MONTHLY CHURCH CALENDAR

Stay up to date with all of the church happenings going on throughout the month! Make sure to check back from time to time, as we are always up to something!

REGISTRATIONS

Registrations

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ONLINE STUDIES & ACTIVITIES

Discover Madison Street – Virtually!

If you are interested in becoming a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church, we invite you to begin your journey by attending “Discover Madison Street-Virtually!”  This 45-minute class session held via Zoom will give you an introduction to the ministries of the church and explore ways you can connect and become a member.

 

August 9 at 11:30 a.m.

September 13 at 11:30 a.m.

October 4 at 11:30 a.m.

November 1 at 11:30 a.m.

December 6 at 11:30 a.m.

 

If you have any questions please email Rev. Jared D. Wilson.

Disciple Bible Study – A Virtual Experience

Studying the Bible is essential to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. This adaptation of the original Disciple Bible Study is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule.  Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, broken down into two 12-week sessions (fall and spring).  Weekly meetings via Zoom last 60 minutes.  


Disciple 1 – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Disciple 2 – Into the Word, Into the World

Disciple 3 – Remember Who You Are

Disciple 4 – Under the Tree of Life


Weekly class sessions will be held at a time convenient for participants.

Cost:  $17.00 

Begins the Week of September 6


If you have any questions please email Rev. Jared D. Wilson.

Fall Children's Choirs

Get ready for the REMIX as Joyful Noise and Joyful Sound Choirs learn to praise God in a whole new way! Students registering for these choirs will receive videos to practice for songs they will share during virtual worship. Students will then participate in in-person rehearsals and recordings ONCE A MONTH to be included in virtual worship. The in-person rehearsals will have both music and faith/education based components to help students continue connecting with God and one another. 

 

Joyful Noise

For children in kindergarten through first grade

 

God Is Always There – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – September 9

Little Things – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – October 7

I Give Thanks – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – November 4

Dance & Sing – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – December 2

 

Joyful Sound

For children in second through fifth grades

 

Come, Be the Light – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – September 9

God Is Here Today – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – October 7

God’s Love Is Alive in Us – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – November 4

Immanuel Draws Near – WAKy Wednesday REMIX – December 2

A Virtual Advent Study

Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas

Jesus was called many things: Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

You may have studied what each of these names mean, but what do they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate?

How might the meaning behind these names affect the difference he makes in our lives this Christmas?

 

Cost: $15.00

The 4 Class Sessions will be held via Zoom on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. beginning November 29.

 

Questions? Contact Rev. Jared Wilson

Dialogue on Race: A Monthly Book Series on Justice and Equality

Join Rev. Harriet Bryan for a book series highlighting voices of color. We will read, reflect, and discuss as a faith community seeking to learn and cultivate justice

 

All sessions are held at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the books prior to the meeting dates so that they may engage fully in the conversation.

 

August 23 

White Fragility – by Robin DiAngelo

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

 

September 27 

How to be an Anti-Racist – by Ibram X. Kendi

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves.

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism--and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

 

October 25 

Be the Bridge  - by Latasha Morrison

With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.

A Mid-Week Bible Study On-Site

The Sermon on the Mount

What must it have been like to hear Jesus deliver the Sermon on the Mount? What did his words mean to people in the crowd? How did it change their lives? What do his words mean to us today and how do they change our lives? Did his listeners interpret the sermon as we do now? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine explores the major topics in the most popular sermon ever delivered, providing historical and theological context and using a solid knowledge of Hebrew Scriptures and moral teachings.

 

Cost: $13.00

Begins Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m.

This study lasts for six weeks.

Classes will be held in Fellowship Hall. 

Participation is limited and masks and social distancing are required.

Class may convert to on-line if cases of COVID-19 increase.

 

Questions?  Contact Rev. Jared Wilson

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Creation Care

F.U.E.L.: Feeding Food

In-Secure Children

Thank you for your F.U.E.L. support.  We always welcome monetary donations to F.U.E.L. Ministry. 

Urban Ministries Needs Volunteers

Clarksville Area Urban Ministries is seeking volunteers to serve in the Grace Assistance Program (GAP) as interviewers.

 

Interviewers relate directly with persons in need, assessing for what assistance they qualify, giving referrals, and issuing vouchers for utilities, gas, rent, and more. Please note that in response to COVID-19, interview rooms provide a safe 6 feet or more between the interviewer and client, with a protective clear panel separating them. Clients, volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask. There is regular sanitation and no gathering in the lobby.

 

The Grace Assistance Program is a drop-in center that provides a safe and warm place for those who have nowhere else to turn. We also provide assistance for:

 

Monthly living expenses, such as food, shelter, utility bills

Transportation

Prescription medications

Personal hygiene items

Blankets, fans, and air conditioners

Clothing and footwear for all ages

Children's school supplies

 

GAP hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

You may call the office at 931.648.9090 or visit the website to volunteer.

Hands on Opportunity to Help Feed Hungry in our Community:

Loaves and Fishes’ “Soup Kitchen” serves meals between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.

 

Who Can Volunteer:

You must be 18 years old or older to work in the kitchen. New volunteers must complete an application. Contact Rita at rita@loavesandfishestn.org to receive the application by email or contact the staff person on duty the day you volunteer.

 

Volunteer Day & Hours:

Madison Street sends a team on the second Saturday of the month from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Loaves and Fishes, 215 Foster Street Clarksville, TN 37040.  Teams arrive at the kitchen by 8:00 AM and prepare a meal to be served between 10:30AM and Noon. 

 

Safety Measures in Place:

Currently, in lieu of the traditional hot plated meal, volunteers assemble and distribute bags of food. Social distancing is practiced and volunteers wear masks, gloves, and aprons. These safety items are provided.  

 

How to Volunteer:

Contact Charlie Ussery at bcussery1961@hotmail.com.  

Serendipity Card Ministry

Serendipity (our older adult ministry) has been busy sending out cards to our church family as well as others in our community. Below is a couple of thank you notes they received from healthcare workers in our community.

 

Dear Serendipity Friends-

Thank you so much for the card and Starbucks gift card. It is very reassuring to know that Christians in our community are lifting our health care workers up in prayer to our Almighty God. Please pray without ceasing for us. You have made a difference in our lives today. 

Thank you again, Donna Goodlett, RN

 

Friends at Serendipity,

Thank you for your generous gift and encouraging words. We appreciate you keeping us in your prayers.

We are humbled by your thoughtfulness and will put your kind gift to good use. Caffeine is a nurse’s best friend. 

Emergency Department Nurses @ Tennova Healthcare

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