How to Give During the Shutdown
We welcome and truly appreciate your gifts, however you choose to get them to the church. You can mail your check to the church at P.O. Box 248, Mariposa, CA 95338. Online Giving is a convenient option, via either the church's website or the GivePlus mobile app. If you have any questions about how to make an online gift, or set up a recurring online gift, please feel free to contact me at 209-742-6131 or email@example.com.
The Church Office is continually updating its database.
Please contact the Church Office for any updates or changes to your contact information so we can stay in touch and have the correct information for our database and records. Thank you.
Conference Disaster Response Funds
Have you been considering more ways to help those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Determining the best way to responsibly give to legitimate agencies or persons can be a challenge.
Thankfully, we have agencies/specialized ministries in our own Methodist system. Please join others in financially contributing to the California-Nevada Conference COVID-19 Pandemic Fund so that critical life-saving work can continue. Please give your help gifts to Mariposa UMC with a note or write in the memo line of your check letting us you would like your gift to go towards the Pandemic Fund.
Worship Service, Sundays, 9:30 AM
Coffee Hour, Sundays after Worship, 10:30 AM
Sunday Lunch Bunch, 11:15 AM
UM Youth Fellowship, Monday, 3:30 PM (FH)
Boy Scout Troop 94, Monday, 6-7:30 PM (KH)
Chimes Practice, Thursday, 5:30 PM (Sanctuary)
TGIF Club, Friday, 2:30-5:15 PM (during school year)
UMM Breakfast, 1st Saurday., 8 AM
Fix-It Team, 1st Saturday, 9:30 AM
Worship Team Meeting, 1st Wednesday, 4:15 PM
The Feast, 4th Wednesday, 5:30 PM
Homebound Ministry, 3rd Thursday, 1 PM
Faithful Readers, 3rd Thursday, 6:30 PM
Visit our web page for information and lots of resources.
United Methodist Men
The next UMM breakfast meeting will be held Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 am at Miner's Roadhouse, followed by a Fix-it team meeting at the church at 9:30 am.
For questions, contact John Scott at 966-4328
Methodist Conferences Continue
Our Annual Charge* Conference via ZOOM meeting will be held Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm, with District Superintendent Debra Brady presiding. She will first meet with the SPRC at 1:30 pm. This official business meeting of the Church will include a 'Wesley House Meeting’ reflection time followed by the business. More details as we get closer to this date will follow.
(*Portions of this Conference will be for members only).
WORSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
The next Worship Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm via Zoom. All are invited. Please contact Christina Rouse (209-626-6043) for the Zoom link if you would like to join.
THIS AND THAT
Our day to ring the bells for the annual Salvation Army kettle fund-raising campaign is Saturday, December 5 at the entrance to Pioneer Market. Shifts are 2 hours from 10 am to 6 pm, with two volunteers each shift. We are still in need of more volunteers. Masks and social distancing will be in place. If you would like to join in this festive and worthwhile event, please contact Susan Worcester at (559) 676-6201. All bell ringers are asked to view a short (5-minute) YouTube video - 'Salvation Army Bell Ringer Training - Christmas 2020'.
As you may know, 90% of donations received in Mariposa are made available to those in Mariposa who are in need of emergency food, small propane tanks, clothing, gas vouchers or YARTs bus passes (limited to doctor visits, court appointments and job interviews), hotel stays and unexpected emergencies on a case-by-case basis. Anyone in need of assistance should contact our Field Representative, Mark Ford at (559) 458-5505.
CHARGE CONFERENCE - December 12, 2020
Our Annual Charge* Conference via ZOOM will be on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm, with District Superintendent Debra Brady presiding. She will meet with the SPRC at 1:30 pm. This official business meeting of the Church will include a 'Wesley House Meeting' reflection time, followed by the business. Key agenda items will include three motions for voting: Membership, Elections/Nominations and Pastor’s Compensation.
(*Portions of this Conference will be for members only).
Updates as necessary will be through the weekly Kairos newsletter.
With the regularity of sending out the Worship Links via email, while also wanting to keep in touch with persons using physical mail, the office is continually updating its database. Please contact the office for any updates and changes that we might stay in touch. Thank you.
The Upper Room
The Upper Room daily devotions are also available online at https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals.
Looking for something to do during the pandemic? From the garden, look up at the covered patio area peeking through the maple tree. We hope you enjoy the prayer flags! If you would like to add your prayers, please contact the church office to receive a "blank" you can use for your prayer. The office will also have photographs of other prayer flags you can use for inspiration. The prayers will be out in the weather year-round so please keep that in mind. It is perfectly fine for our prayers to experience the seasons. Members of the wonderful FIX-IT team will add your prayer flags at appropriate intervals to our "collection". Your prayer flags do not need to be elaborate. Questions? Call or email Christina Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-626-6043. Have fun with this and cast your prayers to God, the wind, and the community.
Pioneer Market Receipts
Please remember to save your receipts; these benefit our Youth Programs. You may drop them in the church drop box facing Bullion Street, or mail with your offering. If you total your receipts, please only total the sub-total amounts (pre-tax).
Join Pastor Mark in reading the Bible from beginning to end.
Visit our web page for details and this month's readings.
8 - Lori Vegely
14 - Bill Tucker
15 - Bridgit Fithian
16 - Patricia Oliver
28 - Ed Vegely
4 - Bill & Debbie Tucker
20 - Tom & Judy Gibbons & Sherman & Carole Nelson
21 - Ed & Juanita Vegely
Chimes Help Needed!
Suggestions wanted for hymns or songs to chime. Any favorites?
Call Janet at 966-4454 evenings, or email her at email@example.com
We need help with the PowerPoint presentations If you have experience with creating PowerPoint presentations, that's great! However, even if you don't but are comfortable with a computer, we can use your help. Talk to Pastor Mark Buenafe or Christina Hibert.
The Worship Committee
is looking for a creative, detail orientated person to write short blurbs to encourage the community to attend our AWESOME services, particularly special services. The person needs to be able to meet the deadlines of the Mariposa Gazette and other publications. The right candidate will be compensated with PRAISE! Please contact Christina Hibert if you are interested.
Manna House needs our help!
Manna House has assigned each of their supporting churches one of the staple food items they always need. We have been asked to focus on cans of tuna. Please bring cans of tuna to church on Communion Sunday each month.