during the Worship service. Food items collected will be distributed to the food pantry and to our Christmas Alive families. Scrolls contain food items that cost approximately $6. Please have all donated food at church by November 23. Thanks in advance!!

Helping Hands Food Pantry Report

The Helping Hands Food Pantry continues to reach out to the community by providing a much needed service. During our September distribution, we helped 39 families for a total of 121 people. Thanks to all who help each month through donations, volunteer hours and prayer.

For the last two years, the Helping Hands Food Pantry has received a grant from the Common Table Committee of VA Conference of UMC. In 2013, $1500 was received and in 2014, $3000 was received. The 2015 grant application was not accepted by the Common Table Committee of VA Conference of UMC. Based on the church's audit which was a required component of the grant application, it was determined that this ministry is not beyond the church's current financial resources.

The $3000 grant funded the monthly purchase of milk, eggs, bread, and meat for our food pantry. It may be necessary to eliminate these items from our distribution beginning January 2015.

Bulletin


November 23rd Bulletin

Directions

Mint Spring United Methodist Church
Address: 53 Mint Spring Circle Staunton Virginia 24401
Mail To: P.O. Box 14 Mint Spring, Virginia 24463
Tel: (540) 337-3507 ©2014